Barstool Boyos – 21st of April

Yeah, all three of us went for a pint…Shrek, Bugs Bunny and me!

Gas who you meet…

Huh?

Ah, just thinking back to last weekend. It’s really healthy and positive to get opinions, you know…to talk, listen, engage…

Go on…

That chat’s kind of stayed with me…

WHAT CHAT?

I was just off Main Street, when all of a sudden we got chatting. I was in full flow, giving my opinion on banning the sale of turf, rising prices, you name it…and there was this giant rabbit, nodding away, agreeing with everything I said…

Hold it! HOLD IT RIGHT THERE!

Huh?

You feeling alright?

Look, these are huge issues, they affect us all…

I’m not referring to what you were talking about…it’s WHO you were talking to!

Huh?

You said there was a giant rabbit…agreeing with everything you said!

Well, not everything

A GIANT RABBIT?

Yeah, quite tall…

A RABBIT???

Yeah, it was Bugs Bunny himself. And Shrek joined in, but he didn’t speak, whereas Bugs had lots to say, he was actually fuming about the state of the country…

My friend, either you’re still celebrating Easter, or you’ve had a VERY strange dream!

Huh?

YOU SAY YOU WERE TALKING TO BUGS BUNNY AND SHREK!

Well like I say, Shrek didn’t really speak, just kind of listened…

AAGH!

Sorry, I should clarify…I was helping out as a steward at the Easter Parade. That’s when I was chatting to ‘Bugs’ and ‘Shrek’…or to the guys in the costumes. Bugs Bunny was very opinionated, fascinating chap.

So you’re there, supposedly being a volunteer and helping with traffic and safety and so on, and instead of that you’re holding a state-of-the-nation summit with a very tall man dressed as a cartoon rabbit? The two of you must have looked ridiculous!

Not just two of us, as I say, Shre…

Yes, I get it, Shrek was there too! And he didn’t really get involved!

Exactly! In fact he just wanted to go for a pint…

Of course he did! ‘I’ll have my usual, and whatever Shrek’s having!’ I’m just glad we were away for the weekend and I didn’t run into you and your cartoon character friends!

(They pause to bashfully list off favourite cartoon characters of their respective childhoods)

Anyways, it was a good weekend, with parades in Roscommon and Strokestown, the County Fleadh in Ballaghaderreen…

Great! Well done to all the volunteers involved, even those who took time out to chat to cartoon characters taking part in the parades!

Thank you!

Now I need to know…did you and Shrek go for a pint?
Well, actually, all three of us went for a pint…Shrek, Bugs Bunny and me. In fact, it was 8 o’clock before Shrek and I finished up!

Unbelievable! And what about Bugs?

Well, he had a date, his lady friend collected him shortly after 6 o’clock…

She came in from out of town?

No, she was already in town. She was also dressed as a rabbit. As Barry Manilow sang, her name was Lola!

WHAT???

Yeah, Lola Bunny, she’s an item with Bugs, they entered the parade as a couple! (Hums ‘Her name was Lola’…)