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The final word from guest writer Ian Nicoll. Now the FCC won't let me be or let me be me, so let me see... Nips of mass destruction? I happened to be out of the country for Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl. In Spain the reaction was...hehe sweet, we got to see Janet's boob! From what I could tell in the British papers, their reaction was something a little more reserved, "By George! I do say that appears to be a nipple! harumph!" Unbeknownest to me America was having a conniption fit of puritanical proportions, "NIPPLES!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO,...

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Back... and to the left. Back... and to the left. Back... and to the left. "This shit is important. The whole basis of our mythology is being rewritten by satans little footsoldiers. You know this" - Sean Doran A recent blog over on P45 (by some random punter) dealt with the staggeringly divisive issue which is the Special Edition of the first Star Wars movie and most notoriously the shooting of Greedo in the Cantina sequence. In the original 1977 version, Han shot first. In the 1997 Special Edition, Greedo shoots first, thus giving Han the justification to blow his...

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Finally, a list that lists what we are most interested in: lists! The exciting activity of list-writing has gripped the public imagination in recent years. Some say it is at the expense of "traditional" journalism, but whoever says that should rank no.1 on a list of terminal bores. We will not cease in our list-writing until it has taken over not only 1. newspapers and 2. websites, but 3. novels and 4. poetry too. The no.1 film of all time in a few years time will without a doubt consist of little more than a "list" of scenes, with audiences...

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Flat European state gets its first mountains... In a move to foster a closer relationship between the Netherlands and Ireland, the Irish Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government , Mr Martin Cullen today presented his Dutch counterpart, Ms Sybilla Dekker, with a gift of the Slieve Mountains (formerly of Co. Laois). The mountains, recently dismantled, are currently being loaded upon several ships in Dublin port. The mountains are expected to arrive in Utrecht in early September, where they will be reassembled in time for Christmas. 'This is a great day for our two countries', said Minister Cullen. 'Ireland...

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Mayhem in the ranks of pot-heads ensues as Government clamps down... Uproar has greeted the introduction of Dublin's new light-rail system, Luas, which was unveiled this month. Numerous complaints have been lodged with gripes ranging from the outrageously overpriced fares, the garish colour-scheme, the total absence of blank spaces to vandalise, the distinct absence of that much-loved stench of urine and the almost hilarious fact that the two lines do not connect. However, depsite the many grievances which have been acknowledged by Luas authorities, the latest bug-bear to rear it's ugly head, is the complete unroachability of Luas tickets, which...

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Introducing the smart way to remove unwanted spots and stains from your career! Cranky? Irritable? Feeling a bit depressed? Is the UN on your case? Is Amnesty International camped out on your doorstep holding a candlelight vigil? Do you see Weapons of Mass Destruction everywhere? Do you feel threatened by German cuisine? Does the world scare you? Started a war you can’t finish? Are your armed forces doing things they shouldn’t? If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, then you need new EZ-Spin. Used for years by those in the know, EZ-Spin is the world’s favourite...

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A slight shift in perspective... from Blather.net, inverting the news since 1997... Canadian seals have called a halt to the main thrust of one of the country's largest human culls for more than 50 years. Seal officials counting the number of humans killed in Newfoundland over the past two days have decided that hunters have reached 80% of their 350,000 quota. "The main hunt is closed, seals in small packs can continue to hunt" until the quota is met, a spokesseal said. Human rights groups have criticised the hunt as needlessly cruel. They have accused seals of "attempting to scapegoat...

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Surprising what you find in some peoples meta tags ... META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="air, sickness, bag, bags, Barf, poster, gift, sickbag, sickbags, Emesis Bags, Motion Sickness, Puke, Airline Sickbags, Sea Sickness, Seasick, Vomit Bags, Pop Culture, unusual, weird, odd, strange, bizarre, fun, stupid, regurgitation, regurgitate, throw up, aviation, flight, airsick, airsickness, airsicknessbag, airsicknessbags, buy, around, world, idea, museum, exhibit, sick, bored, christmas"> Okay, we'll forget about the christmas reference and move on. The main man and Sickbag Museum Curator, Steven J. Silberberg suggests that sickbags are art, and then goes on to say tell us that "Ironically, 1. I've never been...

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By our satirist-at-large, Elimare... Welcome to Blather's Express Tours, the quickest way to see the sights! BET is sponsored by the Dublin Fortean Society and provides exclusive tours of dead things. All excursions begin early morning and last throughout the day, and are so packed full of fun that you will wonder how they fit it all in. Our guides are professionally trained and you will marvel at their driving skills as you barrel through the countryside Italian Job style. Take a trip with Blather's Express Tours today and see what you've been missing out on! Sample Itinerary: Morning: Over...

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Some clever sod has erected a rural cottage atop a building directly opposite that Bastion of Capitalism in Dublin, the Irish Financial Services Centre. Have to say it makes me smile I every time I cross the Liffey. Article and pics here Hyperbole here. ?Fabricating the cottage with only three sides is significant. It pushes the work away from being read as architecture and moves it closer to being sculpture and clearly artifice dealing with notions of land use, building style and lifestyle.? Show Home is a work that will cause animated debate on the subject of art in the...