Television still has the power to shock. Or at least, turning on BBC2 at 12 midnight last night and seeing a woman in some distress standing over what is clearly a recently murdered man lying in a Russian street had the power to shock me. It seemed all the more poignant as it was completely […]
Archive for October, 2006
In a new Republican ad currently gathering steam for the wrong reasons, a white party girl gives a wink after recalling meeting Harold Ford, a Tennessee Democrat candidate currently running for the Senate, at a Playboy party. The wink is followed by the insistent phrase â€˜Harold, call meâ€™.
The ad is gathering some steam because Ford […]
We Irish are a lonely bunch. Blessed with a pathological self-obsession, we have developed a number of coping mechanisms, almost all of which, of course, include drink. Yet the web has given us a new way of knocking the edge off that loneliness, of tapping into a wider consciousness, and pole-vaulting our energies into much […]
God bless the Russians. In a world where irony has crapped its way to the top of our cultural pile, giving birth to an entire generation of z-rate talents, it’s good to see that there are some people who don’t intend to shock anyone with their opinions. That’s just they way they see the world.
A subsidiary of Boeing called Jeppesen International Trip Planning are experts at the logistics involved in international flight operations, according to Boeingâ€™s website. â€œJeppesen has done it all.â€ the final paragraph boasts. So where else should the CIA go when trying to outsource those tricky â€œextraordinary renditionâ€ flights to bring suspected terrorists to windowless rooms […]
As part of their commemorations today to celebrate the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising, Ferenc Gyurcsanyâ€™s Socialist Party Government provided two Soviet-era T-34 tanks to mark the occasion when, on the 23rd of October 1956, students occupied Budapestâ€™s Parliament Square to demand greater freedom for Hungarian citizens.
However, a large group of mainly right-wing protestors also chose to […]
It seems that once That Swearing Lady had the idea of modifying Beatles lyrics to contemporary situations everyone is at it. To be fair they are brushing up their irony skills by rewriting Paul McCartney songs to reflect the ignominious agony of not only having his marriage fall apart in public but also suffering the […]
Hey, whatâ€™s happened here? Dublin Opinion has only gone and had a face lift. Well, its been long overdue and the only reason itâ€™s been avoided so far is because it required moving from the Joomla content management system with itâ€™s own database to Wordpress and there was no way to migrate the content from […]
The New York Times has been getting a bit of stick of late. For the last couple of years the USâ€™s paper of record has admitted to reporting government spin regarding the Invasion of Iraq as fact, publishing reports by journalists who simply cobbled them together from other papers and most recently, misquoting Hugo Chavez […]
It seems to be an unpopular opinion, but I don’t care what you purists think - Mary Margaret O’Hara’s contribution on Hallelujah was a high point of Came So Far For Beauty, the Leonard Cohen tribute show in the Point on Thursday. I am not alone in this opinion - my mate sitting next to […]