yes I said yes I will Yes.

It’s Bloomsday, nerds. I am sadly not in Dublin or even in NYC for a proper celebration, but I’ll drink up to Mr. Joyce today, re-read Molly Bloom’s soliloquy, and, uh, listen to some James Joyce some rap tributes.

And no, I never did read all of Ulysses.

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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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10 Responses

  1. gretel
    gretel June 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm |

    It’s on my to-read list–right after Moby-Dick, War and Peace, Gravity’s Rainbow, and Infinite Jest.

  2. Comrade Kevin
    Comrade Kevin June 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm |

    —I’m the queerest young fellow that ever you heard.
    My mother’s a jew, my father’s a bird.
    With Joseph the joiner I cannot agree.
    So here’s to disciples and Calvary.

  3. Valerie
    Valerie June 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm |

    That’s okay; Franz Ferdinand did a decent job of summarizing it for you.

  4. Tei Tetua
    Tei Tetua June 16, 2011 at 4:06 pm |

    yes I said yes I will Yes.

    If every guy waited till he heard that, there’d be no more rape.

  5. Rainicorn
    Rainicorn June 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm |

    Just been at the pub celebrating Bloomsday with a fellow Joyce fan. Next year in Dublin…

  6. Dao
    Dao June 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm |

    I’m part of the Brave Cast to tweet “Ulysses” today:

    Follow along if you’d like!

  7. PosedbyModels
    PosedbyModels June 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm |

    Got to perform the final section of the soliloquy two months ago as part of a public reading series we did for a Ulysses-based class. There was a drum and shit. It was sexy. Also got to light off bottle rockets while reading the orgasmic beach masturbation scene…fun class.
    I will be drinking Irish whiskey and dorking out for the rest of the evening to celebrate!

  8. bleh
    bleh June 16, 2011 at 10:37 pm |

    “liquids I can eat” Stephen Dedalus. Amen

  9. Merryn
    Merryn June 17, 2011 at 2:06 am |

    Kate Bush’s take on Molly’s soliloquy …

  10. Eva Magdalen
    Eva Magdalen June 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm |

    I did read it, but it was such a long time ago I don’t remember! Time to get it out and re-read it.

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