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12 days of (Youtube) Christmas – Some Christmas Youtube fun

Monday, December 18th, 2006

The 12 Youtubes of Christmas

I took the crap, the weird, the odd, the tack and the Christmassy and threw them together for this. The last video at the end of this post will play each video one after the other.

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge:

in a pear tree:

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves:

And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three French hens:

Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four calling birds:

Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Five golden rings:
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Six geese a-laying:
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Seven swans a-swimming:
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eight maids a-milking:
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Nine ladies dancing:
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Ten lords a-leaping:
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eleven pipers piping:
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming:

Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

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Fluffy Links – December 18th 2006

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Kathy Sierra on conference t-shirts that should be made for women too. Now if only we had women to go to Irish tech conferences. I’ll get WD40 for that gate.

Nice rules for organising conferences.

Open letter to porn on Craigslist.

A Cowbell Easter Egg in GMail Chat. This is cowbell:

Colm O’Gorman has a “blog”. Press release archive really.

How to be a wine snob. Would Julian approve?

At long bloody last old people can get the free phone option with mobiles. All along it was a landline only option. Makes complete sense to give free phones to OAPs. A Dom Jolly sketch comes to mind “HELLO? WHAT? NO, I’M COLLECTING MY PENSION. NO, THEY ALL SMELL OF PISS.”

Jesus Christ, I thought Sascha Baron-Cohen was taking the piss when he said Borat was attending the holocaust denial conference. I guess not. Taking the piss that there was such a conference I mean.

Manuel is back and writing some fascinating pieces. Is welcome you are back.

Bill Clinton doesn’t like Santa:

I love this. Ths guy manages to quickly and easily train his cat to turn on a light switch:

Off to Dublin for Podge and Rodge – back later

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Gimme a text if you’re about Dublin. Number is on contact page.

Blog Awards has a Bebo now too

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Add the Blog Awards as a friend on Bebo. Coming soon … one for IrelandOffline.

Another tag thing meme whatchacallit

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Pat tagged me a while back but I was too busy to respond. 5 things that people don’t know about me.

  1. In airplanes I do my very very best to sit in odd number rows.
  2. When I die I really would prefer some violent impact type death then slowly fading away while being eaten alive by cancer.
  3. When I worked in a hospital I saw dozens of dead people and had to move most of them down to the fridges where they are kept before the undertakers arrive. It really never phased me as an 18 year old. The one death that still haunts me is of a baby that died of cot death. I can still see her in the arms of the ambulance driver as he ran into the resuscitation room and still hear her mother crying outside as they worked on her baby .
  4. Part of the reason I’m doing my law degree is so that I can hopefully make use of it in some way to get some legal rights so that I can marry the guy I love. (It’s all about the tax benefits really!
  5. Like the rows in a plane, I have a personal rule that lists always have to end in uneven numbers.

Might be late for Christmas but still, why not buy an original painting?

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Liam Daly has some quite nice Irish paintings on special offer on his sales site. 99 dollars plus 25 dollars postage. Which is less than 100 euros when you do the currency conversion (or thereabouts). It’d make a nice investment or a present for someone.

I’m most fond of the Ballina one but the Green Fields one is great too.

No fluffy links – Open thread for December 15th 2006

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Was away all week, working from the Paris office so I don’t really have enough for fluffy links today. Instead I want to try something I’ve seen work on other blogs: I’ll turn over this post to those that read this. Any links you want to suggest or topics you want to debate, just stick them in here. Don’t forget to engage with the others who leave comments.

A lazy way of adding links – Am I linking to your blog?

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

I’m in not-terribly-dire but definitely some kind of need to update my Irish links list on the front page of my Le/An/The/Blog. If I am not linking to you, then let me know and I’ll add you to the list or maybe I won’t. I’m in a moody mood.

Fluffy Links – December 14th 2006

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Firefly Convention is canceled at very last minute. Very pissed off fans. The actors still decided they are going to turn up and keep them happy though. This is respect for your fans.

Screw you coppers, give us our privacy. Clampdown on prostitutes backfires as the people and press tell police to respect peoples privacy.

Blogging gets you a free test drive of an Aston Martin.

Create paintings with your daily mouse movements.

Is this just a marketing scam or art project? Girl leaves a map for her BF to follow and along the street she has left lyrics to “Fly me to the Moon.” Bookmark that for Valentine’s Day.

Via Daily Warthog: Honda Tron Ad

Angel Decoy:

Family Guy – The Ring

An Web or Na Blogs – Ample opportunity for European blogging/tech summit

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

So Le Web est mort, vive le replacement. So a London Gnomedex or a Dublin “Na Blogs”? First things first should be a massive discount for anyone that suffered through Le Web. Now’a the opportunity to do it right.

Still here in Paris. Greets!