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Tag: Comedy

Captain Europe

If only Europe had a magic shield… On second thoughts, perhaps it’s fortunate we can borrow the Americans’.

La bise

Nicely made video from an English comedian showing us just why can’t get on board with European greetings (and how to get around it!).

Daily Links

20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are – An asinine list, as described by one commenter, but a welcome reminder of how good most of us have it.

Translating Seinfeld – Or why Rowan Atkinson will always be Mr Bean rather than Mr Blackadder abroad.

The Internet in Real-Time – Watch the internet grow (and the giants skim off the cream).

Hemingway Editor – Write like Hemingway. Or gradually be nudged into being written like Hemingway?

The Colors We Eat – Tasting colours is for more than just synaesthetes.

The Mysterious Origins of Punctuation – An often overlooked side-effect of Gutenberg’s moveable type: stagnation in writing systems.

Ireland’s Sons

Ireland may have been the land that saved western civilization, 1À la Thomas Cahill, How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe. and certainly enjoyed a period of setting priests alongside agricultural products as the major export, but that’s not to say that nothing good came out of the experience. Their perhaps unique relationship with the Catholic church has put Irish comedians in a wonderful position, and combined with a deep love/hate relationship with the English, provides a rich source of material for us all to enjoy. Republicans, Catholics, Patriots, Atheists: here are some of my favourites of Ireland’s sons.

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