McManusBored (8.12.2005, 12:33 UTC)
Nothing to do at work today. Have to think of something to wind up Estimulo. How did Real Madrid do last night?
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McManusThose Secret Flights into Shannon: All Above Board (6.12.2005, 14:38 UTC)
They were carried in diplomatic pouches.
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McManusTickled (5.12.2005, 16:04 UTC)
Last Friday afternoon, I had the pleasure of escorting a number of Polish journalists around the offices of a well-known American software firm out in the wilds of Sandyford, a monstrous, Speer-like business park in the Dublin suburbs. The weather was dismal for most of the day, but there happened to be a gap in the clouds about ten minutes before we arrived, as a consequence of which all the geek smokers working in the adjoining office blocks took advantage of the sunshine to pile outside. I...
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McManusHow to Suck Cock (1.12.2005, 10:07 UTC)
Probably 90 percent of the hits on this site are from morons googling "How to eat pussy." I figured it's time I evened things up for the ladies. So, here's how it's done, folks. And here's how NOT to do it (Warning: Graphic image).
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McManusHe Could Of Course Be All Three (29.11.2005, 15:16 UTC)
Lawrence Wilkerson, a top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, says Dick Cheney must have sincerely believed that Iraq could be a spawning ground for new terror assaults, because “otherwise I have to declare him a moron, an idiot or a nefarious bastard.”
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McManusCelebrity Spotting Irish Style (29.11.2005, 14:16 UTC)
In the last four days in my meanderings around town during lunchtime, I have rubbed up against a whole bunch of Irish celebs, including Mary-Lou McDonald, Gerry Adams, Alex Maskey, Dara O'Briain, and Colin Murphy. Must be a comedy festival on. You won't hear me laughing.
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McManusAlways Listen to Feminists: They Know Where All the Sex Clubs Are (25.11.2005, 12:37 UTC)
If I hadn't been doing my daily browse through Indymedia I wouldn't have learned about Peter Stringfellow's efforts to establish a lapdancing club on Parnell Street. I'm not generally a fan of either Stringfellow's clubs or the Northside, and one can only hope that any jobs that the club provides for Northsiders will be behind the scenes and that they'll bring in some decent-looking dancers from Russia or Rush & Lusk (lots of Russians there anyway). If he plans on using the local Nualas he mig...
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McManusMcManus - A Warning from History (24.11.2005, 12:36 UTC)
The CIA has launched a crash program to clear a backlog of job applicants and hire recruits who can speak Arabic, Korean and other languages critical to national security priorities. "One of the things frankly we have to do is demystify (the CIA) a little bit," (Porter) Goss says. "You are not going to be James Bond if you sign up and five years later you're going to be driving an Aston Martin with a beautiful young lady at your side on the Riviera. You might be, but I'm not aware of that pro...
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McManusManual Relief (21.11.2005, 15:51 UTC)
I was doing some lunchtime research in the Celtic Whiskey Shop (a Bowmore Darkest and Longrow 1989 13-year-old Sherrywood being my principle objects of interest – have you ever experienced an orgasm of the tongue?) when who should come in but my counterpart from the Spanish secret service, Manuel Estímulo. He’d been strolling past while on a training exercise, tailing two colleagues dressed as Basque transvestites, when he noticed my distinctive drinking action (high elbow, coc...
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McManusMinister of Defence Proves Conclusively He Doesn't Know One End of a Gun from the Other (17.11.2005, 14:08 UTC)
Calamity O'Dea Does It Again.
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McManusWhatever I'm Doing at Four O'Clock, I Simply HAVE to Stop for Tea (16.11.2005, 14:37 UTC)
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McManusProgressive Democrats Try to Avoid Scrooge Reputation in Time for Christmas (16.11.2005, 14:19 UTC)
Tanaiste Mary Harney promises significant increase in health funding.
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McManusLiberal Do-Gooders Take Al Qaeda Suspects on Holiday at Taxpayers' Expense (15.11.2005, 10:41 UTC)
So now we're flying them to Majorca! Can you believe it? Not content to fly them free of charge to sunny Guantanamo in Cuba, home of mojitos, dusky, bendy latinas, and the samba, we're jetting them over to the Balearics, the pearls of Catalonia set in an azure sea and the playground of the rich and famous.I'm glad to see the Irish government are keeping things in perspective:"Government would not welcome U.S. planes carrying prisoners," says the Sunday Business Post. I, for one, am glad to he...
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McManusLiberal Do-Gooders Take Layabout Al Qaeda Suspects on Holiday at Taxpayers' Expense (15.11.2005, 10:41 UTC)
So now we're flying them to Majorca! Can you believe it? Not content to fly them free of charge to sunny Guantanamo in Cuba, home of mojitos, dusky, bendy latinas, and the samba, we're jetting them over to the Balearics, the pearls of Catalonia set in an azure sea and the playground of the rich and famous.I'm glad at least to see the Irish government are keeping things in perspective:"Government would not welcome U.S. planes carrying prisoners," says the Sunday Business Post. That's a relief ...
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McManusBecause All the Judges Will Be Partying on the Fourth (11.11.2005, 13:49 UTC)
The THIRD trial of the Catholic Worker 5 has been set for the Fifth of July next year.Will that be enough time for the judges to recover?
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McManusDon't Ask Me Why, But I Fancy the All Blacks (10.11.2005, 17:08 UTC)
Haka versus Chucka
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McManusThree Strikes and They're Out, Is That It? (9.11.2005, 14:57 UTC)
The second trial of the Catholic Worker 5 came to an abrupt end the other day when it transpired that Judge Donagh McDonagh had attended George Bush's first inauguration and had been invited to the second. The first trial ended in a similar fashion with Judge Frank O'Donnell excusing himself. The appointment of a judge for the third trial takes place on Friday, and all bets are off that he or she will have the surname Scalia.Of course, cynics amongst us might like to point out how odd it was t...
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McManusBert the Builder - He Can Fix It (7.11.2005, 12:43 UTC)
Drove all the way down to Kilkenny on Saturday for an agreeable weekend with the Colonel only to be met by his toadyish batman in an Opel Corsa who tells me his boss has been called away at the last minute to fill in at a memorial service at the Curragh for soldiers killed in the Congo in the fecking 1960s. Quite what the Irish were doing in the Congo in the 1960s is beyond my comprehension; fitting the place out with fake Irish pubs I shouldn't wonder. But the intended celeb who'd meant to b...
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McManusI HATE Christmas Shopping During Half Term (4.11.2005, 14:04 UTC)
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McManusSomehow I Just Know We'll Be Good at Terrorism (4.11.2005, 11:41 UTC)
Caroline Elkins ("The Wrong Lesson," July/August Atlantic) worries that our war on terror is to some extent being guided by "a flawed historical analogy" drawn from British experiences in counterinsurgency, courting the risk that we may replicate repressive imperial practices. As the one who injected the pseudo-gang analogy into our strategic bloodstream, I can only say that I share her concerns. Indeed, it is because I worry about our over-reacting to the global intifada that I have advanced a...
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McManusAn Apology (3.11.2005, 14:00 UTC)
To the Stevie Nicks fan in New Zealand looking for tickets to her gig in Auckland. You were directed here by mistake. I didn't even know New Zealand was at war.
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McManusHas No one Thought to Look in Leitrim Yet? (2.11.2005, 15:21 UTC)
CIA Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons. You want the definition of a "black site"? Look no further.
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McManusOh My God, They've Kilkenny! (2.11.2005, 11:18 UTC)
The bastards. I'm being forced to work this weekend, schmoozing with an Irish army colonel I met at McKee Barracks at his country pad near Kilkenny. A pleasant enough part of the world, I'm advised. I'll modify that: A pleasant enough part of Ireland. Lots of breathing space, fresh air, and an accent that's relatively understandable should you be required to talk to the natives (I believe the colonel enjoys frequenting the pubs in the town itself, a characteristic I'm currently ambivalent ab...
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McManusUh-oh! (1.11.2005, 15:51 UTC)
Buffalo News reports that "A former intelligence agent with the Navy, now living in Amherst, faces charges that he possessed fake credentials from the White House, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council and other government agencies." Hope nobody asks about THIS on my wall:
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McManusReciprocity (28.10.2005, 09:59 UTC)
As the great Lance Armstrong once said, "You scratch my bike, I'll scratch yours." Please check the blogs of my friends, who have spotted McManus and know good taste when they see it. I'm not fucking any of them at the moment, and Frank hasn't sent them any threatening letters or bullets in the post. They're just quality people.
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McManusHow to Eat Pussy (27.10.2005, 09:13 UTC)
Sitemeter tells me some eejit in Colorado was directed here by Google in his (or her) search for information on how to eat pussy. Allow me to elucidate. This is how it's done.
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McManusBrown Rooting (25.10.2005, 11:26 UTC)
Meeting yesterday at the Four Seasons in Ballsbridge with a member of the Taoiseach’s Office in the hope of offering her inducements to part with information on a regular basis about investment decisions being made with regard to Connacht and Munster. A number of governmental departments are supposed to be decentralizing that way, and folks like Brown & Root are interested in the possibility of tendering for contracts on a less-than-level playing field if it can be arranged.Time was that ...
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McManusToday's Coded Message from MI6 (24.10.2005, 16:44 UTC)
From the Items for Sale column in the Irish Times: Two hundredweight of Pampers and Five Crates of Gerber Babyfood (assorted flavours). Prepared to exchange for Japanese Samurai swords (15th-century only) and bottle of Bloody Mary mix. Will collect. No timewasters please.
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McManusAnd Does This 'Hypothetical Enemy' Listen to Fleetwood Mac? (20.10.2005, 16:42 UTC)
"European troops are this week conducting air and ground exercises in southern France simulating an international defence of an oil-rich country under attack, officials said. Some 3,000 soldiers from France, Belgium and Germany are taking part in the exercise, dubbed OAPEX 2005, which will test a scenario in which the European forces are flown in, with armoured vehicles and a UN mandate, to battle a hypothetical enemy invading an oil-producing nation." Surely Russia's perfectly capable of defen...
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McManusThe Revenge of Stevie Nicks (20.10.2005, 10:43 UTC)
Only last week I was talking about the courageous stand made by U.S. troops in Walter Reed hospital as they were bombarded by the likes of Stevie Nicks and Cher. It transpires that they're not the only ones. The Taliban, too, are suffering the same assault. Australian TV reports that PsyOps units have ordered that racks of speakers be loaded onto Humvees and driven around Afghanistan blasting out Fleetwood Mac, the idea being to flush out Taliban fighters (the Taliban notoriously banned music...
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