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The votes are in.

The munchies have set in.

The winners of today’s Golden Discs voucher competition (theme: stonery music) is mildred st. meadowlark: who spliffingly posited:

“In the unlikely event I would smoke illegal plants I’d vouch for Playground Love by Air, as its mellow sound is just perfect for enjoying an enlightened state of mind. Also, it just sounds great.”

In fairness.

Runners up:

Paul: “In the unlikely event that I would smoke illegal plants, I would vouch for Eluvium (especially their album Copia) as background music because it was the music (and groups like them) that got me through some rough personal times between 2001 and 2007 and would keep me buzzing long after the ‘bud’ has left me.”

AnPreachan: “In the unlikely event that I would smoke illegal plants I would vouch for Panda Bear’s album Tomboy as background music because it is an insanely good album, full of electronic hymn’s like Benfica and Alsatian Darn and chilled out bangers (not sure if that is an oxymoron) like Afterburner.”

Pat Walsh: “In the unlikely event I would smoke illegal plants I would go for Just Dropped in to See What Condition My Condition Was In by Kenny Rogers & the First Edition as background music because both its lyrics & music are, like, far out, man.”

me: “In the unlikely event that I would smoke illegal plants I would vouch for Dopesmoker by Sleep. a 1hour single track Stoner Rock classic about a caravan of weed crossing the desert. its ambition, arguably not a word often used in relation to potsmokers, and its execution are amazing and it would seem like the most apposite and incredible aural background to the circumstance”

Liam Deliverance: “In the unlikely event that I would smoke illegal plants I would vouch for The Sabres of Paradise and Smokebelch II as background music because having being written in 1993 it is of a fine vintage for that style of music and indeed bookends a historical era in the club music movement. At 12 minutes long it is the ideal length for a rejuvenating mini-meditation at lunch or on the bus home or indeed could be viewed as being like a small nap, like the ones you take at 11am in work while appearing to be working on that important spreadsheet.”

Thanks all

Golden Discs


Enjoy retro sci Fi?

Starting TOMORROW at the Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre.

REWIND film festival.

Orla McGovern writes:

REWIND is  a 3 day retro sci-fi festival, with movies screenings as well as other live events and performances throughout! It really will be a great event for anyone esp. interested in anything retro or just big into sci-fi. The screenings nclude:

The Thing from Another World – classic 1950s cold war horror (5th Nov, 9pm)

Akira – the great cyberpunk thriller and anime classic. (7th Nov, 8.30pm)

Godzilla – the mother and father of all monster movies. (7th Nov, 10.30am)

Tron – one of the first to truly address our place in the digital age. (7th Nov, 3pm)

Sleeper – Woody Allen’s classic take on what the future holds. (6th Nov, 8.30pm)

THX 1138 – George Lucas’s real Sci-Fi classic! (6th Nov, 3pm)

All of these movies address the issue of identity in a technological age, with REWIND promising to be a silver screen celebration and an audio visual feast for the senses.

And we have three FREE tickets to the opening night to giveaway.

To enter, just tell us what retro sci fi movie you would like to see at REWIND and why?

Lines Must close at Midnight



You may recall yesterday’s competition wherein we invited readers to submit wickedly inventive or otherwise entertaining definitions of words of their choice, egged on by the prospect of a free copy of The Devil’s Dictionary (1906) by Ambrose Bierce – a new version of which has just been released by the nice people at Roads Publishing.

You literally answered in your 47s.

The lucky Dr Johnsons are as follows.


Denizen: n. a person claiming citizenship of several countries simultaneously. (bisted)

Topaz (n) Gemstone once believed to have the power to shrink male genitalia (caroline)

TD: Former Irish educator who found they could neither do nor teach. (Mysteron)

Be grand: the idea that it will all turn out well at the end of the day; a sort of nervous, hopeful and yet cavalier attitude adopted by the Irish nation, often to their own detriment.eg. “Oh no Fintan your face is on fire! Shall I fetch a glass of water?”
“Will you get away out of that Gobnáit! I’ll just stick my head in this bucket of gick, be grand!” (meadowlark)

Arsessist (n): One who aggressively and relentlessly threatens litigation to defend a supposed reputation, recognised and revered by no-one but himself, making a complete arse of himself in the process. (Chucky R. Law)


Zylophone: n Incorrect spelling of Xylophone (Brian)

Thanks all.

Yesterday: Lucifer’s Lexicon


Further to last week’s Cursed Words post, Maeve Convery of Roads Publishing writes:

We’ve just released a new version of Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary as part of our classics series this month.

Roads has five shiny copies of the excellent 1906 satirical wordbook to give away to the Broadsheet reader who can come up with the wittiest and most devilish dictionary entry for a word of their own choosing. To wit:

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You get the idea.

Lines MUST close at midnight.

The Devil’s Dictionary (Roads)

Vic Barry of The Movie Bit writes:

Hi Broadsheet people. We’re teaming up with The Reel cinema in Blackpool, Cork to give readers an opportunity to get their very own private screening of Fifty Shades Of Grey for themselves and ten friends. Female readers are being asked to get hold of their own Mr.Grey, and record him reciting one of Christian Grey’s famous lines.

(a) Laters, Baby
(b) I don’t know whether to worship at your feet or spank the living sh*t out of you.
(c) I do believe you’re making my palm twitch

Here now. Steady on.

More details here.