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Curious Georgia: A Curious Little Funky
Posted by ender at 9:00 AM on May 27, 2011
1-Reinhardt 2.jpg Archaeological batshttery, mumbo jumbo misinformation and outright lunacy based on fringe interpretations of a couple of websites and five minutes research by ill informed amateur web 'journalists'? It must be Friday, so. It takes a quare and rare thing to confound the likes of us here at Blather HQ, but every now and then, we get a right doozie. Like this report of Irish prehistoric art turning up in Georgia, USA.
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Would you rob my grave as quick?
Posted by ender at 4:36 PM on March 11, 2011
o.jpg The long held and longer respected Irish nocturnal tradition of body snatching is alive and well in the 21st century, it seems. Sort of. Kinda. We're not exactly sure if it officially counts though, if you leave the body back. Kinda. Sort of. Reports reaching Blather HQ today indicate a corpse has been mysteriously (and illegally) exhumed and reburied in a separate grave under cover of darkness in Co. Limerick in recent times. Limerick (Old Irish: Liabh mé de féic alóne; take mó bhállet) is no stranger to nefarious after-hours activity, but even by its own standards, this counts as a strange one. No exhumation order was sought, nor were official graveyard authorities present at the 'removal'. It all just kind of happened by itself. At night. In the dark. With nobody watching. According to Irish law, a priest, a guard (Police officer) and an environmental officer must be present at any exhumation. I wonder which one of them does the digging? Read More Image from Flickr Commons, used under a CC Licence
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A fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy
Posted by ender at 5:42 PM on January 26, 2011
yut.jpg "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio". And now, we can too. The 1700 year old skeletal remains of an African male have been found near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, by gravediggers archaeologists excavating a Roman cemetery.
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Thieves Like Us
Posted by ender at 2:14 PM on March 26, 2010
633768888725568260-irony copy.jpg Ever quick on the draw, Paul Barford beat me to it on the news of today's report in the Irish Times concerning the suspended sentencing of individuals involved in the case of the Strokestown Stroke. Would it be a little smug if I pointed out the irony (beep beep) to metal detecting enthusiasts across the water that a couple of drug addicted thieves, when confronted and informed of what they had inadvertently thrown away, were civic minded and willing enough to show the police where the priceless items had been dumped? Even later, to visit the said items in the museum, where they are held in trust on behalf of all the people of Ireland? Yes, I rather think it would.
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Raiders of the Lost Farce
Posted by ender at 8:00 AM on February 23, 2010
Raiders_of_the_Lost_Ark_7.jpg According to the latest reports, the site for a new deepwater port at Bremore may be moved north to avoid a pesky neolithic passage tomb complex that would most likely be more trouble then its worth to pay a shed load of money the developer probably doesn't have anymore, in order to get rid of the feckin' thing. A spokesman for Treasury Holdings, which is planning to develop the new facility in partnership with Drogheda Port, confirmed yesterday that one of the options now being considered was to "shift it off Bremore headland" for archaeological reasons. He said it had become clear at an early stage that the neolithic complex at Bremore was "very significant", and the developers would be anxious to avoid it by examining alternative locations, such as Gormanstown... More Here Previous shenanigans here
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Turfs up! Early Medieval Brooch turns up in a Kerry Fireplace
Posted by ender at 9:00 AM on February 6, 2010
In what must be one of the strangest discoveries of an archaeological object in recent times, a fantastic early medieval brooch has turned up, quite unexpectedly, in the range of a north Kerry house. 1224263734175_2 zoo brooch - kerry - range - 2010 - Copy.jpg
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For Sale: Old Fashioned Skullduggery
Posted by ender at 12:00 PM on January 12, 2010
S&C - Copy.jpg Secret societies, alleged grave robbing, little black books, Thor, the possible skull of Geronimo, grizzly human remains, shadowy establishment figures, ex-Presidents, conspiracies, the CIA and supreme court judges. While these may certainly sound like the frustrated ramblings of DeCount O'Blather on a wet-wristed Wednesday wankathon (TM) [don't think we haven't heard those rusty bed springs late at night in Blather HQ, mister], they also happen to be involved in an upcoming lot for sale at Christies which has quite a few people in a bit of a tizzy.
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Nicking the Bones of St. Nick
Posted by ender at 12:00 PM on December 16, 2009
DeadSanta - Copy.jpg It seems a Norman Family, relocating to Kilkenny brought more then just their suitcases of French perfumes, fine wines and strings of garlic. Apparently the French penchant for durty, cheating, va va vooom, thievery has a long historical precedent, as evidenced by their alleged translation of the relics of St. Nicholas to Ireland sometime during the 12th century after having nicked them from the 'Holy Land'. As previously reported here at Blather
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What do the Bremore Passage Tomb Complex (A National Treasure), National Treasury Management Agency and Treasury Holdings, all have in common?
Posted by ender at 8:00 AM on September 3, 2009
pirates.gif Yaaaar... The Irish Times had an enlightening article yesterday which illustrates the wonderful shitehawk shenanigans, smoke and mirror style hoop jumping, and outright obfuscation involved in modern Irish planning applications.
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Irish Round Towers Go Radio Gah Gah
Posted by ender at 12:00 PM on June 26, 2009
round tower.jpg Every now and then, the Internet brings forth startling discoveries and staggering examples of original research bordering on such genius that they leave one completely gob-smacked, boggle-eyed, in need of a lie-down and perhaps even, a tiny little yellow stained leakage in one's summery cotton y-fronts, as one grapples with the ramifications of what has just been 'revealed'. The following is not one of those times. Though it may leave you with a profound appreciation of Darwinian evolution, chimpanzee typists, and/or the long term effects of hallucinogenic substances on the human mind.
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Gardai recover stroked Bronze Age jewellery from Strokestown
Posted by ender at 2:51 PM on April 8, 2009
1224244212823_1.jpg Hats and Fedoras off to the Gardai in Roscommon and Dublin, who (obviously having had their morning Weetabix last week) noticed something fishy about a haul of stolen goods they had recovered from a Dublin house.
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Diggin' in the Dirt: Niall (sausage the fifth)
Posted by ender at 11:00 AM on May 5, 2008
In the final part of Blather.net's in-depth investigation of the infamous fifth-century thug and womaniser, Niall of the Nine Hostages, our grave-robber in residence Ender Wiggan digs deeper into the genetic history of the indigenous Irish population in an effort to finally find out "who's yo' Daddy?". No really. Who *is* your daddy?


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I, Patrick. (Puke the Sixth)
Posted by ender at 9:30 AM on April 18, 2008
celtic_sword_phixr.jpg Scribbling furiously with the bloodied broken stump of a leprechaun's finger, under an apocalyptic cloud of molten ash and flames; blather.nets 'end of days' emissary, Ender Wiggan, concludes the I, Patrick saga, concerning the real life and times of the blow in from Britain.
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Diggin' in the Dirt: I, Patrick. (Puke the Fifth)
Posted by ender at 10:42 AM on March 17, 2008
stout_phixr.jpg And a happy St. Patrick's Day to you to be sure, to be sure. Join us for the latest thrilling instalment of the tale of the young St. Patrick, as the young Welshman (yes, he was Welsh) saddles up with a galloping gang of leather-cloaked horsemen with half-shaved heads, armed to the teeth with swords, spears and assorted cooking implements of destruction who set off about Ireland with the express intention of learnin' us Paddies some manners. Or something.
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Diggin in the Dirt: I, Patrick. (Puke the Fourth).
Posted by ender at 8:02 PM on March 14, 2008
shamrock_phixr.jpg Blogging live from a 5th century Romano-British whorehouse on the west coast of Wales, Blather.net's chief bodythief, time-travelling mercenary and ambassador to the Medieval period, Ender Wiggan, enthralls us once again with the fourth part of his epic series on the life of the young St. Patrick. This time, St. Patrick has some trouble back in the office.
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Diggin' in the Dirt: I, Patrick. (Puke the Third)
Posted by ender at 8:45 AM on March 12, 2008
leprechaun_phixr.jpg Welcome back for part three of the latest blather.net "Diggin' in the Dirt" epic, "I, Patrick. Puke the Third", coming to you this week from the darkest bowel of a 5th century Irish slave ship. Ender Wiggan, our Graverobber in residence, takes you through the story of how the slave became a general, who became a... no, wait. That's not quite right. The slave who became a call girl, who became a... arse, hang on. I can do this...
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Diggin' in the Dirt: I, Patrick. (Puke the Second)
Posted by ender at 3:57 PM on March 10, 2008
patrick_phixr_2.jpg Join us once again as Blather.net's resident graveyard-worrier, Ender Wiggan, regales us with his second part of the epic six-part series "I, Patrick", in which the young Welshman (that would be St. Patrick) gets kidnapped, sold into slavery, generally wishes he was never born and discovers the singular hospitality to be found in early 5th century Ireland.
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Diggin' in the Dirt: I, Patrick. (Puke the First)
Posted by ender at 3:00 PM on March 8, 2008
patrick_phixr.jpg With March 17th fast approaching and Dublin City Council already making preparations for cleaning up the deluge of white foamy piss and green/orangey puke overflowing the gutters in the streets, Blather.Net's Archaeologist of the Damned and Resident Graverobber, Ender Wiggan, unearths the truth behind the blow-in from Britain; in whose honour the annual national stereotype perpetuation festival is held. The first of a six-part series, "I Patrick" is a vast, sprawling epic tale of war, slavery, religious fundamentalism, rape, murder and dying empires. Or, it could just be a load of begorra, begob, musha man divil alive paddywhackery.
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Diggin' in the Dirt: NIall (sausage the fourth)
Posted by ender at 4:40 PM on November 8, 2006
sausage_yellow.jpg Blather's grave-robber in residence 'Ender' returns to deliver the latest in his epic series of articles on the legendary Irish warlord and shagger of many women, Niall of the Nine Hostages. So, strap on yer fedora and grab hold of yer trowel as this time we explore the controversial genetic evidence which, it was recently suggested, points to the fact that one in five Irish people are directly descended from Niall...
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An average day at the National Museum of Ireland
Posted by damien at 4:41 PM on July 28, 2006
museum.gif (DUBLIN) Lost biblical artefacts. Dire warnings from the past. Stolen Nazi loot. Interfering government ministers. Archaeologists in fetching hats. Any of this starting to sound familar?
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Diggin' in the Dirt: Niall (sausage the third)
Posted by ender at 11:03 AM on July 6, 2006
sausage_yellow.jpgContinuing with Blather.net's in-depth investigation of the infamous fifth-century thug and womaniser, our grave-robber in residence Ender digs deeper into the history of Niall of the Nine Hostages and discovers some good old-fashioned Irish skullduggery.
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Diggin in the Dirt: Niall (sausage the second)
Posted by ender at 10:49 AM on April 17, 2006
Niall...Continuing with the detailed exploration of Ireland's most amorous homicidal maniac, Niall of the Nine Sausages, Blather.net's graverobber in residence, Ender Wiggan, delves deeper into the sources behind the story of Niall.
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Diggin in the Dirt: Niall of the Nine Sausages (sausage the first)
Posted by ender at 2:12 PM on March 3, 2006
Niall...Welcome to Diggin in the Dirt: a new series of articles exploring all matters archaeological and historical, brought to you by archaeologist of the damned and Blather's grave-robber in residence, Ender Wiggan. Excavations shall commence with a study of Niall of the Nine Hostages, the infamous 5th century warlord and serial-knobber.
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