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“Miss You Already” Fundraising Preview for Irish Cancer Society, 21st September

On September 21st, Entertainment One will hold a very special charity fundraising preview screening of Miss You Already, starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, in Light House Cinema with all profits going to benefit Irish Cancer Society’s Paint it Pink campaign.

The event will begin at 6pm and promises to be a wonderful ladies’ evening out with a West Coast Cooler reception beforehand and goodie bags for everyone courtesy of Boots. There will be lots more surprises on the evening so make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the film before it opens in cinemas on September 25th. Guests are reminded to drink alcohol responsibly.

Tickets can be purchased from https://missyoualready.eventbrite.ie and cost €25 per ticket including goodie bag and pre-screening reception, a special ‘best friends’ double ticket early bird offer is available for €45. The event is for over 18’s only.

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Podge & Rodge for the Irish Cancer Society…

I am big Podge & Rodge fan. I grew up on them, to be honest, with their own unique brand of toilet humour. So when I found out the pair were teaming up with the Irish Cancer Society to raise awareness of bowel cancer, I thought I’d post the video here. I think everyone respects and appreciates the work that the Irish Cancer Society do, and I remember – in college – that the production company behind Podge & Rodge were always eager to supply spot prizes for any fundraising table quiz we might put on. So, when they sent this on, I thought I’d share it.

A word of warning for any Americans stumbling across this video, Podge & Rodge are a… very Irish institution, and a very peculiar sense of humour. It’s the kinda thing that foreigners rarely get to see, so consider yourselves both warned and honoured. The clip is very not safe for work (only language, though).

Yes, they are a national treasure. In fact, there’s a whole bunch of iconic Irish puppets. Take, for example, the 2008 Irish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest:

Apparently those wacky Europeans didn’t react well to us making an even bigger mockery of their singing competition than normal. And in case any Americans reading this need an introduction to the Eurovision, this is fairly accurate parody of what a typical Irish entry to the Eurovision song contest looks like:

So ends our brief introduction to Irish Pop Culture 101.