Happy Bloomsday!

I can only start the ball rolling with this ‘tagbomb’ from the Stunned weblog, quoting the stately, plump Buck Mulligan segment from Ulysses. Meanwhile in downtown Manhattan, there’s a bevy of Irish literary exports to get the local punters into the Joycean mood at the Ulysses Bar. And Dublin (city of failures) celebrates in its recent success. And from a few years back, the Iranian connection.

A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.