Say Aah. Originally uploaded by Editor_TuppA few weeks ago, I decided to encourage Fustar in his life-affirming journey through China's finest playthings, Manky Toy Monday. I bought a few likely lads myself intending to remind him of the joys of a Manky Toy.
Some notes from my technology slot on the Right Hook. I like the radio, more than almost all television at this stage. I've hardly started to explore the wealth of shows that are available, but I'm already a fan of New York PBS station WNYC.
There seemed something a little odd about the reports of a Cork based organiser who didn't pay over deposits collected from schoolchildren for hotel bookings. My antenna went up at the line in the Irish Times report which said that students had approached hotels directly, only to be told that arrangements should be made through the now-uncommunicative man.
Sky News had a 2 second clip of me countering Pat Carey's suggested (and now seemingly shelved) mobile phone register. Alas, though I appeared reasonably coherent, I discovered that the effect of my television presence is now akin to watching the LOLRUS debating public policy.
The heading is a little misleading. I may be appearing with Andrew Keen on the Right Hook (currently being hosted by Damien Kiberd) at some point in the next few days. Nonetheless, if you have anything you wished you were able to say to Mr Keen on reading his book, or any points you long to hear made leave a comment.
Copernicus of the Midnight Court recently tagged myself and Simon with the “8 things??? meme, whereby bloggers list eight things about themselves which might be considered interesting. I’m afraid to say that my life to date has been a fairly humdrum, but the more easily impressed amongst you may find one or two of the following factoids interesting:1.
Indo Doing the sums Originally uploaded by Editor_Tupp Not the poll numbers, the other kind. During the election campaign (called just before the Mahon Tribunal had started looking into this, you'll remember) the Taoiseach told us that he had a certain sum of money lodged to his account from wherever.
Like many of my profession, I tend to almost subconsciously collect great courtroom moments. I was reminded of one such when reading an obituary of George Melly. Melly was a jazz musician, author and libertarian (although, given that libertarianism has since become little more than a wish by the well-off not to have to clean up after themselves, I think libertine is probably a better description).