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       _oOoOoOo_                   .-.-.
      (oOoOoOoOo)                 (  :  )
       )`"""""`(                .-.`. .'.-.
      /         \              (_  '.Y.'  _)   
     | #         |             (   .'|'.   )
     \           /              '-'  |  '-'
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Midi Controls
  • A Weak Attempt at a Shamrock
  • A Little Better Attempt at a Shamrock
  • A Four Leaf Clover
  • Rainbow w/Shamrock & Pot of Gold
  • Erin Go "Braughless"
  • Leprachaun Faces
  • Leprachaun w/Pot of Gold & Rainbow
  • More Leprachauns
  • Celtic Crosses
  • St. Patrick
  • Claddagh
  • An Irish Quiz
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    -=[ A Wimpy Shamrock ]=-  1/97
                        _
                       (_)
                      (_)_)
              jgs       T
     
    -=[ A Better Shamrock ]=-  1/97
    
              .-.-.
             (     )
           .-.\ : /.-.
          (   .`:`.   )
           (   /|\   )
      jgs   `"` | `"`
     
    -=[ Four Leaf Clover- 
         converted from solid ASCII/artist unknown ]=- 3/97
    
                 ,-'~~~~-.      .-~~~~`-.
               .'         \    /         `.
           ,-'`            \  /            `-.
          /         ,      `\/      .'        \
         (           `\     ||     /~          )
          ~.           `\   ||   /`          .~
            `~~._____    `\ || /`    ____.~~`
                  ___!!!GOOD><LUCK!!!___
             __.-`         /|| \        `-.__
          ,-`            /` ||  `\           `-.
         (             /`   ||    `\            `)
          \          .~     |Y|     `~          /
           '\              / | \              /`
             `\           /  (  \           /`
               `-._____.-~    \  `~._____.-`
                               \
                                `~-.__
                                      `'~~~~-.
     
    -=[ rainbow ]=-  3/97
    
                        ________
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               #@&:%00'         '00%:&@#
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            #@&:%0                   0%:&@#
            #@&:%0                   0%:&@#
            "" ' "                   " ' ""
          _oOoOoOo_                   .-.-.
         (oOoOoOoOo)                 (  :  )
          )`"""""`(                .-.`. .'.-.
         /         \              (_  '.Y.'  _)
        | #         |             (   .'|'.   )
        \           /              '-'  |  '-'
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    -= [ Erin go "Braughless" ! ]=-  
    
             _____//  \\_____
           " ----( `\/` )----"
     jgs          `~``~`
     
    -=[ Leprachaun face ]=-  1/97
                _ _
               (_(_)
                /(_)
               (-----.
               |=    |
              _|=____|_
             (_________)
               8"   "8
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               88-=###,   _
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                (_(_)
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               |=    |
              _|____ |_
             (_________)
               8"   "8
              (8 6 6 8)
               8  7  8
         jgs   88-=-88
                "888"
     
    -=[ Leprachaun w/ pot 'o gold & rainbow ]=-  2/97
    
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                       @><@                          .###@@::;%%&&00'
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                |        |                     .###@@::;%%&&00'
           _   _|===LI===|_                  .###@@::;%%&&00'
          / \_(____________)              .###@@::;%%&&00'
          \  / (88 o  o 88)             .###@@::;%%&&00'
           \/\  88:  7 :88`           .###@@::;%%&&00'
            \/\ '88'=='88'          .###@@::;%%&&00'
             \ \__'8888'__________.###@@::;%%&&00'
              \___<\""/>_____/_/_-'##@@::;%%&&00'
                 /  ><  \       .###@@::;%%&&00'
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             (   ~~ || ~~   )  \               /
              `-----''-----`    '.___________.'
     
    -=[ leprachaun finding four-leaf clover ]=-  4/98
    
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                         /            |
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                         \    __...--'|
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                         __\___...---'`_..-'
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                          /    `\    (o \__
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                          \   /`\ \      |  (_Y_)
                         _ '-.\_,| | T-._/  (_A_)
                  _../`'T T-'`   | |  \__    _|
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               /     |  | | |     \     `/-`\ --|
               |      \ | | |   | /`----'   |--'
                \      `\ \_;   |`-.......-`
             .-.-'.      \_LI   ;
            / /   /`-._   |`-\   \
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          `"`""`    `""""`      `.__._`;
     
    
    -=[ leprachaun ]=-  4/98
    
                .-"""""-.
                \       /
                |.-----.|
              __|_______|___
             '--;-'```'-;--'
               / / 6_6 \ \
              ( (   _)  ) )
             (  (  .__. )  )
              ( `._`-'_.' )
             /`'-._`"`_.-'`\
            |  /___```___\  |
            \  |___|L|___|  /
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                       '.__/
     
    -=[ St, Pat Wishes ]=-
    
                     .-"""""-.
    
                     \       /
                     |.-----.|
                   __|_______|___    HAPPY 
                  '--;-'```'-;--'  ST. PATRICK'S
                    / / 6_6 \ \          DAY !
                   ( (   _)  ) )   /
                  (  (  .__. )  )
                   ( `._`-'_.' )
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    -=[ Celtic cross ]=-  2/97
                 
    
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                        |(~\o/~)|
                      _.||\/X\/||._
                   ,-"  || \ / ||  "-,
                 ,'  () ||o X o|| ()  ',
                / ()  ,-|| / \ ||-,  () \
               : o  ,'  ||/\X/\||  ',  o ;
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            |\/)~~(\/\   (~\ /~)   /\/)~~(\/|
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            |/\)__(/\/  _(_/|\_)_  \/\)__(/\|
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               ; o  ',  ||\/~\/||  ,'  o ;
                \ ()  '-|| \o/ ||-'  () /
                 ',  () |(~\X/~)| ()  ,'
                   '-._ ||\/ \/|| _.-'
                       '|| \_/ ||'
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                        ||\(/\/||
                        ||=)O(=||
                        ||/\/)\||
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                        || / \ ||
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                        '._____.'
    
    
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            |\/)~~(\/\   (     )   /\/)~~(\/|
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    -=[ Saint Patrick ]=-  11/97
                             .---.
                            /.'"'.\
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                 <   |   >    ||
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    -=[ Claddagh ]=-  2/97
            
                         __.--'"""""'--.__
                   __.--'                 '--.__
                .-'                             '-.
              .'        F R I E N D S H I P        '.
             /             L O Y A L T Y             \
           /`                 L O V E                 `\
          /                   _______                   \
         /               _.-'`       `'-._               \
        /              .'     .:. .:.     '.              \
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      ;              /       ':::::::'       \              ;
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      |            |     .:::::::::::::::.     |            |
      |            ;     ':::::' : ':::::'     ;            |
      ;             \            :            /             ;
       :        .-"^`\          .:.          /`^"-.        :
        \     .'   ___\       .:' ':.       /___   `.     /
         \   /    /.---.         O         .---.\    \   /
          \ |    //     '-.   _o/0\o_   .-'     \\    | /
           \|   ;|         \ (0\|V|/0) /         |;   |/
            \.:.||       |\_) \~_~_~/ (_/|       ||.:./
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              '\_\ \\ \ \ \  /   '   \  / / / // /_/'
                    \\ \ \ \ \       / / / / //
                     `'-\_\_\ \     / /_/_/-'`
                            `  '. .'  `
                                 `
    
          The Claddagh is a visual portrayal of the eternal
             bond of friendship, loyalty, and love.
    
          The HEART symbolizes love, life's finest impulse.
             From it, generosity and compassion flow.
      
          The HANDS of friendship are clasped around the
             heart in a gesture of giving.  As they cradle
             the heart gently, the hands are both protective
             and strong, like true friendship.
    
          The CROWN is symbolic of loyalty.  It represents
             the reward of love, the highest achievement
             the human spirit has yet accomplished.
    
          To give the Claddagh is to forge the hands of
             love, friendship, and loyalty forever.
    
    
    
    
    -=[ Claddagh ]=-  2/97
               
                .-"^`\                       /`^"-.
              .'   ___\                     /___   `.
             /    /.---.         O         .---.\    \
            |    //     '-.   _o/0\o_   .-'     \\    |
            |   ;|         \ (0\|W|/0) /         |;   |
            \   ||       |\_) \~_~_~/ (_/|       ||   /
             \  | \  . \ ;    .-.^.-.    ; / .  / |  /
              '\_\ \\ \ \ \  /   '   \  / / / // /_/'
                    \\ \ \ \ \       / / / / //
          jgs        `'-\_\_\ \     / /_/_/-'`
                            `  '. .'  `
                                 `
    -=[ an Irish Quiz ]=-  3/97
    
                    .-"^`\                       /`^"-.
                  .'   ___\                     /___   `.
                 /    /.---.         O         .---.\    \
                |    //     '-.   _o/0\o_   .-'     \\    |
                |   ;|         \ (0\|W|/0) /         |;   |
                \   ||       |\_) \~_~_~/ (_/|       ||   /
                 \  | \  . \ ;    .-.^.-.    ; / .  / |  /
                  '\_\ \\ \ \ \  /   '   \  / / / // /_/'
                        \\ \ \ \ \       / / / / //
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      (--|__| _        (--|   ,_ ' , |_     (--/_| ,_ _   (--\  | _         )
       __|  |(_)(_|_)   __|__ |  |/_)| |      /  | | (/_      \_|(_)(_|  .-'
      (                (               |_,   /              (___|        |
                                                                         .
           .-.-.
          (  :  )     ~|~|_~(_~~|~  \|/~\| ||~)  ~|~ /~\   ( IRISH
        .-.\ ' /.-.    | |_ ,_) |    |\_/\_/|~\  _|_.\_X.      QUOTIENT )
       (_.. 'Y' .._)
        (   /|\   )  
    jgs  '-' | '-' 
                                                                     .-.
                                                                    (_" \
      1.  Why did St. Patrick drive all the snakes out of Ireland?  / `\ \
                                                                   ^    ) )
    
      2.  Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day?           ( (
             .:.                                                        ) )
      3.   _oOoOo    Where does                                        ( (
          [_|||||          green beer                                   \ \
            |||||               come from?                               `\|
            ~~~~~
      4.  How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time?
    
      5.  Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun?   
                                                         
      6.  What's Irish and stays out all night?          _oOoOoOo_
                                                        (oOoOoOoOo)
      7.  How did the Irish jig get started?             )`"""""`(
                                                        /         \
      8.  Why do leprechauns have pots o' gold?        |  G O L D  |
                                                       \           /
      9.  What's an Irish windbreaker?                  `=========` 
    
     10.  On St. Patrick's Day, while people are searching for tiny,
          little leprechauns, what are leprechauns searching for?
    
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             _   _|===LI===|_                  .###@@::;%%&&00'
            / \_(____________)              .###@@::;%%&&00'
            \  / (88 6  6 88)             .###@@::;%%&&00'
             \/\  88:  7 :88`           .###@@::;%%&&00'
              \/\ 888'=='888'         .###@@::;%%&&00'
               \ \_'888888'_________.###@@::;%%&&00'
                \___<\""/>_____/_/_-'##@Oo@o%&&00'
                   /  ><  \       .##oO@Oo@O@o&00'
                  /__/--\__\     (oO@OoO@@o@oO@@o)
                 '-.______.-'    /`"""""""""""""`\
       jgs         _|_||_|_     |     Happy       |
                ___LI)||(LI___  |  St. Patrick's  |
               (   ~~ || ~~   )  \      Day!     /
                `-----''-----`    '.___________.'
    
        The ANSWERS:
       1.  He couldn't afford plane fare.
       2.  Real rocks would look funny.
       3.  Who cares?  As long as it keeps coming!
       4.  He's Dublin over with laughter.
       5.  They're always a little short.
       6.  Pati O'Furniture!
       7.  Lots of beer and too few restrooms!
       8.  They like to "go" first class.
       9.  Someone who's had too much corned beef and cabbage!
      10.  Tiny, little women!
    
       -=  Give yourself a point for each right answer, 
                 and put an "O" in front of your name!   =-
    
    -joan
    (funny from an American Greetings card/ASCII art by me)
    --
           .-.-.
          (  :  )                 joan stark
        .-.\ ' /.-.           spunk1111@juno.com
       (_.. 'Y' .._)
        (   /|\   )           ASCII ART GALLERY:
    jgs  '-' | '-'    http://webspace.webring.com/people/cu/um_3734/
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