Tue, 17 Jun 2003 00:26:41 GMT

Hear Comes Everybloom. Did you miss Paddy Dignam's wake? Ah well, there's still time to celebrate Bloomsday — if you're in Dublin, you can (among many other delights) take a stroll across the newly-opened James Joyce Bridge. Or, if you have a spare $60,000, you could even buy your very own Ulysses first edition. As for me, I'll be hoisting a crystal cup full of the foaming ebon ale which the noble twin brothers Bungiveagh and Bungardilaun brew ever in their divine alevats, cunning as the sons of deathless Leda. (And as for Paddy? — Dead! says Alf. He's no more dead than you are. — Maybe so, says Joe. They took the liberty of burying him this morning anyhow.) [MetaFilter]

damn it all, i missed bloomsday, this is the first time in 3 years. with no guiness or irish whiskey at home, it is pointless to do anything other than waive in its general direction and hope someone else drinks my share.

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