It's easy to get bogged down in the daily grind and miss the stories that are going on around us – but fear not, you won't be left out of the loop in the pub tonight thanks to our handy guide to this week's hot topics.
How the hell did we get here? Why, in 2015, are we in a situation where pubs are forced to close and restaurants are forced to take alcohol off the menu because of the arbitrary rules of a religious organisation?
Well, ludicrous as it may be, it still did – admittedly – provide for some entertaining scenes around Temple Bar as tourists walked around dejectedly in search of a watering hole.
Yes, tourists. We really do this. THIS.
— Overheard in Dublin (@OverheardDublin) April 3, 2015
If you want to sound smart over brunch or drinks today, this is one you need to read up on.
In short, Iran has agreed to begin winding down its nuclear weapon production in return for the easing of sanctions – and while the extreme nationalists there are hopping mad about what they say is a massive compromise to national security (because, you know, they definitely needed nukes to defend themselves), there have been widespread celebrations on the streets of Iran.
Good work, boys.
The King was in town this week… and it was every bit as dramatic as you might have expected.
Nicki Minaj Boy
When 12-year-old Danny from Donegal joined Nicki Minaj on stage during the week, he melted the hearts of pretty much the entire internet.
And you can see why.
The Glasses GIF
Sorry optometrists, your gig is up.
Apparently, if you don’t see Einstein in this GIF – and if you only see Marilyn Monroe – then you need glasses.
It’s fast becoming the least funny day of the year, as brands queue up to present ridiculous and stupidly far-fetched lies in the hope of ‘connecting’ with their consumers.
That said, the day can still boast little nuggets of magic… like this cracking prank played on James Corden.