in the street now more knowledgeable than average citizen
regrets not lying about being team-player
to be "ready by Christmas, deffo", says Chief O'Brien
describes personal health report as "fatally flawed"
media report: Where Aren't They Now?
of two-metre wide, five-metre-long Land Cruiser "can't believe this
file of Douglas Coupland's 'Microserfs' sold for $2m
invites Falun Gong to big stadium for 'Olympic celebration'
'liked to touch women's skin'.... Society definitely getting worse, says
of one Analivia Byrne yesterday afternoon hit out at the traffic congestion
in the Foxrock area of Dublin, banging on the steering wheel of her tank-like
off-road Toyota sports-utility vehicle and shouting.
Mrs Byrne, who uses the truck only at peak times to drop and collect her
16-year-old daughter Sally-Anne from school, says she never fails to be
surprised and amazed at "all these other assholes blocking the road"
and claims that it never before occurred to her that she might be adding
to the chaos. "No," she says, "it's not me, it's them".
her daughter at half-four yesterday after tennis practice in Loreto girls'
school in Foxrock, a ten-minute walk from the family home, she explained
why she and her husband, Sean (a solicitor) had chosen the vehicle.
"Well, the Alfa's too big, and the MG is really only for the weekends.
It's Sean's baby anyway and he won't let me drive it. The BMW's a bit
tarty, so we thought we could do with another car. And the 4-speed electronically
controlled automatic overdrive with intelligence (ECT-i) and second-gear
start mode is really handy for negotiating the queues when I go shopping
in BT2, while the independent double-wishbone front suspension with torsion
bar springs and stabiliser bar I find really useful for parking right
on top of those narrow footpaths on blind bends."
Asked if she had ever actually been anywhere near a mountain in her 'off-road'
vehicle Mrs Byrne told The Evil Gerald "My husband's a solicitor,
you know. Get out of my way or I'll run you over. I'm not afraid of you".