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General discussion / Re: Fahrenheit 9/11
« on: September 11, 2007, 06:27:46 PM »
I went to hear Michael moore speak at the university here over a year ago - he delivers a very clear message. I think his invesitgative journalism is tailored to grab the attention of a lot of people over here and world wide who otherwise wouldnt really grasp the concepts - or at least remember them. It has taken movies like bowling for columbine, borat and his new movie -sicko - to really open the eyes of my american friends over here to how corrupt and fucked up their culture actually is at times. Piror to Michael moore - there was no-one telling americans to wake up and smell the shit in a manner that they could actually grasp and understand.
His success says more about us than it says about him

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General discussion / Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« on: September 11, 2007, 05:48:41 PM »
Absolutely - much obliged.

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General discussion / Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« on: September 11, 2007, 05:13:41 PM »
Youngwans who shift each other on the pavement  and don't get out of your way as your out for a evening walk

You a big fan of the evenin walk laoislad? ;)

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General discussion / Re: IRELAND OR THE USA
« on: September 11, 2007, 05:12:53 PM »
Not easy.
There's a green card lottery, about 40,000 applicants for 400 odd green cards.
There is work sponsored visas where a company in the US can sponsor you for a job that they can't get a qualified American to fill. Thats a very long process.
And there is the old favourite, marry one of them...

 ;)

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General discussion / Re: How Metrosexual Are You?
« on: September 11, 2007, 04:01:07 PM »
You can bring travel sized amounts (no more than 100mls) and throw the heap in a ziplock sandwich bag. Bobs yer uncle. Hopefully you dont need more than 100mls of any of the moisturisers or aftershave.

Yeah but where do u get these "travel sized amounts"??? Is that not a bit metrosexual???  :P

thats a good question. wife picks them up so im not sure

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General discussion / Re: To Do in San Fran
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:45:13 PM »
Look for a resturaunt on the pier 39 called the pier market resturaunt. Walk in and ask for the teryiaki shark steak. You will be talking about it 6 years later on an internet message board (having gone back over and over and over and over and over again).

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General discussion / Re: How Metrosexual Are You?
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:43:09 PM »
You can bring travel sized amounts (no more than 100mls) and throw the heap in a ziplock sandwich bag. Bobs yer uncle. Hopefully you dont need more than 100mls of any of the moisturisers or aftershave.

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General discussion / Re: IRELAND OR THE USA
« on: September 11, 2007, 02:40:24 AM »
I often wonder what will be the biggest pitfalls awaiting us on our return? Will it be the climate, the long winter evenings, the cost of living or will we just ease back into it as if we had never left. My sister moved back from the states about 8 years ago and did not last 6 months in Ireland, she could not settle.In my opinion she did not give it enough time, you would have to give it at least 2 years just to come near settling back into the Irish lifestyle. It will be an adventure and something to look forward to.

I think the weather and the long winter would be tough - but theres so much change at home. Theres yoga and pilates classes for the wife ( ;)) spinning, floodlight gaelic grounds, astroturf for regular games with friends. Evening soccer leagues. I think I needed to go away to realise how good home actually was. That said, Im more than content here but every time I visit home I realise I could be more than happy with a life at home, golfing with the old man on a saturday morning, couple of pints that evening and praying to god Id win the lotto! That said I cant decide if Ireland or here is the best place to raise a child, arguements for and against I suppose. The weather would seriously impact the decision. If god could provide some sunlight and they ressurected Glenroe and last of the summer wine - Id be home in a heartbeat.
Time for another drop of the dew...  :-\


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General discussion / Re: Books
« on: September 11, 2007, 02:29:44 AM »
McCarthy's Bar - I've read that - it was ok. Met the man himself in my local a few years back.

The name of the local - McCarthy's of course  :D :D


Yeah great book,I read another book by him can't think of the name right now..
Unfortunately he died a few years back,he was a great writer
the road to mccarthy?

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General discussion / Re: Britney bombs at MTV awards
« on: September 10, 2007, 11:11:42 PM »
What about Kid Rock punching Tommy Lee twice?? :D :D
These things couldnt write themselves any better.

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General discussion / Re: Britney bombs at MTV awards
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:48:34 PM »
I have to laugh at the people saying she's fat - she's like an ordinary person

thon bird after her - Sarah Silverman isn't funny in the slightest - god only knows how she gets on TV

Am I getting too old or is it now funny to be COMPLETELY crude and vulgar with little or no talent? She really grinds my gears, but would be a stellar grudge hump.

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General discussion / Re: Books
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:44:22 PM »
The Road to McCarthy --- Feck me, an awful book! If you are trying not to write a cliched book about Ireland, don'y stick nuns in full habit drinking Guiness on the front!!! My fav book of all time is Filth by Irvine Welsh .. Tapeworms, sex, violence, sectarianism, racism, murder and pornography ... and that's from the cop! Welsh was trying to take the piss out of Ian Rankin's Rebus and suceeds spectacularly...

I actually enjoy petes writing style. Granted McCarthys bar was much much funnier, this is still worth a read on the can.

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General discussion / Re: IRELAND OR THE USA
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:39:08 PM »
Mannix
Ive been over here for 6 years now, and it opened my eyes to alot. I love living here. Its warm, people are pleasant (small town west coast), the cost of living is superb. I can eat almost any cuisine I want for the price of a fish supper back home. I cant get a good fish supper though. Or a battered sausage. Its only recently I can get lucozade and I drank so much it cut the hole of me. Theres no gaelic games (unless I want a four hour commute to train). Its hard to watch the hurling on setanta. Sometimes the football too. The women are beautiful. They dont wear alot, and most of them arent beefed to the ankles like a mullingar heifer. But I cant read the irish news and bitch about paddy heaney. They've started charging for the ulster hearld now too. But in a couple of months Ill give up the lake and all you can eat sushi for the ski slopes (and all you can eat sushi). I have to drive everywhere, cos Reno is so sparse. Theres no walkin over to the spar for a ham and cheese jambon and a bottle of club orange. My kid thats being born in december is going to cost a fortune. Ive already paid 600$ to the OBGYN for regular check ups. The insurance for 6 months is going to be over 1000$. Plus 1900$ to deliver the baby. 20000$ a day if for some reason the baby is sick and needs to go to the NICU. I cant get a good pint of stout and it costs at least 50$ to play one round of golf.
America is beautiful - if you find the right place - but so is Ireland
America is cheap - if you dont need to pay for something really expensive like medical care
America has good weather
Ireland is home.

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General discussion / Re: How Metrosexual Are You?
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:06:49 PM »
Ones a bigger faux pas than the other, thats all im saying.

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General discussion / Re: How Metrosexual Are You?
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:03:36 PM »
It must be being over this side of the water Puckoon - I'm under the assumption from your posts that you are

 :D :D :D

Im hoping the assumption is that im over this side of the water and not
that I wear pointy shoes (cos I dont)
or am not heterosexual (cos I am)


not that theres anything wrong with that! :D

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