In Bed with the Pope!

Who would have thought that the Pope had it so good? The Lord save us and bless us! I have just completed watching the first series of The Borgias. Starring the always excellent Jeromy Irons, The Borgias is a non-stop- sex-fueled joyride into the life of the occupants of the Vatican. The Pope has a very attractive ex-mistress … Continue reading

Next Stop Work Experience

One question and it has me in a bit of a quandary. How is one supposed to gain experience in the media when the vast majority of media internships out there demand previous media experience? This seems to me to be grossly unfair. I am trying. God knows, the independent film producers of London must … Continue reading

Sympathy, Machines and Mind Boggling Brilliance

I have just finished watching Adam Curtis’ stunning new documentary All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. I use the term ‘documentary’ loosely. For me, his films are closer to visual poetry than any traditional documentary structure. More importantly, his films offer a release from the daily bombardment of quasi-voyeur-porn docu-soap outlay that amounts to factual … Continue reading

Other People’s Misery

Have you ever wondered why it is so easy to switch the TV channel when an image of distant suffering presents itself? Why is it that we, as human beings, have the capacity to ignore the plight of sufferers who we regard as different? To be honest, I had never really concerned myself too much … Continue reading

Obama gets involved

Britain Tremble: Something dreadful this way comes

Forget Myan and Evangelical prophesies of impending doom. Forget Nostradamus and all other such nonsense. A very real and far more terrifying prospect looms on the horizon. I am speaking about an invasion. This invasion is due to hit the BBC in the not too distant future. It’s name is Ryan Tubridy. For those of … Continue reading

Love 2.0

As expected, nobody is reading my blog. I’ve been reading the tips on WordPress. It seems as though I need to start becoming a social media blogging butterfly. However, I am currently taking an extended leave of absence from Facebook. You see, for a long period in my life, Facebook came to dominate me to the … Continue reading

Web 2.0, Social Media and Democracy

This Blog is for a course in Social Media. By some sort of infinite cosmic coincidence I made a film about the democratic potential of the Wikipedia project. Here it is:

By way of introduction: the story so far

I spent the majority of the Irish economic boom years, somewhat stupidly, gallivanting around the world, working in menial jobs and generally seeking out the cheapest thrills that pocket money can buy. But hey, I was safe in the knowledge that I came from an economic powerhouse where jobs grew on trees, chimney sweeps drove Jaguars and … Continue reading