Some wounds don’t heal

I came across this site called which has an article on LOTR and the impact that WWI had on Tolkien and the books. It makes for an interesting read, and a lovely review of both the books and the films. In essence the article argues that the message we should take from LOTR is […]

Sligo blocade

“A blockade by farmers of one of Sligo’s most scenic beauty spots has been threatened by North Sligo farmer, Andy McSharry in what would be a dramatic escalation of the dispute between hillwalkers and landowners in the county.” as reported in The Sligo Champion. – I’m not really that sure where I stand on this […]

Happy New Year

I was born in the Year Of The Ram: “The Year Of The Ram 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 People born in the Year of Ram are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. They seem to be, at first glance, better off than those born in the zodiac’s other years. But […]

Friday Five

You know I always mean to do these on a Friday, but then I forget and so don’t bother. Well this week, despite the fact that it is now Wed I decided what the hell. I can do a Wed. Five: 1. What does it say in the signature line of your emails? Quote from […]

Mike Rowe Soft

Mernember Mike Rowe? Well looks like MS have backed down. “Microsoft has indicated it may have overreacted to the Web site of Canadian teenager Mike Rowe who added the word ‘soft’ to his name and registered the address ‘We take our trademark seriously, but in this case maybe a little too seriously,’ Microsoft spokesman […]

Copyright taken to extremes

From The Register, a tale of copyright protection going WAY too far: In what could easily be mistaken for an Onion story, Microsoft has unleashed the full fury of its lawyers on 17-year-old Canadian high-school student, Mike Rowe, demanding the handover of his Internet domain. The domain? No, seriously. Victoria-based Mike is currently studying […]

Col. Paul Rodzianko

Was browsing around Irish showjumping sites, trying to get up to date with what’s going on, as it has been a while since I have taken more than a passing interest, and on the army’s equitation site came across mention of Col. Paul Rodzianko. As he sounded interesting I googled him, and came across this […]

Cows with Guns

Cows With Guns -A great song, and the animation is kinda cool too. Course cows are technically female, but in the song it says he, yet the drawing has udders. Anyone else confuddled

Which LOTR

Empire run a little poll, and this one was last: “Which of the three Lord of the Rings instalments do you think rules them all?’ Don’t make me choose. I WILL NOT CHOOSE! : 11% Return of the King rocks : 32% Nope, gotta be The Two Towers : 44% Fellowship without a doubt : […]