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March 9, 2006 in The Daily Chat | Permalink


"Funny how I find myself in love with you
If I could buy my reasoning I'd pay to lose
One half won't do
I've asked myself
How much do you commit yourself?

It's my life
Don't you forget
It's my life
It never ends"

Seriously, how about that Syracuse Orange and Gerry McNamara?!!! UConn gets the early boot and SU may be dancing. Let's go Orange!!!

Does anybody know where a man can get some dill havarti in these parts? My cheese mongress in Verona has come up empty in this department.

Posted by: notteham | Mar 9, 2006 4:28:13 PM

Tomorrow is the feast day of the Scottish saint, Saint John Ogilvie. This is of special relevance to the sometimes (and always unfairly) herein assaulted trolls, since he said to his torturers that "Your threats cheer me; I mind them no more than the cackling of geese."

And today is the feast of St. Vitalis, who had nothing to do with hair tonic, it seems.

Dill havarti, notteham, is piled high at Corrado's. It's usually near the canned ham.

Posted by: cathar | Mar 9, 2006 4:47:17 PM

>>And today is the feast of St. Vitalis, who had nothing to do with hair tonic, it seems.<<

no, but ironically, he WAS the patron saint of dippity-do.

Posted by: i'm fran, dammit | Mar 9, 2006 5:03:11 PM

How 'bout them Orange...let's go Orange...I think they may be too tired to get to the finals of the Big East but at least they will be getting a 'dance' invitation!

my favorite Parish Priest, Father Murray, thinks we'll be getting a special dispensation on Friday 3/17 for our corned beef. Bless ye, St Paddy

Posted by: the Iceman | Mar 9, 2006 5:04:36 PM

Iceman, I doubt very much the Orange will get an invitation to the dance. You and I both know, however, that UConn will. Besides, now they can rest up for their first-round game.

All my Papist life, or so it seems, we have gotten "special dispensations" for fast and abstinence when the great Saint's day falls in Lent. So much so that, even should it be heresy, I almost believe we should NOT get one for a change. There is nothing wrong with Irish salmon, for instance. And surely this would be in St. Patrick's own well-known tradition of self-abnegation and sacrifice. (Nobody was handing out corned beef and cabbage atop Tara Hill, after all, when St. Paddy trooped up there.) Besides, we also hoth know that the true indulgence is a drop or two of the "water of life," which saints preserve us is always a meatless course.

Posted by: cathar | Mar 9, 2006 5:16:37 PM

A good one, fran.

Posted by: cathar | Mar 9, 2006 5:17:57 PM

I understand our real estate taxes are being re-done. Does anyone know when this effective from? Will increases be capped?

Posted by: ba | Mar 9, 2006 5:35:47 PM

They will be capped alright, ba: kneecaped, that is...

Cathar/Ice: as every good Son of a Bostonian knows, it is not St. Patrick's Day -- it is Evacuation Day. That way, even the Protestant and Republican Bureaucratic hacks in City Hall (there are only two of each) get the day off!


Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Mar 9, 2006 6:25:49 PM

How about the album cover here? I have two Talk Talk albums - I like those guys.

Posted by: trent | Mar 9, 2006 6:27:38 PM

just wanted to let you know that this beautiful art is by the english artist james marsh.

Posted by: julia | Mar 9, 2006 7:24:03 PM

"Besides, we also hoth know that the true indulgence is a drop or two of the "water of life," which saints preserve us is always a meatless course."

ah, cathar, but do i feel saintly tonite as i enjoy a dram of the 'water of life'

Posted by: the Iceman | Mar 9, 2006 7:40:20 PM

L'Oreal has just come out with its first shampoo for men, called VIVE.

I suspect that this seemingly insignificant event is the nexus that explains just about everything that's happened in the last decade or so.

Posted by: crank | Mar 9, 2006 7:58:15 PM

I think you're on to something, crank. Suddenly the hair loss I've experienced for the last 37 years makes perfect sense...

Posted by: walleroo | Mar 9, 2006 8:26:15 PM

Does anybody else find that Mad Ave photo of the Barista disturbing? Not that she's not a good lookin' gal -- or even, dare I say, a MILF. It's just that I've always liked to imagine that maniacal women in the banner at the top of the page was the Barista. The one extending a cup of java with a look on her face like she's just gotten goosed. She's always made me feel comfortable. Now I sort of feel like I ought to wear a tie or put on some makeup, or maybe even get a rug.

Posted by: walleroo | Mar 9, 2006 8:30:27 PM

my image of you is that of a portly gentleman who wears a bow tie and as you ponder your posts onto baristanet, you rest your hairy palms on your corpulent tummy...with a glass of brandy on the side table. Then u get up and crank up the victrola and put on another 78 recording of the glenn miller band.

Posted by: the Iceman | Mar 9, 2006 8:37:07 PM

walleroo, I'm with you on the redhead up top. I can't resist her gaze. Never could.

But resist that urge for the rug, fight it with every fibre of your being. Revel in your male pattern baldness as I do in mine! God knows it's the only mark of maturity I've got.

Posted by: crank | Mar 9, 2006 8:47:40 PM

It's funny walleroo I had exactly the same thought today.

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Mar 9, 2006 8:54:40 PM

I always thought it odd too, the (what looks like) Russian mobster taking a drag while watching the "goosing".

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Mar 9, 2006 8:55:48 PM

>> ...the (what looks like) Russian mobster taking a drag while watching the "goosing". <<

Isn't that just a typical Bloomfield Ave. scene?

And the germ that will spawn David Chase's next hit TV series: The Boyars.

Posted by: crank | Mar 9, 2006 9:05:33 PM

Cathar-You are wrong on one account and after you hear this stat, may feel wrong about the other.

First, Syracuse is now very much so in the "Big Dance" after its win over UCONN. Yesterday's win didn't get them in but beating the (currently) No. 1 team in the land today has punched its ticket.

Second, no team that has lost its first game in its conference tournament has ever, yes ever, won the NCAA Tournament. UCONN may be resting up for its "Big Dance" tilt with a 15 or 16 seed, but they will not be cutting down the nets in Indy this year.

Posted by: The Bird | Mar 9, 2006 9:12:22 PM

The Bird,
Are you old enough to still be hurting about the missed Keith Smart jumper or all of Derrick Coleman's missed free throws?

Posted by: the Iceman | Mar 9, 2006 9:25:50 PM

Very accurate description of me, Iceman, to a T. I've got Chattanooga Choo-choo playing right now.

Posted by: walleroo | Mar 9, 2006 9:49:37 PM

I am clearly outnumbered here by loyal Orange alumni, and more power to them. Okay, the ticket is punched and my apologies are offered to Iceman and The Bird.

But is it still okay if I think UConn at least makes it to the 2nd round?

Posted by: cathar | Mar 9, 2006 9:55:48 PM

Go Orange.

I accept your apology, too, as an SU alum.

Posted by: Miss Martta (8T) | Mar 9, 2006 9:58:44 PM

cheers, i knew u had a sense of humor.

now it's back to doing my math on the back of my shovel.

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