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Borstal

BEING ASSOCIATED WITH A MAN OF MOST PROFOUND AND QUOTABLE INSIGHTS, HILARIOUS AND DEFIANT, ON HIS BIRTHDAY

I am a drinker with writing problems.

n. — a reformatory conducted according to the method established by the reformatory at Borstal, near Rochester, Kent, England, 1902, focusing on “educating” juvenile criminals through routine, discipline, and often harsh demonstrations of authority…

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ON THIS DAY: February 9, 2017

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History

The Welsh Schoolteacher, the Italian Prostitute and the Complete Plays of Brendan Behan

I am not sure exactly when the following incident happened. All I can say for certain is that it was sometime during the summer of 2003. 1,647 more words

Culture

Favorite Quotes: Brendan Behan -Borstal Boy

Brendan Behan – Borstal Boy 

“This landlady was mean and as barren as a bog. Her broken windows would be a judgment on her for the cheap sausages and margarine she poisoned her table with, for she was only generous with things that cost little cash, locking hall doors at night time and kneeling down to say the Rosary with the lodger and her sister, who always adds three Hail Mary’s for holy purity and the protection of her person and modesty, so that you would think half the men in Liverpool were running after her, panting for a lick of her big buck teeth.” 1,669 more words

Arts And Entertainment

The night Bob Dylan met Brendan Behan

The news Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature brought to mind the night the great man tried to meet the Irish playwright Brendan Behan. 575 more words

Roister And Sup

A man’s ambition must indeed be small
To write his name upon a shithouse wall
But before I die I’ll add my regal scrawl
To show the world I’m left with sweet fuck all … 782 more words

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