The Life and Times in Carrigaline: September 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Women's Magazines - Vacuous Claptrap

I noticed these two magazines lying on the table in my living room. Now Carrigaliner isn't as quick as he used to be, but the glaring contradiction between the two boxed items on the magazine covers hitted me like a bag of cinder blocks.




If I replaced my girlfriends Closer magazine with the much more excellent Happy_Woman magazine, would the magazine content be any more ludicrous?

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De Backlan's


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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Magners or Bulmers?

Took this piccy while in Tesco's. Interesting to see that U.K. branded Magners has found it's way to Ireland. Either we Irish can't get enough of the stuff, or the Brits aren't swallowing the multi-million Euro advertising campaign that has been unleashed accross the water.


Interesting to note what C&C would make of Tesco damaging the brand awareness of Bulmers cider by introducing a copy. Perhaps they couldn't give a toss as they hope to flog the company anyway.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Amusement Machine Licence Duty

While on a trip to a fast food joint, I noticed this little sticker afixed to the amusement machines. Doing some research, I learned that it's a statutory requirement for all amusement machines to be licensed at the cost of €125 per year, per machine.



Further inspection of the snap I took yields the information that this particular licencee is not up to date (as of 22nd of September 2007) with the licence!



I wonder how long Joe Public would last if they decided not to pay Motor Tax or the T.V. Licence fee?

More information on the Amusement Machine Licence Duty peice of legislation can be found here.

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Eddie Hobbs - Me and your Money


Quick! Remortgage the house so you can take advantage of this unique opportunity to invest in Eddie's retirement fund, oops, I mean Pan-European Property Fund! Now with extra gearing!

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