Monthly Archive: January 2005

Sectarian symbol? I fink not!

Sectarian symbol? I fink not!

Lookie, lookie, two vaguely serious posts in the one day. Must be Friday. One of the Blue Peter presenters was recently in the news, some one had rung in complaining about her. The reason? They had some competition to find a...

Ladder 49

Ladder 49 dir. by

So you see firemen and Joaquin Phoenix and you think, hmmm, that’ll be fun. (Or you do if you’re me). Well it wasn’t. Honestly, yet another crappy film. 2005 has been very mixed so far. Ladder 49 starts with Phoenix as...

Temptation is calling

Temptation is calling

Man, I hate those red spoiler warning on Whedonesque.com, especially when they relate to Serenity, like this one, which says it is only a minor spoiler, but how minor is minor? And if I give in this once, will I be...

Ever feel like you’re missing out?

Ever feel like you’re missing out?

For almost two years I have not had to commute to work. Before that it was an hour long journey on a bus out to work (which weirdly featured in a dream last night). But lately I’ve been hearing amusing stories...

Doesn’t this sound great:

Doesn’t this sound great:

“Graphic novel innovators Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman (creators of “The Sandman” and “Violent Cases”) have fashioned a fluid visual style with endless curves and no right angles. Cats with wings eat books that fly, giants float in the sky like...

The acorn never falls far from the tree

The acorn never falls far from the tree

Or so some saying goes. The Irish Times(sub req.d) has a story that George W. Bush is related/descended from Strongbow, and therefore from his wife Aoife and so of Dermot McMorrough. McMorrough, High King Of Leinster is “reviled in many Irish...

Oscar time again, can you believe it?

Oscar time again, can you believe it?

And the nominations are: Best picture The Aviator Finding Neverland Million Dollar Baby Ray Sideways – I’m guessing The Aviator will win this, the only other one I’ve seen is Finding Neverland, which was good, but the money is still on...

I love

I love

the internet. Through it you can find out such great information. For example, Neil Gaiman has a Beowulf script that looks like it’ll be made into a film, directed by Robert Zemeckis. I also manage to finally purchase GGK’s Fionavar trilogy....

The Briar King

The Briar King by

ISBN:0330419455 # 1 in the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series Picked this up because it is the Jan. read for Fantasy Favorites. unfortunately it is book one in a series that, as of yet, doesn’t seem to be completed. Ah...

When is a murder not a crime?

When is a murder not a crime?

When the IRA do it.
Or at least that is according to Mr. McLaughlin on Questions and Answers last night. I was the cinema so didn’t see it, but according to today’s Irish Times he was

“Asked by the Minister for Justice, Mr McDowell, if he would classify the shooting of Ms McConville as a crime, he said: “I think it was wrong”. Asked again if he thought it was a crime, he replied: “No, I do not”.

Nailed

Nailed

Dropped by The Menagerie today, and came across a wonderfully weird story of a fella who shot a nail into his own head. The nail gun backfired, he wasn’t just arsing about. The really weird thing; he didn’t notice.