Monthly Archives: October 2010

Whatever you made of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear in Washington yesterday, you have to admire the group-lolz. In the end, the crowd stole the show – with an impressive display of comedy chops in placard form.

The 100 best signs at the  Rally To Restore Sanity.

Here’s Jon Stewart getting things underway.


Rally to Restore Sanity Attracts Thousands (RTE News)

Jon Stewart Rally Attracts Estimated 215,000 (CBS News)

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Last Halloween, one lucky kid went trick-or-treating in an expertly-made Tusken Raider Costume. This year, his four-year old sister trumped him with the help of her granny, who whipped up a Tusken-beating Jawa outfit.

Ah, Star Wars, is there anything you can’t, etc.


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From Leviathan’s Q and A with Miriam and Mandy at the NCH.

Broadsheet joined our caption competition winners for a loovely night. Miriam was an absolute doll. Mandy was utterly priceless.

He revealed – we think for the first time – that Mo Mowlam wanted to leave her Northern Ireland post (before she was pushed, if you follow) and asked him to pressure Tony Blair to make her Foreign Secretary.

A revelation which is almost imposserble to disprove.

He also described Mary Cocklan as “fiesty”.

Broadsheet’s man crush on David McDreamy didn’t stop us from leaving his debate (which followed Mandy’s departure) the very moment Eamon Ryan, a panellist, opened his mouth.

We realised with a start that we never want to hear anything Eamon Ryan has to say about anything ever again and that we needed to drink a lott.

(Photocall Ireland)

To Buy a pair of ‘stirrup-style’ leg warmers worn by Miriam at tonight’s debate click here.

The Following have won two tickets each to see Peter Mandelson, Miriam O’Callaghan and Dr David McDreamy at the National Concert Hall, Tomorrow (Saturday) Night.

Leviathan shall email you with details of where to collect your tickets, if not tonight, tomorrow morning at the very latest. We hope to see you there. We’ll be up the front. Karl has a bit of a ‘man pash’ for the Mands.

Overall Winner: Brendan Strong.

“Hear this? World’s smallest violin.”

Second Prize: Charlie

“So you see the difference, Brian. When I just hold my hand ‘steady’ like this, I’m emphasising a point. But, when I move it from side to side it means I think you’re a…oh, look, they’ve put the canapés out.”

Third Prize: Cyril Moloney

“Jokers to the left of me, media to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with the EU.”

Fourth Prize: Nick McGiveny

‘Und dann I take ze green little booger und I skwish it up und srow it avay. Tink! It is gone! Zat, Mister Brian, ist how I roll.’

Fifth Prize: Joe

I don’t care if all ze uzzer leaders are going to the pub. You will stay here and practice your budget. Now repeat after me “Nobody could have seen zis coming…..”

Congratulations to one and all!

Chompsky also recommends:

Best Senior: Holemaster

“And at ze cleeck of my fingers, you vill vake up.

Most Promising Use Of Visuals: Morgan C Jones

“Is zis a piece of your brain?”

Most Reckless ‘Holy Mary’ Throw From The Guy Who Came First: Brendan Strong

“You’re not the messiah. You’re a very naughty boy.”

(Fred’s entry was disqualified as he is a friend of a member of the judging panel. Siobhan K, Joby and Dave are names we made up at the start of the competition because we thought we wouldn’t get enough entries. Those ‘entries’ were also disqualified)