This post may mention rugby, but do not worry, there is no real sport being mentioned. We’ll leave that till after the match the mayor of Limerick is a bit worried that with the thousands of Limerickians heading to Dublin to watch Munster defeat Leinster this weekend that the census will fail to collect the correct data and it’ll lookRead more
Monthly Archives: April 2006
Young ladies; married ladies; old maids; thoughtless young persons of both sexes; gamblers, profligates and libertines; servants who, whether by accident or design, have acquired an education beyond their station: these are the idle creatures who may be found at any hour of the night or day with a novel in their hands
Heather has a book meme that I’m stealing; Connect any six books in your library to each other by any way you want. One book will remind you of another because the author’s name is similar, a fictional character shows up in someone else’s book, another author is talked about by characters in a book, maybe the same friend recommendedRead more
I upped with my fist and I shattered his jaw. He fell to the ground with his knees doubled up But it wasn’t I hit him, ’twas Johhny Jump Up.
So the Irish Medical Organisation want the government to increase the price of certain alcoholic drinks. Spirits, to be precise. This would, in their considered opinion would help to prevent the drink problem plaguing the streets of Ireland. Now, while I’ll admit that there is a problem with drinking to excess in Ireland I hardly think that the government canRead more
Prviously published as The Transformation of Philip Jettan: A Comedy of Manners ISBN: 434328014 c.1923 If you searched among the Downs in Sussex, somewhere between Midhurst and Brighthelmstone, inland a little, and nestling in modest seclusion between two waves of hills, you would find Little Fittledean, a village round which three gentlemen had built their homes. One of the firstRead more
If Cruise and Katie Holmes wed, each of his wives will have been eleven years younger than the last.
Another lesson in the importance of proofreading And once again this lesson is courtesy of the free newspapers available on the streets of Dublin. This time from the Metro. Because, however mental Tom Cruise may appear jumping about on couches, I doubt that he is insane enough to actually say to a newspaper source, what the Metro have as oneRead more
She’s dead or possibly dying and the rescue crew thinks they can save this baby. When they take the baby out, it goes “mama” and someone has shoved a plastic doll in her uterus and the fetus is missing
Edit: cause I can’t be bothered to write a whole new post Over the weekend I caught half an episode of Charmed, but then again it seems to be trying to compete with The Simpsons, what with its being on almost every station. But this was new Charmed. Now, normally I wouldn’t blog about Charmed. It is bubble-gum tv. NotRead more
We on our part must realize that force may not bring unity. That the reverse in fact can be true. Force can create resistance and what we are trying to bring about is unity.
Inniú I went down to take a look at the military parade we had in Dublin to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. I didn’t make it out early enough so didn’t try to find a space on O’Connell St, it was packed. Instead d’fhán mé on Parnell St. So I didn’t hear the reading of the proclamation,Read more
ISBN: 094796231x c1936 This book is an attempt to show the background of the struggle from 1916 to 1921 between an Empire and an unarmed people. The title of this book is taken from an old Ulster proverb It is easy to sleep on another man’s wound, and it details his life as an IRA soldier during the War ofRead more
Junebug dir. by Phil Morrison
This is a film that perfectly fits that horrible description; a quirkie independent film. But never annoyingly quirky, so don’t worry about that. For the majority of the time the film is told through Madeleine’s eyes. She is an art dealer, who meets George, falls in love and marries him. Six months later while in North Carolina trying to closeRead more
So there I was watching Grumpy Old Men last night, thinking that they aren’t funny anymore. Maybe I should explain Grumpy Old Men? Well its a tv show where men, who are in middle age, and older, and who happen to be grumpy complain about modern life. Well, life in general really. And while I agreed with their complaints aboutRead more
The Dark [based on book] by Simon Maginn dir. by John Fawcett
With atmospheric camera work over waves the opening credits of this film make way for Adele and her daughter Sarah as they drive through a remote part of Wales, looking for Sarah’s father’s house. They arrived early, and are now quite lost. Even forced to spending the night in the car when night falls and the car gets stuck inRead more
This probably won’t be funny to anyone but Irish people, but those lads over at Langerland have surpassed themselves with this wonderful cartoon, The Rising. Fuckin’ morons. Link stolen from TCALRead more