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COLE’S CORNER (2005)


Such a lovely vocal, it’s a pity he screws the lyric up right at the end with that awful line about the girl with a smile and a flower in her hair. Read the rest of this entry »

November 13th, 2009. 2 Comments »

Published: Irish Times, September 13 2008

“SALTED PORRIDGE. DRIED MEAT. LEEKS. GOATS MILK…

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“Anything that doesn’t require refrigeration, basically. Chuck it all in a pot and then boil it up…” It’s difficult to identify quite which element of historical military re-enactment least appeals to this squeamish civilian of the 21st century. It could be the drafty costumes or public scorn. Then, of course, there’s the very real possibility of having my eye taken out by some hyperactive fund manager with a lance. But a new contender has snook up along the outside rail: the horrific-sounding lunchtimes.

“Oh no, that’s not just your lunch,” laughs John Looney, the founder of re-enactment website LivingHistory.ie. “That has to last you two days – that’s your breakfast dinner and tea!” Read the rest of this entry »

November 12th, 2009. Comment now »

WHY DO CATS SMILE WHEN DRAGONS BREATHE FIRE?

What Ireland Read the rest of this entry »

November 12th, 2009. 7 Comments »

THIS IS FUNNY


You’ve probably seen it before but, what the hell, it’s worth watching again. Read the rest of this entry »

November 12th, 2009. 7 Comments »

HUMAN TRAFFICK

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Remember Latif Yahia? Iraqi army captain, worked as Uday Hussein’s body double, escaped into exile, took a policeman hostage, punched a judge, torched a refugee camp, married an Irish woman, got into a beef with Michael McDowell and posted some fucking scary messages on this blog… Yeah, that Latif Yahia.

A $20m biopic based on his book I Was Saddam’s Son is about to go into production, starring Dominic Cooper (Mama Mia, An Education.) And the film’s director has a pretty colourful back story all of his own… Read the rest of this entry »

November 11th, 2009. 14 Comments »

NIHILISTIC BEDDING

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November 11th, 2009. 2 Comments »

THIS IS NOT A JOKE SHOP. THIS IS AN ADULT FETISH SHOP. SERIOUS SHOPPERS ONLY.

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“One particular film has three words in its title: none of which can be repeated in a family newspaper. Sufficed to say it boasts an all-male cast. And given the pride these gentlemen take in one particular aspect of their anatomy, the film could be described as, quite literally, an orgy of self-congratulation…” Read the rest of this article here.

November 10th, 2009. 11 Comments »

THIS IS FUNNY

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DJ #1: Hey, do you want to go the cinema tonight? Read the rest of this entry »

November 10th, 2009. 2 Comments »

PICTURES OF YOU (1989)

November 10th, 2009. 2 Comments »

“HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED BULIMIA? I HEAR IT WORKS WONDERS…”

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“Do you think I’m getting fat?” he asks, eventually. I look him up and down. “You are fat,” I reply. “I think you’re getting fatter…” Read the rest of this article here.

November 8th, 2009. 6 Comments »