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Author Archives: Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and tweeter, yet still finds himself underemployed. Go figure.


The problem with “Try again, fail again, fail better” is that you have still failed.

Revue: Below The Fold

Two decades ago, a Downing Street spin doctor got into trouble for sending out a memo on September 11 for suggesting it might be “a good day to bury bad news”. Since then, the media lens has become even more myopic, regularly monstering a single story for ratings, and ignoring everything else. As the news […]


Will YouTube ever realise I do not want their free trial?

True Progress

The world could do with a few more boffins and many fewer techbros.


Is it still a dogwhistle when it’s deafeningly loud?

Revue: Memento Mori

Not many people remember it, but there was a time when the only hipsters in Ireland were Pat Kenny and Larry Gogan Back in the days before 2FM, even before there were pirate radio stations, Pat and Larry were the long haired hippie weirdos of national broadcasting. So one day, Eamon de Valera died. President […]

Nietzche’s Niche

What if you gazed long into the abyss, and the abyss couldn’t even be bothered to gaze back?

Alt Write

Grammar Antifa are the real villains.


Jabilation: the delighted feeling you get when you hear about other people getting vaccinated.

Revue: Apocalypse Now

The Four Horsemen, Revised Edition. Death Pestilence Famine War