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Thursday, December 30, 2010

New MJ show causing a storm

Officials in charge of Michael Jackson's estate are reported to be asking a TV network to cancel a programme re-enacting the singer's autopsy - calling it "in shockingly bad taste".

The show, 'Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson' is set to air across the Discovery Channel in Europe next month.

A letter sent to the network claims the decision to even schedule the programme is motivated by a "desire to exploit Michael's death".

Friends One Hour Special

Theres been huge speculation for a couple of years now, as to whether or not there will be a Friends movie. I've read that "this actor wants to do it and can't wait!". And I've read that "that actor dooesn't want a movie due to money issues!" Whatever the real truth is, we know one thing. IT HASN'T HAPPEND!! However recently it was confirmed somewhere on the magical WWW that three of the cast think a once off one hour special would be a great idea.

We would get to see what life has been like for the cast and characters over the last number of years and it would be set at thanksgiving. To be fair the most memorable of Friends episodes are set at thanksgiving.

But Matt Le Blanc AKA Joey:

Thinks it would 'sad' for them to get back together. It would having to break up again!!

Heres the actual story.
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Former Friends star Matt le Blanc says resurrecting the TV hit smash for a reunion show would be "sad."

He says Friends was magical and that he feels fortunate to have been a part of it.

But he reckons it would be better just to "imagine" what the characters are getting up to.

Three of his fellow stars have expressed an interest in a one-off show that would be set at Thanksgiving.

2010 in Music

I wanted to come on here and write a review of the music year in 2010, because there really have been some unreal tunes, both on the radio and in clubs!

But instead:

Hes done again, DJ Earworm United State of Pop 2010, it shows a great year for music!

This is brilliant!!

Andrew :)

Homer gets Ripped off by Usher?

SO Usher is getting an awful doing because they're are people left right and centre, accusing him of ripping off their music. Now Homer Simspon has joined in and says he came up with OMG first, back in a 2003 Christmas Epsiode.

Judge for yourself :)

Andrew.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mad Scientist

Read this and tell me the guy isn't himself eating magic mushrooms haha!!

Reindeer fly - on magic mushrooms

A scientist claims reindeer deliberately eat magic mushrooms to escape the monotony of dreary long winters.

Andrew Haynes believes the animals seek out the mind-bending fly agaric fungi in the wild.

Writing in the respected Pharmaceutical Journal, Mr Haynes said: "They have a desire to experience altered states of consciousness.

"For humans a common side-effect of mushrooms is the feeling of flying, so it's interesting the legend about Santa's reindeer is they can fly."

He also said herdsmen drink the reindeer's urine to get high themselves.

CUCKOOOOOOOOOOOO

Andrew. :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Roads Update

www.radiokerry.ie/news

Tuesday 21st December 3:30 Kerry Community Transport Update

The following services are cancelled

· Scartaglin, Castleisland to Tralee

· Brosna to Tralee

· Blackwater to Kenmare

· Gneevguilla to Killarney

· Listowel Day Care

Kerry Community Transport is asking all intending passengers to contact the office on 1890 528 528.

Kerry Community Transport are also trying to reschedule all cancelled services in advance of Friday so please call the office for the most up to date information.

Due to the cancellation of a lot of community buses, Kerry Community Transport is asking members of the community to call in on neighbours to see if they have enough shopping and supplies for this cold and difficult period

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Killarney to fossa to Kilorglin very icey

Caherciveen at a standstill

Waterville to Ina Bridge very dodgy take care

and Abbeydourney to Ballyduff very slippery

Mountain Stage area very dangerous

and the Kells area visabilty is a low due to heavy snow fall

Andrew.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kerry Christmas Appeal Day2

www.kerrychristmasappeal.com


www.radiokerry.ie

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 1 of the Kerry Christmas Appeal live Radio Auction!



Its been Day1 of the Radio Kerry, Kerry Christmas Appeal 2010! We've done this for the last number of years and have so far raised thousands of Euro for the needy people in County Kerry. Its a live auction on the radio across 2days and we auction off items donated from various businesses around the county. (and I find it a great way of doing the christmas shopping)

Andrew.

Brilliant Pics that Just Happen

You know those amazing holiday pictures, when after you get back from the hols, you get them developed and all of of sudden you notice things that you wouldn't have seen before. Well I think the photo below is one just like that! Its amazing.



A backpacker has revealed an amazing photograph apparently capturing a snorkeller with the head of a fish.

The optical illusion was caused when a fish swam in front of the snorkeller in tropical seas off Thailand.

Nick Kelly, 29, from Los Angeles, caught the one-on-a-million moment.

He said: "I was travelling around south east Asia and was staying on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand to study Muay Thai.

"I went snorkelling with a friend and took lots of pictures of the amazing sea life, but this was the best one.

"I didn't really notice until back on the beach but the fish had completely stolen the shot."

Andrew.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

X Factor Final 2010

ITS ALL OVER FOR ANOTHER YEAR!



So Matt Cardle is the champ for 2010 and fair play to him. I was actually genuinely gutted for One Direction because lets face facts, they are going to be huge!!! And the fact that Simon was their mentor and a group had never won the show, all the ingrediants were there. However I have a feeling that not winning the X Factor is only going to make them bigger than they could have expected. (just look at JLS)

Cher Lloyd too will have a big music career ahead, shes a unique performer so I think that will stand to her.

Rebecca though I don't know what to make of her. I've no doubt she'll have an album out and it will be huge and I'll defo be buying it, but I worry for her after the first album! What is she gonna do then? By the way her winning song should have been wicked game in my opinion, that would have blown Matt's biffy Clyro song out of the water.

And heres the results week by week as they came in! We now know that Matt won every week bar week onew when Mary Byrne topped the pole.

In full, the X Factor 2010 voting stats:

Final 12 placeholder - Nicolo Festa
Week 1

Mary Byrne 22.28%
Matt Cardle - 15.14%
Cher Lloyd - 10.31%
One Direction - 10.04%
Aiden Grimshaw - 9.78%
Rebecca Ferguson - 6.51%
Paije Richardson - 5.83%
Treyc Cohen - 4.82%
John Adeleye - 2.46%
Diva Fever - 2.28%
Belle Amie - 2.13%
Wagner Carillho - 1.91%
Storm Lee - 1.89%
Katie Waissel - 1.55%
FYD 1.71%
Nicolo Festa 1.51%

X Factor Week 2: Diva Fever
Week 2

Matt Cardle - 24.39%
Mary Byrne - 18.55%
Cher Lloyd - 7.17%
One Direction - 9.84%
Aiden Grimshaw - 8.82%
Rebecca Ferguson - 7.99%
John Adeleye - 4..50%
Katie Waissel - 4.30%
Paije Richardson - 3.80%
Treyc Cohen - 2.82%
Wagner Carillho - 2.47%
Belle Amie - 1.86%
Diva Fever - 2.05%
Storm Lee - 1.44%

X Factor Week 2: John Adeleye
Week 3

Matt Cardle - 24.39%
Mary Byrne - 13.92%
One Direction - 11.08%
Cher Lloyd - 9.12%
Rebecca Ferguson - 8.46%
Aiden Grimshaw - 6.58%
Paije Richardson - 6.10%
Katie Waissel - 5.95%
Wagner Carillho - 4.50%
Belle Amie - 4.15%
Treyc Cohen - 2.39%
John Adeleye - 3.78%

X Factor Week 4: Belle Amie
Week 4

Matt Cardle - 20.60%
Cher Lloyd - 19.72%
Mary Byrne - 11.98%
One Direction - 11.79%
Rebecca Ferguson - 9.79%
Aiden Grimshaw - 6.70%
Paije Richardson - 6.22%
Wagner Carillho - 4.77%
Treyc Cohen - 3.14%
Katie Waissel - 2.73%
Belle Amie - 2.56%

X Factor Week 4: Treyc Cohen
Week 5

Matt Cardle - 33.41%
Rebecca Ferguson - 12.80%
One Direction - 12.13%
Mary Byrne - 12.02%
Cher Lloyd - 7.64%
Aiden Grimshaw - 5.85%
Paije Richardson - 5.19%
Wagner Carillho - 4.21%
Katie Waissel - 3.22%
Treyc Cohen - 3.53%

X Factor Week 6: Aiden Grimshaw
Week 6

Matt Cardle - 23.16%
Rebecca Ferguson - 18.24%
One Direction - 14.44%
Mary Byrne - 10.66%
Cher Lloyd - 8.88%
Paije Richardson - 8.02%
Wagner Carillho - 6.30%
Katie Waissel - 5.29%
Aiden Grimshaw - 5.01%

X Factor Week 7: Paije Richardson
Week 7

Matt Cardle - 18.44%
Katie Waissel - 16.82%
Rebecca Ferguson - 12.85%
One Direction - 12.65%
Mary Byrne - 11.97%
Wagner Carillho - 9.90%
Cher Lloyd - 8.00%
Paije Richardson - 9.37%

X Factor Week 8: Wagner Carrilho's 2nd Performance
Week 8

Matt Cardle - 31.95%
Rebecca Ferguson - 13.98%
Cher Lloyd - 13.19%
One Direction - 11.90%
Mary Byrne - 11.29%
Wagner Carrilho - 10.48%
Katie Waissel - 7.21%

X Factor Week 9: Mary Byrne
Semi-final

Matt Cardle - 35.84%
Rebecca Ferguson - 20.22%
One Direction - 17.38%
Cher Lloyd - 11.57%
Mary Byrne - 14.99%

X Factor Week 10: Cher Lloyd
Final - Freeze One

Matt Cardle - 39.92%
Rebecca Ferguson - 25.71%
One Direction - 17.38%
Cher Lloyd - 15.83%

X Factor 2010 Final: One Direction
Final - Freeze Two

Matt Cardle - 39.83%
Rebecca Ferguson - 32.80%
One Direction - 18.54%

X Factor Week 10: Matt Cardle and Rihanna
Final

Matt Cardle - 44.61% - The Winner!
Rebecca Ferguson - 38.63%

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This is Outstanding

Mashup Germany's new mix is incredible have a listen :)

Andrew.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Things We didn't know this time last week

video

Our Calendar Girl Retires

She Been in the office for the last year or so but shes now out of Date so we had to take her down, and are now on the look out for a new one :)
video

Christmas Finally Here

This weekend Ais and I put up the Christmas Decorations! (Well she did while I was fast asleep but shhhh) and so far so good with the lights and the whole thing

Photos around the World from the Weekend



Barbie hits the news for the wrond reasons

This week there was a double whammy for Barbie!!

1st up:
Barbie makers to sue over lesbian calendar

Barbie manufacturers are to sue artists who have created a nude calender of the top selling doll showing her in lesbian poses.

Creators Breno Costa and Guilherme Souza, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, claim they made the bizarre calender with the co-operation of toy-makers Matchbox, owned by Barbie's creators Matell.

Some months show the doll simply nude, while others use shots of Barbie posing intimately with another female doll.
Artists Costa and Souza claim the calender is a comment on how sex is used to sell everything in society.

But Matell's European spokeswoman Dr Stephanie Wegener said: "We have nothing to do with these pictures.

"We don't want Barbie portrayed in this way, especially with our logo. We will be taking legal action against the creators."



And then:

THE FBI IS WARNING THAT a new Barbie could facilitate child pornography, according to Boing Boing.

The new Video Girl Barbie, which has been available since July, comes with a camera and microphone built into the doll’s chest.

The video feeds to a small screen at the back of the doll.

It also comes with editing software, and has a USB port at the back to the recording can be played back on a TV or computer screen.

CNN reports that Barbie manufacturer Mattel has released a statement emphasising that the FBI has not reported any incidents and says child safety is one of the company’s priorities.

After conducting an in-house test, CNN said some people were unaware the doll actually had a camera in its chest.

The doll was first presented to the public at the American International Toy Fair in New York last February, and can be bought for about €56.

Andrex Puppy is no more

This week I read a story on air on the show about the Andrex puppy. The sales people and production company behind the product, decided that it was time to get rid of the Andrex puppy labrador from the advert and replace it with a computer generated 3D image, Personally when reading the story I thought to myself, "Nah they can't do this, it's iconic and people just won't warm to the idea"! And you know what? I was right ( I hope). The new advert is terrible in my opinion and its a complete mis-representation of the cute little impact puppy we've seen for years.

Heres the Story and some funny bits (click above):

One of the best loved television animals, the Andrex puppy, is being replaced with a digital version after almost 40 years.

The Labrador retriever, which has been a fixture on screens since 1972, is being revamped in a new £15m advertising campaign.

Andrew manufacturer Kimberly Clark has confirmed the new ads will star a computer generated image instead of using a real-life puppy.

The puppy has been digitally recreated using the movements, mannerisms and 'personalities' of thousands of puppies studied by animators over the past six months.

In the Andrex adverts, the Labrador is joined for the first time by British Bulldog and Dalmatian puppies in a digital "puppy world".

The commercial then depicts the dog playing with its 'friends', eating and sleeping in what was billed as showing how 'the little things' make a difference to his life.

The adverts, which have been shrouded in secrecy for months, were created by advertising agency, JWT, the firm who devised original mascot.

Jon White, marketing director for Kimberly Clark Europe, said while the puppy had a "huge and loyal following", the company was "refreshing" the brand.

Mr White denied introducing CGI was a cost-cutting exercise. He said the puppy would still appear on tissue packaging.

"We really believe we've given him a new lease of life and have evolved his character," he said.

Gary Lineker S**t hinself :)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/9240011.stm

England legend Gary Lineker has admitted that he pooed himself during a match at the 1990 World Cup.

It happened during the opening game of the tournament in Italy against the Republic of Ireland and was first made public in Terry Butcher's autobiography.

But Lineker has now come clean and admitted the incident did take place during the second half of the match against the Irish, which finished 1-1.

"I was not very well, I was poorly at half-time, there was a ball down the left-hand side, I tried to tackle someone, stretched, and then relaxed myself," he admitted in a interview with the BBC to mark his 50th birthday.

"I was very fortunate it rained that night as it allowed me to do something about it, but it was messy - it just happened.

"I tell you I have never had so much space in a match as I did after that," he joked in the interview, which has been posted on YouTube.

Lineker played 80 times for England and scored 48 goals, including one against Ireland in the match in question, before his unfortunate accident took place.

2fm Article

This was a very interesting article in the weekend's Irish Independent!

I'm inclined to agree with it to be honest because in my personal opinion they're some presenters on the new 2fm schedule that not only are they terrible at the job but they also are stopping genuine radio talent coming through!

Sour grapes much? haha :P read on...
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In RTÉ, it looks like video is still killing the radio stars (Irish Independent)

'Come Together', it says above pictures of the well-known faces. But a new promotional campaign for 2fm has resulted in anything other than togetherness at the national music station.

Shot five weeks ago in Ardmore Studios in Bray, the promo features RTÉ's management's favourite stars standing heroically behind new 2fm kingpin Ryan Tubridy.

These include Lucy Kennedy and Baz Ashmawy as Indiana Jones-style adventurers, Colm Hayes as Phileas Fogg and Hector Ó hEochagáin with painted face, it's claimed, "being himself".

Positioned furthest out in the line-up, station legends Larry Gogan and Dave Fanning appear as pilots with Zig & Zag around their mid-riffs.

But questions have been asked as to why Lucy Kennedy and Baz Ashmawy, both weekend co-presenters on 2fm, feature so prominently in the new campaign.

And why Larry Gogan and Dave Fanning, arguably two of the most popular weekday presenters, not just on 2fm, but on Irish radio, are so pushed out to the sides?

The pair appear only fleetingly in the accompanying TV ad and don't feature at all in small posters for the campaign.

However, Larry and Dave should consider themselves lucky.

Five other 2fm presenters, who between them are on air for 12 hours each weekday -- precisely half 2fm's daily output -- don't feature in the campaign at all.

Just what is going on?

The answer it seems is TV. The best way to get ahead on RTÉ Radio these days, is to be on TV.

"2fm are desperate to attract new listeners to the station and believe that well-known voices from TV like Hector, Lucy and Baz are the best way of getting people to tune in," said an RTÉ source.

So desperate is the broadcaster that in recent days the station has been buying spots for the 2fm promo on rival station TV3 during shows such as The X Factor. Commenting, an RTÉ spokesman said the focus of the new 2fm TV ad was on the station's new presenters.

"Future executions will have different emphasis and goals and use different presenters. RTÉ fully recognise the popularity and legendary status of Larry Gogan and Dave Fanning, that's why they are on the ads. Dave and Larry have featured prominently in previous campaigns. RTÉ have had a hugely positive response to the new ad."

Music on the 2fm 'Come Together' promo is by Irish band Bi-Polar Empire.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Heres today's Mash Up Nov. 19th

Usher and MC Hammer - Oh My Hammer

JLS on the Air with me

Marvin from JLS was on today for a chat about their new album and all things X-Factor.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

X-Factor Beatles Week

Heres what I've heard each of the final 8 acts are singing on Saturday night:

Its Beatles week in celebration of the fact you can now download Beatles Tracks from iTunes,

Mary Byrne - Something

Matt Cardle - Come together ( like Olly Murs last year )

Paije Richardson - Let it Be

Cher Lloyd - Imagine

One Direction - All you need is love

Katie Waissel - Help

Rebecca Ferguson - Yesterday

AND.................

WAGNER will sing a madh up of Get Back, Hippy Hippy Shake and HEY JUDE!!!!!

Andrew.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Toughest Andrew's Famous Friend Yet!!!

Wrong answers so Far:

Micheal fastbender
Mark ruffallo
Micheal flately
Earwick Boldwin
The rock
Will smith.
Ethan hawke
Ben Affleck

Some more wrong guess from Nov. 18th

Dillon 4m beverly hills 90210
Luke perry
Tom selleck
Matthew broderick?
George clooney?
david Hasselhoff
Gerry Seinfeld


But Congrats to Marie O Sullivan who Correctly guessed!
MARK PAUL GOSSELAAR AKA ZACK MORRISS FROM SAVED BY THE BELL

Westlife: 'We don't want McFadden return'

So after the weekend's X Factor performances by JLS and Westlife and Take That with Robbie again,all the questions are being asked should Brian McFadden rejoin Westlife. How Ever I don't think its the same as the Take That situation!

Andrew.

Westlife have revealed they won't ask estranged bandmate Brian McFadden to return to the group.

The band, who performed their new single 'Safe' on last night's X Factor results show, said that seeing Robbie Williams return to Take That has not encouraged them to contact McFadden, who left the group in 2004.

Shane Filan told The Daily Record: "Seeing Take That with Robbie again has not encouraged us to get Brian back. If he did come back, we'd be thinking, 'Is he happy with what we are doing now?'"

Mark Feehily added: "We are Take That fans so are excited about it happening and it also ups the ante for us. When there is no competition, you can get a bit lazy so it's good to have another band back."

Filan continued: "It is great ammo for our label to give us the best material rather than give us something that might be second best."

'Safe' is currently at number 11 on the iTunes chart. Their tenth studio album Gravity follows on November 22.

Monday, November 15, 2010

More New Michael Jackson

This is another new song from Michael Jackson featuring Akon. It was un-finished when Michael sadly died, so alot of this is Akon but its very summer sounding and a great tune!

http://breakingnews.michaeljackson.com/IE/?mobileadmin

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Crickets have the biggest balls haha!!!!

Found this story on the BBC website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11718029

Bush cricket testicle size clue to promiscuous mating

Tuberous bushcricket Platycleis affinis (S Taylor) The bushcricket's large testes (in white) may be for mating with many females

Scientists have found a bushcricket species with testicles that account for up to 14% of its body weight.

It is the animal with the biggest testicles in relation to its body weight, they write in Biology Letters.

In a study of their mating strategies, the team found they release only small amounts of sperm at each mating.

That suggests the big testes are for mating with many females, not producing competitive volumes of sperm for each encounter.

Significant research across the animal kingdom has shown that male testicle size is correlated to the degree of promiscuity within a given species.

The more partners a female has, the larger the male's testicles are likely to be.

Larger testicles produce more sperm, and a long-standing assumption has been that a kind of numbers game is played out within the female to fertilise her eggs.

The male that provides a higher amount of sperm in that scenario has a higher likelihood of fathering offspring.

Many experiments in vertebrate species - including in our closest primate relatives - have borne out that idea.

However, an alternative hypothesis is that larger testicles permit a higher total number of mates, rather than a higher amount of sperm allocated to a single mate.
Heavy burden

Karim Vahed of the University of Derby and his team began their studies by measuring the testicle size of 21 species of bushcrickets (also known as katydids).

While proportional testicle size ranged widely across the species, the team found that one species - Platycleis affinis - far surpassed the previous record for the proportionally largest testicles.
Comparison of testes mass as percentage of body mass - bushcricket v fruit fly

The previous holder was a species of fruit fly - Drosophila bifurca - whose testicles to body weight ratio has been recorded as 10.6%.

Their testes make up some 14% of their body weight - roughly equivalent to a male human with testicles weighing five kilograms (11lbs) each.

However, in studying the amount of sperm that the crickets produce each time they mate, they found a surprising result.

"Males with bigger testicles are actually producing smaller amounts of ejaculate," Dr Vahed told BBC News.

"This very much favours the alternative hypothesis: that it's about the number of different females the male can fertilise, rather than getting a greater success per female."

Dr Vahed said that although this is in contrast to results from vertebrates, it breaks down an inherent bias in science to favour theories about animals most similar to us.

"One important message is that we shouldn't expect that exactly the same rules and situations apply across all species; it can be an either-or."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'd vote for her!!!

I'd vote for her!!!



A Polish pop singer is courting controversy by attempting to branch out in politics with help from a sizzling election poster.

Katarzyna Szczolek is standing for office in her local authority in Warsaw, in elections later this month.

But Miss Szczolek, who sings under the stage name Sara May, has been criticised for the way she is portraying herself.

One election poster shows her stretched out on a beach wearing just a skimpy bikini with the slogan: "Beautiful, independent, and competent."

In another campaign poster, she is seen cuddling a cute puppy alongside the slogan: "Honest, sincere, direct and uncompromising."

"I live right here with the voters. I walk the same streets, go shopping in the same stores and have the same problems as everyone else," she said.

But the singer, who has resorted to snogging female friends on stage to stay in the focus of media attention and bolster her sagging pop career, has come in for ridicule in the constituency.

"Who's she trying to kid?" asked local man Tomasz Muchy. "I can just imagine how she'll go down when turning up at a council meeting, assuming anyone knows who she is."

Andrew.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Laptops could fry your balls!!!!

Serious issue here lads, taken from Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A457320101108

Is your laptop cooking your testicles?


People attend a workshop on the first day of the 18th World Wide Web Conference in Madrid April 20, 2009. REUTERS/Susana Vera

People attend a workshop on the first day of the 18th World Wide Web Conference in Madrid April 20, 2009.

Credit: Reuters/Susana Vera

By Frederik Joelving

NEW YORK | Mon Nov 8, 2010 10:17am EST

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whoever invented the 'laptop' probably didn't worry too much about male reproductive health.

Turns out, unsurprisingly, that sitting with a computer on your lap will crank up the temperature of your nether regions, which could affect sperm quality.

And there is little you can do about it, according to the authors of a study out today in the journal Fertility and Sterility, short of putting your laptop on a desk.

The researchers hooked thermometers to the scrotums of 29 young men who were balancing a laptop on their knees. They found that even with a lap pad under the computer, the men's scrotums overheated quickly.

"Millions and millions of men are using laptops now, especially those in the reproductive age range," said Dr. Yefim Sheynkin, a urologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, who led the new study.

"Within 10 or 15 minutes their scrotal temperature is already above what we consider safe, but they don't feel it," he added.

So far, no studies have actually tested how laptops impact men's fertility, said Sheynkin, and there is no bulletproof evidence that it would. But earlier research has shown that warming the scrotum more than one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) is enough to damage sperm.

Under normal circumstances, the testicles' position outside of the body makes sure they stay a few degrees cooler than the inside of the body, which is necessary for sperm production.

"I wouldn't say that if someone starts to use laptops they will become infertile," Sheynkin told Reuters Health. But frequent use might contribute to reproductive problems, he said, because "the scrotum doesn't have time to cool down."

According to the American Urological Association, nearly one in six couples in the US have trouble conceiving a baby, and about half the time the man is at the root of the problem.

Both general health and lifestyle factors such as nutrition and drug use can influence reproductive health.

However, Sheynkin said tight jeans and briefs are generally not considered a risk factor.

"Clothes should not significantly change scrotal temperature, because you are moving around," he said.

To hold a laptop on your knees, however, you need to sit still with your legs closed. After one hour in this position, the researchers found that men's testicle temperature had risen by up to 2.5 C.

A lap pad kept the computer cool and also made sure less heat was transmitted to the skin. But it didn't do much to cool the testicles, and might give "a false sense of security," according to Sheynkin.

Andrew.

NEW MICHAEL JACKSON TUNE

Brand new song from Michael Jackson - Breaking news

http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/news/new-michael-jackson-song-breaking-news



Andrew.

Katy Perry to Strip!!

Heres a story about newlywed Katy Perry. We all know shes HOT and so with the story below in some of today's papers, heres a tribute to the Lovely Katy!!

Perry spurns naked photoshoot

Katy Perry has vowed never to strip for Playboy magazine - she's planning a sexy, Dita Von Teese-style burlesque photoshoot instead.

The I Kissed a Girl singer is known for her fun-filled, saucy stage antics, but she's adamant she would never bare all for the popular men's magazine.

Instead the newlywed wants to tease her fans with a flesh-flashing shoot - complete with racy black lingerie and vampish make-up, inspired by burlesque beauty Von Teese.

Perry tells Cosmopolitan magazine, "I like to play that sexy card because it's fun and definitely in my deck, but I like to tease. I'm like a burlesque girl. I definitely won't be doing a Playboy spread but I will be doing a kind of Dita Von Teese style."







Andrew.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

We're in at No. 5

Good news for Irish people this week and for Ireland in general. In a recent study done by the UN, we've been ranked at number 5 best place to live in for quality of life.

It's all here in yesterday's Irish Times

Even though all we read about in the papers and hear on Radio and see on TV is economy this and recession that and job loss here and there, its nice to know that people outside of Ireland see us as a sustainable country.

We're sick of doom and gloom and yet thats all is reported in the media. Yes we have financial worries and yes we are facing a tough budget and yes people are struggling to put food on the table and for that theres no excuse but I for one was thrilled to read this article in the paper, because it finally showed Ireland in a good light.

New breakfast man on 2fm Hector Ó Heochagain was on with Ryan Tubridy on the late late only a few weeks ago, and made an excellent point!

He spoke of the Chilean miners and the ordeal they've been through and how all we've seen on TV and in the paper plus heard on Radio was all positive news regarding the safe rescue of each and every man who had been stuck down the mine. Wasn't it brilliant to not pick up a paper with the headlines "COUNTRY SCREWED" for at least a few days anyway.

I'm not really too sure how I got off topic in this post however, the next you feel like screaming because of RECESSION then think of Ireland as the 5th best place to live in World.

Andrew.

Death is Sexy??

Here is a way to drum up some new business! Make a calendar, put have naked women in the month's photos and then lay them over coffins..................



Coffin makers have taken the lid off the raunchy side of their business with a racy calendar of drop dead gorgeous models.

The calendar - produced by Polish funeral experts Lindner - shows models in sexy lingerie draped over the caskets performing movie scenes from films like James Bond, Reservoir Dogs and The Godfather.

The black and white cover shows a close up of a woman in a frilly thong and suspenders holding a gun behind her back, while on the back a couple are seen apparently making love on top of a coffin.

Inside, the months begin with a man being forced in to a coffin at the barrel of a Tommy gun and end with a curvy topless blonde posing in front of a mirror.

Company spokesman Bartek Lindner said: "It has a sort of Hollywood feel with a darker edge."

But the calender featuring models from the UK, Germany and Poland has sparked controversy in Catholic Poland.

"This is simply tasteless and shocking. Death is not sexy and the connotations presented in this calender are disturbing to say the least," said church spokseman Father Tadeusz Rybnik in Warsaw.

This is not the first time Lindner has come in for a grilling. Last year it provoked similar outrage when it released another calendar of half-naked models posing alongside coffins.

"Last year we sold over 3,000 copies of the calender, this year we hope it will be more," said Lindner.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Nov. 5th Friday Mash Up

Heres today's mash up its a mix of James Blunt's new single and a classic from Aerosmith

its called STAYING ON THE EDGE


enjoy!!!

Andrew.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Rihanna tune

Its a bit like Alicia Keys doing her own version of empire state of mind and heres the follow up to Eminem and Rihanna love the way you lie!

This is apparently the view from the girl!

APOLIGIES TOO FOR THE POOR AUDIO QUALITY I'LL GET THE PROPER VERSION A.S.A.P.

but enjoy :)

Andrew.

Monday, November 1, 2010

James Bond on the Go again!!

Good news today as well about the future of the 007 movies........

The future of the James Bond franchise appears to be secure following a landmark financial deal to save the MGM film studio.

Daniel Craig's third outing as the superspy in the 23rd 007 picture was put on hold after the company fell into debt and executives failed to find a suitable buyer to pull the firm out of trouble.

Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit also suffered severed delays as MGM bosses struggled to break the financial deadlock.

But executives have now announced the company has been saved by a debt-restructuring deal with Spyglass Entertainment, the U.S. company behind last year's Star Trek and recent comedy Get Him to the Greek.

The deal was announced on Friday and is set to be made official in the coming days.

A statement from MGM bosses reads, "MGM will now move expeditiously to implement that plan, which will dramatically reduce its debt load and put the company in a strong position to execute its business strategy. MGM is appreciative of the lenders' support."

Poor Lily Allen

Shcoking news about the legend that is Lily Allen. Just as I went on air today November 1st 2010 I saw the news about her un-born baby.........

Pop star Lily Allen has suffered a miscarriage.

The Smile singer, who was around six months pregnant by her boyfriend Sam Cooper, was admitted to hospital on Thursday morning after complaining of stomach pains.

The 25-year-old spent the weekend being treated by doctors, but efforts to save her baby tragically failed, according to The Sun.

A statement from the star's representative confirms the news: "It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper have lost their baby.

"The couple ask that their privacy be respected and that they be left alone at this deeply distressing time. No further comment will be made."

Allen previously suffered a miscarriage in 2008 just months after she announced she was expecting a baby with Chemical Brothers star Ed Simmons.

She has been dating decorator Cooper since July 2009.

Time Travel??

Watch this video closely, it appears to be a woman on a moblie phone back in a Charlie Chaplin film in 1928!!

Blind commentator doesn't miss a ball

What a legend!! I stick by what i've said before, that sports broadcasters are the most talented you'll ever hear on radio. And heres why!!
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Cricket commentator in Zimbabwe keeps his listeners up to date with every ball - despite the fact that he is blind.

Dean Du Plessis' acute sense of hearing and his eavesdropping on other commentators help him overcome his disability.

He listens to the speed and spin of the ball, along with the players' exertions and their cries of elation or frustration. He senses the excitement - or otherwise - of the play on the cricket field and collates the scores with a computer-like memory.

In the media area at Harare's Country Club sports field, other journalists see the ball soar skyward after a sharp crack on the bat.

"That's a big one. It's gone for six," said the 33-year-old Mr Du Plessis, his opaque eyes gazing into the distance. It has, flying way out of the field.

In a faster-moving sport like football, Mr De Plessis' feat would be impossible. He asks a friend to confirm the score on the board and feeds the latest to state radio.

"I have to ensure I am totally accurate," he said. "I'm generally spot on or very close. I think I have a pretty big hard drive in my head."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10 Things only Women will ever understand

10. WHY IT'S GOOD TO HAVE 5 PAIRS OF VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL BLACK SHOES.

9. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CREAM, IVORY AND OFF-WHITE.

8. THAT CRYING CAN BE FUN.

7. THE NEED FOR 'FAT' AND 'THIN' CLOTHES.

6. THAT A SALAD, DIET COKE AND A BAR OF CHOCOLATE IS A BALANCED MEAL.

5. FINDING A DESIGNER OUTFIT AT A BARGAIN PRICE IS CONSIDERED A TOP LIFE EXPERIENCE.

4. THAT EVERY SET OF SCALES WEIGHS FIVE POUNDS TOO HEAVY.

3. A GOOD MAN MIGHT BE NICE TO FIND, BUT A GOOD HAIRDRESSER IS ESSENTIAL TO HAPPINESS.

2. THAT THERE'S AN UNWRITTEN LAW THAT A PHONE CALL TO ONE OF THEIR FRIENDS CAN NEVER LAST LESS THAN HALF AN HOUR.

1.ONLY WOMEN CAN UNDERSTAND OTHER WOMEN.

:)

Andrew.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What a Chooooooooon!!!

Science Tries to explain everything



Wind could have parted Red Sea for Moses

Scientists say they have used computer simulations to show how the parting of the Red Sea could have been caused by strong winds.

The Bibles describes how the waters of the sea parted, allowing Moses and the Israelites to flee their Egyptian pursuers.

US scientists say their simulations show how the movement of wind could have opened up a land bridge at one location.

The researchers say a strong east wind, blowing overnight, could have pushed water back at a bend where an ancient river is believed to have merged with a coastal lagoon.

With the water pushed back into both waterways, a land bridge would have opened at the bend, enabling people to walk across exposed mud flats to safety.

As soon as the wind died down, the waters would have rushed back in.

"The simulations match fairly closely with the account in Exodus," said the study's lead author Carl Drews, from the US National Center for Atmospheric Research.

"The parting of the waters can be understood through fluid dynamics. The wind moves the water in a way that's in accordance with physical laws, creating a safe passage with water on two sides and then abruptly allowing the water to rush back in."

In the Book of Exodus, a mighty east wind blew all night, splitting the waters, after Moses and the fleeing Israelites became trapped between the Pharaoh's advancing chariots and the Red Sea.

The Israelites were able to flee to the other shore. But when the Egyptian Pharaoh's army attempted to pursue them in the morning, the waters rushed back and drowned the soldiers.

Lucky Bastards



Three escape as car is ripped in half

Three young men had a miraculous escape in Germany after their BMW car was literally torn in half when it hit a tree.

An amazed traffic police patrol found the front of the powerful car more than 300ft away from the rear of the vehicle.

But the driver and his two friends walked away with barely a scratch after the 100mph smash on the A7 motorway, near Soltau.

"We thought for certain that we would be dealing with fatalities. All of them are very lucky to have survived such a serious crash," said one officer.

Officers believe the driver lost control of the car which shot off the road and into a tree in a field beside the motorway.

Police are interviewing three men - one aged 20 and two aged 22 - to try to get to the bottom of the cause of the accident.

Monday, September 20, 2010

PPI RADIO AWARDS 2010 (radio oscars in Ireland)

We've broken a personal record this year and recieved 12 nominations at the PPI radio awards.

Music Programme [Specialist] - That's Jazz

News Story - The Handshake that Gripped the Nation ( Listowel Sexual Assault case)

Sports Programme - The Greatest Day
Sports Programme - Shattered Dreams – The Rise and Fall of a Kerry Footballer ( Weeshie and Tadhg Kennelly)

Short Feature - The Shrone Project ( JJ O Shea)

Drama - 1923 ( Elaine)
Drama - The Levellers ( Daithi)
Drama - Tom Crean and the Terra Nova Expedition (Daithi)

Specialist Speech - Echoes of Bryan – The Saturday Supplement
Specialist Speech - Kerrywide

Station Imaging - Kerry Way ( John H and students)

Sports Broadcaster - Weeshie

www.ppiradioawards.com

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

THE LIST

So on yesterday's show I was on about how I'm unbelievably dis-organised when it comes to packing for hols and all that because I literally catch loads of clothes and fire them into a bag......SORTED......and most of the time that perfect because I only pack what I'll wear.

But when ever I've gone on a sun holiday theres always something you'll forget. So thanks to my lovely listeners, I begged for help on air to get ''THE LIST'' of what I should take.

SUN HAT
PLASTERS
HEAD ACHE TABLETS
TICKETS
MONEY
PASSPORT
FLIP FLOPS
SHORTS
T-SHIRTS
SOCKS
TOWELS
BASEBALL HAT
SUN GLASSES
ETC.............

Thanks a million :)
two days away,

Andrew.

New Phone Dress??


Dress doubles up as a phone

Basically this is meant to solve all the problems for women on a night out. They won't need anymore hand bags or at least there'll be more room in the bag for other shite. However from the Article below you'll see they haven't said the price and they don't mention how the hell you're gonna charge the bloody thing :)
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A little black dress that doubles up as a functioning mobile phone is to be launched in Britain.

The M-Dress allows wearers to make and receive calls by slipping their sim card under the labe.

Gesture recognition software allows users to pick up a call by raising their hand to their ear and end a conversation by letting it fall to their side.

The M-Dress, designed by the London-based fashion company CuteCircuit, rings when an incoming call is received and different ringtones can be assigned to different numbers.

But the garment can only call a limited number of pre-programmed numbers.

The dress is described as an "elegant silk jersey dress that is also a functional soft electronics mobile phone" and will be released in 2011. Its price remains undisclosed.

The "super-tiny" antenna is stitched into the bottom hem of the knee-length dress.

The CuteCircuit website says: "The M-Dress was designed after our research showed that very often phone calls are missed because mobile phones are quite awkward to carry, especially for women, that have garments with small or no pockets."

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 25th ''THE BIG PARTY''

I spoke with Alexandra,Ashley and Ellie on the day of the BIG PARTY we had in the dome Tralee to celebrate Radio Kerry's 20th year of Broadcasting!!





Friday, August 20, 2010

Greatest Tennis Player in the world

Roger Federer astounded crew members at a photo shoot with a trick shot in which he knocked a drink bottle off a man's head with his serve.

The six-times Wimbledon champion's trick was similar to the legend of William Tell who was said to have shot an apple off his son's head with a crossbow.

The video of the amazing stunt has attracted nearly 560,000 hits on video-sharing website YouTube in just two days, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The start of the video, filmed during a Gillette and British Skin Foundation photo shoot, shows the World Number Two apparently discussing a recent match with a crew member.

To prove a point about the accuracy of his serve, Federer challenges the man to stand with the bottle on his head before crashing two pinpoint serves directly onto it, sending it flying while leaving the man unharmed.

After successfully repeating the trick, the besuited star remarks: "What's next? That was good, right?"

One viewer commented: "All the people who think this is real obviously have never played tennis let alone serving. It is not possible to have such precision especially when it's twice and there is a human involved. This is FAKE!"

But another replied: "You really think this is fake? Yes the greatest player of all time can't hit a can from 20 feet? You guys are a joke. Of course its real."

Stupid People Ask Stupid Questions!!!

A woman rang her local council to ask if a car park was haunted as her vehicle had 'moved' to another parking space while she was shopping.

Another member of the public rang his local authority to ask if he could roll up a zebra crossing, according to a survey of the most bizarre requests received by town halls.

Other queries that had officials scratching their heads included someone who wanted to know if they could register the death of a person who was still alive, and a request to be told the plot of She Stoops to Conquer, an 18th century play.

An East Dorset resident rang the town hall's tourist information centre while in Cologne, Germany, to find out why his bus hadn't arrived.

The same office received a call from a resident temporarily in South Korea, who wanted a Christmas turkey ordered from the local butcher.

Meanwhile a German man turned up at a council premises in Northumberland demanding to be given political asylum, and police had to be called when he refused to accept that all Europeans are free to enter Britain.

A caller to Surrey council complained that the phone number they had been given for their library was out of order - only to be told that '0900 1800' were in fact its opening hours.

Baroness Eaton, chairman of the Local Government Association which compiled the survey, said: "These examples show just how broad a range of issues council staff deal with each day. Councils literally have to be ready for anything from the mundane to the mind-boggling.

"While the vast majority of calls fall within the bounds of councils' usual responsibilities, there are occasions when call handlers are left baffled."

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Things Men and Women can and can't do!!

Men:

Wear the same pair of pants for an entire week

wait for the ads to come on before starting a conversation

Survive his entire life with just 3 pairs of shoes

when faced with a decision make it within 60seconds

walk to the shop with a list of items to buy! Buy those items and nothing else all within 10minutes

Parallel park a car he's never driven before into a tight spot in one go

read a book without nagging someone else into reading it

shut up when nothing else needs to be said
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WOMEN

Multi-task and not moan about it

justify buying more shoes

enjoy going to weddings

can go shopping while the All -Ireland final is on and not care whats going on

put on make up while driving

iron pants without burning them

fit loads of stuff in a small freezer

Monday, July 19, 2010

KERRY'S GOT TALENT 2010 SEMI FINAL 2

So our second live show was on last night July 18th and it was one of the best shows I've been apart of since we started last year. We had a really good rehearsal but the show it self blew it right out of the water.

Our line up was:

BALLY LOCAL COMMUNITY RADIO
JACKIE O MAHONY
CASTLEISLAND COMMUNITY DANCE CLUB (finalist)
KIERAN LADDEN
ORLAITH AND DENIS
BRYAN CORBETT
ROISIN LANGAN
MARIE WOULFE (finalist)

outstanding night in front of a sell out crowd and we're hoping for much the same next week.

here are some photos I took from the Sound/Light control room I used my phone for them so they are quite bad but you get the image of what goes on.

Thanks as well to this week's guest judge Michael Healy Rae he was brilliant.













Friday, July 16, 2010

Toilet Car!!

Have you ever been on a long journey and your in full flow completley concentrated on the road and all of a sudden...........BANG!!!! you need to take a leak and you know deep down inside that if you break the seal you're gonna wanna go again in a half hour and so on etc. etc.....

Well heres a solution to that problem :)



It has my vote anyway.

Andrew.

It's Finally Happend!!!



Well the news that fans have been waiting for for years since Take That decided to go again, has been released and confirmed ROBBIE WILLIAMS HAS REJOINED TAKE THAT.

They stand to make over €20million each and after other single and appearance commitments......2011 THEY WILL BE TOURING ONCE AGAIN..........

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vuvuzela's Uses

Marian Flowerpot
in many ways the shape of the stadium horn would make it an idea potting device. Ideal for long stemmed plants such as tulips or even roses it could well be a secondary use that would help everyone in the garden.

tim, castlegregory
burn all the vuvuzulas

Danny says 3. Petrol funnel.

Bring the Bu bu zalas to Radio Kerry for the 21st next year. Bridie.

Hi andrew as far as I no da vuvu zelas are also used for all local mathes . It's a normal thing over in south Africa

tricia
How about gather them all together and shove them down the pipeline in the Gulf to stop the oil leak! Never to be heard from again! :)

Andrew john kelly from cromane Thats a class album angles is class on it

Ethan If you had really annoying neighbours I always wondered what it would be like to celotape one to a car exhaust ?

Hi andrew i use my for calling da sheep up da mountain to feed them and it works eddie o sullivan templenoe

Use it as a beer bong! Dats wat dey were using it as up in oxegen!! Anthony

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Everton Jersey whoops!!!




so this is the new Everton away strip for the new season haha

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sylvestor Stallone's arm???


Its weird looking isnt it...........

KERRY'S GOT TALENT 2010

Well done to all in last nights Kerry's Got Talent 2010 semi final 1. I was meant to take photos on the night but becuase I was very busy and Important I couldn't do it. But I will next week.

Our line up was:

THE SOUTHERN SCORCHERS (finalist)

RUTH MCSWEENEY

ROCK NATION

KATLYN GALVIN

LEE O BYRNE HIP HOP MOTION

ACAPELLA IMPACT

PEARSE HEALSIP (finalist)

NORA MURPHY.

It was a cracker of an opening show and we'll do it all again next week! I've the list of who is performing next sunday, on today's show and I'll tell ya all about last night.

Tickets for the Grand Final are on sale from today as well from Radio Kerry Studios in Tralee and you can call us on 066 712 36 66

Next Sunday July 18th tickets also on sale now..... call Siamsa Tire box office on 066 712 30 55 or log onto www.siamsatire.com.

Friday, July 9, 2010

How to get Rid of Moths

* Tidy up. Before you start cleaning the areas where moths are present, make sure you remove all the clothes in your closet, the food boxes, kitchen utensils and the products in your kitchen. Remove the shoes in your shoe rack.

* Hoover and wash. Clean the area as best you can by vacuuming all surfaces. Vacuum your carpets, cabinets, shelves and walls. Hard surfaces must be dealt with using a scrub and a mixture of detergent and hot water. Scrubbing is an important part of the whole cleaning process because this way, you scratch the larva off the walls, cabinets and other surfaces. After scrubbing, rinse the surfaces with vinegar . You can spray or wipe the surfaces with it. Some shelves can be removed. Take some time to pull them out and scrub the walls and edges. Whatever surface that comes in contact with food must be cleaned thoroughly.

* Throw it out! Any food item infested by moths should be thrown away, especially grain-based food groups, which are a favorite of moths. In the mean time, say goodbye to your tea, flour, raisins and nuts, even if these are sealed properly. You don't want to eat moth larva, do you?

* fly swatter Be thorough. It helps a lot to be thorough in cleaning surfaces and walls because a single larva can make your cleaning efforts go back to zero. Clean your food containers with vinegar or detergent solution.

* Trap the moths. If you see moths flying, kill them with a fly swatter. Using a moth trap will also make your job easier. Local home improvement shops offer products that help you get rid of moths. If you do not have time to shop, you can purchase products online.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

This is Too true!!

Songs that sound Similar!!!

I did this on yesterday's show after hearing about Men at work and having to pay out royalties for copying another song I had the idea of this and these are suggestions I got by text and email :)
























Save the Planet?

Here's one way to stop global warming and save the planet's atmosphere....(kinda).....

STOP SHEEP FROM FARTING OUT BAD GAS BY FEEDING THEM CURRY!!

Scientists say that feeding curry to sheep could help save the planet - by reducing methane emissions.

Researchers found that coriander and turmeric can reduce the amount of methane produced by sheep by up to 40%.

The spices, traditionally used in curry, were found to kill the "bad" bacteria in the animal's gut while allowing the "good" bacteria to flourish.

"Coriander seeds, for example, are often prescribed for stomach complaints while turmeric and cloves are strong antiseptics.

"Methane is a major contributor to global warming and the slow digestive system of ruminant animals such as cows and sheep makes them a key producer of the gas.