My next Eurovision vote is already cast

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

This is the Irish song ...

More info about Dustin the Turkey

Inbox - the big 3

Monday, February 25, 2008

the internet is broke

I know she logged in, but just try to convince her she didn't

I would have collect my Swedish big 3 - Mikael, Dan u Peter (Referring to band front man)

probably my computer was just tired

Note: If you hear / receive any quotable material you want to share, I'm looking for more quote sources.

Pallas's Cat ... aren't they just beautiful

Friday, February 22, 2008

Pallas's Cats

Pallas' Cat (Otocolobus manul), also known as the Manul, is a small wild cat of Central Asia. It is about the size of a House Cat, at 60 cm (24 in) long, not including its 25 cm (10 in) tail, and an average weight of 3.6 kg (8 lbs). Its fur is ochre in color with vertical bars, which are sometimes not visible due to the thick fur. (Wikipedia article)

Valentine Weekend ... Madot up for sale

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Brief blogging pause for the Valentine’s Day weekend break. Went to Luxembourg to visit the miss and relax a bit, before another burst of work and study. I'm now also expanding my mobile working horizons to work from different countries etc. The only drawback is that I have to carry Madot around and he's not exactly the most mobile of laptops. I didn't foresee that I was going to travel with him much, otherwise I would have got a lighter laptop. I know this is cruel and heartless but if anybody is interested in buying him off me, I'll give you a good price (Specs).

This week there's no "in the inbox quotes" section but today I got this pic in a mail. Not difficult to guess who sent it (cats + food). Too good not to share.

Humorous Pictures

Inbox - What would I do with 130,000,000

Monday, February 11, 2008

it used to be a shed ... they've got a building now

"in dottian we have a saying, you drop the stone on your foot", "in Czech we say, you shit in your pants"

a girl with catholic principles?! ... this is what he can expect.

"What would I buy with 130,000,000?, Loads of organs for people waiting for transplants, then I’d auction them to the highest bidders." (Twenty Major)

(Quote) You are the most powerful magnet in the Universe! You contain a magnetic power within you that is more powerful than anything is this world, and this unfathomable magnetic power is emitted through your thoughts.

Do and don't with babies

Friday, February 8, 2008

People who know me can imagine how much I liked this list of cartoons on how to take care of babies. Here's one of the best:-

Containing the baby in a cage

Is it a coincidence that Ryanair don’t learn?

Friday, February 8, 2008

In the same way A white shadow posts about Michael Mifsud's success, and dmiessler posts about atheism, I'm being taken by this Ryanair ad posting habit. After Sarkozy and Bruni won the lawsuit against the O'Leary's airline, the "low fares - high surcharge" airline put up this ad in Italy. It says "Pay your taxes - Not for waste (collection reference to Napels) but to escape". The irony is that Ryanair don't fly to Naples.

Ryanair advert in Italy about Naples Trash

Is it a coincidence that they don’t learn? Probably not. The self propagating nature of these ads probably pays many times over, for the damages they incur.

Inbox - no time west it pleas and no missing

Monday, February 4, 2008

Thanks to J for this. Classified ad.
Well hello there. Iam non Irish 29-I have living in Dublin a long time -looking for nice friendly woman for chat out and might be (more) iam good man love life and i love to hav fun this is my mobile(XXXXXXXXX) no time west it pleas and no missing You can text me or call me and we will meet up -woman only pleas 23-35

"my philosophy is: no pain … good!"

oh, oh, very bad, very rude, very stupid, comparing sex and paying for the expensive things? Someone mixed apples with pears....

His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.Thanks to B. for this

... it's not like I hate children in the same way Hitler hated the Jews

habit is an iron jacket

You're a lady ... Let me rephrase that: you're meant to be a lady.

Creative Thinking Rules

Sunday, February 3, 2008

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Spy Hard

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Hi Sir! Reporting back on the spying assignment on the enemy - completed Sunday 2am Zulu Time. First of all their destination is still unknown, and after all these years, they still can't get no sleep. Sir their inspiration is running low; our forces have nothing to fear. Although their soldiers are still in good numbers, some of the new recruits need severe aesthetic therapy. The only worthy addition was the redhead that just joined their ranks. Sir I also think I deserve a raise, yesterday they hired someone to throw nuclear gases in the trench where I was posted. Btw, rhythm is still a dancer.

Update and some Ryanair ads

Friday, February 1, 2008

It's been a bit of a hectic week which is why I had to sacrifice blogging a bit. Last weekend the Miss was over. We had a nice relaxing weekend with an extensive shopping therapy tour, in Dundrum. Last Sunday’s weather will probably turn out to be the best of the whole winter, so we took advantage and went for a walk in the Phoenix Park (like the rest of Dublin’s population). At last this week I got a new leather faced chair for home to replace the old concrete chair that was flattening my ass big time. The rest of the week was work, work and a class at uni.

On a completely different note, the magic of Ryanair’s marketing struck again. Nicolas Sarkozy the French president is threatening to sue the airline (via Jaunted) over an advertisement featuring a photograph of the president with Carla Bruni.

Ryanair advert with Sarkozy and Carla Bruni

Iny Galway has another pearl by Mr O'Leary's marketting team.

Inbox - 3 harsh quotes this week

Monday, January 28, 2008

have you noticed her ex-boyfriend in the picture? She kind of likes more hot looking guys.

woo hoo COULD YOU BE MORE ROMANTIC ?!?!?! :P:P:P ... ... aahhhhhh, if you dont turn into sugar, i will :D:D:D how sweet :D:D:D

He didn't look black anymore because he's old.

You'd better consider a three-some instead of trying to find a girl for him.

Before the devil knows you're dead

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Before the devil knowsBefore the Devil Knows You're dead (Review), directed by Sidney Lumet, starts with a widescreen view of Andy’s (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) (Andy) buttocks swaying at the rhythm of some doggy style sex with Gina (Marisa Tomei). The next scene takes us to the day of the robbery, a robbery the two brothers, Andy and Hank (Ethan Hawke) planned on a diamond shop. That's just about the first 5 minutes of the 2 hour movie, but it's as far as I will go with the plot without spoiling it for you.

The film explores the robber’s family interpersonal relationships and how each family member deals with the chaos of the situation at hand. And there’s loads of chaos going on. It's a combination of choosing the wrong thing to do at the wrong time, and Murphy's Law acting at full force, which makes the whole situation messier than a witch’s cauldron. Each of the 4 main characters has his own way of dealing with the situation, but none of them does anything to make life simpler. The subtitle of the film could be "A portrait of dysfunctional family".

Lumet (83 years old) uses a sequence of flashbacks to tell the story and keep you gripping the sofa with your fingernails with suspense. The flashbacks are only a week long at most, so they are used in an artistic way rather than being required, but this gives a nice twist to the direction of the storytelling.

You know that American movie feel-good feeling? There's nothing like that in this movie. The first word that comes to mind when thinking about the movie is 'sick'. In this case it doesn't mean bad, but it can be potentially disturbing for some people. It's the sort of movie that no matter how twisted and abnormal you feel, at the end of the film your life feels very normal. 4.5/5