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You know, a household with money’s a little like the mule with a spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it, and danged if he knows how to use it.

(Heh heh heh… mule)

The name’s Coughlan, Aidan Coughlan, and I come before you good people today with a sofa. Probably the greatest – actually, it’s not for you. It’s more of a… Shelbyville sofa.

What’s that? You’re twice as smart as the people of Shelbyville?

Well alright. I’ll tell you what I’ll do: I’ll show you my idea. I give you… the Ballinteer Recliner!

I’ve sold recliner sofas to Dundrum, Leopardstown and Carrickmines and by gum, it put them on the map! Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide reclinified, three-seater sofa.

What’s it called?

Recliner sofa
What’s it called?
Recliner sofa
That’s right!

Recliner sofa
Recliner sofa
Recliner sofa
Recliner sofa

I’m tired in my legs and back
– Then pull the lever and ease right back!
You rhymed the same word twice just there
– I’m sorry, but I do not care.

What about that green single-seater?
– It’s free if you want it, you exhaustion-cheater!
Is there a chance that you’d deliver?
– It’s collection only, so no, not a sliver.

How will I fit it through my door?
– It’s detachable, and ‘cos of this and more,
I swear it’s Ballinteer’s only choice
Throw up your hands and raise your voice

Recliner sofa!
What’s it called?
Recliner sofa!
Once again
Recliner sofa!

But the bedroom still needs renovation
Sorry, Mom; can’t ignore this sensation!

Recliner sofa!
Recliner sofa!
Recliner sofaaaaaa!



Blueswannabe writes:

Genius ad in fairness!


Genuine, Bona Fide Reclinified, Three-Seater Sofa (Done Deal)


Aidan Coughlan (with Newstalk Breakfast presenter Chris Donoghue) promoting the budget coverage on Newstalk.

2012: Fun-loving, Hawaiian shirt-wearing editor of The Broadsheet Book of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (New Island, €5) and chronic tay addict.

 Today: Terrifying razor-headed digital big cheese at DenisFm.

Progress yes.

But is he happy?

*shaves skull*



[Top: Aidan with his mum at the buke’s celebrity-strewn launch in Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street, Dublin year ago this month]


He’s joining the tycoon shaped like who owns Ireland.

‘Our’ Aidan Coughlan, editor of 2013’s acclaimed The Broadsheet  Book of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (New Island) is heading to the Dark Side Newstalk.

A courageous contributor, some may recall Aidan had a bike wheel stolen while covering the US Election and suffered a dramatic hand injury on the eve of the buke’s publication.

We will remember him as an uncanny arbiter of pareidolia and a friend.

Be strong.



Aidan Coughlan, editor of the buke and no stranger to bike-related calamity, has a  friend called Rachel (get him, etc.) who tonight had her Apollo Etienne 700C Trek 19, like the one above, pinched.

Aidan writes:

Nicked at Sandymount Strand [Dublin]. It was so new – less than two weeks old – that we don’t even have a picture of it. Yes, it was properly locked. Yes, they got it nonetheless. Little shits scamps.