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

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...

You Can’t be Serious – There is something special about sweet...

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September is my favourite month and the more I think about it the better I like it. Ok, so I didn’t like the first...

You Can’t Be Serious . Keep your opinion of yourself to yourself...

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I have the highest admiration for modest people; those men and women who prefer to ‘hide their light under a bushel’. Even though this...

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘There are good goods in small [GAA]...

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‘It is not the size of the dog in the fight; but the size of the fight in the dog that counts.’ ‘There are...

You Can’t Be Serious – Man – the most adaptable animal on...

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I have good news – and I have bad news. Let us deal with the bad news first, and you may find the good...

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘At the end of the Day…’

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I was driving along in my four-wheel automobile yesterday: Ronan Collins was on the car radio and all seemed well with the world. Then...

You Can’t Be Serious – The ones that even Specsavers couldn’t save...

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It is only fair to warn those of you with a clean record that anyone proceeding past the next full stop will become a...

You Can’t Be Serious – Dougie is dead …

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Dougie is dead: The kindest, most lovable, and most intelligent animal any of us have ever known is no more. He died quietly and...

You Can’t Be Serious. Bring back the Bicycle

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Eamon Ryan is the new Irish Government Minister for Transport. His brief also includes ‘Climate Action.’ Mr Ryan is a member of the ‘Green...

How to Be Perfectly Miserable.

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In the past, this column has set out to help people become, happy, positive, healthy, rich, and slim. All very worthy causes, indeed; but...

You Can’t Be Serious – Ramblings of a Recycled Recluse …

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Man has to be the most adaptable animal on the planet. Take this humble locked-down scribe for example: I have extracted turf from the...

You Can’t Be Serious. ‘A sheep’s worst enemy is another sheep…’

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If you, dear reader, decided that you were going to circumnavigate the globe; go on a trip around the world like, what do you...

You Can’t Be Serious. Can we eliminate the Scourge of love?

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Whether it is better “to have loved and lost then not to have loved at all” is a matter for serious debate. What is...

You Can’t Be Serious. ‘That Darn Cat’ 

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This is the true story of a cat and two couples who were long-time friends and next door neighbours. Some names may, or may...

You Can’t Be Serious – An accessory after the fact …

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So, (have you noticed how many sentences begin with the word ‘so’ these days?) how yawl doin’? I’m doing time – even though I am...

You Can’t Be Serious – How would you live your final three...

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As far as I know, man is the only animal blessed with the gift of imagination. Without imagination we would all still be living...

You Can’t Be Serious – It’s good to [small] talk

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Every day we listen attentively to people of wisdom and exceptional command of language on radio and TV, as we are fed news from...

You Can’t Be Serious – ‘God save all here …’

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My first inclination was to commence this piece with; ‘I am not a very religious person.’ This may be a fact, but why should...

You Can’t Be Serious – Putting panic into Prowlers…

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Listen up folks for another bit of sound advice, courtesy of this column. We are all better at giving advice than taking it –...