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One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by coqui_chris » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:48 pm

Raising a glass to Brendan Behan, fine iconoclastic Dublin writer who passed away 50 years ago on March 20. Ok, so it was yesterday; drink two for Penance. "I only drink on two occasions: When I'm thirsty, and when I'm not"

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Re: One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by ThirstyDrunk » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:48 pm

Honestly, I have no choice but to drink to that.
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Re: One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by mistah willies » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:37 pm

Cheers!

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But i'll never turn one down

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Re: One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by peetie44 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:04 am

Here's to your memory, Brendan!

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Re: One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:12 am

A fine time to crack open a bottle of whiskey and listen to The Pogues "The Auld Triangle (lyrics by B. Behan).

My favourite story about Behan was when he was accosted in a New York bar by an awestruck neophyte who ran at the great man, crying out, "Oh my god! You're Brendan Behan!"
To which the author responded, with similar enthusiasm, "Oh my god! You're the man who'll be buying th'night's drinks!"
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Re: One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by oettinger » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:15 am

Well done, sometime someday I`ll hopefully be able to use that line myself. In the meantime I`ll pratice my skills with sunday refills
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Re: One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by Bobby Stout » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:42 pm

He was in the same class in school as my grandfather.

I bought a stamp on Wednesday, first time I'd done that in years, and it was a Brendan Behan stamp.

A good enough reason to then have a drink.

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Re: One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by mistah willies » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:56 pm

Bobby Stout wrote:He was in the same class in school as my grandfather.

I bought a stamp on Wednesday, first time I'd done that in years, and it was a Brendan Behan stamp.

A good enough reason to then have a drink.
Got any tales from the old man?

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Re: One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by coqui_chris » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:51 pm

Bobby Stout wrote:He was in the same class in school as my grandfather.

I bought a stamp on Wednesday, first time I'd done that in years, and it was a Brendan Behan stamp.

A good enough reason to then have a drink.
That's gas. I've gotta get that stamp.
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Re: One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by Bobby Stout » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:03 am

Unfortunately my grandad died before I was old enough to truly appreciate Mr. Behan. I'll ask my dad, though, next time I see the old man. He's a bit of a family historian so he'll surely have a tale or two that my grandad would've recounted to him over several glasses of whiskey in his favourite pub.

I like this though:
Bredan's uncle wrote the Irish national anthem "The Soldier's Song". My grandad's uncle Liam was the chief translator in the first (free) Irish parliament and he translated it into the Irish language version that we all sing today, "Amhránn na bhFiann". Small world, huh?

If anyone wants the stamp I'll gladly send it over wherever. It's only 60c.

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Re: One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by coqui_chris » Wed May 14, 2014 3:38 pm

I heard a story that Brendan's driver was originally a Pioneer who later died of liver disease
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Re: One drink too many, a thousand never enough

Post by mistah willies » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:41 am

Bobby Stout wrote:Unfortunately my grandad died before I was old enough to truly appreciate Mr. Behan. I'll ask my dad, though, next time I see the old man. He's a bit of a family historian so he'll surely have a tale or two that my grandad would've recounted to him over several glasses of whiskey in his favourite pub.

I like this though:
Bredan's uncle wrote the Irish national anthem "The Soldier's Song". My grandad's uncle Liam was the chief translator in the first (free) Irish parliament and he translated it into the Irish language version that we all sing today, "Amhránn na bhFiann". Small world, huh?

If anyone wants the stamp I'll gladly send it over wherever. It's only 60c.
And sent it he did. Thank ye Bobby Stout, here's a shot of black rum raised to you. May the weather fare you better than the stove warms the night. Slainté

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