Weird blogging ahead…

I’m heading to LA for a few days, ie from tomorrow through till next Monday. I’ll be speaking to a mixed audience at the University of Southern California’s School of Communication on New Media and the Peace Process. I’m not sure how much time I will actually have for blogging, but it struck me that I could be in a position to follow some of the Scottish and Welsh results late on Thursday night/early on Friday morning. I’ll do what I can to keep tabs on things in the Republic’s election too. It just depends on ease of access when I get there, and not being completely zeroed after the journey!!

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  • URQUHART

    You’re some craic Fealty. ‘New Media and the Peace Process’? What a yarn.

  • dáithi

    Mick,

    How did you manage to blog your way onto a conference which includes many illustrious scholars?

  • SuperSoupy

    A one day conference requires a LA visit lasting 5 days? ‘The New Media’ certainly requires no lessons on junketeering from the ‘Old’.

    Well blagged Mr Fealty.

  • USA

    Not so long ago for the Irish arriving in the US it was a case of “don’t forget your shovel if you want to go to work”.
    Now it seems more like “don’t forget your laptop with built in wireless card if you want to go to work”.
    The times they are a changin.
    Welcome to America Mick.

  • Mick Fealty

    One day to travel, one day to recover, one day to work, one day (i.e., Saturday) off, and an overnight flight on the only service available on Sunday arriving Monday. Talk about a ‘damanding’ audience!

    Considering some of the ‘blagging’ you’ve been doing around here recently: glass houses and stones, Mr Soupy, glasshouses and stones… 😉

    No doubt I’ll be able to report any interesting bits and pieces that come up in the course of the day…

  • jake

    don’t forget to tell them that your contribution was to be entirely uncritical and/or curious about what the provo leadership was really up to, with the result that they were able to lie and deceive their hearts out. in that respect the so-called ‘new media’ is utterly indistinguishable from the old one!

  • heck

    Mick

    I checked out the link. This finishs at 5. Is there anything that continues the debate in the evening?

  • Mick Fealty

    Not sure, but if you are about then, give me a shout. It would be good to meet!!

  • heck

    it’s a few hrs drive after work, and that is not the best area to go for a beer. But keep me posted. I can buy you a beer or take you to dinner if there are no evening activities.

  • Mick Fealty

    If not that night, Thursday or Friday maybe…

  • SuperSoupy

    Mick,

    Your early rejection of junketeering seems a little hollow when you use Slugger to arrange your three free evenings for boozing.

    No rest for the wicked.

    Just kidding, I know it’s a huge journey 😉

  • Mick Fealty

    Sure they don’t ‘drink’ in America!

  • Penelope

    welcome to my side of the world Mick, hope you enjoy your time up in LA 🙂

  • Dewi

    Forget Mick’s boozing ……….how about those fascinating Welsh Election results…………..

  • Paddy McNally

    “ie from tomorrow through till next Monday.”

    “Southern California’s School of Communication”

    Come on. Somebody’s having a laugh here!!

  • Briso

    “a mixed audience at the University of Southern California’s School of Communication”

    In what way mixed?

  • Dewi

    Mixed 53% from a protestant tradition, 44% from a catholic tradition….and some Americans

  • Perhaps when you guys are looking at the troubles etc, you could make a pitch that it might help Americans to understand what went on more clearly, if the US government were to allow former prisoners, beyond those within the political loop to get into the USA legally, so that they to could engage with academia.

  • Dread Cthulhu

    Mickhall: “Perhaps when you guys are looking at the troubles etc, you could make a pitch that it might help Americans to understand what went on more clearly, if the US government were to allow former prisoners, beyond those within the political loop to get into the USA legally, so that they to could engage with academia.”

    I don’t see why not… except for the fact that we’re having a devil of a time getting rid of the one’s we already have. It takes years to dispose of case of the odd INLA hoodlum.

    Seriously, though, the US academics already vigorously put their American prisoners into academic positions, why would they want foreign competition?