OK, so what do we have here? A nice colour-it-in picture from The Irish Times’s Cúl4Kidz supplement – it depicts two burly hurlers in action, a nice bedroom wall or fridge adornement for little culchie children to colour in, while protecting themselves from the elements of rural Ireland, while they sit with their tumbler of Mi Wadi […]Read More So, this is what’s “Cúl4Kidz”, nowadays..?
Because I’m a parent, people, with the very best of intentions, always feel the need to recommend Trabolgan Holiday Village to me, as if I look like the sort of dad who needs to have a disc inserted where my imagination should be. I mean, yes, we are all aware of the difficulties in coping […]Read More The Sound of the Underwhelmed
Bless, bless, bless the 12-year-old work experience kid who was asked to find a photo of “the man who presents The Krypton Factor” for today’s Irish Times’ TV page; didn’t said 12-year-old then duly come up trumps with the smiling fizog of its original presenter, the mild-mannered-as-an-art-form, Gordon Burns. Personally, I prefer not to see this as an error, but […]Read More It’s not rocket science
It’s with much sadness that I note the passing of Fred Wedlock, the Bristol teacher-turned- folk singer and humourist. For me and many other pop pickers of my generation, he’ll always be remembered as the man who made ‘The Oldest Swinger In Town’ famous, taking it to number 6 in the UK charts in 1981. Although Fred wasn’t the […]Read More Fred Wedlock 1942-2010
It’s with great delight and no shortage of tummy rumbling that I warmly welcome Adventures In Veg. – a new vegetarian food blog from the incredibly talented journalist and broadcaster Aoife Barry A.K.A. Sweet Oblivion. There’s already a great number of excellent Irish food blogs out there but, as a vegetarian of some 26 years and a […]Read More A lovely new place to veg out
The national scandal – far worse than child-raping priests, profligate bankers or amoral, incompetent fuckwit politicians, all of which continue to be ignored or even tolerated – continues unabated with the opening of Gimme Head on Grafton Street.Read More New Head Shop opens on Grafton Street