I see no reason why gunpowder, treason Should ever be forgot

22 March 2006


A quick round-up of various oddments:

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usSo I went to see V for Vendetta last night. It was really, surprisingly, good. Go see. Though I am glad that James Purefoy wasn’t in it, because watching him, but all dressed up in a mask and cape would have been frustrating.

Thats all beside the point. The point is, Stephen Rea. Great actor, always interesting to watch. And he was really great here. I haven’t seen a lot of his films. He is in a lot of smaller, interesting flicks. but everytime I’ve seen him, he has always given a great performance.

Also, got my hair cut. Finally. Been thinking about it for ages and ages. But didn’t know what to get done. In the end I just got it chopped to around the shoulder, and slightly layered. I can wear it loose again. When it gets long I generally just tie it back all the time.

Andi is looking for assistance. She’s recently started a brand spanking new webzine Estella’s Revenge and for the next issue wants

to know your favorite sex scene from a film (we might do books next month). Now, having said that, I’m more interested in seduction than full-on schlong. In other words, NO PORN.

Every year around this time the same phrase begins to show up in my stats; what is the rugby triple crown? I should come up with this stock post and repost it every year, wouldn’t that be amooosing. Or not. As the case may be.

See how I didn’t even answer the question, I’m mean like that.

Because mé féin agus NM were at the kino we didn’t see BSG this week. Now we’ll have to wait till the repeat on the weekend, so on Fri or Sat I’ll need a reminder.

Also must watch VM tonight. Got the latest episode from d’internet on Monday, and tonight there is nothing on the telly, nada, so I’ll have the whole evening to view.

There is a statue on O’Connell St, well there are many, but this one in particular always strikes me as a little odd. Not the statue itself, which is a perfectly ordinary representation of William Smith O’Brien, only the inscription reads something like, “William Smith O’Brien, found guilty of high treason and sentenced to death.”

And that is it. Nothing about what he did, or why a traitor has a statue. Of course, this is Ireland, so obviously he was a traitor from the POV of the “evil English” but I still think it is funny to have a statue to a traitor without any reference to his actions actually being “for the good of the irish nation,” or other such explanation.

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17 Responses

  1. anne says:

    Maybe they're in cahoots with Wikipedia and all of this is just a trick to attract yet more hits to the latter's site…

  2. You're a winner!!!

    (and no, I'm not on some sudden self-esteem building binge….)

  3. Fence says:

    Really! me? Cool. I'll email you later FM, just heading out the door to lunch. Have leftmy acceptance speech in your comments section ;)

    Anne, a cunning plan. But are the wikipedia peeps that nefarious?

  4. kyknoord says:

    Ah, the power. I've quoted you.

  5. kyknoord says:

    Let's try that again… You've been quoted and about time, too.

  6. Andi says:

    I bet the hair is cute! And isn't it liberating to chop it off??

    Thanks for the plug! I hope we get a bunch of responses.

  7. Fence says:

    Kyknoord, I'm famous now :lol: the comments here are still acting up. Delayed and sent to spamville. So much for Akismet learning that me clicking "not fucking spam" that these comments are spam.

    I hope you do too Andi. I'm trying to think of a scene for you, if my brain manages to work I'll let you know.

  8. Carl V. says:

    Glad to hear that V was good as its something I am still hoping to catch while its in the theatre.

    I have done my sex duty and went to the link to and given my choices.

  9. Carl V. says:

    Congrats on the story win over on Ten Miles' blog!

    I did my duty and went and reported my sex scene choices!

  10. Fence says:

    Thanks Carl, and I've emailed the Akismet people to ask about the problem with the comments. Hopefully I'll get it sorted.

  11. Alan says:

    I'm actually just about to head out the door to see V for Vendetta myself.

    What's even more bizarre about the O'Brien statue is that the sentence was of course never carried out. Instead it was commuted and he was transported for life instead. (And that turned out to only be for five years or so before he was pardoned and allowed to come back!)

  12. weenie says:

    Hopefully I can squeeze in V for Vendetta when I'm home this weekend. Never tried the graphic novel, never got round to it. Should have picked up a copy way before the film came out…

  13. Kelly says:

    Wasn't Steven Rhea in The Crying Game? I used to get him mixed up with Geoffrey Rush all the time… Anyway, I think maybe I'll haul Jesse with me to see V for Vendetta. It looks like the only interesting movie out right now.

    The statue's probably there to keep all y'all in line. =o)

  14. Fence says:

    Yup Alan, maybe it is a propaganda statue :) Although, in fairness it is possible that the small print says sentenced to death for high treason, but not actually executed cause his "rebellion" was a bit pants.

    I haven't read the comic either weenie. But have heard there are differences, so I'm glad I haven't.

    Kelly, that was Rea in The Crying Game. Which I actually haven't seen all the way to the end yet. I mean I know the "twist" and I've seen most of it, but for some reason I got interupted or something.

  15. Ann says:

    I heartily concur with you on V. We saw it last weekend and I absolutely loved it. My husband told me that of course I loved it, it agreed with my politics and I told him "Of course it agreed with my politics – I'm right!" :)

  16. Fence says:

    My politics are always right too Ann :)

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