I hereby propose Dublin City Council for the Genius of the Year 2012 Award.
Why is that, you ask?
[Or maybe you don’t]
Because Dublin City Council has a problem and has used the most remarkable piece of logic to solve that problem.
The problem is that the Council has placed litter bins throughout the city. And people are putting their litter in them, and this apparently is infuriating the Council. So it is removing the bins again.
You have to admit that the logic here is quite brilliant. Remove the bins, and that removes the litter. Sheer fucking genius!
I used to have a computer game called SimCity. This involved constructing a city with all the required services such as roads. As the city grew, so the roads became more congested. The solution [in the game] was to remove the roads again, whereby traffic immediately stopped! So someone in Dublin City Council must have played that game and is applying the same logic to the litter bins.
I presume by the same logic, councils are going to solve the water problem by removing all the water mains? And while they are at it, they might as well remove the sewers to solve any potential problems there?
Of course other departments and organisations are soon going to see the advantages here and will presumably jump on the bandwagon. The HSE will cure the nation’s health problems in one swift bang by demolishing all the hospitals? The financial crisis will be solved by blowing up all the banks [why burn the bondholders when we can burn the bonds]? Our political problems will be solved by nuking Leinster House? [Pleeeeeease can I do that one??] We can eliminate crime overnight by removing all the Garda Stations? The list is potentially endless.
All our problems will be solved.
An it all started with a piece of litter.
Sheer fucking genius indeed.