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Miscellaneous Amusing Items I’ve Come Across #28


Okay, I got this from Mark Little’s Twitter feed. It came to his attention via multiple sources…

February 22nd, 2010.

22 Responses to “Miscellaneous Amusing Items I’ve Come Across #28”

  1. Darragh Says:

    that’s a whole bucket of yikes right there. is it just me, or is there a low-grade hum of ‘dark family secrets’ coming off this lot?

  2. Eoin Says:

    Well Derek and Dearbhla are definitely fucking. I’ll tell you right off the bat. My favourite bit is 3:30-40 when Mary clearly hasn’t a clue what the words are…

  3. Conal Says:

    oh dear

  4. El Kid Says:

    Is it wrong that I would totally do Dervla??

  5. Eoin Says:

    Well you’d have Derek to contend with for starters…

  6. massey Says:

    She can talk dirty in Spanish any time she wants…

  7. Denise Says:

    The mother looks drunk.

  8. Ger Says:

    I think the mother looks quite like the actress Christine Baranski.

  9. Colin Says:

    Disturbingly inappropriate song alright… but it’s those eyes, Derek’s eyes. He has killed, and he’ll kill again!

    Dearbhla will end up like her mother.

  10. Eoin Says:

    @ Colin – re: “Dearbhla will end up like her mother”

    I could live with that!

  11. Colin Says:

    I dunno, Mary’s complacency can’t be overlooked. Her choice of songs seem to spell out the dark family secret:

    “Mary Anne Regrets”
    “If we only had old Ireland over here”
    “Courtin Time In Tennessee”
    “Everybody is somebody’s baby (and there’s no exception to the rule)”
    …. the list goes on.

    Anyway, look forward to their appearance at Oxegen this year alongside Jedward. And their inevitable interview for Saturday’s edition of the Irish Times.

  12. han shan Says:

    Not bringing up any redneck stereotipes (spel? but did she just tell her bro yyer so naughty likc my body??”

  13. Colin Says:

    @han shan: The sister to brother line is “You’re so naughty, kiss my body and just call me pretty…”

    Harmless they say, if so, why do I feel sick?

  14. Eoin Says:

    This song came to my attention yesterday as I was doing singles reviews for Ticket so I reviewed it for the crack. Said its a little bit country, a little bit rock and a little bit disturbing. Or words to that effect.

    Re: Han Shan. I suspect he’s stoned off his block. (Apologies Han Shan if I’m wrong!)

  15. Lauren Says:

    Jesus. Your man is well creepy, the crazy eyes on him. The website is brilliant too. The bit I love most is on the ‘About Crystal Swing’ page, where you have the option of listening to each member’s ‘special talent’. Instead of something along the lines of ‘volume up/volume down’, they have ‘Can’t hear it?/Too Loud?’ for their presumably elderly fanbase. They might as well have put ‘turndatuptherenowwudya’ and ‘ahwudyaturnthatjaysusracketdownnow’.

  16. Eoin Says:

    @ Lauren – Homeschooled. He has to have been. Any schoolyard bully worth their salt would have beaten that chirpyness out of him by the second week of junior infants!

  17. Lauren Says:

    Heh. I’d say the oul’ ones absolutely love him, and he loves that the oul’ ones love him.

  18. Eoin Says:

    Yeah, but why the hell should any normal young man, independently wealthy to the extent that he can buy his own share of sweets and chocolates, really give a shit what auld ones think about him??

    It’s the Daniel O’Donnell conundrum all over again.

  19. fiona Says:

    Don’t all gang up on me here but Crystal Swing are actually not that bad at all. They can both sing. They’re both good looking. Mum a bit bonkers but looks great for her age.

    If they could just rein in Mr Crazy Eyes they’d do really well on something like AllIreland Talent Show (ducks runs for ccover!)

  20. Colin Says:

    @Fiona: Yeah, they can sing and would do well on something like All Ireland Talent Show.

    It’s just classic cheese with a fantastically inappropriate song. Least it got them some national notice, and shame.

    Oh and Derek and Fiona sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G…..

  21. Eoin Says:

    Pretty funny drag parody

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