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    16th of June is Bloomsday in Ireland.

    It's the day in which Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom make their cryptic odyssey through Dublin, literature and Greek myth.

    If you haven't read the beautiful conundrum that is Ulysses by James Joyce, then I would urge you to do so today.

    If you have any questions regarding the text, don't ask me.

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    I wouldn't call it a "conundrum," but I do know that some people do find it difficult to get through. It is a good one, well worth a read or three.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Originally posted by MagicNakor@16 June 2004 - 11:25
    I wouldn't call it a "conundrum," but I do know that some people do find it difficult to get through. It is a good one, well worth a read or three.

    In 1933, a court decided it was dirty, blasphemous and unreadable, so I'll stand by "conundrum".

    It was, I'd argue, the first great modernist novel. In that regard, I'd say that Joycean manipulation of the language is indeed a thing to be unravelled and considered from many perspectives.

    A verbal Rubick's Cube, if you will.

    Edit- I just came across this on the BBC..

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertain...ts/3810193.stm

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    That's great.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Incidentally, my surname appears on a coalworks sign in the novel. It's not exactly a prolific surname either, even in Ireland.

    I've never read it in another novel and I'm glad it was that one.

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    yeah i use google uk and they had altered the google logo to :


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    Originally posted by chinook_apache@16 June 2004 - 16:33
    yeah i use google uk and they had altered the google logo to :

    Well spotted. I saw that earlier.

    Of course, Google is based in Dublin.

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