Friday, December 28, 2007

Post Christmas

Yes it's now post-Christmas that's so here's the 411,

there's a baby that is now 14 days overdue...and no sign of the little fella or girl this side of 2008.

I've had a delightful Christmas, catching up with the folks,

watching plenty of Strictly Come Dancing, and little else. there's so much on...and i didn't really see any, how odd.

my friend's hand got caught in a door the other night, and she had to go to Casualty...which is not cool at all. but she's ok.

Back to normality soon....boooo!

saw plenty of old faces.

I got gorgeous presents...:):):):)

i'm going to a black and white New years (semi formal apparently) party!

anywho...all's good...and i'm looking forward to...

a table quiz
dan le sac vs scroobius pip
barcelona...if possible...
bruce springsteen and plenty more...

happy new year

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Christmas


Super Furries

Bing and David

Flaming Lips


Friday, December 21, 2007

Stuff I learned this year

1. I really like blogging.
2. I really like Facebook, much more than Bebo.
3. I've been to some great gigs, which is not officially learning, but you know. Cat Power, Justice, Rufus Wainwright, Lovebox, Flaming Lips, Super Furry Animals, MIA, !!!, Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip and more...
4. Dara O'Briain literally just gets funnier and funnier.
5. I can now drive legally on my own.
6. Change a tyre.
7. Make mince pies
8. I know about Spank Rock.
9. I had thanksgiving dinner.
10. I had Turkish Dinner.
11. I had Parisian dinner.
12. I visited Versaille, WOW.
13. I fantasised about going back to Vienna, a lot lately.
14. I started a job that i really like
15. I finished a job i also really liked.
16. I re-read His Dark Materials
17. I learned about some art, and new art and old art.

*Have jut realised this is very me me me me.*

*feels very selfish...but doesn't delete post :/*

Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip

They are coming to Ireland again. Booya.

Cradaddy. January 18. That's it.

Thanks to Le Catch for the info.

I put this video on way too much.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

In a Dusty state of mind

Phrase means nothing other than i love Dusty Springfield.

Introduced by Shirley Bassey (check out the blouse and the hair).

I Only Want To Be With You

I just Don't Know what to do with myself

and of course,
Son of a Preacher Man

Everyday I Have To Cry

Plus Wiki.

There's a picture of

The Cloverfield monster here. Either this will make sense to you or not.

Seeing as I bought a crimper the other day, I started thinking about the 80s, and how much do i want this? *drools slightly* I've been a good girl Santa, honest.

Napoleon Dynamite as cartoon bunnies. Weird.

Trippy pic:

Em...weird article here about the deer that grew into a whale. Sort of.

Stream Robert Plant & Alison Krauss' new album here along with a few more.

Ewan McGregor hearts Jim Carrey forever.

In honour of Sinead. some Coen Brothers:


Not sure if this will work

I think the Times

just tries to be as fiendish as possible. They have a load of Christmassy quizes around the site at teh moment (i'm on a serious Christmas buzz). Anyway like that quiz in the Ticket...ggrrr, these are a bit hard..

but not too much...
1 Each letter A, D, I, M, N, O stands for a different digit. What is the value of each to make all of the following equations true? MOM x D = DAD; DAD x A = MIND; D + A + D = 10; M + I + N + D = 15; M + O + M = 5.

2 Fill in the blanks surrounding the letters ICED according to the clues: _ _ I_CED clearly indicated; I_CE_D_ _ _ _ Fiery; _ _ _ICED Joined two tapes; _ _ _ _I_CED Made a believer of; _I_CED Finely Chopped; _ _IC_E_ _ D Ratcheted up; _ _I_C_ED Exchanged.

3 Name these Christmas carols, following the pattern for the first two. The clues are the first letters of the words in the titles of the songs.

1. SCICTT Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. 2. ISMKSC I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. 3. JB. 4. IDOAWC. 5. RTRNR. 6. CROAOF. 7. DYHWIH?

8. AIAM. 9. FTS. 10. OCAYF. 11. ICUAMC. 12. OLTOB. 13. JTTW. 14. SN. 15. LIS. 16. WCIT? 17. TTDOC. 18. GRYMG. 19. HTHAS. 20. WWYAMC.

4 These lines are from which Christmas movies or shows? 1. "Bumbles Bounce?" 2. "When a bell rings an angel gets its wings." 3. "You'll shoot your eye out, kid." 4. "I forged these chains during my life." 5. "They're not twinkling, Clark."

5 Anagrams: Unscramble these Christmas carols 1. Lets thin gin. 2. Jill lens beg. 3. Again wean army. 4. Flee this torn. 5. Oilcloth jolly sands. 6. Fatter hymns swoon.

6 What do these four words have in common? Worth; Fast; Zest; Mouth.

More here.

I'm so going to this

I posted about Lovebox before. I had a brilliant super fun time there earlier this year. And i've just heard the Flaming Lips who i love are playing in London in July, as part of new Lovebox. Woo.

Oh yeah i mean July 2008.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmassy Moveis

Empire is talking about it:

Batman Returns
Die Hard (YES!)
Trading Places
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Edward Scissorhands
Lethal Weapon
The Proposition
Love Actually

That's the top ten, i'd have to add in the Sound of Music, i mean come on.


Via Boingboing, this is fairly interesting.

It's the Beatnix, messing with technology and all, and recreating Stairway to Heaven, can't really talk, just mouth open.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Because i love her

Cathy Davey, she is just supermegafantastic! This song is my favourite.

Save Button.

Hope it works, this rapid share deally is scary. Also check out the old Myspace.

Also this:

and here. (Cogged from Myspace).

Check it out

Twenty is spot on as usual here.

More Turkmenistan news:

Check it out, courtesy of the Rick.

So there i was

Some helpful background info by the way: i have three older brothers and am the only girl in my family.

So there i was talking Christmas presents with my dad, and he was telling me oh yeah so i'm gonna bring the lads to Germany in April. So i was like oh i see, and what's this all about? And he went on to tell me about the Hannover Messe.

He's been before and told me about it, and i've always expressed an interest in it, i like gadgets and stuff! and i'm pretty sure i asked before to go!!!! and i def like this stuff more than at least one of the boys. So i was like oh, and you're bringing the boys!? well that's i didn't even figure in the plans!


Why wasn't i invited!?


*feels abandoned by family*




seems to have become a bit of a theme in the last two days!

This song is just so nice!

Oh yeah it's Tom Baxter, and that Better song

Be Kind Rewind

Check it out, new Michel Gondry, i think i blogged about this before.


Monday, December 17, 2007


Signs for the bathroom...just thought some were a bit funny...

more here.

Should this be censored...

How clever are those lads in Paddy Power?

To be fair...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha,

I can't stand Pete Doherty.

I like Both

The Maccabees - Toothpaste Kisses


NOt for me obviously. But there's a new baby on the way in the family! Names that i've heard so far include: Gabriel (Christmas + Sylar) and Moby (Joke)

That's it really, that baby naming lark is tough.

The world's craziest dictators ...i don't think there'll be baby naming advice sought here.
Turkmenistan gets:
The New president also renamed the months. January is now called... Turkmenbashi. April is called Gurbansoltan edzhe, after his mother. (Bread, once called chorek, is now also called gurbansoltan edzhe.)
In April 2004 he ordered the building of a giant ice palace in the middle of the desert, the Karakum – the hottest location in central Asia. It would also include a zoo with penguins.

In October 2006 Turkmenistan claimed to have set free 10,056 prisoners, including 253 foreign nationals from 11 countries on the Night of Omnipotence. Niyazov said, "Let this humane act on the part of the state serve strengthening truly moral values of the Turkmen society. Let the entire world know that there has never been a place for evil and violence on the blessed Turkmen soil."
Car radios, lip-synching, and recorded music are all prohibited.
Video monitors are required in all public places.
Dogs are restricted from the capital city due to unappealing odour.

In other news:
There are some really really really weird animals

No mention of the Echidna though :/

Friday, December 14, 2007

Look at all these creatures

They were being smuggled in through the airport.

* Four Rose hair tarantulas ( grammostola cala )
* Two Guyana pinktoe tarantulas ( Avicularia avicularia )
* Eight green snakes (rough) ( Opheodrys aestivus ) (one died in transit)
* 50 red-ear sliders ( Trachemys scripta elegans )
* Two leopard geckos ( Eublepharis macularis )
* 10 fire-bellied toads ( Bombina spp )
* Two emperor scorpions ( Pandinus imperator )

Poor lads.

From the Times.

stuff of the year

Shane had a fine idea, top tracks from this year. Well i don't have an ipod, so i had to stick with my deally. Now i don't think it's entirely representative...

I decided to start with my albums...for no reason whatsoever.
1 !!! – Myth Takes
2 Beirut – Gulag Orkestar
3 Spank Rock – YoYoYoYoYo
4 Cat Power – The Greatest
5 Brian Wilson – Smile
6 Hot Chip – The Warning
7 Kings of Leon – Because of the Times
8 The Rapture – Pieces Of The People We Love
9 Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
10 Sparklehorse – Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain

I certainly enjoyed !!! and Beirut....that smashing pumpkins song however is crap. Shame.
These are the songs i played mostly...not taking into account my mp3 player and that!
1 !!! – Must Be The Moon
2 Bonde do Role – James Bonde
3 Tom Waits – Ol' '55
4 The Smashing Pumpkins – Tarantula
5 !!! – All My Heroes Are Weirdos
6 Beirut – Gulag Orkestar
7 !!! – Bend Over Beethoven
8 !!! – A New Name
9 Cansei de Ser Sexy – Alala
10 Beirut – the canals of our city

Thursday, December 13, 2007

More funniness...

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @

feck how do i resize these?!

5 seconds in and lol

I love Catface
"he likes the whiskey for the drunkenness"

Check it out here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


It's Sinn Fein's Christmas Card...

Check out the Child's letter to Santy..."Please Free my Country".

I'm just saying...

Fine new pen

They've found an irrelevance filter in the brain...hhmmm...

It's an Amazon review...of a BIC pen, to be fair it's very funny!

This is quite a fun site about a dancing pipe-cleaner.

That Messiah J and The Expert Song, is possibly the coolest tune ever.

Emm.... for sale?

Alan Rickman's in Sweeney Todd. Woohoo! Some Sweeney Todd here. Very exciting!

Dan Aykroyd has been in many films, and he hosts his own Blues radio programme in the States, but as Elwood! It's really good, i heard it when i was over there...:P More here.

Cary Elwes isn't doing so well since The Princess Bride.

A couple called George and Gertrude Greaves lived in my house a while back. All their doors and windows were green apparently.

To be fair this i can't imagine what this is like...
Fully seated show for the 10th anniversary tour of China’s original Kung Fu Masters. a show jam-packed with incredible feats of strength and skill, which will delight the whole family.

In a crescendo of kung-fu sequences, the Shaolin Monks are lifted aloft on sharpened spears, splinter wooden blocks with their bare hands, break bricks on their heads and fly through the air in a series of incredible backflips and spins.

and finally, have my Christmas lights up, they are fancy this year. Woohoo!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

This guy is pretty cool....

Jose Feliciano, he is feckin unbelievable. Check him out playing Flight of the Bumblebee (just cos it's one of my favourites!)

and cos it's Christmas.

The first one is better actually...:/

More here.


Waits for Christmas

Do it...
Here and here.

Who wants this for Christmas?

Monday, December 10, 2007


Serious;y, new Indiana Jones, does it get any better? Prob not. well hopefully not!

There's a nice video thingy-majig here!

I love that New Alicia Keys, but the youtube was disabled, so check it out here.

Also ha ha ha ha, animaniacs was the best ever!
I can't find the Noel song,
so here's good idea, bad idea.

and just cos i think that ninja pic is funny.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I got that new

Robert Plant album, i must say i love it, so far anyway!

Check out this Ultan lad: he's from the West woohoo! some lovely songs.

I got some ridiculously overprice Radiohead tickets, so that's handy enough...

Ah! look at the time, i gotta hit the road...hoping to tune into the Album Archive along the way....

For Christmas...

I'm such a slave to the marketing machine...

yeah yeah yeah i know

Friday, December 7, 2007



My new favourite band:

The Whitest Boy Alive, that video is sooooo good...
Maybe it's cos of the video...who knows!?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Check it out!

Tom at My Top Five is doing cover favourite!

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Talking Cats, oh mega lol-osaurus

Via Pedro

Also i learned something about Eyebrows yesterday. Apparently they show loads of your personality off...that's why coppers wear hats that cover them, so they look more authoritative. I did not know that before. I wonder what those women who pluck all theirs off are like. Maybe i'll never know.

It's Christmas time which makes me think of this: The River Cottage Multibird Roast

You need a whole free range turkey (not a monster, 10-12 kilos is about right) and a whole goose (6-7kg). And then a selection of 8-10 smaller birds, all plucked and drawn (ie oven ready).

You don’t need all eight birds to be different – you could use, say, three pheasants and five pigeons. So choose from the following:
farmed duck
guinea fowl

NOTE: Please DO NOT use very high or well-hung game birds, as they will contaminate the subtle flavours of the other birds.
For the stuffing, you need 1 kilo of fatty sausagemeat, 250g streaky bacon, 100g breadcrumbs, fresh sage, brandy, port and red wine. You can also add chestnuts and/or apples.
You also need some good butcher’s string and a darning needle.

It makes me want to be a bit sick...

Here is a glossary of Literary Criticism. It makes me feel a bit clever.

And just for the fun:

and I love John Legend (i wanted Used to Love U, but that embedding dealy was disabled!)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

New Hot Chip

Wopah! Shake a Fist via Shock.
Hot Chip - Made In The Dark

01 Out At The Pictures
02 Shake A Fist
03 Ready For The Floor
04 Bendable Poseable
05 We’re Looking For A Lot Of Love
06 Touch Too Much
07 Made In The Dark
08 One Pure Thought
09 Hold On
10 Wrestlers
11 Don’t Dance12 Whistle For Will
13 In The Privacy Of Our Love

Deadly. buzz. lads.

Look at this!

Rufus Rufus Rufus!

I want it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

If you have ever

Tried to stalk U2, you'll know about Paul McGuinness,

so to ask him some questions check out the Album Archive...


playing Malahide Castle June 7,
so tickets will probably be about a million euro

More here.

Monday, December 3, 2007


Oh no!

Zac Effron in Footloose remake scandal... From cinematical


Ok let's start at the beginning. I was in America recently...Have i mentioned this already? :P

I got one of these Flip lads, isn't it dinky! I went to Mystic Aquarium in the States, with Seal Lions! they also had baluga whales, sea anenomes, sharks, penguins and all sorts of creepy crawlie types... this is all i got though, cos i hadn't figured out how to use it!


So i brought my new toy to Justice, who were deadly on Saturday night, actually this weekend, was literally the best ever!

There's one: from the gig

and a longer one:

Rick has the stupidest girl alive on his site. Shudder.

In other news Matt the Jap is gone but not forgotten.

A few people have been talking about it, IHeartAU is mighty, the forum is good fun too.

Can't wait for this film The Nines.

America are annoyed by the international stuff on the internet.

I love Gram Parsons.

Banksy's got a Santa's Ghetto!

Dove Vs Internet Guerillas. Dove ads are done by those lads who make the Lynx ads and all the rest of it, talk about mixed messages.
This has that Dove ad, with bits of Axe (Lynx in the US) spliced into it.