Here are some one liners...
Texas Tech and the Blarney Stone -- I talk about how the word Blarney was coined and how a few Texas tech engineering students found a chip off of the old Blarney Stone. It's still there, mounted in front of the engineering building. I'm not kidding.
Morea: You Shall Not Pass! -- The Morea is located on the Greek peninsula and is guarded by the Hexamillion Wall. The Sultan of the Ottoman Turks decides to knock down that wall and teach these Greeks a lesson.
Texas Tech and the Blarney StoneThis year the Blarney Stone is raised up 13 stories and set into the battlements of Blarney Castle in Ireland just outside of Cork. It is the castle of King Cormac MacCarthy of Munster. A tradition is that if you can lean out backwards over the battlements, across the void and kiss the stone you will be granted the gift of gab. Unfortunately a few people will plunge to their deaths in the attempt so kissing the Blarney Stone will be a rare event until handholds and a metal grating are installed.
Several legends surround the stone, most of which sound like the worst like of Blarney! The word "Blarney" is a good example. Legend has it that letters from Blarney Castle to Queen Elizabeth the 1st contained so many excuses and pretty words saying nothing that the Queen shouted "What Blarney!" thus coining the word. Is this true? No idea, but it sounds good.