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Monday, February 25, 2008


Well done to all the Irish Oscar winners yesterday.

Even though I thought 'Once' was a load of twee tripe, I'm delighted for the Irish film industry to see another accolade coming in this direction. The local film industry desperately needs a shot in the arm like this, so congratulations to all involved.

Now, I know this is going to come across as some sort of begrudgery or whatever, but that can't be helped. I am genuinely happy for those involved in the film. Even if I didn't like it, clearly a lot of other people did.

But seriously, is no one else even a teensy bit disturbed by the fact that Glenn Hansard and Marketa Irglova (above) first met when he was 31 and she was 13?

I mean, fair enough, they didn't hook up until a couple of years back (during filming of 'Once', when she was 17), but he's on record saying that he'd 'been falling in love with her for a long time, but I kept telling myself she's just a kid.'

No one else is a little grossed out by that? Okay, must just be me then.

Well done again to all concerned.


The Hangar Queen said...

I heard it on the radio this morning that she was only 19 and I nearly swerved off the road.

I knew she was young but fucksake like.

Joining us for debauchery on Friday?

JC Skinner said...

Isn't it on Saturday? I think I'll be there alright.

The Hangar Queen said...

There's a wee get together being planned for the Friday night too.

I only have the two nights in town so I'm maximizing my event horizon with multiple interface iterations.

JC Skinner said...

Ooh, do tell. Dunno if I can make Friday, but it might be fun to try!

The Hangar Queen said...

Email me for the details.


Stephen said...

Elvis first met Priscilla while she was 14, Charlie Chaplin married two 16 year olds, his last wife was 17 a tthe time of the marraige. He was 54. Which isn't to condone the behaviour or to make it any less creepy, but just to say it's not unheard of.