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Lipstick, eyeliner, action for Goth Penn

Lipstick, eyeliner, action for Goth Penn

Photo Credit: @my_cine From The Irish Independent: NO, that’s not ageing rock star Alice Cooper. Hollywood actor Sean Penn appeared in lipstick and eyeliner yesterday to play a Goth rockstar on the streets of Dublin. In ‘This Must Be The Place’, the 50-year-old takes on the role of a music legend living out his retirement(…)

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…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

Photo: Alice and Indiana Jones Dublin, Ireland:  The theft of National Wax Museum figures will not stop next month's reopening of the tourist attraction, the museum's management insisted today. Dozens of models, including Bob the Builder, the Teletubbies and Frankenstein , were stolen from a warehouse in central Dublin last month. Replica uniforms from the Easter(…)

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Happy Birthday Billy Connelly! 67?

Happy Birthday Billy Connelly! 67?

“Can I have more butter in my bucket?” Real fans of Billy will thoroughly enjoy this early documentry: Billy Connolly was, in the 1970s, a sort of Scottish Lenny Bruce, who, with devastating humour, sliced through the hypocrisies he perceived. This 1976 documentary follows the singer-comic during his 1975 Irish tour. Made in a cinema(…)

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Polite English thief sends flowers by way of apology…

LONDON—A repentant robber in England sent his elderly victim a bouquet of flowers to apologize for frightening her, police said Friday. A 91-year-old woman received the flowers and a note after confronting a burglar in her home around 4 a.m. on Oct. 9, police said. The card explained that the burglar thought the property in(…)

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Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

From International Business Times: Two Japanese citizens carrying $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds were detained last week by Italy’s financial police at Chiasso (40km from Milan) on the border between Italy and Switzerland, an Italian daily said Wednesday. According to the report, they include 249 U.S. Treasury bonds each worth $500 million, plus 10(…)

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EU’s ‘shameless’ film promotion?

EU’s ‘shameless’ film promotion?

The European Union has turned to shock tactics in its latest bid for self-promotion… making its own dirty video. In a bid to boost interest in the workings of the EU, the communications commission have made a video of 18 couples having sex. Link to Daily Mail article, link to YouTube clip

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Curate trades calling for magic career

Curate trades calling for magic career

A curate has done a disappearing act from a church – to become a full-time magician. The Rev Mark Townsend turned down the chance to become vicar of a parish and has converted to conjuring. The 40-year-old said he still had faith and wanted to use magic to touch people’s ‘spiritual side’ – but insisted(…)

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Double-decker bus driven around London with guerilla graffit

Double-decker bus driven around London with guerilla graffit

Vandals’ cruel handiwork went unseen at Wood Green bus depot as it was not visible at street level. From The Sun:  A DOUBLE-decker is driven through London’s streets yesterday — carrying an obscene jibe about Mayor Ken Livingstone on its roof. Office staff roared with laugher on reading “Livingstone is a c***!” in 3ft-high letters.(…)

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Sweden’s Pirate Party wins EU seat.

Sweden’s Pirate Party wins EU seat.

The Pirate Party, which wants to legalise internet file-sharing, has won one of Sweden’s 18 seats in the European parliament. AFP reports that the Pirate Party won 7.1% of votes with ballots in 5,659 constituencies out of 5,664 counted. Source

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French Rugby World Cup 2007 survival guide

French Rugby World Cup 2007 survival guide

Contains supposedly useful phrases, however "Who's your father referee?" (scroll down to #44) and "Scottish kiss" seem to be missing. From book: – 'Le coup d’envoi est à 15 heures' The kick-off is at 3pm – 'Où en est le match?' What’s the score? – 'On prend une bière?' How about a beer? – 'C’est(…)

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Top ten funniest jokes of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

1) Tim Vine “I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.” 2) David Gibson “I’m currently dating a couple of anorexics. Two birds, one stone.” 3) Emo Philips “I picked up a hitch hiker. You’ve got to when you hit them.” 4) Jack Whitehall “I bought one of those anti-bullying(…)

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The General Carbuncle

The General Carbuncle

  James R Ford is a multi-media artist currently based in London, England. For this project, initiated in 2003, he aims to transform a second-hand Ford Capri into the General Lee, from Dukes of Hazzard, by covering it in little toy cars in the appropriate colours (mainly red and orange). Ford is going to need(…)

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Happy 40th Monty Python

Happy 40th Monty Python

Monty Python was first aired on British television screens on October 5 1969. Famous for the ministry of silly walks and the dead parrot sketch, the legacy of the series lives on.

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Intelligent design vs. million year old tooth

Intelligent design vs. million year old tooth

Spanish researchers on Friday said they had unearthed a human tooth more than one million years old, which they estimated to be the oldest human fossil remain ever discovered in western Europe. Link to article

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English ATMs are giving it away…

English ATMs are giving it away…

photo: ClydeHouse  Last week I posted about Yen and Euros falling from the sky, this week its the ATM machines.  From article: CUSTOMERS flocked to a bank’s ATM when it started dishing out FREE cash. Twenty pound notes were dispensed instead of tenners when a bank worker loaded the wrong cartridge. A queue of City(…)

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Rashers and eggs—daily breakfast review in Dublin

Rashers and eggs—daily breakfast review in Dublin

The ultimate Irish breakfast review site – dedicated to breakfasts in Dublin, Ireland, but also providing general information about breakfasts from Ireland and around the world. We want submissions of breakfast reviews (ideally accompanied by a photo) to the email address below. Reviews can be for breakfasts at home, out, away or maybe you just(…)

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Hitler upset at Irelands prospects for entry to the World Cup in 2010

Hitler upset at Irelands prospects for entry to the World Cup in 2010

Thanks to my sister Deirdre.

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“Mr Bain, who is usually known as the Reverend Roly, has spent 16 years travelling the world spreading the Christian message through his work as a clown and a wirewalker.”

“Mr Bain, who is usually known as the Reverend Roly, has spent 16 years travelling the world spreading the Christian message through his work as a clown and a wirewalker.”

A ringmaster's top hat doubled as a font when a circus troupe gathered inside a big top for the christening of two performers' godchildren. Honey Hunt, three, and her sister Poppy, 10 months old, were baptised inside Zippo's Circus ring on Hove Lawns on the Sussex seafront. The service was performed by the Rev Roly(…)

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Exterminate! Exterminate! Daleks invade Manchester

Exterminate! Exterminate! Daleks invade Manchester

From BBC: Daleks bid to make world record A bid to create a new world record and have the biggest number of people dressed up as daleks in one location has taken place in Manchester. The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester brought together 67 home-made Daleks on Sunday afternoon. Their original creator, Raymond(…)

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