Comrades. I cannot detract or eclipse from the genius of these lyrics, so I shall be brief. If you are not from Dublin check this out. Think of June evenings at home humming to the din of 12 year olds driving heavy machinery very fast down narrow lanes. If you are from Dublin, put down that ghastly milky coffee confection, and see what sort of motor vehicle 150K can really buy. And no, it doesn’t fit in the Dundrum Town Centre Car park. Behold Silage And Maize! Pic Credit: Wikimedia [...]
About kelleherHad I been told I was going to be in college this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
Some are born mediocre, others have mediocrity thrust upon them. Still, others strive gallantly against overwhelming odds to achieve mediocrity.
In Ireland, we boast the greatest and the best driven vehicles of immense power and prestige. These machines are often expensive and frequently very, very powerful. Their owners exude a slick, honey skinned ultra confidence. Indeed it’s possible but by no means certain, while they may drink water like the rest of us, they piss charisma in liquid form. That is at least how they see themselves. Even if the rest of us see tools with fake tans driving Audis. Real men drive tractors, drink tea (pronounced ‘tae’) and ‘do’ [...]
Lately there has been a tendency amongst the more reactionary members of our society; cabbies, IBEC types etc to place a goodly sized portion of the blame for our economic difficulties on the shoulders of the vulnerable and the marginalised. And, in fairness, its hard not to be seduced by the righteous indignation of a ‘Full Time Taxi Driver’, at 4:30 in the morning with an epic cargo of lager and Baby Guinnesses on board, as he rails against alleged abuses by ethnic groups and others in his chosen profession. [...]
Access to University is a privilege, not a right. Dublin City University (DCU) campus prides itself on the manner in which it is open to, and a part of the local community. Considerable resources are put in to opening up the campus to local children and adults. It’s an admirable sentiment that I have not seen in the two other Universities that I have studied in. Noble as the policy clearly is, it does at times seem more like a post primary after school club than a third level campus. [...]
As the end of term looms I, like many other post grads am looking for a real job – in computing or IT as the HR types call it. The time of doing casual work that require nothing more than a name badge, a clean shirt and a sound grasp of Slavonic obscenities is at an end. It is evident though that the vast majority of the consultants, experts and worthies who never tire of telling of us the panglossian brilliance of the IT sector have, for the most part, [...]
The consultancy firm, Deloitte, are known for having many skills; as peerless business advisors, taxation experts and consultants in any number of areas. Irony though, is not one of them. But this all appears to be about to change. Deloitte are now inviting interested students from Irish universities to send representatives to their student business leadership conference this coming Paddy’s weekend… In Athens, Greece of all places. That the inestimably well paid, and you would hope, well read high command of Deloitte cannot see a major incongruity in hosting a [...]
Netflix the online movie and TV streaming service is now in the market for some 2 months. A lot of things were expected of it. Some even predicted the end of the high street video library. The truth seems to be far more prosaic. I’ve used this service from the outset. Yet at no time has the idea of canceling my video club membership crossed my mind. A common criticism of the service is that it’s content is low rent hokum with a generous lathering of pot boiler TV dramas [...]
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