Monthly Archives: April 2004


Blather Shitegeist

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God do I love the Blather Shitegeist: “Keane bestrides the Irish consciousness like CuChullain. A man seemingly born to conflict, with a staggering ability to make others around him perform beyond their natural ability. He taunts us and goads us, enraptures and enthralls us. His is our tearaway son, prodigal brat, freak in the attic. And our uncrowned prince. He

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Mother Tongue by

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ISBN: 014014305X I really enjoyed this book, an entertaining and humorous look at the origins of the English language, its various dialects and the roles other languages have played in giving it such a diverse selection of words and spellings. The reasons why ough has so many different ways of being pronounced, and the reasons behind much of the illogical

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More from Jo

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“Wars eat your youth. When I was in college we made a census, boys and girls. There were about half girls and half boys but now there are maybe ten times as many girls” – wildfirejo There is also an interesting discussion of Jo Wilding’s blog on Open Democracy

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Isn’t work weird?

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Isn’t it strange what you come across in the course of a day? There I was doing the ILLs when I saw an intriging article title before me: “Vacum Cleaner Injury ” of the Penis. Their quotation marks not mine. Can you guess what the artilce, from 1960 was about? Yup, fellas trying to obtain “erotic satisfaction” from their hoovers

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Hidalgo dir. by

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Frank Hopkins sets out to the Middle East to compete in a long distance race, 3,000 miles across the desert. Racing against the finest Arabian horses on his mustang Hidalgo, in an effort to escape his past. And that is the basic premise of the film. As a film it is far from anything special. As a matter of fact,

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Red Mist by

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Full title Red Mist: Roy Keane and the Football Civil war. A fan’s story ISBN: 0747570140 See also: LibraryThing ; Roy’s stats from Man U ; Guardian article written during Saipan ; Divided opinion from Irish fans ; Reuter’s article on Roy’s return ; Review of the book from the Sunday Post ; Google search one Roy Keane and Saipan

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The Borrible Trilogy by

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ISBN: 0330490850 Borribles are small, looking like children apart from the fact that they have pointed ears, but they may be hundreds of years old, for they can live forever, unless they are caught and get their ears clipped. If that happens they will turn into regular children and will be doomed into growing up into boring, adventureless adults. The

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