Category Archives: Comedy

Technology. Multitasking can be bad for your health don’t tweet and chew gum…..

Hold your breath I may have pulled it off. At very least I have him rattled. I’m talking about Siri; that disembodied know-all irritating voice that physically represents nowhere in the world, an amalgam of accents, rolled together into a … Continue reading

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Roget’s Thesaurus….The astonishing, amazing, staggering, astounding disclosure by Jack Nicholson…

You may find today’s column about Jack Nicholson a bit too ornate, elaborate, extravagant and overblown, but two days ago was the birthday of Peter Mark Roget, who compiled Roget’s Thesaurus of Words and Phrases, an amazingly impressive, splendiferous, wondrous, … Continue reading

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The F word can be an appalling affront to delicate ears….

The F word can be an appalling affront to delicate ears, or a powerful weapon when used in the right context. It can also betray acute sloppiness. Mix that with the hubris of David Drumm and John Bowe and you can see … Continue reading

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Decrepitude…. “I looked down at my watch 20 minutes ago and it read 1990″….

Robert Louis Stevenson said “extreme busyness is a symptom of deficient vitality.” I recognised myself immediately, the original “blue-arsed fly,” always on the move, always up to something, always having four or five projects on the go. And then old … Continue reading

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Final Countdown….There is a massive Black Hole at the centre of our galaxy. A cloud named Sagittarius A

There is a massive Black Hole at the centre of our galaxy. A cloud named Sagittarius A, is exciting scientists around the world as they observe it, moving ever closer to the rim of the Black Hole, called the Event … Continue reading

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Ripped!

“Give me 15 minutes a day and I will give you a new body”  Those were the confident words of Charles Atlas of perhaps the most famous of all the musclemen, ever, who became the first Celebrity Bodybuilder in the 20s, … Continue reading

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Liberace could have joined Fianna Fail without any bother

Liberace could have joined Fianna Fail without any bother. He had three appropriate credentials. He was a perjurer, he was a devout Catholic and he coined the phrase “crying all the way to the bank.” I always considered perjury an extreme … Continue reading

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