Participants in the ‘world’s longest debate’ organised by the Literary and Debating Society in the former University College Galway which ran for the entire month of February in 1995, including John Sweeney, Dave Finn and Aonghus O Domhnaill (pic 2)
They talked for 627 hours.
In stonewashed denim.
Mary Cosgrove writes:
“I was wondering if you could help us find people who lost 28 days of their lives to the world’s longest continuous debate in UCG (as it then was) almost 20 years ago. If any of the Broadsheeters have only a vague memory of February 1995, and that involves discussing ornamental fish, Joe Dolan and the phrase “keep talking”, we want them to get in touch at the Facebook page below.”
As host of last weekend’s Saturday Night Live, Dana Carvey gave Wayne’s World fans a rare treat by convening a long overdue reunion with Mike Myers. The pair first appeared on the show as Wayne and Garth on SNL in the late 80s.
Myers is 47. Carvey is 55. If you squint, neither one appears to have aged a day.
This week at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, the original cast of The Breakfast Club (without Emilio Estevez) reunited for a special 25th anniversary screening of John Hughes’s cult classic. Actually, they’re all holding together fairly well. Apart from Judd Nelson. Who looks a bit like Sam Smyth now.