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Posted: 30 July 2013 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m in Ireland until Sunday. If anyone out there is also in Dublin and wants to grab a pint, let me know.

Busy most days at a conference, but I’m available most evenings.

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Posted: 30 July 2013 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I wish I was there. Dublin rocks… especially if you like politics and beer.

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Posted: 31 July 2013 04:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I wish I was there too.  Guinness never tastes as good as it does by the Liffey.

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Posted: 31 July 2013 05:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That’s what everyone says, but I find it tastes pretty much the same as anywhere else (i.e., good).

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Posted: 31 July 2013 11:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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We’ll be there in a few weeks.  What a shame.  If you’re passing by the north east of England, let me know.

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Posted: 26 August 2013 11:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Be a devil and try some plain porter as well, Dave.

“The Workmans Friend”

When things go wrong and will not come right,
Though you do the best you can,
When life looks black as the hour of night -
A pint of plain is your only man.

When money’s tight and hard to get
And your horse has also ran,
When all you have is a heap of debt -
A pint of plain is your only man.

When health is bad and your heart feels strange,
And your face is pale and wan,
When doctors say you need a change,
A pint of plain is your only man.

When food is scarce and your larder bare
And no rashers grease your pan,
When hunger grows as your meals are rare -
A pint of plain is your only man.

In time of trouble and lousey strife,
You have still got a darlint plan
You still can turn to a brighter life -
A pint of plain is your only man.

-- Jem Casey, the Bard of Booterstown, the Poet of the Pick (via Flann O’Brien)

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