BC Piresis a barrister by qualification (class of 1984) but, for the last 28 years, has done nothing but write to earn a living. His flagship column, Thank God It’s Friday, has appeared in either the Trinidad Guardian or the Trinidad Express since Ash Friday, 1988. He has written about film from an informed lay perspective for the same period and is as close as the cricket-playing West Indies gets to a film critic (though he refuses that label). He has written for many publications, including the London Sunday Observer and the London & Manchester Guardian. Since 2010, his personality-based feature, “Trini/’Bago to D Bone” has been appearing in the Trinidad Guardian. Since 2002, he has been the editor of Cré Olé, the Trinidad & Tobago annual restaurant guide.
Thank God It’s Friday
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Firetruckery of the Day
Watching the Donald trumpet his own cause on the CNN Town Hall last night was like losing a loved one: first there was the denial: Nah, this mofo really can’t be standing on the doorstep of the American presidency; then there was anger: Nah! This mofo CANNOT be etc; then bargaining came in with him announcing he’d “do a deal” and erase the American budget deficit; then, when his TV-friendly family came on in the second half, I reversed the last two stages and just accepted I was looking at the possible American First Family: who wouldn’t want to see Ivanka and Donald on either side of his chair in the Oval Office for the pilot of White House Apprentice?
So now the final stage is depression; it could go on for the next four years.