Slow news day but at least it’s nice to see a new, fun publication for gentlemen in the shops this weekend.Read More New men’s mag hits the shelves – repeatedly
Because I’ve been vegetarian most of my life, I have an inbuilt belief that butchers are somewhat evil. Well, I’m sure in their own way and in their personal lives, some of them are very nice. (Like Hitler, perhaps; a friend once pointed out to me that Adolf was probably very nice to Eva. “Here is a […]Read More Masochistic, cannibalistic pigs in Clonmel
As if getting old and being stuck in hospital isn’t miserable enough. You get all the way to the final few years of your life before they break the news to you that not only is Santa not fat, “he”‘s actually a woman. I mean, surely those well-meaning folk from the Positive Ageing Group could’ve raked […]Read More Worst. Santa. Ever.
Perhaps you ought to be, kids.Read More Scared of clowns?
As Liverpoo-el fans who might form part of my friends and family will doubtless agree, I have not gloated once about Fiorentina’s glorious double victory over them in the Champions League group. And nor will I; I’ll simply celebrate on my own – as Viola fans are a bit thin on the ground ’round my way, […]Read More Liverpoo-el literacy “ledgends”
Halloween guises suit some people more than others, but surely none better than Aslan. The Dublin band “rocked” Trim during the festivities while dressed as a rather convincing jazz sextet, “accordion” to this photo in the Meath Post.Read More Crazy world, crazy guys
Great crime prevention advice for the good burghuers (sic) of Monaghan in this weekend’s Post. Perhaps the writer of this headline is obsessively over-fond of one my favourite crap jokes:Read More Well, I’ll be bugguered
As I’ve mentioned before, I have a slight weakness for Easy Food magazine, the monthly step-by-tiny-step guide for novices of the fine culinary arts of tin opening, bread browning and kettle operating. The October ‘Halloween Special’ contains some appropriately horrifying dishes with which you can easily ruin even the most voracious of appetites. But before we get all complicated, let […]Read More Easy Food Recipes of the Month!
Oxymoron alert – there are astonishing signs of progress in the trade union movement, according to this week’s thrilling edition of Industrial Relations News (a.k.a. Workshy Whingers’ & Malingerers’ Time-Wasting Pamphlet). In a story about a brainstorming session ahead of the next ICTU-led wave of protest campaigns, under the headline ‘Away day’ session as Congress unions plan next move, […]Read More ICTU-three-four, ICTU-three-four…
I’ve often wondered what sort of person, in 2009, goes into Dublin city centre to buy a pair of shoes based on a drawing they’ve seen on the back page of The Irish Times. You all know the shop, I’m sure. It’s an impossibly quaint method of advertising, from a time way before such mod cons as […]Read More Cartoon Cobblers