Friday, July 08, 2005

Scrap Saturday

After the Haughey documentary I decided to dig out the Scrap Saturday CDs and listen to them again. Isn't is amazing how in 13 years so little changed, and not just Ireland but in the world. The CD features the war in Iraq, Matron Mary taking over the health service, the American airforce landing in battle scarred Shannon, the GAA opening Croke Park for soccer (or not as the case may be), Charlie calling Bertie a man after his own heart, the scandals that are now in Tribunals, Eamon Dunphy and John Giles having a falling out.

In fact the episode where they do a sketch of Charlies autobiography after his fall from power probably contained more of an insight into Haugheys personality than the Haughey documentary.

Dermot Morgan was a comic genius and the world is a poorer place without him.

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