St Patrick's Day is coming up week after next.
NYC Pub Owner Bans `Danny Boy' in month of March-
NEW YORK (AP) - It's depressing, it's not usually sung in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, and its lyrics were written by an Englishman who never set foot on Irish soil.I've linked to the following once before but it hasn't become any less funny in the interim. Let's try something new here at Campbell blogspot and see if I can embed the video.
Those are only some of the reasons why a Manhattan pub owner is banning the song "Danny Boy" for the entire month of March.
"It's overplayed, it's been ranked among the 25 most depressing songs of all time and it's more appropriate for a funeral than for a St. Patrick's Day celebration," said Shaun Clancy, who owns Foley's Pub and Restaurant, across the street from the Empire State Building.
(AP link thanks to Bob Morales)
Wee hayley campbell, sent this one:
Actor's manhood is airbrushed out
The Royal Opera House has said it will stop using a promotional poster after an actor complained it had airbrushed out his manhood. Juan Pablo Di Pace, 28, was cast in the crowd scenes of Verdi's mid-19th Century opera Rigoletto in 2001. His naked image was used on posters to advertise later Rigoletto productions - even though he was not in them. The Royal Opera House said it will stop using the image after the actor "expressed his discontent".What most amused the wee lass is the older story linked in the sidebar: "Opera saved by member of audience."
this one too:
An anonymous blogger is posting each day's Garfield with the titular animal removed from all panels.
garfield minus garfield
"Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor (sic) disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness (sic) in a quiet American suburb."