Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


“There’s always the possibility something will go horribly wrong in the lead singer department…”

Read the rest of this interview here.

December 15th, 2010. 6 Comments »

Miscellaneous Amusing Items I Come Across #50

Dingle guest book
Not sure how often the website admins at Dick Mack’s pub in Dingle check the online guestbook, but it does seem as though the bar’s resident agony uncle Dr. Proinsias Faulkner isn’t too afraid to get up close and personal with customers.

December 15th, 2010. 2 Comments »

Runaway (2010)

Top ten lists are the opposite of everything I love about music. But for what it’s worth, this is the track released this year that I’ve listened to the most times on iTunes. The expletives edited out (for reasons beyond my control) here are: “assholes”, “douchebags”, “putting up with my shit just way too long” and “sent this bitch a picture of my dick.” Nice. Read the rest of this entry »

December 15th, 2010. 8 Comments »

They talk about cycling. They talk about swimming. They talk about baking.

Hot tub invitations are rarely proffered. But you know me. Where there is breeze, I’ll shoot it. Where there is fat, I’ll chew it. Read the rest of this article here.

December 14th, 2010. Comment now »

The Pokemon Directive

Back in Ballyhaunis – and broadband (hurrah!) – for the weekend. Finally, catching up on last week’s De Niro-starring episode of SNL. It was patchy as these things are, but I did really enjoy the host’s turn as Robert Ludlum-esque thriller writer Harlan Kane. The full, ever-more-ridiculously titled bibilography in full after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »

December 13th, 2010. 21 Comments »

Faith Alive

1. Muslim man accidentally divorces his wife on Skype.

2. Overcompensating Polish Catholics erect hundred foot Jesus statue.

3. Christopher Hitchens on Mother Teresa. Read the rest of this entry »

December 12th, 2010. 2 Comments »

Published: Irish Times, March 15th 2008

“East Mayo’s best kept secret…”

“Boasts picturesque meat factory and rendering plant. Car park an ideal location for pulling hand-break turns…” Read the rest of this article here.

December 11th, 2010. Comment now »

My stand-up gig

This was my first and, I’m glad to say, only ever stand-up comedy performance, recorded exactly a year ago today for a Vodafone campaign. I still reckon that, on a minute-by-minute basis, I might actually be the highest grossing comedian of all time. (Eat shit, Seinfeld.) But I’m not in a rush to ever do it again.

December 8th, 2010. 14 Comments »

“In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war…”

It is the year 40,000 A.D. Across a cratered landscape, amid swirling mists, two mutant armies prepare to do battle. The stage is set for Armageddon…

Well, not quite. It’s Thursday evening in the Games Workshop on Dublin’s Liffey Street, where a dozen or so maladjusted male teens and twentysomethings are slugging it out on tabletop sci-fi and fantasy games. The games have names like Warhammer, Lord of the Rings and World of Warcraft. Read the rest of this entry »

December 8th, 2010. 8 Comments »

They’re calling it Ireland’s Mount Rushmore. Honest.

counter propaganda
Window display in Counter Propaganda, South King St. entitled “The Wealth of a Nation is its People.” The creators are speaking figuratively, I hope. Right now, I’m worth about 25p! (P.S. With thanks to Counter Propaganda for flattering me absurdly and to Rosemary MacCabe for spotting this and sending me the photo.)

December 7th, 2010. 14 Comments »