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You could see everything from up there, atop those 14 piles of books: my entire known universe bordered to the top by Mary herself, her veil trailing in gold, her hand giving a hint of the future and where I’d go. 185 more words


Fascists dress in black and go around telling people what to do, whereas priests ...

Irish people have been telling me about Father Ted for awhile now. I heard things like, “Ireland’s not like that anymore, but it still kind of is.” 100 more words

"I'm just going out to have these destroyed" – Hell

The differences between the first and second series of Father Ted are subtle. The storylines retain the same quaint nature, with most episodes still rooted in plausible priestly activities such as organising a raffle or dealing with visiting bishops. 2,822 more words


Ireland Month - it's nearly here!

It’s hard to believe it, but March is nearly here and that can only mean one thing, it’s time for some craic!

As of next Sunday, it will be Reading Ireland Month (or The Begorrathon, if you are so inclined!) and we will kick off a month long celebration of Irish books and culture. 378 more words

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Meanwhile, at the Trial of the 23rd Century

McCoy: “Jim? Is your translator thingamabob licking your ear, too?” 19 more words


"I'm in tremendous pain, Ted" – Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest

As the first series reaches its conclusion, Father Ted opts to raise the stakes, making its first real engagement with the threat of narrative collapse. For those unfamiliar with the term, it refers to an instalment in an ongoing story where the danger is not just to the characters, but to the very feasibility of that story’s continuation. 2,278 more words


"Hot under the collar" – And God Created Woman

If “Entertaining Father Stone” is the Father Ted episode which most fully reflects Arthur Mathews’s tendencies, “And God Created Woman” is the inverse: an episode entirely in Graham Linehan’s wheelhouse. 1,993 more words