Tag Archives: Ireland

The “Irish Slaves” Meme

A questionable 2008 article has turned into an internet meme that puts forward the idea that Irish people were used as slaves in the Caribbean – But is that really the case?

For more information see the work of Liam Hogan whose work was instrumental in this videos production and from whom many of the screen-caps used in this video were sourced.

A Short History of St. Patrick’s Day

He wasn’t Irish, he didn’t chase any snakes and Green isn’t even the first color associated with him! So who was St Patrick?

Thanks to Jill Bearup (Sursum Ursa) of Stuff You Like for making a special appearance in this video.

The Insert Witty Name Show Ep 10 – ‘Troyal’

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As Ireland is gripped by sadness over the apparent cancellation of Garth Brook’s five Dublin gigs – Patrick and Alan discuss the entity known as Troyal Garth Brooks and the man whose body he he has been in inhabiting – Chris Gaines. Gaines was the son Australian-American son of an Australian Swimming Coach and a former Olympic Swimmer. He released his Greatest Hits in 1999 before Brooks once again consumed him.

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The Insert Witty Name Show Ep. 8 ‘The Unemployed Geographer’

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This week we look a  Ireland’s favorite 25 year old Turkey. He’s presented television, he’s released albums and he’s performed at the 2008 Eurovision song contest. We talk about the musical output of one Dustin The Turkey.

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