St. Patrick’s Day

Originally posted on Johnblandly's Blog:
Gonzo opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died. He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney. ‘Did you see the paper?’ asked Gonzo. ‘They say I died!!’ ‘Yes, I saw it!’ replied Finney. ‘Where are ye callin’ from?’

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Soap Opera Dream

An actress said, “Are you the script doctor?”
I said, “Yes. Why did you call me in?”
Another actor said, “Our soap is tanking in the ratings.”
I said, “Why don’t you kill someone off.”

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Black Irish

Originally posted on Johnblandly's Blog:
The “Black Irish” ? In Ireland, social mobility was usually downwards; the trajectory of the expansion of the ruling class was from the top downwards. Many Irish with black hair claim to be descendants of shipwrecked sailors from the Spanish Armada, despite the fact that there is a wealth…

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Black Irish

The “Black Irish”   In Ireland, social mobility was usually downwards; the trajectory of the expansion of the ruling class was from the top downwards. Many Irish with black hair claim to be descendants of shipwrecked sailors from the Spanish Armada, despite the fact that there is a wealth of evidence of immigration of dark […]

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Don Quixote in 2017

Originally posted on Johnblandly's Blog:
? Don Quixote is a middle-aged man who sees the world ? differently than others. When he sees castles, giants, and princesses, ? others see inns, windmills and prostitutes. He goes on many adventures but often gets things ? wrong by mistaking strangers for enemies, being beaten senseless by…

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