Emperor’s New Clothes

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor. Dream, in Sandman #60: “The Kindly Ones: 4” I was reminded of the above quote with the internet furore over the forthright speech of a trader who was interviewed… Read more →

Kevin Myers on Peig

Growing up in Ireland wasn’t too bad, but having the sword of damocles that was having to pass Irish to get into University was some thing that filled me with dread (and still does). I personally think that the government places too much emphasis on Irish and not enough on other languages that they might actually use, especially now that… Read more →

Stealing Jokes


There is a bit of a bru ha ha going on.  In a recent episode of Australia Got Talent a guy doing stand up got through to the semi finals.  It came out pretty soon after that some of his material was lifted whole from other comedian, ones as it turned out were more well know than him. I have… Read more →