Mattress Mick – Back with an Internetty BANG in a Music Video

This is the Irish internet equivalent of Christmas. Christ on a bike… Mattress Mick is back with a Bang (although I don’t think any of us in Dublin ever thought he’d gone away), with a hilarious music video. The video contains every ingredient to make it a viral hit – including dancing monkeys, gangnam-esque bad dancing and…

Microtrend: Bitchin’ Beanies and Two Finger Tees

So I think the humble slogan t-shirt is making a serious come back – revamped with fresh slogans, sayings and ‘in’ jokes of a new generation. T-shirts, I guess, are a super quick way for a company to take a cultural trend or idea and interpret it in fashion. I mean all they have to…

Relationship advice for Ladies unfortunate enough to be Successful…

The Irish Time’s ‘advice’ column has been seriously pissing me off as of late but today they really have outdone themselves. Some poor soul sought help in the matters of lurve because men feel threatened by her success and money. I’d like to respond with some erm, actual advice that isn’t from a 1950s home…

Diagnosing Domestic Abuse – it’s Time to Try Harder

We hear a lot about domestic abuse these days – the statistics, the ad campaigns – but numbers are just numbers and the effect of a great ad campaign, even harder to grasp. Victims of abuse do not stumble upon a ‘revelation’ that they are in an abusive relationship. A victim of abuse does not…

Ted Talks I’ve actually Applied to Everyday Life

We all love a good TED Talk. They’re enlightening, interesting and extremely entertaining and digestible as an educational format… but what have you actually changed in your life thanks to a TED Talk? When I think about it, not a lot! Of course TED has made me change my opinion (or at the very least,…

Trending: ‘Not Mad about it Boy’ – the New Bridget Jones (Review)

  Bridget Jones is back with a bang… and that bang was the sound of me throwing the Kindle against the wall. Finished ‘Mad about the Boy’ last night, Vaguely funny moments: 2 Irritated/angry moments: 24 Cigarettes: 3 (in rebellion) Hours sleep I’m working with today after reading: 5 Don’t get me wrong – I…

Trending: The Umano App

My current ‘to read’ list: 237 articles on Readability 6 magazines Half a Sunday Times paper The Saturday Magazines of the Irish Times 232 Books on kindle or stacked beside the bed… My love of reading is almost evenly matched by my intolerable hatred of missing out – which was why I was overjoyed when…

Trending: THAT Rihanna Video

…the latest music vid from Riri. It makes Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball look like a nun. Yes, Miley-flippin-Cyrus. And it takes twerking a whole new level of butt-shaking-floor-grinding-giggly-ness. Just try to watch it without your mouth dropping open. I guess if it was shock factor the singer was going for, she certainly achieved it. And…