Berties Swan Song

Sliabh(een) na mBan A loan all a loan by the wave-washed strand And alone in a crowded hall More interest I will pay as they gave me eight grand But my bank account is not here at all It lies far away on islands where I stay In accounts where the statements are all gone…

Categorized as poetry

Sony v Lidl dictaphone

I wanted a Sony ICD-MX20 Digital Voice Recorder but the Harvey Normal sales guy sent me to Lidl where dictation machines are €14.99 this morning. Sinead in work picked up the MX20 with 2GB card this evening, but the Lidl offer at the other end of the spectrum is interesting. What could you do for…

Categorized as technology

Taoiseach Friends

its 1994 and a the sitcom soundtrack is the soundtrack to your life “So no one told you life was gonna be this way your jobs a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A. It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear And it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your…

ballad of irish love

Excellent performance by an Taoiseach on six-one news, who needs reality TV when this is the news. Last nights spin dryer could not have predicted such a whiter than white outcome, Oscar nomination in the post. monies donated by a who’s who of semi state and state board appointees, only jobs for the friends not…

Categorized as politics

when podcasts are on strike

when podcasts are on strike workers of the world unite (and it sounds like this: mp3) ABC-Australia staffs vote to strike for better pay Journalists and other staff at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said they are willing to strike in pursuit of better conditions, in what unions have tipped will be “a messy and…

down in one

Ryder Cup 2006: corny opening ceremony, worse closing ceremony (ask the MC how stupid it was) good golf (i think) and boy do they know how to celebrate. The USA didn’t show up, and they didn’t play well as a team in my opinion, anyway I know nothing about golf, it was the radio spectacle…

Categorized as sport