Monday 5 December 2016

A dangerous dose of reality

Published 07/01/2010 | 08:21

HAVE we, the Irish, become unwitting participants in a huge, reality show akin to 'You've Been Framed', or 'Naked Camera', except on an international scale? The saga of the Slovakian explosives can only be rationally explained by imagining a team of mischievous script writers inventing ever more preposterous scenarios.

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The Irish have not caught on yet. To give them a clue that we're pulling their legs, let's think up something really, really outrageous that nobody could possibly believe. We'll tell them that the pilot knew explosives were on his plane, but he decided to fly anyway.

And then we'll tell them that the explosives are not dangerous at all and could we please have them back on the next flight.

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