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#Humour

From TheJournal.ie 'An attempt at humour': Leo has 'no regrets' over tweet to Brexit supporter Twitter Spat

'An attempt at humour': Leo has 'no regrets' over tweet to Brexit supporter

A spokesperson for the Taoiseach says he rarely does British media interviews as his points get skewed.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke Humanity

'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke

The comedian came under fire after a recently bereaved couple walked out of his show.

From TheJournal.ie Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend' Read Me

Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend'

Comedians are at the forefront of a battle against an assault on free speech, writes Seán Connolly.

What to watch on TV today: Not The RTÉ Guide Christmas special

Settle in for a day of great telly.

From TheJournal.ie This is how Facebook plans to make Messenger the focal point of your phone So Chatty

This is how Facebook plans to make Messenger the focal point of your phone

You’re going to hear a lot more about chatbots over the next few months.

From The42 Video: Messi 'watching' the trailer for Ronaldo's movie is brilliant Humour

Video: Messi 'watching' the trailer for Ronaldo's movie is brilliant

Take two minutes out of your day to give this a watch.

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft is teaching a robot to have a sense of humour Ladies And Germs

Microsoft is teaching a robot to have a sense of humour

It’s to help The New Yorker sift through entries for its caption competition, but there’s a bigger reason behind it.

From TheJournal.ie Moments in time: the making of modern Ireland* History Redux

Moments in time: the making of modern Ireland*

From Stone Age hipsters to Irish Potato. *Not all of it worked out well for us.

The 11 most popular DailyEdge.ie lists of 2014

Yes, a list of lists. *head explodes*

11 Waterford Whispers headlines that sum up the year 2014

Kim Kardashian Becomes Wedged In Ailwee Caves, and other classics from 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Life on the dole - a dark and humorous diary Social Welfare

Life on the dole - a dark and humorous diary

Tobias Kirkner arrived back to Ireland and thought it would be easy to ‘get on the dole’… he was wrong.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Laughing our way to good male health – why we need humour in healing Men's Health Week

Opinion: Laughing our way to good male health – why we need humour in healing

Men take fewer preventive health measures and are less willing to seek medical help than women, but a little laughter goes a long way – even when getting a serious message across.

From TheJournal.ie The science-backed reason you should watch stand-up comedy before a meeting All The Lols

The science-backed reason you should watch stand-up comedy before a meeting

Nope, it’s not a waste of your time, it’s training you to be more cognitively flexible (tell your boss!).

From TheJournal.ie Petition set up demanding RTÉ scrap 'The Centre' over portrayal of transgender character Equality

Petition set up demanding RTÉ scrap 'The Centre' over portrayal of transgender character

The petition says the show encourages “abuse of transgender people”.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ receives 24 complaints over transgender character in new sitcom 'The Centre' Hot Water

RTÉ receives 24 complaints over transgender character in new sitcom 'The Centre'

The group TENI said the programme is a throwback to the dark ages of television and RTÉ should do better.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ban on all-male panel shows? Don't make me laugh. No Laughing Matter

Column: Ban on all-male panel shows? Don't make me laugh.

Quotas will never resolve the battle of the sexes. They’re regressive, counter-productive and a very short-sighted solution to gender representation, writes Lorraine Courtney.

This comes to pass, when a meme is born

The 60-year-old girl has taken over the internet overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What you didn’t know about the real Afghanistan Opinion

Column: What you didn’t know about the real Afghanistan

The stories you’ve heard about Afghanistan won’t prepare you for what the country is really like: its colour, culture, laughter and resilience is amazing, writes Maya Pastakia.

From TheJournal.ie No cure for the Dáil: The week's news skewed Not The News

No cure for the Dáil: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: No bankers to be hurt in the making of inquiry; is the Pope a Catholic?

From TheJournal.ie Banks to take us seriously... er, no: The week's news skewed Not The News

Banks to take us seriously... er, no: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Egypt despairs as Eamon Gilmore drafted in to heal divisions.

From TheJournal.ie Gangsters' dream of winning Rose of Tralee: The week's news skewed Not The News

Gangsters' dream of winning Rose of Tralee: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Belmullet gardai seek help tracing their own movements; Bradley Manning apologises to Ryanair.

Dublin's most high security creche and annoying radio presenters: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Support grows for a Fine Gael-Fianna Fail-Labour-Sinn Féin-everyone else coalition and Dubliners terrorised by buses roaming the city.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2013* Satire

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2013*

*The events of 2013 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2012* Satire

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2012*

*The events of 2012 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2011* Satire

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2011*

*The events of 2011 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2010* Satire

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2010*

*The events of 2010 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

Orgasms and MacGill: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: A groundshaking event at MacGill summer school, Paddy and Pat – the sequel; bankers defaulting on responsibility.

9 corporate Twitter accounts that aren't afraid of the craic

Two of them have even engaged in a rap battle. On Twitter. A Twattle, if you will.

PAC chairman hoping to replace Cmmdr Hadfield, bring wife and son: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Ireland wants to be ruled by the head of Gerry Adams and the clothed body of Rihanna.

The G8 loves it when you smile: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: We’ll swap you Ulster Bank for the M50, scaring off the sun.

The burning question*: Are Penguins chocolate bars or biscuits? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Are Penguins chocolate bars or biscuits?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Twitter tells us what Alan Shatter knows* Shatter Knows

Twitter tells us what Alan Shatter knows*

*kind of.

What would scented underwear for Irish men smell like?

We’ve had a think about this (sadly) and come up with a few options.

James Reilly, circuses: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: “I was delighted when I heard we were getting a new political party,” a man on a bus in Rialto said. “Then I heard there were TDs in it.”

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Kim Jong-Un clings on to his place in the Dáil Technical Group, pointing Phil Hogan at North Korea and Ireland nominated by troika for fantasy government awards.

From TheJournal.ie The best 404 error pages of any websites Error! Error!

The best 404 error pages of any websites

Most companies have boring 404 pages – but some use them to have a bit of fun.

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: SIPTU president wins Oscar; hopes rise of a politicians’ strike; Pope quits over Croke Park II; Lift chaos leads to primary care centre.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I have Asperger's and I like being "different" Read Me

Column: I have Asperger's and I like being "different"

Fionn Hamill is a young boy who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Here he explains why he loves the way he is and how he never wishes he was any different.

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Gerry’s teddy all the talk in toy town; today’s marginalised looking forward to a State apology in 2063; cé hé Micheál Martin?

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Obesity helping the recliner chair-smuggling business; rural drinking a lifeline for rural Garda stations; GAA jealous of soccer ball boy phenomenon.

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