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Old December 10th 08, 10:07 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc
O'Kenny, Sean
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Thats when Germans (and others) laugh about the Irish:

http://digedag.di.ohost.de/fun/vehic...es/80-bus.html


"Edward Dolan" wrote in message
news:[email protected] com...
These cycling newsgroups seem to replete with heavy types ... you know,
like Germans and Scandinavians who have ever proven themselves to be dour
and dead serious. They know not the delights of Irish lightness.

We of Irish ancestry are given to spoofing and kidding in the extreme.
Frankly we do not understand seriousness at all. JimmyMac is only half
Irish and so not up to my high standard. Tom Sherman is a dour Danish
gentleman and his attempt at humor sadly falls flat over and over. Jeff
Grippe is Jewish and they are the most confoundedly serious race of all.
Hey, you either got the genes for lightness or you don't!

I am here as a gadfly. It will ever be my delight to tweak you and to
annoy you to the best of my ability. It is what life is all about if you
ask me. If you come unto these newsgroups pontificating and pretending to
be serious, I will be here for you like an elf and a leprechaun. If you
want to be serious, get thee to a graveyard. I am here for life and will
have none of your sepulcher.

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota





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Old December 11th 08, 04:37 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
PatTX[_2_]
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If you want to trade posts with Ed The Troll, go ahead. But would you kindly
not repost his idiocy here where unsuspecting people can stumble on to it? I
have asked nicely and on behalf of myself and others, would like to tell you
that you are risking being kill-filed yourself for reposting that drivel.

Pat in TX


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Old December 11th 08, 09:27 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc
Peter Clinch
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O'Kenny, Sean wrote:
Thats when Germans (and others) laugh about the Irish:

http://digedag.di.ohost.de/fun/vehic...es/80-bus.html


My Irish friends laugh at Americans who are labouring under the
misapprehension that they're Irish in any meaningful way because they
have at least one ancestor from Ireland...

Pete.
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Old December 11th 08, 06:56 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
PatTX[_2_]
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::
:: My Irish friends laugh at Americans who are labouring under the
:: misapprehension that they're Irish in any meaningful way because they
:: have at least one ancestor from Ireland...
::
:: Pete.

Well, as it happens, I agree with you. No one of any ethnic origin should
have any thoughts whatsoever about the location their grandparents or
parents came from! The Mexican-Americans should immediately stop thinking of
their ancestors' homeland because, well, it just isn't "meaningful", now, is
it? Barack Obama should immediately give up any idea of appreciating Kenya,
Japanese_Americans should disdain any favorable thoughts of Japan, and Henry
Kissinger should get rid of that ridiculous accent because his heritage just
isn't "meaningful." And those Indian-British people should immediately stop
having an interest in India because it just isn't "Meaningful."

I am so glad you cleared this up for everybody. Only people whose ancestors
still live in the location where their descendants live should have any
ethnic identity, pride, nostalgia, whatever you want to call it. In fact,
let's just scrub the word "heritage" right from the dictionary! That way,
your Irish friends can laugh at that as well.

Pat in TX


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Old December 12th 08, 05:28 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Jorg Lueke
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On Dec 10, 9:37*pm, "PatTX" wrote:
If you want to trade posts with Ed The Troll, go ahead. But would you kindly
not repost his idiocy here where unsuspecting people can stumble on to it? I
have asked nicely and on behalf of myself and others, would like to tell you
that you are risking being kill-filed yourself for reposting that drivel.

Pat in TX


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