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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Aranman: 'Anyone but the French' World Cup Diary: Post 10

Did you watch the England game last night? My God, they're a disaster waiting to happen (or happened). Check out my blog from last night. Just click on the pic. Cheers:


Fabio Capello does a very passable impression of Benny Hill's character Fred Scuttle.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Adolf ain't happy about the Vuvuzelas!

I know this has been flogged to death at this stage but this one is actually very funny:

VIVA LA MEXICO!!

Report from the game, Spanish goalkeeper gets into trouble with his sport's reporting girlfriend and a little bit of Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Ola!

Just click on the pic, ye gorgeous feckers:



Also, last week I went to see a brilliant Irish made documentary called His and Hers. I thought it was absolutely fantastic and a change from all the popcorn flicks doing the rounds at the moment. It's about 70 women in The Midlands interviewed about their Fathers, Sons, Brothers, and Fianc├ęs. It's a real slice of Irish life and made me howl with laughter as well as being very poignant. Treat yourself and go along if you can.

I interviewed the Director Ken Wardrop for Entertainment.ie. Have a read here. Just click on the pic. (Warning: It contains a reference to Margaret Thatcher, but don't worry there's also a Novena Prayer!)

Monday, June 14, 2010


The Musical Magician...McCartney continues to have tricks up his sleeve.

Strawberry Fields? Well, not quite. It was the RDS Arena in Dublin. Have been a massive fan of The Beatles since I was a wee fella in short pants (no, that wasn't last week!) dancing around in me front room to Obi-de-obli-da, Yellow Submarine and Get Back. Although my oldest brother also treated me to the pop warblings of Phil Collins and Genesis! (Gotta say I still have a soft spot for Invisible Touch and Sussudio ;-) Never got into Macca's solo stuff and can't say I was a massive fan of Wings either. I always believed that John Lennon gave us Imagine, Paul McCartney gave us the Mull Of Kintyre and the Frog Song :-S However, he co-wrote some of the greatest and most timeless albums ever committed to the human ear. Those tracks will stand up for centuries.

Saturday night he proved his icon status, especially playing acoustic solo versions of Blackbird followed by Here Today, a song he wrote about everything he wanted to say to Lennon before he died. The place was hushed and enthralled....apart from some Ralph Lauren wearing f*cking nattering nannies behind me. They soon shut up. It was a privilege to experience such a class act. And as the show finished up he blasted out a medley of brilliant Beatles classics like my personal fave A Day in the Life, George Harrison's Something, which Macca started with a ukulele and then burst into guitar! This was followed by a finale of Live and Let Die which brought the crowd to the sky. I didn't expect the fireworks. Watch the clip and towards the end look at the screen as he holds his fingers in his ears...very funny, great craic. Sample line to crowd: "You're probably wondering why we keep changing guitars? Well, we have so many we love to show them off!"...This guy will be playing into his eighties...well I suppose he has to pay for Mill's bionic legs! ;-P



Blackbird...one of my favourite tracks and as McCartney revealed he wrote this for the Civil Rights movement in America in the 60s. Enjoy :-)



Here Today, his tribute to John Lennon:

Friday, June 11, 2010



ARANMAN IS AT THE WORLD CUP!

The 'cardigan correspondent' will be reporting on all the behind-the-scenes action from all the 56 games. Sweating through the heat of the South African climate, but kept warm in the cold nights by his woolly armour, Aranman has one month to avoid getting himself into trouble, giving the lowdown on the World Cup, and not letting his jumper unravel!

His first wire has been sent. He has infiltrated the England camp hiding in Peter Crouch's kit-bag, and after that failed he dressed as a WAG but this led to him beating off the advances of 'The English squad's Quagmire' Ashley Cole who has been dry humping the walls, beds and anything that moves! Just click on the picto link to Aranman's Diary. BEWARE: IT CONTAINS EAMON DUNPHY AND SOME UNSAVOURY TRANNY SHEEP BEHAVIOUR.

PLUS:

Top Five Worst Soccer Movies You Never Heard Of!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

World Cup is nearly here!... I know I know, I won't state the obvious. So, to take our minds off the obvious, here is an advert from Nike called 'Write The Future.' It has Rooney looking like Groundsman Willie, Drogba actually missing the net, and Ronal-D'oh...One problem. It looks really cheap...Yeah Right...looks like it had the budget of a small African nation!