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The Day Stephen Donnelly Joined Foster and Allen

While gutless others shivered

alone in wardrobes of their own making,

debating whether to kill

by strangling, or have sexual intercourse with,

themselves;

you strode into our national crisis

stage left stylish

as a string quartet about to fiddle out

on viola, cello, Stradivarius

something by the late Benjamin Britten;

a set of implausibly perfect teeth attached

to what sounded like a brain.

Your intelligence so vast

you had to get the builders in

to extend the dome of your skull

to accommodate a Masters

degree from Harvard.

Not content to be the usual

slight disappointment, you reveal

yourself to be the thinking wing

of the Foster and Allen Party; politically flexible

as a cross-community Belfast brothel;

slick as rubbery bacon; aesthetically pleasing

as a Chicken Snack Box thrice reheated

before nine o’clock in the morning

or a third hand pair of trousers grown

pungent with badly digested cabbage;

but destined tonight to be wildly applauded

in darkest Arklow by those who’ll have

the shirts torn from their backs

when next the market crashes.

KEVIN HIGGINS

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Children were minded.

Minds were chilled.

Oisín writes:

So, this is the now annual Synge Street street feast in Dublin 8. As usual, it went on well into the night without issue. All thanks to Sharon Greene of “Queens of Neon” fame, not to mention Elaine McGrath,  Lex Woo and Dermot of “Mr. Whippy Sound System” fame, as well as several Synge Street residents who each year provide food.

(Pix: Oisín Kane)

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Luci McQuity Hindmarsh booked an ‘Elsa From Frozen Entertainer’ from London party entertainment agency AEIOU Parties Ltd for her daughter’s 5th birthday party.

She wasn’t happy.

Luci writes:

I think the photos say it all. She looked dreadful, like she’d left a rave at 6am. Apparently the Elsa outfit had been worn by another entertainer earlier that day and was wet with sweat. So, our entertainer decided to put the outfit on OVER THE TOP over her own clothes, which happened to be black. She didn’t even bother to put the costume shoes on and wore a pair of tatty black flat shoes. The dress came undone at the back, someone did it up for her, but it wouldn’t stay done up, so she left it to hang off. The wig didn’t fit her and she didn’t bother to put any make-up on.

READ ON: AEIOU Parties Elsa From Frozen Review – Horrific Experience (The Real MCQ)

(H/T: Brock Landers)