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Ireland

The Hunt for the Poitín Makers

See, every time I hear that Canadians enjoy poutine I think of poitin.

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Music Youtube

Canyon – music brings us together

Thank you James for sharing this lovely short video. I remember reading somewhere that the music that defines us, or that we "really get" is the music we hear in our twenties. This leads to disenchantment in later years because everything's changed, and it's not the same "as the good ol' days".

The thing is, you're not the only one who loves that music, and that's a wonderful bonding experience. A recent episode of First Dates Ireland (yes, yes, I'll watch it sometimes) featured a couple who bonded over music, only as friends but they now had someone to go to gigs with. Unfortunately this clip doesn't show any of their banter about music, but it's the only one I could find of them!

And this is the only time you'll read about First Dates Ireland on this blog, I promise!

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Science

Stephen Hawking on Star Trek

Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton played poker with Data on Star Trek TNG.

This BBC documentary on the life of Professor Stephen Hawking is well worth a listen. RIP.

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tv

Black Mirror – Season 4 is out

Having just watched the first episode I can’t wait to watch the rest!

Star Trek will forever remind me of this episode.

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C64

Quad Core by Singular Crew / C64 demo

This is impressive. The demo needs 4 C64s to run but you get a high res 640*400 display and 12 channel SID music!

I wonder if I can run 4 Vice windows side by side to watch this? Getting them synced might be a problem..

Edit: I found this video on this episode of the excellent Commodore / Amiga Users Ireland podcast.

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tv

Game of Thrones: The Loot Train Attack

A behind the scenes look at an amazing battle scene in Game Of Thrones last week.

Spoilers obviously.

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Tech

Etch a Sketch, a Tribute

My colleague Mark found this amazing tribute to the inventor of the Etch a Sketch, André Cassagnes. It’s some sort of magic I think because I could never draw anything on one. My son recently bought “the smallest etch a sketch in the world” which is a tiny device but he’s having fun with it.

Then there’s this amazing artwork done on the little red box. How?

If you want to know more, the Wikipedia page on the subject has tons more information.

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tv

Daredevil Stairwell Fight Scene

I’m catching up on Daredevil on Netflix and this fight scene in series 2, episode 3 blew me away. The slow methodical way Daredevil ploughs through his enemies countering hits, disabling outstretched arms with guns pointed at him and smashing light bulbs that chain is mesmerising.

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tv

Frank Kelly’s 12 Days of Christmas

Is it too late for Frank Kelly’s parody of 12 Days of Christmas?

Frank was probably best known as Father Jack on the show Fr. Ted, but I came across him first on an old vinyl record of his stories. He also produced many comedy sketches such as this one:

And he features in this clip of Yu Ming is Ainm Dom:

Watch the full short movie here:

A great talent who died earlier this year.

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Humour Youtube

The Leak

I’ll come back for you!!!