Michaleen Oge Flynn
"Is this a courting or a donnybrook? Have the good manners not to hit the man until he's your husband and entitled to hit you back."
"When I drink whiskey, I drink whiskey; and when I drink water, I drink water."
"No patty-fingers, if you please. The proprieties at all times. Hold on to your hats."
Monday, September 10, 2007
Michaleen Oge Flynn
Friday, September 7, 2007
20 Nations - 48 Matches - 44 Days! The 2007 Rugby World Cup is kicking off today in France! The eight quarter-finalists from the 2003 event automatically qualified and twelve further nations have qualified over the last three years, including tournament newcomer Portugal. Rugby powerhouse France will surely set the right atmosphere for the games. The brackets are in order and the teams are rearing to go! It is set up to be a brilliant tournament! Come on, Ireland!
Together standing tall
Shoulder to shoulder
We'll answer Ireland's call
Thursday, September 6, 2007
This is how people will remember me.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
September 1793 marked the beginning of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.
"The streets of Paris, strewed with the carcases of the mangled victims, are become so familiar to the sight, that they are passed by and trod on without any particular notice. The mob think no more of killing a fellow-creature, who is not even an object of suspicion, than wanton boys would of killing a cat or a dog".
As a member of Les Six, French composer Francis Poulenc was a member of the 1920s Parisian avante-garde. His famous opera Dialogues des Carmélites was set against the backdrop of The Terror. The tragic opera traces the martyrdom of sixteen Carmélites that refused to dissolve their convent. Poulenc wrote a beautiful and soaring score that often challenged his listeners. For example, he used percussion effects to inspire fear, most unforgettably in the slicing, terminal sounds of the guillotine at opera's end. In 1902, the nuns were declared Venerable, the first step towards Sainthood.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Manchester United FC
The Red Devils
Capacity = 76,212
London Irish Rugby FC
Capacity = 24,161
Capacity = 11,167
Monday, September 3, 2007
"I'm just some irritating, lying, ginger kid from Cornwall who should have been locked up in some youth detention centre. I just managed to escape and blag it into music." - Richard David James