tributeyish. Kinda weird when someone Irlanda-famousy dies. You go either awwww or take the piss. Not sure where to go with Gerry Ryan, maybe both. The newspaper I work with did vomit out many pages on the man and though his latter days in media were a bit of a joke, he had some good times. He was pretty much a radical when I was growing up, well radical up to a point. Broke down barriers in Irlanda radio journalism which this shithole desperately needed, but he was awful when he was on TV, truly awful. Always tried too hard, but, hey, he was definitely an interesting guy and that deserves kudos. Anyway apart from that, spent most of my time trying to avoid looking at something small and beautiful in black. A pebble in the sea? NO! A glistening raven in the distance? NO! Darth Vader’s thong? Jesus, NO!……….you know, doncha?