Quote of the week…

From the Now Show on BBC Radio Four…

“Frankly it’s been a rather depressing week, I can’t decide which 1980s celebrities I want back less: Michael Jackson or the IRA. At least Michael Jackson’s fans want him to come back. In Northern Ireland even the former supporters do not want any comeback. Especially since it’s not even the IRA, it’s a number of tribute bands.

Yes it’s very confusing what with the Continuity IRA, the Real IRA, the I can’t believe it’s not the IRA, Utterly Nutterly and IRAviva….

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty