|They have hipsters in Ireland|
Metro - What a bunch of Wallys - over 3,500 people dressed in striped red and white costumes amassed in Merrion Square in Dublin in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most Wallys. Despite the type of weather that would call for warm winter coats, thousands of people – kids included – took to the streets in outfits identical to the children's book character, with stripey hats, tops and black rimmed spectacles. This year they urged people to come dressed up in Where's Wally? outfits at three locations in Ireland over two weekends to break the record for the largest gathering of people dressed as the Where's Wally much-loved cartoon character. In the book, dozens of people are captured in a certain situation and the reader's task is to find Wally among the crowd. He is more commonly known as Where's Waldo in America and Canada, as well as a number of other names around the world.
Hate to break it to the Irish, but they just set a non-existent record here. Who the fuck is Wally? It's Waldo, get it right Dublin. This isn't one of those cases where you're just being pompous dicks about your language flouting how you invented the language either, spelling things like "shoppe" , and "olde." It's the guys name. It's Waldo, not Wally.
Wally doesn't even make sense. No one in history has ever wondered where Wally was. Who would care? Waldo, that's an intriguing guy, someone you want to hang out with and find out what he's up to. Wally? Nope, kind of sounds like a free loading friend, bumming free drinks and asking for a few bucks all the time. Absolute deadbeat.
And second of all here, wouldn't the previous world record for Waldo's in one place have been 1? Kind of the point of the game, there was 1 per page. So it stands to reason that two average blokes could've gotten together in their ambiguously gay, red and white hipster outfits and set this record on their own. No need to drag 3k Irish people away from their regularly scheduled bar stool for this non-record.