26 Jun 2008

I always thought the shrub topiary on the roundabout near Cork Airport was the Green Party Executive jet, because it’s made from locally sourced renewable materials, probably is carbon neutral and never goes nowhere.

Paul Lee, though, says it’s an environmental improvement project supposed to welcome visitors to Cork.

Only one of us can be right.

(Actually, Paul, is reminds me of the time when I used to work in the architect’s department of a Local Authority. The rule was that on all publicly procured projects, 1% of the total budged had to be set aside for artwork - ‘one-per-cent-art’ as us local authority types called it.

Driving along a newly completely motorway with my charlatan smart-arse brother one day, he wondered what the hell the stacked pile of turf was doing near the margin. ‘That’s one-per-cent-art,’ I explained. ‘Oh yeah?’ he said, ‘and what’s the other ninety nine per cent?’)  

Friday, July 04, 2008 12:46:14 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
All I can say is, I feel such reassurance that there are CCTV cameras in operation around this magnificent monument. My only slight misgiving is that the signs aren't bigger so that they would form a more forceful deterrent. I also think they, along with the black tarpaulin emanating from the ground, add quite a considerable je-ne-sais-quoi to the ensemble.

Friday, July 04, 2008 1:39:45 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Paul, you're going to kill me but, I actually quite like the plane. I really think its funny.
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