Flynn Takes An
Expensive Tumble

By Irish America Staff
April / May 2006

2005 Top 100 honoree and author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, smashed a set of 300-year-old Chinese vases after falling down a flight of stairs. The three vases were prize possessions of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, for over 40 years and were valued at $175,000. The 42-year-old writer, a frequent visitor to the museum, claimed the incident was the result of a faulty shoelace. Flynn was quoted in The New York Times as saying, “I snagged my shoelace, missed the step and crash, bang, wallop there were a million pieces of high-quality Qing ceramics lying around underneath me.” Maybe Nick should invest in a pair of loafers! ♦

Leave a Reply




Share



More Articles

President Mary McAleese’s Address to 9/11 Heroes

March 14 2002/New York Plaza Hotel: President Mary McAleese addresses the audience at Irish America’s salute...

More

News: Sinn Féin Surge
in Irish Election

The Irish people went to the polls on February 8 to elect a new government. Almost a month later, that government has...

More

News: Ireland’s Best
Vacation Destinations

The best hotel and tourism operators in Ireland were recently recognized at the 30th CIE Tours International Awards of...

More

News: Museum of
Literature Opens in Dublin

Ireland has a new landmark cultural institution. The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) on St. Stephen’s Green in...

More