Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dylan's Christmas Album Details Announced...

Tracks include "Here Comes Santa Clause", "Winter Wonderland" & "Little Drummer Boy".

Click HERE for the official press release

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lost In The Supermarket...

After queueing in my local supermarket to-day a letter in the Irish Independent rang a few bells for me later on.

This is a portion of it:

"I would like to propose, to any supermarket executives who might be reading your paper, a new service innovation -- separate checkouts for men and women.

My problem with mixed checkouts is that the male attitude to paying for groceries is so depressingly crude and functional. To men, a checkout is a hurdle to be cleared as soon as possible, and every second counts. Women, on the other hand, have elevated this simple business transaction into an art form..."

Full letter HERE.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ireland in Six Months Time?

Where are we going to be after this little lot is over?

1) NAMA legislation to deal with the banks. Will it pass the Dail vote?

followed by

2) Lisbon Treaty referendum. Will it be another "No"?

followed by

3) Budget 2010. Will all the new cuts and taxes get through unhindered?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mad Men: Is It The Best TV Ever?...

I thought after the first series it was something to do with Hitchcock. I was convinced after the second one.

This little video critique convinces me more:

Can't wait for the third installment.

ITV = Great TV...

Was watching my latest favourite dvd box-set to-night. It was the complete Jeeves & Wooster series.

It got me thinking, because my other favourite dramas are (Jeremy Brett's) Sherlock Holmes and Midsomer Murders, which are all ITV shows.

If you asked me, before to-night, I would have said that the BBC were the kings of tv drama.

ITV really should feel proud and continue to produce this kind of stuff. However, the news that the South Bank Show is axed doesn't bode well.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dylan Stopped By New Jersey Police...

... and asked "What Is Your Name, Sir?"

Click HERE for the whole story.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bertie Ahern Now Writing For the News Of The World...

Came back from my two week holiday where the Prime Minister is trying to get out of the tabloids; then opened the Sunday papers here and read that the man who has driven Ireland up the creek without a paddle is a new Sports columnist for (the Irish edition of) a British tabloid.

Felt like getting back on the plane.