Category Archives: Random

The Botafumeiro

The Botafumeiro, a 262lb swinging incense burner that reaches speeds of 42mph and a height of 70ft. from gifs

Repeal The Eighth

I can’t get to Dublin today, but if I could, my whole family would be there. Repeal please.

Mortella Towers

That is, in actual fact, how they should be named.

The Torra di Mortella is a ruined Genoese tower on Corsica […] a progenitor of the numerous Martello towers the British built in the 19th century throughout their empire. […] The British were impressed by the effectiveness of the tower when properly supplied and defended and copied the design. However, they misspelled the name as “Martello” rather than “Mortella”. When the British withdrew from Corsica in 1796, they blew up the tower, leaving it in an unusable state.

Of course they did.

“Saturday Night, Dance, I Like The Way You Move

I’ll bet that brought back some memories! I’ll be in Cork on Saturday evening if anyone fancies meeting up for a pint. My email and number are the same as ever.

Leonard Nimoy’s Last Tweet

Just in case you missed it, Leonard Nimoy’s last tweet was wonderful, even to a hard-hearted bastard like me. RIP.