Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


They called it ‘perhaps the most shameful night in our community’s history…’

But what about that time the handicapped boy was locked in a phone box and he pissed himself? What about then?? Read the rest of this article here.

February 28th, 2010. 8 Comments »

Just Call Me Betty

Tell me if this is weird or not… A week on, Crystal Swing’s raunchy He Drinks Tequila is still playing on a constant rotation in my head. Stranger still, when I hum the song to myself, and it comes to the ‘And just call me baby’ line… for some reason I keep singing ‘And just call me Betty.’ Even though I know those aren’t the words. Read into that what you will, Mr Freud! Read the rest of this entry »

February 28th, 2010. 10 Comments »

Faith Alive

1. “Jesus will never leave your flat…” Christian ska exists!? This changes everything.

2. Emoticons be gone! The Top Ten Most Ridiculous Fatwas… Read the rest of this entry »

February 28th, 2010. 4 Comments »

Tripping Along the Ledge: Still Vertical After All These Year

birthday party
Tripping Along the Ledge is one today. Now personally, I don’t celebrate birthdays. I consider them kinda effeminate. But this my website’s birthday we’re talking about. And a one-year-old website is kinda like a child. And well, fuck it, I can’t think of anything else to write about today. (Shit, the anniversary isn’t even really until Sunday!)

So what the hell… Read the rest of this entry »

February 26th, 2010. 37 Comments »

Breaking News: Singer-songwriter targeted by Hamas militants

From the Associated Press this morning… Read the rest of this entry »

February 26th, 2010. 8 Comments »

I Know It’s Over (1986)

Album filler turned live tour de force. Very specially for Colin!

February 26th, 2010. 8 Comments »

He was first to use the phrase “Its all fun and games until someone loses an eye” in the modern, ironic sense…

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It met with heavy criticism at the time, of course. But that usage has since become standard. Read the rest of this article here.

February 25th, 2010. 4 Comments »

Is a Woman (2002)

February 25th, 2010. Comment now »

Twenty Benson & Hedges, chewing gum and a packet of tmm-pmms…

The shop assistant squints. “What?” Aidan whispers it again. “A packet of tampons!Read the rest of this article here.

February 25th, 2010. 3 Comments »

What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night!

Find myself mooching around the supermarket again tonight. I swear to God, I never know what I want to eat. I’m pretty sure I hate microwave lasagne. But if I do another lap of the aisles, maybe I’ll like microwave lasagne. It’s weird how it works.

The Adrian Kennedy Phone Show is being piped in. He’s talking to the publisher of a new Irish pornographic magazine. As usual, the city’s emptiest vessels will be invited to air their imbecilic thoughts once the phone lines open. But first the host gets the ball rolling. Read the rest of this entry »

February 24th, 2010. 35 Comments »