Coronavirus Days – Leaves & Porn

I took a vacation day. I was so bored I raked leaves.


Who’s that loser in mythology who’s always rolling the boulder up the hill? I feel a bit like him, raking leaves in the middle of a forest.

Kieran’s Early Planting Mishaps


Kieran O Mahony, my best friend back in Ireland, had asked me what to recommend a good hardy, ground cover plant. He has a space in his extensive back garden and he does not mind something a bit invasive. With the golf clubs closed, Kieran has a lot of time on his hands. He’s turning back to his roots.


Kieran, for your requirement I think I’d recommend the Lamium maculatum, or Dead Nettle, as it is commonly known. It grows to just four inches high and will add a pink liveliness to your Salthill garden when it blooms late spring. This tough plant carpeting will thrive in shade. Its a beautiful addition to any flower bed and a hard little nugget to kill. I’ve had very good luck with this ground cover on the slope by my garden shed.

Dead Nettle and Dick Weed


Keep your gardening questions coming Kieran. I have some thoughts on Forsythia you may like to implement. I feel that tough bush would work well with your acidic soil.

Fools Errand


I cooked my first turkey burgers tonight. A perfectly pan fried medium rare with cheese. I mixed in some banana peppers. Tasted excellent.

I’ve added some more movie recommendations on the List page from buddies Vincent Eng and Eric Finver. Thanks lads!

On the staving off boredom front, Vincent tells me he started learning how to fly using a flight simulator app on his iPad. It’s his new form of meditation to keep sane during these insane times.

Sean Jackson – Rule Follower


I wonder if Pornhub is publicly traded? That’s got to be up there in viewership with Netflix these days. It’s probably not a great thing with the tissue shortage.

Note to self – buy Pornhub stock.

Boogie Nights (1997) movie tells the story of the meteoric rise of star Dirk Diggler in the Golden Age of the Porn industry. The 1970s soundtrack is well worth downloading. Mark Wahlberg has never been better and his real talent is revealed late in the movie, in an obvious homage to Raging Bull. What guy doesn’t loooooove Heather Graham as Roller Girl?


This film garnered Burt Reynolds his only ever Oscar nomination as auteurist porn director , Jack Horner. Burt was a wonderful movie star but a lousy actor. Go watch Deliverance co-starring Burt too, one from my best films ever list. Not everyone finds it rewatchable.

Boogie Nights


Boogie Nights is my favorite film from director Paul Thomas Anderson film. Many consider There Will Be Blood, from Anderson, the greatest movie of the last decades. I don’t.


Boogie Nights is 155 minutes of rollicking entertainment. It’s an absolute rewatchable.

The Butterfly Effect, the seven part podcast from Jon Ronson, details what happened to the world when it was given unlimited free online porn by Pornhub. This brodcast strands off in multiple directions – covering high finance, crime, lives destroyed and a very unique mystery surrounding stamp collections. It’s a riveting , often hilarious podcast.

Porno, the sequel to Trainspotting, is set ten years after the original. The Irving Welsh novel follows many of the original characters, now involved in the Amsterdam Porn industry. All the action is old school skin mag, pre internet.

I need scissors.

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