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Episode 5 sees Dean Scurry and Aoifa Kenny introduce a razor-sharp snapshot of contemporary Ireland. The government’s free labour scheme gets a sound satirical kicking, while animator Dave Quinn, the sharp-tongued mastermind behind the wildly popular Cutbacks.ie videos, drops in to showcase his work.
There’s also a live performance by hotly-tipped singer/songwriter Garry O’Brien, and a […]

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I recently installed a satellite dish which means I now have access to non-Irish channels for the first time in almost a year. And last week, in between the re-runs of Minder and The Sweeney, I came across On The Buses, which I haven’t seen since the late 1970s - and even then they were […]

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My obsession with this show is reaching Trekkie levels, I know.
At the end of episode twelve, season four Dukie is told that he’s moving school and there’s a scene where he’s sitting at the computer and looking around the classroom, knowing that it’s the end of what had become a safe haven in his […]

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Have a look at this clip from The Wire, and then have a read of the newspaper articles linked below.
Enjoy.

Irish Times, 26 November 2009
The Guardian, 14 December 2009

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This is just the weirdest thing. It’s the final episode in the series, Deadliest Warrior, where the IRA and the Taliban are pitched in mortal combat. Check out the IRA “experts.” One, Skoti Collins, is listed as an “IRA descendant,” whatever the fuck that means, while the other, Peter Crowe, is a Blues singer/guitarist based […]

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Were it the case that I paid my licence fee, I would only be half peeved that most of it would go to Pat Kenny’s crack legal team or the people who spray on Sharon Ní Bheoláin’s fake tan. As it stands, I don’t pay it (don’t have a telly / don’t currently live in […]

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Battlestar Galactica has returned for its final season. The clip below is from episode one of the current season, and contains a plot spoiler, so if you have not seen the episode yet (it aired two weeks ago on Sky One), please don’t watch.
If you have seen the episode, well, take a look at this […]

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A recent chance discovery of mine on YouTube (that place where there are so many of them lying in wait) has been Balcony TV As ever, it was a totally unrelated Google search (for ‘Bristol Palin alien artifical insemination home movie’ as it tranpires) that went horribly wrong - Google works in […]

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[PPDA - As ‘Guignols de l’info’ Presenter via infos-du-net.com ]
As I wait for my copy of this week’s ‘Charlie Hebdo’ to arrive (containing, no doubt some wry and raw observations on our recent No vote) I am reminded of a news story that held the French media’s attention for a couple of days […]

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