The Levee BreaksStar Wars Valantines Greetings (13.2.2006, 09:11 UTC)
What better way to declare your undying love than through the rasping, mechanical voice of Darth Vader? Perhaps a garbled message from Yoda, you would like? Something Awful has a selection of Star Wars Valantines images - possibly the cheesiest way to say I Love You ever! My favourite is the one with C3PO being told “What I really need is a droid that understands the binary language…..of love!” Health Warning: Present one of these to your girlfriend, boyfriend or Wookie and exp...
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The Levee BreaksDo You Speak Engrish? (12.2.2006, 21:11 UTC)
Want to buy an Eric Crapton album? Or maybe you’re trying to track down that rare Japanese Sinatra track, Fry Me To The Moon? I came across the excellent Engrish.com this evening, a website devoted to the humorous English mistakes that appear in Japanese advertising and product design Engrish.com has a massive picture archive of Japanese language bloopers, ranging from the thank you for much habitual drinking to the slightly more rude material (which is actually more funny)! Definitely wor...
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The Levee BreaksDo You Speak Engrish? (12.2.2006, 21:11 UTC)
Want to buy an Eric Crapton album? Or maybe you’re trying to track down that rare Japanese Sinatra track, Fry Me To The Moon? I came across the excellent Engrish.com this evening, a website devoted to the humorous English mistakes that appear in Japanese advertising and product design Engrish.com has a massive picture archive of Japanese language bloopers, ranging from the thank you for much habitual drinking to the slightly more rude material (which is actually more funny)! Definitely wor...
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The Levee BreaksReview: Razorlight - Up All Night (8.2.2006, 20:08 UTC)
Razorlight are one of those hateful bands that are usually more hype than substance. The frontman, Johnny Borrell struts around like the living reincarnation of Liam Gallagher, except Gallagher (to my mind) was always the more convincing asshole. So you could be forgiven for thinking that Razorlight was a whole lot of hot air and not much else. That’s probably why Razorlight’s debut album Up All Night caught me completely off guard. On a few recommendations, I borrowed a copy to list...
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The Levee BreaksReview: Razorlight - Up All Night (8.2.2006, 20:08 UTC)
Razorlight are one of those hateful bands that are usually more hype than substance. The frontman, Johnny Borrell struts around like the living reincarnation of Liam Gallagher, except Gallagher (to my mind) was always the more convincing asshole. So you could be forgiven for thinking that Razorlight was a whole lot of hot air and not much else. That’s probably why Razorlight’s debut album Up All Night caught me completely off guard. On a few recommendations, I borrowed a copy to list...
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The Levee BreaksHeaven & Hell (7.2.2006, 23:55 UTC)
Don’t panic! This is not a post about religion. I haven’t seen the light. I won’t be standing at the seafront this weekend with sombre-faced pensioners preaching at bemused passers-by. I’m having a really strange time recently. Surreal. Bizarre. While my work life is going steadily down the plughole, family life is improving in so many ways. Life in the Levee household really is pretty magical at the moment! Heaven At Home Ray - our eldest daughter - is becoming quite the...
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The Levee BreaksHeaven & Hell (7.2.2006, 23:55 UTC)
Don’t panic! This is not a post about religion. I haven’t seen the light. I won’t be standing at the seafront this weekend with sombre-faced pensioners preaching at bemused passers-by. I’m having a really strange time recently. Surreal. Bizarre. While my work life is going steadily down the plughole, family life is improving in so many ways. Life in the Levee household really is pretty magical at the moment! Heaven At Home Ray - our eldest daughter - is becoming quite the...
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The Levee BreaksBegging For Votes (5.2.2006, 23:21 UTC)
Oh crap! I’ve just noticed that the Irish Blog Awards are accepting votes. See what happens when you abandon your computer for over a week? Anyway, I just want you all to know that I’m not proud. I will accept votes. I know I’m up against some stiff competition, there’s not much hope and I’m pissing against the wind. Go on, vote levee. I’m in Best Blog/Blogger and in Best Political Blog…. democracy
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The Levee BreaksBegging For Votes (5.2.2006, 23:21 UTC)
Oh crap! I’ve just noticed that the Irish Blog Awards are accepting votes. See what happens when you abandon your computer for over a week? Anyway, I just want you all to know that I’m not proud. I will accept votes. I know I’m up against some stiff competition, there’s not much hope and I’m pissing against the wind. Go on, vote levee. I’m in Best Blog/Blogger and in Best Political Blog…. democracy
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The Levee BreaksRoad To Recovery (1.2.2006, 23:40 UTC)
Phew! The last week has been excruciating, folks. I woke up last Tuesday and couldn’t stand up. Had to crawl around for a while until I loosened up enough to stand and get dressed. Assuming that I’d feel better after walking around for a while, I drove to work. No better. In fact, I was reduced to shuffling my feet in order to move. Blah blah blah. Took me until midday to realise that I was in bad shape, so I went home and lay down for the rest of the day. Saw the doctor the followin...
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The Levee BreaksRoad To Recovery (1.2.2006, 23:40 UTC)
Phew! The last week has been excruciating, folks. I woke up last Tuesday and couldn’t stand up. Had to crawl around for a while until I loosened up enough to stand and get dressed. Assuming that I’d feel better after walking around for a while, I drove to work. No better. In fact, I was reduced to shuffling my feet in order to move. Blah blah blah. Took me until midday to realise that I was in bad shape, so I went home and lay down for the rest of the day. Saw the doctor the followin...
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The Levee BreaksMr Levee Is On Sick Leave! (26.1.2006, 23:41 UTC)
The last few days have been a traumatic time for Mr Levee. You may have noticed his absense in blog land. The story is that he managed to throw his back out on Tuesday morning and has been unable to move without excruciating pain ever since. To make it worse the doctor has warned him to steer clear of computers for at least a week as sitting at the pc will aggravate his condition. Now I know he has had the odd sneaky peek at emails and the like, but by and large he had to find other things to fi...
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The Levee BreaksMr Levee Is On Sick Leave! (26.1.2006, 23:41 UTC)
The last few days have been a traumatic time for Mr Levee. You may have noticed his absense in blog land. The story is that he managed to throw his back out on Tuesday morning and has been unable to move without excruciating pain ever since. To make it worse the doctor has warned him to steer clear of computers for at least a week as sitting at the pc will aggravate his condition. Now I know he has had the odd sneaky peek at emails and the like, but by and large he had to find other things to fi...
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The Levee BreaksSwaddling Baby (21.1.2006, 15:26 UTC)
Baby D is coming along nicely since his arrival in August. He’s gone through many little phases to get where he is today and now there’s a smiley, giggling wee man living among us. Except at naptimes. When the normally amiable fella starts getting tired, he gets cranky. It’s a short jump from cranky to Banshee, let me tell you, and an unpleasant one at that. And being the caring parents we are, we try to soothe him to sleep, rocking him, singing to him, handstands, cartwheels, ...
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The Levee BreaksSwaddling Baby (21.1.2006, 15:26 UTC)
Baby D is coming along nicely since his arrival in August. He’s gone through many little phases to get where he is today and now there’s a smiley, giggling wee man living among us. Except at naptimes. When the normally amiable fella starts getting tired, he gets cranky. It’s a short jump from cranky to Banshee, let me tell you, and an unpleasant one at that. And being the caring parents we are, we try to soothe him to sleep, rocking him, singing to him, handstands, cartwheels, ...
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The Levee BreaksThe Prison (19.1.2006, 23:09 UTC)
Walking out of work this evening was like being released from prison for a few hours. Today was a hellish day in a fortnight of hellish days. Here’s the craic: I work as a manager in Belfast. For the past 5-6 years, I’ve had a full-time assistant helping me run IT in a fairly large, often demanding office. My most recent prodigy handed in his notice just before Christmas - a bad time for seeking out replacement staff. Regardless of the bad timing, we set out to recruit a replacement ...
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The Levee BreaksThe Prison (19.1.2006, 23:09 UTC)
Walking out of work this evening was like being released from prison for a few hours. Today was a hellish day in a fortnight of hellish days. Here’s the craic: I work as a manager in Belfast. For the past 5-6 years, I’ve had a full-time assistant helping me run IT in a fairly large, often demanding office. My most recent prodigy handed in his notice just before Christmas - a bad time for seeking out replacement staff. Regardless of the bad timing, we set out to recruit a replacement ...
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The Levee BreaksPaperdoll Heaven (17.1.2006, 07:38 UTC)
You’ve got to take a look at this! Back on Sunday evening when I was - ahem - searching for the Girls Aloud website, I came across the most fantastic website in the universe - Paperdoll Heaven. Remember those old magazines where you cut out the figure and then folded the clothes over to dress them? Well, the 2006 equivalent of that. You can take any celebrity you like Britney Spears, Shakira, the female cast of Friends, just about any celebrity you can think of! So, yeah, that killed off a...
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The Levee BreaksPaperdoll Heaven (17.1.2006, 07:38 UTC)
You’ve got to take a look at this! Back on Sunday evening when I was - ahem - searching for the Girls Aloud website, I came across the most fantastic website in the universe - Paperdoll Heaven. Remember those old magazines where you cut out the figure and then folded the clothes over to dress them? Well, the 2006 equivalent of that. You can take any celebrity you like Britney Spears, Shakira, the female cast of Friends, just about any celebrity you can think of! So, yeah, that killed off a...
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The Levee BreaksPoll: Should Northern Irish MLA’s Lose Their Salaries? (15.1.2006, 22:31 UTC)
On to more serious matters for this week’s poll. ‘Big’ Peter Hain’s threatening to crack down on playground politics by taking away our politicians’ pocket money. What do you folks think? Will a loss of salary sharpen Unionist appetites for a power-sharing executive with Republicans? I’ll confess to having a quiet smirk at the volley of responses to Hain’s threat/statement. Not sure if it’ll hold water, or if he’ll even act upon it (since he ...
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The Levee BreaksPoll: Should Northern Irish MLA’s Lose Their Salaries? (15.1.2006, 22:31 UTC)
On to more serious matters for this week’s poll. ‘Big’ Peter Hain’s threatening to crack down on playground politics by taking away our politicians’ pocket money. What do you folks think? Will a loss of salary sharpen Unionist appetites for a power-sharing executive with Republicans? I’ll confess to having a quiet smirk at the volley of responses to Hain’s threat/statement. Not sure if it’ll hold water, or if he’ll even act upon it (since he ...
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The Levee BreaksPoll Results: Popstar Harem (15.1.2006, 21:25 UTC)
Well, it wasn’t even close, was it? We asked you last week to choose which girl group you would have as your own personal popstar harem, and Girls Aloud were the clear winner. Four females refused to play along - even hypothetically - so non-lesbians took a whopping 15% of the vote, equal to runners-up The Sugababes. I wonder how many lesbians actually voted for a girl band? The Spice Girls got a pathetic response, beaten mercilessly by those new-babes-on-the-block, the Pussycat Dolls. Whi...
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The Levee BreaksPoll Results: Popstar Harem (15.1.2006, 21:25 UTC)
Well, it wasn’t even close, was it? We asked you last week to choose which girl group you would have as your own personal popstar harem, and Girls Aloud were the clear winner. Four females refused to play along - even hypothetically - so non-lesbians took a whopping 15% of the vote, equal to runners-up The Sugababes. I wonder how many lesbians actually voted for a girl band? The Spice Girls got a pathetic response, beaten mercilessly by those new-babes-on-the-block, the Pussycat Dolls. Whi...
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The Levee BreaksDoktor Moog (13.1.2006, 07:05 UTC)
The Belfast Telegraph has kindly recommended Doktor Moog in a recent article. If I’m getting my facts right, this is the same guy responsible for the graphics in the sorely missed Portadown News. I loved the Doktor’s treatment of the Chronicles of Norn Ironia and his comments on Westlink traffic delays versus political progress. Check it out, although it’s probably old news by now and no-one bothered telling me! The archive section is brilliant (although the navigation needs wo...
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The Levee BreaksDoktor Moog (13.1.2006, 07:05 UTC)
The Belfast Telegraph has kindly recommended Doktor Moog in a recent article. If I’m getting my facts right, this is the same guy responsible for the graphics in the sorely missed Portadown News. I loved the Doktor’s treatment of the Chronicles of Norn Ironia and his comments on Westlink traffic delays versus political progress. Check it out, although it’s probably old news by now and no-one bothered telling me! The archive section is brilliant (although the navigation needs wo...
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The Levee BreaksAn Anagram (12.1.2006, 23:15 UTC)
Hey! I’d never noticed this before, but vote is an anagram of veto! Food for thought….. anagrams, democracy
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The Levee BreaksAn Anagram (12.1.2006, 23:15 UTC)
Hey! I’d never noticed this before, but vote is an anagram of veto! Food for thought….. anagrams, democracy
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The Levee BreaksAnti-Social Tantrums & Restaurants (12.1.2006, 23:09 UTC)
Consider this post an open letter to the customers of the Sainsbury’s restaurant at Forestside in Belfast on Saturday. The family had just popped in for a quick bite while we decided what to do for the rest of the day. We were all in mostly good spirits and ready for a good feed, but it was perilously past Jay’s nap-time and he hadn’t slept in the car. The Rage As we ushered the kids into Forestside, Jay took a hissy fit because we were guiding him past a guy in a rabbit costum...
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The Levee BreaksAnti-Social Tantrums & Restaurants (12.1.2006, 23:09 UTC)
Consider this post an open letter to the customers of the Sainsbury’s restaurant at Forestside in Belfast on Saturday. The family had just popped in for a quick bite while we decided what to do for the rest of the day. We were all in mostly good spirits and ready for a good feed, but it was perilously past Jay’s nap-time and he hadn’t slept in the car. The Rage As we ushered the kids into Forestside, Jay took a hissy fit because we were guiding him past a guy in a rabbit costum...
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The Levee BreaksBetter Cancel The Trip Home, Boys (11.1.2006, 23:01 UTC)
The airline industry will be reeling this evening with the news the Peter Hain has finally and sensibly withdrawn the On The Run legislation. Flights to Ireland are most likely being feverishly cancelled as you read this. Of course, the motives for doing this are Sinn Fein-led. They got their cake, but just as they were tucking into it, they discovered an extra ingredient that..erm…disagreed with their collective digestive system. “What’s this?” thundered Gerry (presumabl...
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