back to article Viagra's Irish plant STILL giving local men and dogs stiffies (not really)

The near two decade-old story that refuses to lie down aroused interest again at the weekend: folk from Ringaskiddy in rural Ireland complained once more that a nearby Viagra plant was still giving local men and, um, dogs a chubby. The village first popped up in 1998 when reports surfaced that the smell of chemicals used by …

  1. Korev Silver badge
    Joke

    Drink

    Maybe they just need a stiff drink...

    1. Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

      Re: Drink

      You mean a drop of the hard stuff?

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Drink

      Come on, quote the full dictionary of Father Jack Hackett: It is Drink, Feck and Girls. WIth an emphasis on the latter.

    3. MyffyW Silver badge

      Re: Drink

      Sure, even the dogs on the street know the truth....

    4. macjules Silver badge

      Re: Drink

      The only place where "would you like some nuts on the side with your Guinness?" has a different meaning.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What about squirrels nuts? are they hard?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re:Squirrels nuts

      Depends on the weather - in wet years the damp plays havoc

  3. Gotno iShit Wantno iShit

    I don't think this story would stand up to scrutiny

  4. Bill M

    Bottle the water and sell it

    Have they thought about bottling the water and selling it ?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Bottle the water and sell it

      I thought the Church already had a monopoly on that?

  5. frank ly Silver badge

    There's a song about that

    “I think Viagra must have got into the water supply."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84-g3kuJ2cE

  6. wolfetone Silver badge

    I bet mass is fun.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Maybe they also have a debate?

  7. 0laf Silver badge
    Headmaster

    " widower lost her husband two years ago".

    It's doing a lot more than raising eyebrows if widowers are a 'her' there.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Possibly proving that sex is largely a state of mind. Imagination is a powerful thing.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Any numbers on tissue sales in the area?

  10. joeW

    Ringaskiddy

    Also home to a business called "Chubb Ireland" - https://goo.gl/maps/zUqUKxEbyFT2

    Incidentally I just moved to a nearby location myself. Must start leaving the windows open more.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Ringaskiddy

      In England at least - Viagra is now to be an over the counter sale. Subject to the pharmacist asking a few questions about any other medication you are taking.

      Part of the reasoning was that illegal imports are likely to be dangerous to more people than are the side-effects of the genuine article.

      1. Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

        Re: Ringaskiddy

        As the old joke goes, "if I could get it over the counter, I wouldn't need Viagra"

  11. Vince Lewis 1

    Aren't The Proclaimers Scottish

    Unfortunately I'm not feeling witty or awake enough to find and pervert any Irish Artists work. I'm sure you could get Westlife and prick together in a sentence.

    1. wolfetone Silver badge

      Re: Aren't The Proclaimers Scottish

      "I'm sure you could get Westlife and prick together in a sentence."

      Westlife have 5 pricks, so where would the other 4 go?

  12. Khaptain Silver badge
    Happy

    And this is a problem ?

    See title

    1. ST Silver badge
      Mushroom

      Re: And this is a problem ?

      Apparently, if it lasts longer than 4 hours. Although why 4 hours was never clearly explained.

      1. Mephistro Silver badge
        Flame

        Re: And this is a problem ?

        "Although why 4 hours was never clearly explained."

        Easy peasy: If you practice sex for four hours or more, non stop, you run a serious risk of setting yourself on fire. It's science.

        You're welcome!

        :-)

  13. pdebarra

    Since when is Ringaskiddy an embarrassing name? There is a town in East Donegal whose residents don't always like to tell outsiders where they're from, but I've never heard of anyone finding Ringaskiddy embarrassing.

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    2. John H Woods Silver badge

      "There is a town in East Donegal whose residents don't always like to tell outsiders where they're from"

      is it the one with the famous diving club?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Settle down now, Woody!

        1. Khaptain Silver badge

          I had too look that up, effectively that it is one hell of a name for a diving club... made by day

    3. IceC0ld Bronze badge

      There is a town in East Donegal whose residents don't always like to tell outsiders where they're from,

      Muff I assume :o)

  14. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    At the weekend – signalling the beginning of the "silly season" for journalists – The Times splashed a rehash of the time-honoured tale

    It's just as well el Reg would never stoop so low.

  15. deadlockvictim Silver badge

    Sexy Sadie

    Sadie was surely dead chuffed like when the Beatles sang about her namesake back in 1968.

    Sexy Sadie, what have you done?

    You made a fool of everyone

    You made a fool of everyone

    Sexy Sadie, oh, what have you done?

    Sexy Sadie, you broke the rules

    You laid it down for all to see

    You laid it down for all to see

    Sexy Sadie, oh, you broke the rules

  16. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse Silver badge

    Umm...

    Don't let the name of the town get stuck in your throat, you may end up with a stiff neck.

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Time to book a trip to this here Irish town...

    Planning a trip to this place - courtesy El Reg provided travel recommendation

  18. Arthur the cat Silver badge
    Headmaster

    At the weekend – signalling the beginning of the "silly season"

    Traditionally the silly season is during the summer parliamentary recess. However, given that we haven't had a properly functioning parliament for some time, you're let off.

  19. Stevie Silver badge

    Bah!

    It would explain the popularity of Presley's "Blue Christmas" on the pub jukeboxes though, given the vision artifacts the drug produces.

    Or so I'm told. By others.

  20. ThatOne Bronze badge

    Can't be true. If it were, they would had found the bill in their letterboxes.

  21. gregthecanuck
    Angel

    Viagra like Niagara

    Over blue falls

    And past the blue balls

    Seeing all manly men giddy

    Coming home to Ringaskiddy

  22. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hard licker

    Well at least if you get a boner when you see the busty barmaid you can blame it on 'fumes'.

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