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SO MY BIRTHDAY PARTY WENT FAIRLY WELL…

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March 25th, 2009. 6 Comments »

Prologue to the Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

bertrand-russell“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair…”

To be honest, I suppose I’ve always secretly written off Bertrand Russell as a bit of a hippy… Read the rest of this entry »

March 25th, 2009. 2 Comments »

GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU? (1944)

March 25th, 2009. Comment now »

THIS IS FUNNY

Q: What goes clip clop clip clop clip clop
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bang bang clip clop clip clop clip clop clip clop ? Read the rest of this entry »

March 25th, 2009. 3 Comments »

FAITH ALIVE


1. Think Scientologists are nuts? Here are some things Mormons actually believe in.
2. A near full scale riot erupted at a Jewish deli in New York last week, when it was discovered that that non-kosher hot dogs had accidentally been served. The owner, who was hit in the face, brandished an electric carving knife to defend himself. (YouTube footage of the incident here).
3. Oh, and last week the Pope made a speech in Cameroon pretty much insinuating that condoms cause AIDS.

March 24th, 2009. 8 Comments »

GOODBYE, SAYONARA, ARRIVEDERCI

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Two very good friends of mine are departing these shores this week. Former Mongrel publisher Yousef Eldin (pictured back row, far left, presumably in the cross-hairs of a powerful nerd-shrinking ray) is taking up a position at Vice magazine in London. He’s a talented photographer and general nefarious schemer, but also a really good guy and one of my best mates. Examples of his work are here and here (but not here). Read the rest of this entry »

March 23rd, 2009. Comment now »

SUGAR BABY LOVE (1974)

Yes, all lovers make the same (fashion) mistakes.

March 22nd, 2009. 3 Comments »

COMPLIMENTS FROM THE CHEF

marco-pierre-whiteJust completed a long, stormy interview with Marco Pierre White – the “original bad boy chef”™ – for the Irish Times. The interview was conducted in his new restaurant on Dawson Street and, at one point, I really thought he was going to tell me to get the fuck out. (This man once stormed out of a Radio Times interview, for Christ’s sake.)

White is a combative character, but I thought I gave as good as I got. I asked him, for example, why chefs were allowed more latitude to be pricks than hairdressers or landscape gardiners? Anyway, when the interview was over, he stood up, shook my hand and (I have this on tape by the way!) said…. Read the rest of this entry »

March 21st, 2009. 8 Comments »

MISCELLANEOUS AMUSING ITEMS I’VE COME ACROSS#4

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Came across this when I visited here.

March 20th, 2009. 2 Comments »

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE


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Google Street View London went live yesterday. To celebrate, I’m bringing you this exclusive bird’s eye view of the private residence of one of Ireland’s greatest ever exports. Not to overstate the case or anything, but I’d rate him the best man in the country, and the master of all men when it comes to fighting. Read the rest of this entry »

March 20th, 2009. 5 Comments »