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# Humour

    # Humour
    Snooker star Judd Trump sees the funny side as he plays joke on referee
    The 32-year-old distracted Ben Williams then moved a ball to pretend to give himself an easier shot – to the amusement of the Crucible crowd.
    # 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.
    # 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.
    Voices
    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.
    # pass the remote
    What to watch on TV today: Not The RTÉ Guide Christmas special
    Settle in for a day of great telly.
    # 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.
    # Humour
    Video: Messi 'watching' the trailer for Ronaldo's movie is brilliant
    Take two minutes out of your day to give this a watch.
    # 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.
    # 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.
    # listapalooza
    The 11 most popular DailyEdge.ie lists of 2014
    Yes, a list of lists. *head explodes*
    # Satire
    11 Waterford Whispers headlines that sum up the year 2014
    Kim Kardashian Becomes Wedged In Ailwee Caves, and other classics from 2014.
    # 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.
    Voices
    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.
    # 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!).
    # Equality
    Petition set up demanding RTÉ scrap 'The Centre' over portrayal of transgender character
    The petition says the show encourages “abuse of transgender people”.
    # 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.
    Voices
    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.
    # forever young
    This comes to pass, when a meme is born
    The 60-year-old girl has taken over the internet overnight.
    Voices
    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.
    # 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?
    # 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.
    # 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.
    # Not the News
    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.
    # 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.
    # 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.
    # 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.
    # 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.
    # Not the News
    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.
    # havin' the twaic
    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.
    # Not the News
    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.
    # Satire
    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.
    # Dilemma
    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)
    # shatter knows
    Twitter tells us what Alan Shatter knows*
    *kind of.
    # sniff sniff
    What would scented underwear for Irish men smell like?
    We’ve had a think about this (sadly) and come up with a few options.
    # Not the News
    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.”
    # Not the News
    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.
    # 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.
    # Not the News
    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.
    Voices
    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.
    # Not the News
    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?
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