How to make money from the Internet — 40 Comments

  1. If I get a ‘474’ i’ll burn it!

    We all know what a 404 and 419 are.

    A 474 = Grandad’s Special Invoice. ๐Ÿ˜†

  2. I think I might try that as I’m broke at the moment. Did you pick companies at random out of the phone book?

  3. Yeah, France rulles, we had a great holiday there last year in Normandy (Mmmm, cider, cheese, wine)
    and went to the Dordogne a couple of years ago
    (walnut oil, fois gras, various forms of potted animals…). All good stuff. This year I have to go to a wedding in Annecy, I was there once before back-packing (rich people, many of them topless and justifiably so….).

    Enjoy the trip, you’ll get to go on the new ferry ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, I have a new gaff, I’m an org now.

  4. Grannymar – That’s OK. I’ll just disconnect you.

    Robert – Internet business directories are best as they give email addresses. Just invoice them for ‘Services Rendered’ and treaten do disconnect them. See above.

    Thrifty – I thought I saw you over there a couple of years ago!

  5. Where are you bound for this year?

    I love the south-west – you must buy Sud Ouest every day when you are there. It’s much more fun than the Irish Times. We even saw un paysan we knew in the paper last year – he’d had a murder on his farm!

  6. Ian – Sarlat. We were close to there on the second visit, and it is an incredibly scenic area. I plan to take a break from murder and mayhem when over there, but you never know when I might meet the odd American?

  7. Odd American? If you ask me I think they are almost all odd ๐Ÿ˜‰

    No doubt they probably think the same about us. And they’d be right!

  8. Robert – They are even odder in France. Them and the British. They stick out like sore thumbs. At least there are plenty high cliffs and deep rivers there.

  9. Hey! Here’s one American you’re unlikely to encounter over there this year. I’m going to South Africa. I did survive Ireland last year, though.

  10. Oy. Pack it in with the Britishness thing. I’m currently holding your folding (as it were) at the moment. Heh.

  11. When you say British do you mean English? Isn’t Ireland part of the British Isles? Are the Scots and the Welsh and Scousers included?

  12. TT: Ouch! English = from England, which is part of the British Isles, along with Wales and Scotland. To be PC, you need to say ‘Great Britain and Northern Ireland’ when referring to us lot. Contentious stuff! x

  13. Marlys – Next time? *heh!*

    E Mum – You may continue to hold my folding [as long as Herself doesn’t notice]

    TT – You are confused [what else is new?]

    British Isles = Geographical term for all the islands
    United Kingdom = England, Scotland, Wales + Northern Ireland
    Britain = England, Scotland + Wales
    British = From Britain
    French = Hate British; Love Irish.

    Got that?

  14. Except when Britain also includes NI, as it seems to occasionally do. UK/British government websites are particularly confused on the subject.

  15. Robert – It depends on whether they win or not. According to the BBC, if they win, then they’re British, but Irish if they lose. RTE of course report the opposite.

  16. British Isles = Geographical term for all the islands Cunts
    United Kingdom = England, Scotland, Wales + Northern Ireland Right Cunts
    Britain = England, Scotland + Wales Proper Cunts
    British = From Britain The Original Cunts
    French = Hate British; Love Irish. On the Cunt-O-Meter scale of one to ten they rate a 12

  17. TT,

    Great Britain is the largest island off the coast of Ireland.

    The term ‘British Isles’ is not recognized by the Government of Ireland.

  18. this is my plan:

    1. Set up blog
    2. Buy draincleaner
    3. ??????
    4. Profit!

    I’ll let you know how it works out.

  19. Hmmm…seems my luck is still holding: i was over and back without you taking a shot at me, son.

    have fun…

  20. TT – Britain = Great Britain [to some]

    OFTR – That will work, but you’ll have to do a little more work on point #3

    Doc – You were here and you didn’t call in to your own son????

  21. kerist, son – no, not the auld sod: i know how trigger happy your are. hell, yes i would have called …at least 1 call for every mile closer to your house and then 1 call per every 50 meters until i stood to the side of your door and rang the bell.

    no, son, i was over to paris for a quick week and back again…

    but i must say i am touched by your…er, care.

  22. Marlys Styne,

    Ignore this lot, they know of what they speak. As a genuine British object, who has lived in Ireland for as long as most of the posters, but not as long as Grandad of course, I can explain.

    The French are keen on the Irish as they gave us the flag. The Irish that is got given it, in 1848 or thereabouts. So when Grandad arrives in his car decorated with this flag they feel a sense of patriotic pride that all these Irish are still showing the flag they where given by the race that invented Chauvininism. Chauvin being a one time ambassador to the the then Kingdom that did include the current Republic of Ireland. (The Wikipedia article is wrong by the way. There were two of them.)

    The French really like the English and lots of the other British, which some times includes the Irish. Everybody needs a decent enemy and they have been at since 1066 AD and before. Some of these defeats were inflicted by Welsh Archers – Agincourt, Henry the V and all that. The Scots had the Auld Alliance which was a French way of stabbing England in the back which occasioanlly went wrong as at Flodden, a battle which was like loosing the Calcutta Cup ten years in a row and worse.

    Another reason that Grandad gets really welcolm in France is a battle lost in 1745 by a bloke called the Duke of Cumberland at a place called Fontenoy. The Irish fought on the side of the French though there where some Irish on British side as well. This Duke won Culloden later in the year when he beat the Scots and then later got a gap named after him.

    Then of course there was Waterloo which is now a railway station where you get a train for France from London. This had all four nations of the Western Isles of Europe all mixed up with Dutch and Prussains giving wellie to Napoleon. The French being on the whole a decent polite people do not mention all the Irish who fought at this battle to Grandad. He being a gentleman, doesn’t raise the subject himself.

    In recent times the British – which includes loads of irish soldiers helping to liberate france. This included flattening large chunks of Northern France. It also involved irritating lots of French politicians. This is begining to wear off a bit and french farmers have only recently stopped burning English lamb as it comes of the boats/ Meat that is not tourists. But should they feel so inclined they will go back to it at a drop of the berret.

    I can remember as a young lad camping in France and being told there was no charge as I was English and the help we gave in the war. Paris is of course different as is a place full of the superior kind of person, a bit like southern England were the patronising twits live.

    Of course, the county where Grandad and i live is full of blowins like myself who have swamped the place and filled the it with raucous accents, taking up space outside pubs smoking pipes and driving the locals mad.

    But come to France, great food, great wine and beer, fabulous scenery. Pity about the people.

    I trust it is all clear now.

  23. I’ve been to France loads of times and they’re always lovely to us. And I’m not a cunt. Or a patronising twit. At least I wasn’t last time I looked. That’s very rude. I don’t need to come here to be insulted. I can just stay home and do that.

  24. My prefered region is Languedoc/Aude. Bezier-Narbonne-Gruissan Plage -Perpignan area and the magnificent Carcasonne. I first visited the region in 1964. It was a lot better then than it is now. In those days the coastline was unspoiled. Now it’s like the Riviera.

  25. Err, also a brit, though I’ve been in Ireland since 1979. I have acclimatised well, but I still refuse to use the word ‘press’ for cupboard. It just seems wrong.

    OFTR, you have been watching ‘Heathers’ too much. On that basis I’m assuming 3 should be orange juice.

  26. How did your tripping in France and money making scheming descend into a debate on the Britishnessity of the Hiberno Isles?

    I like the British – they is good people!

  27. What he said! I like Brittany, personally, especially Val Andre – beautiful beach – although Martin Dwyer (fab Waterford chef) is opening a little place in the Languedoc so I might be tempted to visit there too.

  28. Brianf – Stop using the ‘C’ word. You’re offending me and my readers. It’s only allowed in photos of Dubya.

    Personally, I have nothing against the British [well, there’s Margaret Thatcher, David Beckham and a few other c**ts I could mention that are exceptions]. In fact I have a trace of English blood in me. The rest is mostly Irish, but there is a fair whack of French in there too.

    I didn’t say I disliked the British; I said the French do. 100 years war and all that crap. I find I am usually treated with a modicum of distrust over there until I say I’m Irish….

  29. Of course the worst part of driving to France, is that when you’re luggage is lost you know you’re in trouble!

  30. You would think they would hate the boche. But they don’t. They don’t even like each other. The terror and all that.

  31. Well here’s one for ya. The Aussies would have us believe they dislike the Poms……but they have the union jack on their flag. Word has it though, things will change the next time it’s put to the vote.

    Anyway Grandad, enjoy your trip to France, I’m enjoying my trip.

  32. I spent most summers in France as a child, I have some truly horrendous memories. I absolutely hated it and vowed never to set foot in the place again. Last year I had to go for work and have since buried the grudge I was harboring about the place. I love the south of France and Paris is fantastic, I wish I had been in the Louvre. On the down side they have some mental drivers I do not believe for a moment that carnage on our roads is worse than that of France.

    Good luck with the invoicing.

  33. Nonny – One thing I have found is that their driving is great!! The roads are fantastic and very well signposted. Speed limits are only used when necessary, and French drivers are meticulous about lane discipline. Maybe we were in different Frances?

  34. Or maybe I am the bad driver!! My dad thought they had some crazy drivers there too particularly Paris so it must run im my family ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. I haven’t been to Paris, but I believe they have a different breed of driver there. I have found them to be extremely good drivers, though a little intolerant of mistakes. I really love driving in France.

  36. Je suis un anglais en l’irlande.

    The French don’t mind les Anglais, who go around the markets buying cheeses and wines and who pay large amounts of money to rent property in bits of France no-one else frequents, what they don’t like are the Brits who think that shouting in English is communication and who wander the supermarkets looking for stuff they buy at home in Tesco and who fill their trolleys with cheap beer which makes them sick.

  37. Ian -c’est vrais. The English [some of ’em anyway] have this weird idea that if you shout in English that everyone will understand you. And the whole point of going abroad is to try out foreign experiences.

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