Author Archives: Maurice O'Sullivan Aherne

About Maurice O'Sullivan Aherne

As to the Gravatar inquiry which asks 'About Me' ? There is a life sustaining atmosphere. If they meant ...a description; there is more than the fraction shared online.

“I always like to smoke before sex”

Of the 1000’s of crime stories available to the curious seeker on the WWW this one slice of real life (as opposed to fictional Hollywood processed spam ) was compelling. Murder on a Sunday Morning [2001]           Available on YouTube For a … Continue reading

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old Documentaries

An Australian documentary brings a fresh diagnosis of the economic debacle and an obvious treatment for recovery.  This refreshingly paced narrated documentary (by Rachel Meagher) is  insightful. http://realestate4ransom.com/   Buffalo Springfield     those well-known economists said in a completely different context… ‘There’s something … Continue reading

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JUST THINKING….always

Had time under a leaden sky to ponder the big question. Not a teasing inquest into the folly of a casual smoke with a glass of something, but the one about death’s unalterable presence. Nothing morbid.  I was simply looking … Continue reading

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try another edition…..

of same. Yep!   If nothing else you’ll be rewarded with a mainline entry to the jazz-rock supremacy of Becker&Fagan at foot of page https://mosaherne.wordpress.com/author/suedenemakesausefulpun/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true    

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INDEX

   Réflexion London calling….. Curiously Roma  Solipsism in the Sol? WORTH REVISITING…… Putting Descartes before the Cheval.   0.0000069% From my novels My quotes So How was It for You? Time, Place and Being. How Do I Love Thee Fifty … Continue reading

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From my novels

“ It may be due to ageing that his primary focus for some time was not to end up on the evening TV news. ” You don’t want to be a one liner on an autocue read by someone trying to … Continue reading

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Curiously….

Curiously   The strong-armed shameful treatment of the Scavi Excavations Office on the Via Paolo VI afforded me time to visit  Cinecittà Studios.   So while I lost some faith in the Church (the bureaucratic wing and a few thug staff specifically) … Continue reading

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Roma. Losing religion

but strengthening my spirit. Roma     I will go into great detail later on how I went to the Eternal City for a third time in almost as many years but on this occasion came up against the less … Continue reading

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London calling…..

First time  was in 1962.  Of course I was amazed.  I was 6.   Last time 2010. Actually May 2010, or the ballot closing night of a UK general election.  We were diverted from Munich due to the Eyjafjallajöku volcanic eruption and I enquired whether … Continue reading

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Réflexion sur Paris

Nous rendrons pas à la terreur.   Vive la liberté.   Why is every tragedy in recent times converted into a month of voyeuristic journalism which largely feeds the twisted psyche of the terrorists?    The second heinous attack within a year on Paris received a reactive … Continue reading

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My quotes

“Ireland is a good place to be buried.  If you’re lucky it will happen post-mortem”  “Most people lose sight that they are less than a grain of sand in the Grand Scheme.  Many see themselves as the entire beach.   More fail to see the larger … Continue reading

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CON SU MESMERISED

Originally posted on IRE Land-Fill. :
  Inventive and necessary short documentary I saw 3 years ago     http://documentarystorm.com/the-majestic-plastic-bag/ A government levy on plastic bags was a great dissuader locally. Not many policies work or are useful just like the politicians Ireland, but…

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ROI ROY LE ROI

Originally posted on IRE Land-Fill. :
The Irish hyper keenness for a football player called Roy was, and often still is, a curious phenomenon. How the media circus kept the story running for a decade is another one. Or the very…

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WAR. Actual

No hyper-celebrated Hollywood bozo actor could come close to portraying the spirit and humanity of the men and women on all sides who served their nation in twentieth century war. There were exceptions in this context such as Oliver Stone, and … Continue reading

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1970’s. Before Mir and the ISS.

Apollo Soyuz.  This is a  display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. shows the docked  configuration with the restored Apollo Command and Service Module used for testing prior to the mission the back-up, land a model of … Continue reading

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What’s up doc?

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Jung as you think……

 Carl  knew a thing or two.    

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If you have had a trying few weeks

or months or years or decades, then maybe it’s time to TRY the Bossa rhythm for your soul.   What better way  than with Bebel. Below in her more provocatively alluring fullest bloom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpcg5Pg4zHY  

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Where? What? Who? Why?

  My current location is  equidistant from the city of Cairo as it is from Jerusalem and Damascus.  It’s virtually halfway between Benghazi and Ismir.   More or less it’s a similar  mileage from  Athens as it is from Tobruq  (of Rommel … Continue reading

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Another Long Nights journey…….

It hasn’t been the greatest month with one thing or another.  Primarily I had a less than successful journey to Berlin.  Sometimes a visit turns out to be one too many.  Ask the RAF.   I dropped in between 2009 to 2015.  Admittedly 70 years ago people … Continue reading

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COURAGE as opposed to crying

No one likes to go into oblivion without being remembered-holocaust survivor Regina Spiegal A few scream and wail like soiled spoiled children falling on their ice-creams. The latter brings to mind a self-centred Irish writer (is there any other type)awhile ago.  Someone … Continue reading

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Wha? Van Who?

  Listening momentarily to our broadcasters. It’s more than life-shortening!  Just for now…..  Pronunciation. Dostoevsky to be intoned dahs-tuh-YEF-skee not Dosstoyesky Van Gogh is Vun Hucqk with a little phlegm Admittedly I said Van Hock at one time.  Life is continual … Continue reading

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Really? Maybe.

 We often look to those who might have experienced some portion of our circumstances.If you find yourself  100% in agreement with Bukowski then something is awry.  Still for independent heterosexual men his thoughts do resonate.  http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/13275.Charles_Bukowski  Memorable aphorisms are attributed to … Continue reading

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excuse exceptional crudity but……..

Not sure but I was possibly according to stats the 2,794,802,356th in 2.8 billion souls in December1955. Now who literally f***** it up to 7.294 billion for this small planet? Didn’t they hear of contraceptives or abstinence … for a period of … Continue reading

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As if the age we live in now…….

hasn’t enough #selfies# I include the use of my cyber nomer MOS with some acronyms that may be apt or not. MOS Moment of SilenceMOS Measure of SuccessMOSMade of SteelMOS Military MOS Microsoft Office Specialist MOS Mean Opinion Score MoS Ministry … Continue reading

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Best use of analogy

mountain climbing and growing older  Life is like slowly circling a mountain upward; you can’t help but see the world from a different perspective. The air is thinner, the vegetation has changed; you are aware that you are two-thirds to three-quarters … Continue reading

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In case I didn’t mention it somewhere else……

and for the warm fuzzy feeling of interconnectedness, I take your arm gently and lead you to…..     https://mauriceosullivanaherne.wordpress.com/  https://mauriceaherne.wordpress.com/ http://mauriceaherne.tumblr.com/       Lastly, leastly,  largely on local yokels or in some cases more yokels locally.  https://suedenemakesausefulpun.wordpress.com/                    If … Continue reading

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21ST CENTURY NEWS CYCLE AMNESIA

Humans have an extraordinary ability to forget, or is it an inability to remember.  Usually it is very selective.  Humans will ‘move on’ from a significant tragedy in 2 weeks, or a failure of politics in one. A failure in sport will … Continue reading

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ad-ver-teasing

The black art of convincing Clint or Ciara  to consume these days has become so easy that creativity is not required. I would guess that a majority of the buyers of the Renault Clio since it emergence 15 years ago have been women.  The denser male would be hoping … Continue reading

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SUPERFINE 289

    This F-4E is 1966 vintage though the first Phantom was developed through the fifties into many series.  I’m the all weathered superhot Irish December 1955 vintage human here.  I got to sit in this F-4 which grants one … Continue reading

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‘don’t make em like that enmore’

 

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LOCKHEED MARTIN

  NOT AN AVERAGE WORKPLACE  if you look closely.   One of many Lockheed Martin facilities in the US. Maybe best explained here http://www.lockheedmartin.com/     Just to orientate ourselves here.  South of the Bay!   Few hundred miles further … Continue reading

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California (or some parts of the whole of)

A mere glimpse. (top to bot) through Antelope Valley on way back from Lancaster and Palmdale and Edwards Air Force Base, from Union Station Los Angeles.  Then Halloween on West Hollywood.  Subsequently up in a 727 commuter run along the … Continue reading

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Dis n Dat

  Immune from influenza?  http://www.cracked.com/article_16656_6-brainwashing-techniques-theyre-using-you-right-now.html What about using some sense?    Wrong!  More human hubris! http://www.cracked.com/article_17142_5-ways-common-sense-lies-to-you-everyday.html http://www.cracked.com/article_19468_5-logical-fallacies-that-make-you-wrong-more-than-you-think.html  ————————————————————————  Why Roy Rogers should not be mistaken for Will Rogers . One had a horse while the other had horse-sense. “There’s only one thing that … Continue reading

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