Twisted Firestarters Admin at 8:51 pm August 25, 2014 Oi! Stop. Perishing flame-starved tykes. Liam Knuj writes: “Halloween gets earlier every year. Enterprising pallet movers at Smithfield, Dublin 7, literally earlier today. Still on school holidays!” *shakes fist* FacebookTwitterPinterest Related posts: Evil Clown Pulls Ahead In Aras Race My Biggest Fear Imperial Much? Shock And Awe
Not just earlier today, but literally earlier today.
I saw two sets of kids in Stoneybatter on Saturday around 6pm.
One set had a stack of pallets on a wheeled cart.
The other had a pile of tyres… these had been stopped by the Gardai in a squad car. Didn’t hang around to see what happened.
I think I saw the same ones, they were heading towards the flats between Stoneybatter and the Park.
Maybe they’re making hipster furniture.
I’d say you’re right. Enterprising young men indeed. Urban upcycling of ‘vintage’ pallets is all the rage these days. There’ll be sanding and decoupaging and chalk painting happening tonight.
after the dance in Billy Brennan’s barn?
I am not familiar with this practice. Is that not theft? Pallets cost a lot and are reused in industry. Anyone? Oh.. what do the lads do with them on Halloween?
They carve the wood into beautiful tribal masks and sell them to raise money for charity.
They are also made into life rafts that are used to save stranded sea lions that are suffering from dementia.
sealions don’t need to remember they just need to forget
then put a video of carving on gackbook
No – pallets are usually crap and broken in one way or another. This can create problems, if for instance. a pallet truck or fork lift can’t lift it. Or the forks damage the goods.
The exception being the blue pallets that are made of hardwood, and are returnable, have deposits on them etc.
Usually transport firms, that use pallets have a load of crap, busted, pallets they want to get rid of.
Only the blue pallets are any good, and consequently a big deal.
Yep, there’s a place down on the quays(ish) and you can get a whole €4 per pallet
Harvey Norman pallet sale.
There’s something oddly satisfying about that pic. I really like it :)
It’s got a very strong composition. Learn how to do that, and you can take good photos of pretty much anything. Basic primer here:
Was driving down Dorset Street on Saturday night when a load of kids were running across the road with tyres towards the flats. Thought it was strange as they still had stickers on the grip side.
50 metres down the road I see them spilling out of a garage that they’d forced a massive fence down on top of a car.
Managed to alert the Gardai however the garage owner is going to be out of pocket for no good reason…
Why do people tolerate these vermin?
We tolerate them because they’re just kids doing what kids have done since the human race discovered how to make fire. May miserable bastards like you never change that.
back then folks needed the actual fire. i also object to the rodent comparison though, actual rodents to be fair have a vital role in ecosystems
Can’t say I remember blatantly stealing when I was just a kid. Must be a Dublin thing.
I think your timeline is a bit fupped.
Kids have not been breaking into commercial automotive repair facilities to steal tyres to burn since the human race discovered fire.
Spartancus. People like you deserve the city you get.
In many ways, I’m looking forward to the Caliphate (coming soon to a city near you). Public floggings and amputation of hands for thieves, execution for apostates such as yourself, Jihadist flags for others. There won’t be any pallet-burning vermin in that little utopia.
Spartacus is not the hero this city needs.
Keep on goose-stepping for Adolf, Jock.
Aren’t the fruit markets up that way..
Those pallets were robbed I’m sure.
hipster pubs – they’re coming for you.
there is nothing in them worth burning. beard hair only singes and smoulders and them silly specs, bikes and cloth caps have negligible calorific values
Are you joking?
The furniture is made entirely out of wooden building site salvage.
Sure they’re bloody tinderboxes.