Archive for May, 2007

Blem Over to Urban Dictionary

Paige Harrison at BlankPaige is asking Dubliners to blem over to Urban Dictionary, and give a thumbs up to defining ‘blem’ as ‘an exhortation to make a short, swift journey; e.g. will you blem down to the off-licence for me?’ At the moment, ‘blem’ has been hijacked by Londoners who think it is a cigarette. >>> (more…)

May 31, 2007 at 10:15 am 3 comments

Save Sodomy from Ulster

Ian Paisley Junior today declared himself to be ‘pretty repulsed by gay and lesbianism’. Thirty years ago his grim dad ran a gay campaign to ‘Save Ulster from Sodomy’. While this primitive phobia puts the Paisleys on a par with the Pope, it’s not the first time that it has got young Ian into hot water. >>> (more…)

May 30, 2007 at 8:18 pm Leave a comment

Bertie Ahern and the Magic Briefcase

Once upon a time, a nice boy called Bertie was given a magic briefcase. It could change money into different amounts, and nobody knew how. The story began when another boy called Michael came to visit his pal Bertie.

Michael put UK£30,000 into the magic briefcase, and gave it to Bertie. Both of the pals thought it still contained UK£30,000. Actually, it now contained just over UK£28,620 plus some pence. Neither of them noticed the coins that made up the extra pence, because it was a magic briefcase. >>> (more…)

May 30, 2007 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

The Irishman who Invented the Penalty Kick

An Armagh man invented the penalty kick in 1890. A village team, Milford Everton, were bottom of the first ever Irish league table. But their goalkeeper, Willie McCrum, was about to change football for ever. >>> (more…)

May 30, 2007 at 12:14 am 2 comments

The Power of Alphabetical Voting

Could this explain the Ahern era? You have a better chance of becoming a TD if your surname starts with a letter early in the alphabet. And Byrne is the most electable Irish surname. Maybe Gaybo picked the wrong career. >>> (more…)

May 29, 2007 at 12:12 am Leave a comment

Quiz – Remember Wanderly Wagon?

Nostalgia quiz! How many of the cast of Wanderly Wagon can you remember? Who played O’Brien, Godmother, Rory, Forty-Coats and Dr. Astro? And what were the names of the horse, O’Brien’s dog, the cuckoo-clock crow, the fox and the snake? Answers just a click away. >>> (more…)

May 28, 2007 at 11:08 am 22 comments

Bono Finds God Living in a Cardboard Box

Bono finds God living in a cardboard box. But what on earth is God doing there? Listen to Bono make an impassioned sermon that unintentionally makes a strong argument for atheism.

May 28, 2007 at 2:09 am 12 comments

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