Wednesday 25 February 2009

Misleading Headline of the Day #2

From today's Irish Times...

Guidelines on child sexual abuse

Because sometimes, under certain conditions, and if you keep within the rules, its perfectly acceptable.

Friday 20 February 2009

The Friday Album Cover #33

They want you to be Jesus*,
They'll go down on one knee,
But they'll want their money back, If you're alive at 33.

Bit of a toughie this week I feel.

* No John Lennon style "bigger than Jesus" proclamations here.... and, while I'm at it, there will be no "turning tricks" with or without** religous paraphernalia.

** Pun completely unintentional... promise.

Thursday 19 February 2009

Millicent wore a surrealist comb

(made of bits of mosaic from St. Peter's in Rome)

Watching coverage of the protests outside Leinster House on yesterday evening's Six One news, I spied a placard towards the rear of the crowd saying

No to biscuits

"Good to see the surrealists protesting" I thought.

During the 9 o'clock news I realised my mistake.

No to bus cuts

Friday 13 February 2009

The Friday Album Cover #32

Dear Friday Album Cover Aficionados,


A quickly running out of ideas Ambassador

Wednesday 11 February 2009

When you're down and troubled....

For Caro (I feel your pain) ...... and nerds everywhere.

I must confess to splitting my sides laughing for a good 5 minutes when T-man sent this on.

While I'm at it.... I've just head that Dublin County Council aren't happy with the duration of last year's Paddy's Day Parade. Apparently in an effort to speed things up, they are planning to change all the floats to ints.

Monday 9 February 2009

I believe the children are our future!

Cathal Ó Searcaigh, poet and scourge of Leaving Cert students (through his poetry!), was due to appear on The Late Late last Friday. At the eleventh hour, Ó Searcaigh pulled out (don't!) after RTÉ indicated their intention, based on legal advice received, to pre-record the interview.

On Friday evening, unaware of Ó Searcaigh's withdrawl, I chanced upon The Late Late Show while flicking through the channels* and caught Pat the Plank "interviewing" the judges of RTÉ's money spinning, soul destroying 'All Ireland Talent Show'.

Given the diverse range of talents on display at the auditions, Pat the Plank was curious as to how the judges had gone about selecting the finalists.

"How" Pat wondered, "do you separate a 5-year-old-fiddler from a young dancer?"

Unfortunately the man best placed to answer that particular poser was home on his couch in Donegal.

* I was just flicking. Honest! It was just while I was getting reading to go out for a night of drunken revellry and substance abuse with the hip kids.

Friday 6 February 2009

The Friday Album Cover #31

T minus 125 days. Eek!

I haven't seen my bike in a week thanks to the snow (I may be stupid and foolhardy - but not to the extent that I would take it skiing). I miss it terribly.

On the plus side, the complete "The Wire" box set arrived yesterday. I've heard and read nothing but good things about it so very much looking forward to that.

Tuesday 3 February 2009

The Friday Album Cover #30 (Side B)

And the answer was......