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Best of the worst #6:Matthews coaches Passengers

matthewsbusI dont often use Matthews coaches as i prefer the train but since that accident with the bridge and the fact that trains between dundalk and dublin are not working there was no choice other than to take matthews coaches to dublin to get to “the Pixies” concert on thursday night.

It didnt help that having ordered a taxi from 1.30 took almost 25 mins to arrive which wasnt great as we were trying to catch the 2 o’ clock bus. But by some miracle the taxi driver managed to get us there with about 1 minute to spare outside the DKIT.

Anyways while on the bus i decided that i would give “The Pixies” a listen as i never heard them before and had the “Doolittle” album on my i-pod which they were going to be playing later in in the Olympia. A nice confortable journey was interupted about 10 mins near the end when the lady in front of me complained that i had my I-pod too loud. Now it wasnt that she gave out to me, there are signs up on the bus saying to be considerate to other passengers but rather the way she growled at me. I said to her;
“I didnt think it was that loud…” and turned it down.

Anways this sort of thing is common on Matthews buses from what i hear so youve been warned:p

Best of The Worst 5: PC World Dundalk – Are Shit

img_pcworldLet me just say that ive read the experiences of other people about PC World and they aint good.

Ive Never Been in PC World Dundalk since the same shithead who sold me a
Power Supply Refused to refund or replace it when it fucked up on me and
this was the bloke who recommended it. I lost the receipt but the same
guy who sold it to me was saying “he couldnt remember” me buying it
from him. That was 2 years ago and ill never set foot in their shit
dundalk store again.

Ive seen the whole “chaos at the till” as well usually theres nobody
on the till and you stand there looking round like a “twat” waiting for
someone to come at let you leave the shithole shop. Normally you have
to beg or ask to be let out with the stuff you need.

Apologies for the language but i really hate PCWorld.


This post is about a year old but i thought id add to the Best of the Worst List.

Best of the Worst #4: Eircom – Blocking Access to the Pirate Bay

eircomI just went to visit the pirate bay website and found a message from eircom telling me that they are blocking access the pirate bay as of july.This is the first time i heard of this so i was a little surprised.



On the 24 July 2009, an Order was made by the High Court requiring eircom to block or otherwise disable access by its subscribers to the website thePirateBay.org, its related domain names, IP addresses and URLs. The Court was satisfied that on the basis of the evidence presented by the record companies that the PirateBay website is a website that facilitates the exchange of copyrighted sound recordings without the consent of the copyright owners.eircom recognises the legitimate rights of the owners of copyrighted material and believes that individuals who share or download copyrighted material without the authorisation or the permission of the copyright owner are acting illegally.

The Order further provides that should the PirateBay website content be legitimatised in the future, then eircom has liberty to apply to the Court to have the Order vacated and access to the PirateBay website enabled.

eircom in compliance with the Order has agreed that access to the website the PirateBay.org, its related domain names, IP addresses and URLs from the eircom network will be blocked indefinitely from the 1st September 2009.

eircom would like to reassure customers that:

  • eircom will not monitor customer’s activities at any stage, nor will it place any monitoring equipment or software on its network in order to facilitate this block.

Of course there are ways around it and one of them i found from mulley.net which also mentions that other ISP’s in ireland are not as yet going to be restricting access to the torrent bay.

There are a few ways around it by using a proxy or you can use a website such as;


Taken from mulley.net

“Excerpt from UPC press release:

UPC can confirm it has received a request from solicitors acting on behalf of the Irish divisions of EMI, Warner, Universal and Sony music companies that UPC blocks access to the Pirate Bay website.

This request is separate to ongoing court proceedings between these same companies and UPC with respect to their demand that UPC take certain actions in relation to subscribers allegedly involved in illegal music downloads.

This latest request is apparently further to an unopposed court action between these companies and eircom whereby eircom was ordered to block access to Pirate Bay as of September 1, 2009.

UPC has informed the rightsholders that there is no basis under Irish law requiring an ISP to block access to certain websites and that it will not agree to a request that goes beyond what is currently provided for under Irish law.

See Adrian Weckler’s blog for more details. Eircom have confirmed it to him.”

A quick google got me news that this was announced back in February this year;

Is this the start of eircom stopping people from accessing the internet? It seems that this whole idea is the brainchild of the music industry who seem to have eircom “by the balls”.

Best of the Worst 3:The “Life” Doctor

lifedoctorThere are many people in this world and there are people like the “Dundalk Demorats Life Doctor” AKA Gary Mc Laughlin. Firstly how this idiot calls himself a “Life Doctor” is beyond me, this complete asshat has no place giving advice to anyone.

If you were to read the utter shite this gobshit tells people its laughable. In fact i have pissed myself laughing at the replies to people contacting him with a problem looking for some help or advice, what he serves in reply is nothing but insults and put downs. Take this example where someone contacts him looking for advice;

I want to follow my dreams of becoming a singer

Dear Gary, first of all, this isn’t just a question. I feel no one understands my feelings or who I am.

I want to be someone that I know can follow my dreams. I’m probably not the first to write in for this. How crazy do I sound?

Sorry but I want to be somebody. How do I get somewhere? How do you follow your dreams? I need to sing and I want to be big
I just need to let everyone know because I’m sure I can do it. My mother reckons I cannot sing at the moment and tells me to

keep it to myself, but I am determined to prove her wrong and show that I can do it. What advice can you give me? Should I cut

her out of my life and follow my dreams?
Katie, 24

Dear Katie, unfortunately for you, I am sad to have to be the one who tells you this, but you are a nobody right now and

chances are, you will probably stay that way unless you cop on.

Writing into my problem page will not make you a somebody either. I mean, God help your mother for having to put up with you.

I read your letter which took me two minutes and already I’m fed up of you.

You have a dream of becoming a singer but the one stumbling block is that you’re a crap singer. Hmmm, bit of a stumbling block

do you not think?

You don’t need to sing in front of Simon Cowell in order for him to tell you that you are a pathetic singer.

Save the flightfare etc, as I will tell you for free. Your rubbish and you have more chance of getting a recording contract

than I of getting my own TV show like my mentor Dr Phil.

So let’s go over your points Katie, you feel no one understands your feelings or who you are. Of course they don’t because

most people are not psychos and demented people like yourself.
You want to be somebody.

That’s great and dreams are a brilliant thing to have. I am all for them and encourage people to have them but it is just a

pity that your dream is rubbish and will never come to fruition.

So move on and think of something different and quit wrecking your mother’s head, and mine for that matter.

As for cutting your mother out of your life. You would not be doing yourself a favour, but you would be doing your mother a

favour as it would finally give her some peace and quiet.

My advice is to reach for that rainbow Katie but in future, if you need any more career advice, please do not email me because

to be honest, I don’t like wasting my time answering to idiots.

Best of the Worst #2: Dominos Pizza – Food Poisioning

n6657899956_3260Firstly i want to say that Dominos Pizzas are superb. Ive been ordering their Pizza’s for a few months until about a month ago now. I usually get the same order which as 2 portions of garlic bread. Their garlic bread is very tasty just like the pizzas, however the last two orders i made left me with stomach cramps and on the toilet for at least 40 mins.

The first time i put it down to something else i ate however i had not eaten anything other than the Domino’s pizza i had ordered that day. Anyway to cut a long story short i ordered again two weeks later and ate the garlic bread first this time and i had the same symptoms i.e stomach cramps and diarrhea.  Since then ive not ordered from Domino’s and wont be anymore. There is something wrong with their food which i think is the Garlic Bread which is a shame really as its nice Pizza but i don’t want or should have to spend 40 mins in the toilet for eating there food.

Best of the Worst #1: Donald Moore

A few years ago i was reading a local paper thats free around town or maybe it was the sun, im not sure but an advert left me stunned, shocked and in stiches laughing. You see this advert was about a man called “Donald Moore”. Now if the photo doesnt scare yeah what he claims to do will shock you. This guy calls himself a “Miracle Healer” in the same fashion to Jesus i imagine. According to his advert Donald Moore can cure every disease,problem and condition known to man except A.I.D.s. Now why he stopped at Aids i dont know but he can even cure your Pet from any problems they have, According to his website he charges a whopping 300 euro for one hour session. A small price to pay for a man that cure anything but Aids.

Have a read at the advert for this guy and see if he can cure you!
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