This, not that and two bits of the other

The last we heard from this blog, (not this, this blog but that this blog) before heading off to give his Ard Fheis speech was:

‘This Blog is now off to a small room in another building to spend a little time practising for this evening’s live event. I’ll let you know how it went later.

As yet this hasn’t reported back on how or what it felt later. By the looks of things the feeling was good.

ADDS – this entry is now declared a caption contest
Mick: Not it is not!

  • Turgon

    I am unclear oh which one gets the first epitaph. I might have preferred the suggestion Dracula with his brides though one bride was in Brussels on her master’s business.

  • Mick Fealty


    That’s way below the standard and you knew it when you posted it. I would have moved to take it out early, but I am in Boston and it is 5.30 in the morning. This site has a reputation for its irreverence and not toeing official lines, but stuff like this really does, as FitzJamesHorse says above, say that there is one rule of Slugger’s bloggers and not for whomever.

    I completely agree with McCanna’s BTW about this taking the site down into the mire (he used another more appropriate word). To be frank, I am never surprised what some commenters will stoop to in the comment zone. I do not expect to get ambushed by one of the longest established members of the blogging team.

    My apologies to all, and particularly to the individuals featured at the top of the thread. It should have been just a piece of good crack.

  • Perhaps the ‘individuals’ had just got a leak about the potential SDLP candidate for FST!!

  • joeCanuck

    Is it just my imagination or are the smiles on the folks in the pic a little bit wider today?

  • We did get a bit carried away with our own rhetoric! sorry..

  • Macanna

    Glad to see common sense has prevailed.

  • Jimmy Sands

    The feeling may not stay good for long:

    NIO commissioned poll

    DUP 26%
    SDLP 21%
    TUV 1%
    PUP 1%
    UUP 14%
    Alliance 8%
    Green 4%
    Conservative 2%
    Workers Party 2%
    RSF 1%
    UKUP 1%

    OFMDFM Commissioned Poll (Red Circle)

    DUP 30%
    UUP 19%
    SDLP 19%
    SF 16%
    Alliance 11%
    TUV 2%
    PUP 1%
    Others 3%


  • Eleanor Bull

    ‘The Miss Sinn Fein contest wasn’t going as well as Gerry hoped’

  • joeCanuck

    You missed Mick’s intervention. Contest is verboten.

  • Paddy

    Can Gerry take a joke? I watched a documentary some time ago on humour in the Third Reich. A RC (what else) priest was guillotined for passing on a joke about the top brass. Kinda understandable as Hitler had a cult following. If jokes undermine the leader, heads have to roll.

    Do comedians do the Sinn Fein/PPIRA Old Guard circuit. Does any comedian get the guys in the Felon’s Club fall about the place laughing. Maybe not I guess as they would put in a claim.

  • Paddy Were these guys at the conference? If not, why not?

  • I think we did go too far. It is true however that people at the top of the tree are often wary of their position, they have too much hanging on every word and gesture, which makes one wonder: how on earth did such PR conscious people ever get caught in such a shot???

  • Eleanor Bull

    ‘You missed Mick’s intervention.’

    No. I didn’t, Joe. 😉

  • Ellie, this thread reminds me of two occasions when the BBC Talkback folks belatedly took the head staggers and stripped out everything pertaining to two yarns.

    In one episode, direct quotes from Wind in the Willows bore resemblances to certain politicians. In an other, yarns linking fictional developers, politicians, pubs and newspapers also were also pulled by the censors!!

  • I would just like to add that I thought we did quite well…

    As for fiction, well, OF COURSE…