I was watching a film last night when I had a brainwave.
The film involved a certain amount of pyrotechnics in which several houses were blown up in a rather spectacular fashion. I was sitting there musing on how the film makers had had to go to the trouble of building those buildings only for them to be demolished again, when I had my little moment of brilliance.
As we keep hearing, Ireland is crawling with ghost estates. They reckon there are nearly three thousand estates consisting of 120,000 built, or partially built houses. These estates are not only quite dangerous but they are an ugly blot on the landscape. The problem with them is that most of them can never be completed now. Having been left open to the elements for the last couple of years, they are in a bit of a sorry state, and anyway a lot of them were built where there was no demand for housing.
Can you see what I am leading up to?
Why not sell these estates to film companies? They will have their pick of house designs which they can then customise. When the script calls for it, they can then burn ‘em to the ground, blow ‘em up or generally have a good time. At the end of the day, the film company clears up the mess, and goes off to make millions with their latest box office hit, and another ghost estate ceases to be an eyesore.
I think that is a stroke of fucking genius.
My talents really are unappreciated.