Feels like its been ages since I wrote anything for this thingymeblog. And this isn’t much of an entry either, just a quick note to say that I’m off home tomorrow, not sure when I’ll be online after Christmas, d’internet is far to slow in Sligo to make it likely that I’ll be posting from […]
ISBN: 0099468042 ; Wikipedia entry “Do not, I beg of you, my lord, say more!” uttered Miss Milbourse, in imploring accents, slightly averting her lovely countenance, and clasping both hands at her bosom. This may be my favourite Heyer so far. It has all the usual ingredients, romance, melodrama, along with a great deal of […]
Book 3 in the Temeraire ISBN: 0345481305 ; Wikipedia entry ; aarti chapati I can’t say very much about the plot of this book without giving away plot details from Book 2. I enjoyed this more than the second, maybe because I read it straight after and so was more in the mindset of the […]
Book 2 in the Temeraire series ISBN: 0345481291 ; Naomi Novik’s LJ ; Sandstorm Reviews In the first book of this series Novik introduced the slightly alternate Napoleonic world she had created; one with dragons used as instruments of war. In this book the action moves to China. Temeraire is a Chinese dragon, not only […]
ISBN: 1904233805 See also: Official Site I picked this up in Chapters because the title and author sounded vaguely familiar, I wasn’t sure from where, and I don’t like that cover, but it was only â‚¬4, so I figured what the hell. Turned out I’d seen it mentioned over at Heather’s and I think that […]
This whole going out thing during the week, fun isn’t it? The work Christmas party was last night; official part was fairly crap. Rubbish food and stuffy gentleman’s club environment. But the unofficial pub bit was quite fun. Of course there was a certain amount of alcoholic beverage utilised, but that is only to be […]
I know, terrible terrible form to post two vidjos in a row, but you just must love D’unbelievables. You must Sheer genius! But second of all, something more serious. I don’t know how many of you have heard about the murders in England. Five bodies have been found so far in Suffolk, and so far […]
A Discworld novel ; ISBN: 0552152676 Lspace wiki ; Grumpy Old Bookman ; One More Chapter Relations between dwarfs and trolls have never been all that great, but, with the death of an influential dwarf community leader it seems that things are beginning to escalate. Koom Valley may have been a battle a long time […]
Ah, youtube, you never let me down, do you. For lo, the footage of Mr. O’Callaghan has surfaced, uploaded by Georgi Casy, where more rugby-type vidjos can be found: Let me just chortle away to myself for a while now… Linknotes: snigger sounded a bit dirty dontcha think? ↩
Sometimes this www-land just comes up with the goods. Look at this book: Isn’t that the best title ever? Not so much the main title which is Myth, Symbol and Meaning in Mary Poppins but the subtitle The governess as provocateur. Genius! However, it also brings sad sad news. Like that reported over on In […]
Yeah yeah, tá fhíos agam gur dúirt mé that I wouldn’t be talking about christmas again for a while, ach then I spotted this great pic over at the Drawn blog and couldn’t resist. It is from Fleet Street Scandal if you wanna go take a look.
I’m a little tired this morning, went out for one drink last night and, as is so usual in these cases, had slightly more than one. Wasn’t terribly late, got home round half one I think, but then was chatting, as you do, to a couple of girls and so did not go to bed at my usual sensible time of somewhere around half 11.
Still, I made it into work and can take any grumpiness out on talking students, so it’s all good.
What isn’t so good is that this week is [fx: big-booming-trailer-type-voice] Budget Week. And while this is obviously important and will impact on my life can I just say now that I don’t care. And I won’t be reading the pages and pages and pages of newspapers devoted to this part of Fianna Fáil’s election campaign. Instead I think I’ll go do the lotto. After all it is tax free, isn’t it?[cue another random point] Did anyone else catch any of this year’s Toy Show? And if so, is it just me, or is Pat getting even worse at the job? They should fly someone like Jonathan Ross in to do it, he likes toys and gadgets, and while some of his big-breast comments wouldn’t be appropriate for the wains watching, but who cares. He’d be great at showing off pooing dolls and talking robots and whatnot. Pat Kenny on the other hand, not so much with the charisma or enthusiasm or ability to be a human.
And yes, I did catch Dylan Moran on Jonathan’s show over the weekend H. I was actually watching it when your text arrived. And the phone was in d’other seomra and I didn’t get it til I went to bed, and then wasn’t arsed replying cause I figured it was too late. But that is all beside the point. TÃ¡ an agallamh available on You tube and cause I like to make things easy for the people who come here it is embedded under the cut.
It took me a while, but I finally managed to go see this film last night, and now I want to go again, because it really is fantastic. Bloody, violent, full of no-good nastiness and general scumbaggery. But wonderful to watch all the same. The film begins “some years ago” where we see a young […]