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Monday, December 26, 2011

Matching Jumpers :)

Me and my little Nephew Jacob with our matching Xmas jumpers :) Andrew.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Homegrown 2011 - Playlist

Homegrown 2011 - Playlist 25th December 2011 Radio Kerry Christmas Day 7pm 1. This Club -I won't Worry 2. Royseven - we should be lovers 3. Cathal Flaherty - Someone Like Me 4. Shaun Brennan - Stay 5. Storyfold - The Battle 6. The Kanyu Tree - Radio 7. The O Neill Sisters - Hello World 8. KeyWest - Feel So Cruel 9. The Coronas - Addicted To Progress 10. Bressie - Can't Stay Young Forever 11. The Brilliant Things - Something To Say 12. Ryan Sheridan - Stand up Tall 13. The Script - Breakeven (recorded Live At the Aviva Stadium 2011) 14. Damien Rice - Cannonball 15. Jack Healy - Christmas Without You

Friday, December 23, 2011

Chocolate Brussels Sprouts!!!


Brussels Sprouts............Yes? or No? anytime of the year or with your Christmas dinner?

The Reason I ask is because of the story below from today's Sun newspaper:


Andy Simpson says his new delicacy of Brussels coated in finest Belgian chocolate are selling like hot cakes at just 25p each.



Andy, who has a store at the Elsecar Heritage Centre, near Barnsley, South Yorks, came up with the idea while on one of his regular visits to schools, where he teaches pupils about the origins of their favourite treat.



The 49-year-old said: "I am always looking for something new and with Christmas approaching Brussels sprouts immediately popped into my mind.



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"I go into schools in the area to tell children where chocolate comes from. A lot seem to think it just appears in supermarkets and don't realise it comes from the cocoa bean.



"On one visit I let the youngsters have a go at making chocolates, we tried using sprouts and they seemed to go down quite well with the kids.



"I decided to try them out on customers and they are proving popular and I'm hoping to sell a lot more to people looking for something a little different to have with their Christmas dinner.



"I know Brussels sprouts are a bit like Marmite, you either love them or loathe them. I like them, they are a nice chocolatey shape but I must admit they are an acquired taste."

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And here they are:



Andrew. :)



Thursday, December 22, 2011

It was never meant to be!!

A US truck driver who won a Lamborghini supercar in a competition crashed it just six hours later.




David Dopp, 34, from Santaquin, near Salt Lake City, Utah, now plans to sell the €200,000 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster.



"Yeah, I got it on Saturday and I wrecked it on Saturday," he told local reporters.



The father-of-six says he can't afford the insurance or the taxes on the lime green convertible which he won in a contest run by a local chain of shops.

Mr Dopp was taking a friend for a spin in the car when he hit black ice while taking a corner at about 45mph.



The car went through a fence and came to rest in a field about 75ft from the road with damage to both front and back ends of the car, plus a punctured oil pan and tyre.



Police say the Lamborghini's high-performance summer tires weren't suited for icy conditions. Happily for Mr Dopp, he was insured.

Andrew. :)



Kitten Stands up For himself!!

I'm not a huge cat person, in fact I'm definitely more of a dog guy but this is very good! Watch the tiny little cute kitten stand up to the giant Rottweiler.

Nearly 700,000 people have watched the one minute 15 second clip

Now I hate to think what would happened had the dog not been chained up!

Andrew. :)


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Fed Ex Guy!!

Theres an investigation into this guy, What a knob like!!!

Wouldn't you love this guy posting your presents for christmas!!

Andrew. :)

Hong Kong footballer scores spectacular own goal


A first division player from Hong Kong, Festus Baise, will likely be feeling a mixture of pride and embarrassment after scoring one of the most bizarre own goals ever caught on camera.

The Citizen AA defender was attempting an extravagant clearance when he accidentally put the ball in the back of his own net with an unbelievable scorpion kick.




Both sets of players were left stunned by the incident. Some of the 31-year-old's team-mates even appear to congratulate him on the unintentional wonder goal.



His blushes were saved somewhat when his team went on to win the game 3-2.

What a cracking goal though!!!

 



Andrew. :)

Little Mix - Cannonball Video



Andrew. :)

PUPPIES :)

There aren't quite a 101 of them but for new mum Pebbles her 15 Dalmatian puppies are more than enough.




Pebbles' owner Kay Sullivan was left shocked when her pet pooch gave birth to the huge litter - double the average number.



The birth left two-and-half-year old Pebbles so exhausted that she, husband Neil and daughter Cerys had to step in to lend a hand.



Mrs Sullivan said: "By the time we had fed the last one, it was time to go back to the first one."



And thanks to their help all of the puppies have survived. The family now have the task of coming up with names for all five males and ten females.



Newly christened is Patch and Phantom Of The Opera due to the fact half his face is black and the other white.



Their story has drawn parallels to the Disney film '101 Dalmatians' because 15 is the number of puppies stolen from Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdy.



Mrs Sullivan, who is not a dog breeder, said they may keep one or two of the new arrivals but were looking to sell the rest.



"We were expecting an average litter of about seven or eight. We weren't expecting 15. It's a bit much," she said. "We don't want 15 dogs running around."

Great photo though!!


Andrew. :)



Best TV moment 2011

Was this not the best bit of TV all year! X Factor final 2011 - the Performance of Coldplay and the amazing stage and lighting.

Andrew. :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Most Viewed Videos of 2011

The most-watched YouTube community videos of 2011 were:



1. Ultimate Dog Tease

klaatu42, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw

If a Dog could talk... when his owner is talking about food. Bottom line: Dogs... Love.... Food.



2. The T-Mobile Royal Wedding

lifesforsharing, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kav0FEhtLug

The wedding entrance dance to top all wedding entrance dances. T-Mobile's Royal Wedding Dance celebrates the marriage of William and Kate



3. Songify This - Winning - a Song by Charlie Sheen

schmoyoho, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QS0q3mGPGg

This edit of Charlie Sheen interviews on ABC, CNN, NBC to music by the Gregory Brothers effectively sums up Charlie's "winning" year.



4. Nyan Cat [original]

saraj00n, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2-TGUlwu4

YouTube user "saraj00n" combined the cat animation with a version of the song "Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!" and uploaded it to YouTube on April 5, 2011, giving it the title "Nyan Cat". The video has reached massive viral heights this year and reached ninth place in Business Insider's top ten viral videos of April 2011.



5. Michael Collings - Britain's Got Talent 2011 Audition - itv.com/talent http://itv.com/talent

BritainsGotTalent09, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB98dcWkQqA

Britains Got Talent audition



6. Masterchef Synesthesia - Swede Mason

swedemason, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfeyUGZt8nk

Swede Mason edits Masterchef footage to the sounds of sweet tunes with a pumping "buttery, biscuit bass"...



7. Diary of a bad man 5

HumzaProductions, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdWin-R-s5E

Comedy sketches about a troubled young man with the mentality of a 7 year old, growing up in the hood learning meaningful lessons along the way



8. Rebecca Black "Friday" (Brock's Dub)

McGoiter, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzfQwXEqYaI



9. Talking Twin Babies

jayrandall22011, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JmA2ClUvUY

The 18th-month old McEntee twins created a sensation when their intense gibberish conversation became famous around the world.



10. TomSka

asdfmovie4, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYNdUM2gRsg

ASDF is a series of sketch animations by Thomas Ridgewell.

Monday, December 19, 2011

3 out of 4 are Drunk in Photos :)

Over three quarters of people are 'drunk' in their tagged Facebook photos, it has been found.




A recent study discovered that the average Briton’s Facebook photos were taken when the subject was under the influence of alcohol.



The discovery was made as part of a poll of 1,781 people into the relationship between Brits and the photos they have on social media profiles.



Asked to estimate what percentage of the photos they are ‘tagged’ in on their profile had been taken after/whilst drinking alcohol, the average number was 76%.



And while just a tenth have their privacy settings to limit looking at tagged photos to just themselves, over half, 56%, admitted that they had ‘drunk photos’ on their profile that they would not want their work colleagues to see.

Andrew. :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Egg Nog!!

Today for Ask Andrew on Talkabout, we had a question about Egg Nog! How to make it etc....

So thanks to http://simplyrecipes.com/ I have this list on how to make it :)

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Eggnog Recipe



Ingredients:

4 egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups milk

2 whole cloves

Pinch of cinnamon

1 cup cream

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 Tbsp each of bourbon and rum or brandy, or to taste (can omit for kid-friendly eggnog)

*4 egg whites (optional)

Method

1 In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until they become lighter in color (can whisk by hand or use a mixer for this). Slowly beat in the sugar, whisking until fluffy.



2 Combine the milk, cinnamon, and cloves in a thick-bottomed saucepan. Slowly heat mixture on medium heat until it is steaming hot, but not boiling.



3 Temper the eggs by slowly adding half of the hot milk mixture into the eggs, whisking constantly while you add the hot mixture. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan.



4 Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until it begins to thicken slightly, and coats the back of the spoon. It helps to have a candy thermometer, but not necessary; if you have one, cook until the mixture reaches 160°F. Do not allow the mixture to boil, or it will curdle. (If the mixture does curdle you may be able to save it by running it through a blender.) Remove from heat and stir in the cream. Strain the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove the cloves. Let cool for one hour.



5 Mix in vanilla extract, nutmeg, and bourbon/rum and brandy (feel free to omit for kid-friendly eggnog). Chill.



Optional: Beat egg whites until they reach soft peaks. Add a teaspoon of sugar and continue to beat until they reach stiff peaks. Gently fold into eggnog.



Makes 1 quart. Serves 4-6.

Andrew. :)



Ryanair's Video :)


Cabin crew undress for charity calendar by Zoomin_UK

Ryanair has become enveloped in an unseemly row with Spanish housewives over its new calendar.




The cut price airline produces a charity calendar each year, featuring scantily-clad flight attendants.



But the latest version has attracted the wrath of the Provincial Association of Housewives and Consumers of Valencia.



The association has formally complained that the calendar exploits female workers, and reported it to the Non-Sexist Advertising Observatory of Valencia for using the female body in the form of advertising.



The association wants the calendar - intended to raise money to send 50 British families with children who suffer from a fragile skin condition on holiday to Spain - taken off sale.



The housewives say that the airline is profiting by using the publicity whipped up by the calendar to sell its low-cost flights.



However, Ryanair says it has already sold 90% of its 10,000 print run of 2012 calendars, raising nearly €120,000 for the charity, Debra.



It says the calendar is no different to other calendars featuring scantily clad workers - both male and female - and say it raises money for a good cause.



Andrew :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bit Much??

Now this is a tad bit too much isn't it?

A 13-year-old schoolgirl has written a letter to Santa Claus threatening to kill him if he fails to bring her good Christmas presents.




Mekeeda Austin from Bedford warned that there would be fatal consequences if she failed to receive at least two gifts from her list, which included a Blackberry and "the real-life Justin Bieber".



She also vowed to "hunt down" and kill Santa's reindeer so that she could "serve their meat to homeless people on Xmas day" and signed off the note with, "Remember… two of these, or you die".



"I don't really believe in Santa any more but I was angry because I thought I wasn't going to get all the presents I wanted this year," Mekeeda stated to Metro. "I want all of these things and I don't see why I shouldn't get them."



The youngster's mother Tracey, who was the first to discover the note, insisted that her daughter would not be punished.



"When I first found the letter, I thought it was funny," she admitted. "Now I think I'd better get her what she wants. The last thing I want is for her to kill Santa."
 
Andrew.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

FIFA 2012 - Mistake???

A Fifa 12 gamer has posted a clip of Liverpool striker Andy Carroll 'snogging' Arsenal goalie Lukasz Fabianski.




The in-game glitch - dubbed the FIFA 12 'sex tape' - has notched up nearly a million hits on YouTube.


It occurs after the €37million striker scores a goal and gets tangled up with the keeper in a seemingly passionate clinch.



It's one of the funniest finds in the hit PlayStation and Xbox game to-date. Others have included players appearing to get a little too close during celebrations.



More than 5,000 people have 'liked' the clip and over 1,000 have posted comments.



One said: "Surely that's a bug - Andy Carroll would never score a goal."

Andrew. :)




Random Moment!!

Live from Listowel today and In the middle of the show a random moment!! Former Irish soccer manager and RTE Radio Sport pundit Eoin Hand walked into the roamer!!

I was a little bit star struck to be honest and then he says '' I had to call in and put a face to the voice I listen to everyday'' ( he lives in Kerry) long story short, made my day :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Movies 2011

So after a big year of some top notch movies, heres some of the biggest of 2011!! 166 movies in 8minutes :)

Andrew.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

X Factor, Fixed or Not!!!!


So this is the view from HMV's website last night in the UK. Whoops! Now I'm sure theres an obvious explanation for this in fact I'm sure with the X Factor final this weekend they were testing the webpage to be ready for the eventual winner. I'm almost certain that there is no fixing scandal and all 3 finalists will have had their own template.


I bet someone was doing this test, and published the image above accidentally and then someone picked up on it immediately. X Factor and HMV have both denied any fixing but the down side is now even iof Amelia does win, People will think, "OH IT WAS ALL FIXED AND DECIDED FROM THE START", etc.....

What do You think?

Andrew. :)



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Most Expensive Crash EVER!!!!

I'd heard about this yesterday and now heres the video of the aftermath!!! Whoops!!!

Mercedes, a Lamborghini and a Nissan Skyline has been described as the world's most expensive car crash.




The bizarre accident happened as the convoy of sports car connoisseurs were heading to a motorshow in Japan and the driver of one of the Ferraris lost control.

In total it's estimated that €3million (ish) worth of super cars were destroyed in the crash…
Andrew.   :)



Top Of The Pops 2011 :)

Top Notch mashup from Mashup Germany!!
/ Andrew :) Tracklist: Taio Cruz – Hangover LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem Adele – Rolling in the deep David Guetta feat. Usher – Without you David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium Snoop Dog – Sweat Bruno Mars – Grenade Avicii – Levels Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – We found Love Jennifer Lopez – On the floor Swedish House Mafia – Miami 2 Ibiza Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette – Hello Aura Dione – Geronimo Sak Noel – Loca People DJ Antoine – Welcome to St. Tropez Britney Spears – Till the world ends LMFAO – Sexy and I know it Maroon 5 – Moves like Jagger David Guetta feat. Flo Rida – Where dem Girls at Jason Derulo – Don’t wanna go home Enrique Iglesias – Tonight Pitbull feat. Neyo – Give me everything (tonight) Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat Mono & Nikitaman – Dezibel Black Eyed Peas – Just can’t get enough Rihanna – S&M Foster the People – Pumped up kicks Coldplay – Paradise Lady Gaga – Judas
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Future Tablets!!!





I'm not sure How real this is but its very cool!!!
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Samsung has released a video shofffwcasing the potential future look and feel of tablet computers, using an ultra-thin and flexible screen technology. The video, posted yesterday on YouTube, features Samsung's new AMOLED touchscreen that can be bent in all directions without losing functionality. Samsung unveiled this incredible new type of flexible OLED touchscreen technology at CES at the start of the year, showcasing a 4.5-inch smartphone hosting video content with a WVGA 800 x 480p resolution on a screen just 0.3mm thick. In the video, the Korean consumer electronics giant shows off a number of different real-world scenarios in which a tablet featuring bendable technology could be used.
People are seen in the video using the transparent device for a variety of different tasks, including scanning an augmented reality code on a menu, watching a 3D video, taking photos and translating a real-time conversation. Samsung is keen to harness the bendable technology for smartphones and tablets in the future and is understood to be developing a number of workable prototypes. Concept designs emerged earlier in the year hinting that the company would release its first flexible AMOLED phone at some point in 2012, and this video will only add to the rumours.
Andrew. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

This is funny because they are IDIOTS!!!!

A video of two idiot motorists racing each other drag race style at a set of traffic lights (and failing miserably) has become an online hit. Filmed by another driver -- who says he had a feeling something bad was going to happen -- the action happened in The Woodlands, Houston. Gerod Rush said he watched the drivers of the C5 Corvette and C6 Corvette rev their engines before speeding away as the lights turned green. Then, as they headed off into the distance at 60mph one swerved into the other and both cars were sent crashing into nearby trees. Oops. Andrew. :)