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Posts Tagged ‘ ploughing ’

News In Brief: Shannon, Sexism And Serious Amounts Of drugs

A whole hape of coke (image: Thejournal.ie)

A whole hape of coke (image: Thejournal.ie)

It’s been a grand aul week for the ploughing! Enda was there of course, making a show of himself at the annual championships – this year in Laois, but that wasn’t the only reason Irish farmers have been upset this week.

They’re not impressed with Rosanna Davison, daughter of a lady in red and Chris de Burgh, after she told readers of the Irish Independent’s Health and Living magazine that dairy products are bad for you. The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association reacted accordingly calling her article “ill-advised and scientifically illiterate”. Zing! You can’t argue with science Rosanna, especially when you’re looking down the barrel of a big burger and a pint of milk! Mmm. Continue reading

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News in Brief-Uglier Than Jedward? New Set Of Twins Get The World Talking

#Twinning : The Second Coming Of The Mona Lisa

Enda Kenny has come under fire this week (what else is new) for “manipulating” his phone during an address from the Pope. A video uploaded to YouTube clearly shows the Taoiseach using his touch-screen phone during a papal audience at Castel Gandolfo in a shocking display of bad manners. Or maybe he was just trying to get through to the big man upstairs. That’s not all Enda has been up to this week.

Despite the rain the ploughing championshisp went down well in Wexford. The Rugby team made an appearance as did Ryan  Tubridy. And of course, the Taoiseach took time out to meet, greet and high-five some kids proving he is a man of the people. One man, in a field of people actually. Back in Dublin James Reilly ploughed on with his corruption.
Ah Minister Reilly. In recent weeks he’s been mentioned more than our favourite twins (who have been notably absent for a while*). There are another set of twins in the news though.

The Mona Lisa has a sister! An earlier version of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa has been unveiled meaning there are now two, almost identical paintings, depicting the is she/isn’t she smile. The new, older painting known as the Isleworth Mona Lisa is said to be a younger version of the famous face painted years previous.

Joe Mullins, a forensic specialist trained at the FBI, described how he had “age-regressed” the original Mona Lisa to determine what she would have looked like 11 to 12 years earlier in what can only be described as a CSI-like operation.
Joe, who describes himself as a “digital plastic surgeon”, gave the painting “a digital facelift and Botox” but still couldn’t turn that frown upside down. Oxford University art historian Martin Kemp (not of Spandau Ballet, shame) however, quashed the claims saying; “The head, like all other copies, does not capture the profound elusiveness of the original”. Or, fed up, to everyone else.

Rory McIlroy is selling his County Down estate – sorry if I don’t start weeping. The young golfer, currently in Chicago for the Ryder Cup tee off is selling up and shipping out of his £2 million mansion. According to reports the world number one, who incidentally is worth many millions in advertising alone, is looking at a move to Florida after deciding it doesn’t make “financial sense” to own a large home in Ireland.

What doesn’t make financial sense is the €1 million still outstanding from over payments to new teachers in 2011. 3000 teachers are yet to re-pay the governments unwitting bonus, presumably maths or economics aren’t their subjects.
Did you raise a glass to Arthur on Thursday or instead of a pint of the black stuff did you wish Diageo would get stuffed? While some legitimately questioned – given contemporary problems of society – how appropriate a day to celebrate alcohol was, frontman of The Walls, Steve Wall put it more bluntly and in slightly more colourful language. Writing on his Facebook page Walls said: “If anyone says Happy Arthur’s Day to me I’ll f***ing skull them.”

*If anyone sees our little Jedwards let me know.

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