Distancing from Intelligence

Though I am loathe to use the phrase, I am, just for today, going to mention the contradictory term that we have been bombarded with on an incessant loop for the last few months. It's oxymoronic construction not withstanding, social distancing, like any term, seems to lose all meaning when it is reiterated so often. … Continue reading Distancing from Intelligence

The Badgers’ Arse

The picture you see above was taken from the highest point in Galway city, an area known as Tonabrocky. I think technically the top of this hill may be just outside the city limits, but it's close enough. You'll certainly pass the highest point in the city limits as you climb the hill from the … Continue reading The Badgers’ Arse

Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

Fortnight is a funny word isn't it? While the words we use in English to refer to periods of a single Earth rotation all end in 'day', a period of two weeks derives from a phrase meaning 'fourteen nights'. Still, not as odd as in French, Portuguese, and Spanish, which refer to the same periods … Continue reading Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

Patronising – that means talking down to you

It is more than a little worrying that our Minister for Health Simon Harris, the wretched leering gremlin pictured above, has a similar level of understanding of the current pandemic to that of noted intellectual Kellyanne Conway, one of President Dump's advisors. The esteemed Minister Harris in a radio interview yesterday stated that the '19' … Continue reading Patronising – that means talking down to you

Infamy, infamy, they all have it infamy

Happy May Day to you and all your comrades! I've spoken before about other holidays and celebrations, and how most of them are either festivals of crass consumerism, are based on something not worthy of commemoration, or are a combination of both. May Day, or International Workers Day, is notable for not being either of … Continue reading Infamy, infamy, they all have it infamy

Illegitimate State of Ignorant Savages

When picking up the newspaper on Saturday morning, a theme splashed across the tabloid headlines momentarily caught my eye. Most of the rancid redtop were carrying the headline 'Isis Party Girl' or some drivel like that. I skimmed the article about the subject in the actual newspaper (not front page news), and learned that these headlines … Continue reading Illegitimate State of Ignorant Savages