The largest of the two islands, Inis Mor is holding a "Friends of Ted" festival next month in a bid to help it win the title. Events will include a Father Jack Cocktail Evening, the Father Dougal Breakfast Movie Charades, the Lovely Girls Contest and Charity Auction and A Song for Europe.
Also featured on the bill are the Toilet Duck Comedy Awards, Crazy Golf, Hide A Nun and Seek, Ludo Aerobics, Buckeroo Speed Dating and a Ferrero Rocher Quiz Night.
I've already posted a link to Ad Free TV but it appears that the site has had a bit of an overhaul and now includes even more content.
A bizarre, yet entertaining 1929 cartoon from Walt Disney in which skeletons dance around and use each other as musical instruments. [via]
This advert doesn't make me want to eat that burger. [via]
Choose And Watch, one of the better TV sites, has been issued a warning from the MPAA asking them to close the site within 72 hours or face legal action. They have chosen not to close the site stating that they are linking to channels and not streaming them from our servers.
It makes sense but legally I'm not sure where they stand. They are not linking to illegal content although it may bethe sites providing the streaming content may not allow the content to be linked from an external site.
Borat makes an appearance on Saturday Night Live. Very funny!
TV Links offers links to lots of different TV shows, cartoons and anime that you can watch online.
Choose and Watch is another directory site of free streaming TV channels. There seems to be quite a lot on offer and the interface is pretty good.
The pilot episode of Family Guy that Seth Macfarlane submitted to Fox. This is different to the actual pilot episode that was aired and contains poorer animation, different voices and names.
CSI: Miami has been named the world's most popular TV show in a study of ratings in 20 countries. The programme made the top 10 viewing charts in more of those nations than any other show.
Here's the top 10 shows...
1. CSI: Miami
3. Desperate Housewives
4. Te Voy a Ensenar a Querer
5. The Simpsons
6. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
7. Without a Trace
8. Inocente de Ti
9. Anita, No Te Rajes!
10. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Channel King is another site that allows you to watch TV on the Internet.
Moose the dog, better known as Eddie in US sitcom Frasier, has died aged 16 in Los Angeles, his trainer has said.
Eddie appeared in 192 episodes over a period of 10 years and shared the part of Eddie with his son Enzo.
He was so loved that during the height of the show he received more fanmail than the other stars of the show.
Prison Break season 1 has just finished on UK TV and don't I know it. The second it finished I noticed a spike in traffic from people searching for information about the second season. They were arriving at a post I made on May 31st which was subsequently ranked highly on Google for the search term, 'Prison Break Season 2'.
I enjoyed the season finale but am left wondering what will happen next. The police were so close to catching them at the end so how will they get away from them?
Information on the second season is sketchy but a post on a MySpace blog indicates that filming will begin in Dallas on June 9th.
Update: Season 2 airs on August 21st in the US.
Update: Welcome Prison Break fans. If you are looking for some more information about the second season there's not much information out there. A blog on MySpace has posted that the second season will commence filming in Dallas on June 9th.
Prison Break is probably the only US TV show that I have resisted downloading and stuck to watching it on UK TV. For some reason I wanted to stick to the UK schedule and have been diligent enough not to watch episodes from the Internet or read up about it.
Every other US show I've liked I've downloaded, so that by the time the episodes reach our shores I know exactly what's happened. I suppose I could have down exactly the same thing as every other show and still had the same suspense watching them but Monday's were always boring, so having Prison Break to watch made it worthwhile resisting downloading it.
I knew that a second season was in the pipeline and according to Gossip or Truth, filming starts on June 15th but I have no idea what it's going to be about. I think there are two episodes to go in the UK and the escape is just about to start. I have no idea whether they escape or not or whether the next season is based inside or outside the prison.
Those who have seen it had better not spoil it for me by revealing the end ;o)
Update: Season 2 airs on August 21st in the US.
Lifehacker's guide to automatically downloading your favourite TV shows.
ReFrederator is a video podcast that releases classic cartoons based around a theme.
It's not often you get to see titles as bizarre as Al-Jazeera Buys Welsh Sheep Show but according to the BBC it's true.
Yahoo! 'Family Guy's' Stewie hosting Web talk show
I've just finished watching an episode of CSI Miami (4.13) and as usual, they like to make episodes about the latest technology or crazes (e.g. flashmobs). This weeks epsiode talked a lot about blogs.
The blog in question was written by someone inside a drug company and was posted on a proprietary system (as always) that looked like something out of The Matrix. In order to find out who was behind the blog the geniuses at the CSI used a couple of fancy tricks that were just plain stupid.
First they used the times of three posts to give them an IP address. They then did a reverse lookup on the address which, in true CSI-style, gave them the email address! If only. With technology like that there would no longer be any cybercrime left.
And one other thing. Apparently bloggers like to hide messages in text with the same colour as the background. That's news to me.
According to The Sun, rumours of more episodes of Friends and spin-offs are not true. Stories on the Net claimed the six stars of the sitcom had agreed £3million-a-head deals to star in four one-hour specials next year.
Not content with added text warnings to The Simpsons whenever someone smoked on-screen, the Thai authorities now blur out anything related to smoking incuding bubble blowing pipes. [via]
YesButNoButYes has an interesting list of firsts in television.
The Sun presents exclusive Family Guy clips and interviews. I only skipped through the 9 minute clip so don't know how exclusive the material is.
The Telegraph: Unicef bombs the Smurfs in fund-raising campaign for ex-child soldiers