What in your opinion was the best invention of 2007?And now, the end is near. This week, I've been answering questions set as part of a competition run by Science Week (and publicised by Damien) about technology. I've mostly taken a lo-fi approach with my answers (perhaps excepting my wish to own an internet radio).
The Minister for Justice is sometimes accused of not being able to control himself. Here, in the midst of a Seanad Debate, he veers off topic in order to unburden himself on the question of the press, in general, and Fintan O'Toole and Vincent Brown in particular. Special note: Spot Martin Mansergh trying to staunch the flow, and failing.
A flash of Paper Round style genius from Kevin Breathnach of the Disillusioned Lefties as he compares and contrasts The Irish Times article on the death of fancy-dan theorist Jean Baudrillard to the one printed in the NY Times. It seems Brian Boyd from the Times (Irish) has a writing style similar to that of Patricia Cohen of the Times (NY). This post was influenced by Bloggorah and Disillusioned Lefty.
An excellent post here by Suzy Byrne, on last week’s coverage of an alleged paedophile ring. I wasn’t really paying much attention to the news for the past few days, so consequently took the story at more or less face value, insofar as I thought of it at all.
Episode one of an occasional series of Paper Round Podcasts. If you subscribe to the full tuppenceworth. ie podcast feed in iTunes or your podcatching program of choice, you also get a bonus set of essays on artworks in the National Gallery.
Those of you who watched this Daily Show clip linked from my last post may have noticed Fox's Geraldo Rivera (he of Al Capones's Vault/Huge Mustache/Complete Dickhead fame) as good as accuse someone of Anna Nicole Smith's murder, advising him to "lawyer up". It'd be nice to think "oh don't worry, it's just Geraldo, and on Fox News to boot".
Tuppenceworth's Paper Round has turned out to have something of an unexpectedly enduring appeal. So much so that the conspirators have met a few times to discuss whether to revisit the project. As part of one of those explorations, I'd like to make a call for submissions from readers.