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July 17
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look i am not joking..will some nice young lady please be my new girlfriend…
i am desperate for comfort.. i am good in the kitchen ,quite tidy
…not particularly a monster in the trouser stakes..
but i do pen the occasional good tune……(please no freaks
…i am willing and capable to be gay but riGht now i would like a LADDDDDDEEEEEEE……X

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August 10th, 2010. 7 Comments »

The Fantastic Mr Dahl

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Came across this article (and this one) yesterday morning. I met Roald Dahl once when I was a child. He was doing a book signing in Kenny’s bookshop in Galway and my parents brought us along. You had to buy a book if you wanted to meet him. I bought the only book by him in the shop that I’d hadn’t read already: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Read the rest of this entry »

August 9th, 2010. 12 Comments »

The whirr of the bank machine is my accountant. If I hear it, I’m solvent. If I don’t, I’m not.

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August 9th, 2010. 1 Comment »

Signing off now…

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Enjoy the weekend. I’m away. This song will be playing on constant rotation in my head until you hear from me again!

August 6th, 2010. 3 Comments »

A Concise Anthology of Deadly Advertising Slogans

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Marketing has been with us in one guise or another for over two thousand years. In fact, it’s often reckoned to be the world’s eighth oldest profession. (Some wags have commented on its remarkable resemblance to the thirteenth oldest; research marketing. That’s a fair point.) But for all that it has done for the betterment of mankind, there remain those who look upon this profession with distain.

For proof, look no further than the books of Naomi Klein, the comedy of Bill Hicks, the paranoid ramblings of Thom Yorke or any of the host of other more up-to-date pop culture references I will no doubt have come up by the time this article goes to print… Read the rest of this article here.

August 6th, 2010. Comment now »

The Greatest (2006)

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“A comic book is only as strong as its weakest link. And some of our stories were very, very silly…”

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PAT MILLS
Founder of 2000AD and ‘Godfather of British Comics’

You’re at the Comic-Con in San Diego. Could you tell us a bit about the scale of that event for people who haven’t heard about it?
It’s absolutely massive. Something in the region of 125,000 comic book fans have converged on downtown San Diego – you can barely move along the street there are so many people here. The street signs directing people to the conference centre are all in Klingon. So anyone who happens to be fluent in Klingon will have no trouble getting here. It’s dominated by Marvel and DC Comics, but I’m here to fly the flag for 2000AD. Read the rest of this interview here.

August 5th, 2010. 14 Comments »

Readers letters

mailbag-2Dear Eoin,

I’ve never been lucky when it comes to love. My first husband Michael was great with the kids and the sex was fantastic. But one day he ran off with my best friend Tracy and the contents of our bank account.

I found new love with Dan. He was great with the kids and the sex was fantastic. But one day he ran off with my brother-in-law Pete and the contents of my lingerie drawer.Read the rest of this article here.

August 5th, 2010. Comment now »

Miscellaneous Amusing Items I Come Across #43

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Sorry, I’m obsessed with these stupid headlines. I’ve got a problem. I admit it. (Although now that I think of it, this one does call to mind a rather amusing interview I conducted last year.)

August 5th, 2010. 11 Comments »

Nothing Came Out (2001)


Really beautiful track from a band that, in retrospect, I might have been kinder to in this 2002 album review for The Slate… Read the rest of this entry »

August 4th, 2010. 3 Comments »