Restores My Faith in the Internet
March 4, 2006 6:05 PM   Subscribe

The Incredible Aine Chambers has a website. Chock full of everything you need to know should you visit County Sligo, Ireland. Some are comparing her to Mahir - some folks commenting are taking the piss. But the fact is there is more energy and vitality in Aine's site than 100 blogs. Oh, and she's got video as well.
posted by jettloe (31 comments total)
Can you please link us to all the other blogs you are comparing her site to, so we can compare?
posted by ericost at 6:17 PM on March 4, 2006

I looked real hard for the energy and vitality. Is it in a secret section of the site?
posted by davebush at 6:21 PM on March 4, 2006

Is this what you English persons call a slapper?
posted by fleetmouse at 6:23 PM on March 4, 2006

It's after 2am here in Belfast so I'm off to bed - but as my personal pledge to you starting tomorrow morning I'll start to compile my list of 100 blogs that are tepid compared to the divine Ms. Chambers'.
posted by jettloe at 6:24 PM on March 4, 2006

Hmm. A site with pictures of a homely but rather game young (ish) lady. Or am I missing something?
posted by Decani at 6:25 PM on March 4, 2006

Dude. Genuinely stacked red-haired Irish girl (with face #5 there are only 8 Irish faces, you know) with an 80s wylde chylde haircut and more enthusiasm than web design skills?

That's the girl I was pretty sure I was going to marry (when I was 8). My head cringes in horror, but every single one of my Guinness -soaked mick genes say YES.

Truly the best of the web.
posted by xthlc at 6:32 PM on March 4, 2006

Apparently, showcasing her legs and ass is good for tourism.
posted by davebush at 6:32 PM on March 4, 2006

xthlc, what's this about 8 Irish faces? After seeing this one, I'd like to see 7 more! (out of curiosity of course)
posted by snsranch at 6:38 PM on March 4, 2006

Nothing like Mahir. Her website actually has useful information and lots of photos of what appears to be a nice part of Ireland.

But this being the internet, a bunch of shallow individuals are going to focus on the bikini photo and completely ignore the rest of the site.
Oh well. Their loss.

I've always wanted to visit Ireland. Sligo looks like a decent place.
posted by drstein at 6:38 PM on March 4, 2006

Ok, seriously, I just googled it but can't find anything about "8 Irish faces". I really am curious. Is this some kind of myth or stereotype?
posted by snsranch at 6:45 PM on March 4, 2006

there are only 8 Irish faces, you know

I could go with the doleful, Brid Brennan variant, but this buxom Guinness-serving colleen type, not so much so.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:53 PM on March 4, 2006

8 Irish faces? That many? I always think of the Feargal Sharkey.... face like a kicked bucket.
posted by Decani at 7:02 PM on March 4, 2006

I'd rather have french maids teach me how to video podcast than try to decipher Auld Lang Syne's voice over the background noise.
posted by furtive at 7:02 PM on March 4, 2006

That woman really likes her mini skirts. And V-neck skimpy shirts. *cough*liebackandthinkofIreland*cough*
posted by Suparnova at 7:05 PM on March 4, 2006

Sligo is fairly beautiful, drstein.
posted by jamesonandwater at 7:45 PM on March 4, 2006

I think she was charming. And I agree with the energy and vitality comment--as amateurish as it is it's a welcome contrast to the too--cool/hipster/I'm tired of everything that seems to be the lingua franca of the web. I am going to Sligo, dammit. I am. And I will look her up when I am there.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 8:08 PM on March 4, 2006

Just noticed the post title and I completely agree.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 8:09 PM on March 4, 2006

posted by swell at 8:56 PM on March 4, 2006

Heh, I don't know if it's a well-known thing, but the 8 Irish faces (4 for men, 4 for women) is just something my Irish (& Irish-American / Irish-Canadian) friends like to joke about. It's a terribly inbred island, you know. I'm a #7, myself. There's just something slightly odd about being able to instantly pick out a particular strain of Euro based on their facial features.

Ms Chambers has that round, soft jaw and twinkling eyes that make for a #5. I've got the gigantic potato nose and pursed mouth over a prominent chin that make for (a decidedly black irish) #7. Then there's the blue-eyed red-haired freckly #8, the OMG SO HOT high cheekboned #4 . . . *cough*

Anyway, yes. Modern Ireland has quite a lot of ethnic diversity. But the diaspora of the genotype over the past 175 years has lead to a fairly recognizable set of unrelated-but-very-Irish patterns that make for amusing bar conversation.
posted by xthlc at 9:04 PM on March 4, 2006

posted by redteam at 9:19 PM on March 4, 2006

Fuck the haters. I'm sold. She even remoinds me of me own dear sainted mother.

Or, what xthlc said.
posted by Eideteker at 9:31 PM on March 4, 2006

"Eight Irish faces" is unknown to Google. It would make for a fantastic photo essay if someone cares to, um, essay it.
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:03 PM on March 4, 2006

Count me on her side. I'd rather be drinking with her than any of you sad putdown artistes.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 1:34 AM on March 5, 2006

this is quality. I have a large bunch of cousins from sligo and this comes as no surprise to me at all. They're bonkers, every bloody one of them.
posted by kev23f at 3:48 AM on March 5, 2006

I'd hit it.
posted by kcds at 5:44 AM on March 5, 2006

I guess it's a taste thing. I think she is totally hot as nobody's business, but I guess she could be considered a little horsey. Whatever. Fuck the haters, as was said above.
posted by perianwyr at 6:15 AM on March 5, 2006

If only more tourism promotion was like this...
posted by mrbill at 6:18 AM on March 5, 2006

Why should whether or not you find her sexy be the question? The fact that she went out there with her sister and made all these videos and spent time to promote her home town and the surrounding area is the thing, (not that she is above using sex to sell Sligo - see picture creevyk9c.jpg from the link above).
posted by jettloe at 7:49 AM on March 5, 2006

Ilsa, She-Wolf of the IRA

And for all you folks defending her: It's not that she's hideous (because she isn't), it's the presentation. Most everyone really enjoys the occasional vanilla pudding, but not if we're being told that it's delicious cheesecake.
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:57 AM on March 5, 2006

I thought it was cute, if a little cringe-worthy, until I saw the Christmas video. I can't think of a extreme enough variation on my eyes, my eyes - and my ears! but that may just be because not enough people have watched it.
posted by mygothlaundry at 8:52 AM on March 5, 2006

If there ever were "eight Irish faces" it's fairly meaningless in 2006.

Nice find jettloe, and keep up the good work on your own site, I think it's great.
posted by jamesonandwater at 9:44 AM on March 5, 2006

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