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The Send Connemara to CSE Fund

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Connemara, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Senior member

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    My British grandparents always said the Irish were lazy. [​IMG]
    And what little they have they waste on drink! [​IMG]
     
  2. aybojs

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    I was wondering what C's historical heros would have thought of this letter? I can't imagine that C would make a good terrorist if you can't be bothered to get his hands dirty or take a grayhound.

    I dunno, seems like a good Patrick Pearse type to me: lots of populist rhetoric and bravado, but then the Easter Rising comes and you see he doesn't care about imposing costs on other people, he just wants to look like a big shot by making a grand declaration on the steps of the Post Office after hundreds of others sacrificed themselves to stage that moment. But hey, acting Irish is really cool, even if you're a lifelong American with only Irish ancestry to claim! The kids seem to love that Flogging Molly band, and Irish car bombs are a blast to drink, especially when you do it on Saint Paddy's Day with a pint of green-dyed Guinness!

    Well maybe since he's already got his ticket, a book of Sean O'Casey plays might be a better donation. The Plough and the Stars and Juno and the Paycock are two good tragedies that show why the "Rah Rah Ireland" gimmick is not only annoying, but dangerous.
     
  3. Ambulance Chaser

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    Of course, hotel rooms in NYC generally run well above $140/night. Perhaps one of SF's NYC members can offer to host for two nights. [​IMG]
     
  4. globetrotter

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    I dunno, seems like a good Patrick Pearse type to me: lots of populist rhetoric and bravado, but then the Easter Rising comes and you see he doesn't care about imposing costs on other people, he just wants to look like a big shot by making a grand declaration on the steps of the Post Office after hundreds of others sacrificed themselves to stage that moment. But hey, acting Irish is really cool, even if you're a lifelong American with only Irish ancestry to claim! The kids seem to love that Flogging Molly band, and Irish car bombs are a blast to drink, especially when you do it on Saint Paddy's Day with a pint of green-dyed Guinness!

    Well maybe since he's already got his ticket, a book of Sean O'Casey plays might be a better donation. The Plough and the Stars and Juno and the Paycock are two good tragedies that show why the "Rah Rah Ireland" gimmick is not only annoying, but dangerous.



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  5. Patrick Bateman

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    Of course, hotel rooms in NYC generally run well above $140/night. Perhaps one of SF's NYC members can offer to host for two nights. [​IMG]
    Perhaps some "discounted" rooms are available from generous older men on craigslist. [​IMG]

    What about meals? We haven't even gotten to that.

    Maybe beg on the subway. I'd certainly give a buck to any bum wearing a Harris tweed and a Fair Isle sweater vest. [​IMG]
     
  6. Ambulance Chaser

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    Perhaps some "discounted" rooms are available from generous older men on craigslist. [​IMG]
    Sounds like to me you're volunteering your place. [​IMG]
     
  7. Patrick Bateman

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    Sounds like to me you're volunteering your place. [​IMG]
    LOL, that wouldn't fit my very strict criteria. Not my type at all.
     
  8. Connemara

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    I dunno, seems like a good Patrick Pearse type to me: lots of populist rhetoric and bravado, but then the Easter Rising comes and you see he doesn't care about imposing costs on other people, he just wants to look like a big shot by making a grand declaration on the steps of the Post Office after hundreds of others sacrificed themselves to stage that moment. But hey, acting Irish is really cool, even if you're a lifelong American with only Irish ancestry to claim! The kids seem to love that Flogging Molly band, and Irish car bombs are a blast to drink, especially when you do it on Saint Paddy's Day with a pint of green-dyed Guinness! Well maybe since he's already got his ticket, a book of Sean O'Casey plays might be a better donation. The Plough and the Stars and Juno and the Paycock are two good tragedies that show why the "Rah Rah Ireland" gimmick is not only annoying, but dangerous.
    You're a royal dick. Pearse was not trying to stage anything, he believed in his cause and was quite willing to die for it. Don't sully his memory with your stupid humor (that isn't even funny). I've said this about 600 times: I'm not the usual Irish American prick who you describe. Nor am I "Rah Rah Ireland", which frankly doesn't make much sense...you're saying I shouldn't have pride in my heritage? Whatever. Piss off.
     
  9. Connemara

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    I was wondering what C's historical heros would have thought of this letter? I can't imagine that C would make a good terrorist if you can't be bothered to get his hands dirty or take a grayhound.

    I'd ask that you take that rude, combative and libelous comment back. Comparing me to terrorists is uncalled for.
     
  10. Arethusa

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    Well, Mike, sure looks like it was worth it to spend time with these wonderful people.
     
  11. yerfdog

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    Btw, Connie, from Syracuse, you could have easily taken a bus, no? As a college student your time's not as valuable.

    Kids today, so soft.

    actually a bus wouldn't really be that much cheaper, i think. I remember taking a bus about half that distance north from NYC a couple years ago and it was like $36 for a one-way.



    but yeah this is really pitiful. can't really believe a dude that can afford to go out to bars and wear fancy clothing can't afford a $140 ticket. That's like 1 or 2 or 3 articles of clothing you could have foregone.

    it's so easy to get a job in college, and there is absolutely no undergraduate curriculum that is so hard you can't get a job for (like someone above said) like 2 weekends at mcdonald's or something.
     
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    My British grandparents always said the Irish were lazy. [​IMG]
    And what little they have they waste on drink! [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't have accepted that ticket--it's not even Business Class.
     
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    Is that better or worse than modelling semi-sheer Swiss underwear in front of internet message board members? [​IMG]
    Or hosiery....[​IMG]
     
  15. Patrick Bateman

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    Or hosiery....[​IMG]
    Or pyjamas. [​IMG]
     
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    Or pyjamas. [​IMG]
    What a perfect venue--a hotel room.[​IMG]
     
  17. rnoldh

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    Enjoy the CSE Connemara!

    I've got something out of this thread. I'm going to borrow the following quote from globetrotter and use it for a sig for a while.
    \t
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    "but what good is style if you have no character?"

    globetrotter 2-2-07
     
  18. globetrotter

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    I'd ask that you take that rude, combative and libelous comment back. Comparing me to terrorists is uncalled for.


    well, yes and no. the terrorists that I have known have been industrious, hard working and proud people who happen to murder innocent people. but they weren't lazy.

    but I am confused - I thought that you made heros out of people that others might consider terrorists. if that is not the case. please do accept my apology.
     
  19. Patrick Bateman

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    What a perfect venue--a hotel room.[​IMG]
    The Regency is perfect for such an assignation. In addition to the discreet staff, the lobby is very small and the number of "loiterers" minimal. One can probably walk from entrace to elevator bank in about 5 seconds.
     
  20. globetrotter

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    Enjoy the CSE Connemara!

    I've got something out of this thread. I'm going to borrow the following quote from globetrotter and use it for a sig for a while.
    \t
    __________________________
    "but what good is style if you have no character?"

    globetrotter 2-2-07



    glad to be of assistance.
     
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