Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


Karl Spain Wants to Eat a Woman*

Been getting a bit of flack over my interview with comedian Karl Spain in last Saturday’s Irish Times last summer. “So mean to poor Karl Spain,” says one of his distraught fans. “He’s a lovely guy.” My friend Mark takes the opposite view. “Jesus, Butler,” he writes. “You could have gotten away with calling Karl Spain fat a few more times… ‘Fat-faced funnyman Karl Spain’… ‘Karl Spain Wants to Eat a Woman’… Something subtle like that…” For the record, there was no offense intended or, I hope, taken. Besides, Karl Spain is big enough to stand up for himself. Ba dum kssht. (*allegedly)

You can read the interview here.

January 27th, 2010. Comment now »

Miscellaneous Amusing Items I’ve Come Across #24

Does anyone else suspect that, when it comes to sex, they might just be a tiny bit out of the loop? Memo to self: install monkey bars in bedroom. Repeat: monkey bars…

January 26th, 2010. 16 Comments »

“Driving thousands of simpletons into a frenzy of ecstatic hysteria…”

Is it just me or could Charlie Brooker’s entire TV career be shot down in five words? Well… why… watch… it… then?

January 26th, 2010. 42 Comments »

Yeah, if it’s okay with you Batman, I might get out at the traffic lights?

Batman: “Best put put 5c in the meter.”
Robin: “Come on Batman, no policeman’s going to give the Batmobile a ticket!”
Batman: “This money goes to building better roads. We all must do our part.”

Batman: “I know. Hieroglyphics self-taught are a chore, Robin. But it’s the only surefire way to unravel the secrets of the ancient mystics.”

Robin: “Where’d you get a live fish, Batman?”
Batman: “The true crimefighter always carries everything he needs in his utility belt, Robin.” Read the rest of this entry »

January 26th, 2010. 4 Comments »

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (1944)

January 26th, 2010. Comment now »

To celebrate my goal I kissed the team badge…

Well, technically speaking, in my excitement I kissed the name of the shirt sponsor: Sylvester Ganley – Plumbing and Heating Specialist… But I think I made my point. Read the rest of this article here.

January 24th, 2010. 6 Comments »

The Dolphins (1968)

January 24th, 2010. Comment now »

Dear Mr Luas ticket inspector…

Please don’t put a price on my soul. My burden is heavy and my dreams are beyond your control. Read the rest of this entry »

January 24th, 2010. 4 Comments »

This is Funny

Is every single thing Kanye West does inadvertently funny, or what? Man, I wish he was my friend.

January 23rd, 2010. 5 Comments »



January 22nd, 2010. 2 Comments »