Monthly Archives: October 2012

President Visits Belfast

An t-Uachtarán na h-Éireann will be visiting Belfast today. He will be speaking at the annual meeting of the Citizen Advice people before going on to visit Clonard Monastery in West Belfast. I should point out that Mrs FJH will … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Game?

Even for a Manchester United fan….like myself….Sunday’s 3-2 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was a depressing affair. Football has become toxic. What happens during the course of the ninety minutes seems almost a distraction to what happens before and … Continue reading

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“Feck It!…Enjoy It!”

A very interesting documentary on Father Brian D’Arcy tonight. Father Brian is a 67 year old priest……attached to the Passionist Order in County Fermanagh. Thru appearances on TV, his radio show and his weekly column in “The Sunday World” (a … Continue reading

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If You Can Remember The 1960s…..

As they say…….if you can remember the 1960s, you were not really there. It seems to me that my earliest memories of pop culture were around 1960 in Coalisland, County Tyrone. My older cousin/Godmother Bernadette, would listen to “Housewive’s Choice” … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Newt!

I see Brian Walker the unionist (I hesitate to say “liberal unionist”) commentator on Slugger O’Toole has drawn attention to an article by potty-mouthed “liberal unionist” journalist Newton Emerson in one of todays papers. Seemingly Newt welcomes the collapse of … Continue reading

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Politics And The American Sitcom

A very interesting programme on BBC2 tonight. With the American Presidential Election now just ten days away, it posed the question that Europeans might better understand the reality of American life thru the “sit com” rather than the Presidential Debate. … Continue reading

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Slugger Watch

A great week for Slugger O’Toole’s favourite ex-BBC man. He gets to start a thread with the word “Londonderry” in the headline. AND he gets to start one with “UK City of Culture” in a headline. And he will probably … Continue reading

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