Elephants in the Bronx Zoo in New York recently passed the ‘mirror test’, meaning that they recognised their reflection in a mirror as exactly that, and did not confuse it with another elephant. I was trying to think of a way to play up the significance of this (and it is very significant in some [...]
South Park strikes a blow against the ‘Too Soon’ police.
I have a ticket for the Taste of Chaos concert in Dublin on Wednesday the 15th of November. Since I no longer wish to attend this event, does anybody want it?
Friends are people who invite you over to their house, ostensibly because they have not seen you in a while and would very much like to talk to you, only to, immediately upon your arrival, ‘spontaneously’ realise that they have an awful lot of empty bottles that need recycling and that, since you are such [...]
No doubt you’ve taken something akin to this before, but at only 10 questions it’s relatively short and painless. It’s an American quiz, so the definitions reflect that. I was classified as a libertarian and was presented with this nice little chart: I was also informed that: Your PERSONAL issues Score is 70%. Your ECONOMIC [...]
Iceland has in the last few days renewed commercial whaling. I completely oppose this for a variety of reasons, including a reason lampooned in the Economist, namely that whales are ‘charismatic mega-fauna’. Many in Iceland (sorry about the headline to those of you) and elsewhere are appalled by this decision, as it is not only [...]
I hadn’t seen this until quite recently, which is odd considering I’m a big fan of the series (the jury’s still out on season X however). The film is excellent. It’s essentially a animated musical with lots of swearing, but such a description doesn’t even come close to doing this movie justice. The songs are [...]
That ‘something’ however, is nothing to be welcomed. The one thing that the terrorists in Sinn Fein and the bigots in the DUP can agree on is that they should exploit their current situation to milk London, Dublin, Washington and Brussels for all they’re worth. Apparently the fiends want billions of pounds just to form [...]
For the benefit of those taking Second Arts Philosophy in UCC this year, here’s Abbott and Costello’s ‘Who’s on First?’. Apparently this isn’t the first performance of it, but it’s still funny.
From the Encyclopedia Dramatica article on abortion: “When it comes to “when life begins”, a poll of aborted babies concluded that none of them minded being aborted too much. Their response was similar to that of a pool of semen, who were also not very distressed at not getting a chance at being persons.”
I’ve just read on wikipedia that there is an American version of Battle Royale in the pipeline. Even if it doesn’t completely suck (which it undoubtedly will), there is still no good reason to make another version, unless you’re a talentless film producer hoping to rip off someone else’s fine work by exploiting the fact [...]
This is the choice facing American voters in November’s Congressional elections. If the Republicans manage to maintain controll of Congress, they shall stick with their unpopular Iraqi adventure, whereas the Democrats are committed to a full withdrawal within two years if they wrest controll from the foundering GOP. So who has the right plan? ‘Stay [...]
I’m just after watching a documentary about it on More4, called ‘Death of a Presdent’. It seems it happened in Chicago… Joking aside, I was genuinely impressed by the film, which is one of the highlights of the forthcoming Cork Film Festival. It’s very well done, and not all that unbelieveable. Strangely, I was a [...]
So I got my MacBook, and I love it, etc… However, I have one major problem. Surprisingly, given that I have a reading age af a dyslexic eight year old when it comes to computer literacy, I was able to install Windows XP on it using Bootcamp without too much difficulty (which is not to [...]
While I know that people familiar with Fox expect nothing better from the ‘news’ channel, this latest incident, to paraphase Michael McDowell, would disgust even Joseph Goebbels. As any of you with even a passing interest in US politics will know, a Republican Congressman named Mark Foley was exposed as a raging paedophile sometime last [...]keep looking »