I kneeled on the hardwood floor of my room sobbing, looking at the cold body lying in front of me. She had been split into two halves, her dark-lined repository gutted and open; ready to be embalmed for our next life. Let’s talk about Janice. Janice caught my eye with her bargain price and offensively tacky appearance from the top shelf in Penneys. I wasn’t out of … Continue reading The Not-So Lonely Planet: Janice to Jetlag: Adjusting to the USA
Cillian Lyne details what he sees as the lunacy of the Irexit Freedom Party I’ve always been fascinated with the tormented genius archetype: a detective with powers of perception so grand that even the largest of mysteries seem… elementary. Or, a doctor who treats patients as puzzles, while perhaps his biggest puzzle is the workings of his own mind. A scientist who traded his humanity … Continue reading Eur-joking, right?
I was quite wee when the issue of dual identities first became a part of my life. It happened when I started playing GAA for the first time, aged 9 or 10. I remember worrying about playing football and camogie in the Down league, but my address was Belfast, Co. Antrim. Oh, and there was the whole British/Irish thing too. Any level of dedication I … Continue reading The Star of County Down
Sarah O’Leary looks back on her year in the Netherlands, and posits where her own personal Irishness came into her Dutch picture. “We could have it with a nice mash?” I regret these words as soon as I say them. I’m standing at a vegetable stand on the central canal of Leiden – basically, a miniature Amsterdam. I’m sandwiched between two Dutchies, Jelle and Michel, … Continue reading “We Could Have It With A Nice Mash?”
Cillian Lyne explains why he definitely did not engage in politics this summer. I did my best to avoid politics during the summer. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I wasn’t interested in the machinations of the world, it’s just that I found myself becoming too interested. There is only so much of the culture clash between logic and nonsense that I can take before … Continue reading Apolitical Summer
Luke Kelly On Sunday the 18th of February at the NBA all-star game, former Black Eyed Pea and constant lady lumps enthusiast, Fergie, gave a performance of the American national anthem that could at best be described as daring, and at worst as a declaration of war on sound. The Twitter-verse was quick to pounce, with comparisons varying from Dory’s attempt at speaking whale in … Continue reading Scorn in the U.S.A.