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Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 23 December 1983

A TYPICAL SUNDAY afternoon in New York's Central Park. Horse drawn carriages sweep by full of tourists. Armies of joggers with headphones stream down every pathway. A swarm of rollerskaters swirl and pirouette round a ghetto blaster tuned to a funky New York station. Leaning against a nearby tear, a man stares thoughtfully over the midtown Manhattan skyline. His carrier bag bears a haphazard felt-tip legend: "God created whisky and beer to stop the Irish ruling the world – FACT!"

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