Green Day


These guys are just great, i heard their single on MTV2 the other day and decided on getting the whole album called Green Day says:

You could argue that American Idiot is a suspect device–a punk concept album/rock opera primed to blow up in the faces of the ruling right-wing American classes but which could just as easily leave splattered egg on the faces of the insurrectionists

There is allot more good “tunes” here beside American Idiot, and i personally did not buy it for that single

Worth a Buy

New President


As the US presidential race has been hotting up in real life, the Radio Times has conducted a poll to see which US television character readers would like to see as US president.Around 2,000 people took part in the survey which decided that rather than having an incompetent in charge of the USA, they would like Homer Simpson to take the role. In second place came West Wing’s fictional president, Josiah Bartlett.

Homer’s manifesto in the Radio Times, written by The Simpsons scriptwriters ran: “I promise there will be fewer nuclear disasters with me as your mayor than with me as your nuclear safety inspector.”

The top ten in full:

1 – Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) (John says “hes got my vote”
2 – Josiah Bartlet (The West Wing)
3 – Dr Frasier Crane (Frasier)
4 – Sgt Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show)
5 – Gil Grissom (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
6 – Jack Bauer (24)
7 – Dr Cliff Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
8 – Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
9 – Tony Soprano (The Sopranos)
10 – Roseanne Conner (Roseanne)
VIA Digitalspy

Email from author David Staume


I had a very interesting mail from Mr. David Staume in relation to his book. The book “The Beginner’s Guide for the Recently Deceased: A Comprehensive Travel Guide to the Only Inevitable Destination“. In his e-mail, he thanked me for my post on his book, and has promised me a signed copy of it!

I am so excited, I must say. Thank you very much!

Origins of the surname Ryan


Today I looked up what is the history of the Name Ryan, here is what came up;

There are several different origins for the surname. In some cases it may be a shortened form of O’Ryan, which is an Anglicized adaptation of the Gaelic surname Ó Riain, meaning “descendant of Rian”. It can also be a shortened form of Mulryan or O’Mulryan, which are derived from the Gaelic Ó Maoilriain, meaning “descendant of the follower of Rian”.

The meaning of the Old Irish name Rian is unknown. Some sources have suggested that it is related to the Old Irish word rían, meaning “water” or “ocean”. Others have suggested that it is related to the Old Irish word rí, meaning “king”. Both of these etymologies have been discounted by scholars, however.

Popular sources typically suggest that Ryan means “little king” or “illustrious”.

There are also cases in which Ryan is an Americanized form of the German surname Rein.