Some things I've learned....

(1) An Engineer can do with 10 cent what a fool can do with a Euro.

(2) "Puff" - unimportant; insignificant; unworthy of study by engineering students; waste of time

(3) It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're stupid than to open it and prove them right!

(4) Blockwork people and concrete people can never work on the same site... Apparently they don't like each other....

(5) It's official; I'm fantastic!

Monday 25 February 2008

Metal Gear Awesome!!!!

Part 2 was released just last week, and seriously, it's friggin' awesome!

It's only funny if you've played the game, but if you haven't there's really no harm not watching it, you'll probably get a few laughs too!

Part 1 & 2: (Someone has kindly put the two together!)

God I love that game....

~The Damo

Saturday 23 February 2008

News, Ramblings, Frustrations, Glasses and a Sorry Funeral

Long time no blog, but I've been VERY busy you see, particularly with college work. You see, not only do I have an assignment for Design and Communications every week, but I also have an 8-page report on top of that too, and given that last Thursday I had to prepare a short presentation for my group on Environmental Ethics in Practice in the same module, it kindof has taken priority over all my blog writing and time on the computer.
If that wasn't enough, I have a huge 2 and a half hour assignment for Mechanics of Solids next week and a test in Statistics for Engineers the next week too! On the plus side though I do get my official academic scroll/diploma/thingy for my scholarship on March 7th!

Recently, we started our sessions with the Architects for our studio work on Monday's, and I must say, it was the most awful psycho-blabble I've ever had to endure. I mean 3 hours of drawing with charcoal on butter paper! To make matters worse, I was drawing a shot glass! How many ways can you draw a glass? Answer: Not many. Nonetheless I had to spend all that time drawing! We were encouraged to ponder on our "discoveries" after the drawing and discuss it with our classmates. We also now have to keep a diary notebook, and draw things we see. That wouldn't be so bad if the damn thing didn't so inconveniently not fit in my pocket!!!!

Now that that rubbish is out of the way I can get onto some of the more hardcore stuff - most notably the fact that the Cork county players are still allowed to play in the National Leagues. If the GAA had any balls they'd have kicked Cork out. I mean, it's not even like they deserve to be in ANY position to argue. They didn't even give Kerry a game in last year's All-Ireland Final. The likes of Roy Keane and Stephen Ireland further enforce the argument that Cork are the England of GAA. WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE? One man seems more concerned about having a go at the FAI rather than keeping his own team in the Premiership, the other is a little shit of thinks that he can leave the Irish squad and then come back when he pleases. If Trappatoni has the balls - which most Italians do - he will leave Stephen Ireland out of the squad indefinitely.

On that note - hats off to FAI for pulling a wild card out of deck in snatching up "Il Trap". What a proud day it was to see the FAI reel in one of the masters of the game to lead our country for the next two years! Admittedly I was one of many who voiced their frustration at the time taken to find a successor to the Gaffer, but now that we can see the pedigree of the man was worth the wait!

And lastly, before I sign off....a moment's silence.

Ladies and Gentlemen....HD-DVD's are dead. Blu-Ray is king. YAY! A turbulent week in the electronics world has seen HD-DVD crash out in incredible style. Big retailers and manufacturers announced the drop of HD-DVD's one after the other, until eventually Toshiba threw in the towel. Now with Sony's Blu-Ray the supreme winner, all those suckers who bought HD-DVD players...and even more so those who bought the add-on for the Xbox own something that literally has NO value whatsoever. Given now that the best Blu-Ray players are in excessive of €1000, a 40GB PS3 seems the way to go!

Oh yeah, and HAZE is coming out real soon!!!!

Fight the good fight...and win!

~The Damo

Wednesday 20 February 2008

Angry Video Game Nerd - Virtual Boy

Some of you might know what the Virtual Boy is, most of you probably don't. I think I'll let the Nerd fill you in. Those of you who don't know about the VB...brace the end you'll be saying: "What were they THINKING?".


Guess who I was on?

~The Damo

Saturday 9 February 2008

Great Memories!

Here's the old list of memories....good times....

Here we go then.....

1. Keith's moustache that he has had forever!
2. Gerry's fro!
3. McHugh letting loose with my class saying Shit, Feck and Fuck!
4. The picture outside the Technology lab of the castle is actually upside down.
5. Most stuff in the old extension doesn't work...lights, vents for example...
6. Fleming has ruined one of the school's projector screens with chalk marks...even knowing that he shouldn't do it.
7. Kelly cleans C.D.'s by cleaning the frosted side.
8. Kelly wore his jumoer inside out once.
9. Piggy has turned up at class being pissed out of his head on several occasions.
10. The 'BORING' incident with Kelly.
11. Robinson and Hazel fighting over possession of the Bibles..I like to call this episode 'Bible Wars'.
12. We have Mooney's 50 year old jumper.
13. Russell's red jumper!
14. The fact that Russell has never smiled once...ever.
15. Moloney's haircut in second year.
16. Moloney and the sandwitch incident.
17. Moloney and Foxy and the start of 'sexual harrassment'.
18. Flood and Hayes as the school 'Justice Squad'..or as Zack calls them: John squared.
19. A mole of cars....need I say anymore.
20. The lift in the school that nobody uses?
21. The library that nobody uses.
22. Our class and TY's recycling project with Kelly and Moloney.
23. My 108% in Chemistry Test.
24. Richie wrapping Keith in masking tape in Tech Drawing.
25. Cuddy calling me 'Damon', Keith 'Ralf' and Cockey 'Michael Schumacher'.
26. Buckley giving out to me and my hand writing.
27. Buckley blaming the whole class because Cockey forgot to get a book out of his locker.
28. Cockey's magical Formula 1 magazine that gets us a free class evertime there's a new issue.
29. Piggy talking way too fast and you're too afraid to ask him to repeat it.
30. Hastings having everyone except 4 people standing out at the wall for talking during class.
31. Simon roaring everytime the thunder went off.
32. Carey...going to the tower...Foxy and Michael O'Brien.
33. The Guidance general.
34. Mr. Canovan going into the female toilets.
35. More that one woman in the female toilets at the Chemistry lab....with only one cubicle..I believe we counted 4 at one time.
36. Painting in the new extension by Sykesy's brother that no one knows what the fuck it is!
37. The bag that was put inside the glass with the statue of Mary.
38. Sherlock nodding at everyone...even if he doesn't know you.
39. 50 year old pack of cards in the Staff Room.
40. Un-protected Radon in the Physics Lab...near me and Beaner's desk!!!!!!
41. The revamped gas that no one uses.
42. Phosphorus that doesn't work...except when it took Charlie's hair.
43. The X-mas trees from the last 3 years sitting in the Corral.
44. Priests clothes found beside the Tech Drawing room.
45. Gleeson's imported cars.
46. Walshy's office...seriously....its bigger than the classrooms...and it has a kitchen!
47. 50 year old desks in the labs.
48. The Tech Drawing projects that are (rumoured) to still be in Fleming's car.
49. Darcy's shoe extensions.
50. Kelly's french inspector joke.
51. Kelly's war story.
52. Sex Education class with Mr. Moon.
53. Maths in general.
54. The corner of Canovans/Hayes' could never look there..I don't know whats there.
55. Donal VS Keith during the X-mas exams.
56. Donal's jumper pulling.
57. Phone in the locker with Buckley.
58. Richie meeting Hastings up in Leisureplex.
59. Mc Gloughlin crying all the time.
60. Eddie falling asleep in class.
61. Buckley's white Michael Jackson glove.
62. Piggy whistling before coming into the a warning call....
63. Anto Flynn's keys...warning like Piggy.
64. Supervisors: Inspector Gadget, Gerry from Derry, Quiet Please, Ollie and Mick's Auntie.
65. The door to the GPA that jams and you smack your head off it!
66. Handle falling off the door in 5th year...trapped with Flood.
67. Daithi getting hit by a science book that was thrown across the room by Rob.
68. The locker Protests in 1st year.
69. Ob, Bolgie and Richie and the Fire alarm in 1st year.
70. The ammonia in Chemistry.
71. Kelleher's phrases: 'Annnnd back to yourself' or 'It's just not TANGEABLE'.
72. The School fire alarm going off when it pleases.
73. The TY 'Garden'. (note the inverted commas)
74. Globo in french.
75. Fleming: 'Hands OFF the vices'
76. Hastings' old hippie/chip van.
77. Flood actaully going mental.
78. Mc Gann and his mock results.
79. Bolgie telling Kelly to shut up...then the ink exploded in his face!
80. Kelly and the C.D. for the French moment ever!
81. Walshy's hair and contact lenses.
82. Walshy teaching us Geography, then stealing our copies.
83. Richie and Fagan throwing paper balls every morning.
84. Hazel's field of vision.
85. The Lotto and the Dressing Rooms.
86. Fat Hayes arm pits...I'll say no more.
87. Clarkey throwing the Fruit into 2.1's classroom..then breaking the clock.
88. Our paper airplane and elastic band fights.
89. Sitting on thumbtacs.
90. 'The Joy' with Cuddy.
91. Fleming's 'open book' exam.
92. Robinson's (open book) exams.
93. Andrei and Fitzer show.
94. F-F-P
95. Lenihan on 1st year: 'Is there a Mr Donal Scott in here'....everyday.
96. Darcy telling Keith and Pault to join the Spanish Communist Party.
97. Foy stuff written all over the desks.
98. McHugh blowing the fuse of the VERY new ticker timer just after he got it.
99. Fleming stealing MY answers and using them as his own!
100. 'TELLING' Charlie to change the Applied Maths test...which he did.
101. Fitzer talking about Masher, O'Toole and the Big Lebowski.
102. Mc Gann and Dowdall....had to be said!
103. Johnny Hayes as Vice Principal.
104. Toilets flooding in 1st year.
105. Lenihans car getting egged by the Assumption.
106. L. Flynn fell down the stairs and smacked his head off the table.
107. Moloney's car being pushed around the yard by 1st years.
108. Locking the radio in the room at the back of the Ty room during Kelly's class and blaring dance music.
109. Putting the duster on top of the blackboard during Ms. Nagle's class.
110. Flood and the probability of gettin head.
111. Canovan tripping over the chair....then making it look like a dance.
112. Buckley nearly decapitating Dowdall with a hedge shears in the TY garden.
113. Hannify acting like the Grinch.

Do email me if you've anymore!

~The Damo

By Popular Demand....

I've been asked a lot about this recently, so I'm posting up the old quotes list from my MSN space. I'm also happy to email you the "Adventures of...." stories, I'm not going to post them up here!

Some of these might be from college:

Donal and Hazel
D: How's it goin sir? H: Jesus Donal, you must have lost a pound in weight! D: Thanks very much....*quick getaway*

I hear a lot of talking from the back; maybe if I stand here (moving closer to them) you'll feel mildly threatened.

James Sullivan-Chemistry
Now phosphorus on a match, you could eat it, it wouldn't taste nice, but arsenic, that would kill you!

I don't mean to sound like a nerd or a geek but eh..."Il mort en fonctionnaire"...

Of course during WW2 in England, people used to work 9 hours, they changed that to 10 hours a day...lesson: quality over quantity!

Eh...they used to force feed birds in was quite brutal actually...

Who's your i-doll?

You are a 'Ryan Tubridy', do you know what that means gentlemen......'You are a prick!'

You're on the beach gentlemen, in the soft sand....the tide is coming in and you're stuck know what that means...the Leaving Cert gentlemen!

(Talking to Keith and Paul) Eh would you look at this...not even paying attention!!!!!!!

Eddie O'Brien
(During the mocks) Now're not allowed leave early....but if you can give me your paper and try to sneak out!

(He always refers to people as 'Master', so I would be "Master Kelly" for example) However, he didn't realise what he was sayin when there was a guy in the class whose name was 'Bates'....Master-Bates

McHugh blow hot and cold!

Gregory...your parents or parent must dress you in the morning!

Behan...what are you and Brennan hanging around with that pack of retards for?

Piggy (to Robert Griffin whilst he's wearing a hoodie)
What are you doin', minding E.T.'s bicycle are you!

Yes... it's okay to have good crack so long as you take it in small doses!

Mc Carthy (anytime he doesn't know the answer)
Ahhh...I forget.....

A. Flynn
Mc Carthy, you are a gobshitsaurus-rex!

Mooney (to OB)
You're a king-sized pain in the bollocks!

Mooney (in relation to the word 'An Uaimh)
Look, it's either 'Navan' or a cave.....

It's a pity for you Mr. Kennedy that slave labour wasn't re-introduced!

Andre honey, we are not doing that question till after the mid-term....capiche!!!

Beautiful miscellaneous exercise.....

In relation to anal....Look lads, the anus was not made to receive a penis and that's that!

Moon (in relation to oral sex)
(Just after mentioning Blowjobs), by the way lads, as a technicality, you don't blow at all!

Moon (who is our R.E. teacher but is really our Sex.Ed Teacher)
(In relation to watching porn): Ok, scene 1 might be just a 1 on 1 situation. Then for scene 2 another guy might come in. And finally for act 3, the finale, a big gangbang!

Alan Stalin

Fleming (being sarcastic)
Do you want some tea and crumpets?

Fleming (after someone failed to produce homework)
What were ye doin', were ye watchin' SABRINA were ye!

Mc Hugh (whilst pulling on a perspex rod)
You can see I'm very good at this gentlemen...

Doyle! You're gettin a report for having no homework. Wait, I'll give you another report for pretending you had your work done.Where's your tie?.that's another report, where's your eraser?...thats another report! You know what Doyle....
I'm goin to give you 6 reports....just so I can get you suspended!

(Just after I give an answer)....Hmmm...That's a very interesting hypothesis Damien...let's digest the question....

I gotta tell you guys, I've worked with evil bastards in my life.....I mean really evil BASTARDS!

Sorry, your name beside Robert is......(the fuckin' dumb bitch)

Hawk Eyed Hazel
Her name was 'Fanny Kemble'. (Class Laughs) I'm serious, her name was 'Fanny'

Mc Hugh
I have two hopes in this class...(looks at Gerry)...well, maybe two and a half...

Andre honey, I don't want to see your lips flappin'!

Don't call me Sir!

David Kennedy where's your homework? (Daithi looks down) OUT! OUT! OUT!

Mc Hugh and Mc Carthy are like flies attracted to cow's shit!

Mc Hugh (On Foy's 18th Birthday)
What age is he.....SIX!

Mc Hugh
You make the balls Behan, and Zack throws them....

Fleming've got points 'X' and 'Y' and you moved out a distance 'W' to position 'Z', therefore you're incorrect by 'A Factor of K'!!!!

A Flynn (to Flood)
It appears we have an element of the 'gobshite factor' in this class Mr. Flood.

A Flynn
Mr Mc Gann, if it was raining soup, you'd be the one handing out the forks!


Kelly (Trying to be funny)
Eh..this french inspector went into a class and he said: 'C'est la vie', and the whole class said: 'La Vie'

You want to do higher level Irish do you? Well you've a queer way of showin' it.

This isn't a socialising club...this is Study!

Carey're goin' to the tower!...Fine have it your way James...I'm writing a letter to your 'year-head'!

Look at you there Mr. Fox.....vegetating like a cabbage!

What's the probability of gettin' head? (Class laughs) What's so funny, it's one minus the probability of not gettin' head at all!

Of course the T.G.V. is the fastest train in the world. (Then I said) Sir, are Japanese bullet trains not faster? (Back to Kelly) Eh, NO!, The T.G.V. is the fastest!

David Kennedy, whats your image of God? A man in a cloud. Do you know what...that's really SAD!

You want it rough, I'll give it to ye rough!

What happened to Ms. Robinson lads...was she captured by the Iraqi's?

Dont miss the "Moments of Drimnagh Castle" above!

~The Damo