I’m going to have a little rant. Feel free to turn away now.
Rant 1 – Spin South West.
I used to listen to 2FM all the time. I knew the schedule off by heart and loved all the presenters. Then 2FM reorganised their schedule and put Hector on first thing in the morning. Hector! I think he is the most irritating man in Ireland and cannot bear to listen to him. As such I switched over to Spin South West, a station which broadcasts from Limerick.
Now I was never that keen on Spin South West, especially since I once heard a newsreader refer to the government as ‘Brian Cowen and his posse’, but they don’t do much talking and they play upbeat music so it does me for the drive into work.
Today the newsreader commented on a tweet from Steve Martin. In it he said ‘Home from the Oscars. I enjoyed working with Anne Hathaway. Never knew she was Shakespeare’s wife. Watching tape. I don’t look like myself.’ The newsreader and presenter thought this was hilarious because they couldn’t figure out why he said he never knew Anne Hathaway was Shakespeare’s wife. They eventually decided it was because Anne Hathaway once played Shakespeare’s wife in a film. It wouldn’t be because Shakespeare’s wife also happened to be called Anne Hathaway, no? Also, Anne Hathaway the actress never played Anne Hathaway the wife in a film.
Rant 2 – Limerick County Council.
Coming into work this morning I discovered that Limerick County Council had installed 3 speed bumps in the space of 300 metres on Plassey Park Road. These speed bumps come directly after a roundabout and a pedestrian crossing. I always thought speed bumps were there to slow people down but people wouldn’t have managed to increase their speed after coming off the roundabout at the point the speed bumps start.
What really annoys me about these speed bumps is that Plassey Park Road goes on for another 1.5km without any more speed bumps. It goes past 2 entrances to UL, an entrance to a primary school and numerous estates and nobody obeys the 50km speed but Limerick County Council put 3 speed bumps along a section of road where people are either just speeding up after coming off a roundabout or slowing down for the roundabout. At 5pm traffic going on to the roundabout will be backed up way past those speed bumps too so I really don’t see the point of them.
Well done Limerick County Council!
That’s my rant done for the week. I like to get my rant out of the way nice and early so I can get on with my week.