Ash Valentine’s, Nollaig na mBan, huntsmen, love

Please spare a moment's thought for this poor fool, married to Ireland's Biggest Dickhead™ for a miserable 12 years today. #PrayForCiara #Condolences #NotOnTwitter pic.twitter.com/jMuDTQadsx — Bill Linnane (@Bill_Linnane) December 1, 2017 Week 37 of the column: Rejoice, cheapskates of Ireland – the stars have aligned and for the first time in decades, St Valentine’s Day, […]

Milkshake duck, Keaton Jones, blogging, my glittering career

Indo col week 33   In June last year, Australian cartoonist Ben Ward, known by his Twitter handle @PixellatedBoat, tweeted a joke. It was a simple three-line gag about a character named Milkshake Duck, the cartoon duck who everyone loves…until five seconds later when the duck is revealed as racist. The joke perfectly fit its […]

Culottes, Varadkar looks like Bob Hope, Malaysia, water charges

Here's that hot take on culottes that absolutely nobody ordered. pic.twitter.com/HMnPbA725s — Bill Linnane (@Bill_Linnane) September 28, 2017 Week 22, how did we get here? How have I managed 22 weeks of writing for the biggest newspaper in the country? WTF is going on?   In the ongoing nuclear soap opera that is the US […]

The clown’s pie, the zodiac killer, drunken foetuses, branson’s pickle

Week 20 of the column.   My parents were strict. Products of the Forties and Fifties when Catholicism ruled supreme, they took a somewhat North Korean approach to cultural products they deemed unsuitable for me. I have fond memories of my father switching off an RTE matinee showing of Black Narcissus when I was ten […]