GUBUBlog move (7.11.2005, 17:40 UTC)
Blog move This blog is moving! I have moved to a new site! (www.sarahcarey.ie). Hope you all approve. The new site gives me a bit more functionality and it's kinda nice to have my own domain name. The entire blog has been moved so old posts will still be
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GUBUSarah's blog (4.11.2005, 13:42 UTC)
Sarah's blog I am planning some changes to the blog - all will be revealed soon. But one thing that came up was the name of the blog. Irish readers will be familiar with the meaning of the name GUBU (grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecendented, a
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GUBUWhat's a modern girl to do (1.11.2005, 13:02 UTC)
What's a modern girl to do Maureen Dowd in the NYT elaborates on women in the movies. A long article, but here's a relevant bit. All about how men still want to marry down and women want to marry up. "Moviemakers these days are more interested in explo
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GUBUTrick or Treat (1.11.2005, 12:50 UTC)
Trick or Treat Hallowe'en has passed and I am outraged. I hate to begin rants with "when we were young" BUT when we were young all the children on the road got together weeks beforehand and began our preparations. We collected stuff for the bonfire and s
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GUBUDomestic update (1.11.2005, 11:48 UTC)
Domestic update First: a triumph. I want to formally acknowledge the brilliance of using washing soda as a stain remover. Previously I used it solely to clean out drains: pack into the bath or shower drain, pour on boiling water or for impressively explo
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GUBUMarathon (31.10.2005, 22:07 UTC)
Marathon Out and about today and I came across the Dublin Marathon. I had time to watch the runners painfully drag their feet along in the rain. And I thought. Why? They were suffering. It was so utterly stupid. I just don't get it. Go home. Run a few mi
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GUBULawlor/Journalism/Waters (31.10.2005, 19:31 UTC)
Lawlor/Journalism/Waters John Waters has written the oddest column. As usual it starts out really well. "Several of the editors and publishers of newspapers which carried the story have apologised to the Lawlor family for the pain and distress caused t
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GUBUEntreprenuers (30.10.2005, 21:01 UTC)
This week's ST - They’re only entrepreneurs, not gods Every time a pin-striped politician spouts platitudes about our great fortune to live in a democracy, I feel like spitting. Who lives in a democracy? Perhaps we do for the few hours in the evening
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GUBUFerns Report (30.10.2005, 20:19 UTC)
Ferns Report Everyone is still reeling from the Ferns Report but the consensus is that the Bishops are the ones with the real case to answer for protecting the monsters (and there is no other word) who abused the children. There is more to come. Apparent
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GUBUHarriet Miers (28.10.2005, 19:00 UTC)
Harriet Miers Did she withdraw or was she told to withdraw? Scott McClellan made an interesting slip in his press briefing this morning: "She called the President last night at 8:30 p.m. He was in the residence when she called him, to inform her -- info
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GUBUDave Fanning show (28.10.2005, 12:01 UTC)
Dave Fanning Show Until next Tueday you can listen to me (oh joy!) on Tuesday's Dave Fanning show talking about the Bridget Jones/women on telly thing.
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GUBULawlor (25.10.2005, 20:45 UTC)
Lawlor I've had complaints that I haven't yet commented on the death of Liam Lawlor! Firstly it is with great pride that I must observe that The Sunday Times chose not to publish any of the details about the so-called hooker. Unlike the entire O'Reilly s
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GUBUST - Pensions (23.10.2005, 18:24 UTC)
ST - Pensions I don’t have a private pension and I haven’t the slightest intention of taking one out. My finances are tight enough as it is. With a growing family and a mortgage, my daily expenditure is at its peak. Why should I divert funds from our bu
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GUBUBetrayal (22.10.2005, 19:29 UTC)
Betrayal A report on last night's visit to The Gate for the Pinter play Betrayal. The bad comments first. Typically the actors (possibly under poor direction) ruined it. Emma, the heroine (played by a woman who used to be the vet in Glenroe), was terribl
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GUBU1916 (22.10.2005, 10:59 UTC)
1916 Cannot believe that after my so recent mention of Garret FitzGerald's revolutionary roots that bloody FF manage to hijack 1916 for themselves. How do FF supporters so conveniently ignore the fact that the biological and political descendants of the
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GUBUMultiple personality (20.10.2005, 15:20 UTC)
Multiple personality For some years now the National Lottery's Telly Bingo programme has been presented by Shirley Temple Bar, a drag queen previously best known for her/his acts in the gay bar The George. It was always slightly disconcerting to watch th
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GUBUGarret the Good (20.10.2005, 11:59 UTC)
Garret the Good I had cause to consult Garret's autobiography today (All in a Life) and came across this passage. He had been describing his early childhood, how his brother Fergus taught him to type at the age of 7 and other such gems. He then talks abo
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GUBURadio Rows (20.10.2005, 08:35 UTC)
Radio Rows I was most fortunate to hear this live yesterday. Play this and fast forward to 22 minutes. Will go down in the annals as one of the best rows ever on radio between Joan Rivers and Darcus Howe.
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GUBUPinter and Seinfeld (18.10.2005, 10:03 UTC)
Pinter/Seinfeld PO'Neill makes the link between Pinter and Seinfeld...who would have thought it...now I can watch The Betrayal on Friday having seen its offspring on the small screen. Soooo post-modern.
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GUBUPinter (17.10.2005, 19:05 UTC)
Pinter I will confess - last week I knew practically nothing about Harold Pinter. In fact, I knew less than nothing - I thought he was Scandinavian. But! I am researching and I am going to see his play Betrayal on Friday. Turns out we are on the same wav
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GUBUDoh x 1000 (17.10.2005, 12:58 UTC)
Doh x 1000 I continue to be defeated by household so-called technology. In a state of high hassle, I was trying to get them organised for a walk because the baby wouldn't sleep and a stroll in the pram was the only solution. I tried to pull up the relea
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GUBUST on Bridget Jones (17.10.2005, 11:55 UTC)
ST on Bridget Jones Heroines today are pathetic, with one kicking exception Bridget Jones is back. An Irish newspaper is running a weekly column about the eternally thirtysomething ditz who still can’t get her love life sorted out. Now I don’t mind th
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GUBUComments (13.10.2005, 21:35 UTC)
Comments How I would love to adopt this policy from Wendy McClure's blog on comments. SHE got a book deal from her blog! So it appears I am not the only one whose blog actually helped them. Must explore Blogger's help section to see if I can censor comme
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GUBUCouncillors and Conferences (13.10.2005, 12:18 UTC)
Councillors and Conferences Today's IT reports : "Councillors have been banned from claiming expenses for attending conferences organised by political parties, under new rules issued by Minister for the Environment Dick Roche. The measure follows contr
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GUBUso-called american aid (12.10.2005, 13:14 UTC)
So-Called American Aid. Great article here from the NYT on the bogus nature of what counts as "aid".
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GUBURosin Ingle in the Phoenix (11.10.2005, 20:02 UTC)
Rosin Ingle in the Phoenix Hadn't see the Phoenix in a while but much reading in it today including a critique of Roisin Ingle's column and book. Here's a worrying quote: "In fairness, basing a column around the ups-and-downs of one's personal life is a
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GUBUCorrespondence (11.10.2005, 19:56 UTC)
Correspondence I have been a bit sensitive of late to the occasional hostile comment or letter to the ST. However, today for the 4th time since I began at the ST, I received a handwritten letter, re-directed from the ST's offices. And, for the 4th time,
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GUBUMary Robinson (11.10.2005, 19:41 UTC)
Mary Robinson I see that Conor Brady, writing in today's IT agrees with my assessment of Mary Robinson ;-) "That Mary Robinson is one of the most remarkable Irish people of her generation is not in question. But in retrospect, it is difficult to measure
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GUBULoyalist violence (11.10.2005, 10:42 UTC)
Loyalist violence Here's part one of an excellent essay on the reasons behind loyalist violence in the North. I used to try and rationalise their failure to progress politically on a number of grounds, for instance, that their might feel justified in fee
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GUBUdoh! (10.10.2005, 14:26 UTC)
Doh! I've been using the new washing machine since February. A glance through the instruction manual tells me that I've been putting the powder/tablets in the pre-wash section of the drawer. NO WONDER the bloody clothes weren't washing properly. And I wa
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