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12:39 AM
Cheers
It's all cheers on the Heap
 
 
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4:00 AM
hey, it's 5 o'clock somewhere
 
 
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10:57 AM
I see the irony fairy rides again
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11:48 AM
A chairde - Morning all!
 
morning
 
Good morning @Vérace. Did you do anything for Bloom's Day? I forgot to ask earlier.
 
12:04 PM
@MichaelGreen OMG - a cultural question here that is actually à propos!... Think I'm feeling the beginnings of a mild heart attack coming on... :-) - not really a Bloom's Day aficionado myself - I've tried to read Ulysses about 10 times - just can't get past page 40... you'd think I'd do better, going as I did to the same school as the man, but just can't "grok" it. Bloom's Day is basically a load of pseuds poncing around Dublin in boaters and blazers spouting passages from the work.
Personally, I honestly believe that most of them only pretend to understand it...
Mind you, I like some of his other works (Portrait of the Artist... Dubliners..) - and it's a good thing that he's recognised with a "day" in his honour - even if it's a work of which I"m not the biggest fan...
 
:-)
I reckon you're right about the participants' literary credentials. Still, it's an excuse to dress up, have a nice walk and visit a few pubs. What's not to like?
 
Well, they won't be visiting any pubs this year - unless they want to be drinking out of plastic glasses - no indoor dining or drinking - pubs and restaurants can serve take-away though!
 
My favourite Joyce anecdote: goodreads.com/quotes/…
@Vérace Win! You don't have to interrupt the "walk" bit to do the "drink" bit.
 
12:25 PM
The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea - I like that one!.... Is "scrotumtightening" in the OED - if not, it should be...
Mind you, I like the one about the search for the mot juste - or should that be the lack of a search for the mots justes?
 

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