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Irish S-Town listeners are having the same thought every time 'horology' is mentioned

A HOROLOGIST. No spoilers here.

OVER THE PAST week, people have been getting stuck into to S-Town, the addictive new podcast from the makers of Serial.

The story centres on John B MacLemore, a man from a ‘sh*t town’ in the backarse of Alabama who fixes antique clocks for a living.

He contacts reporter Brian Reed for help in investigating some local mysteries, and what emerges is a story with many twists and turns (none of which shall be divulged here).

At one point in the podcast, Brian admits that he didn’t know what horology – the study of time and/or clocks – was before he met John.

To which everyone in Ireland replied: “WELL WE DID ACTUALLY, BRIAN.”

Source: RTÉ - IRELAND’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA/YouTube

We are, of course, referring to the legendary John Joe Brennan, who introduced the country to horology during his appearance on the Late Late Toy Show in 2009.

Ryan: What do you want to be when you grow up?
John Joe: A horologist.
Ryan: A neurologist?
John Joe: A horologist!

People up and down the country are listening to this podcast and remembering little John Joe:

enertwe Source: Twitter/@EmerTheScreamer

Will we ever truly be over John Joe, as a nation? We think not.

TO FIX CLOCKS, YES. :’)

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