He’s fallen out of love with a piece of technology.
“The main story in sport is not TV3 winning the World Cup, because it was a bid, they bid more than than the other guys, it was a simple bid, right. However, the decision of the GAA to sell the rights to SKY is far more dramatic – for the future of Gaelic Games in this country.
It’s not actually about paying for the matches – it is that it will mean an inexorable drive now to professionalism in Gaelic Football and Hurling. That means that Gaelic Football will eventually become – and Hurling will become the province of about 150 players who will be highly paid, then the whole idea of Gaelic Games – the parish and all that will be gone – a bit like rugby – gone.”
Rugby pundit and former Sky shill George Hook on TV3′s Tonight with Vincent Browne last night.
Previously: Sly Sports
Italian photographer Manuel Cosentino found a tiny house on a featureless hill and returned to capture images of the changing sky and light behind it – shooting from the exact same location over two years.
Currently exhibiting at the Klompching Gallery in New York until August 10th, the photos are mounted on a wall behind a book of reproductions of the white sky image – inviting viewers to draw their own versions of what might appear behind the little house. Cosentino sez:
The first photograph starts the series with a Big-Bang-like explosion and sets everything into motion, the last is a new beginning – it represents that piece of “carte blanche” that we are all given with our lives. By drawing in the book anyone is at the same time breathing life into it, keeping it alive page after page, and is also responsible for his or her contribution within a wider context.
Artist, writer and space nut Ron Miller imagines what the night sky might look like were the moon to be replaced by various planets of the solar system.
Consider the rules of physics temporarily suspended, whereby all planets retain their current atmospheric conditions and don’t tear us asunder with their immense gravitational fields, etc.
Above (starring as ‘the moon’): the moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter.
Dublin city, 2.55pm.
Damn hot gourmand Donal Skehan writes:
“Dublin, you’re looking mighty fine.”