Ballinrobe Bull

I caught the tail end (pardon the pun) of this report of the RTÉ News last night and it brought a huge smile to my face. I especially applaud the excellent choice of background music combined with slow frame-rate of the CCTV footage. And of course you simply have to admire the farmer. Only in Ireland…

The Mom Song

As parents of a delightful and vibrant 4 year old (going on 40), my wife and I constantly find ourselves re-using phrases that our parents used (in vain) on us. This regularly brings a smile to my face and I frequently pause to ponder about our own parent’s emotions back then, and how they must feel now looking at us going through the same thing.

I guess if I find myself witnessing history repeating itself once more in 20-30 years time, I’ll have passed on a little magic of my own, and may even be able to answer my own question.

With this in mind, my brother-in-law sent me this fine piece of art that captures many of the everyday phrases that our mothers undoubtedly used on us all. Enjoy!

Waterford’s reaction to Newgate Shopping Centre objections

Wellboy at Up The Deise has truly outdone himself this time with this hilarious skit on the (likely) reaction of Waterford City Council to an objection submitted against the proposed new shopping centre on Newgate Street in Waterford City.

Some of you may have already seen a (cruder) variation of this same video based around Cristiano Ronaldo’s on/off move from Manchester United to Real Madrid (not for the faint hearted or easily offended though).

Laughing Babies

Given that I’ve spent the better part of the last month preparing for summer examinations for my Masters, I found myself in need of regular enlightenment and succumbed to severe bouts of distraction in the form of YouTube and other such sites. Here is my final installment:

I defy you not to laugh along, especially to this little fella who sounds like he smokes a couple of twenty-packs per day!

Pingu goes fishing

Check out this priceless episode of Pingu where he attempts to go fishing but is outsmarted by a very clever sea lion. It’s not only another brilliant piece of animation by the creators of this adorable Antarctic penguin but is also extremely clever and very, very funny. All this and not a word of any language spoken other than his own expressive (and transcontinental) utterances.

Whether you have children or not, this is well worth watching and will bring a smile to your face.