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World’s Most Devastating Comeback Leaves Me Torn Between Weeping, Ending It All…

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Holy fuck! Lesson = Learned. How am I supposed to match the Don Rickles-esque comic genius of Ian O’Doherty? He must have a crack team of twelve year old boys writing these zingers for him!

May 5th, 2010.

25 Responses to “World’s Most Devastating Comeback Leaves Me Torn Between Weeping, Ending It All…”

  1. Steve Says:

    Hey, are you saying the “ian says” bubble is dedicated to you? Jaysus…that’s shocking. I mean a slaphead! You?? Never.

    That kind of carry on is akin to pushing over the girl you fancy in the playground at primary school. I think you might have a number 1 fan Eoin. It seems he truly doth protest too much, methinks.

    Also, it seems he’s furnished us with his
    work email address. Now that’s interesting. I know what my lunchtime distraction will be today.

    Steve

  2. gueuleton Says:

    You knew when it took him a week to respond that he was cooking up something pretty potent. But in my wildest dreams, I never thought he’d get you this bad Eoin….

  3. mb Says:

    @ Steve

    Moving from:
    “That kind of carry on is akin to pushing over the girl you fancy in the playground at primary school.”

    to:
    “Also, it seems he’s furnished us with his work email address. Now that’s interesting. I know what my lunchtime distraction will be today.”

    Does some part of your brain not work?

  4. Allan Cavanagh Says:

    Was this published before or after he was on with Moncrieff?

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  6. Andrew Says:

    I love that the Indo have the space to let this tool keep his little vendetta going.

  7. mb Says:

    also butler, lot of time for your writing, but this whole squabble is just making both of you look sad. Give it up.

  8. Eoin Says:

    @ Allan – same day.

    @ mb – I realise this doesn’t make me look good. But he mentioned this in his column in a national newspaper AND talked about it on the radio yesterday. I confined myself to one line on my own private blog.

    But, you know, lot of time for your comments, anonymous internet person…

  9. Kev Says:

    Complaining about Ian O’Doherty is like feeding a fat kid.

  10. El Kid Says:

    I could write some material for the guy if hes stuck. I know all the dirt on you too Butler. Call me Iano, call me!!

  11. susan Says:

    The only way to hit back against O’Doherty is to defeat at his own game. You have to be MORE not less childish than him.

  12. Eoin Says:

    @ Susan – I’ve got a crate of eggs and his home address if you’re game?

  13. Lisa Says:

    Lads, lads, lads. Why can’t we all just get along?

  14. Eoin Says:

    Because this is so much better fun!

  15. BMD Says:

    I was looking through Iano’s columns (shudder) and I saw the source of that line:

    “As you can imagine, this column is in receipt of countless gifts, freebies and unsolicited mail.

    Well, that’s not entirely accurate, the ISpy post box tends to consist mostly of missives from mad people who think they’re Jesus and we have also learned — to the cost of one post boy’s fingers — that anything that makes a ticking noise should best be avoided.

    So it was with a great degree of excitement yesterday that we approached an enticing-looking package.

    Opening the pack with a flourish, we rather grandly presented the contents to the room — only to see it was anti-baldness medicine.

    Jesus Christ — of all the numerous physical and mental defects this column suffers, and they are legion, being a slap head is not one of them.”

    http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/ian-odoherty/ian-odoherty-um-kinda-proves-his-point-2163125.html

  16. Lisa Says:

    Each to their own, I suppose, each to their own.

  17. Eoin Says:

    Well Lisa, if the Irish people had been less conciliatory and more confrontational with the Church then a lot of the abuses that went on down through the years would never have occurred. So put THAT in your PhD!!

  18. Lisa Says:

    Right. I will.

  19. Eoin Says:

    Okay but I want to be cited in the footnotes for that. That’s to go along with the above-the-title billing (‘Eoin Butler presents…’) already agreed since I got you the book you were looking for.

  20. Lisa Says:

    Deal. You might want to remind me of this in May 2013 though.

    Now back to the topic at hand: I think a peace deal should be brokered, you and Ian O’Doherty should do one of those grinning/grimacing at camera handshake things and justice and harmony can be restored. Do it for the kids.

  21. Eoin Says:

    No there will be no peace until I too have fashioned the first letter of my Christian name into a nifty column title….

  22. Eoin Says:

    E-’s a Character… with Eoin Butler!

  23. Eoin Says:

    Leave it with me. I’ll get it eventually…

  24. Lisa Says:

    “E-coli, for your daily dose of infectious cheer. You’ll be in convulsions!”

  25. Eric AKA Bananaman Says:

    Have you taken into account theory that he’s an enormous fat assholey taint breath?

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