Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


Rocks Off (1972)

“The sunshine bores the daylights out of me…” Listened to this today for the first time in a long time. It’s even fucking better than I remembered it. My favourite rock n’ roll track of all time. Easy.

April 19th, 2010. 9 Comments »

The Honorable Member for Eastleigh was discovered wearing nothing but a pair of women’s stockings and suspenders…

There was a plastic bag over his head and an electrical flex tied around his neck. Sufficed to say, police were not looking for anyone else to assist them with their enquiries. Read the rest of this article here.

April 18th, 2010. Comment now »

You’ve just made me vomit in my own mouth, Gary Neville

As a neutral, I’m glad the title race is back on. But this was just uncalled for.

April 18th, 2010. 3 Comments »

Miscellaneous Amusing Items I’ve Come Across #32

better broken irish than clever english
“Better broken Irish than clever English…” Not since the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, who decreed that ‘the impulse to destroy is also a creative impulse’, have I come across any activist stupid enough to highlight precisely the weakest strand in their own argument and turn it into a catchy slogan.

April 15th, 2010. 3 Comments »

Admin Blues

admin blues
I may appear polite, even deferential, to the spineless jobsworths who populate my workplace. But I despise them, and I despise their petty politics. Their meaningless office-speak is this company’s unofficial vernacular. Mastery of that, as well as an ability to smile like a simpleton in any situation, is what passes for professionalism around here. The head of my department is particularly fluent:

“With er… regard to the salary review you were promised, as such, we are presently not in a position to implement any… increases, as such, going forward… at this time.”

Days later I catch him pouring vodka into a vase in his office. I don’t tell anyone. But I make a conscious decision to do a lot more dossing, going forward.Read the rest of this article here.

April 15th, 2010. Comment now »

Published: The Dubliner, 15 April 2010

“My personal preference would have been for a campaign of violent retribution, loosely modelled on the plot of the motion picture Rambo: First Blood

rambo first blood
I have a beef with Dublin Street Parking Services. Actually, I have several beefs. For starters, what array of “services” do these quasi-paramilitary zealots actually provide? I mean, have you ever tried flagging them down, explaining that parallel parking isn’t exactly your forte and asking them to do the honours?

No, DSPS are clampers. That’s the only “service” they provide. Read the rest of this entry »

April 15th, 2010. 7 Comments »

Faith Alive

Disco Supper
1. Jesus Christ: kind of a dick.

2. Who says Muslims don’t have a sense of humour?

3. Pope on the ropes… Et tu, Ringo? Read the rest of this entry »

April 13th, 2010. 5 Comments »

This is Funny

Why was the scarecrow awarded a Nobel prize? Read the rest of this entry »

April 13th, 2010. Comment now »

Record Store Day – April 17 2010

And slowly answered Arthur from the barge:
“The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfils Himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.”

– Morte d’Arthur (Tennyson) Read the rest of this entry »

April 13th, 2010. 12 Comments »

Those last minute Leaving Cert revision tips in brief…

examThe countdown to Leaving Cert 2010 is almost at an end. When 138,000 nervous students sit down for their first examination at 9.30pm on June 6th, they’ll know their chances of securing a coveted university place, well-paid job, desirable home, attractive sexual partner and prospect of siring anything other than ugly, unintelligent children depend entirely on how they perform in the weeks ahead. Read the rest of this article.

April 13th, 2010. 3 Comments »