Saturday December 14, 2019

The inspiration don’t stop at the mattress shop

After 40 years in the retail business, Michael Flynn hijacked social media to spread the good word to the world. Connected took a trip to Mattress Land to see how he did it

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

5th July, 2015
Mattress Mick (Michael Flynn) and Paul Kelly Picture: Maura Hickey

A Delorean pulls up on a Dublin street, young people start hip hop dancing, and a middle aged man starts rapping about mattresses. There’s also a puppet of a monkey, but we’ll get to that later.

“Hello. Michael is my real name.” It came deadpan, with the acceptance of a man who has become synonymous with a character.

Michael Flynn can’t get a haircut anymore. He is more than...

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