[Groop] Groop Card Info

Chris Schechner cschechner at sbcglobal.net
Fri Aug 25 07:14:51 PDT 2006

One of my buddies was standing outside his pub as a riot was going on in
Derry, as mayhem and fights were breaking out all about him and he turned to
his friend and quoted the Van Morrison song, ³don¹t you wish every day could
be like today?² Sometimes it just takes humor (humour) to overcome some


on 8/25/06 8:39 AM, Stray Toaster at groo at stray-toaster.co.uk wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 08:30:54AM -0500, Chris Schechner wrote:
>> Of course, orange is a big no-no if you?re in Northern Ireland and you?re a
>> Republican. On the other hand, if you?re a Unionist, you wear it with pride.
> I can't see a groo card being worn as a colourette, actually. Do you
> need a Groo bowler hat and sword then? Actually, the swords work, I
> suppose. And the Lambeg is a Drum(m), I suppose. And they do wander the
> Queen's Highway.
> Hmm, I wonder if I could string a Groo-is-from-Norn-Iron gag out.
> Wouldn't be any less funny that the
> Orangemen-Are-The-Lost-Tribe-of-Israel shtick I heave heard.
> Apologies to all for the very regional (*very* regional) jokes there.
> Yes, there were jokes. Honest, You just need to have grown up through
> the bombing, maimings, beatings and disruption as I did to get them.
> m.

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