Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

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EASY LIKE MONDAY MORNING

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1. For the first time in its history, golf is briefly fun.
2. European horse owners must sign a pledge not to eat their pets — or face up to two years in jail.
3. Irish people at least preferable to racist English, posits speaker at anti-xenophobia rally.

June 22nd, 2009. 3 Comments »

THE GREEN AND RED OF MAYO

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My friends Samir and Dee are getting married today and I’m sure its going to be a wonderful occasion. But come 5pm, I know that my thoughts will turn to McHale Park in Castlebar and the person I’ll wish that I was there with.

June 20th, 2009. 2 Comments »

TEHRAN, DAY 6: I’M PRETTY SURE THESE ARE HOT GIRLS, YOU CAN JUST TELL…

day-6 Anything to scrub that topless Alanis Morrissette image from my mind… The latest from Iran: dirt is the new green. Canadian journalist mistaken for protester, almost tortured. Then perhaps the most shocking and disturbing development of all… Read the rest of this entry »

June 19th, 2009. 9 Comments »

INCHWORM (1952)


One of my favourite children’s songs of all time. Incidentally, a superior version of the song is here (sublime audio, tacky video.)

June 19th, 2009. 5 Comments »

THE TOP TEN SONGS PEOPLE WROTE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE

that the other person probably wishes they hadn't

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10. I’m Satisfied With You by Hank Williams

Although barely literate, and entirely degenerate, Hank Williams remains one of the most adroit lyricists in the history of popular music. He was, after all, the man who wrote masterpieces like You Win Again and Your Cheatin’ Heart. Its probably safe, therefore, to assume that he was aware of the tightrope he was walking with the song I’m Satisfied With You. Read the rest of this article here.

June 19th, 2009. 5 Comments »

WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK (DATING BOOT CAMP, DISNEY STARLET, MY LOVELY HORSE)…

mylovely-horse21. Dating Boot Camp: Back in February, myself and Corway (who posts on here occasionally) were having a pint in Sinnotts bar in Dublin city centre. It was a Champions League night and girls were coming by with strip club fliers. Invariably they would hand me one and ignore Peter. So I started developing a bit of a complex about this. Read the rest of this entry »

June 18th, 2009. 11 Comments »

TEHRAN, DAY 5: LATEST PICTURES

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Irandecision 2009 – Iranian Soccer Solidarity
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political Humor Jason Jones in Iran
June 18th, 2009. 1 Comment »

WATER NO GET ENEMY (1975)

June 18th, 2009. Comment now »

SHHHH! I’M TRYING TO CONCENTRATE…

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I’m working on something today that requires intense concentration, focus, drive and lots of other attributes I’m singularly lacking in. Normal crappy service will resume tomorrow.

June 17th, 2009. 17 Comments »

TEHRAN, DAY 5: WON’T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE HOT GIRLS?

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Hmmm… What if I said that I have your vote, but you can wrestle me for it back? Dramatic pictures of the storming of Basiji headquarters here.

June 17th, 2009. 9 Comments »