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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “Rhythm Is A Dancer” – Snap!

There are probably only a few possible songs on the list of Irish number ones that could genuinely be called iconic, but I think it is fair to say that “Rhythm Is A Dancer”, that spent eight weeks at the … Continue reading

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Review: Summer Of Soul

Summer Of Soul Trailer This film (whose full title is Summer Of Soul…Or, When Revolution Could Not Be Televised, but give me a break with that) popped up in the Disney+ queue a little while ago and I probably would … Continue reading

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NFB Watches Wrestling #69: Smackdown (25/04/2002)

Get your minds out of the gutter with the entry number. It’s the 25th April 2002 and we’re in the Civic Centre of Peoria, Illinois for episode #141 of WWF Smackdown! Your main event tonight: Triple H vs Chris Jericho … Continue reading

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NFB Re-Watches Battlestar Galactica Season Two: “Epiphanies”

Air Date: 20/01/2006 Director: Rod Hardy Writers: Joel Anderson Thompson Synopsis: On the verge of death, Roslin remembers her last day on Caprica before the attack as she makes a fateful decision on Sharon’s pregnancy. Baltar struggles as he prepares … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Pikes Bridge

The period between the end of August up to November was a time where the balance of the war had vacillated between the two sides. The National Army maintained a nominal control, the provisional government got its legislature in being … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “My Baby’s Waiting” – Industry

If you saw that title and immediately thought “Who?”, then welcome to the club. I hadn’t a clue who this crowd were, or what this song was, but a quick Wiki search informed me that not only was this a … Continue reading

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Review: Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat Trailer Another short one, and you might have to get used to them for a while unfortunately. So, I am not an MK head. I’m not a Street Fighter one either (though I do adore Jean Claude “The … Continue reading

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NFB Watches Wrestling #68: Raw (22/04/2002)

It’s the fallout from Backlash! Will Steve Austin apologise for his match with Taker? It’s the 22nd April 2002 and we’re in the Savvis Center of St Louis, Missouri for episode #465 of WWF Raw! Your main event tonight: Stone … Continue reading

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NFB Re-Watches Battlestar Galactica Season Two: “Resurrection Ship (Part Two)”

Air Date: 13/01/2006 Director: Michael Rymer Writers: Michael Rymer & Ronald D. Moore Synopsis: The joint attack on the Cylon fleet goes ahead, with Adama and Starbuck agonising over the intended assassination of Cain. Apollo faces a near-death experience, while … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Peace Moves In 1922

From the moment that the Irish Civil War started, there were men and women trying to get it to stop. Their motivations varied from person to person and background to background: there were politicians who despised the use of physical … Continue reading

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