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THE LIBRARY (1991)

There were nine seasons of Seinfeld. I’ve got almost all of them on DVD. (The only DVDs I own, in fact.) One of my favourite scenes from the entire run is this exquisitely scripted exchange between Jerry Seinfeld and the hard-nosed library investigations officer, Mr Bookman.

The scene was written by Larry Charles – who went on to direct Curb Your Enthusiasm and Borat, amongst other things. He got the idea from watching reruns of the 1960s cop show Dragnet, and imagining how life would be if more people conducted themselves in the manner of Sergent Joe Friday Read the rest of this entry »

March 18th, 2009. 1 Comment »

THE IRISH ROVER (1987)


In honour of the day that’s in it.

March 17th, 2009. 2 Comments »

THE TOP FIVE WEIRDEST SEARCH ENGINE TERMS PEOPLE USED TO FIND THIS SITE

And the winners are… Read the rest of this entry »

March 16th, 2009. 3 Comments »

THE SIMPSONS COME TO IRELAND

simpsons-in-irelandThe Simpsons premiered their Irish special at a screening in the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield this morning. The episode was slightly better than I had expected, but only because my expectations were very, very low.

It’ll air on Sky One tomorrow but, if you can’t wait that long, I can reveal that: Read the rest of this entry »

March 16th, 2009. 16 Comments »

THIS IS FUNNY

And you thought your girlfriend was crazy…

March 16th, 2009. Comment now »

AMERICA (1956)

No idea who did this. It’s a recording of Allen Ginsberg reading America (from ‘Howl’), set to Tom Waits’ Closing Time instrumental, from the latter’s 1973 debut album. If that’s not confusing enough, the track is illustrated for this YouTube treatment with photographs of Jack Kerouac. Read the rest of this entry »

March 14th, 2009. Comment now »

MISCELLANEOUS AMUSING ITEMS I’VE COME ACROSS#3

catholic-church Like a lot of people from Catholic backgrounds, I have a lingering fascination with the religion’s, shall we say, oddball fringe. This is a window display from a shop I pass every day. I took this picture a few weeks ago and, while it’s kinda weird and all, there isn’t much in it for a true aficionado to really sink his teeth into.

Walking past today, however, I was wildly excited to see this… Read the rest of this entry »

March 13th, 2009. 2 Comments »

“THEY WILL LOCK YOU UP IN THIS TOWN, MATE. TURYSTA OR NO TURYSTA…!”

krakow“I punch him hard in the mouth. But it’s like he sees it coming before I do, because he lands two blows in retaliation before I’ve even realised I’m in a fight…” Read the rest of the article here.

March 13th, 2009. 5 Comments »

THIS IS FUNNY

sesame_street_friendsRicky Gervais talks drugs, child abuse, necrophilia and the Holocaust with Elmo on Sesame Street.

Meanwhile, on CollegeHumor.com, some poor sap is pranked by his friends into believing that he’s just won $500,000 at a basketball match…

…Which reminds me of a much funnier a a much funnier prank played on Batman actor Burt Ward by students at Harvard University in the 1980s.

March 12th, 2009. 2 Comments »

OF ALL THE JUICE BARS IN ALL THE WORLD…

“Barkeep. Hit me with a Blueberry Burst – and don’t spare the blueberry!” Read the rest of this article here.

March 12th, 2009. Comment now »