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(Some Wheelie Bin Guy)   It's fair to assume that some alcohol was involved   (corkbeo.ie) divider line
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2022-07-03 8:16:46 AM  
Slow news day.
 
2022-07-03 11:53:01 AM  
Considering the normal is a traffic cone, that's impressive.
 
2022-07-03 11:59:49 AM  
I'm laughing about this more than I should be.

As someone who's initiated similar drunken frivolity in the past , I must tip my hat and say well done!

Even with a ladder, it wouldn't have been easy getting that trash can up there.

Without a ladder?   Pure motivation and disregard for life and limb.

Bravo!
 
2022-07-03 12:04:06 PM  
Wanted for questioning:
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2022-07-03 12:04:59 PM  

EdgeRunner: Wanted for questioning:
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2022-07-03 12:10:29 PM  
That's impressive! I'll drink to that!
 
2022-07-03 12:15:29 PM  
This is true. I've never seen a wheelie bin drink that much before.
 
2022-07-03 12:24:40 PM  
Need an IRONIC tag just for this line...

The first Father Matthew temperance society headquarters were on what later became known as Sober Lane off Sullivan's Quay - now home to one of the biggest beer gardens in the city
 
2022-07-03 12:25:08 PM  
An Irish teetotaling priest who refused to condemn slavery when he visited America.
He's lucky it was only a trash can.
 
2022-07-03 12:26:19 PM  
Weegies wanted for questioning.
 
2022-07-03 12:36:17 PM  

swahnhennessy: An Irish teetotaling priest who refused to condemn slavery when he visited America.
He's lucky it was only a trash can.


Wasn't very bright if he was trying to take alcohol away from a similarly impoverished and enslaved nation now was he?!

Bothersome do gooder.

If he had directed his effort to another worthy cause like displacement of alcohol with food...ok, now we are getting somewhere.

Wheelie bins it is, then!
 
2022-07-03 12:41:35 PM  
That statue is pretty prominent in Cork with many people walking past. Even in the dead of night there is foot traffic. Kind of surprising nobody called the gardai while it was happening since it must have taken some effort to get up there.
 
2022-07-03 12:45:30 PM  

drxym: That statue is pretty prominent in Cork with many people walking past. Even in the dead of night there is foot traffic. Kind of surprising nobody called the gardai while it was happening since it must have taken some effort to get up there.


I dunno, if I saw it it's unlikely I would call the police. I find it hilarious. No damage to the statue either. The best kind of vandalism
 
2022-07-03 1:04:57 PM  

p51d007: Need an IRONIC tag just for this line...

The first Father Matthew temperance society headquarters were on what later became known as Sober Lane off Sullivan's Quay - now home to one of the biggest beer gardens in the city


It's kind of predictable, really. Whenever you try pushing good times aside in favor of wholesome and sensible activities, the good times always win out in the end. Heck, it's an effective advertisement for the good times, because if someone asks why they set aside a particular time to do something incredibly somber and boring, and the answer is that it's to help you avoid the temptation of going out and having a wild night instead, you're going to want to break loose and have a wild night more than ever. Even if you weren't into having wild nights before, the alternative is the worst!

It's like how All Hallow's Eve, Halloween, was supposed to push Mischief Night aside in favor of a nice quiet night at church. The attempt failed so badly, the tricks and treats didn't just win out, but they stole the name from the religious services.
 
2022-07-03 1:16:36 PM  
took me a little while to place that story, geographically.  skim reading + mentions of slavery & wheelie bin = wait what
 
2022-07-03 1:42:48 PM  
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Could have been worse.
 
2022-07-03 4:12:07 PM  
"Where's ya bin?"

"Oh, I bin on a long holiday."

"NO, where's ya wheelie bin?"

"Actually, I've wheelie bin in prison."
 
2022-07-04 6:17:33 AM  

Zeroth Law: I dunno, if I saw it it's unlikely I would call the police. I find it hilarious. No damage to the statue either. The best kind of vandalism


Benefit of hindsight. Climbing that high could have damaged it or someone could have wrecked themselves falling off it.
 
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