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Entries made in March 2005

This page contains all of my entries posted during the month of March 2005.

Cab driver

Posted by Dave on March 31, 2005 at 11:52 PM | Comments (1)
Cab driver:
My mate is mad so he is.
Me:
How is he mad?
Cab driver:
I used to work security down at a refugee hostel, and he would say to me ‘You're down there with all those black fellas, aren't you?’. And I'd say to him ‘Yeah, I'll get four black fellas, they'll come around, tie you down and have a party in your asshole’. And he says ‘Ah grand, just give me a few minutes to grease up with the vaseline’. He's mad so he is!
My brain:
Don't worry, if anything bad happens I'll just kick in with the hallucinations.

Talk

Posted by Dave on March 24, 2005 at 12:47 AM | Comments (2)

I'm giving a talk in Maynooth on Tuesday the 29th of March, at 6pm. I will be covering effective design. How do your know if your designs are effective? How do you make them so? Come along and find out.

More information on the talk.

Phillipians 4:8

Posted by Dave on March 18, 2005 at 03:18 PM | Comments (0)

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

Good advice, advice that I have not been following recently.

Recommendation: Brian Douglas

Posted by Dave on March 15, 2005 at 12:37 AM | Comments (2)

I started listening to “A Little Gun Shy” by Brian Douglas... it's not the kind of stuff I'm usually interested in, but I've been singing the song “Sweet, Sweet Favor” all day. It's a great pop song.

There's audio at either of those links. Get listening.

Counter-revolutionary activities

Posted by Dave on March 12, 2005 at 12:57 AM | Comments (0)

Zoomtard brought up this little event in conversation recently. What that press release does not mention is the protest staged by the local students union.

Strategically, the protest was a disaster. What I remember of the day was a lot of angry students, who boo'ed the then Minister for Education and Science. They disrupted the activities of the day so much with their noise that the staff and their guests had to move to another room. Some still hold this as an achievement.

Way to initiate a dialogue, guys!

Phil and I were returning from lunch, just as the protest began. Always up for a bit of street theatre, we welcomed the invitation to hang around.

We didn't do much. We stood. We mumbled as the crowd booed. Phil stepped in some dog shit. We broke it down with some impromptu renditions of NWA's finer pieces.

I may have also tried to convince the leaders of the protest that fifty students could pretty quickly overpower the two gardai present, and break through their rather shoddy defensive line and gain access to those inside.

Wusses.

A bit too much?

Posted by Dave on March 03, 2005 at 03:47 AM | Comments (7)
A photo showing very short at the hair at the sides of my head

My brother cut my hair tonight. It feels dangerously short at the sides, compared to the hair on top. And yes, that is my attempt at Blue Steel.

In other news, trawling through census statistics is fun!.

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