Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Be irish"

Be irish. Be inish. Be offalia. Be hamlet. Be the property plot. Be Yorick and Lankystare. Be cool. Be mackinamucks of yourselves.

James Joyce, Finnegans Wake (1939)
Happy St. Patrick's Day.

(The name Leddy is Irish.)

comments: 2

macon d said...

"Be cool"?! Who knew Joyce had been to Harlem?

mackniamuck, mackinamuck . . . reminds me of Mel Blanc

Michael Leddy said...

"Be cool" is great, even if there's Finn McCool lurking.

Thanks for the Mel Blanc. We shall not look upon his like again.