Monday, April 25, 2005

WMD ready for deployment in 45 seconds

The BBC must have rehired Andrew Gilligan and fired their entire legal department. They reported last night on the British Prime Minister's announcement that he has incontrovertible proof that weapons of mass destruction are in fact ready for deployment within 45 seconds. So we obviously need to make a pre-emptive strike, now! Quick, hand him the remote control.

Saturday, April 23, 2005


We went to see Amityville today, the new version of the
"true story" horror movie. It's not bad, if not really suspenseful (if that's a word!) and not too gorey. But not bad for an afternoon when the kids are at a party. I think it's the second time we've gone to the cinema ourselves since Jasmine was born. :)

The main real person protrayed in the film, George Lutz, has his own website where he tells his side of the story:

The Amityville Horror


Thursday, April 21, 2005

Strike over

Well the strike at Spencer Dock was over yesterday. Maybe it was related to the one in the west of Ireland involving the employees of Frank Harrington Ltd?

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Google maps Ireland!

Google Maps have finally come to Ireland, if in limited form - maps only, no satellite and no search yet. Here are a few samples:
For Northern Ireland you can search:


Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Strike on Spencer Dock

There was a picket line this morning about 15 strong on the New Wapping Street entrance to the works at Spencer Dock. I wonder what is going on there - anyone know?

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Obsolescence wave passing through

We're recovering from the after effects of a Class II Obsolescence wave that is currently passing through our neighbourhood. In January it took out our TV - through the medium of lightning. In March it took out our kettle. Early this month it took out our washing machine. Luckily I believe it has entirely passed through the region of our house containing electronic devices and at its current rate of advance the wavefront should have passed our house altogether.

I'm sure there must be a formula for this kind of thing. Anyone?

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Doctor Who scaring the kids

I heard the immortal words "I'm hiding behind the sofa" this week from Dylan. Actually, that was in honour of Darth Vader's appearance. But the new Doctor Who has been doing the trick too. Still a great laugh, bring on the Daleks, go on!