Drunk History

This is brilliant: get someone locked and get them to talk about something historical, interlace with reenactments with real actors. Unfortunately most of them are American history, but here’s a fab one about Tesla with Crispin Glover:

Zuckerberg the Douche

I’m sure I’ve called Mark Zuckerberg a scumbag here before, usually because of his total disregard for privacy. This is the other reason.

I don’t feel all that sorry for the guys at Harvard that were done over, their handling of it must be a constant embarassment to the college with one of the most respected business schools in the world.

I don’t agree with the opinion that that’s “just how America works” though, and it certainly doesn’t stop Zuckerberg’s behaviour being that of a total doucehbag. I don’t doubt for a second that he’s still running the website and the business the exact same way today.

Sir Henry’s – 120bpm

Finally got around to watching all of this. I only got the tail end of Henry’s, caught a few sweats before they faded out but I ended up spending most of my time in Freakscene. It amazing even then though, I just can’t imagine what it must have been like at it’s peak.

Cork County Council Crest

The Cork City Council crest is an excellent example of simple, representative design, but the County Council one is much more interesting. Well, for nerds anyway. Here’s the logo:

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And here’s your anecdote for the pub:

TeachNet: In May 1899 Mr. Robert Day was appointed by the Council to select the most appropriate design for the seal of Cork County Council from 65 submissions. The winning entry was from Guy and Company Ltd., Cork, and is described as follows:

“The design contains within the trefoil shape the shields of four ancient boroughs corporate, Youghal, Kinsale, Bandon and Cork, the latter occupying the central position as the chief city of the province, and which gives its name to the county. In the angles of the trefoil are placed the shields of three of the less important towns within the jurisdiction of the County Council. The whole enclosed in circular form, the upper part bearing the title and at the bottom the year of institution. The raised outer rim is composed of a running border of shamrocks. Celtic ornament is introduced into the sunk trefoil shape.”

The three towns not mentioned are Castlemartyr, Charleville and Midleton, all of which had been boroughs corporate prior to the Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Act, 1840. Clonakilty had also been a chartered borough but surprisingly never had a shield or coat of arms and this perhaps explains its omission from the shield.

1911 Census Online

Including scans of the original documents, in case you didn’t hear.

The household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage. Read more about their digitisation.

All thirty-two counties for 1911 are now available on this site . We have decided to make the material immediately available, in the knowledge that the vast majority of our users will be able to find what they want. Corrections and improvements will be ongoing, and we are very grateful to all users who have submitted corrections to us.

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