“It’s certainly part of the way we carry on, particularly in the country. I think it's those long winter nights you know, you have to do something. My mother’s from Dublin, but my father was from Tipperary, and when she was there they would tell her the most outrageous stories, pokerfaced. And it took her a while to realize they were having a bit of fun. But there is a sense of mischief, and a bit of confrontation. It just makes the day go round, you know.”—Brendan Gleeson, star of the upcoming The Guard, quoted in Stephen Whitty, “Typically on ‘Guard’: In a Rare Starring Role, Brendan Gleeson Sinks Into the Emerald Isle’s Gloomy Gestalt,” The Star Ledger (Newark, NJ), August 1, 2011
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