19 thoughts on “The Likes Of Him Will Never Be There Again

  1. Tony

    The man was a comedic genius. I have burst out laughing so many times reading and rereading his books. G’wan the Myles!

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    1. Rob_G

      AFAIR a story about him is that he would have two overcoats in work: he would go in in the morning and hang one up on the coat-stand so that that people would assume he was working, and he would put on the other one and slip out to the pub.

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      1. Paulus

        Myles had a good retort for those who would accuse him of drinking during the (working) day:

        When someone would say, “I saw you going into the White Horse”
        Myles would correct him saying;
        “You mean you saw me coming into the White Horse”

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      2. Otis Blue

        Ha, I’ll tip a hat to that man.

        Back when I joined the corporate world straight out of Uni, as is generally the case, employee’s were required to key in. Time worked was flexi but with core hours of about 4 hours a day. I’d regularly key in and then head off for the day to idle as I wished elsewhere. In my time there, I never once worked up a week’s core hours. Eventually, after 18 months or so, I was rumbled. A cordial chat was had and we all agreed that my corporate future lay elsewhere. It did.

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  2. Otis Blue

    Fun Fact: Brother Barnabas was a pseudonym used by Brian O’Nolan during the 1930’s.

    His namesake, a randy cove and all-round legend, appears missing from these parts. We’re all the poorer for it.

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  3. SB

    The wife’s granny used to work with him and had some very entertaining stories, mostly revolving around him and alcohol. I vaguely remember one where she was trying to keep him under the table during some state dinner or something, feeding him with more whiskey so he wouldn’t make a show of the country by emerging.

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  4. Rosette of Sirius

    As a chisler, I was always fascinated by Eamon Morrissey’s The Brother which was of course inspired by his writing. Probably because it had my Dad in a heap from laughing. It was that that amazing one man show that piqued my interest in O’Brien and I’ve read and reread his books and writings over the years.

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