Friday, April 20, 2012

Newt "Colony on the Moon" Gingrich strikes again.

This guy is mutherfucking crazy. Below lies a video of Newt Gingrich speaking at the National Rifle Associations "Leadership Forum" a few days ago. In a nutshell, he intends to lobby the UN to include "the right to bear arms" on the Charter for Human Rights. No that wasn't a typo, you actually read that.

But really, that's only the tip of the ice berg with jowly here. Here are some more of his pure mental ideas:
  • Schools should hire economically disadvantaged students as janitors
  • NASA should put up lasers in space to combat the threat of missiles
  • Gay fascists are out to get America
  • Establishing a permanent colony on the moon by the end of his "second term" as US president. (ppfft!)
  • America is in danger of being taken over by radical Muslim atheists


I do love how the last one shows the complete lack of any actual understanding of.. well.. words and their meanings. Here’s the direct quote:
"I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they're my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American." -Gingrich (retrieved from

And the really jarring thing about this is that but a few short months ago this tin-foil-hatted-pastry-boy was the FRONT RUNNER to the the republican candidate for the 2012 US presidential election. THE FRONT RUNNER! And even though he didn’t win the GOP race.. he seems to be still running?! Well, you cant say he isn't committed to the whole delusional outlook thing, can you? Normally I'd be all for two republican candidates running for election in the same race in the hopes that they'd split the red votes and fuck right off as a result...but unless Mittens Romney really screws up Gingrich just screaming into space. Much like his moon colony.

But do ya know what? Following the election so far would have been quite boring so far with out Newt and Herman "Pokemon quoting/sexual harassment/electrocute Mexicans" Cain and of course Rick "Ass juice" Santorum.

As a parting shot, there is a video that I want to post but you will not be able to watch because you have to be in americaland to see it.  If you have jimmyed your browser, it’s this one.
If you’re considering jimmying your browser it’s worth the 3 minutes you’ll spend doing it to watch John Lithgow do a dramatic (and seriously wonderful) reading of the following honest-to-god official press release by none other than Captain Crackpot himself.....Gingrich.

“The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding. Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The firefight started when the cowardly sensed weakness. They fired timidly at first, then the sheep not wanting to be dropped from the establishment's cocktail party invite list unloaded their entire clip, firing without taking aim their distortions and falsehoods. Now they are left exposed by their bylines and handles. But surely they had killed him off. This is the way it always worked. A lesser person could not have survived the first few minutes of the onslaught. But out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich, once again ready to lead those who won't be intimated by the political elite and are ready to take on the challenges America faces.” (retrieved from:

Part of me wishes that Irish politics was this entertaining.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The day today in pictures

Sunday morning watching reruns of Fraiser.
watching fraiser on telly

Nothing like a giant cupan tae to help make a decision.
nothing like a cup of tay to help make a decision

I'm off to town. This is running for the bus
running for the bus

Caught rapid trying to sneaky snap this old lady on the bus
Caught rapid

This reminds me that i should look up more often.
Dublin being nice

Went to see the Steve McCurry Exhibition in the Gallery of Photography. His work is so shocking and lovely at the same time.
Kevin McCurry exhibition on.. so great

Tried on trousers in topshop. I am continuously infuriated by the size difference in cuts in the same shop..
Trying on trousers

Feeding the addiction. Come to mama
feeding the addiction

What time is it? Hammer time? Unfortunately not. Cookie time? Yes
mmm cookie time

Peanut butter cookies
200g of caster sugar
1 egg
260g of peanut butter
(roll into balls, and put in preheated 180C oven for 10mins)
peanutbutter, caster sugar and an egg.

Et Voila.. a square of Dairy Milk push into the top when they're hot out of the oven and still squigey.
Peanutbutter cookies fresh out of the oven.

And now i'm blogging :)


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ach, du lieber! Das ist nicht eine boobie!

Germans and humour. Lets give them a break!
Here are my favourite German Portrayals in television and film

The IT crowd "Moss and the German"
Ah the IT crowd, Graham Linehan at the top of his game again. Here are amusing German comes in the form of Johann... the cannibal. Moss mistakenly attends a cookery course at Johanns house on to find that Johan didn't want to cook with him, but instead cook using him. Poor Johann and his sweet disappointment. My favourite thing about Johan though is his dramatic playing of the cello during the episode.
Johan is played by the pro cellist-come-actor names Philip Rahm. Bravo Philip...bravo.  
Check it out here

Dr Strangelove
From Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
After years of pledging to watch Dr Strangelove and never getting around to it. I finally sat down to watch it this week and it was great. I think my favourite thing was Dr Strangeloves seemingly possessed Nazi arm, which tries to give a Nazi salute, and choke its owner much to the rest of his bodys chagrin. Hats off to Mr Sellars.
SPOILER ALERT - last scene

Basil Fawlty
Fawlty Towers, The Germans
While seeking to add to the post i asked a few friends about their favourite portrayal of Germans. Basil Fawltys monumental cock up customer service stood out. Indeed we could hardly get away with out one Hitler portrayal, only added to in this case by John Cleases extreme lankyness. There's just no point in describing this one, you have to watch...

My final clip was going to be Prince Consort, Albert from Blackadders Christmas Carol, until I realized that Jim Broadbent was not actually trying to portray a German.. the accent just came off that way.. or maybe its more Austrian. He fully admits in the documentary that he did no research for the accent. He lucked out, its a gem.
I cant find a clip... youtube is not my friend today..bootube.

Auf Wiedersehen,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Alack! I have been tagged! Go on, Leave me! My legs are but hollow tubes.. leave me!

That's right folks, it's an interview with yours truly.

Why did you create the blog?
I started it a few years ago out of boredom. Originally I wanted to be a photo blog but my inane ramblings took over almost immediately. This year I turned over a new leaf though and decided to post more often. Its kind of a secret, only about 5 people know about it!

What kind of blogs do you follow?
The blogs I follow are mainly photography, culture, craft and fashion. I'm not a big blog reader to be honest, apart from the delectable Red Lemonade where I was tagged. I also like to keep abreast of 365things.

Favourite make up brand?
Probably Benefit because even their blush smells nice.

Favourite clothing brand?
If I had to pick one it would be Topshop. But none of that Kate Moss crap. 
I used to like River Island, until I was shopping there with the Billzer one day and he point out that its a shop for prostitutes. I protested but he immediately pointed out 10 items that would be suitable to turn tricks in. It was like a veil was lifted, he was right. Now we call it "Whore Island".

Your indispensable make up product?
I dont think it really counts as make up but moisturiser. I can't not moisturise, its probably because I'm a filty smoker, but I feel like my skin is gonna dry up and fall off one of these days.

Favourite colour?
Green Green Green

Your perfume?
It by Benefit, it has a name .. but it escapes me right now.

Your favourite film?
All of the Lord of the Rings Films. The Darjeeling Limited, Amelie, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Milk, Lost in Translation, Mysterious Skin, Little Miss Sunshine, Good Will Hunting, Hot Fuzz, Killbill 1 and 2, Cabaret, Six Shooter,The Royal Tenembaums, The Hudsucker Proxy, Love Actually, Billy Elliot, The Chorus, Dead Mans Shoes, Rear window, North by Northwest, The Room, Purple Rain, On Deadly Ground, Under Seige 2: Dark Territory.

What country would you like to visit and why?
Iceland because I would like to see the Aurora Borealis

Write the last question and answer it yourself: What is the meaning of life?

If she in fact reads this post, I am here by tagging you Deedee O'Brian

Mulq x

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snow nice to see you

Ah there you are!
What is it about snow that turn us all back into children? At 1 am last Saturday night (after a few beverages) a group of us headed to a roof top in Rathmines for a snowball fight, giddy as skittle fed kids we pelted each other with abandon, no allegences, every person for themselves. Looking over the the roof tops one our number noted that Rathmines looked almost Dickensian in the snow, like Oliver Twist should turn up shortly. He was right, so we snotted him with a snowball. Twat.

Since then I've become perilously addicted to checking the temperature on my iPhone. (3 degrees C)
Yesterday it was minus 7 so I took a screenshot as a souvenir
Mulq, the incredible

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Ladies and Gentlemen,

The future is upon us. Quite recently,  in Trinity Colleges science museum, I played Mindball. Yes MINDball. With my MIND.
It's real!!!

For many years I have felt cheated by the future, BBCs Tomorrows world promised things that never came to fruition, Robots that could do flipping everything! Television also promised me a hovering skate board. Where the fuck is my hovering skateboard?
If "The Girl From Tomorrow" taught me anything, it's that I'd be wearing white and showering without taking my clothes off.

However, I am willing to leave all of that bitterness behind me now, because Mindball is Awesome.

I sat at the opposite end of a table from my foxy lover with a head band velcrod on and GO! Well actually not really GO..In order to win the game you have to be as relaxed as possible and whoever consistantly has the least erratic brainwaves wins. Here is a video of Regis and Kathy giving it a whirl

Initially i didnt know how to play, and i have to admit i kind of did a cockeyed stare and the ball while shouting MOVE!!! MOOOVE!!! in my head.
Turns out I'm crap at mindball, but in my defense its really hard to relax when the FUTURE is velcroed around my forehead. 

Trinitys Science Museum is flipping amazing by the way. If it wasn't for all the kids. Darned kids.