Monday’s Open Mic: We’ve Banned Spears!

Wow. Did any of you see the trainwreck called Britney Spears? Her performance on MTV’s music awards last night had a cringe factor that was off the charts. Please do NOT tell Ms. Spears about our open mic! I don’t think we accept lipsynching, especially when it’s so poor.But the Open Mic is tonight! Join Harrison Matthews as he leads the Merlins Rest Open Mic night. Bring your guitar, your singing voice, your accordian; your poems, your stories, your novel chapters; etc. It’s your mic! Things begin around 8:00/8:30. Traditional Irish ceili dancing sometimes occurs before.

Oh, and we also ban fighting, so don’t any of you pull one of those Kid Rock – Tommy Lee donnybrooks in the pub!


* The Welsh are known for their singing, which is not always a case of quality but always a case of volume. From the Rugby World Cup comes this entertaining blog entry about Welshman singing at their campground. Any article that can pull off a good use of the adjective “furry tongued” is worth a read!

* A Viking longboat has been discovered buried beneath a Merseyside pub’s car park.

* A salty burger has led to a 20-year-old McDonald’s cook’s arrest. What’s that officer thinking! He should get a proper burger from an establishment like Merlins Rest.

* And do our eyes focus on the same letters as we read? Apparently not. New studies show that when we read our eyes are much more active independently than we knew. This both creeps me out and interests me.

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