Friday, 29 April 2011
"Pioneer trail ends as cash dries up" read the headline of yesterday's Metro Herald. It seems that the Pioneer Total Abstinance Association, an organisation of devout non-drinkers formed by a Jesuit priest in 1898, may have to call time on its continuing existence due to "falling membership and a lack of funding".
You would have to feel for them, wouldn't you? If the worst comes to the worst, they won't even have the option of drowning their sorrows.
Page three of the same Metro Herald carries a story about Everybody's Drinkin', the latest serving from Damo & Ivor, the alter-egos of Andy Quirke of Skanger Me Banger fame. It seems the ditty has raced to the top of the iTunes chart, displacing the likes of Black Eyed Peas and Snoopy Dog - sorry, Snoop Dog - on the way.
Drinking or not drinking - we just don't do compromise, do we?
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Posted by The Gombeen Man at Friday, April 29, 2011