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“You Can’t be Serious” is a column written by Bernie Comasky.

You Can’t Be Serious – Loneliness is the silent killer

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It’s funny how some totally insignificant item can lodge in your brain and remain there. A very long time ago, I remember coming across a...

You Can´t Be Serious – Being different does make a difference

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Being different can be good and being different can be bad. The one certainty is that being different is rarely easy. The hardest time to...

You Can’t Be Serious – We are now the second-fattest people in...

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There is a four-letter word in common usage these days; a word that we as children would be made wash our mouth out with...

You Can’t Be Serious – Protecting ‘the truth in the news’.

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There was a time when a person being caught out in a lie would at the very least feel embarrassed. Then if a politician...

You Can’t Be Serious – Everyone needs an understudy

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You don’t hear much talk nowadays about your guardian angel. When I was going to school we were taught about the big part our...

You Can’t Be Serious – Is life just a game of chance?

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Heads up everyone. This week we have a ‘ceist test’ for you, which you need to consider carefully before venturing an answer. We will...

You Can’t Be Serious – I come from a parlour-perfect family.

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There are many things which I could not understand as a child which subsequently became clear with the onset of adulthood. Then there are...

You Can’t Be Serious – Not all Landlords are Louts …

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A report on RTE news yesterday told us that house prices have increased by 13 per cent in rural Ireland. There are a number...

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘Use your Imagination …’

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Imagination is quite possibly a unique human ability and it comes in a few different forms. It is generally referred to mean creativity but...

Shaving is a man’s game. You Can’t Be Serious

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There are more than a few nervous milestones along the quivering pathway that leads from boyhood into manhood. The first kiss with a girl...

You Can’t Be Serious – Trying to sort the ‘thing’ in the...

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I was ‘doodling’ the Internet the other evening, or is it ‘browsing’ you call it? Anyway, somewhere between ‘Big Russian lady seeks hardy Westmeath...

You Can’t Be Serious. “Golden Oldie”…. I Don’t Think So!

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This is an announcement: You can agree or disagree as always, dear reader, but this column is never afraid to stand up for what...

You Can’t Be Serious – Michael D is the man for Me!

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I watched our president being interviewed by Ryan Tubridy on the occasion of his 80th birthday. I was, and not for the first time,...

You Can’t Be Serious – It feels so fab to nab a...

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There I was in the shed … Actually, if you don’t mind, we’ll leave the shed for the moment and come back to it...

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘The cat came back …’

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Alas, dear readers, this week’s column is even more cat than usual. In fact, it is all cat. This is the story of a...

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘Floggin’ a dead horse …’

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Richard Baker was the face of BBC TV news for around thirty years. Like our own Charles Mitchell of RTE over the same era,...

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘When things get back to Normal …?’

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Several times a day now we hear someone mention about ‘things getting back to normal.’ I too have been thinking about ‘getting back to...

You Can’t Be Serious – Prolific pancakes and a plethora of penance...

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I am penning this on Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Night. I am full as a ‘pinkeen’ of heavily drizzled (I hope that ‘drizzled’ is...

You can’t be serious. – Wisdom  on tap.

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“It’s a ‘fret’ all you can learn in a pub”; thus speaks a man I know round home. I suspect though, that the man...

Frontline workers and our last line of Defence…

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You Can’t Be Serious - Frontline workers and our last line of Defence…I read recently where somebody said; ‘if there are angels in heaven,...

You Can’t Be Serious – Constantly counting calories is all a cod

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I read somewhere last week that a person needs to walk six miles to burn up the calories from drinking one can of coke....

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘Sweet dreams Baby’ … or sour nightmare...

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Think about all the songs that are about dreams: Lovely songs – lovely dreams. ‘I’ll see you in my dreams’. ‘Sweet dreams Baby’. ‘Sweet...

You Cant’t Be Serious – It’s always better to have a...

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How we confront our last few moments on earth is always of great interest to those left behind. The subject is a grave one;...

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘Taking the Knee in 1955 …’

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George Floyd’s life was snuffed out in the most grotesque manner and his horrendous murder carried live on TV for all the world to...

You Can’t Be Serious. Enjoy your ‘Best Christmas…’

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Bing Crosby dreamt of a ‘White Christmas - just like the ones he used to know.’ This humble scribe isn’t dreaming of a white...

You Can’t Be Serious – Go with your gut feeling and make...

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When people talk of ‘impulsive decisions’, they generally use a tone of disapproval – as if there is something inherently wrong with making a...

You Can’t Be Serious – Make “waits” along your journey

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I was walking home with my newspaper the other morning when I got a flashback to when I was a young boy walking to...

You can’t be serious – A friend …

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‘A friend in need is a friend indeed – or ‘a friend in need is a damn nuisance’ … take your pick, but a...

You can’t be serious – The blind spot

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I have a slight defect. Loath as I am to admit it, I have a blind spot. This blind spot manifests itself in a...

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘…’

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I knew a man once upon a time who liked to ‘take a drink.’ John also liked to philosophise a bit – mostly about...