I have a little idea.
It’s not an earth shattering one, but it could save a lot of lives and would cheer the country up no end.
Here in Ireland we have this thing on the television at six in the evening just before the early news. It’s a hangover from the days when Ireland was dominated by the Catholic Church. They call it the Angelus, and it takes the form of a dull one minute clip of film and the sound is the dreary sound of a single bell tolling. It is enough to send anyone to an overdose.
All I propose is that they put something else in that slot: something to cheer us up so that the impending news won’t seem quite so bad.
I put the idea to herself and she thought it was a great idea. She says that all my ideas are great, but this time I think she meant it. She suggested a one minute clip of a baby giggling or a cute puppy doing something silly.
I had been thinking along slightly different lines.
How about a one minute clip of Cowen facing the firing squad?
How about CCTV footage of Harney being refused admission for an emergency operation because there are no available beds?
How about film of Fingleton living in the gutter with the winos?
I could with those clips an endless number of times and I imagine I would still laugh every time.
The possibilities are endless.
I think it’s a great idea anyway……