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Gandhi. Some fellah.

You think you know Gandhi? My arse you do. So the tenuous lead-in before the funny facts… Great South Africans was a 2004 TV show that looked to count down the country’s most important figures but was cancelled due to … Continue reading

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Rootin’ for ya

“It was only a fling, Summer meant nothing to me!” So hello again blog! Sorry for ignoring you for two months…. This is what has been keeping me entertained this past while. Lots of pain, most of it financial.

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Imagine an alternative version of The Sound of Music…

The hills are alive… I really love The Sound of Music. Visiting the sets in Salzburg and taking the coach tour around the mountains was one of the highlights of my 2003 inter-railing experience. Most people would probably say getting … Continue reading

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I’m a scatman… // Scatman Crothers 1910-1986

It’s a scoobie oobie doobie scoobie doobie melody. So if I said to you one of my favourite actors is famous for appearing in two of cinema’s best-loved celebrations of madness, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and The … Continue reading

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I AM ONE // Happy birthday blog

Birthday Bumps!!! So a year ago I was just arriving in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA world cup and figured it would be useful to have an online depository for travel writing, videos, photos and your typical self-effacing and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Deca’dant… so what’s wrong with these pictures?

Aside from the fact they sleep in the same bed.

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WRESTLEMAAAaaa…… satellite signal lost

!”£$%^&*)_+!”£$%^&* Just back from Toronto’s Scotiabank theatre where I decided, after this afternoon’s foray into wrestler deaths, to go nostalgia-crazy and watch Wrestlemania XVII live. With other people. And buckets of popcorn. And coca-cola-coked up kids. And a ridiculously extortionate … Continue reading

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Top 5…. Dead wrestlers.

Wrestlers portray villains or heroes as they follow a series of events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. [thanks wikipedia] So not a huge amount of people know this, but I’m wee bit … Continue reading

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