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BBC Broadcaster John Humphrys: Ireland Should Join With The UK Outside The EU

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2019 by telescoper

There’s been a lot of comment about this performance from John Humphrys. Let’s just say that I’ve got nothing against his family but I think he should retire and spend more time with them.

UPDATE: I think Mr Humphrys has got the message!

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The British journalist John Humphrys has a reputation for occasionally allowing his right-wing instincts to filter into his broadcasting but never has this been truer than in this fact-free interview with a remarkably patient Helen McEntee, our own Minister of State for European Affairs, when the BBC Today presenter puts forward the claim that there is an argument for Ireland to leave the European Union and “throw in their lot” with the United Kingdom.

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Slugs for Salt!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2019 by telescoper

This little cartoon has been doing the rounds on social media recently. It appears to have caused some controversy, so naturally I decided to share it here.

I’m posting it without further comment, though of course any persons wishing to identify as slugs are free to do so.

Nollaig na mBan

Posted in Uncategorized on January 6, 2019 by telescoper

In the Liturgical Calendar today (6th January) is the date of Epiphany, when according to tradition Three Wise Men (Magi) arrived bearing gifts for the infant Jesus.

A bit under the weather today I’ve been taking it easy and listening to the radio, in the course of which I discovered that today is also Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas).

Nollaig na mBan is a day in Ireland on which it is traditional for women to get together and enjoy their own Christmas, while the menfolk stay at home and handle the chores.

Although an old tradition, emanating from the West of Ireland, Nollaig na mBan tradition has apparently had a bit of a resurgence in recent years. In particular the radio station RTÉ Lyric FM has been marking the occasion with lots of very fine music written and/or performed by women.

It seems that hardly a day goes by without me learning something new about Ireland!

Nollaig na mBan Shona Daoibh!

All the Best for 2019!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 31, 2018 by telescoper

It’s not quite here yet where I am, but 2019 has already started happening elsewhere in the world, so let me just wish everyone* reading this a very happy new year!

*Apart from my annoyingly persistent homophobic troll David Hine, who can fuck off.

Scientists win People’s Vote for Beard of the Year for the first time

Posted in Beards, Biographical, Uncategorized on December 28, 2018 by telescoper

Well, I won Beard of the Year 2018 (jointly). Thanks to all who voted for me!

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Media Release 27th December

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Scientists win People’s Vote for Beard of the Year for first time

The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers, has said that after a record vote for the Beard of the Year 2018 the Electoral College has determined that two scientists are the winners. TV doctor Xand Van Tulleken and cosmologist Peter Coles currently at Maynooth University in Ireland shared the Award.

The campaigners say that both the winners had an enthusiastic voting constituency and taking into account the public impact of their beards it was felt a shared title was appropriate this year.

Moreover the fact that both have a scientific background for the first time reflects the growing reach of beard wearing.

Manchester brewer Al Wall of leading craft brewery Cloudwater was runner up with last year’s winner Jeremy Corbyn third.

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People’s Vote for Beard of the Year 2018 closes midnight on Christmas Eve

Posted in Beards, Biographical, Uncategorized on December 24, 2018 by telescoper

We’re into the last few hours of voting for Beard of the Year 2018 and I’m still in contention!

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Media Release 24th December

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People’s Vote for the Beard of the Year 2018 closes at midnight on Xmas Eve.

The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers, has said voting for the Beard of the Year 2018 will close at midnight on 24th December in what is the ultimate People’s Vote of the year

The top 6 beard wearers will then head into the Beard of the Year Electoral College.

The College will look at the positive public impact that the beard wearer has had during the year and allocate the remainder of the 40% of the possible votes to allow the winner or winners of Beard of the Year to be named on 28th December

The 6 names currently set to enter the Electoral College are:

Peter Coles

Xand van Tulleken

Al Wall

Philip Glanville

Jeremy Corbyn

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The Gatwick Drone Mystery

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 21, 2018 by telescoper

I got home from work this evening to hear that flights to and from Gatwick Airport suspended again because of drones being sighted in the vicinity.

I feel very sorry for the people whose travel plans have been so badly disrupted, but having seen the picture below on the BBC website I’m baffled as to why the security services have been unable to locate the man responsible. Surely a man of that size should be easy to find?