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Check this out on the bebo page:

Although I know they're not on at 9.50, I'll assume you made an error and they were in fact about to say our line. Cool! A lot of people are doing it as it happens. My Dad calls me to tell me how people say it to him at work without even thinking about it.

Anyway, to repay the the favor and as a tribute, I'll be addressing the wee fella as JP-JP for the duration of tomorrow's show.

Ray

busy...

So, just after yesterday's (Friday) show, me and the wee lad went to meet this chap:

That's Enrique Iglesias by the way. On the left. He's such a sound fella - not "ooh I'm famous" at all. The photo was taken in his hotel room just before we made sweet, sweet love*.

You can hear the most bizarre interview we've ever done with Enrique on Monday's show. That's 12 midday folks.

And don't we make a pretty boyband?



That's me, Pat (our YAS representative), Neil and JP at the You're A Star Auditions in Dublin this morning. We had such a laugh and I think we (as in, the show) have picked this year's winner. More on that on Monday too.

Yeah, 12 midday.

Ray


*we didn't. But I could tell he was tempted.

Comment responses to my last update generally say "bring back the video updates". Well, I'm delighted to tell you... we're not bringing them back. Not yet, anyway.

Actually, the mathematics prove that the video updates weren't too popular. Around the time we dropped them (July), the site went stellar:

But we'll have a chat with Adelle next week and maybe we'll get a weekly one going.

Ray

So, how about an actual typed-in-longhand, written update? Yeah, instead of one of those "look at what I saw on YouTube" updates or "here's another picture of my dog" updates.

This was a pretty cool week actually.

We got an interview with Richard Dean Anderson! Yeah, McGuyver! Well, not quite so much an interview as a rugby tackle in the hallway after he was in with D'arcy, but we'll take what we can get. He was in town to talk about Halo 3, the console and game giveaway we're doing this week. Sorry, no pics. The battery in the camera was dead and I forgot about the phone.

Had a chat with Tay Zonday. Even though Opie and Anthony got there first...

We've got one spot at the You're A Star boot camp to give to one lucky (read: talented) listener. That might not seem like much the YOS-haters out there, but it's pretty special to be the only show in the country to get this. But be quick: you need to call 1850 715 102 and leave your audition voicemail for us before midday tomorrow. And don't forget your contact details. We'll pick our winner before half two!

Adelle's having a baby!

Kidding. She did get engaged though. Mucho congrats to herself and her bloke Andy (or Andrew as she calls him when she's drunk). They've been shiftin' for something like twenty years now, so it's about time in fairness. She's back next week by the way.

And mad old Monaghan racist Uncle Martin Maguire was in producing me & JP this week. He's a good laugh, but he keeps going on about some show he loves listening to at the weekend. Sad old fart.

Have a good weekend folks, and always remember, wherever you are and whatever you do: it' just a bit of you-know-what-for-your-you-know-what.

Ray

If you were wondering where we got our Twink stuff from this afternoon - here it is!



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At the Cois Fharraige Festival the other weekend I got one of these sexy beasts:


It's the Sony Ericsson W880i. And I feel like I'm cheating on my Nokia 6230i.

Since I got my first Nokia eight years ago, I've been unable to train myself to text using the several phones I've had since. I've had a Samsung, a Panasonic, a Motorola, even a damn sexy HTC TyTn, but I've always had to abandon them because Nokia manage to suck you into a text-predictive dependancy which means you CAN NEVER send a text message from any phone but a Nokia.

But SE seem to have cracked it. I'm doing okay.

It's very slim, comes with a gig of music space, and has a 2mp camera on the back with a wee vga on the front. The battery's not great but you'll have that with the tiny phones.

Pretty cool is it's panasonic (edit: panoramic - duh!) photo option that allows you to take three pics side-by-side that it'll stick together for you in a very long shot... I know most cameras do this, but it's a first in a phone for me.

So, here's the result: it's where I work.

Pres 1 Studio, Today FM, 124 Upper Abbey St Dublin 1, at around 2PM on Thursday 20th September 2007:




Click on it for details. That's JP in the middle. My toybox is on the left. We actually make quite a mess when you look at it, don't we?

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Totally batshit crazy:



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nuts...

Nuts magazine have this pretty funny game on their website:



Click here to play...


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This is cool:


And speaking of cool:

More on that tomorrow.

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Bored? Go here and play with this.

If you had a Sega Megadrive or Mastersystem when you were a kid, go chase some rings. There was no skill involved in Sonic - you just watched as he ran. You know that, right?

Ray

I'm watching E! at the moment and the 2007 primetime Emmy awards are on.

More here...

Ryan Seacrest is getting on my wick:



It's weird. They don't have a stage - they're in one of those odd Christina-Aguilera-at-the-EMA's situations where the audience surrounds the stage.

But the opening was just magic:



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This is the coolest thing ever.



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I'm sitting here watching BBC 3's The Most Annoying TV... We Hate To Love, voiced by Richard Bacon. Coincidentally, E4 have Zoe Ball on doing 100 Greatest TV Moments From Hell.

Most Haunted's Derek Acorah was just on, talking about Derren Brown.

Here's another coincidence: TV3's Mark Cagney and Derek Acorah are the same person!


Someone should tell Aidan Cooney, Alan the weatherman and the latest chick. I've given up trying to remember their names - as soon as I do, they quit.

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After two weeks in the vet hospital, the mutt's back home.

Adelle's on holidays and JP's been golfing (and meeting Tarantino) all day - while I've been off sorting this one out:




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Still cool:



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Here's that email we read out yesterday:

LET'S JUST SEE HOW OBSERVANT YOU REALLY ARE

Interesting viral e mail going around to see how observant you are and if you use all lobes of your brain. US studies using this quiz found that most people don’t use all of their brain most people got 7 out if 25.

There are 25 questions about things we see every day or have known about all our lives. How many can you get right? These little simple questions are harder than you think .


Can you beat 23?? (The average is 7) Write down your answers as you go. Check answers (on the bottom), AFTER completing all the questions.

Here we go!

1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?
2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don't laugh, some people don'tknow)
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?(Don't you dare get up to see!)
7. How many matches are in a standard pack?
8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?
10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?
11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?
13 On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons?
14. Which way do fans rotate?
15 How many sides does a stop sign have?
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?
17 How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?
21 On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?
22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts theopening between the slats?
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear nodigits?
24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter clockwise or clockwise?

ANSWERS

1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?BOTTOM
2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don't laugh, some people don'tknow) 50
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch? RIGHT
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label? BLUE, RED,WHITE, YELLOW, BLACK & GOLD
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them? 1,0
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?RIGHT
7. How many matches are in a standard pack? 20
8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white? RED
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial? 88
10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?CLOCKWISE (NORTH OF THE EQUATOR)
11. Which way does a "no smokin g" sign's slash run?TOWARDS BOTTOM RIGHT
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial? 12 (no #1)
13 On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons? LEFT
14. Which way do fans rotate? CLOCKWISE AS YOU LOOK AT IT
15 How! many si des does a stop sign have? 8
16.. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?LEFT
17 How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel? 5
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil? 6
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing? BASHFUL
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standa! rd package? 8
21 On which playing card is the card maker's trademark? ACE OF SPADES
22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts theopening between the slats? LEFT
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear nodigits? * , #
24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip? 3
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter clockwise or clockwise? COUNTER

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Every time I play this song, someone texts us about this:



Brill.

Here's that tune I just can't get enough of:



Chooon!

I just saw this over on Richard's blog and think it's the best. Ever.



Loon.

And it's coming back for a third series! One-of-my-all-time-favouritest TV shows, "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" returns to US tellies for a third season tomorrow night the 13th, starring Danny DeVito and more. It's a great show and you can watch it on Channel 6.

But don't just take my word for it:











It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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bin laden...



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vm eh?

Hey Ray, Adelle & JP, You'll find attached pictures of me and my mates at The Marquee in Drumlish Bachelor Festival 2007 which was held last weekend in Drumlish, Co Longford.

Needless to say our TShirts were the talking point of the night, with countless people coming up to us, pointing at our chests and roaring "Ray Foley!" we even had 2 lads sing "ray foley, ray foley, adelle, jp and ray foley" at us!! Anyway, a brilliant weekend was had by all and if you'd like us to do any further marketing for your show we'd be more than happy to do so!!

(Pic 1 - festival 3- is Karen, Aisling, Rosemarie & Grace/ Pic 2 -festival 2- is Louise, Grace, Eimear, Rosemarie, Ann (showing the back of TShirts) Aisling Claire and Karen)

Eimear




This is quite cool - I can embed an entire set of photos as a slideshow. So here are our pics from the weekend in Kilkee - click on the wee speech bubble to read the captions:



Great craic had by all. Need to tell you about who we met and the amazing hotel on the show tomorrow.

We're on your wireless from 12pm, you know.

Ray


We're live in Kilkee in Co Clare today for Cois Fharraige!


Click here for a link to the live webcam...

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And the fat kid:



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Click here to see Derek's' bebo page, where he risks his life - but it's "nothing too serious".

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You may remember us sending the two Eileens to Electric Picnic last week:



Thanks for the photos, ladies!

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Is he a a foot? No, he's a leg-end.





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Cool and weired at the same time:



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Meet Izzy:


For several months now my girlfriend (who's now my wife) and I have been trying to train our dog out of running off whenever she sees another pooch. It's a right pain, because in just about every other way, she's a perfectly trained pup: she sits, begs, makes coffee, etc, etc. But this has been a problem that just won't go away and we've been worried she might spot a dog, make a beeline for it, and end up under a car.

She has been improving lately but clearly not enough, because at 10 o'clock tonight the little bitch found herself under a car.

So Kate's in bits, I nearly passed out (Foley + blood = Foley on floor) and we're desperately trying to find an emergency vet last thing on a Sunday night. Thankfully there is such a service, as we found out on the voicemail of our regular vet: thirteen or so vets from around North Dublin pool to provide a 24 hour on-call service. The people on call last night were great: they're at the dog pound in Castleknock - a bitch (excuse the pun) to get to from where we are, but we didn't care as long as we got her sorted.

At this stage, she was quiet, but warm. She has a cut on her head - only small - another on her right front leg - again, only small - and a massive gash all down her back left leg. The bone in the leg looks OK, not broken or anything but then it's probably not a good thing that I can see it that clearly. It's totally exposed, and I'm totally pale. Nearly passing out.

So we get her to the vets, but they can't take us for a minute or two because they're dealing with another case. Grand, we'll wait in the car. Three or four minutes later a woman comes out, crying. She tells us she just had to put her dog to sleep.

THE TOTAL LAST THING MY GIRLFRIEND (who's now my wife) NEEDS TO HEAR!

Anyway, she's grand. No internal damage, no broken bones. But she's got damn all skin left on her rear left leg and if they can't get that healed, stitched or if it gets infected she might (they stress might) lose the leg. Pretty horrific stuff, but so long as I still have this throwing me dirty looks at half seven every morning:


(or half eight if I'm late)

Then I'm a happy man.

Ray


PS Apologies to the non-dog-lovers reading this. Own one and you'll understand.