Monday, January 29, 2007
Right thats some more of the Club Light Playboy PJ Party Pics outta the way. Those of you with your pants pulled down, may now pull it up! It was a brilliant night in Mallow and the bunnies looked nothing short of stunning.
In show related news, Dave Mac has officially left the show as producer. You can catch Dave weekdays from 10am. Eimear Varian Barry is the new Cork Talks Back producer. From this night forth, Martina will be doing a very cool show for any of you love cats out there. The perfect way to wind down after Cork Talks Back. That show kicks off tonight from midnight. Phil is doing a new show from today, from 2pm. In other show related news, The Late N Live Top 5 officially returns tonight!
If you didnt know, camera phones are officially shite at taking pictures in night clubs. There seemed to be quite a few of you checking the mobloggin' action on Friday night and I apologise for the shiteness of the photos. Phones were never meant to be cameras. Think about it, how many cameras do you see with a built in phone.....exactly.
For any of you Big Brother fans out there, you missed the start of the brand new season of Top Gear last night. It drew in over 8 million viewers. The Richard Hammond crash was the main attraction and made for some chilling viewing. You can watch it here. Its good to see the Hamster finally back in action. As for Big Brother, who gives a toss! If you've only read the papers once in the last few weeks, you can have a pretty damn good guess at who won it!
Lots of stuff happening on the show tonight including our traditional, annual, Superbowl prediction. The singing Psychic as tradition has it, will be making the prediction just after 11!
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
The trip to New York is more or less sorted, although at this stage Im sick of hotels and flights and so on. Theres been 2 weeks of webbing it up. I was there nearly 7 years ago, but there was a tonne of stuff I didnt take in so this time round, its gonna be a manic week. Herself has been warned. Everytime I think I have stuff sorted, I find more things to add to the to do list. One thing that Im hoping to manage is paying a visit to The Late Show with David Letterman. This was one of the things I did the first time round, and its the one thing I want to do second time round. It doesnt seem to matter that Ger isnt a Letterman fan. Im going! Or at least handing in a few brown envelopes, and promises of crates of Guinness!
Lots of feedback from last nights show and in particular the topic about Gay couples having the right to adopt. If memory serves me correctly, the text poll resulted in 55.8% of listeners saying that Gay couples should have the right to adopt. My own opinion is, as expressed last night, it shouldnt happen, not for a few years at least. Some people seemed to take me up completely wrong on this. Im not in anyway homophobic, but my opinion is formed from society at the moment. Over the last year alone, there has been so many calls about Foreign Non-Nationals with the ususal bullshit sentiments of "There taking our jobs and taking our women!". Besides that lot of assholes who say "We're not racist at all" theres the homo haters. Again over time, these people have appeared on the show! So with these attitudes in mind, how in the name of whoever can an Irish society accept a child that has 2 Mammies or 2 Daddies. Id like to think that its a minority of these people that are out there, but from the shows perspective, never mind the stuff you read about, its a bit more than a minority. Even in my day, the quickest insult that someone would throw at you in a school yard was "Youuuurrr ggaaaaaayyyyyyy boy". I have no doubt in my mind that a gay couple would provide a fantastic family enviornment for a child, maybe even better than a straight couple, but until society is a bit more hip towards gay couples, that the time isnt right now. Maybe its only a few years away, maybe its only a case of playing the waiting game, till alot of these racist fuckers die off! I dont think nobody wants to put a child through the torment and torture that these dopes are capable of, on the street, online or in the school yard! Rant over!
Tonight on the show, among many other things, Ill be following up on the gay couple adopting debate and there are 2, yes 2, €200 vouchers for Harvey Normans up for grabs!!!!!!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
If I win anything there will be a drink or 2 on me. If I dont get nominated for anything, there will be nothing! That is all!
Did the cashier have a smoke break, a lunch break, a shite break? Again, I got Nah. Some old man was buying 2 lights and was paying by cheque, in front of me. The total of the lights was around €25 and he was paying by cheque. A €25 cheque. It wouldnt be so bad, except he took for ever to write the damn thing. There was at least another 7 people behind me at this stage. A thought crossed my mind that we should all give a few quid and that way he wouldnt have had to write a cheque. Now I cant talk. I once bought a pack of batteries by credit card. €6.99 batteries to be exact. But the ATM machine in the shop wasnt working, so it was excusable. And anyway, it wasnt by cheque!
Australia Day is on Friday and all week on Cork Talks Back we will be celebrating by giving away €200 vouchers for Harvery Norman. Cheque (haha...funny isnt it) out the show tonight to win!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
For the last few nights Ive been asking the listeners about where to buy vanilla pods! Lots of you were suggesting Tesco or the English Market. Im a lazy sod and it was only last night I decided to wander into Tesco, after the show. I searched high and low for 10 minutes and eventually gave up fighting the manly "Dont ask for directions to anywhere and certainly dont ask where to find fucking vanilla pods" frame of mind. One poor chap, not sure where he was from, obviously popped his "Vanilla pod location in the store" cherry when he met me. He didnt seem to have a clue what I was on about, and to be honest, it didnt bother me. It wasnt as if I was asking for a frozen chicken or anything! He then asked me would it be found in the hardware section and this was the point I told him not to worry about it! I wandered around for another 20 minutes and eventually found them in the SPICE section! €2.38 for ONE. So I bought 3, ran to the self service checkout and bolted out the door. The next five minutes were spent in the car, in the rain, attempting to open one of the bottles. After eventually finding the serated seal, I spent a few minutes like some crazed junkie sniffing a vanilla pod, in the car, in the rain. So thats it! Vanilla pods have been found! All I need now, is to use them in something! Doh!
As mentioned in the title, theres not much else! Join me on the air later on from 9pm on Corks RedFM!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Hollywood started patting itself on the back the other night with the Golden Globes! What follows is the winners on the night!
Picture, Drama: Babel
Actress, Drama: Helen Mirren, The Queen
Actor, Drama: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
Picture, Musical or Comedy: Dreamgirls
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed
Movie Screenplay: Peter Morgan, The Queen
Foreign Language: Letters From Iwo Jima, USA/Japan
Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Painted Veil
Original Song: The Song Of The Heart from Happy Feet
Animated Film: Cars
Series, Drama: Grey's Anatomy, ABC
Actress, Drama: Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Actor, Drama: Hugh Laurie, House
Series, Musical or Comedy: Ugly Betty, ABC
Actress, Musical or Comedy: America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Miniseries or movie: Elizabeth I, HBO
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Helen Mirren, Elizabeth I
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Bill Nighy, Gideon's Daughter
Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Emily Blunt, Gideon's Daughter
Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jeremy Irons, Elizabeth I
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Warren Beatty
Its great to see Eddie Murphy get an award. While he hasn't and probably will never return to the days of Raw and Delirious its fantastic to see him back on the screen! Maybe there might be another Beverley Hills Cop left in him. Afterall if Stallone can do another Rocky at 110, surely Eddie can squeeze one more out! Scorsese gets another award, but will he manage an Oscar. Probably not. If theres anyone deserving of an Oscar its him, but with Dreamgirls and old man Eastwoods Flags of our Daddies (or whatever its called) things arent looking good!
Im leaving the country later on in the year, for the first time in donkeys! We're heading to the big apple for a break and its already grinding my balls into a mush that only a dog would eat . Ive found a few hotels, but Im so anal about making up my mind about which one to book. Out of curiosity has anyone reading this used hotels.com or expedia.co.uk to book a hotel. Ive read nothing but good things about them, but just curious to know if any of you have experience of them. Ive read a few things from some mad yanks who were complaining that there wasnt enough food in the hotel or something, but other than that Im a day or 2 away from making a click, click, shit me credit card balance is knackered again, decision! Ive been there before but this time her good self is in tow so Im trying to come up with stuff to do everyday and night! Which isnt proving too difficult! Im not sure how cheesy the Sopranos or the Sex and the City tours are, and to be honest tours arent my thing. I dont know do I fancy seeing the location where Tony Soprano once drive by in a car or a building where Carrie once saw a picture of it in a newspaper! Maybe Im not giving them enough credit! We'll see what happens! Im not particuarly looking forward to a 7 and bit hour flight. Not because I dont like flying or anything, but Im just generally an impatient person! The last time I fly to NY I thought I was going to crack up. Numerous trips to the toilet and wandering around an Airbus 320 didnt do much to pass the time! My ears never popped before we landed, so I spent the entire first 2 hours in Manhattan shouting at everyone! A few people have suggested sleeping tablets, but Im too impatient for them to kick in!
Friday, January 12, 2007
One fool came on last night trying to convince people that it was good to "Drive on" and when he finally figured out in his little lump of grey matter that he wasnt getting anywhere, he decided to start reving the arse out of his "car". More than likely a 98 Fiat Punto with stick on Argos "Rims" and lets not forget the Nike Stripe down the side. No doubt there would be a few Celtic stickers on the back window and the interior would be painted in green and white emulsion. And lets not forget the ultimate boyracer accessory. The top lip tascher!
The video in question is only the tip of the iceberg. Theres even more of these clowns out there, who have videos on the net. It doesnt take a scientist to figure out how and where to find them. What amazes me is that these dopes, have the brains to select the video mode in their phone and its even more amazing that they can upload it onto the internet. Maybe this crowd are secret Mensa members. But the clever thing about it all is most of them are recognisable and their registrations are in full view. The Gardai must be extatic with their assistance. All in all, a bad day yesterday for the car enthusiasts. As Derek from driver.ie said last night, theres a change coming and it has to happen correctly, otherwise it'll mess things up for years. Heres hoping that change happens and these boy racing ghouls are erradicated sooner, rather than later. Then, the hard working car enthusiasts can be admired by all as opposed to the "There goes another one of them fuckin boy racers" comments!
On a different note, Im playing in Club Light in Mallow tonight. Doors 11:30pm. The blog could well be updated over the weekend, but thats unlikely. Normal random and "humourous" musings return on Monday afternoon!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
These 2, absolute, thick, fucking dopes in their piece of shit Skanger Banger going through the tunnel really need to have their heads decapitated in a horrific car accident. Id like to see their Mammies and Daddies try and have an open coffin then!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the last number of years on the show Ive tried so hard to distinguish the difference to both myself and the audience, of Car Enthusiast's and Boy Racers. After this latest bout of thickshit headedness, its after really screwing things up for the enthusiast. Those of you who have spent an fortune doing your car up, from alloys to DVD players etc.etc. will now be put back into the same category as these clowns. Any young driver will now, again, be painted with the same brush. The RedFM Brake the Cycle campaign is targeting the boy racer brigade and for anyone still wondering what a boyracer is, the video on the link above gives a pretty good example. To sum up in my opinion, a boy racer is
a) Normally some young, inexperienced, stupid dope with at least one prison term in front of them
b) Drives a piece of shit that looks like a complete and utter piece of shit
c) Drives the piece of shit like its a race car
On the other hand the enthusiast is
a) Between 21 and 30
b) Drives a decent car, normally modified with better suspension and brakes than the average car
c) Drives the decent car the way it should be driven, because the car and the modifications cost so much and driving the arse out of it will require another mortgage
Maybe some of the comments about the boyracer breakdown might sound a bit harsh, but stupid is a word that comes up all the time. How stupid and I mean really fucking stupid, would you have to be to drive through the Jack Lynch tunnel at such a speed. Its CCTV land. Then post it on the net, on bebo under his own name. Apparently this individual is a student in UCC. How the fuck did he get in there? It wont take long for the Gardai to nail this ghoul onto the wall and no doubt the insurance company are looking forward to adding 10 grand at least onto a renewal policy! There wasnt this much evidence against Saddam!
These dopes need to be taken off the road and taken off the road really quickly. Banned from driving for life would be a suitable sentence, although, personally, Id prefer to see their heads come off in some horrific accident!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
On a completely different note, Im not a huge fan of Kylie Minogue but she did wake me up this morning. I seemed to be dreaming of Kylie and ended up having anal sex with her, which was all very vivid. Lube and everything. The moral of this quick tale is, there are worse things that could wake you up! Now that I think about it some more, I shouldnt be posting it on the blog, but deleting the whole thing at this stage is to much effort!
For any regular readers out there, the blog will crawl back into normality this week, as my brain slowly but surely come out of hibernation! As I peek out the window, I see God is pissing on me garden again! Its bucketing down. At this stage, Im nearly sure anytime I wash the car, it has an effect on the weather! I washed and waxed on Saturday and Saturday afternoon I done the same with the car. Within an hour of the car being spruced up, down comes the Holy Pee! It hasnt stopped since! From now on, I wont be washing the car anymore and with some divine intervention, the rain will stop!
There was a fantastic response on the show to Brake The Cycle last night! Lots of callers and texts were of the sentiment "We've taken the foot off the pedal a bit" after hearing the ads and the interviews! Hopefully this will save lives! Its a different approach, compared to other road safety campaigns and after doing road safety on the show from various angles, over the years I think this will have very positive results. At the end of the day (NOT in a Keano accent) Drive like an Idiot, Die like an idiot! Its simple really!!!!!