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(NPR)   Ireland releases a new limited-edition coin honoring James Joyce, but apparently they never read Ulysses, because they managed to misquote him on the already-minted coin   (npr.org) divider line 41
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2013-04-12 08:41:43 AM
I'm guessing he would have appreciated that he was misquoted.
 
2013-04-12 10:02:01 AM
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2013-04-12 10:28:49 AM
So the Irish Central Bank couldn't get through a Joyce book, either. Join the club.
 
2013-04-12 11:25:19 AM
1) Make a mistake on a minted coin
2) get free advertising for coin
3) profit


Now for super bonus time: Correct the mistake and watch the first run of coins disappear from circulation! Print free money without causing inflation! Brilliant!!
 
2013-04-12 12:46:38 PM
I'm holding out for the limited edition Finnegan's Wake bitcoin.
 
2013-04-12 12:50:28 PM

Speaker2Animals: So the Irish Central Bank couldn't get through a Joyce book, either. Join the club.


But they claim to, so they are just like everyone else.
 
2013-04-12 12:51:00 PM
Will Armando Gallarraga get his free of charge?
 
2013-04-12 12:54:01 PM
If Tom Cruise's family had only been allowed to retain ownership of the Mint in Dublin...
 
2013-04-12 12:55:35 PM
I remember reading that at Camp Granada
 
2013-04-12 12:56:11 PM
I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.
 
2013-04-12 12:58:23 PM
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2013-04-12 12:59:34 PM

Speaker2Animals: So the Irish Central Bank couldn't get through a Joyce book, either. Join the club.


I tried. I really, really tried to get through Ulysses. I had heard how great of a novel it was....

Problem is you can't understand what in the heck is going on. I made it through about 150 pages before I just couldn't read any longer. Maybe it is a great book from a prose-standpoint....but from a story and "WTF AM I READING?!" standpoint? Yeah, not-so-much.
 
2013-04-12 01:02:21 PM
They shouldn't worry. I doubt there are five people ever in the whole of Ireland who've read that book from cover to cover. Including James Joyce. Even less for Finnegan's Wake.
 
2013-04-12 01:06:04 PM
So did this Joyce whattever her name is complain or something?
 
2013-04-12 01:08:06 PM

kidgenius: Speaker2Animals: So the Irish Central Bank couldn't get through a Joyce book, either. Join the club.

I tried. I really, really tried to get through Ulysses. I had heard how great of a novel it was....

Problem is you can't understand what in the heck is going on. I made it through about 150 pages before I just couldn't read any longer. Maybe it is a great book from a prose-standpoint....but from a story and "WTF AM I READING?!" standpoint? Yeah, not-so-much.


I read it back in college.  The whole trimester was on this one book.  The guide to understanding the book was a big as the book itself.  I enjoyed it but only with the structure the class and the guide brought.  I couldn't imagine grabbing it off the shelf and jumping in.
 
2013-04-12 01:08:31 PM
I finally got through Ulysses about 3 years ago after about a dozen attempts.  It is a good book if you've got the patience and capacity to understand it.  It is very difficult, and honestly, I was never all that interested in the story.  Bloom just isn't that interesting of a character to me and you really get to learn everything about him, really everything.  I do applaud Joyce for having one of the most incredible minds ever produced but that's about it.
 
2013-04-12 01:15:13 PM
I am OUTRAGED, I tell you.  OUTRAGED!!!

ksj.mit.edu
 
2013-04-12 01:18:41 PM
If you don't like your coin, please send it to me for disposal.
 
2013-04-12 01:21:28 PM
Good thing they're not using Paddy Kavanaugh, I hear he was a real prick.  Coincidentally I'm taking another run at Ulysses right now. Man is it cumbersome.
 
2013-04-12 01:30:04 PM

stiletto_the_wise: I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.


I'm a book guy.  I majored in pre-1800 literature in college.  Dante.  Milton.  Spenser.  Dense stuff.  Yet I have never been able to get through Ulysses.
 
2013-04-12 01:30:46 PM

drxym: They shouldn't worry. I doubt there are five people ever in the whole of Ireland who've read that book from cover to cover. Including James Joyce. Even less for Finnegan's Wake.


Oh, there are many people who have read it. There are five who have comprehended it. Although I think that even that number might be out by an order of magnitude.

/Joyce - the original troll.
 
2013-04-12 01:40:08 PM

probesport: I remember reading that at Camp Granada


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2013-04-12 02:00:42 PM
Using an optional head pronoun in a restrictive relative clause?

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Still, if you're going to quote someone, quote it CORRECTLY.  Never accept plagiarism.
 
2013-04-12 02:13:04 PM
They should have just quoted Finnegan's Wake
 
2013-04-12 02:43:40 PM

Cagey B: I'm holding out for the limited edition Finnegan's Wake bitcoin.


well played...save that apostrophe.

(currently reading the book; five pages a night is my cap. and "reading" is a bit of a generous term.)
 
2013-04-12 02:58:41 PM

DubtodaIll: I finally got through Ulysses about 3 years ago after about a dozen attempts.  It is a good book if you've got the patience and capacity to understand it.  It is very difficult, and honestly, I was never all that interested in the story.  Bloom just isn't that interesting of a character to me and you really get to learn everything about him, really everything.  I do applaud Joyce for having one of the most incredible minds ever produced but that's about it.


^ this is why I decided to tackle Finnegans Wake; I got through Ulysses (which was in itself a multi-year reading, and no, I can't say I completely understood it by any stretch) and thought, well, why not jump out of the frying pan and into the fire.
The last two parts of Ulysses almost made the whole thing worth it; the "Q & A" section (as it were) and Molly's Soliloquy.
The next thing to read will be the Skeleton Key for Finnegans Wake so I can see (somewhat) what the academics saw...
 
2013-04-12 03:04:47 PM
Now they have to change the vending machine signs from "insert coin" to "roger me arseways."

/not sure what I mean, but it popped into my head so I published it.
 
2013-04-12 03:59:44 PM
Ulysses is crapastic pretentious drivel catering to pseudo-intellectual tweed-heads.
 
2013-04-12 04:42:57 PM

AlanSmithee: Ulysses is crapastic pretentious drivel catering to pseudo-intellectual tweed-heads.


Yeah!  On top of that, her limp ruined the fantasy for me.
 
2013-04-12 04:49:51 PM

maddogdelta: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


Thank you for that.  I just laughed out loud at my desk.
 
2013-04-12 05:32:09 PM
It's Ireland; they were probably drunk when they minted it.

/Of Irish descent.
//Drinking now.
 
2013-04-12 05:51:08 PM
Tiny purple fishes run laughing through your fingers
 
2013-04-12 06:00:35 PM
Well, after they fire the guy responsible, they're gonna need a replacement.

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2013-04-12 07:32:15 PM

stiletto_the_wise: I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.


I read Ulysses for a book report back in high school. We all had to do presentations related to our books and I decided to read part of Molly's soliloquy out loud.

Needless to say, it was very, very awkward.
 
2013-04-12 09:02:37 PM
That's what he gets for missing the call at first base
 
2013-04-12 09:06:08 PM
okay, I tried reading  Ulysses back when I was about 21.

I only got a few hundred pages in but it just seemed to be just a dude-bro's drunken rambling of his weekend.

/Irish
//Drinks to much and writes depressing poetry
 
2013-04-12 11:02:06 PM
Never understood the problem with understanding Ulysses, beyond the wordplay it's a pretty pedestrian story. It's the style that's the main character. The main problem with Joyce is he's a writer's writer's writer. I'm sure he had some weirdly high evolutionary form of glossolalia or just hyperlexic. In any case I find the best way to read Ulysses or even Finnegans Wake is to read it aloud, there's so much in the sound that HELPS IMMENSELY with the story.
 
2013-04-12 11:40:13 PM
Bob's probably chuckling somewhere...

/As is Epicene Wildeblood
 
2013-04-12 11:42:24 PM

Mawson of the Antarctic: Never understood the problem with understanding Ulysses, beyond the wordplay it's a pretty pedestrian story. It's the style that's the main character. The main problem with Joyce is he's a writer's writer's writer. I'm sure he had some weirdly high evolutionary form of glossolalia or just hyperlexic. In any case I find the best way to read Ulysses or even Finnegans Wake is to read it aloud, there's so much in the sound that HELPS IMMENSELY with the story.


Hmmm, I read aloud Plato's Republic and that helped a lot.

To my credit, I read and loved The Brothers Karamazov.
 
2013-04-12 11:58:39 PM

Mawson of the Antarctic: Never understood the problem with understanding Ulysses, beyond the wordplay it's a pretty pedestrian story. It's the style that's the main character. The main problem with Joyce is he's a writer's writer's writer. I'm sure he had some weirdly high evolutionary form of glossolalia or just hyperlexic. In any case I find the best way to read Ulysses or even Finnegans Wake is to read it aloud, there's so much in the sound that HELPS IMMENSELY with the story.


Yes re: reading aloud; it's how I've been doing maybe 80% of my five pages a night for Finnegans...
 
2013-04-13 02:23:13 AM

stiletto_the_wise: I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.


I came here to do this and you already did.  Good enough, at least it's done now.
 
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