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Pirate Rescue: Is everyone delighted?

Posted by Jason O on Apr 13, 2009 in Not quite serious.

The crew of the Maersk Alabama on hearing that their captain had been rescued by US Navy Seals on orders from President Obama. Is it just me or does the guy on the far right in the white teeshirt look less than thrilled? Kinda ” Yay…..Yeah, it’s great he’s okay (Shit, I’m going to have to give him back that captain’s uniform I’ve been wearing in my cabin. Damn!)” The guy in the middle obviously has a question, and the guy in the red seems to be hailing a taxi. Well you would, wouldn’t you? The place is full of f**king pirates! Actually, I’m not sure that the guy in the grey teeshirt clutching the US flag isn’t a pirate who realised he’s caught on the wrong boat, and cheering the most enthusiastically so that no one stops and goes “Wait a minute, who the hell are you?” Which, incidentally, seems to be exactly what the guy in the checkered shirt is thinking. Pic by AFP/Getty.


Banks and Branding Irons.

Posted by Jason O on Apr 13, 2009 in Not quite serious.

It's not just clipboards anymore at Corporate Enforcement!

It's not just clipboards anymore at Corporate Enforcement!

Memo from The Director of Corporate Enforcement to An Taoiseach.

Dear Taoiseach,

With regard to my request for additional funding for investigating Anglo Irish Bank I’ve included a breakdown as to where the money will be going:

1. A Rack. We can pick up one cheap from Madame Tussaud’s where they’re remodelling the chamber of horrors. €10,000.

2. Branding Irons. I feel that the sound of banker arse sizzling will do wonders for the nation’s morale. On top of that, one can not underestimate the deterrent power of seeking ODCE branded on a fellow’s banker’s buttock down at the gym. Can get second hand from Iraq. €2,000.

3. 200 copies of  “Waterboarding for Dummies” Secondhand from Guantanamao Bay. €1,000.

4. A car battery, a bowl of water, a pair of rubber gloves, some jump leads and a roll of industrial tape. One  of the lads got a “24” boxset for Christmas and this looks like a bit of gas.

We’ve spoken to the civil liberties people,and when we told them who was “assisting us with our inquiries” they told us to knock ourselves out. We’ll let you know how we get on!

All the best,

The gang at Corporate Enforcement.




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