Nollaig Shona

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 […]

Black Powder War

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 […]

Throne of Jade

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 €4, so I figured what the hell. Turned out I’d seen it mentioned over at Heather’s and I think that […]


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 […]

But youre too shy to say it

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[1] away to myself for a while now… Linknotes: snigger sounded a bit dirty dontcha think? ↩

Eire has lost its fada

Yeah yeah, tá fhí­os agam gur dúirt mé[1] 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[2] 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[3] 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[4] on Jonathan’s show over the weekend H. I was actually watching[5] 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. Tá an agallamh available on You tube and cause I like to make things easy[6] for the people who come here it is embedded under the cut.

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  1. I’m not so sure how accurate this Irish is, but then again I don’t really care
  2. not that I’m ever grumpy, of course, but you know, nice to have an outlet if I was
  3. we all know he would make at least 5
  4. or More-Ann as Jonathan says his surname
  5. oh how quickly I abandoned the toy show
  6. or sometimes hard, depends