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Super Bowl Ads – The Price of 30 Seconds of Fame

In a more unorthodox preview to this weekend’s Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, I have taken a look at the hype associated with the much anticipated advertisements that can for many bring as much excitement as the game itself. Long known as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012 drew an incredible global audience of 111 million viewers, and there is an even larger audience expected for this year’s game. While this almost incomprehensible viewership figure may seem like the perfect platform for advertisers and marketing executives to sell their

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One to watch: Little Green Cars

An Irish band to watch out for in 2013 is Little Green Cars. The band is made up of five immensely talented people, Stevie Appleby (vocals and guitar), Adam O’Regan (vocals and lead guitar) Donagh Seaver O’Leary (bass guitar), Dylan Lynch (drums) and Faye O’Rourke (vocals and guitar) Their sound ranges from early REM to Woody Guthrie and they have been described as an Irish country-rock band. Interesting I know, but it works! They are doing so well they have been signed by both Island Records in the UK and the US based independent label Glassnote Records, who have also

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Biggest Irish Celebrities on Twitter

Last year I wrote a blog post about the biggest Irish sports stars on Twitter so I felt it was about time a list of the biggest Irish celebrities on Twitter was compiled.  From (ex)boyband members to stand up comedians it is quite a mix. Some have their large amount of followers thanks to the quality and humour of their tweets, others, well…. So here they are, with Mullingar’s second favourite singer, leading the way with a hugely impressive number of followers. Will Mr Horan be the most popular Irishman on Twitter for ever….scary thought! Niall Horan 9,106,650 9,106,650 female teenage

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2013 Golden Globes- Best and Worst Dressed

It is always around this time of year that people with any interest in fashion become the biggest critics. This year, like every other, there has been an array of both breathtaking and abominable gowns displayed by the biggest names in Hollywood and I, along with many others, have been waiting anxiously to let our views be known! Fashion flops #1 The award for worst dressed goes without hesitation to Sarah Michelle Gellar.  Her Monique Lhuillier gown, that I can only describe as a tie die cloud, was supposedly chosen by her daughter. As sweet and all as it is

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Video of the Day: Cheesy or Fantastic?

Many of us have seen the video of McFly’s Tom Fletcher making his wedding speech. In fact over 5 million of us have seen it so far. His speech hasn’t been a huge viral hit because it was your average speech or even because it was given by a B list celebrity. It became so popular because it was original. I can only imagine that the majority of those viewers on YouTube are woman either A)fantasising that their future husband will come up with something similar or B) momentarily hating their husband for not coming up with something equally as

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It’s That Time of Year Again-Oscar Nominations

After much anticipation the nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards were announced today by Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane. There weren’t many surprises in the line up with “Lincoln” receiving 12 nominations, making it the movie with the highest number of Academy Award nominations this year, including best director for Stephen Spielberg and best picture. Following in close second is Life of Pi with 11 nominations. “Les Miserables” and “Silver Linings Playbook” are joint third with eight nominations, battling it out in numerous categories like best supporting actress and best actor. The full coverage will be aired on the

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Drinkaware.ie Making Full Sense in their Campaigns

I am one of the thousands of Irish people that has given up drink for January, along with a good few other New Year’s resolutions! The latest drinkaware.ie campaign came to my attention today and, like all a lot of their previous campaigns, it makes perfect sense to me. The website that supplies information to Irish consumers on the responsible consumption of alcohol is not encouraging people to drop drink for January. It is encouraging people to drink in moderation so instead of abstaining for the first month of the year and then bingeing for the next 11 they are

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What we Googled in 2012

Every year Google’s Zeitgeist of the world’s most searched topics reveals what the we were interested in and wanted to know more about. So what about the Irish? The top trending searches are pretty much the topics and news stories you would expect with a combination of sports (Euro 2012, Olympics and Katie Taylor) and news stories (Household charge, Jill Meagher and Kate Midleton). It is the the other searches that reveal a little more. Clearly the Irish are an amorous bunch, or at least want to learn how to be. Love is top of the ‘What is..?’ searches while in the

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Ghost in the Elevator! Hilarious or Scary?

What would you do if while you were riding an elevator, the lights flickered off and when they came back on, there was a strange, ghostly little girl clutching a baby doll staring at you and screaming at the top of her lungs? In this clip called “Ghost in the Elevator,” you can see the reactions of some unsuspecting people. I must say the reactions are priceless. Several people attempt to not look at her or just ignore the girl, perhaps hoping she’ll disappear. Others visibly recoil and make their way toward the far corners away from the little girl.

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I love LOVE HATE

Last year I randomly came upon RTE’s Love Hate at the beginning of the season and became enthralled with the series. Instead of living with a dreaded fear of Sunday evenings I would really look forward to them and capping off the weekend with Nidge and co. So…. I waited very impatiently for season three to begin this year and now, two episodes in, there are elements of the series that I still love but there are now elements I unfortunately hate. Episode one produced some of the most horrific scenes I have seen on TV (its fair to say

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