Tag Archives | Humour

Happy Bloomsday, intolerable Joyceans everywhere!

If you don’t know by now, it’s tradition!  [We know… – Ed]. Those of a sensitive disposition are duly warned, once again, that James Joyce enjoys the language in all its fecund nuttiness. And a reminder of a brief history of the day, from the Guardian last year, which includes this great 1924 quote from Joyce on more…

Tweet of the Day: Irish Threat Levels…

Actually, it was yesterday, but nice one Martin… Irish Threat Levels 1. 'Tis grand2. Bit ropey3. Didn't see that coming4. Totally bolloxed5. Fucked altogether — martinmcmahon (@williamhboney1) May 24, 2017

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“Two balloons”? And the Facebook age finally strikes the Alliance party.

Looks like someone sneaked into the Alliance Party’s closed Facebook group and came out telling tales. Or maybe it was just someone inside the party who wasn’t too chuffed at the nature of some of the offline online chatter: In an exchange with supporters in the ‘Alliance Party Activists and Volunteers’ group about councillors Geraldine more…

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Vote Nobody 2016!

Ahead of the third, and final [thankfully! – Ed], televised debate between the Republican and Democratic parties candidates for US President, BBC Trending reports on the campaigns for the best person for the job – none of the above! Survey show that dissatisfaction with the two major party candidates is particularly acute amongst young people. According more…

Creator of LAD takes to the boards…

The originator of LAD John-Paul Whearty, has outed himself, just in time to publicise his upcoming production Adventures in Ulster… He comments to the Irish News… “I would describe LAD as like being in a band. We have had a really successful first album and now it’s time to go from there. I see myself more…

And so #LOLCats strike back in the name of, Remain… #CatsAgainstBrexit

Benson prefers expert veterinary care just as he prefers expert economic forecasting #CatsAgainstBrexit pic.twitter.com/PwEyEPW5G9 — Rupert Myers (@RupertMyers) June 20, 2016   Now he's been helped through the arguments, Slammers today declared himself one of the #CatsAgainstBrexit pic.twitter.com/ZwhMh7uYSD — Rich Nelmes (@nelmes) June 20, 2016 He's done his sums, and leaving just doesn't add up more…

Happy Christmas, intolerable Joyceans everywhere!

If you don’t know by now, it’s tradition!  And Brendan’s cryptic crossword in today’s Guardian nods in the general direction… Those of a sensitive disposition are duly warned, once again, that James Joyce enjoys the language in all its fecund nuttiness. Adds I should have also noted this brief history of the day that it’s in, also from the more…

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“Oh Claire… You are the answer to our prayers…”

STORMONT LOVE: Claire, the moment we met you we swear, we thought you were going nowhere, not trying to mean that’s just how it seemed. But then, we found ourselves thinking again, and maybe you could be our friend. This may come as news, but beggars can’t choose. So please, could we interest in a more…

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Sinn Féin decommission “Booby Sands” leaflet

As the BBC Trending report notes As unfortunate typos go it could have hardly been worse. The Republic of Ireland is currently a few days into a general election campaign that is taking place amid the backdrop of the hundredth anniversary of the Easter 1916 rising. In one campaign leaflet, Mary Lou McDonald, the deputy more…

“Perhaps it’s best to simply regard Gerry’s book as the political equivalent of an ageing hardman action star taking a role in The Expendables…”

The Guardian’s Marina Hyde on the “exciting publishing news”, the terms may be used advisedly, of the forth-coming publication of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams’ Little Book of Calm Little Book of Tweets.  From the Guardian article Enormous congratulations to Gerry Adams, who is formally elevated to irony’s army council. The Sinn Féin president is more…

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A year in the life of MLAs and the like standing around looking awkward…

END OF YEAR FUNNIES: If you haven’t liked it yet, you should. MLAs and the like standing around looking awkward classes itself on Facebook as a Political Organisation. Now it has pulled together a great compendium of embarrassing photos of, erm, MLAs and the like. Not under any circumstances to be confused with “arlenefoster.holdings”.

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What on earth were they thinking: #Partitionists!!!

I have nationalist friends who seethe at the idea that the Republic has no so easily segued to being called Ireland, and the rest of us being called Northern Ireland. Semantically it squeezes out the notion of a broader (non national) identity of Irishman or Irishwoman. Yet, that’s one of the outworkings of the Belfast more…