- 16 Apr 01
YOU WON'T GET STRONG ODDS ON THESE ROMANTIC PAIRINGS HITTING IT OFF IN 1995 BUT THE BOOKIES HAVEN'T RECKONED WITH Hot Press RESIDENT CUPID PROTEGé LIAM FAY DONNING HIS CLERICAL GARB ONCE AGAIN.
The news that Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley are to divorce is nowhere near as startling as the news that they were to marry in the first place. Had the rumours that a child was on the way proven to be true then that would’ve been a genuine jaw dropper. The first immaculate conception in almost two thousand years.
As those poet laureates of the carnal arts, The Sawdoctors, tell us, “There’s no accountin’ for lovin’ because we’re such a strange creation”. You don’t even have to be quite as strange a creation as either Wacko Jacko or the Tuamstone gang to agree with that. Cupid is no darts champion. He’s a drunken fairground archer with the shakes and a ropey sense of direction.
Like God and the bloke in the Guinness ad, desire moves in mysterious ways. A shy, spotty teenager whose sex life is so bad that for years he hasn’t even been ridden by guilt can suddenly and inexplicably become the apple of the local beauty queen’s eye. Equally, we’ve all seen wedding photos of blushing brides standing beside grooms who, quite frankly, have far more reason to blush.