Monthly Archives: May 2004


Week 68

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Finale::Cancelled Martial arts::Buffy Flirt::Tease Energy::Lucazade, see how advertising works Flavor::taste Guess?::what/who Accomplishment::that wan who became the first Irish woman to reach the top of Everest last week Prom::Buffy again Diploma::Yeah, finished college Bloody::Mary Current track: Radio- 2fm

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Isn’t war supposed to be hell?

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Remember back when the whole “should the US invade Iraq” discussion was going on. And there were all those anti-french sites? And the google bomb thingy pointing to pages like this, well recently came across a response to those, and while some valid points are brought up about French victories that isn’t really why I’m mentioning it. Think of this paragraph as background information :)

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Yipee!

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Finished exams, no more moaning about having to study. Or about my inability to study for more than five minutes at a time. This moaning will be replaced by moaning about the fact that will be unemployed and job seeking. But still, its all good. All the time Current track: No Matter How Hard I Try by Sinead O’Connor

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Not quite sure

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Why exactly I am posting this link, purely for the gross-out factor. Anywas it is a pic of a Toad Mating Ball and yes it is that shudder-worthy. But don’t blame me, its Neil Gaiman’s fault, he posted it first Plus I’m trying to lighten up the atmosphere, and there is nothing that breaks the ice more than a load

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Minister McDowell

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has a speech on the release of those responsible for the death of Garda Jerry McCabe (apols if it is spelt with a G, have seen both versions). The full text is up on politics.ie He makes a lot of good points (bloody FFers shouldn’t be allowed make sense), but I still don’t like the fact that FF only seem

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The Library of Alexandria has been discovered

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according to the BBC anyways: “Professor Wileke Wendrich, of the University of California, told BBC News Online that the discovery was incredibly impressive. Alexandria was a major seat of learning in ancient times and regarded by some as the birthplace of western science.” Current track: Under Your Spell by Tara (Amber Benson) from Buffy’s OMWF

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Back to usual, late again

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Vagina::Monologues (no never seen them, but talk about overkill with the advertising) Racism::Bad (wow, talk about a profound association!) Mother’s Day::No its not. We already had Mothering Sunday, don’t be making me all guilty again Fire alarm::false alarm, coz they generally are. Ha, think it is Ed Byrne who has a bit in hs comedy routine where he describes being

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Nostalgia

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Growing up in Ireland -memories for anyone over 30, according to the site I stole it from, well I’m not near 30 yet, and I remember most of these too I’m talking about Hide and Seek in the park, The shop down the road, Hopscotch, Donkey, skipping, handstands, stuck in the mud, football with an old can, Dandy, Beano, Twinkle

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Zulu Time by

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Mark Little is RTE’s foreign affairs correspondent (although you’d be hard pressed to find that out on the RTE website, it has an absolutely terrible layout), before that he was RTE’s first Washington Correspondent (1995-2001). This is is second book, the first Turn Left At Greenland was published in June 2002 and reached number one on the Irish Non-Fiction Bestsellers list. This book deals with Little’s experience’s during the second Iraq conflict. (Which reminds me, how exactly are we supposed to refer to this. Is it a war? A conflict? A liberation? All these terms seem to imply another meaning. But that is beside the point).

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Ethical Dilemmas

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While watching 24 on RTE last night I started to think about what we approve of in our TV heroes, and what we would say were it real. Then this morning while I took a look at Crooked Timber there was a question about is it ever right to torture some one, and suppose you had, in order to track

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