Monthly Archives: July 2006


I’m laughing at clouds

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Well after bringing up the depressing headlines and news stories concerning the middle east, I left work this evening and just as I left the building it started to rain. First time I’ve had to walk in the rain for well over a month. And I actually missed. Didn’t even wait under cover at the bus stop, but walked home,

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Unicorns and cannonballs, Palaces and piers, Trumpets, towers, and tenements, Wide oceans full of tears, Flags, rags, ferry boats, Scimitars and scarves

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TV has been a tad on the depressing side recently. And I don’t mean the boring-ness of Lost, but actual real life programmes. Not the “moan at the stupidity of reality-tv” but the real stories that have been floating about. First there was the BBC’s Execution of a teenage girl, about a 16 year old girl hanged in Iran because

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Resistance is futile!

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Do you remember Eerie Indiana? Do you? With the kids being preserved in tubberware lunchboxes? And the ability to understand the canine plot to take over the world cause of dental-ware? I loved that show. And I’m really hoping that my memory isn’t lying to me[1] cause I’ve just gone and bought it. But while I was over on play

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Renaissance dir. by

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It is 2054, Paris and a young woman has just been kidnapped. Karas, a police captain specialising in kidnapping is charged to find her, and to find her alive. The company she works for, Avalon, are very insistent that this researcher be found. But if I’m honest the plot isn’t really all that interesting. Run of the mill sci-fi detective

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Time Added On by

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When you are a child, and you’re poor, and you live next to other people who are poor, you never think of yourself as being poor.

Around a month ago I read an entry on Omaniblog about this book, up until then I hadn’t even known that George Hook had a book out. But that post caught my attention. George Hook is probably best known in Ireland for his rugby punditry. Together with Brent Pope and Tom McGurk, he analyses rugby for RTE in an entertaining, honest, blunt manner. He also has a radio show, but I’m not big on the radio so haven’t heard him enough to comment on that. In many ways I suppose he is the Eamonn Dunphy of the rugby world.

But I know him primarily from his rugby comments, and his constant promises that Munster will lose, and that the likes of Stringer shouldn’t be playing. I disagree with him, but am well aware that he is very knowledgeable about the game. And in an entertaining way.

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That’s not even a plot dir. by

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Last episode of season 2 of Lost was on last night. And can I just say that this has to be the most pointless telly watching I have ever done. I don’t like the characters. Even Charlie is annoying at this stage. I despise Jack with his “leadership issues”. Kate is a moany cow who thinks she is tough but

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Football warning and Week 181

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EDIT: Luna Nina is up and running again and she says: Requirements :: Pizza :: Dating :: Issue :: Sharp :: Distinguish :: Remote :: Felony :: Exercise :: Choose :: Mine will be under the cut The Premiership hasn’t quite started up yet, but you can still pick a team over at theFantasy Permiership. And if you do, you

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Grrr arrgh

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I had intended to write a really witty and entertaining post on the difference between the “Spray More, Get More” ad campaign from Lynx[1] and the Impulse Tease[2] ad. Cause the difference seems to suggest that all men want is to be sexified. While all women want is to be chased, but not caught. Cause female + sex = slut,

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest dir. by

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Took me long enough, but I finally managed to catch POTC2, and despite loving the first one I have to say that this just isn’t that great. Yes it has wonderful bits of Jack Sparrow-ness, but overall it is too long and too silly to really entertain. Of course it does suffer because the story doesn’t end with this film,

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No present like time by

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ISBN: 0575077980 – Infinity Plus review January 2020 On this soft night I followed the Moren River valley, flying back to the Castle, hearing the chimes of clock towers in the Plainslands villages as I passed high above. I really enjoyed the first in this ‘verse, The Year of Our War, and while I didn’t like this one quite as

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Superman Returns dir. by

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Superman has never really been a superhero that I was a fan of. Sure, he is faster than a speeding bullet and has saved the world on numerous times, but I’ve just never had a grá for him. So I wasn’t all that fussed about this film, apart from the fact that is took Singer away from X-Men. But I

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