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Easter Late Rising — 12 Comments

  1. One does have to wonder how Mick O'Taig who, before his balls had dropped, cycled from County Fuil Sróine all the way to 'Lin to fight for the freedom of his country might have felt when confronted by a Public Healther (Staffel Eirean): [translated out of the Bogtrotter] "Sooo what you're saying young fella-me-lad is that my pipe is more dangerous to my health than the brit bullet they dug out of my lung, civil war grenade shrapnel in my back or the fumes from the peat fire in this here TRADITIONAL IRISH pub? "

  2. I was born on Good Friday and my birthday falls on Easter Sunday this year. I'm sure this means something but I'll be damned if I know what it is.

    And I really like that video of Pádraig Pearse turning in his grave. One of the reasons I prefer to be cremated and the ashes dumped in the ocean. I've suffered from jumpy legs all my life so I don't need to be flipping around in my grave all the after life simply because people keep doing stupid things.

    • Happy Birthday KirkM!  So you were born on the Friday before the first Sunday after the first full Moon after the Spring Equinox.  There has to be a significance to that.  Does the number 666 feature anywhere at all?

      That's an interesting point about graves and Restless Legs.  I would tend to avoid cremation though as heat always makes them worse.  Maybe burial at sea?

      • Well, thanks for the birthday wishes and all. I'm still trying to figure out if I'm old yet. And it's not 666 that's involved but 999 (really, it showed up on my toolbox long ago). Seems I can't get anything right.

        I don't know if cremation is actually a cure for restless legs or not. I mean, how would you know which bits of ash were your legs? Perhaps I could talk the US Naval Submarine Force to haul my nasty old corpse aboard one of their new Virginia class fast attack boats and shoot me out a torpedo tube?

        • You were obviously holding your toolbox upside down.

          Interment by torpedo is a brilliant idea!  It would be quite spectacular if a ship was sunk in the process?

  3. And those of us who want the same thing for the UK – freedom from the EU – are regarded as xenophobes.

    I love Ireland – wonderful place despite the rain. I'm currently working on an irregular basis for Translink, so I'm out in the north a fair bit these days. The south is a motorcyclist's paradise.

    • For some reason that I cannot fathom, apparently the Irish are amongst the top pro-EU in the EU.  Having been brow-beaten into a couple of decisions I find that somewhat strange?

      Next time you're Down South, give me a call and I'll let you buy me a pint.

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