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Links for 2018-02-07

  • Pubs reveal drinks firms’ exclusive deals

    ‘You could be offered €100,000 – it’s big money’: Pubs reveal drinks firms’ exclusive deals; Heineken has already been accused of using its clout to squeeze out rivals.

    (tags: heineken beer ireland craft-beer payola scams pubs)

  • Horslips respond angrily to xenophobic #irexit use of their hit “Dearg Doom”

    Some of you may have spotted that the saddos in the Eirexit conference had the feckin’ temerity to use Dearg Doom as a soundtrack and to show the image of the album cover on the big screen. Needless to say, they didn’t ask us. If they had, we’d have pointed out that we wouldn’t piss on them if they were on fire -which they’re unlikely to be, anytime soon. Five hundred damp, self regarding eejits being patronised by the Crazy Frog lookalike Nigel Farage … isn’t going to set the heather blazing in the near future. Horslips stood for a hopeful, outward looking, inclusive vision of Ireland with plenty of drink and a Blue Range Rover. This lot stand for a diminished, fearful, xenophobic state. Little Irelanders. Checking out whether we can do them for copyright infringement. We’ll keep you posted.Feel free to share.

    (tags: horslips music 1970s irexit facebook copyright)

  • why Cheddar Man was dark skinned

    ‘But why should that be surprising? He’s over 10,000 years old, while mutations that led to white skin [the depigmentation gene SLC24A5] only began to spread widely [across Europe] 5,800 years old!’

    (tags: europe history prehistory skin-colour cheddar-man race skin slc24a5 genetics david-grimes)

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