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20 February 2008 @ 06:49 pm
there's no place like home  
Do you guys know that song "Don't Worry, Be Happy"? If you don't, the chorus goes something like this:

Here's a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry
Be happy

On the radio, the best DJ of all time (KC) did a spoof 'interview' with Ian Paisley, who's reconciled with Gerry Adams, and pimped a fake CD they 'made' together. One of the songs went:

Here's a little song I wrote
I used to smuggle guns in boats
I'm Gerry
Gerry Adams

Oh, Red FM, don't ever change. (KC, don't ever go back to Mayo.)

Speaking of Mayo ... I started reading Lynn Flewelling's Luck in the Shadows. The LotR pastiche makes me cringe and there are some crazy spelling mistakes (mountain 'peeks'), but I will endure much for the sake of boy-lovin'. One thing that galled me, though, was Alec's homeplace - he's 'Alec of Kerry'. Now, Kerry is a real place - populated with heathens and dolphins, yes, most of whom are in my class - but still real. It's the equivalent of reading a fantasy wherein the main character is Alec of Kansas. Kansas is a real place too (or so I've been lead to believe). Given how fond so many Americans are of Ireland, you'd think they'd realise Kerry isn't just a nice name for a girl.

Segue ... taking blood is so much fun.
Current Mood: crazycrazy
Current Music: hum hallelujah (fob)
The Goddamn Wolf Womanslythwolf on February 20th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
No no, Kansas is imaginary! Superman grew up there!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Because the Irish do it betterscoradh on February 20th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
I so called it.
The Goddamn Wolf Womanslythwolf on February 21st, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Lawls. (Unfortunately?) My parents have been to Kansas. Evidently it is very flat and filled with lots of corn.