The guys at the Vacuum are good enough to keep me up to date with their latest issue. This one is on being funny. There’s a great piece by John Morrow which includes one anecdote of the opening (and closing) of an Irish Music Nite in the old Lido cinema in Rathcoole. It’s asks whether politically barbed humour in Northern Ireland is ever funny. And, rightly, sings the praises of the peerless Portadown News:
In an ideal world the Portadown News would be a full size daily newspaper with pull out entertainment section at teh weekend, and all the other papers would have to share one page a week on the internet. Failing that we’ll just have to put up with the fact that while fiction is certainly strange, truth is a whole lot stranger.
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