50 Shades of Irish


Sunday’s Irish Independent is like most Sunday newspapers.  It’s heavy.

I have written about both the Irish Times and the Independent in the past and have complimented their in depth reporting and creative and colorful writing styles.  

50 Shades of Grey, the movie hit the Irish screens this week and I do believe that the Sunday Independent had 50 stories on the book and the movie.  It even made the sports page with “50 Shades of 6 Nations”  (Rugby tournament)

Fifty Shades Of Grey – Official Trailer (Universal Pictures) HD …

5o shades pic

I think it’s an Irish thing.  The Catholic Church has historically repressed anything about sex for so long  and as a result, “today’s Ireland” has produced a sexual  explosion that keeps on coming.

Aside from the movie, I understand that Woodies (Ireland’s equivalent to Home Depot) has had a “run” on cable ties and consequently will be making a video on the various uses of same.

Not sure if tie wraps are the same as cable ties but I do know that you can fix anything with tie wraps and duck tape.


Some of the leads on the articles were “Fifty shades of bleedin Grey north Dublin style” “Cable ties?  That’s up to Brian” “It’s a bit Greyish” and “What ever happened to flowers and chocolates?”

grey quote

There you go…the word “bit” finds its way into all conversations and/or writing over here.  I have a “bit” of a head from last night…must of been a bad batch.

 The  film adaptation of the S&M blockbuster  includes an alternate version of Beyonce‘ and Jay Z’s “Crazy in Love”

Beyoncé – Crazy In Love ft. JAY Z – YouTube




The paper even ran an advertisement on what happens next…?  and how to get your free book “Fifty Shades Darker”.

I think “Woodies” should sponsor a contest …free book as well, for incorporating the most creative use of duck tape and tie wraps for sexual practices involving bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism.  Woodies and 50 Shades … nice match.

After you see the movie and want to discover what happens next, you can pick up a free copy of the sequel, 50 Shades Darker with the Sunday Independent on 22 February, while stocks last in participating Tesco stores in ROI only.

If you purchase the newspaper elsewhere, you’ll find a token on page 2 of your newspaper, which you can bring to Tesco and collect your book, as long as stocks last. Extra copies in Buncrana. Forget red roses this year, it’s going to be all about the red room.

What’s up with the “bit” about extra copies in Buncrana. I must visit there soon.


 I guess I’ll have to read the book or see the movie to find out if duck tape comes into play.


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