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On Wednesday with a family ticket to see the new The Lion King at your local ODEON on offer, we asked YOU to name your favourite scene in the original Disney classic.

You answered in packs of ten and smaller.

But there can be only one King.

Such is the nature of a monarchy.

Runners up

Theo Kretschmar Schuldorff: “The bit where ye’r man puts the CD cover in the other fella’s mouth and pours a load of crude oil down his gullet.”

Jeremy Kyle: “Not a scene from the film, but when I was a young lad in school we were allowed bring in films to watch on the last day before Christmas – I brought the in The Lion King on VHS and was told by my classmates that it was for babies. So we had to watch the Spice Girls film instead. Well, anyway that’s always felt like an injustice to me.”

Robert Kieman: “The best scene is when Simba flops on his belly and the dust that raises spells ‘SEX’’.”

Barry The Hatchet: “The most personally memorable scene in The Lion King is the one where Mufasa is trampled to death and Simba finds his body and tries to wake him up. That one still makes me well up when I think about it. Plus, it gave me a lifelong fear of being trampled by a crowd, which makes concerts and slow pavement walkers very stressful.”


EvilRobotDanny: “The most personally memorable scene in The Lion King is, of course, a Timon and Pumbaa scene. The Hula song (above) that distracts the Hyenas. When I was a bairn I thought it was one of the funniest things I had ever seen and today I proudly stand by that assertion.”

Thanks all.


Wednesday: Form An Orderly Lion

Lose the Ali-tude.

Previously: When Ali Came To ireland

Free tomorrow?

Enjoy making stuff?

Jeffrey Roe writes:

Your readers might like this event we are putting on tomorrow, Dublin Maker.

Over 60 maker exhibits will be taking over Merrion Square [Dublin 2]  from 10am to 6pm.

A free tented festival where visitors will see makers from all over Ireland.

We will have jellyfish experiments, woodturners, 80’s style arcade, wool looms, coding workshops, lasers, a periodic table escape room and much more.

In fairness.

Dublin Maker 2019


Wednesday: Charges for excessive usage of water approved by commission

Thanks Mick Caul

Morning all.

Yesterday I asked you to post your favourite memory of an Irish music festival for our competition to win TWO three-day camping passes to this weekend’s KnockanStockan festival in County Wicklow which kicks off today.

You answered in your tens.

Some of your posts made me laugh out loud. Some left me a little confused!

Some were inspirational. And some were really poignant.

This was a tough one to call. So with sincere apologies to Dillon, Rachel, Electriclady and Millie, the tickets go to the reader called The Wha? who gets to bring an old friend to the festival:

The Wha? wrote:

I love music. It was the noughties. It was Oxegen. It was the first time you could buy floral patterned fashionable wellies.
Everyone wanted to go see Richard Ashcroft.
I didn’t. I managed to persuade a bunch of my friends to go see The Who and James Brown on the other stage.James Brown was amazing. It was seeing The Who that made it the best festival experience though.
Nobody knew any of The Who’s songs or why it meant so much for me to see them.
My first love, the guy who brought me to my Debs was mad about The Who. Each song was a memory of the nineties. Remembering the nineties in the noughties through songs of the sixties… magic! I’m back with him now and would love to bring him to KnockanStockan.

Congratulations and thank you all for your great posts.

Last night; Win Nick’s Free Tix

Get your wellies.

KnockanStockan has firmly established itself as the best festival in the land for new music and certainly has the most picturesque setting looking down on the Blessington lakes.

Thanks to my friends at Good Seed PR, I am offering you the chance to win TWO weekend CAMPING passes for the three-day hooley in County Wicklow which starts TOMORROW.

Featuring an eye-watering array of Irish and international acts over multiple stages, including Soda Blonde (ex-Little Green Cars) and ace DJ Donal Dineen, it promises to be one of the highlights of the summer.

To enter simply tell me below about your favourite experience at an Irish music festival over the years. The answer will be chosen by my Burmese cat Peadar.

Lines MUST close at 1am 7.30am.

Nick says: Good luck!

KnockanStockan 2019

UPDATE: We have a winner

Good grief.