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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Post by Rocker » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:17 pm

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All perfectly clear. I wonder though, why gardening books persist in telling us, that if we have certain diseased plants, we should pull them up immediately and burn them, to avoid spread of said disease? What should be done with them?
now now skins...don't be reading those foreign buks. We in " know it all land" will have to write a newer Oirish version. My solution is to boil up all those diseased plants and eat them for dinner. We will just call them "boiled greens" and attribute some miracle cure to them then we won't be able to keep up with world demand...I'm feeling better already and I'm only thinking of the "boiled greens".


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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Post by skins » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:06 pm

A kind of Soylent Green. Rocker?


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Post by Micheál » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:44 pm

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Here's one for you. I thought there was a ban on smoky coal and no backyard burning yet...I'm stunk out of it tonight...think someone in the local is burning rubbish or using their wood burning stove for rubbish burning. Smuts everywhere! smell rancid!!!
Sorry about that Rocker. I was burning my Betting Slips after Sunday's carry-on in Dublin 3
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Post by Rocker » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:02 am

skins wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:06 pm
A kind of Soylent Green. Rocker?
I'm learning something every day. Googled that and it sounds interesting. Just to be a bit different we will call our stuff "Soylent Greens"...as in "get your greens into you"!


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Post by Rocker » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:21 pm

Here's one. I got back from the doctor about an hour ago and was discussing with my friend my aches and pains and the remedies the doctor had spoken about. I was sitting at my computer and Lo and behold an ad came on my screen for a "Back baller" a sort of yoke to roll on and help your back!! scary or what...who says BIG BROTHER is not watching??????????????(or listening)!!


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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Post by Strum » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:34 pm

Rocker wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:21 pm
Here's one. I got back from the doctor about an hour ago and was discussing with my friend my aches and pains and the remedies the doctor had spoken about. I was sitting at my computer and Lo and behold an ad came on my screen for a "Back baller" a sort of yoke to roll on and help your back!! scary or what...who says BIG BROTHER is not watching??????????????(or listening)!!


I've read many stories about this Rocker, but here's one for you. I was THINKING of something last week and suddenly there were ad's all over the place for it. Now I know that's impossible but it did happen. Bizarre coincidence though. shtock



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Post by Rocker » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:11 pm

Just in after a week in Romania and I can tell you that it is a gorgeous country. We had a tour through gorgeous towns and countryside. The outstanding memory is the cleanliness of the cities and towns. I watched people young and old walk to bins with every scrap of paper and waste. There was not a bag plastic or otherwise to be seen. The youths were very polite and on many occasions they opened doors for us, gave way on pavements and were generally quiet and well spoken to us and their friends. Now we did see social problems, drink and drug related but nothing on the scale of our streets. Maybe the police presence deters them but it was so pleasant to walk in any city or town at any time of the day or night..just saying....


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Post by Sinead » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:51 pm

Pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to Romania. I worked with some Romanian women and they were always aghast at the rubbish around Dublin and the Romanian beggars on the streets of Dublin, who they claimed gave their nation a bad name. These workers were very hard working and honest.



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Post by Micheál » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:48 pm

Welcome home Rocker.

For a fleeting moment I misread your post and thought you were referring to the mythical country to the East of us . . .Remain-ia.

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Post by Rocker » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:00 pm

Micheál wrote:
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Welcome home Rocker.

For a fleeting moment I misread your post and thought you were referring to the mythical country to the East of us . . .Remain-ia.

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lauugh lauugh lauugh you are so funny.


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Post by Micheál » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:36 pm

Just been looking at the forecast. I dont know which is worse - Lorenzo or the inevitable upcoming assault of Chris de Bore soundtracks.

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Post by Toss » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:57 pm

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Just think about the capabilities of this .......

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-ai-de ... -dumbfake/

Not saying that anyone would ever consider using such tech to con the public :roll:


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Post by Micheál » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:09 am

Toss wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:57 pm
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Just think about the capabilities of this .......

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-ai-de ... -dumbfake/

Not saying that anyone would ever consider using such tech to con the public :roll:
Very interesting Toss.
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Post by Dancer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:50 am

I see Ulick O’Connor has passed away R.I.P
I somehow always remember him being on TV when I was growing up .
Never could make up my mind if I liked him or not . I think he was on the Late Late Show a lot .



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Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:25 pm

Sorry to hear that. I remember him well from the Telly and you're right he was always on The Late Late with Gay Byrne, I think that he just liked to be contrary.



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Post by Micheál » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:30 pm

Was there some (unlikely) story about him doing the Pole Vault?

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Post by Sinead » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:23 pm

Dear All:

I am trying to do a cut and paste job about a series of lectures starting this Thursday in the Eblana Club and running for 7 weeks, no admission fee, but, a donation would be acceptable. The lectures start at 7.30.p.m. If you want to make a booking you can contact costellojewellers@eircom.net of call Breast 0860745402

Sorry folks, it didn't work, the lectures are about events in and around Dun Laoghaire during the rising and civil war. Jamie Moran a former contributor here is involved in writing a book about these events.

Perhaps I'll see some of you there.

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Post by Sinead » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:24 pm

Micheál, not only was Ulick a Pole Vaulter he was also a pugilist!

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Post by Rocker » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:04 pm

Sinead wrote:
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Micheál, not only was Ulick a Pole Vaulter he was also a pugilist!

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Of course I had to look up "pugilist"! sock it to me.


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Post by Toss » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:41 pm

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If you want to make a booking you can contact costellojewellers@eircom.net of call Breast 0860745402
I think you mean Breasal and no better man to organise an event.


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Post by Sinead » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:07 am

Thank you Toss for the correction, I wish this machine would leave what I type alone! It is very frustrating.
The lecture on thursday "A Close Quarter Struggle" presented by Dr. Edward Bourke was very interesting. Could have done with a few more people there.
On Thursday 24th 'Dublin in War & Revolution' will be presented by Padraig Yeats.
On Thursday 31st "The 6th Dublin Brigade South Dublin' will be presented bt James Brady
On 14th November 'The Weapons of Conflict' will be presented by Paul Callery
21ar November 'Deansgrange Graves' will be presented by Jamie Moran
28th November 'Ashton Ambush/Lord French' will be presented by Jim Lacey
5th December 'Spies, Informers & Collabators' Dr. Edward Bourke again.
The Venue is very comfortable and intimate, you can see and hear everything.



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Post by Denis Cromie » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:36 pm

Did anyone see the programme on RTE last night, it was about Fr. Jack Delaney. It shows that he was a fine amateur film maker. I have to say that I cannot remember ever seeing Fr. Delaney with a camera and yet he covered many parts of inner city Dublin and parts of Dun Laoghaire with film archives of Irish life from the 20's to the 60's. I was amazed that he had such an interest. To me he was a very austere, aloof person, someone you avoided going to confession to ( I preferred Fr. Martin he sometimes went to sleep during your confession). I must say that my estimation of him has greatly improved. It was a good programme and there were 2 women from Dun Laoghaire,one of which I recognised, Sheila Simmons ex Dun Laoghaire
Corporation and they gave a good account of their experience during his time in Dun Laoghaire.



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Post by Sinead » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:05 pm

Yes, I did see the programme. I remember Fr. Delaney well, he was in charge of the children's choir, I always found him to be very nice, usually a smile on his face. He was very patient with us youngsters. I think perhaps the red eyebrows and lashes gave him an austere look. It was nice to see some familiar faces in the film taken in and around Dun Laoghaire. Old Mr. Drummond taking bits from the church, Mr. Maloney who had the fish shop was another carrying bits. In one piece when the alter boys were coming out of the Vestry Door, I think one of them was Micky Mooney another was Joe Murray. Dinkie and Sheila Simmons both looked well. I have seen some of his film showing the sea front and pier during choppy seas.



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Post by Denis Cromie » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:30 pm

I recorded the programme, must relook at it, Mickie Mooney was my bestman and I didn't recognise him, I thought I saw Tony Crimmins, another great Dun Laoghaireman.



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