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The Ryan Tubridy "Pointing" Thread.

  • 05-04-2022 11:27pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,150 ✭✭✭mistersifter

    As many posters have observed over the years, Ryan Tubridy LOVES nothing better than a good aul spot of pointing. It's his go-to pose for photos. And a bloody brilliant pose it is too!

    Show the man a camera and, as sure as a squirrel will climb a tree, he'll get those famous fingers wagging at whatever the hell has been lucky enough to grab his attention. It could be a celebrity, a simple peasant, or even a sick person. The likes of Boy George, Niall Horan and the helicopter pilot who flew him to Croagh Patrick free of charge have all been on the receiving end of Tubridy's dainty digits.

    And it's not just humans the Toyman enjoys pointing at. For the bargain fee of 500 thousand euros per year, his adoring audience gets to witness some seriously versatile signalling. I'm talking about our attention being drawn towards totally bonkers and intriguing objects like the London Eye, which lets us know that our hero is overseas on one of his vital and (thankfully) fully-expensed "school tours".

    Occasionally, he'll even point towards mysterious things beyond the line of vision of normal folk. This is great because, when he points at stuff far out over the cliffs of SoCoDu, we have the privilege of imagining the world as the ToyMan sees it - WOW!

    Conspiracy nutjobs have argued that the pointing is some sort of ancient D4 signal system used to communicate secret messages to friends including Dermot Bannon and Amy Huberman. Other internet bullies reckon Hobiddy has misinterpreted requests for him to "get his finger out" while on the job.

    In reality though, what we're dealing with here is a gesture of humility and selflessness the likes of which we have never experienced as a nation. Think about it: without the pointing, how would we be able to take our eyes off Tubs long enough to realise there are other people present beside our most beloved public servant? How would photographers know not to focus entirely on the main man himself - the King of Montrosia?

    It's high time we have a thread dedicated to the hardest working finger in Ireland, so I'll start with this one: