The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
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This St. Patrick’s Day, Liam Day challenges the notion that in order to be a proper Irishman you have to get piss-drunk and belligerent.
And the Monarchs We shall talk again sometime,And I shall speak timidlyAbout the morning’s quarter moon.I won’t mention Joyce or Hemingway or Kant, For I have never read their useless, futile words.When inspired and perhaps calm,I shall hint at the irony of all things,And I shall want to kiss meekly.Of this and powerful kings, I am…