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This story was first published by myself on March 3rd 2007 at Techography. I republished it here in 2010. – BloodSpite

On Easter Monday, shortly after noon, Patrick Pearse and a band of ill armed and ill prepared poets and romantic patriots rose in rebellion took control of the General Post Office in

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central Dublin and several other strategic sites around the city. The Irish Republic was proclaimed in Dublin, and the insurgent Tricolour suddenly broke upon startled eyes flying from the flagstaff above the General Post Office in the very heart of the Irish capital.

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This one is a fairly new one, as it was just written in 2010. As with our other March stories we thought we’d share it once again! – BS  2013 UPDATE: Video corrected

Irish history is more than just words on paper. Like so many civilizations past we tend to put our stories, our mythos in to song.

Many have heard the songs of Ireland and found them any array of reactions from distinctive, to beautiful, to addictive. Music is not merely a form of expression for the Irish. It’s a way of reliving our past, and it is probably one of the few mediums in which blood has not been shade amongst ourselves.

The son of the god Lugh and Deichtine, Cú Chulainn was originally named Sétanta . He gained his better-known name, Cú Chulainn, as a child after he killed Culann’s fierce guard-dog in self-defense, and offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared.

This is a story oft told me as a young lad

More on Cú Chulainn after the jump

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So this is a little self advertisement to folks who I thought may and or may not be interested. A magazine that I helped found, and that I’ve been working with for the last year is finally going to print. Pre-orders are now available.

I’m not asking everyone to run out and buy it (although I won’t lie that would be awesome) but pass the word if you would be so kind to folks, and let them know that our magazine is out there and is available to those whom would be interested.

We have put a lot of time and work in to it, and while the subject matter may not be something that everyone I know enjoys I figure at least a handful of ya’ll might be interested (College Football). Here are some of the magazines features:

  • 116 full color pages of nothing but the Vols.
  • 99.9% ad-free.
  • Written by Vol fans for Vol fans.
  • Available as a print version, a Kindle version, and a download-able e-book.
  • Stories written by yours truly and many others

 

The print version is available for pre-order here

If you are one of the many folks who prefer to have digital format, we will be on Amazon.com for PDF and Kindle systems.

If you’re local and you actually think it might be worth while I’ll even sign the durn thing for you. Who knows maybe I can become the next Bill Simmons (doubtful, but a guy can dream can’t he?)

Meanwhile I appreciate your help, I hope everyone is doing well and if you do decide to buy the magazine I hope you find it enjoyable!

My thanks to Joel , and the rest of the guys at RockyTopTalk for giving me the invitation to participate in this dream opportunity!

And as Time Life used to say: read the book!-order here

 

 

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The event where yours truly goes mainstream…..

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I consider anyone whom has let me and mine sleep at their house, fed me, shown me the local sights in their area and effectively treat me like family a friend.

Which is to say I consider Blake Powers a friend. Through the years we have passed E-mails, occasional telephone calls and sworn we will have to get together again but the timing is always bad.

Now we have another reason to get together and host a couple of jars.

See Blake has finally published his book regarding his military embed time. You can find a copy here that will not only help Blake but also help with his pet military assistance project Cooking with The Troops.

As DBS rightly points out Blake isn’t in to advertising. But thats what we’re for right? ;)

So if you get a chance, pick up a copy of the book. It will be well worth your time, and a good read.

Consider this a strong recommendation from yours truly the “book snob”.

 

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It has been what seems like one of the longest weeks I have had in eons. I am beyond looking forward to this weekend.

The idea of coming home tonight with a splash of Bushmills on ice and a Guinness to back it up is simply put, a wonderful thought.

The end is in sight. Just gotta keep plodding. So how about a little motivation to get us through the day aye?

And both to put a smile on your face, and a little secret to keep in the back of your mind when you meet folks who trying to ruin this last day of the week for you…

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, they’ve seen it done every day, but they’re unable to do it themselves.
Brendan Behan

Now thats fine stuff indeed!
Have a good Friday!

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People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately.

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (Oscar Wilde)

And some Dropkick Murphy’s to get the day started jammy

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No collection of quotes for the month of March would be complete without at least one from Brendan Behan, one of Ireland’s foremost poet’s, short story writer, novelist, and playwright

“I only drink on two occasions – When I am thirsty and when I’m not thirsty.”

- Brendan Behan

And like wise, of course no musical collection for the month of March would be not fully recognized without the boys from Dublin, the undeniable kings of Irish Rock: U2

Eye candy for all after the jump

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I love books.

I don’t like Kindel’s, and all that other claptrap. I like real books, with bindings and pages, the smell of a book store, the feel of ink under my fingers and the weight of the work.

I also love a good story, and I am on several authors mailing lists.

One of my favorite authors, Nelson DeMille, often implores us to share his mailings with friends. I got to checking and a few of my author mailing lists do the same.

So I’m going to start something new here at Registered Evil. We’ll be featuring some of our authors mailings here on the website, but I must confess I am lost as to what to call it.

I considered naming it “Ink Splots” but I thought I’d ask you guys: What would you like it to be named?

Leave your suggestions in the comments.

Meanwhile here’s our first sharing!

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It’s that time of week once again ladies and gentlemen!

The time where we watch the clock with anxious anticipation wanting it to run just even the tiniest bit faster than it usually does, to miraculously jump ahead 8 hours to that end of the day and the start of a weekend we all crave.

Granted for those of us whom are college football fans maybe with a little less gusto than we used to have, but anxious all the same.

So here we go! A little Thanks God It’s Friday action for us all!

Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier.

Blore’s Razor

And some music to help you along your way a little Motown!

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Happy New Years our loyal readers! May your new year be better than you last!

I’m sure someone out there can do a better job of this imagery, but I thought the Twin towers would like nice as part of 2011

New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time

James Agate

And a little Irish Toast for you
Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo arís.

May we be alive at this time next year.

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We’ll be taking a break for the foreseeable Holiday, like many other folks.

I’ll have some posts up to day (read 2 maybe 3 counting this one)

That said lets get some Christmas spirit and cheer going shall we?

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!

~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836

Given my like of things old, a rendition of Greensleeves (one of my favorite songs sometimes linked to the holidays), featuring clips from The Tudors and performed by Roger McGuinn formerly of The Byrds

From all of us here at Registered Evil, and our sister siteTechography, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

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Yes Folks we are live and back in action!

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Mark Twain

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Exit, pursued by a bear.

William Shakespeare

(Editors Note: Stage direction from “The Winter’s Tale” – BS)

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WE’RE ALMOST THERE!! THANK YOU!!!

We got a lot of awesome stuff up for auction guys and gals!
And more stuff coming!

It’s simple, it’s easy, and unlike a lot of fundraiser programs you not only are getting something, you can choose what you want to bid on!

Just take a look at what we have here!

A copy of the People Magazine autographed by both the author Susan Katz keating and Chuck Z!

A Vietnam Veteran medallion!

An autographed copy of Matt Gallaghers book Kaboom!

Signed prints of Day by Day Cartoon strips!

And a set of Iraqi Air Force Wings with one helluva story behind them!

There’s a lot more than just this! If you don’t want to auction you can just plain donate

And a big thank you to all of you have helped support us!

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Those of you from Georgia should know whom Lewis Grizzard was. Part Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter, part story teller, part prophet, all southern. Those of you who are not acquainted with this gentleman are sorely lacking in your education.

The only flaw he ever had was being a Bulldogs fan, but I will forgive him that transgression as it was his Alma mater, and a man must stand beside their Alma mater no matter what.

I am pleased to say that the Lewis Grizzard website officially opened earlier this month, complete with online store, flash, sound clips, pictures, and a forum for those of us fans who have never ceased being fans.

If Heavens got a internet connection, I figure Lewis and Catfish and are already checking it out, sippin a Co’Cola, eatin BBQ and wonderin why someone hasn’t figured a way to get a Royal Typewriter online yet. He’s also prolly trying to figure out why his ol friend Vince let his son come to Tennessee

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Irish history is more than just words on paper. Like so many civilizations past we tend to put our stories, our mythos in to song.

Many have heard the songs of Ireland and found them any array of reactions from distinctive, to beautiful, to addictive. Music is not merely a form of expression for the Irish. It’s a way of reliving our past, and it is probably one of the few mediums in which blood has not been shade amongst ourselves.

The son of the god Lugh and Deichtine,  Cú Chulainn was originally named Sétanta . He gained his better-known name, Cú Chulainn, as a child after he killed Culann’s fierce guard-dog in self-defense, and offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared.

This is a story oft told me as a young lad

More on Cú Chulainn after the jump

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...I know it's crazy and all....

...I know it's crazy and all....

“I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around – nobody big, I mean – except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.”

J.D. Salinger has passed on at the age of 91.

It’s been said that he was slowly losing his mind in the end, and that he isolated himself to fend off the madness as it were.

Perhaps its true.

Perhaps its also true that madness and genius go hand in hand, and that perhaps his great contribution became larger than the man himself. The expectation of which others perceived him finally damning him to find solace in solitude…becoming the Holden Caulfield he wrote of. Shunning the world for himself.

Either way a literary legend has left this world.

I just hope a body met him as he came through the rye to the other side, to welcome him to peace at last.

Comin Thro the Rye

by Robert Burns

O, Jenny’s a’ weet, poor body,
Jenny’s seldom dry:
She draigl’t a’ her petticoatie,
Comin thro’ the rye!

Comin thro’ the rye, poor body,
Comin thro’ the rye,
She draigl’t a’ her petticoatie,
Comin thro’ the rye!

Gin a body meet a body
Comin thro’ the rye,
Gin a body kiss a body,
Need a body cry?

Gin a body meet a body
Comin thro’ the glen,
Gin a body kiss a body,
Need the warl’ ken?

Gin a body meet a body
Comin thro’ the grain;
Gin a body kiss a body,
The thing’s a body’s ain.

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