Archive for October 27th, 2008

Oct 27 2008

The Apprentice Week 6

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Welcome to the live blog for week 6 of The Apprentice. For those of you who have been part of previous weeks blogs you know the drill, so let your fingers do the walking and give us your opinions as the show unfolds. For those of you who are new, here’s a recap of the last few weeks of The Apprentice Ireland.


Week 1 saw 14 hopefuls (7 women and 7 men) broken into two teams, Phoenix and Dynamo, led by Joanna Murphy and Mark O’Rourke respectively. They battled it out to see who could make a larger profit selling fresh fruit on Moore Street. The girls’ team, Phoenix, had a close win and after a very polite and friendly day, David Neary went quietly into the night.

Week 2 kept the two teams together to be run by Orla Power and Ronan Whitty. Once again, Phoenix won out in a task which saw both teams stage a launch party for a new EA game. Phoenix impressed EA execs enough and Dynamo’s Ronan was joined by Derek Ramsey and Mark O’Rourke in the boardroom. Bye bye Derek.

Week 3 mixed the teams up a bit. No longer is it men vs women. Avril Daly took leadership of Phoenix and Shane took over Dynamo. Running a 30th birthday party for Supermacs, Dynamo had their first win. Avril brought Stuart Butler and Ronan Whitty into the boardroom and Ronan went home.

Week 4 was run by Orla McAdam (Phoenix) and Brenda Shanahan (Dynamo) and they were tasked to design a “Personal Loan Card” for Blue Cube Loans, and sell the concept of the Card to three retailers. The team who most impressed was Dynamo again. Avril was back in the boardroom, along with Joanna Murphy and Orla McAdam. Avril was fired.

Week 5 was a controversial week. The live blog was sure that Stuart was going home, but in a surprise turn Bill Cullen sent Orla McAdam home because Stuart is “a fighter”. The task was to shoot and edit a 45 second TV commercial for “The Elysian” development in Cork City. Dynamo won (despite two very flawed ads from both teams) and Shane joined Orla and Stuart in the boardroom.


So…what’s to happen in Week 6? The teams will be going back to Bill Cullen’s roots – they’ll be selling cars. To join in, use the live blog below or click here to open it in a separate window. I’ll get things going around 8.45. See you then.

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Oct 27 2008

He Sings The Songs That Remind Him Of The Good Times

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DrinkWhoopsadaisy posted a post about her issues with the demon drink. She’s not in favour of going out and getting blottoed or drinking just to get hammered, a culture that is all to prevalent in Ireland today.

Now, I don’t quite agree with her viewpoint. I like alcohol. I like it a lot. I even like that our nation has a reputation for being drinkers. Of all the reputations we could have, I think it’s one of the nicer ones. We are the drunken poets of the world and I do take a certain pride in that.

That said, I have mentioned recently that I haven’t been feeling the best, so I have decided to combat this by trying to eat better, exercise (a bit) and cut down on my alcohol intake. I’m not giving it up. I don’t want to – I enjoy it too much. But being drunk on a school night or having six-packs more than three nights a week is possibly taking its toll. Moderation is key…I think.

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Oct 27 2008

The Wire Marathon

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The WireWe started watching The Wire a couple of weeks ago and were instantly hooked. Set in Baltimore, it is a police drama like no other. Unique in it’s realism, slow plot, attention to detail and focus on urban life and the problems associated with it, The Wire may be the greatest TV show ever made.

On Thursday Lottie picked up Season 4, the penultimate season and we finished that yesterday. So, naturally, I had no choice but to run down to Xtra-Vision to pick up the final season. With 10 episodes in total, we’re all set for a marathon Wire day. Wish us luck! ๐Ÿ™‚


McNulty and Freamon

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