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Feel the heat, W.B. Yeats

(Should maybe be “Feel the hate, W.B. Yeats.”) First, a poem: The Scholars By: William Butler Yeats Bald heads forgetful of their sins, Old, learned, respectable bald heads Edit and annotate the lines That young men, tossing on their beds, … Continue reading

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No Irish Need Apply–Wait, what?

Image links to: “‘No Irish Need Apply’: A Myth of Victimization” by Richard Jensen in the Journal of Social History 36.2, 2002: 405-429. Here’s an excerpt: Did the Irish come to America in the face of intense hostility, symbolized by the … Continue reading

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Poem: “There Were Roses”

by Tommy Sands So my song for you this evening, it’s not to make you sad Nor for adding to the sorrows of our troubled northern land But lately I’ve been thinking and it just won’t leave my mind I’ll … Continue reading

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No more monkeying around

Darwin’s Mistake Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree. Discussing things as they’re said to be. Said one to the others, “Now listen, you two There’s a certain rumor that can’t be true, That man descended from our noble race. … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be happy, ad nauseam [sick]

Here’s a smattering of inspirational material, in case you are feeling gloomy and in need of an Ark this spring (in my hemisphere, at least).  If your Billy the Big Mouth Bass has failed you, try some of these: – Neil … Continue reading

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