Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

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2010: End of end-of-year round-up

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Hero of the year Sharon Corr. For her outspoken stance against music piracy. One question, who the fuck is illegally downloading Sharon Corr tracks?

Villain of the year The general public for doing all that cocaine in the RTE toilets. Seriously, what are we like? Video game of the year Michael Jackson: The Experience. Careful what you wish for, kids.

Crisp of the year Salt and vinegar

Runner-up crisp of the year Ready salted

Emerging crisp of the year Paprika

You’re dead to me crisp of the year Prawn cocktail

Tabloid headline of the year The Sun on Chilean miner mistress kerfuffle: BED HOP CHILE FELLA. Yeah, they still got it.

Obscure emerging rural music genre of the year Slatted house

Snack of the year Pistachio nuts

Pistachio brand of the year (spotted in New York) Whaddiya Nuts

Advertising slogan of the year SuperValu’s “Real Food, Real People.” A welcome break from their “Synthetic Food, Androids” policy.

Weirdest thing growing on the side of our garage of the year This. What the fuck?

Celebrity mum of the year I couldn’t possibly judge.

Celebrity rear of the year Nelson Mandela

Least intriguing film title of the year The Tourist. “This summer… Johnny Depp… asks you for directions to the Guinness Storehouse…”

Alternative tagline “This summer… Join Johnny Depp as he makes a splash… A Viking Splash!”

Half-remembered anecdote of the year Bachelor from town went on holidays to Thailand. Can’t remember the middle part. But he came back with a “willy on him like a Lion bar.”

Celebrity mum rear of the year Okay, I’m going to the pub now….

December 31st, 2010.

10 Responses to “2010: End of end-of-year round-up”

  1. YankeeMick Says:

    Are you sure thats organic? Looks like foam..

  2. gemima kid's dad Says:

    Midddle guy looks like breffneywhasisname from the apprentice

  3. Eoin Says:

    @ Ollie – is IT something I said when I’ wis drunk you’re taunting me with now, or what the hell is it you’re on about at all?

    @ GKD – We did the full gambit of lookalikes last time I used this image


    The full line up (as far as I can recall) is Steve Staunton, Tom Cruise, Derek Mooney, Michael Cera and a rake of others I can’t even recall now.

  4. Alex Says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more as regards Crisp of the Year.

  5. Dermot Says:

    Yeah, but Runner-up crisp of the year: Ready salted? WTF??? Has Smokey Bacon been blackballed or what?

  6. YankeeMick Says:

    That “lifeform” on your shed…

  7. Eoin Says:

    @ Dermot – Get over it granddad. Smokey bacon is yesterday’s news.

    @ Ollie – I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    @ Alex – Let me not to the marriage of true minds etc.

  8. darragh Says:

    Oh fuck, what the fuck is that thing growing out of your wall Eoin? Is it too late to set up decontamination tents on your side of the Shannon or is the human race fucked?

  9. darragh Says:

    Also, I’m concerned at the increasing marginalisation of prawn cocktail crisps in our society. They are a vanishing flavour and I fear this post is going to hasten their decline.

  10. Eoin Says:

    I have no clue what it is. It’s been there since at least the summer tho. I’m afraid some kind of creature will crawl out and attack my mother.

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