For all our education and enlightenment, I thought I’d highlight this slightly peculiar article which appeared in Thursday’s Irish Independent. (brought to our attention by Travors. Many thanks.)
You might not have spotted it, as it is tucked inside a huge piece of advertorial for the Irish Financial Services Regulator.
The text flows in a Joycean manner, phrases emerging from the dense verbiage like nightmares from fog.
Re the internet; ‘Skeptics say most of what’s there is rubbish but actually quite a lot of it is porn.’
Re blogs: ‘the blog is a doodle, something done to pass the time but which does not demand public display’. At one stage even Pat Ingoldsby makes an appearance. (Pat’s books adorn my shelves and I always liked Pat’s Chat, so its good to see him back in business.)
It ends on a wintery, sinister note. Shades of solstice sacrifice are invoked. A moral becomes clear.
‘A piece of advice to bloggers: Don’t post the equivalent of a colleague’s head into which an axe has been embedded onto your blogsite. Oh, and get a life’
So sayth the Irish Independent.
Update: I can’t believe I missed quoting the best line: “Ever since they put the Internet on computers…”