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What a beautiful way to go… // Pringles are evil AND amazing

The Man Buried in a Pringles Can [time.com - June 04, 2008] “In 1966, Baur came up with a clever way for Procter & Gamble to stack chips uniformly rather than tossing them in a bag. He was so proud … Continue reading

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ANOTHER sad day // Paul Scholes @ MUFC: 1994–2011

Previously: February 2nd 2010. A sad day. The man who gave hope to red-heads all over the world has retired. It was hardly a surprise considering his loss of form, the media coverage over the last few weeks, the fact … Continue reading

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The revolution will not be televised

Gil Scott-Heron // 1949-2011 So bear with me. This was quite a strange way to be introduced to an artist. There’ll be no mention of Jamie XX, New York State prison or “bluesology”, but you’ve been able to read those … Continue reading

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Can Manchester United score? They always score…

90th minute… Losing 1-0. 92nd minute… Winning 2-1. Wednesday 26 May, 1999 may have been one of the greatest nights of my life. Not just in sporting terms but in y’know, “general living” terms… On the eve of Manchester United’s third … Continue reading

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Guess who also celebrates a birthday today?

How did I not know this already? OK, so we all know it’s Bob Dylan’s birthday today (and I went on an epic ramble here), but I had forgotten that May 24 also marks the birthday of another hero of … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan at 70 // a personal reflection…

“At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.” So today, May 24th, Bob Dylan turns 70 years of age. Wasn’t really sure what to post for his birthday. I figure … Continue reading

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The end of the world as we know it? Me arse.

Seems like we survived so.

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OH YEAH! “Macho Man” Randy Savage // 1952-2011

A new addition… [Previously: Top 5…. Dead wrestlers.] Miss Elizabeth chooses her side prior to Wrestlemania V, with real-life husband “Macho Man” Randy Savage set to face challenger Hulk Hogan for the WWF world championship (watch match here). Elizabeth Hulette … Continue reading

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14 summer movies to get a lil excited about… [pt2]

previously… 14 summer movies to get a lil excited about… [pt1] A documentary maker, Mike Cahill, and a trainee investment banker, Brit Marling, combine to write a screenplay. Cahill directing, producing, shooting and editing and Marling acting as co-producer and … Continue reading

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Garret Fitzgerald’s glasses // 1984 – 2011

A sad day for all spectacle wearers. So today I arrived into work to read the news that Garret Fitzgerald, Ireland’s 7th Taoiseach, had died. Reports surfaced two weeks that he was gravely ill, but the news will still have … Continue reading

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Were you this AMAZING when you were 9?

Back in 1993 I was too busy ODing on tayto sandwiches, ice burgers and lilt… Japanese luchador wrestler Mister Roku Go.

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Movie Review: Bridesmaids

previously: 14 summer movies to get a lil excited about… [pt1] Bridesmaids – ★★★★½ 125 minutes | America | Language: English | Rating: R Weddings and cinema are a match made in heaven. Whether it’s in drama – imagine the … Continue reading

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Terence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” – first impressions & reviews… (woos and boos)

Magnificent. Mental. Preposterous. Pretentious. Amazing. Bollocks. Terence Malick’s fifth film premiered at Cannes at 8.30 this morning and, as expected, it is getting fantastically mixed reviews. It was on almost everyone’s most anticipated lists, including mine, and living up to … Continue reading

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Q. How many kerrymen does it take to change a light bulb?

A. 100! 1 to hold the light bulb… 99 to rotate the house. lol. I’m sad to report that these tired old light bulb jokes may well be rendered obsolete with the introduction of Peg. (Nothing to do with Peig, … Continue reading

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