Friday, November 28, 2008

i saw this statue

and thought i could come up with a witty caption... but i can't. my mind is blank. anyone?

Monday, November 17, 2008

i saw this plea

'cute'. that's all i thought. i prefer puppies. had it said 'puppies', i would've opened the door.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

i saw this pumpkin

it reminded me of halloween. i don't know why halloween is celebrated. no one really knows. no one cares either, as long as they can buy things. everything is orange and scary. in the future halloween will be a celebration of the orange people. you know, the ones with almost-pumpkin-coloured faces. fake bake will sponsor it. scary!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

i saw this photo of poverty (a blog action day special)

today is blog action day and the theme is poverty. i'm not going to lecture you about poverty because, in my opinion, people either care or they don't. instead, i'm going to share with a photo that has had a big impact on me. i hope that it makes you think too.


this pulitzer prize winning photo is one of the most shocking photos i have ever seen.
the picture was taken during the 1994 sudan famine and shows a starving child crawling towards a united nations food camp, located a kilometre away. the vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat him. no one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer kevin carter who left the place as soon as the photo was taken. three months later carter committed suicide. (information from worldfamousphotos.com)


that is all. now think, people, think.



Wednesday, October 1, 2008

i saw this famine statue

it's a sad statue. but look at the sky. the sky's so happy! the sky's so blue! i've never seen the sky so calm!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

i saw this mohican

on an anarchist once. (power to the people!)
the clonycavan man had a mohican. mohicans are high maintenance. it takes at least half an hour of backcombing, twisting, gelling and spraying. some people use toothpaste, shoe polish, glue or egg whites. why would you do that to yourself? it's a bit like a perm. or a mullet. not to mention the mo-hullet. not cool.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

i saw this graffiti

i don't think it's art. or is it? maybe what makes it art is the fact that it's not art? people think it's vandalism, but, actually, it's just cool art that only cool people get? the correct singular of graffiti is graffito. but only really cool people know that.

Monday, September 15, 2008

i saw this t-shirt

i thought it's cool. i like funky t-shirts. then i tried to figure out what it actually means. i couldn't. no one can (i googled it). now i think it's just another dumb t-shirt.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

i saw this empty pub

earlier today. everyone went home after lunch to prepare for the end of the world tomorrow.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

i saw this fax machine

for sale at the bernard shaw carboot sale once. faxing is fun. you scribble something on a piece of paper, put it in a fax machine and send it to the other side of the world. much nicer than emails, when you think about it. i can't wait until faxing is so old fashioned that it's cool.

Monday, August 25, 2008

i saw this door

i tried to open it but it was locked. weird. maybe it's because it was a sunday? i mean, it says 'open the door'.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

i saw this shooting gallery

in temple bar, on east essex street. it is where junkies shoot up. people can watch them through the small windows. sometimes a junkie overdoses and dies and an ambulance arrives and the people watching say 'oh my god' and shake their heads. then they go to starbucks.

junkies are scary. they mug people when they need money. i'm scared that one day they will need my money. but it's no one else's problem, really, i can just take a taxi.

Friday, August 15, 2008

i saw this ice cream van

and realised that the best thing about summer in ireland is that you never have to queue for an ice cream. if you ever feel like having an ice cream, that is.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

i saw this cow


at a farmers' market once. mooooooo. farting cows cause more than a third of ireland's greenhouse gas emissions. the easiest way to save the environment, therefore, is getting rid of cows.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

i saw this orange bike


in temple bar the other weekend. why would you paint your bike orange? orange is such a strange colour. it reminds me of easyjet. it's a cheap colour.

in dublin, it is fashionable for girls to paint their bodies orange. often streaky orange. i like to think of them as a new race: the orange people.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

i saw this jesus

outside a church in portobello. it made me wonder, why does jesus always look so miserable? like he's really really sad. why? i don't think i've ever seen him smile in my whole life. depressing.

Friday, August 1, 2008

i saw these skater boys


at the kings of concrete last weekend. they all were pretty impressive on the ramp. i loved the little one.


i wonder, why were there no skater girls?

Thursday, July 31, 2008

i saw these graffiti artists




at the kings of concrete last weekend. all the artists were very talented. i hope we can see more of their work around town.

Friday, July 25, 2008

i saw this apostrophe

in pizzas. what the heck is an apostrophe doing in pizzas? and if they thought it's pizza's then why didn't they think it would be burger's and salad's? i don't get it.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

i saw this neon sign

in temple bar once. i like neon lights. especially at night time. i don't think there are enough neon signs around these days. particularly the flashing kind.

Friday, July 18, 2008

I saw this sticker

on a wall near the bernard shaw. i like the mysteriousness of it. it made me ask who are you? do I know you? are you that woman from superquinn? are you happy?

Monday, July 14, 2008

i saw these sun loungers

at the urban beach on sunday. i wonder who the genius was who decided that this would be a good way to spend public money. i think the whole thing is depressing. everyone knows the weather is shocking, there's no need to rub it in. and if the weather actually was good, why would anyone choose to go to a sandpit in ifsc when there are plenty of beaches in dublin?

Friday, July 11, 2008

I saw all these cool things


at the toejam carboot sale at the bernard shaw last weekend. i thought it was the coolest ever carboot sale. i liked the graffiti on the walls too.

i saw lots of cool shoes. and a mickey mouse bag.

and lots of funky people. i like taking pictures of people with their heads missing at the moment. i think it makes the pictures more interesting. it's probably completely wrong and bad photography, but i like it. it leaves more room for imagination.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

i saw this swedish guy

for hire at the toejam carboot sale last weekend. i took several pictures of him. for some reason i like this one best, eventhough his face is cut off. i saw lots of interesting stuff at the carboot sale. lots of super-cool people and colourful stuff. definitely the funnest and coolest thing i've seen happen in dublin on a saturday afternoon. most of my pictures didn't turn out that great, unfortunately. i might post one or two more later.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

i saw these red doors


in portobello yesterday. i like the way you can see from the picture that it was sunny. it looks like it's really warm. makes me think of spain.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

i saw this derelict cinema


in rathmines the other day. i wish i'd taken the photo from another angle to avoid the lamp post. but i quite like it as it is. i googled stella and found some interesting information. it was opened in 1923. the boomtown rats played there in the seventies. so did elvis costello. by the time the cinema closed in 2004, it had become very run down. the seats were hard and dirty. the toilets were unusable. there were cobwebs everywhere. the curtains were black with dirt. the floor was sticky. there is a rumour that someone once was bitten by a rat there. the place was so bad that it became cool. i wish they'd re-open.

Monday, June 30, 2008

i saw this sign



in rathmines. i like signs. i think this one has been up for some time; possibly since the eighties. i hope imelda's scissors aren't as rusty as the sign.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

i saw this accordion player



in temple bar yesterday. it was a cold and rainy day. people walked past in a hurry. everyone looked miserable. he's been playing his accordion in the same spot for many years. he wishes he was on a small greek island. he could play in his old friend's tavern. people would sing and dance. he would be known across the island as a great accordionist. his music would make people happy. he would be happy. everyone would know his name. his fingers would never get cold...




when i turned around, i saw this woman across the street. she is the accordionist's wife. they got married in his old friend's tavern a long time ago. she, too, wishes she was back on the sunny island. she could work at her brother's restaurant. most customers would want to eat outside in the sun. some would prefer the shade, especially at lunch time. she would laugh and joke with the customers. everyone would be smiling. she would be happy. everyone would know her name. she would never be cold...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

i saw this oyster stall



at the temple bar food market. i don't understand how people can eat oysters. some people love them. some people think they are posh. in think they taste of sea water.

Friday, June 27, 2008

i saw this message from maser


and i instantly fell in love with him. i became a maser fan on facebook. i subscribed to his blog. he makes me smile.

i saw this phonebox


i always wonder who still uses public phones? why would someone use a phonebox? do they still work with coins or do you have to use your credit card?

i saw this red scooter


i saw this red scooter outside rathmines library. i think it's cool. i had a scooter in thailand and i wish i had one now. most of the time it's too cold or rainy for scootering.