Friday 31 October 2008

People are easily led

I hate the fact that Jonathan Ross has been suspended and Russell Brand has resigned and the Radio 2 Controller has resigned over an misjudged prank that would have gone unnoticed, and in fact did go unnoticed until British Red Tops whipped the braying Mob up into a frenzy. What's next? A spot of book burning?
I've spoken to a few friends about this and the ones that are really antagonised by Brand/Ross phone call haven't even listened to the broadcast, which goes to show how easily led people are. I heard it was bad so it must have been bad. 
BTW Andrew Sachs, institution that be is, rose to fame by portraying a racial stereotype. But that's funny. Right?

Thursday 30 October 2008

Bye Bye Russell

Russell Brand is one of the few comedians/pundits that I think can get away with saying the most outrageous stuff without causing the kind of offense that would happen if, say, I said the same things, I took the time to listen to the whole silly broadcast that has been all over the news, and while I thought it was less than radio gold, , in context I don't really see the big deal, they went too far. It happens. Move on.

Andrew Sachs seems Okay with it.

Tuesday 28 October 2008

Katherine Lynch's Wonderwomen etc.

Last night we gave Katherine Lynch's Wonderwomen a shot on RTE 2. I wanted to like this, I think it's cool that people are getting a chance to try things out and push the boat out a bit on RTE. Unfortunately we thought it was appalling, unwatchable rubbish, so bad that we only hung in there for about 3 minutes (and I'd like them back). Jesus, what is it with the notion that people wandering around with fake "Dobelin" accents acting like "eejits" are somehow automatically hilarious and entertaining?? Fail.
We flicked over to Seacht on BBC2 which is an Irish language teen soap that would be better suited to 6pm but nonetheless was a pretty good effort at college drama, pity RTE hadn't picked that up instead. Pass.

Tuesday 21 October 2008

Time for a paint job.

I was walking through Temple Bar at the weekend and it occurred to me that the upper floors of this building were probably painted during the last recession!

Friday 17 October 2008

Breakfast in Munchies in the Millennium Walkway

A while ago I had a breakfast that I thought was pretty lousy, but today that experience has been out done by the dreadfulness of the Munchies Full Irish.

It was cold in the restaurant and considering it's all glass and tiles it doesn't bode well as a hang out spot for the winter, brrrrrrr.

John got the full Irish and I opted for the vegi, I eat meat, I just didn't feel like it. The eggs don't look so good but in fairness they were probably the best thing on plate, though pretty greasy and messy looking, they did taste like a fried egg.
John couldn't tell the white pudding from the black pudding and he said the bacon was burnt at the edges from curling up under the grill.

Nothing was hot, except for the coffee which was good, and the toast, two decent thick slices.

The Vegi comprised of old burned cold bits of cold potato, some dirty beans that looked like they had fallen of someone else's fork a week ago, that's what they tasted like too. Ugh, my own fault for putting them in my mouth I guess. Those are vegi sausages on the plate, rubbery, hard, dry and a waste of space and as for the mushrooms...emmm...bleaugh.

The 2 breakfasts and 2 black coffees came to €22! Not cheap.

John summed it all up afterwards with one word, REVOLTING.

The Munchies strap line is Honest to Goodness. Honest to Goodness don't bother.

The Ice President

A while ago Matt Damon made these comments about Sarah Palin and College Humour went off and made this video, I don't know how I missed it but I did, have a look it's hilarious!

Sarah Palin booed at Hockey Game

Gotta say I feel sorry for her kids.

Thursday 16 October 2008

Palin As President

Want to know what it would be like if Governor Sarah Palin was the President of the United States?

Check this out!

The new MacBook

Hmmmm, my PowerBook G4 is still humming along nicely, running Leopard and handling whatever I throw at it, plus, although a little heavy, it's a neat 12", but at over 3 years old it's bound to cave in at some point. The new MacBook looks like it's more powerful even though it's consumer level. I'm going to have to do a bit of research, but what's the deal with no Firewire?

Republicans and their supporters

Una put a pretty interesting take on the American republican supporter here, here's another example.

Wednesday 15 October 2008

Polls for the US elections

For anyone tracking the US Presidential elections there is a pretty good time line on the BBC website here, and a nice breakdown of which way each state is going here

Monday 6 October 2008

Santa Baby

Leeson St, Lunchtime today.