Month: January 1999

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Blather received this week a smattering of emails - actually we exaggerate, it was just the one - which accused us of undue sarcasm and a careless flexibility with 'the facts'. To assure the readership that we would never stoop to such heights, what follows is perhaps a Real and Factual Account of A Possibly Fictional Hypothesis. Much ado has been made about the great 120m stainless steel spike which is soon to adorn the central island of Dublin's O'Connell St., but little has been made of its importance as a monument to the golden (or iron pyrite) age of Irish space travel. In the beginning, there was the 205ft (62.5m) great granite Wellington obelisk in the Phoenix Park - not a monument to rubberised footwear, as some folk are wont to think, but built as transportation for the reluctant Dubliner who favoured that infamous boot, the 1st Duke of...