Previously: Terry McMahon on Broadsheet

160 thoughts on “Last Piece

  1. Science

    Why do you want a name Terry? Do you want to organise a straightener. You’re incredibly thin skinned for a man that loves to dish it out.

    1. A person

      Yep that sums him up. “rabid prejudice from the nameless-faceless cowards”. He solved the homeless crisis, but cannot take any form of criticism.

    2. Cu Cullan

      Dear Terry, you can be absolutely 100% certain that when we next meet I will identify myself and we can have a chat about how your opinion put two people I love in direct mortal danger, along with the unnecessary pain 1,000s of other people had to go through.

      1. Sheik Yahbouti

        Ditto myself, Cu. I would be more than happy to meet and engage with Terry face to face at any time or venue of his choosing, and to buy him a drink. I post anonymously for two reasons (1) past unpleasant online harrassment and (2) I share a name with a progressive politician I admire, and would be loth to risk tarnishing their reputation with my occasionally bizzare or inane ramblings.

    3. Ollie Cromwell

      I’ve often wondered about the double-standards of moderation on here.
      Today the mods seem quite happy with a poster calling Germans Krauts.
      Yet earlier changed my description of Irish people as Patricks to ” people of Irish origin.”
      Basically your usual Dub snowflakes with their hands on the tiller.

      1. Nigel

        If you didn’t have the brains of a brexiteer it would be be obvious that the ‘k’ word has not been in common usage on this site whereas your casual racism is entirely predictable therefore one slipped through where the other was caught. Rest easy now dear fellow your footing balled team will be home soon to pick strawberries in the fields.

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          Oh dear,not enjoying the world cup are we lovey ?
          No chance to bring out your ginger wig and blow-up shillelagh and drink away under the illusion that everyone loves the Irish.
          Aww,never mind.The Premier League will soon be back on and you can dust off your vintage Rooney manyoo shirt.
          Come on the 33rd Team !

          1. mildred st meadowlark

            You’re good. Do you do stand up? Can I get tickets?

            I warn you though, I’m a heckler.

          2. Nigel

            Your quaint racist nationalism channeled through archaic ritualised sporting events played by millionaires has never been my cup of tea but I hope your team scores many wickets and your disdain for foreigners is expressed through many chants and nursery rhymes in heaving drunken mobs of mindless hate and disappointed dreams.

          3. Ollie Cromwell

            Talking of wickets the England ODI team,led by that excellent Queen’s Shilling-taker Eoin Morgan,yesterday posted the highest-ever total in the history of the game.
            They were playing Australia,another former colony with an inferiority complex.
            Pip pip !

          4. Brother Barnabas

            at what point, charger/ollie, are you going to start boring yourself?

            you’ve gone from schtick to thick. it’s embarrassing to observe.

          5. Nigel

            Really? This is some sort of other sporting thing that means a lot to you? I can’t be bothered bluffing any more good luck channeling dreams of lost empire into soulless corporate entertainment!

  2. Joe Small

    While there’s quite a bit of nastiness in this comments section, Terry’s breathless narration of events just invited general mockery.

    1. The Old Boy

      Quite. Someone below described it as “cheap mockery”, and it was – Cheap mockery befitting a cheap piece.

  3. Boj

    That’s a pretty long sentence with a wide vocabulary in fairness, so at least he took something on board.

  4. Brother Barnabas

    it’s kind of funny how BS has managed to get one last post out of him anyway

    1. Mourning Ireland

      And comments.

      Still, if you’re named after a chocolate orange, you’re looking for it.

  5. Bernie

    I’d be most interested to read John’s reply. I may not have agreed with all of Terry’s views but he was entitled to his opinions. He didn’t deserve the clannish nastiness doled out to him from some of the regular mouths that are parked on here around the clock.You know who are.

    1. rotide

      Of course he’s entitled to his opionons. Just like commenters are entitled to theirs

  6. Frilly Keane

    shur’ he’s called us worse over on twitter n’ Facebook
    psychos n’ stuff
    now I’m no primrose when it comes to salty language
    but his language is positively gnorrific

    and his need to brag about grabbing someones genitals
    as if it makes him manly and arty

    and he call’s us the cowards
    he’s the troll

    I wonder if he ever called any Main Stream film critic what he’s called all of us
    your stuff is shy’ t e Terry
    accept that
    and stop blaming everyone else for not liking it
    its indulgent
    and lemme say shy te again

    its not my fault you’re not Martin McDonagh
    so grow up

    the fact is
    you are far too needy for any form of Internet and social media activity
    so do yourself a favour
    and shurrup

      1. Frilly Keane

        is that right

        I’m not the one crying and calling the Broadsheet Comment Section Trolls N’Cowards
        here there everywhere or anywhere

        I don’t insist my stuff must be liked and loved by all, and anyone who says otherwise is a Troll, A Psycho and a Coward
        I actually don’t know why more of ye aren’t offended when he resorts to this carryon on twitter etc
        (and sometimes before there is even a comment under it btw)

        1. Sheik Yahbouti

          You’re right, Frilly. I’ve come in for my fair share of “boring old fart” and “vile moron” comments. it’s part and parcel of the wonder that we call ‘de interweb’. I have not complained that people disagree with me, even the paid shills, for even they must earn their living somehow. I’m afraid Terry is being far too precious.

  7. Elron

    You’re as well off Terry. Like most groups, a clique emerges who dictate the tone of the site. The group that has emerged here is particularly odious and toxic. But hey, they’re compassionate. They care you see, and that gives them the right to control.

    1. Frilly Keane

      true about the clique thing alright
      you must let me share the “Broadsheet Troll Dog” series with ya sometime

      I think Terry is familiar with that clique alright
      arms around the lads n’all

      1. Biddy

        You’re a troll Frilly. What makes it worse is that you are a broadsheet plant. No integrity, no guts, fupp off.

          1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

            did you know
            if you take two plants
            talk nice to one
            talk nasty to the other
            only the sweet talk plant will live
            And the other will die….

          2. mildred st meadowlark

            I actually thought they were referring to plants, as in, you know, a cactus or something.

        1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

          And frilly is no troll
          Just a lady with her own mind
          like she said you don’t have to like it or agree but that does not a troll make

    2. Jeffrey

      Have to agree here. the clique here is getting super boring, usually nothing to do with the subject at hand (bit like me now) but what ya gonna do …

      1. SOQ

        First time ever posting under your username… to be super bored. Yup.

        No doubt you will claim this is what the ‘kidz’ do except they don’t and you are definitely not a kid.

  8. kellma

    It has to be hard to accept comments that you are a waffler etc. after you have poured your heart and soul into a piece, but if you offer up your outputs for public consumption, negative as well as positive feedback go with the territory. If you offer an opinion be prepared that for every person who shares it there will be someone who will think your opinion is ludicrous. C’est la vie.

    1. Frilly Keane

      exactly Kellma

      and NO ONE
      NO ONE on that wall of contributors there on the bottom left has taken the amount of negative commentary that I have,
      Not even a third of it

      D’ye see me crying and cribbing over on other forums, podcasts, twitter and facebook?
      Or organising Social Media Ram-Raids with butties
      or swimming with the streams

      this is a pathetic cry out for attention
      and an handy excuse to deny responsibility for the standard of their own work

      if he was all that
      he wouldn’t be here
      he’d be running about with Russell Brand and the like
      Cop on

      1. missred

        Very true Frilly, I don’t see any other columnists throwing fits over commenters, and not publicly on Twitter either. Dan Boyle in particular engages with them, with a little bit of grace and humour.

        “and an handy excuse to deny responsibility for the standard of their own work” – yes, this sums it up.

        1. Frilly Keane

          good way to put it Anne
          fair play

          I’ve never complained
          or blamed anyone

          and for me always
          the comments is the best part of every article here
          no matter who puts ’em up

      2. Kinda sorta

        Every post you’ve made here is a desperate cry for attention. Face it your stuff is rubbish and you are very bit the troll as the author of the gibberish above

  9. Mourning Ireland

    Gets popcorn awaiting the comments

    Hope The Journal picks him up.

    Gets more popcorn.

  10. aisling c

    The biggest cowards on here are the ones who need to hide behind words and pictures that look nothing like them in real life. Whether you agree or not, It is and probably will always be braver and more productive to write or say what’s in your heart, and then sign your own name to it , than get all dressed up like a troll and pretend to be something you’re probably not.

      1. aisling c

        no my name is aisling and i didnt choose that picture – broadsheet did . what’s your name?

          1. aisling c

            What’s a first name? A real one ? It’s a start.
            Let me know when/ if you remember yours.

          2. Yep

            If I was to give my first name, what use is it really. I enjoy the anonymity and as far as I can recall have never used it for evil. If anything it allows more honesty.

            Also, I wasn’t trying to be a “troll” with the sea creature comment. Funny was the intention.

  11. Brendan Grehan

    Terry, I think the readers of bs are going to miss you and your revolutionary prose.. please dont go..cue KC and the Sunshine band

  12. Yep

    I remember really enjoying the article about him and his bro in their youth and a very positive response from the readers.

    It was self-aware, humble, humorous and wasn’t trying to ram a vague point home.

    All due respect Terry, why should people automatically enjoy something you have written?

    1. missred

      This was the only article of his I enjoyed, and I think it was very well received because it showed a bit of vulnerability and the ability to take the mick out of himself a bit. Sad there weren’t more of them.

    2. mildred st meadowlark

      I was just thinking of that myself.

      He received praise for that article from the majority of commenters here, because unlike his usual rambling pretentious twaddle, it was a very well written piece and it had heart.

  13. Nobber

    This is a tragedy for the website. Terry is a much needed anecdote to the liberal hate mob.

  14. Junkface

    I hardly knew ya!

    Actually, I can’t recall ever reading his articles, or commenting on them. I don’t think the commenters here are that bad. There’s a few trolls in small numbers, but what do you expect? Its the internet!

  15. Bertie Blenkinsop

    Like a child running away from home and hiding at the side of the house until tea time, he’ll assuredly be back.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          i was going to say “haha” to that but then occurred to me that frillz would get her knickers in a twist about a bullying clique, so I won’t

          1. Frilly Keane

            ‘tink you have that are sways Brudder
            I’ve never whinged or complained
            and when that “clique” that Terry himself is very friendly with
            launched Operation Broadsheet Troll Dog
            t’was meself and Sibling, namely Sibling
            that dealt with it
            No Broadsheet Staff were involved
            Likewise when Stuff was going off on the Facebook
            Thankfully Fluff is never off that yoke
            so snapped them back into place

            so if you want’ta talk about getting ones knickers in a twist
            I’d look over at the lads ones first

  16. simon

    Terry would of fit in well with a world that people cannot say what they want and question or have an opinion onsite to his own
    Maybe he should join some sort of north Korean controlled media outlet
    We live in a democracy where one can air ones mind
    and that comes from someone who voted no
    Now government implement what the people want and less of this is this constitutional to drag it out bollox

    1. Elron

      You sir cannot say what you want either. You try, but it comes out all gibberish. Go to school.

  17. Nameless, Faceless, Cow Herd.

    Now look what you have caused, Broadsheet commenters,

    I hope you’re all proud of yourselves.

    Seriously, well done.

  18. Ask Arsene

    Why did Terry feel the need to notify the editor that he was ceasing his contributions.These contributions were voluntary weren’t they? he was using BS to gain an audience.It didn’t work out.No harm done.

    1. Frilly Keane

      Look at the replies to his tweet
      That might explain his actions

      Who mentioned cliques?

      1. Ask Arsene

        I took a look and yes there are cliques and there are also favourable cliques/supporters.
        I don’t think you should expect the clientele in a bar or anywhere for that matter to behave in a way that you find conducive to you.Terry found what he thought would be a compatible outlet for his ideas.Some of the regulars didn’t feel the need to entertain him.

  19. GiggidyGoo

    Terry writes articles for Broadsheet, for the purpose of debate. When the debate doesn’t go his way, he’s off. Maybe get a spot with a newspaper, and he can control the two or three ‘letters to the editor’ in print.

      1. Nobber

        Unfair. Terry has a robust style, and he is not afraid to name names. But there is a lot more to his prose than “cheap personal insults”.

      2. GiggidyGoo

        Part and parcel of putting it out there i’m afraid. It’s everywhere. As I say, if he, or anyone else, doesn’t like it, start writing for a newspaper.

        1. SOQ

          You said you would never mention that bromance weekend in the log cabin with BB ever again if memory serves me?.

          No idea where you’d find a log cabin in Ireland mind… Ballymena maybe? Gay sex is so much better when the neighbours disapprove I find, especially in West Belfast. And the Forkhill gay orgies are invite only, obviously.

  20. Catherine costelloe

    Take no notice of the comments Terry and write away. I’m sure people who commented didn’t deliberately set out to hurt your feelings.

    1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

      + hugs
      sure I had a no voter tell me I was a frustrated feminist who needed a good seeing to
      did I cry
      you laugh it off like you do all the madness in this world

    2. mildred st meadowlark

      I suppose he didn’t explicitly state that he wasn’t looking for constructive criticism…

      I found a lot of his stuff contrived and not terribly engaging, save for the one piece mentioned above. It was a breath of fresh air by comparison. And he was praised for it. So he’s angry that we didn’t appreciate his other pieces.

      Fair enough. I suppose.

  21. Ron

    not that codswallop again Janet seriously? was your ego not fed enough on your running piece today? what you are talking about isn’t the same as group bullying like terry had. why try to make it all about you? are you a failed actress or something what’s the story? get it out for once and for all and do us all a favour.

      1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

        ps. that’s not about my ego, I don’t need broadsheet if I need a massage:)
        It’s about my autistic niece and many like her

        1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

          pps. I use my full name so pretty easy to find me and my business
          I don’t hide behind a username… ron/ anyone/ Peter etc
          Well done for illustrating what a true troll is or just an unhappy person
          there’s a great breeze out there take a walk
          refind your humanity

        2. mildred st meadowlark

          Hope it was a success, btw Janet. What a lovely cause, and a nice evening for it too.

          ps. Harry watched. The creeeeeep.

          1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

            he was either the really hot dude in the fitted shirt I kept smiling at or the other guy
            I’m going with hot guy
            hi Harry;)
            say hi next time

          2. Janet, I ate my Avatar

            Will is a hero
            + the broadsheet member who turned up…you know who you are lovely lady even if I don’t!
            would love to catch up again :)
            My Achilles died a death…on ice now

          1. mildred st meadowlark

            Oh how supremely clever of you!You could have brought up the same point on the related thread today but that’s not what you’re going for here is it?

            I’m not exactly sure what it is, but then it doesn’t really look like you know what the point is either.

            Other than carrying on like an angry little man à la Terry.

          2. Ron

            what are you rattling on about mil-dread what thread? I work for a living so not preaching crap all the live long day on the internet like you. vote for abortion can’t look at it can’t talk about it or face any of the facts that it’s murder but let’s have it abortions for everyone whenever and for whatever selfish reason we can think of

          3. mildred st meadowlark

            Wow, you want a medal for that sweetie? Most adults do actually have jobs, so you’re nothing special.

            Abortion has absolutely nothing to do with what I was talking about, but nice try.

          4. Bodger

            Hello Ron, sorry to bother you. There is an existing contributor with the username Ron who has been commenting on the site since 2012. Would it be possible for you to alter your username?

          5. Ron

            can we not co-exist like the two ronnie’s? ron is short for Veronica so no problem but if ron number one grinds my nuts he’ll have to be demoted to number two without crying to you again. Capeesh?

      1. Frilly the Plant the Plant the Plant

        a Mantrum it is

        any objections
        proposers n’ seconders?

  22. Steph Pinker

    Some. Might say. It. Is. A pièce de résistance. However. The poor. Unfortunate. Whose tour. De. Force. Was assaulted. By. Himself. As. His. Magnum Opus. On Broadsheet. Which. Is regarded. By many. As. An. Outstanding accomplishment. And. a chef-d’œuvre. By. The. Artist. Then. He woke. Up.

    The End.

  23. petey

    hmmm … a site that pushes psychotic rubbish like Q-anon … that provides a home for defenders of St Putin and Assad (pbuh) while that gas children … that provides a home for commenters who wee wee on a poster who doesn’t want to be wee wee’d on … whyever would anyone leave?

    1. mildred st meadowlark

      You’re free to leave at any point, bud, provided you get past the motion-sense lasers, the attack dogs and the pool of asbestos sharks.

  24. Sentient Won

    Don’t mind them Terry. The crazies on Broadsheet have literally argued for the right to kill their own children and grandchildren.

    Nobody should take them seriously.

    1. Frilly The Plant The Plant The Plant

      And yet …
      We won

      And more than that
      It was here
      On Broadsheet
      that that final result was predicted
      Weeks ahead
      And as SKY News and the BBC reported
      “Broadsheet called it To a Tee”

      So till the next one
      Or ones
      Ta Ta Senile

      1. Sentient Won

        Gloating now Frilly about your alleged right to choose to murder children?

        This is how crazy you are.

        Your fake-o-rendum is yet to be ratified.

        You had to lie, bully and cheat to get this far.

        And still you’re not there yet.

        1. Ask Arsene

          Ah your only annoyed senitient because the church can’t get their hands on the dead.

          1. Sentient Won

            “rabid prejudice from the nameless-faceless cowards”

            All present and correct.

        2. Frilly The Plant The Plant The Plant

          c’mere Senile
          this was absolutely the right thread for your display there
          refusing to accept the majority opinion
          of anything
          yourself and Terry McMantrum could be twinned with each other

    2. mildred st meadowlark

      I’m sure there’s something to be said here about pots and kettles and possibly even glass houses.

      But I doubt our less-than-sentient friend would appreciate the point.

  25. Veronica

    if you are referring to Sentient Won that is not me. I’m saying that for their sake as my comments are mine and not connected to anyone else be clear on that if nothing else

  26. Andy Moore

    Ah sher your the Gaybo of the keyboards , you’ll be here forever in our hearts & more importantly our minds Terry !!

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