Friday, March 11, 2016

"It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information." (REPRISED)


Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, the Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet is on the mind — as well as in the heart — of yet another visitor to my succulent garden.
He is pictured here — in my succulent garden — standing below my pencil cactus, and where he told his comrades,*"fifteen things (they) probably didn't know about leprechauns."
He thought they'd appreciate knowing this information, given the fact that Saint Patrick's Day (March 17) will be here in six days!
And before he told them fifteen things that they probably didn't know about leprechauns, he reminded them that "It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information," which is a quotation attributed to Oscar Wilde.
In any event, here are the fifteen things that he told him about leprechauns:
01. LEPRECHAUNS ARE FAIRIES.
02. THERE AREN’T ANY FEMALE LEPRECHAUNS.
03. THERE’S A LEPRECHAUN COLONY (IN PORTLAND, OREGON).
04. SOMETIMES THEY ARE RED.
05. THEY HAVE A TROUBLESOME COUSIN.
06. LEPRECHAUNS ARE THE BANKERS & COBBLERS OF THE FAIRY WORLD.
07. THEY’RE SNEAKY.
08. THEY CAN BE GENEROUS IF YOU’RE KIND TO THEM.
09. SOMEONE CLAIMS TO HAVE FOUND THE REMAINS OF AN ACTUAL LEPRECHAUN.
10. LEPRECHAUNS ARE PROTECTED UNDER EUROPEAN LAW.
11. SOME ACCOUNTS SAY LEPRECHAUNS CAN LIVE UNDERWATER.
12. THEY MIGHT HAVE A DIVINE HERITAGE.
13. LEPRECHAUN MEANS “SMALL BODY.”
14. YOU CAN PRETEND TO BE A LEPRECHAUN FOR A GOOD CAUSE.
15. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN LEPRECHAUN TRAP.
And with that dear reader, if like Oscar Wilde, you feel that it is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information, now you have some!
REFERENCES: Comrades of the visitor featured in this entry:
1. The baker.

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