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Thursday, January 24, 2008


Funny Signs - Stumbling
Originally uploaded by luckybuttons76

I've been Stumbled apparently? So I just want to say welcome to all you stumblers out there. I hope you did hurt yourselves!! (Get it?!) And if that wasn't a good enough excuse to hit the button again, I guess you want to stay and have a look around. It's not much, my Life, the Universe and Everything. It's your basic blog! Enjoy :-)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Uncyclopedia is an encyclopedia full of misinformation and utter lies. Or as they say, puts the "psych!" in "encyclopedia". Even they draw the line somewhere!

On the subject of Heath Ledger, there was rumors of him getting the Oscar nod for playing the Joker in the Dark Knight. That would add him to a list of 1 other dead person who received an Oscar! From Wikipedia:

To prepare for the role he lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character's posture, voice and psychology. While he initially found it difficult, Ledger was eventually able to generate a voice which did not sound like Jack Nicholson's take on the character in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film. He started a diary, in which he wrote the Joker's thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

blog quicker

So lets try something. More posts, more often, but shorter.

Tonight I've made two more RTÉ Twitter bots, RTÉ Irish and World News.

Follow them here:

I've also returned to Twitter.

Friday, January 04, 2008


Another Year, another trip to Clon, another year where nobody knows the right/correct/any rules of asshole. So I have decided I'd do some research.

Asshole is a card game first introduced by Seb. It is usually played once a year, at New Years and has been played for the last 6 years! Over those years the game has transformed into a hybrid of the original and a game of switch. I want to find the original rules we used so in 12 months time, we can have another argument about them. At least I'll have something that represents the original ones!

First stop, wikipedia. It has a page on the game. Its not so bad, the layout is a bit hard to read, it is an article about the game, not how to play it. So the search continued.

Google provided me with a load of pages with different variations of the game, all hard to read and understand. I tried to read through a few of them, they all mostly had the idea, but each was boring and didn't sound like I was getting the complete game. I then remembered one of the words from the original game and threw that into the search query: Waterfall!

I found the complete, concise and easiest to read rules of Asshole. These guys seem to have mastered the game after perfecting it after many attempts. It covers everything from the general rules & special cards to players rank & terms used! It is the closest thing I've found online to match the original game and it looks like it is fun to play too!

I'll be printing out a copy of this for next year.