Saturday, July 30, 2005


Before I get going, Ive noticed a few comments or 3 on the blog. If enough of you let me know that you want a forum then Ill get on the case. If not, feck it!

Anyways, holiday time is here again. No sunshine trips for me. Nah, just going to take it easy and to be honest Im only using up holiday time anyway. After endless of hours of fucking around I finally updated my PSP and as you've seen from a previous post, its online. As of tonight, Ive finished Ridge Racers. Break out the bloody champagne! Summer, well its officially Autumn in a few hours, always brings out the crazyiness in drinks companies. Fanta Green? 7-UP Ice, I shit you not. The 7-UP Ice wasnt bad, but as for the concoction that made up Fanta Green (Lemon, Apple and Lime) that run through me faster than Ben Johnsons steriod breaking world record. Im a sucker for trying these new things...and sure what!

Im going to head off the see Charlie and The Chocoalte factory later on and then home to bed....possibly. Ill begin the rock n roll holiday lifestyle on Monday. Hang on, thats a bank holiday. Best wait till Tuesday then.

Although I will have to hit the work place tomorrow for a weeeeeee while to get some bits done. Other than that its plain sailing of doing absolutely nothing.

I arrived in the Brog Thursday night post show, and for the first time ever I was absolutely shattered and more or less went in to turn. Post Brog visit called for a breast in a bun and to be honest it tasted like some body blew their load in it, or maybe twas the mircowaving when I came home.

I dont know if there were any of the readers there, but I announced the screening of The Perfect Catch on Thursday @ Mahon Point. All went well, not as full as I thought it would be. It rained packets of sweets for a good 4 minutes, Im sure I took someones eye out. So thats it, time to put on my cinema going clothes!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Hey all.Just updating through my psp for the heck of it.

Monday, July 25, 2005

The weekend of dog sitting and shitting is nearly over..thank god. Anyone want to clean up dog shit for a day. Im really intolerant these days. All I can hear in the background is bark, bark, bark, fuckin bark. Im a grumpy so and so.

Im up early and the monologue flows like a laxative, as does the top 5. Its a good day. For those of you that might have missed it, theres a brand new movie coming to Cork cinemas in August. Its called The Fantastic Whore. I played the trailer last night, and will more than likely lash it out again be warned. Im still reeling at how bad The Fantastic Four movie was. Roll on Wonka this weekend. I know it was promised last week but some of the newer bits for the show should hopefully, be on air this week. More than likely the first one to kick things off will be "Just Junk, or is it?" where I'll be taking a look at Ebay in the only way that I can. As well as that we have a nice little "slew" of high profilers who will hopefully be in the show this week as well. Im toying with the idea of hosting audio on the site as well. If theres enough people interested, maybe I will.

Some of you (alright, probably none of you) will remember I bought a PSP a while back. Well its being gathering dust for the last month or so. Its been dusted down over the weekend and is keeping me off the streets for a while. It might have something to do with the fact that from Wednesday, I can update the thing to go online wirelessly.

From Sunday on Im going to be on a weeks holidays and Im going to be doing absolutely nathin!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Fantasic Sore

Went off to see a Late show of The Fantastic Four last night. Being one of the oldest Marvel franchises, I was expecting something decent. The cast were ok, but god almighty who wrote this. It was absolutely shocking. There are 2 set pieces, the bridge scene and at the end. The rest of it is spent with the four moaning about why they're like the way they are and trying to reverse the process.

The special effects at times leave alot to be desired at times. Check the space scenes, in particular where the shuttle is docking. I was doing that kinda thing back in my Lightwave 3D days. Although....The Thing; does look quite good, and thats prostetics. When you look at Spiderman, Hellboy, Sin City, Batman Begins and even the Hulk (to a lesser extent) you ask yourself "How did they release this thing?".

Im sorry, Id love to say this is worth your while, but its not. Even the most ardent Fantastic Four fans will be disappointed at this! At least me drink was cold and my ice cream was frozen


Other than that, Im going to be a Daddy.......................
...........................................................kinda of. One of my catfish have been doing some baby making things and has laid eggs. Chances are they wont survive, but we'll wait and see. I picked up a copy of Hostage yesterday and looking at the weather today, its going to be a movie day. Dont forget if theres any of you going to the Red FM screening in Mahon Point on the 27th, Im going to be introducing it.

We're going to be minding the in laws dog again this weekend, so that should be a bag of cats...........
Right, Im off for an oul bit of Pezo pan and some more pointless surfing!!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

As requested!!!!!

LOUTS who swiped 20 hanging baskets of flowers from a bridge have cost the council more than €10,000. The pretty floral display on Sarsfield Bridge in Limerick city was destroyed by vandals early yesterday morning. Theres been outrage at whats happened, but its not said to be a hanging offence

AN ALL-STAR hurler lashed out with a pint glass in his hand when he was taunted and abused during a game of pool in a Waterford city pub. I don’t know, apparently he was taking to long to get his balls off the table

The controversial Olympic gold medal swimmer Michelle De Brun was among those called to the Bar yesterday and she plans to begin 'devilling' in October - the term for serving your time as an apprentice barrister. So shell be dressing up in a big wig and robes, almost in disguise. Well it wouldn’t be the first time she fooled people

Late N Live Top 5 ways irish prisons are different to the abu gharaib prison (19/7/05)

5 – President Bush said he thought it was the color schemes

4 –Its too cold for the prisoners to be going around naked 24 hours a day

3 – Cmon, irish prisoners can get DVDs and takeaway food, the abu gharaib prisoners get an old betamax vcr and a dead camel

2 – It’s the inmates that want to have sex with the guards

1 – Instead of been brought for a walk on a lead, Irish prisoners get to play fetch instead

Happy now? Cheers for the comments. I know its an ould cliched saying, but what is the world coming to. Looking at Sky News around lunch time and being glued to it for the last few hours, it does pop up the question, What is the world coming to?
Thankfully no fatalities.

Our Kerry team bus audio 2 went to air last night and it got a nice ol "fuck it, thats funny" alls well. I didnt get home till late and let me tell ya eating a ham sandwich, watching Coronation St at 3am is no fun. But, it has to be done...doesnt it.

Im going to try and make fantastic four in the morning, and speaking of the cinema, Im going to be introducing The Perfect Catch screening at Mahon Point next week. God help the people that are there!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Thanks for the comments and feedback by the way. Isnt sarcasim great. Im up fairly early this morning for some reason. I cook breakfast and watch a bit of Conan O Brien that Ive Sky +d from last night. 2 sausages later Im back up stairs and into the thing that resembles a little bedroom...hang on, that should be office. Its just now that I finish writing for the show tonight. Still 1 or 2 things to do, but its looking good. Well Im hardly going to say its looking shit now am I.

Harry Potter and whatever book is it now, is still amazing me. Nobody could convince me to buy the book on the way home last night. With all the hype I feel like Im missing something. But I need convincing, and that might happen later on. I seriously doubt it though. Im just after spotting a wee drop of ketchup on the t-shirt that just came off the line yesterday. Christ life is difficult. Sometimes I wonder should I be wearing a bib. Then they'll be a nappy. Id better quit while Im ahead here!

Monday, July 18, 2005

No doubt some of you will have spotted some of the pics going up here last night and noticed we were running a best of. Herself is a big Christy Moore fan so part of her birthday pressie were tickets. Off we went and theres the pics. I wasnt a fan of the man at all to be perfectly honest and I probably still wont be running out and buying all his albums...but fuck it...I really enjoyed the gig last night. Although sometimes I wonder when people, Cork people especially, are told not to something, they go ahead and do it anyway. Clapping reference to last night! The whole Live at the Marquee seems to be a roaring success and the venue itself is stunning. Heres hoping it will be a regular occurance in Cork.

Hopefully this is the week where we roll out some new features to the show, so stay tuned. No other news going on really. Im at the very, very early stages of doing a Cork Talks The Blues Brothers (working title) special for August. Watch this space, thats all I can say. I should hopefully have some more news on this before the end of the week. We hit the beach on Saturday evening for a little bit of a paddle. I was amazed at how warm the water was, even so late in the evening, and nothing beats the felling of dry sand scraping off bits of skin.

Anyways thats it for now. If you listen to the show or read this thing, by all means leave me some feedback. I was going to reopen the forum, but I think it could be pointless.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

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Friday, July 15, 2005

Another week gone, thank god. Solid week of shows with some great moments on air from arguments and of course the audio that was recorded from the Kerry team bus. Louis Walsh explaining what he was eating and Liam Hefernan talking about a 3 some with Miley and Biddy.

The next Cork Talks Special could well be here in August. Ill really have the BLUES if this doesnt happen, LOL. Nothing going on what so ever. In absolute shit form, but fuck it. Its the weekend and Im going to forget everything and enjoy it. If theres Blue skies in the morning Ill hit the beach and flail around like a big fish for an hour.

Enjoy the weekend. More regular updates (like a month ago) will be back from Monday!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Post Number 99

Believe it or not this is my 99th entry into this blog. Amazing. Who knows what will happen for post 100. More than likely nothing!

Another night of the windows open and a fan on for 12 hours. Feckin nightmare altogether. I cant stand it anymore come 8am and decide to get up and hit the couch downstairs. Thats not much better as herselfs mobile alarm goes off and wakes me up. Fuck it says I, and up I get. I wander outside to the car and get my diary and head back upstairs and start writing for the show. Hours later a McLunch hits the spot and here I am. A shower is calling me and who knows what else.

Good funny reaction to our piece of audio that was "recorded" from the munster champions team bus on Sunday. I might lash it out again a little later on if I get a chance.

Im looking around the room here and the place is like a dump. Pads, books and clothes everywhere. God I wish I were outside. If we have another good ratings book, Ill buy a laptop so I can write outside. Granted thats in August and no doubt the weather will be shit then.

I do apologise, but Im leaving now. I gave my keyboard a thump the other day and the space bar isnt working as well as it should (the bastard is tempting me to thump it again) and its too hot.

And I need a shower. Ive just spotted a voucher for Virgin, I need to spend that too, not before I hit the showers though. I hope no one throws their soap in front of me and asks to pick it up.............................................

Monday, July 11, 2005

God its still hot

Check out the pic earlier today, from me phone. Savage heat...too

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Sunday, July 10, 2005

God its Hot

Jesus too. I have no idea what the temperture is but I would reckon from my years fantasising about those weather people, its 28 outside. If not more. Been another busy week so thats my excuse for not posting here, and Im sticking to it. Just came out of the biggest water fight in my life, with the missus. She had the pressure hose (I only have one eye left) and I had the bucket and empty 2 liters. Bucket beats hose any day .So Im sitting here after a shower bloggin'...Ah yeah..........Ahem

Im about half way through Pryor convictions by Richard Pryor which is an amazing look into Richards life. We're going to be introducing some new bits to the show over the next couple of weeks. Given the amount of weird shit that I buy on Ebay, its provided some inspiration for one segment.

Fuck its still hot, nine towels and a hairdryer later. Im sweating like a big salmon here.

I was deeply saddened to hear what happened in London during the week. I covered it on the show for the first 40 minutes and it was difficult enough to do. I didnt want to over do it as the news team done some good coverage as did Philip. But I think I done an alright job of cheering people up, even if it was only for a minute or 2. Its good to laugh. These fucking gutless terrorists really need get a life. Can someone please explain the point of what happened in London or New York. The benefits to them is what exactly.

Life goes on, and it goes on stronger than ever!!

Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy 4th Of July to any of you that are celebrating Independence Day today. No doubt they'll be many a Guinness sank tonight to all the biys and beours that are in the U S of A. More power to em. I was even thinking of busting out the BBQs, but to be honest Ive started today, with a new look on life. Kind of. Im on a little old health kick that involves no more shit food (almost) and a workout every day. Ill see how it goes for the next few weeks. Its time to look after meself cos no doubt some night on air, my heart will just go wallop and Ill hit the floor. Granted it would make great radio.

"TALK SHOW HOST DIES ON AIR" I can see the headlines already. Thats about it for now. Sorry.........I guess its those Monday blues

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Home sweet home

Took the better half away for the weekend. Things get off to a flying start when we're half an hour into our journey to Wicklow and I realise something. Did I or did I not turn off the light in the fish tank. We go back and of course the fuckin thing is switched off. We get to Bray, Co.Wicklow mid afternoon after a 4 hour drive through rain and shit. Bray is hot and sunny so things are off to a good start. We wander around the town and discover an Eddie Rockets and get fed. Later that night we retire to the bar for a few drinks and hit the hay watching Jonathan Ross. Day one began at 8 in the morning and ends around 2am. Fuck Im wrecked. Thank god for air con, the room is humid as hell. Another early start on Saturday morning. Looking at a map we end up in the middle of nowhere trying to get to the big ass Dundrum town centre shopping gaf. We arrive after an hour and a bit on a journey that should take 20 minutes. Technology abounds as we are guided to empty car spaces by green lights, red lights showing spaces that are already taken. Im impressed. We wander around the place for hours with credit cards melting as time goes by.

We decide to get a panini in the food court and hit the road back. We stop off at Powerscourt Waterfall (see photo) and the place is stunning. Granted theres a few wans running around the place in Bikinis but no one complains. At one stage there seems to be a posing competition with a digital camera, but I stroll by keeping my head down and my pants on. We hang by the tallest waterfall in the country for a while, take some pics and got a 99. The bikini posers are still there with the camera when we leave. More shopping takes place in bray town and we kick back for dinner in the hotel. Im not impressed with the dinner and decline starters and dessert.

More drinks later we retire early to bed at around 11ish. There was some singer with a radio mic doing the rounds like he was Frank Sinatra or somebody. Bit of a tool. We watch some Live 8 and crash out, completely knackered from shopping and waterfalling and shit.

I arrive home an hour ago and type this shit up. Im not back on the air till tomorrow night so a night of relaxation is ahead!

Saturday, July 02, 2005

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Powerscourt Waterfall
90m High

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Bray Seafront

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Foodcourt in Dundrum Town Centre Shopping Centre

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Food Court looking down @ Dundrum Town Centre

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A VW van kitted out, full size, real thing in House Of Fraiser @ Dundrum Town Centre