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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ RandomViewer


    saabsaab wrote: »
    Tosh. Next thing you'll be saying that we'll be going into space!

    Going by the Flash Gordon serials at the cinema you wouldn't want to be going there


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,266 ✭✭✭ Charles Babbage


    I heard they were building one of them double roads out on the Bray road, sure we'll be like America.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,239 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    Any news on Eoin O'Duffy these days?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 309 ✭✭ Pandiculation


    You get a genuine insight into the aspirations of pre WWII Ireland in the ESB archives:

    https://esbarchives.ie/shannon-scheme-pamphlets/

    pg-ss-pr-4_f.jpg

    f_re-ph-36-1.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,239 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    Well boys what's the plan for the summer? I've two weeks booked in Warsaw starting the last week of August. Can't wait, gonna be some session.

    It will be very memorable, but for all the wrong reasons.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,460 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    You get a genuine insight into the aspirations of pre WWII Ireland in the ESB archives:

    https://esbarchives.ie/shannon-scheme-pamphlets/

    pg-ss-pr-4_f.jpg

    f_re-ph-36-1.jpg


    Sure what would women do with all that spare time? Anyway it probably won't get far outside cities and towns as it would be too expensive to provide it to the countryside.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,529 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    Going by the Flash Gordon serials at the cinema you wouldn't want to be going there

    Ya but the chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one they say


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,239 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    I'l be safe at home


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,317 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    I predict by the end of the century, everyone will be using Esperanto as a second language for global communication.
    "La vojo de la estonteco."


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,460 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    I predict by the end of the century, everyone will be using Esperanto as a second language for global communication.
    "La vojo de la estonteco."


    Gaelic will be spoken throughout Ireland as the first language anyway.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,239 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    saabsaab wrote: »
    Gaelic will be spoken throughout Ireland as the first language anyway.

    I think it might be in certain parts of the country


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,239 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    saabsaab wrote: »
    Occasions of sin!

    That's nothing compared to pictures in catalogues!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,460 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    branie2 wrote: »
    I think it might be in certain parts of the country


    Absolutely. It will spread from the Capital outwards.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,601 ✭✭✭✭ Ash.J.Williams




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,460 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    We be paying a shilling a pint before the year is over. I'll give it up if it crosses that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,317 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    branie2 wrote: »
    That's nothing compared to pictures in catalogues!

    Greed lust and envy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,601 ✭✭✭✭ Ash.J.Williams


    User ashjwilliams banned for life for taking the lords name in vein , bishop has been informed


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,266 ✭✭✭ Charles Babbage


    f_re-ph-36-1.jpg

    Note the Schuko plug, no English electricity here!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,266 ✭✭✭ Charles Babbage


    I hear that Dun Laoghaire is getting the automatic phone, shocking that the northsiders had it first.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,317 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    I hear that Dun Laoghaire is getting the automatic phone, shocking that the northsiders had it first.

    It will always be Kingstown to me.
    At least most people could spell that.
    If they could spell.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,601 ✭✭✭✭ Ash.J.Williams


    Conspiracy theory:

    I’m starting to think the farm the esb took from me for a shilling in blessington has nothing to do with electricity and is in fact to supply the bleedin dubs with water


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,851 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms


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    Women wearing next to nothing and embarrassing Fr O’Neill.. BRAZEN !


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,451 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog


    <snip>. State of them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 424 ✭✭ Cerveza


    Is there a pup payment for the next world war?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,460 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    Cerveza wrote: »
    Is there a pup payment for the next world war?


    Payments! What madness, we already spent nearly one and a quarter million pounds on unemployment in 1939!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 309 ✭✭ Pandiculation



    Note the Schuko plug, no English electricity here!

    To be fair, I doubt that was a snub to the English. They didn’t have a standard to adopt.
    At that time there was no UK standard plug. They’d umpteen different round pin plugs of various sizes and other designs that were all mutually incompatible and also had different voltages in different regions of the UK 200 - 250V AC some DC, only standardising completely in the case 1970s about 50 years after the ESB.

    All these things were just products of private companies.

    If anything, Ireland was more internationally focused and just adopted things that made most sense at the time - in that case we landed on 220V 50Hz and Schuko which would become the modern European standard after WWII. Adopting the weird British plugs later could yet be problematic post Brexit if you can’t get a CE approved mobile charger or WiFi plug that fits an Irish wall socket.

    We weren’t as inward looking on technical things as we might have been on conservative social issues.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 424 ✭✭ Cerveza


    Would you doomers ever lay off with the 'hurr duer war with Germany is inevitable' crap? What are the Germans gonna do? Invade France? Ever heard of the Maginot Line?

    Good man Francie.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,460 ✭✭✭ saabsaab


    Would you doomers ever lay off with the 'hurr duer war with Germany is inevitable' crap? What are the Germans gonna do? Invade France? Ever heard of the Maginot Line?


    You're right miles and miles of concrete bunkers and big guns no one will get through that alive. That and the French army is the biggest and most modern in the world.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,451 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog


    Would you doomers ever lay off with the 'hurr duer war with Germany is inevitable' crap? What are the Germans gonna do? Invade France? Ever heard of the Maginot Line?

    There's a rumour they didn't bother finishing it.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 424 ✭✭ Cerveza


    I wrote a letter to Douglas Hyde to introduce free housing for the unemployed, discuss.


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