Maybe it’s unfair to lay all the blame on the SU for these issues, but: UCC students pay for the use of the Mardyke Arena in our capitation fee; it’s been closed for weeks and we’re not getting any compensation for it. Secondly, all the roads in Cork are covered in snow, the buses are [...]
Give me some comments, and give me them soon. I have to swiftpost this biatch sometime this morning, after I crawl back out of bed. Statement of Purpose I am applying to this MA program so that I can resume studying philosophy after a disastrous year of medical school. I always enjoyed philosophy as an [...]
The people who do medicine are awesome, and if you disagree then fuck you! (Disclaimer: utterly inebriated post, but the sentiment still stands. One of my best friends does med, and he’s one of the nicest, most considerate guys I know. And everyone in my class is really nice too. I genuinely feel bad for [...]
Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic. Matthew Yglesias at Think Progress. They’re both written from a left-wing/progressive perspective, and they can be very, very funny too.
I never thought a student email would cheer me up, but this one certainly did: To launch RAG Week we are opening the SU Common Room on Sunday afternoon at 1pm to show the following: Spurs v Arsenal 1.30pm, Scotland v Wales (rugby) and West Ham v Man Utd 4pm. It is Common Room policy [...]
This post contains a whole lot of misdirected aggression, but I really fucking hate it when people abuse exclamation marks. Here’s a prime example from a student email: Please be advised that Dr Lucy James requested that the Signpost session on Friday 30th January is from 09.30 – 10.00! Kindly amend this in your timetable, [...]
I understand the sentiment, but what good is shouting slogans on campus supposed to do for the people of Gaza? Also, why is it that only Israel draws these kind of protests? I don’t recall any anti-Chinese protests last year when China started cracking heads in Tibet. I don’t recall any protests against the Burmese [...]
While I initially had great plans to spend my Christmas holidays reading Diderot, Dostoyevsky and Voltaire (in between vigorous carousing and energetic wassailing), my wicked med school decided to ruin Christmas for everyone and gave us books to review. The choices all suck, but Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point seems like the best of a [...]
Every night I lie in bed And tell myself that tomorrow will be different, That I’ll be better suited to my life, That I’ll get stuff done, And that all this won’t seem like such a dreadful error.
There’s hundreds more of these fine graphs here.
I’m sooooooooooo drunk right now, but here goes some blogging. I really, really, really ought to just drink in the morning. Honestly. I’m so much more at ease after having a few. And I’m so much happier too. And besides, who wants to live past 60 anyway… Also, why the hell am I so paranoid [...]
Seems like I’m only happy when drunk these days. I was very happy tonight. WooooooHoooooooo!!11
Brenin is the name of a wolf that Mark Rowlands lived with for 11 years. Rowlands is a philosopher who’s lived and taught in the US, Ireland (he worked in UCC for a while), Britain and France, lecturing and writing books about theories of consciousness, ethics and animal rights, among other things. Wherever he was [...]
Nothing has driven home the fact that I have a problem with alcohol quite like video evidence of actions that my memory had blacked-out. Just to clarify right out the gate, I’m certainly not an alcoholic, and I’m certainly not dependent on alcohol. However, I am far too prone to getting seriously drunk when I [...]keep looking »