Our trawl through the internet on a sled pulled by Google spiders continues as we interview Naomi McArdle, proprietor of eminent Irish music blog Harmless Noise.
Can you explain who you are and what you do to people who might not know.
Oki. I'm Nay, which usually has to be explained three or so times when I meet someone for the first time: short for Naomi. And I keep a blog about Irish music called Harmless Noise.
Why did you start the blog?
Harmless Noise began in November 200...read more
Deep In The Game, our attempt to dig through the internet to find the gems and ask them what they think of Enda Kenny, continues as we interview Oireachtas Retort, Twitter's answer to the entire corpus of Irish current affairs media coverage.
Can you explain Oireachtas Retort to people who might not know?
Started as a pun and snowballed from there. Regular news and jokes you might not find in the paper.
Why do it? Is it directly because of the type of stuff you DO find in the paper?...read more
Words: Danny Wilson / more Gleaming The Cube
In the last number of weeks, the realm of world sport has been shaken by the announcement of numerous high profile retirements—ageing stars who have come to the realization that they no longer had the base physical capabilities to keep up with the young lads. These sportsmen’s decisions to retire the way they did draws into focus the sharp contrast between the career arc of those who compete in mainstream sports with those who made their name a...read more
Deep In The Game, our series of interviews with people who are famous in ways their mothers probably wouldn't even be able to process, continues with Alan Maguire, owner-operator of a sharp parody Twitter for the venerable RTÉ Guide.
Can you explain who you are and what you do to people who might not know?
I am Alan Maguire and I created @YourRTEGuide, a fake RTÉ Guide twitter account. It's a mix of fake programmes and fake articles and quotes from the RTÉ Guide.
Why the RTE Guid...read more
Skateboarding news never really comes much bigger than last week’s announcement that brand figureheads and long time platonic life partners Anthony Van Englen and Jason Dill had seemingly amicably decided to part ways with their long-time home, the sovereign sect of Alien Workshop.
Team hopping in skateboarding is generally speaking far from big news. People regularly move from brand to brand and sponsorship deal to sponsorship deal, but in some cases a skater can be so closely linked t...read more