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 symbol for an airline, she said that the red hand of Ulster would be […]

Ladder 49

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 an experienced firefighter who, in rescuing a worker from a burning building, get trapped […]

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 parade floats, and monekybirds stalk the city” It is from a review of Mirrormask […]

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 Mr. Hughes Best director Martin Scorsese – The Aviator Clint Eastwood – Million Dollar […]

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. I went into Hodges looking for it, but although they had book one and […]

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”.


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.