Monday 22 December 2008

Gay Marriage will save the American Economy

Or so it is claimed in all star Prop 8 - The Musical on Funny Or Die

Cutting right to the point.

This is doing the viral rounds at the moment, 40 inspirational speeches in 2 minutes, funny.

"This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi People, you dog"

That's what journalist Muntadar al-Zaid, yelled when he hurled his shoes at "President" Bush. A website has been created to honour his actions, appropriately it's called Thank You For Throwing Your Shoe. People from all over the world are giving the guy a thumbs up.

Friday 12 December 2008

The moon over The Four Courts

I took this picture this morning on my way in to work, I couldn't believe the moon was so fat and so low, it's a pity I only had my shi**y iPhone camera for the shot.

Thursday 11 December 2008

Making Dublin work harder

John and I just went on a nerdtastic tour of the Houses of the Oireachtas. You're not allowed take photos but I took one of the Christmas tree anyway! Anyone can get a free tour, the porters are amazing tour-guides and full of interesting snippets - (like when Countess Markovitz died, the poor of Dublin loved her so much that they scraped all their pennies together and sent 6 truckloads of flowers to follow her coffin to Glasnevin.)

Tuesday 2 December 2008

Malcom Gladwell in UCD

Malcom Gladwell gave a talk last Thursday night in the O'Rielly Hall, mostly covering a section of his new book Outliers, which is pretty great. Turns out one of my main problems in life is how I mitigate my speech, and better news, that's something you can fix!!