Tag Archives | Humour

“Glory be the day, Mr Yeats!”

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As the man said…  It’s tradition! Those of a sensitive disposition are duly warned, again, that James Joyce enjoys the language in all its fecund nuttiness. Enjoy!

#GerryAdams: So is he the Messiah or not?

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It is true that the DUP have their comedians like Sammy Wilson, but to my own (admitted Catholic ear) the Shinners tell better jokes. Take Mary Lou at their Dublin rally last night: (1) Mary Lou tells a joke: An Orangeman gets to the pearly gates but is turned away by St Peter. He peers inside more…

The many many faces of Arlene Foster…

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The many faces of Arlene. Ms Foster up close and personal with Kelly on Nolan pic.twitter.com/NRVYpkqflO — Squinter (@squinteratn) February 28, 2014 Right, sorry Arlene, but I’m afraid cannot resist sharing this masterpiece by the Andersonstown News man’s man Squinter, aka Robin Livingstone….

Sochi Olympic success

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Heh. Some wonderfully humorous choreography in evidence at the Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics closing ceremony.  It made me laugh out loud.  They wouldn’t have had long to arrange it… [Photograph: Barbara Walton/EPA] As the Guardian live-blog adds, For anyone who slept through the opening ceremony, here’s a reminder of the failed snowflake-ring, and its tongue-in-cheek more…

Belfast’s Festival of Fools: No laughing matter at the ‘Dome of Delight’?

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Earlier this year, organisers at Belfast’s award winning Festival of Fools received news from Belfast City Council’s Tourism, Culture and Arts Unit that they were to be excluded from multi-annual funding. In addition, their annual allocation was reduced from £11,000 (2012) to £6000 (2013). The Festival’s funding from the City Council’s Community Festivals Fund remains unchanged. more…

Parliamentary Written Question of the Week…

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Now that the US President is back home across the pond, it’s probably safe to note the latest candidate in an occasional series.  From the House of Commons written parliamentary questions 20 June. US White House Sir Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the Government plans to more…

“Drowning in the last hours of the day…”

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Somewhat belatedly, here’s the annual excellent Bloomsday video.  It’s tradition!  Those of a sensitive disposition are duly warned, again, that James Joyce enjoys the language in all its fecund nuttiness. Enjoy!

Parliamentary Written Answer of the Week…

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They don’t have to be dull.  As demonstrated yesterday by the clearly well-read Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Communities and Local Government, Conservative MP, Brandon Lewis.  Here’s the nominated written question and answer Tom Blenkinsop: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has any plans to deregulate the more…

Nordie OUTRAGE: Our speciality…

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If there’s no good news about, why not make some up… The Donegal Dollop reports on continuing Nordie OUTRAGE… Unionists have yet to react to the following car models also set for the 2013 market: Ford RA Toyota Avengesis Honda Civic Unrest -All of which are planned to be advertised using a new song called more…

Weekend White House memes…

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After US President Barack Obama mangled his sci-fi/popular culture references with his “Jedi mind-meld”, the White House twitter feed doubled down on the confusion… [The Farce is strong with this one - Ed]  Meanwhile, also via the Professor, his critics are having fun with the latest in an occasional series of Presidential denials. Heh.

FFS, Give Us A HUG!!!

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Sometimes, someone, somewhere just gets it right… This picture comes to you courtesy of the small but growing Northern Ireland community on Google Plus…

If Northern Ireland was a Hollywood movie…?

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It’s been a pretty depressing couple of weeks all told. Flags, riots, official confirmation of state involvement in the murder of solicitor Pat Finucane. So, let me try and lift the mood, by asking a completely fatuous makey upey question: If Hollywood was to make a Movie about Northern Ireland right now, what would be more…