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Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Our Lady of Knock

An early Saint Patrick's Day treat:

Ladies and gentlemen, the High Kings.

"I said to [George W. Bush], even before he entered Iraq:

"Forget about all that. We, the Arabs . . . are not like regular countries. You will drown there". He didn't believe me." -- Omar Sharif.

"Not 'Jeopardy's' finest half hour."

-- Alex Trebek.


Watching the repeat of Rachel Maddow. Wow she is ripping apart the State Department.

Apparently personnel are supposed to print out emails and forward them to be archived. Seriously? Printouts? Apparently it has something to do with them not having proper security yet.

Tonight's fortune cookie:

"Money speaks a language everyone understands."

I'm watching an interesting doc about the plague on AHC.

That's American Heroes Channel. One historian came up with an ingenious way to get a better estimate of the number of plague deaths in London in the 1349. He used enrollment of wills at the charter house. Enrollment is what happens when the person who made the will dies, and the his property is distributed according to his wishes. There was a huge spike in enrollment of wills in 1349, and this historian now believes that about 60% of Londoners died -- about 5 million people during a nine-month period. Why nobody thought of looking through those records before, I don't know.

Leftover pizza and "The Walking Dead".

And what are your Sunday evening plans?

A Saturday night chuckle:

British soccer fans sing "Goodnight Irene".

Wonderfully creepy Nirvana song:

"In the Pines" or "Where Did You Sleep Last Night"

Believed to have originated in Appalachia, made famous by Lead Belly. I wonder what he would have thought of this rendition:

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