Posts Tagged ‘economic downturn’

No, we haven’t gone away – thanks Gray for the comment here – we’re busy gals here at TAR and have had way too many distractions of late, but we’ll be back on track soon. And let’s face it, blogging is one those cheap-as-chips activities that we all need now that recession has hit and we’re a hair’s breadth away from tipping into Dickens’ like society. Yes, it’s all economic misery and the only person who seems happy about it is George Lee: the man has never had so much air time on RTE. From Fanny Mae to Freddy Mac (I thought they were porn stars when their names were first mentioned) to massive US Treasury bailouts, it’s all gone very ration book and 1980’s Russia around here.

So there I was poking around the interweb when I discovered that Paddy Power are running a book called “We Predict A Riot”. Sadly this is nowt to do with speculation as to when the abysmal Kaiser Chiefs will split up, but something completely different. Yes kids, you can bet on the following:

What will be the first major City to riot due to economic factors/influences?

New York is the current favourite with 9-4 odds, with Dublin running a very respectable 7-1. Enterprising, wacky or poor taste? You decide.

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