Funny Old World

John McCullagh June 27, 2009

It is little wonder that the baby in the photo below is so goggle-eyed!  Is he thinking – ‘wow!  I’d like to bury my head in those!’   Well, not really.  The mystery is solved in the second photo.

John McCullagh January 24, 2008

Two rookie robbers in Chicago USA were today languishing in prison after perhaps the most foolish escapade of their young lives. Perhaps we ought to relive a little of their trauma with them.

John McCullagh November 6, 2007

A little-known law which prohibits people dying while in the Houses of Parliament has been voted the UK‘s most ludicrous piece of legislation.  The punishment for offenders was not included in the statute books.

John McCullagh May 23, 2007

One day while he was at the track betting on the ponies and nearly losing his shirt, Mitch noticed a priest who stepped out onto the track and blessed the forehead of one of the  horses lining up for the fourth race.  Mitch was a Protestant but he knew the difference between religion and business.

John McCullagh April 21, 2007

‘He was very well dressed – in a pin-striped charcoal grey suit, with white shirt and stylish tie and he carried a smart, modern suitcase. It was easy to believe ….

John McCullagh January 20, 2007

Eventually in the second half of the nineteenth century the ill-fated Goraghwood to Armagh railway extension was completed. Local papers record that the navvies working on this section were a constant source of trouble in the district.

John McCullagh January 16, 2007

In view of recent ‘political and security developments’ we sent our roving reporter to the Ardmore Fortress on the Downshire Road, in search of an interview with a real, live, local PSNI man (or woman).