Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

Yesterday was the Ides of March (anniversary of when Caesar was killed), tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. Read something about the Irish, like "How the Irish Saved Civilization" by Thomas Cahill, or "The Irish Game" about art theft, by Matthew Hart.
Or anything by James Joyce.

If you listen to Irish music, try the Clancy Brothers, but don't hear anything by "Celtic Thunder". They were on TV, and I retched when they broke into a Beach Boys song, complete with chubby young ladies doing the pony in miniskirts and go-go boots. Celtic it ain't. Schmaltz it is.

Drink a Guinness to peace- in Ireland and the world.

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