- 07 Dec 10
Ireland has been plunged into unprecedented financial turmoil. Well, with Christmas on the way, it's time for the bond holders to take their share of the pain...
Over the next weeks, inevitably, you’ll get another chance to watch the John Landis satire Trading Places. There’s much to enjoy, like Louis Winthorpe III, played by Dan Aykroyd, as a malevolent Santa. Intent on vengeance, he crashes the company party in full regalia, hogs out on grub and grog, gets obnoxicated (to quote Louis Jordan), steals a side of smoked salmon and guzzles it on the bus. Feeling increasingly drunk and shitty, he lurches off the bus. It’s pissing rain. He attempts to shoot himself in the head. The pistol doesn’t work. A dog pisses on his leg.