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    I always read some of James Joyce's great work Ulysses on this day.

    The great thing about it is that so much of old Dublin is still there!

    DEAR DIRTY DUBLIN

    Dubliners.
    -- Two Dublin vestals, Stephen said, elderly and pious, have lived fifty and
    fiftythree years in Fumbally's lane.
    -- Where is that? the professor asked.
    -- Off Blackpitts, Stephen said.
    Damp night reeking of hungry dough. Against the wall. Face
    glistering tallow under her fustian shawl. Frantic hearts. Akasic records.
    Quicker, darlint!
    On now. Dare it. Let there be life.
    -- They want to see the views of Dublin from the top of Nelson's pillar.
    They save up three and tenpence in a red tin letterbox moneybox. They
    shake out the threepenny bits and sixpences and coax out the pennies with
    the blade of a knife. Two and three in silver and one and seven in coppers.
    They put on their bonnets and best clothes and take their umbrellas for fear
    it may come on to rain.
    -- Wise virgins, professor MacHugh said.

    http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/j...sses/ulys7.txt

    Though today's wise virgins cannot aspire to view Erin's Metropolis from such a lofty perch as their predecessors...

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    Same year this woman was born and set out on her epic journey

    Alice Herz Sommer, 106, plays Chopin
    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    Same year this woman was born and set out on her epic journey

    Alice Herz Sommer, 106, plays Chopin
    You see the connection of course?

    I was in Sachenhausen (near Berlin) last week

    - ended up taking pics of a group of Falasha Jews (I think they were anyway) who were there to lay a wreath to commemorate the victims.

    The sign Arbeit macht frei is part of the gate there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catalpa View Post
    you see the connection of course?

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    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa View Post
    I always read some of James Joyce's great work Ulysses on this day.

    The great thing about it is that so much of old Dublin is still there!

    DEAR DIRTY DUBLIN

    Dubliners.
    -- Two Dublin vestals, Stephen said, elderly and pious, have lived fifty and
    fiftythree years in Fumbally's lane.
    -- Where is that? the professor asked.
    -- Off Blackpitts, Stephen said.
    Damp night reeking of hungry dough. Against the wall. Face
    glistering tallow under her fustian shawl. Frantic hearts. Akasic records.
    Quicker, darlint!
    On now. Dare it. Let there be life.
    -- They want to see the views of Dublin from the top of Nelson's pillar.
    They save up three and tenpence in a red tin letterbox moneybox. They
    shake out the threepenny bits and sixpences and coax out the pennies with
    the blade of a knife. Two and three in silver and one and seven in coppers.
    They put on their bonnets and best clothes and take their umbrellas for fear
    it may come on to rain.
    -- Wise virgins, professor MacHugh said.

    http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/j...sses/ulys7.txt

    Though today's wise virgins cannot aspire to view Erin's Metropolis from such a lofty perch as their predecessors...
    Joyce would have had fun with the FSAI:

    Bloomsday inspection a bit rich, says Norris

    While Joycean scholars from around the world were tucking into thick giblet soup and nutty gizzards at the James Joyce Centre on North Great George’s Street in Dublin on Bloomsday, the authority carried out an inspection to make sure all was well.

    The inspection during the Bloomsday celebration breakfast has caused irritation to leading Joycean, Senator David Norris.

    “Meaningless”, said the senator yesterday, adding it was “opportunistic”, as the restaurant at the centre only opens one day a year to put on a Bloomsday breakfast.

    A spokeswoman for the authority confirmed the premises had been visited on Bloomsday by an inspector. “There had been a coffee shop there which was subject to regular inspection, but as that closed down and the restaurant was only open for the one day, it was the only time the premises could be inspected,” she said.
    Such dedication.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...272869358.html
    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    Joyce would have had fun with the FSAI:



    Such dedication.

    Bloomsday inspection a bit rich, says Norris - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 19, 2010
    Yes I can see where the distinguished Senator is coming from

    - it's all a bit hard to digest...

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    Give this one a bumP

    So then the citizen begins talking about the Irish language and the
    corporation meeting and all to that and the shoneens that can't speak
    their own language and Joe chipping in because he stuck someone for
    a quid and Bloom putting in his old goo with his twopenny stump that
    he cadged off of Joe and talking about the Gaelic league and the
    antitreating league and drink, the curse of Ireland. Antitreating
    is about the size of it. Gob, he'd let you pour all manner of drink
    down his throat till the Lord would call him before you'd ever
    see the froth of his pint. And one night I went in with a fellow
    into one of their musical evenings, song and dance about she could
    get up on a truss of hay she could my Maureen Lay and there was a fellow
    with a Ballyhooly blue ribbon badge spiffing out of him in Irish and a lot
    of colleen bawns going about with temperance beverages and selling medals
    and oranges and lemonade and a few old dry buns, gob, flahoolagh
    entertainment, don't be talking. Ireland sober is Ireland free. And then
    an old fellow starts blowing into his bagpipes and all the gougers
    shuffling their feet to the tune the old cow died of. And one or two sky
    pilots having an eye around that there was no goings on with the females,
    hitting below the belt.
    If you can convince a People to engage in the mass elimination of their own offspring - you can probably get them to do anything...http://irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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