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2013-03-13 12:59:43 PM  
It's the only day of the year where I have a valid excuse for my wife for hanging out with my Irish Catholic buddies and getting smashed at 6 a.m.  Every other day I do it, I don't have a valid excuse.
 
2013-03-13 01:00:05 PM  
St. Patrick's Day is the only saint's day that might be marked with a teeny bikini contest.  Can you imagine one on St. Ignatius's Day, or St. Paul's Day, or St. Rose of Lima's Day?

/been in one
 
2013-03-13 01:01:00 PM  
I think it's worth noting that most Americans don't do shiat for St. Patrick's Day. It passes by with the same celebration as Presidents Day, Arbor Day, or National Pancake Day.
 
2013-03-13 01:01:24 PM  
It's almost like he never farked off when he was young and is somehow all grown up and permanently pissed.
 
2013-03-13 01:02:12 PM  
I celebrate by going into the woods with a big wooden stick (shillelagh) and beat the crap out of some poor snake.
 
2013-03-13 01:02:16 PM  

eViLpOpTaRt: St. Patrick's Day is the only saint's day that might be marked with a teeny bikini contest.  Can you imagine one on St. Ignatius's Day, or St. Paul's Day, or St. Rose of Lima's Day?

/been in one


People use St. Valentine's Day to get laid, so there's that.
 
2013-03-13 01:03:46 PM  

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That reminds me.  I need to dig up my airbrushed O'Bama 08 shirt with a leprechan on it for St. Patties day.  And dig up some corned beef to boil.
 
2013-03-13 01:04:15 PM  
Reflections from an American who's grand parents stepped off the boat from Ireland.

St Paddy's has become like New Years Eve.  It's amateur hour for drinking.  Some of you just visit this magical world of whiskey and Guinness once a year.  Some of us live there year round.

You can find better quality in Guinness in Dublin than you can here in New York.  Incidentally the amount of alcohol that a native of Ireland can consume is staggering.  It's up there with the Russians.  Do not try to keep up unless you are prepared.  Even coming from their stock I have a hard time keeping up.

I'm perfectly ok with large numbers of college age women who want to hammered in honor of the birth place of my ancestors.  I believe my ancestors would also approve.

Jameson Whiskey is owned by the French.

An Irish bar is not just a bar with shamrocks on the walls.  If someone hasn't ranted at you about "The Cause" or "The Troubles" then it's not really an Irish bar.

All Murphies are mud farmers and pig rapists.  That's a fact.

Most people who grew up with traditional Irish families do not throw up.  We know how to drink and have a good time.  Throwing up is a bad time and a waste of alcohol.  Offer does not apply to speaking correctly or standing up straight.
 
2013-03-13 01:04:31 PM  
What is the difference between St. Patrick's Day and MLK Day?
On St. Patrick's Day everyone wishes they were Irish

/Don't forget to tip your waitress
 
2013-03-13 01:06:07 PM  
Time to call the WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE.
 
2013-03-13 01:06:15 PM  

mjohnson71: The_Sponge: I look forward to early May when this ass clown will have the chance to biatch about Cinco de Mayo.

Yay, Mexican Independence Day!


i thought it was corona appreciation day

/oxymoron, i know
 
2013-03-13 01:06:34 PM  
Wow, somebody has a stick up their ass.
 
2013-03-13 01:09:00 PM  

mjohnson71: Yay, Mexican Independence Day!


That's, like, when Santa Anna got together with Santa Patrick and Santa Claus and drove the snakes of the plane and saved Christmas for Samuel L. Jackson, right?
 
2013-03-13 01:11:42 PM  

s1ugg0: Reflections from an American who's grand parents stepped off the boat from Ireland.

St Paddy's has become like New Years Eve.  It's amateur hour for drinking.


As someone who used to live in an Irish neighborhood in St. Louis (Dogtown) I can agree 100%. Nothing better than tens of thousands of people coming from the suburbs to pee, puke and break bottles for a day.

You can find better quality in Guinness in Dublin than you can here in New York.

Thanks Rick. You can also get better Red Stripe in Jamaica and Dos Equis/Sol/Corona in Mexico.
 
2013-03-13 01:11:57 PM  

jaylectricity: [media.irishcentral.com image 419x279]


hot chicks in "Irish" clothing thread!
(bonus if they are hot redhead irishwomen
 
2013-03-13 01:12:32 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: Yeah, but the best part of St Patrick's Day is watching all the die hard atheist posers lining up to celebrate a religious holiday. It really shows how they stick to their principles.


This wasn't nearly the zinger you thought it was when you were typing it.
 
2013-03-13 01:12:44 PM  
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2013-03-13 01:13:26 PM  

jaylectricity: [media.irishcentral.com image 419x279]


Jesus... Amy Poehler and Tiny Fey look horrible.
 
2013-03-13 01:14:07 PM  

s1ugg0: Jameson Whiskey is owned by the French.


Guinness is owned by and English mulitnational company, Diageo PLC.

I thought this was an interesting fact.

Before 1939, if a Guinness brewer wished to marry a catholic, his resignation was requested.
 
2013-03-13 01:14:22 PM  
If I don't poop green the next day, I did it wrong.
 
2013-03-13 01:15:53 PM  

drongozone: Don't mind St. Patrick's Day so much but I will NEVER drink a green beer. NEVER


Everyone has their price...what is yours?
 
2013-03-13 01:16:02 PM  
St. Patrick's day is just behind New Year's for worst party holiday.  Everything's crowded, and people are obnoxious.

/not as old as I sound
 
2013-03-13 01:16:06 PM  
Any holiday that lets me get a three pound corned beef at the supermarket for about five bucks is fine by me.
 
2013-03-13 01:16:39 PM  
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2013-03-13 01:17:22 PM  

mjohnson71: Thanks Rick. You can also get better Red Stripe in Jamaica and Dos Equis/Sol/Corona in Mexico.


I've had Red Stripes in Jamaica and didn't notice any discernible difference.  However, it's been proven that Guinness tastes better in Ireland.
 
2013-03-13 01:18:57 PM  
Letting the Irish in  was Amercia's first mistake

/just kiddin, you micks are OK with me
 
2013-03-13 01:19:10 PM  

Sapper_Topo: Ugh I hate St Patricks day since I moved to Butte. This place will be a living hell starting Friday night and on through Sunday Morning...

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Yes all those... old people... and kilts... and kids dancing. Must be a living hell.

/just razzin' you man

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2013-03-13 01:19:33 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: I celebrate by going into the woods with a big wooden stick (shillelagh) and beat the crap out of some poor snake.


You're thinking of Whacking Day (simpsons.jpg)
 
2013-03-13 01:20:09 PM  
It's the day before my birthday, so I have an excuse to get loaded even though I have no Irish blood whatsoever.
 
2013-03-13 01:20:50 PM  

Rent Party: Paddy, not Patty.


Hence Paddywagon
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2013-03-13 01:20:52 PM  

The_Sponge: drongozone: Don't mind St. Patrick's Day so much but I will NEVER drink a green beer. NEVER

Everyone has their price...what is yours?


Mine was $30.  That's what they charged for an unsold keg of green beer the weekend after St. Patrick's day when we were having a crawfish boil one year.  Don't care if it's green, $30 for a full keg is solid.

/green Shiner Bock Blonde Light for the record
//you don't want heavy dark beer in the sun with spicy-ass crawfish
 
2013-03-13 01:21:11 PM  
This guy seems to have never visited Dublin.

/though perhaps all the green accessories there are for tourists
 
2013-03-13 01:22:26 PM  

ChrisDe: Truther: Anyone else notice their 10 reasons were only 9?

Top reasons, not Ten reasons.


FTFA:  From a U.S prospective here are ten reasons why dislike St. Patrick's Day. - Edward T. Morita

Who's your Paddy?
 
2013-03-13 01:22:48 PM  
An Irishmen leaves a bar....Hey it could happen
 
2013-03-13 01:23:17 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: Yeah, but the best part of St Patrick's Day is watching all the die hard atheist posers lining up to celebrate a religious holiday. It really shows how they stick to their principles.


As an atheist, let me say this ... Jesus Christ had an amazing message and philosophy that I try to live my life by, even if I don't believe he was a deity. He was the sort of dude that loved people, enjoyed celebrations and turned water into wine. My kind of guy.

Also, I try to be respectful of other people's personal beliefs. So while it may not be a holiday I personal care for, I enjoy having a fun time with my friends who do align themselves that way. It's the same with Cinco de Mayo. I'm not Latin American, but I'll celebrate right along with my friends who are.
 
2013-03-13 01:23:51 PM  

s1ugg0: Incidentally the amount of alcohol that a native of Ireland can consume is staggering. It's up there with the Russians.


True on beer, where they rank #2 in the world, false on wine and spirits, where they don't even make the top 20. Source.

I've never found the Irish drinking stereotype to be particularly true. Belligerence, yes. Constant drinking, no.
 
2013-03-13 01:24:51 PM  

ChrisDe: Truther: Anyone else notice their 10 reasons were only 9?

Top reasons, not Ten reasons.


FTFA: "This weekend millions of people around the world will celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Almost 40 million people in the U.S. claim Irish heritage, so there is no way of avoiding the March 17 celebrations. From a U.S prospective here are ten reasons why dislike St. Patrick's Day."

Actually lists 8, since the first is really just an introduction to his list.

As for "Patty" (and "Paddy"), I do believe Patty would be the nickname for Patrick, while "Paddy" would more likely be the nickname for Padraig, but let's not have logic and common sense confuse the issue.
 
2013-03-13 01:25:09 PM  

drongozone: Don't mind St. Patrick's Day so much but I will NEVER drink a green beer. NEVER


What kind of green beer did you get ahold of? At every bar I've ever been to it's just the usual stuff (usually some kind of domestic) with green dye in it.
 
2013-03-13 01:25:34 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: WhoopAssWayne: Yeah, but the best part of St Patrick's Day is watching all the die hard atheist posers lining up to celebrate a religious holiday. It really shows how they stick to their principles.

This wasn't nearly the zinger you thought it was when you were typing it.


I hate when that happens.
 
2013-03-13 01:26:44 PM  
I used to love St. Patrick's day. I never was one to celebrate by going out and drinking though.


I am very wary of it now though. It is definitely amateur hour.

My story....

About 4 years ago I had to work at 5 am the day after St. Patrick's. My roommate went out with some friends, I went to bed at 8:30 pm. I woke up around midnight to find a strange man taking off his boxer shorts and laying down in the bed next to me. WTF. And of course I had left my phone out in the living room that night...

Got him to put his stupid green "Kiss Me I'm Irish" shirt back on and he went into the kitchen. He was obviously wasted and very docile, thank god. Finally convinced him to go outside and called my roommate to ask her why the hell she let somebody crash at our house. She didn't. Called the cops, they came quickly but not before he was back at the front door, knocking. Oddly enough, that is when I really started to get scared.

When the cops found him, they realized that he was..... my landlord. He still had the key and just let himself in. He was going through a divorce and got too drunk to remember that his life had fallen apart, so I think that he thought that I was his ex-wife. It was incredibly awkward, especially a few days later when his mom came by looking for his lost glasses. She even asked me to look under the bed for them.

I moved out of that place as soon as I could.
 
2013-03-13 01:27:13 PM  

shoegaze99: s1ugg0: Incidentally the amount of alcohol that a native of Ireland can consume is staggering. It's up there with the Russians.

True on beer, where they rank #2 in the world, false on wine and spirits, where they don't even make the top 20. Source.

I've never found the Irish drinking stereotype to be particularly true. Belligerence, yes. Constant drinking, no.


I've never found it true, either, except in a few very exceptional cases.

"Honey, I bought four fifths of booze for your parent's visit, and now they're all gone!"

"He was on his holliers!"

"They were here for five days!"

I did enjoy watching an Irish guy get drunk under the table by an Aussie, but to be fair, the Aussie was a pro drinker, and the Irish guy was an amateur no matter where he was born.
 
2013-03-13 01:28:06 PM  

CruJones: The_Sponge: drongozone: Don't mind St. Patrick's Day so much but I will NEVER drink a green beer. NEVER

Everyone has their price...what is yours?

Mine was $30.  That's what they charged for an unsold keg of green beer the weekend after St. Patrick's day when we were having a crawfish boil one year.  Don't care if it's green, $30 for a full keg is solid.

/green Shiner Bock Blonde Light for the record
//you don't want heavy dark beer in the sun with spicy-ass crawfish



I salute your shopping skills.
 
2013-03-13 01:30:10 PM  

LesserEvil: ChrisDe: Truther: Anyone else notice their 10 reasons were only 9?

Top reasons, not Ten reasons.

FTFA: "This weekend millions of people around the world will celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Almost 40 million people in the U.S. claim Irish heritage, so there is no way of avoiding the March 17 celebrations. From a U.S prospective here are ten reasons why dislike St. Patrick's Day."

Actually lists 8, since the first is really just an introduction to his list.

As for "Patty" (and "Paddy"), I do believe Patty would be the nickname for Patrick, while "Paddy" would more likely be the nickname for Padraig, but let's not have logic and common sense confuse the issue.


Well, your assessment would be neither logical or common sense.  So let me educate you.

Padraig *is* Patrick.  It is the masculine.   Patty is the diminutive of Patrica, or a chunk of meat.  It is not the diminutive of Patrick.  Hence Paddy, and not Patty, all logical and common sense like.
 
2013-03-13 01:30:20 PM  

shoegaze99: True on beer, where they rank #2 in the world,



IIRC, the Czech Republic is #1.

/Going in September.
 
2013-03-13 01:30:27 PM  
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Unimpressed
 
2013-03-13 01:31:29 PM  

Onkel Buck: An Irishmen leaves a bar....Hey it could happen



Q: How can you tell if an Irishman is polite?

A: He takes off his hat before beating his wife.
 
2013-03-13 01:34:26 PM  

eViLpOpTaRt: St. Patrick's Day is the only saint's day that might be marked with a teeny bikini contest.  Can you imagine one on St. Ignatius's Day, or St. Paul's Day, or St. Rose of Lima's Day?

/been in one


BIE?

I have some Irish heritage, and for the most part I don't do a whole lot on St. Patrick's Day, never really have.  And I've never gone to any of those places that sell green colored beer, or at least if I did I didn't partake because the idea of tinting food that much is just ludicrous.  Give me either a Guinness or some Jameson's and I'll be happy.

This year however I am going to Shamrockfest in DC to see some close friends of mine, the Fighting Jamesons play.  Great band, so check them out sometime.

I do like the bikini contests though, so it's not all bad.
 
2013-03-13 01:34:50 PM  

Rent Party: LesserEvil: ChrisDe: Truther: Anyone else notice their 10 reasons were only 9?

Top reasons, not Ten reasons.

FTFA: "This weekend millions of people around the world will celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Almost 40 million people in the U.S. claim Irish heritage, so there is no way of avoiding the March 17 celebrations. From a U.S prospective here are ten reasons why dislike St. Patrick's Day."

Actually lists 8, since the first is really just an introduction to his list.

As for "Patty" (and "Paddy"), I do believe Patty would be the nickname for Patrick, while "Paddy" would more likely be the nickname for Padraig, but let's not have logic and common sense confuse the issue.

Well, your assessment would be neither logical or common sense.  So let me educate you.

Padraig *is* Patrick.  It is the masculine.   Patty is the diminutive of Patrica, or a chunk of meat.  It is not the diminutive of Patrick.  Hence Paddy, and not Patty, all logical and common sense like.


Excellent explanation.
 
2013-03-13 01:35:11 PM  

s1ugg0: All Murphies are mud farmers and pig rapists.  That's a fact.


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Not amused by your bullshiat.
/hot like a building that's on fire
 
2013-03-13 01:38:17 PM  
FAIL:

America = St. Patty's Day

Rest of the World = St. Paddy's Day.
 
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