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BBC News Editors are all blogging

Monday, June 26th, 2006

The BBC Editors blog is now public even though it was meant to remain in priavte beta until August.

Welcome to The Editors, a new blog written by editors from across the range of BBC News outlets – TV, radio and interactive – about their issues, dilemmas, and highs (and lows) they face in doing their jobs.

The Brits are really getting this whole blogging and transparency “mad fad thing” aren’t they? More and more UK Newspaper Editors and staff are blogging yet in Ireland not one newspaper editor or senior figure is conversing with the public and showing them how they do their work. It’s a great shame. So who do you think will be first in Ireland and how long will it take? Anyone want to start a betting pool?

UPDATE: Good post by Cian Ginty on this.

Shandon in photos

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Video medley of photos taken from Shandon

Monday Morning Fluffy Links

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Via Leo’s blog, get a chance to ride on a steam train.

Break dancin’. Busting some fantastic moves.

This guyon a motorbike gets smashed by a car and gets up. Lucky to be alive.

Book a family holiday in Bulgaria and your kids witness a porno movie being shot on the hotel balcony.

“The first thing that the kids talked about was the fact that there were naked women getting their photos taken in the hotel,” Mr Crawford said.

This guy makes money by sitting in cars so people can drive in the carpool lanes. Will this be Dublin in a few years time? If they build carpool lanes.

They are made out of meat:

RSS Feeds for every TD – Thanks Technorati

Monday, June 26th, 2006

This might interest the politics fans. I wasted a bit of my Sunday by inputting the name of each current TD into Technorati and generated a watch list for each. Here are Technorati Watchlists (RSS feeds) for each TD going alphabetically. Maybe James can help make an OPML file out of this? I have the raw urls in a txt file if it is neeed. Comments appreciated.

** A
Bertie Ahern
Dermot Ahern
Michael Ahern
Bernard Allen
Noel Ahern
Barry Andrews
Seán Ardagh
Liam Aylward

**B
Niall Blaney
Dan Boyle
Johnny Brady
Martin Brady
James Breen
Patrick Breen
Seamus Brennan
Tommy Broughan
John Browne
John Bruton
Richard Bruton
Joan Burton

**C
Joe Callanan
Ivor Callely
Pat Carey
John Carty
Donie Cassidy
Michael Collins
Paul Connaughton
Paudge Connolly
Beverley Cooper-Flynn
Joe Costello
Mary Coughlan
Simon Coveney
Brian Cowen
Jerry Cowley
Seymour Crawford
John Cregan
Sean Crowe
Ciaran Cuffe
Martin Cullen
John Curran

**D
Noel Davern
Síle de Valera
John Deasy
Jimmy Deenihan
Noel Dempsey
Tony Dempsey
John Dennehy
Jimmy Devins
Bernard Durkan

**E
John Ellis
Damien English
Olwyn Enright

**F
Frank Fahey
Martin Ferris
Michael Finneran
Dermot Fitzpatrick
Sean Fleming
Mildred Fox

**G
Pat The Cope Gallagher
Eamon Gilmore
Jim Glennon
Paul Gogarty
John Gormley
Noel Grealish
Tony Gregory

**H
Mary Hanafin
Marian Harkin
Mary Harney
Sean Haughey
Tom Hayes
Jackie Healy-Rae
Seamus Healy
Joe Higgins
Michael D Higgins
Máire Hoctor
Phil Hogan
Brendan Howlin

**J
Joe Jacob

**K
Cecilia Keaveney
Paul Kehoe
Billy Kelleher
Peter Kelly
Enda Kenny
Tony Killeen
Séamus Kirk
Tom Kitt

**L
Brian Lenihan
Conor Lenihan
Michael Lowry
Kathleen Lynch

**M
Micheál Martin
Pádraic McCormack
Charlie McCreevy
James McDaid
Michael McDowell
Tom McEllistrim
Shane McEntee
Dinny McGinley
Paul McGrath
Finian McGrath
John McGuinness
Paddy McHugh
Liz McManus
Gay Mitchell
Olivia Mitchell
John Moloney
Arthur Morgan
Donal Moynihan
Breeda Moynihan-Cronin
Michael Mulcahy
Catherine Murphy
Gerard Murphy

**N
Denis Naughten
Dan Neville
Matthew Nolan
Michael Noonan

**O
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
Éamon Ó Cuív
Seán Ó Fearghail
Aengus Ó Snodaigh
Charlie O’Connor
Willie O’Dea
Liz O’Donnell
John O’Donoghue
Denis O’Donovan
Fergus O’Dowd
Noel O’Flynn
Rory O’Hanlon
Batt O’Keeffe
Jim O’Keeffe
Ned O’Keeffe
Tim O’Malley
Fiona O’Malley
Brian O’Shea
Jan O’Sullivan

**P
Tom Parlon
Séamus Pattison
William Penrose
John Perry
Peter Power
Seán Power

**Q
Ruairí Quinn

**R
Pat Rabbitte
Michael Ring
Dick Roche
Eoin Ryan
Sean Ryan
Eamon Ryan

** S
Trevor Sargent
Mae Sexton
Joe Sherlock
Róisín Shortall
Brendan Smith
Michael Smith
Emmet Stagg
David Stanton

**T
Billy Timmins
Noel Treacy
Liam Twomey

**U
Mary Upton

**W
Jack Wall
Dan Wallace
Mary Wallace
Joe Walsh
Ollie Wilkinson
Michael Woods
G V Wright

Sunday Video Fluff 25th June 2006

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Monthy Pyhton Argument Clinic

Dolce & Gabana and those low hanging pants again

Stevie Wonder live on Sesame Street singing Superstition. FANTASTIC.

NoFitState Circus – Immortal – Utterly fantastic

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Nofitstate Circus

nofit state circus’ ImMortal2 is part of the Cork Midsummer festival. I saw it tonight and was blown away. In 2005 it was rated as the best ever UK Circus show and I can understand why. Take the worlds that Tom Waits creates in his songs and mix them with some prose of William S Burroughs and add a fun jazzy soundtrack that Waits might himself create if he was on ectasy, throw in Cirque de Soleil without the campness and you have something like this. If I could buy the soundtrack I would. There are not many shows that hugely impress me but this is one. Lots of hot guys too. I’d travel to see this and maybe you can too as they are staying around Ireland for the next few weeks. I strongly urge you to go see them. They play two more shows in Cork tomorrow and then that’s it for there and you can see them next on:


4th – 8th July – Clonmel – Junction Festival

13th – 16th July – Donegal – Earagail Arts Festival

24th – 29th July – Dublin – Draiocht, Millennium Park, Blanchardstown

Coraline at Firkin Crane

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Myself, Gerry and Ursula (his missus) went to see Neil Gaiman’s Coraline as part of the Midsummer Festival. It was shown at beautiful the Firkin Crane Centre, pictured below.

Firkin Crane

Coraline was classed as a family show though with scary elements so that kids under 10 were discouraged from going. Nothing really scary about it but then I’m not ten anymore, though sometimes act it. It was the never disappointing Gaiman blend of quirky humour, beautiful prose, dark elements and great imagination. Gerry said he’ll have to buy the book now. Now, next we need to try and persuade them to bring Wolves in the Walls over here.

Coraline can next be seen in Donegal in July.

Hedwig in Dublin – July 15th, do come along

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Our own Joe Roch is starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch from July 5th to July 15th in the Projects Art Centre. I’ve got my tickets booked and come along if you’ve seen the show previously or watched the movie. IMDB page for Hedwig.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Sat 24th June 2006 Fluffy links

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Fantastic way to market Pizzas.

Microsoft Ireland has a draw to win a tablet PC. Fill out a 4 question survey to avail. You need an MS Passport login or an MSN login.

Meetings are toxic. Great productivity tips from 37 Signals.

Why we split up.

Make your own posters for 12 euros.

I fell in love with a Dead Boy. Antony And The Johnsons – singing in the movie Wild Side. Warning, naked people in this and full frontal nudity. Brief description:

“This moody French film from director Sébastian Lifshitz tells the story of Stéphanie (Stéphanie Michelini), a jaded transsexual prostitute who leaves Paris to take care of her dying mother (Josiane Storelu) in the country. She brings along her two lovers, a street-hustling Arab boy, Jamel (Yasmine Belmadi), and a Russian ex-soldier named Mikhail (Edouard Nikitine). While Stephanie and her mother come to grips with their troubled past, Mikhail has his own problems dealing with his mother back in Russia, as does Jamel who finds his lifestyle not warmly accepted by his conventional family.”

Mustang sally now baby: