Morning Food Association: March 17

Top of the mornin’ to you all! Today’s morning food association is not a current roster player. In fact, this player has only played a whopping eight games in his Boston Bruins career, having completed a grand scoring line of 0-0-0 during his time wearing Black and Gold. This player does have the distinction of being the only Irish born player in Bruins history, and that is none other than Jack Riley. Born on December 29th, 1910 in Berckenia Ireland, Riley played for three teams in the NHL (Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins). His time as a Bruin took place for the 1935-1936 season, where he’d finish playing for the Boston Cubs in the Can-Am league. The 35/36 season would be his last in the NHL.

So if I’m pairing food from an Irish player on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s gotta be corned beef & cabbage right, but for someone who’s only played 8 games in this great city, it just doesn’t feel right does it? But as the kids say,

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone.

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Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Today is not off to a good start. Two papers in, and the second one thinks that World War 2 happened somewhere between 1865 and 1900. What the fucking fuck.

(I dislike online classes intensely)

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Well in mathematical terms, if we use the formal American declaration of war as the ‘start’ of the war (for purposes of an Am. hist. class),
(1941-1900)/1900 = .021, so he’s only off by a little over 2%

IntentionallyWidenberg
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And in geological terms, 1865 and 1945 are roughly indistinguishable, so perhaps we’re all being too nitpicky

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Sort of connected: You should read David Christian’s Maps of Time, it’s a pretty cool World History that starts at the Big Bang and goes to the present. Humans don’t even appear until page 300 or so.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I will check that out, thanks.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

If humans appear on page 300, I’m guessing it’s a 301-page book?

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Between 500 and 600, I think. It’s a biggun, but he’s an established scholar, so the publisher was probably like, “totally fine with that, thanks.”

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Did the book come with a disclaimer “The history in this book is not to scale”? Because if all of time was condensed into 600 pages, human history would still fit inside the period at the end of the last sentence.

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

I like it!

In the grand scheme of history, 40 years is an electron in a grain of sand.

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

The third paper keeps calling the textbook author, Eric Foner, “Eric Forman.” I wonder how Donna, Jackie, Hyde, Kelso, and Fez are doing.

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MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Or Cameron, Chase, Wilson & House
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The London Bear
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How old is this person?
What class are they taking?

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

The class is US History since 1877. I have no idea how old this person is. But this mistake is baffling at any age!

The London Bear
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Really it’s the kind of thing you should know BEFORE taking a modern history class!

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

A modern history class (US-centric or not) is definitely something I missed out on in high school/college, which is a shame. I think it’s the one history class I may have liked.

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

I took a bunch of modern European history classes as an undergrad (OK, three, two of which were Nazi Germany and the Holocaust), but I hadn’t done US history until it became clear that I’d be teaching it.

the german hammer
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I belueve that paper deserves a wtF-.

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

It got a pity D; which is technically a failing grade. These students have to get a C in the class in order to pass the class for general credit (and it’s a required class).

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

I know, really.

Everyone knows it was the alternative name for the War of 1812.

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

The first paper thought that the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) was a part of WW2, also.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Both papers’ writers are clearly casualties in the war on intelligence & independent thought.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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OH COME ON

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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As a student, I do too.

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

I understand their utility, but they’re just no substitute for classroom instruction (from my perspective). I’ve never had such an egregious mistake come from a student I’ve taught face-to-face.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Last semester I took an ethics class online. That was actually a good class. We had writing assignments due every other day, with the biggest due Sundays at noon. The material was interesting, and through discussion boards, students were able to debate.

This semester I am taking biology online and I hate it. I hate it so much. Too many slides and too many lecture videos with horrible audio.

Over the summer I will take Spanish 212 online. That will be interesting

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

That biology class sounds like hell.

I use discussion boards in my online class, but the students just like to agree with each other and pat themselves on the back. I’ve got to figure out how to start fights, err, I mean discussion, without getting too involved myself. I like to let them have the conversations they want to have and not feel like I’m constantly looking over their shoulder(s).

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

You need to create an alter ego as an on line student! Then start fucking with them!!!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Just don’t get caught by the school. I’m pretty sure they’d frown on a professor trolling his/her students.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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What surprises me is the number of websites which offer someone to take your online classes for you. At least you know your students are not doing that

The London Bear
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Morning,

That game was a mess. An entertaining mess at times, but still a mess.

I had corned beef in New York – it was nothing like what we call corned beef over here. Both are good though! Ours is more like mashed-up beef, pressed into a can. I like it.

Today there’s a huge horseracing event in England – Cheltenham Gold Cup – and the Irish love it. They come over in droves to go to it and things get messy – especially if an Irish horse wins it.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

100% Irish and 100% of the opinion corned beef = dog food.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

I’m about 1/10 Irish & distinctly prefer pastrami to corned beef.

The London Bear
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You’re Irish? I’m about 1/8 or 1/16 or something. A Little bit anyway

the german hammer
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Yeah, I just think it’s nasty.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Stir of the pot. smile

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

A reminder: You can’t drink all day if you don’t start first thing in the morning.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Hey, a man needs to have goals in life!
As they say on St. Patty’s, “Every journey begins with one sip”

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

As they say on St. Patty’s, “Every journey begins with one sip”

And ends passed out on the bathroom floor.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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AMEN

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Good morning, friends.

Last night’s game was bad. Lots of coffee this morning.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Dafuq was that shit?!?!? It was like they totally forgot to play anything even vaguely resembling defense!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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My parents never taught me this proverb, but I believe it to be true.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Erin go bragh!!!
I’m always hoping Erin will go braless, but it never happens (sorry, not sorry!).
“Last night, talkin’ bout last night” – it never happened.
Tonight is amateur night! Same goes for New Years Eve, Cinco de Mayo, and other holidays where drinking is involved. Stay off the roads! Drink somewhere you can walk to and home from (or stumble home from – whatevs!).
Irish whiskey in the coffee this morn!!!! – MOAR COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I am so happy I live 1.5 miles from downtown.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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WHO IS GETTING DRUNK TONIGHT?

Satan 81's Sister
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Not me, unfortunately. Between coming down with a cold and having to work at 5:30am tomorrow, dunk is the last thing I need to be.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Happy Friday and St. Patrick’s Day! (if that’s your thing)

-I turned on the game (not that late) and saw 3-0 as the score. I turned off the game and headed towards bed. I regret nothing.
-I have nothing more to add about last night’s game. In fact, let’s not discuss it again.
-Painting the nursery tomorrow. Then two different events (one family and one friends) to go to afterwards.
-We volunteer at a youth group at our church and I’m giving this week’s teaching on Sunday. Who has two thumbs and hasn’t put together his talk yet? (Hint: this guy).
-I don’t like corned beef and cabbage. I actually don’t even like cabbage normally.
-I do like whiskey and may pick up a bottle of Jameson or something similar on the way home, though. You know, to help wash down the corned beef.

Enjoy the weekend, everyone.

Side Note
I had a much more rant-like post that I decided to scuttle. Current events have me in a bitter mood, but I decided to not bring that here.

the german hammer
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There are plenty of interesting ways to prepare cabbage, however,boiling it is not one of those.

The BOB
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The BOB

Disliking cabbage? Normal.
Disliking corned beef? Not so much. Heresy.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I don’t like corned beef and cabbage. I actually don’t even like cabbage normally.

This should have been a “spoiler alert”!

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

I like Irish whiskey and Irish stouts (although a bit ‘meh’ on Guinness). Does that counter?

The BOB
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The BOB

Guinness is only worthwhile on tap and even then it’s really hit or miss over here, mostly miss. It really is a different experience in Ireland.

Though even in Ireland, I preferred Beamish

The London Bear
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Beamish! I used to drink tons of Beamish but I haven’t seen it in years

The BOB
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The BOB

I miss Beamish Red. Had it my first trip over and adored it. Planned to seek it out my next trip… only to find Heineken bought Beamish and killed Red. Those bastards

The London Bear
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Beamish Red! You’re unearthing things that have been buried in my subconscious for 22 years! lol

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

I’ve only been to the airport in Dublin. The fookin Guinness tap was broken so I couldn’t even get an overpriced airport Guinness in Ireland.

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