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Bertie Ahern – Thick and fast come the parodies

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

And more again and done to Dolly Parton. Lads, you gotta do one to the BeeGees too.

Political Video Stats – Updated April 3rd

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Edit: Please note this is not an ordered “top 10” viewed list. It isn’t in any order at all and there’s 11 vids!

This seems to be turning into a regular thing. Update on the viewing stats for some of the political videos out there:

Mary Harney behind her desk asking to put her back in power come election time. – 1,905 views. Views have gone way up because of the below video.

Piss take of Mary Harney by Political Thicko – 1,507 views in a week!

Labour’s “But are you happy?” video – 842 views.

Dan Sullivan’s “You pay taxes so we don’t have to” – 1,321 views.(Done twice, viewed 964 times and 357 times)

Enda Kenny awkwardly being a people person. It almost works too. – 1,489 views.

Bertie Ahern Ard Fheis Speech – 832 views.

Frank Chambers (FF) talking to you from his kitchen – 1,440 views.

Putting Words in Bertie’s Mouth – 1,650 views.

Trevor Sargent on Podge and Rodge – 8,877 views.

Irish Bloggers on de tele – 1,035 views.

The banned Trocaire Ad – 9,261 views.

Since FG don’t have a YouTube account/channel, I found Enda’s Ard Fheis speech here. – 10 views. And holy shit but does Lucinda Creighton eat babies too? “Let’s get dis party started” was the intro music. This is really cringeworthy.

Oh maybe this is the FG Channel. FG HQ? Enda, brush your bloody hair and stop buying “casual” clothes from the politicians section of Marks and Spencer.

Fluffy Links – April 3rd 2007

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

The latest management craze. It’ll never take off.

Oh my god dude.

Via Kottke. Look at all the Xs in “The Departed”.

Robotchicken does the Carebears.

And this is the “Ha ha” song. I dunno.

Posting will once again resume…

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

I had planned to have my physical breakdown around June, once my schedule was free. 😉 I wish I was like Hannibal in the A-Team. (Not the dead part.) After my two minute checkup at Southdoc this morning around 7am they gave me augmentin. a few hours after taking it I got very very ill. The doctors claim it is not a reaction to the augmentin but food poisoning. Hell, they know best if they can charge 60 quid for 2 minutes work.

This evening they changed the meds from augmentin to distaclor (just in case) for what they later today told me was tonsilitis, motlium so I don’t puke the funky blue pills up, immodium for other end, dioralyte to rebalance salts after spending the day vomiting, strepsils for the throat and paracetamol for the fever. The pharmacy also refused to take back the augmentin.

Talk to y’all in a few days. I think I already had a few automated posts lined up. So, enjoy!

p.s. The new trailers for the Transformers movies are fantastic and Doctor Who last night rocked as well.

R.E.M. Play 5 nights in Olympia (Dublin, Ireland) in July

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Via this cranky git. I got mine: Wed 4th Jul 2007 Olympia Theatre tickets (Reserved seats (circle)) 2 € 50.00 € 100.00

Go get yours.

The five shows in Dublin will showcase songs from these spring recording sessions and, as such, will be a rare opportunity to hear songs before they are released on record. The Olympia dates are the only scheduled shows for R.E.M. in 2007.

Irish Web 2.0 companies feature on ReadWriteWeb

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Congrats to all. Read all about them. Well done to PutPlace, to LouderVoice (like the new logo), to Nooked, to Pixenate, to PollDaddy and all the others. We need a much bigger list though.

Gutted – ComReg turn down my job application

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Speaking of the telecoms poodle, a little while back I applied for a job with them. Today they sent me a letter saying other people were better qualified and they will be interviewed. Best of luck to them. I’m sure I’ll be “interacting” with them soon enough.

ComReg costs 20M a year to run – Bang for your buck

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Now, I must admit I cannot read balance sheets but on page 51 of this document on the accounts for year ending June 2005, it seems from reading it that ComReg blow 20M a year on “stuff”. Such as:

  • Staff Costs 8.719Million (They have 112 staff)
  • Technical Advice (Consultants) 4.115Million
  • Legal Expenses 4.451Million
  • Advertising 23,000
  • Administrative Expenses 2.277Million
  • Auditors’ Remuneration 12,000
  • Premises and Related Expenses 1.249Million
  • Depreciation 244,000
  • Subscriptions to International Organisations 630,000

Unfortunately we cannot see 2006 because they are allowed bury it until the year after they give it to the Minister. Handy that.

ShareIT – Dublin, Saturday April 28th

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Details for the next ShareIT. This one will be in Dublin. Still sticking with the basics which is what most people seemed to want at the last one in Cork. Still tying up one or two loose ends for this but all is looking good so far. Details on how to sign up are on the Business Advisory website. While the talks might be focused for IT startups, they’re still basic enough to appeal to anyone starting a business.

So where should the next one be held?:) About time ShareIT got a logo I think.

Link love – March 29th 2007

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

20% sugar, a touch of salt, a squeeze of lemon and a little flour. But enough about my secret icing ingredients. Read Primal Sneeze. There’ll be a test after on what you read.

Not exactly making the Bionic Woman. Or the bionic dog. A very nice niche blog and a welcome addition to the Irish blogging community. Embedded in Cork.

The Best DJ that ever played the Irish Blog Awards. A huge troublemaker, though I think the PC term now is “socialist”. A podcaster since before podcasts existed. It’s the Brian Greene show! Feedburner feed.