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Who shot JR?

This question will trigger 2 new questions.

The 1st one by younger generations who never experienced the anxiety that Dallas fans had, their question will be “Who is Jr?” 566 more words


Reggae Covers: Lloyd Charmers - Theme from 'Shaft' (Isaac Hayes)

One of the most well-known, most culturally-pervasive movie themes of all time, Isaac Hayes‘ theme for the 1971 blaxploitation movie Shaft has received near-constant homage in other media from the… 87 more words


A Cheap, Greedy Little Man (The Craggy Island Parish Magazines)

The sitcom format, powered as it is by the very particular way a cast perform and interact both with one other and with their live studio audience, doesn’t translate terribly well to book form. 4,723 more words


The unofficially religious

I’ve recently attended a Catholic funeral. At one stage the priest said that the deceased wasn’t really dead. That was the point at which my suspension of disbelief painfully broke down. 395 more words


When a trip to Copenhagen takes you to Galway

The theft of a passport just before a long anticipated journey would spell disaster for many people. I certainly had a sense of impending doom when my daughter sent me that message as I packed my suitcase the day before travel. 903 more words

#OTD in 1965 – Birth of comedian and actor, Ardal O’Hanlon, in Co Monaghan.

Ardal O’Hanlon was born in 1965 in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, the son of Rory O’Hanlon, a politician and doctor, and has five siblings. RTÉ’s Who do you think you are? 773 more words

Irish History

Visiting Inis Mór, Aran Islands - Must-see places and what to do

If you’ve read any of my recent posts about living abroad, you’ll know that my summer holidays now generally consist of trips home to Newcastle and my girlfriend’s hometown in Ireland, thus escaping the consistently brilliant sunshine of the Costa del Sol for the erratic and usually disappointing weather of home. 1,492 more words

Aran Islands