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Messages - Legate Gene O'Mick, PhD

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... and aside from the fact that she and I are still friends and the ambiguity of my invite (matter of number and invites, plus groom's comfort)....

She asked me for input on the musical selection. I made some facetious as well as some serious input, but at the end of the day, I realized that a lot of the music I listen to, is, well, ambiguously appropriate at best.

This left me with the odd realization, "what the hell are we going to listen to at my own wedding, when it eventually happens?"

Irish music is like country music in this regard. Starts off good but, goddamn.

Heavy metal?

lol, you gotta work with Motorhead at best.

I guess this is coming up because all of the hurdles that were in place between Villager and I getting married are now gone, excepting me finishing college, since I'll probably propose to her not long after I get my bachelor's. We've even figured out the where to live. Massachusetts, just not Boston.

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I posted this last night but I don't think anyone noticed it. My school is running a "FEARLESS" ad campaign and they are soliciting selfies from students. Anonymously. Needless to say, this has opened the door for a barrel of lulz. http://fearlesspsu.com/gallery?sort=recent&i=773

I saw but didn't have time to be thorough. The quotes are submitted by the person in the pic yes?

Yes. AND ANYONE CAN SUBMIT.

Uploaded a hairless cat.

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I posted this last night but I don't think anyone noticed it. My school is running a "FEARLESS" ad campaign and they are soliciting selfies from students. Anonymously. Needless to say, this has opened the door for a barrel of lulz. http://fearlesspsu.com/gallery?sort=recent&i=773

Some of those are priceless. I think the taxidermied bat is my favorite.

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What you wear to a Tong party.

Is a half Windsor acceptable, or is there a specific method?

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Heh. Either someone reported me on Facebook or Facebook is cracking down on weird names.

I'm guessing someone reported you, because what's a weird name? Really?

Well, Bearman had to switch today, and someone else mentioned that their neighbor switched today as well. I dunno, does Caoimhin sound like a real name to you?
Caoimhin- 91% Communist Tong Ties...  Proceed with extreme prejudice.

What's a Tong Tie?

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Like, even someone I've known since I was 13 and who has lived with me on two different occasions did a double take and said, "Who the hell is Kevin? I don't know any Kevins. Oh, right. That Kevin." Note, this person called me Kevin to my face on Saturday, but online....

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Heh. Either someone reported me on Facebook or Facebook is cracking down on weird names.

I'm guessing someone reported you, because what's a weird name? Really?

Well, Bearman had to switch today, and someone else mentioned that their neighbor switched today as well. I dunno, does Caoimhin sound like a real name to you?

Depends on whether Facebook is screening real names for "American-ness".

And that's why I figured either/or. I'm annoyed either way. I've used my Irish language name for so long that it's legitimately become a part of my sense of self. And not even out of a sense of "this is Irish me" but that's what I've gone by. Seeing my name in English feels weird in that context.

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Heh. Either someone reported me on Facebook or Facebook is cracking down on weird names.

I'm guessing someone reported you, because what's a weird name? Really?

Well, Bearman had to switch today, and someone else mentioned that their neighbor switched today as well. I dunno, does Caoimhin sound like a real name to you?

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Heh. Either someone reported me on Facebook or Facebook is cracking down on weird names.

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It's like, "uh, guys, you realize you went past England, right?"

Yeah, but the UK's military isn't so hot nowadays.  America's complaining we suck, and we have to ask the French to borrow their air carrier every time we want to fight outside of Europe, because we scrapped our own in a fit of pique.

Damn, really?

That's gotta hurt though. The UK asking the French to help navy up.

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It's like, "uh, guys, you realize you went past England, right?"

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So I wasted time on Yahoo News explaining why, no in a pinch, the Irish Defence Forces would not (indeed, could not) "back up" NATO in any hypothetical skirmishes or full out war with Russia, despite the fact that Russian bombers screwed up civilian air traffic in Dublin.

How have you all been?

I'm doing pretty good. For real there's been Russian bombers flying close enough to Dublin to cause diversions?

Yep. Also, today I learned that Russia is flying very obvious bombers. Obvious to Irish technology.

My reaction is "why? It's fucking Ireland. The British Empire let us off easy because they were war weary from WWI"

Seriously though. Ireland's Air Corps has 24 planes, and the Irish Navy has 7 ships. We rely on the RAF for air defense. Our primary military mission is to secure Ireland against nonexistent threats, support the police, police fisheries in accordance with European Union agreements, and to support UN peacekeeping missions. UN activity accounts for 100% deployment.

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So I wasted time on Yahoo News explaining why, no in a pinch, the Irish Defence Forces would not (indeed, could not) "back up" NATO in any hypothetical skirmishes or full out war with Russia, despite the fact that Russian bombers screwed up civilian air traffic in Dublin.

How have you all been?

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The snarky side of me said, "at least we won't have to see any more posts about the color of that damn dress."

You weren't the only one.

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or of the one.

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