Ok, first I must get this out of my system. OMG, it is rumoured that two housemates from each Big Brother house in the UK and Australia will very soon do a swap. OMG OMG OMG. The UK Big Brother house needs Regina. The Australian house would hugely benefit from Tania to inject some of her Tania-ness into the niceness.

Today I went to the Guinness Storehouse. It’s not actually the brewery itself, but a building that used to be part of the brewery and has since been converted into a very styley exploration of the making of Guinness and the associated cultural elements. Ya ya ya, it was all very good, but the most important part is that at the end of the tour you get a free pint of Guinness. There’s no faux Irish pub – instead there’s a really clean moderne bar at the top of a building that gives splendid views of Dublin.

I also went on a guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol. It was bloody interesting. The most interesting part was the courtyard were many pro-republican political prisoners were killed by the British less than 100 years ago. The area was marked with a black cross and the Irish flag. It made me want to join Sinn Fein or something.

Then I found Windmill-bloody-Studios. It’s covered with pro-U2 graffiti. It’d write more about that, but Henry Rollins said it much better, many years earlier.

Other than that, Dublin is really cool. Wish yiz were here.

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