Pierce Brosnan’s early role
Before Bond, Brosnan played Taffin – a smalltown Irish debt collector who takes on shady developers of a chemical plant in Wicklow. Predictable and clichéd, Pierce “didn’t get mad… he got even”.
Worst acting ever..
Examples of terrible thespians and special effects taken from Spanish soap operas, Troll 2, The Bold & the Beautiful and of course, Keanu Reeves.
Dreamy NYC five-piece who have been impressing left, right and centre with their new EP Color Your Life which they released for free from their website for a limited time. http://twinsistermusic.com
A former member of Irish female trio The Blonde Majority strikes out on her own with a promising slice of starry-eyed pop in ‘Us and the U.S.’ Self-produced Irish pop? Sign me up.
Notorious BIG / The XX mashup
It was inevitable really. The xx already have a Japanese cover band called The oo. The next logical step was a mashup album, and who better than Notorious B.I.G. to stand up to the band’s spacey indie tunes? Surprisingly, it works.
Odessa Begay takes his inspiration from celebrity tweets, using mundane updates as the jump-off point for some whacked out illustrations – particularly the Ice-T “eat a bowl of dicks” entry. http://tweetmuseum.com
Probably the internet’s number one resource for animal cuteness – a baby chicken on skateboard, a sleepy dog, a mini-pony, a cat who likes curry. That sort of thing. http://cuteoverload.com
It has been over a year since Eircom, prompted by Irish Recorded Music Association’s (IRMA) court proceedings, announced they were to implement a “three strikes and you’re out” rule designed to stop internet access to those who download music illegally. Last Friday, a High Court decision, which clarified that the rule adhered to data protection legislation, has now allowed that plan to become a reality.
Under the “three strikes” rule, IRMA (which represents Warner Music, EMI, Universal Music and Sony Music) is allowed to pass IP addresses to Eircom so the Internet Service Provider can warn the customer up to three times to desist illegal downloading before an ultimate internet disconnection.
This ruling paves the way for IRMA to place pressure on other ISPs to follow suit. The High Court judge noted that the “three strikes” protocol will not lead to criminal proceedings or court sentencing and that the rule itself is lawful. It’s unclear at present, whether an accused downloader will be able to challenge the rule. (more…)
A girlfriend scorned
Brad’s ex-girlfriend really didn’t like the fact that he was into video games more than her and proceeds to shred a “beta key” to Starcraft 2 which, naturally enough was recorded for Youtube.