Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996 02:10:04 -0500 From: Bob Rankin
Reply to: TOURBUS-REQUEST@LISTSERV.AOL.COM To: Multiple recipients of list TOURBUS Subject: TOURBUS - 12 March 1996 - Bit O' Blarney /~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~/~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~/~~~|~\ | "Why | Surf When / You Can | Ride The | Bus?" / | \ |__________|__________/__________|__________|________/ | \ / /______|----\ / Send INFO TOURBUS to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM ///////| | | Or visit http://csbh.mhv.net/~bobrankin/tourbus |//////| | | |//////| | ~~~/~~~\~/~~~\~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/~~~\~~~~ \___/ \___/ T h e I n t e r n e t T o u r B u s \___/ Today's TOURBUS Site: Simply Saint Patrick's Today's TOURBUS Address: http://holiday.ritech.com/ Wow! TOURBUS is now making the rounds to 104 countries around the globe twice each week. Kinda puts poor Santa to shame, don't it? :-) Speaking of countries, we're going to visit Ireland today and get the real story behind Saint Patrick, Leprechauns and Potato Beer. Rock Island Technologies has another great holiday website (see the address above) and this one is chock full o' blarney. Saint Patrick was born in what is now called Britain and kidnapped as a teenager by Irish raiders. After spending six years in slavery, he escaped and returned home. Soon after, Patrick received a divine call in a dream to return to Ireland as a Christian missionary, where he spent the rest of his life converting the Irish to Christianity. But Pat must've developed a taste for Irish brew somewhere along the way because the Emerald Isle is just as well known for it's Stout drinkers as it is for it stout adherents to Catholicism. Oh yeah, Stout... *----------------------------------------------------------------------* | Just surfing the Net? Put it to work enhancing your career! | | Take online courses from University of Wisconsin-Stout. | | For more info point your browser to: | *-----> http://major.uwstout.edu or E-MAIL to email@example.com <-----* The Simply Saint Patrick's site is full of interesting info about Irish culture, travel and links to many related sites. You can find out how to make Potato Beer, get the scoop on Leprechauns, pick up some fun Irish facts, even sing some Irish folks tunes. I've been a wild Rover for many a year, And I've spent all my money on whiskey and beer. But now I'm returning with gold in great store. And I never will play the wild rover no more. And it's no, nay, never, no nay never more, Will I play the wild Rover, no never no more! The "Paint the Town Green" section has a big list of St. Patrick's Day events in various U.S. cities, and you can find help planning your trip to Ireland in the "Visit the Emerald Isle" area. I found a really cool map of Ireland there. Before you leave, make sure to visit the big list of Saint Patrick's Sites where you'll find the Irish Word of the Day and learn how to send St. Patrick's Day greeting cards via the Web. Okay, I admit it... I'm Scottish. But you'll have to grant me Honorary Irishman status for just this one day. St. Patty's Day is my birthday after all! Elvis the mailbot can't sing any Irish tunes, but he sure can tell you how hundreds of TOURBUS riders are saving money on magazines... *-----------------> BIG-TIME MAGAZINES FOR $10 A YEAR? <-------------* | ONLY TOURBUS RIDERS KNOW HOW! | | | | Magazine Express has exclusive TOURBUS discounts others can only | | dream about. Plus, Dr. Bob's new "Internet Goodies" is FREE. This | | is a limited time offer, so get details now by sending email to: | *------------------------> firstname.lastname@example.org <-------------------* Have fun, and be green! -Bob ====================================================================== SUBSCRIBE : Send SUBSCRIBE TOURBUS Firstname Lastname to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM unSUBSCRIBE: Send SIGNOFF TOURBUS to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM Web Site : http://csbh.mhv.net/~bobrankin/tourbus (stop in for back issues and the logo contest) Advertising: E-mail BobRankin@MHV.net w/ Subject: SEND TBRATES ====================================================================== TOURBUS - (c) Copyright 1996, Patrick Crispen and Bob Rankin All rights reserved. Redistribution is allowed only with permission. Send this copy to 3 friends and tell them to get on the Bus!