Friday, March 31, 2006


Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 17:29:25 -0500
From: Official UGA Announcements
Subject: 10-digit telephone dialing effective April 3 To: ARCHNEWS@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU TO: UGA Faculty, Staff and Students

This is a reminder that 10-digit telephone dialing is
required within the 706 area code effective Monday, April
3. This means that any call placed from the campus to an
off-campus phone will now require 10-digit dialing preceded
by a 9. Local calls made between off-campus phones, and
from off-campus phones to on-campus phones, also will
require all 10 digits. However, calls between on-campus
phones still may be accomplished by dialing only the last
five digits of the number.
For more information, please see:

Thoughts? Feelings? Concerns?

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Silly Arabs

I laughed my ass off when I read this. These guys are trying so hard to be American, and I love it. My favorite quote is when the guy wants to try out for the George Mason basketball team, but only if he can "secure a visa".

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Goodwill Hunting

I found this gem at Goodwill today. It fits like a glove and only cost $3.20. God has smiled on me today.

Only in Savannah... the altar boys wear JROTC class A uniforms. Take that, liberal Atlanta diocese. Where's your long-haired, hand-holding, hippy guitar choir now?

Friday, March 24, 2006


That's all I hear. This place is dead.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Meat for all...

The bishop has given everyone a pass tomorrow:

Roman Catholics throughout South Georgia can keep their traditional Irish dishes on the menu this St. Patrick's Day.
The Catholic Diocese of Savannah has granted followers permission to postpone their Lenten obligation to abstain from meat on Friday, also St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tell them I'm comin'...............

And hell's comin' with me. I just resigned from my job, which goes into effect in a couple of weeks. Expect the fury to be unleashed on all of downtown Savannah and it's single white women this weekend.

p.s.- No, I do not have another job lined up. If anyone hears of any openings in the Atlanta/Augusta/Savannah area, I'm all ears.

Monday, March 13, 2006

"Well, Goddamn!"

"Hey Mr. Leonard, don't worry about those ol' bastards. Y'all need to start yo' own damn group. You know I was the youngest Grand Knight eva of the K of C downtown? Damn right I was. I was about yo' damn age and those old asses wouldn't let us into their groups either. So you know what I did? I stood up on the baar at the Knights and said "Well, Goddamn! Let's start our own damn group." That's how I started the Friendly Sons."

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Irish Time Line

Before we get too drunk to stand, I thought it proper to review Irish history with a little time line... and set the record for the longest post. Hopefully the length of it will really piss Pat off.

c100 BC Arrival of the Gaels
200 AD Beginnings of High Kingship at Tara, Co Meath
c 300 AD Ireland inhabited by tribes known as Scoti
377-405 Naill of the Nine Hostages, High King
428-463 AD King McNeill reigned
431 AD Pope Celestine 1 sent Palladius to the Irish, as their first Bishop. Palladius died soon after.
432 AD Arrival of St. Patrick to help convert pagan Gaelic Kings to Christianity.
550 AD onwards Irish monks re-Christianize Europe
Time of Written History...
461 St. Patrick dies, after having achieved his dream of introducing both Roman Civilisation, and the Christian Church to Ireland.
521 Columba or Colum Cille born at Gartan in Tyreconnell. He became a priest and became first Abbot of a church at Derry.
561 Battle of Culdremna.
563 Columcille sails to Iona, where he Christianised Scotland and much of England.
597 Columcille dies. his name and reputation was the greatest in the Irish Church. He had a great reputation as a missionary.
800 Ireland attacked by Viking Norsemen, on Lambay Island, off Dublin.
908 The Eoganachta were defeated, when they tried to subject Leinster to Cashel's rule.Their king, Cormac MacCullenan, was killed.
914 Vikings established settlements at Waterford.
915 Vikings established settlements at Dublin.
920 Vikings established settlements at Limerick.
940 Brian Boru was born. Son of a leader of one of the royal free tribes of Munster.
976 Brian succeeded his brother Mahon, as King of Munster until 1014.
999 Brian Boru defeated Vikings.
1002 Brian Boru wins recognition as king of all Ireland
1014 High King Brian Boru, killed at Battle of Clontarf.
1066 Normans defeat Saxons in England
1156 Turloch More O'Connor, a king of Connacht, who had become High King in 1119, and who was the greatest of Brian Boru's successors - died.
1167-69 Arrival of Normans at Baginbun, Co. Wexford, thus started 800 year struggle between English and Irish.
1170 Arrival of Richard de Clare, known as Strongbow.
1171 Strongbow becomes king of Leinster. Arrival of Henry II, end of the Milesian kings;thus began the political involvement of England in Ireland's affairs.
1166-1175 Reign of Rory O'Connor, Last native High King of Ireland
1235 Richard de Burgo conquered Connacht.
1258 Gallowglasses (mercenary soldiers) come to Ulster from Scotland
1264 Walter de Burgo was made Earl of Ulster.
1272 The English had now conquered Ulster, east of Lough Neagh, in Meath, as well as most of Connacht and of Munster.
1315 After Battle of Bannockburn, Edward Bruce of Scotland invaded Ireland but failed in his attempt to overthrow Norman Rule.
1318 Edward Bruce killed by the English, near Dundalk, after having failed to become the Ard Ri (High King in Irish), so long sought after by the Irish.
1361 An edict bans pure-blooded from becoming mayors, baillifs, officers of the king or clerygmen, serving the English.
1366 Statutes of Kilkenny forbade Irish/English marriages and preventing English to use Irish language, custom or laws.
1394 October. King Richard II, landed at Waterford, and marched up to Dublin.
1496 Line of "the Pale" at Clongowes. This was a small enclave around Dublin,which became the area of English rule.
1507 Accession of Henry VIII.
1515 Anarchy in Ireland.
1529-36 Henry VIII made his great breach with Rome, and set himself up as head of the Church in England.
1534 Kildare rebellion.
1541 Henry VIII declares himself king of Ireland.
1545-63 The Council of Trent gives Catholics a greater sense of purpose.
1547 Henry VIII dies, succeeded by the boy king Edward VI. England and Ireland were ruled by the senior nobility of England.
1553 Mary ascends the Throne. (One of the last Catholic Monarchs of England. She was later beheaded. The drink Bloody Mary is named after her. She is also known as Mary Queen of Scots)
1558 Accession of Elizabeth I.
1562 Elizabethan Wars in Ireland.
1588 Spanish Armada sent by Philip of Spain, to conquer England.
1594 August. Hugh O'Neill defeated a small English force at the Ford of Biscuits near Enniskillen.
1595 Rebellion of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone.
1598 O'Neill's great victory at Yellow Ford in Ulster
1601 Defeat of O'Neill, O'Donnell and Spaniards by Mountjoy at Battle of Kinsale.
1603 Accession of James 1. Surrender of Hugh O'Neill. Enforecement of English Law in Ireland.
1606 Settlement of Scots in Ards Peninsula. Land in six counties of Ulster consficated by English.
1607 Flight of O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone,and O'Donnell, Earl of Tyrconnell. "The flight of the Earls" to Spain.
1608 Plantation of Derry and others confiscated counties planned.
1632-38 Compilation of the Annals of the Four Masters
1641 Great Catholic-Gaelic rebellion for return of lands, later joined by Old English Catholics in Ireland. Under leadership of Irish chieftain, Rory O'More, conspiracy was formed to seize Dublin and expel the English. English settlers were driven out of Ulster. Catholics hold 59% of land in Ireland.
1642 Confederation of Kilkenny met.
1647 Alliance between lords of Pale and native Irishmen came to an end
1649 English soldier & statesman, Oliver Cromwell, landed at Dublin. His troops killed 2,000 men. Agreat part of lands in Munster, Leinster and Ulster(Drogheda and Wexford) was confiscated and divided among the English soldiers
1650 Catholic landowners exiled to Connaught.
1656 Over 60,000 Irish Catholics had been sent slaves to Barbados, and other islands in the Caribbean.
1658 The population of Ireland,estimated at 1,500,000, before Cromwell, was reduced by two-thirds, to 500,000, at Cromwell's death in 1658.
1660 Accession of Charles II.
1661-68 The Duke of Ormond ruled Ireland as Viceroy.
1672 Over 6,000 Irish boys and women sold as slaves since England gained control of Jamaica.
1685 Accession of James II. (Last Catholic Monarch of England)
1688 English Revolution. James II deposed in England. Gates of Derry shut in face of James' troops. Catholics now hold 22% of land in Ireland.
1689 Siege and relief of Derry. James II's Parliment restored all lands confiscated since 1641
1690 William of Orange (William III) lands at Carrickfergus and defeats James II at Battle of the Boyne. 11,000 "WILD GEESE" soldiers sail for France.
1691 Catholic defeat at Aughrim and surrender at Limerick.
1692-1829 Exclusion of Catholics from Parliament and all professions.
1695 Anti-Catholic Penal Laws Introduced. Catholics hold 14% of land in Ireland.
1698 William Molyneaux pamphlet against England making laws for Ireland.
1714 Catholics hold 7% of land in Ireland.
1740 The Forgotten Famine
1775 Henry Gratten, becomes leader of "Patriot Party".
1775 Daniel O'Connell born at Derrynane,Co.Kerry. (I've saw where he was born.) Received early schooling from Parish Priest, then sent to France to receive further instruction at St. Omer and Douai.
1782 Legislative Independence won from Britain by Irish Parliament.
1791 Events leading up to the Revolution of 1798
1798 March: arrest of Leinster Directory of United Irishmen. May: arrest and death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald. Battle of Vinegar Hill. Battle of Antrim November: death of Wolfe Tone.
More about 1798 Rebellion
1798 Daniel O'Connell takes law degree at Trinity College, and is admitted to the Bar.
1800 Act of Union passed (effective 1 January 1801)
1803 Robert Emmett's rising, trial and execution.
1823 Daniel O'Connell's Catholic Association founded.
1828 O'Connell elected for Clare.
1829 Catholic emancipation passed. Tithe War began.
1837 Accession of Queen Victoria.
1839 January 6.. the Night of the BIG WIND
1840 O'Connell's Repeal Association founded.
1842 "The Nation" newspaper founded by Thomas Davis.
1843 O'Connell's "Monster Meetings" for Repeal of the Union.
1845 Blight in the Potato Harvest.
1845-49 Beginning of Famine. Charles Tteveleyan, permanent Head of Treasury. Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister, imports Indian Corn. Many Irish from Southern Ireland begin to immigrate to Savannah, GA.
1846 April. Treveylan opens depots for sale of Indian corn, but closes them later in summer. Repeal of Corn Laws.
1846 July. Lord John Russell replaces Peel as Prime Minister.August: Total failure of potato harvest. October: First deaths from starvation.
1847 Fever spreading. Treveleyan winds up Soup Kitchen Act, and retires to write history of famine.
1848-49 Worst years of famine. By 1848 through emigration and deaths by famine, Ireland's population decreased by more than 2 million people (8.5 to 6.5).
1848 Smith O'Brien (Young Ireland Leader) arrested. James Stephens flees to France.
1856 Stephens returns from France.
1858 Stephens founds Irish Republican Brotherhood. Fenian Brotherhood founded in America.
1861Beginning of American Civil War.
1863 "Irish People" newspaper founded.
1865 End of American Civil War. Arrest of editorial board of "Irish People". James Stephens arrested, and escapes from Richmond Jail.
1867 February: Abortive raid on Chester Castle.March: Fenian rising in Ireland. December: Clerkenwell explosion.
1869 Gladstone, Prime Minister, dis-establishes Protestant Church in Ireland.
1870 Gladstone's first Land Act.
1875 Charles Stewart Parnell elected MP for Co Meath.
1879 Threat of famine. Evictions. Irish National League founded.
1879-82 Land War
1881 Gladstone's 2nd Land Act. Parnell imprisoned.
1882 Kilmainham "Treaty". Parnell's release. Phoenix Park murder.
1886 First home Rule Bill.
1891 Parnell loses three by-elections in Ireland. Parnell dies in October.
1893 Second Home Rule Bill. Gaelic League founded.
1903 Land Purchase Act (Wyndham Act).
1906 Liberals win General Election.
1909 Land Purchase Act.
1912 Third Home Rule Bill.
1914 Outbreak of First World War. IRB decides on Rising.
1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. May 3-12 executions.
1917 De Valera wins East Clare.
1918 November: end of First World War.
1919-21 Irish War of Independence against Britain.
1920 Burning of Cork by Auxiliaries.
1921 December. Anglo Irish Treaty.
1922 Civil War starts between Free State army and IRA.
1923 End of Civil war.
1926 De Valera founds Fianna Fail.
1927 General Elections in Ireland. De Valera and Fianna Fail enter Dail.
1932 General Election. Fianna Fail victory.
1937 Constitution of "Eire", claims 32 counties.
1939 Second World War.
1945 End of Second World War.
1948 General Election. Fianna Fail defeated.
1949 Repeal of External Relations Act. Ireland leaves Commonwealth. Republic of Ireland declared (26 counties)
1951-62 IRA campaign in North.
1955 Ireland joins the United Nations.
1965 O'Neill-Lemass Talks.
1967 Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association founded.
1968 August: First Civil Rights March. October: Derry Civil Rights March, banned by William Craig, Minister of home Affairs, held but broken up by brutality by police.
1969 January: People's Democracy Belfast to Derry Civil Rights March. January 4: Marchers attacked at Burntollet Bridge. April: O'Neill resigns. Chichester Clark Prime Minister. August 14: British troops sent to Derry. October: Protestant riot in Belfast.
1970 Dublin Arms Trial.
1971 First British soldier killed by IRA in Belfast. Chichester Clark resigns, Faulkner Prime Minister. Unionist government of NI introduces internment without trial for suspected Republicans.
1972Ireland joins the European Economic Community
1972 January 30: Bloody Sunday in Derry. British paratroopers shoot 13 civilians during civil-rights march. (I got to walk up and down the Bogside, where the murders took place. I stood where the British Troops fired from. An old IRA member gave me a British rubber bullet as a souvenir.) March: Stormont suspended.
1973 Sunningdale Agreement.
1974 Ulster Workers Strike brings down Faulkner and Assembly. Direct Rule re-imposed. Loyalits bomb Dublin and Monaghan, killing 30
1981-82 Ten Republicans die on hunger strike in Maze Prison, NI Dying hunger-striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament
1993 Downing Street Declaration; British Government accepts the right of the people of Irelalnd to self-determinination.
1994 IRA declares cease-fire
1996 Cease-fire breaks down after Britain's Conservative government refuses to allow Sinn Fein to join all-party talks on NI.
1997 IRA cease-fire resumes; talks begin in Belfast between governmentof Irish Republic, Britain's Labor government, and representatives of all NI's political parties.
1998 Initial peace-plan accepted by all parties.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

The Doughnut Burger

Hardee's is no longer the champion of monstrous and ridiculous hamburgers.

Behold, The Doughnut Burger:

These babies will make their debut this year at some minor league baseball team's stadium. From "The ballpark sandwich will include a hamburger topped with sharp cheddar cheese and two slices of bacon -- all between a "bun" made of a sliced Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnut. If you can find a (loop)hole in your cardiologist's advice, calorie counters predict the monster will set you back about 1,000 calories and 45 grams of fat. "

Friday, March 10, 2006

Great Day For a Parade

I've checked the extended forecasts on both and and it looks like the high for Friday will be in the upper 60's. Sunshine will be abundant and a slight breeze will ruffle the flags. Both sites also predict a possibility of rain earlier this week which should cause the azaelas to explode with color. This may be the best St. Patrick's Day yet! Keep praying for nice weather and remember not to eat any meat today.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

You Might Be a Cracker On St. Patrick's Day (Vol. 2)

If you drink too much the night before and throw up all might be a cracker on St. Patrick's Day.

If you have sex in a bathroom stall at State Line might be a cracker on St. Patrick's Day.

If you have sex at the bottom of the stairwell at the Marriott might be a cracker on St. Patrick's Day.

If you pay for a room at the Marriott Courtyard and don't stay might be a cracker on St. Patrick's Day.

If you make girls might be a cracker on St. Patrick's Day.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Thanks, Guys

The text messages really made my night. I was disappointed, however, that I did not see TP at Kevin Barry's. Lately I've been building up my liquor tolerance for St. Patrick's Day and I think I'm good to go. I had six Jameson & gingers last night and wasn't hung over at all this morning. That's all I have for now. Thanks, again. Ya'll are dismissed.

Saturday, March 04, 2006


Many of you know that one thing I'm obsessed with is finding out, in a geographic sense, just how many people in this country are still normal (the ones who share our blog's values), versus the radical, bet-wetting communists. The 2004 electoral map helped us out a bit, but this map I recently came across ends the debate once and for all.

Back to Normal

To contribute something for St. Patrick's Day 2006, I found this from

Friday, March 17:

Sunshine. Winds from the NNW at 10 mph.

High: 68° F

RealFeel: 67° F

Friday, March 03, 2006

What's the Deal?

Why do we have the South Carolina state flag on our blog? How 'bout a kelly green Erin Go Bragh flag instead.

TWO MORE WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!