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2013-03-13 11:23:11 AM  
Yes, because what everyone really should be doing is going to a mass, then going to the feast of St. Patrick and thanking him for saving Ireland.
 
2013-03-13 11:39:25 AM  
So, some idiot blog is going to talk about how someone is farking something up by using a slide show of nothing but stock images.

Blimey.
 
2013-03-13 11:44:37 AM  

Pocket Ninja: So, some idiot blog is going to talk about how someone is farking something up by using a slide show of nothing but stock images.

Blimey.


10 Ways Bloggers Get Their Panties In a Twist over Mundane Things
 
2013-03-13 11:50:56 AM  
FTFA:

From a U.S prospective here are ten reasons why dislike St. Patrick's Day.

Dislike the whole thing?
 
2013-03-13 11:53:12 AM  
Yeesh....I bet the author is a blast at parties.
 
2013-03-13 11:53:22 AM  
I think we Americans perfected St. Patrick's Day.

We get blotto drunk, eat corned beef and cabbage, listen to dropkick murphys type music and drink McDonald's shamrock shakes.
 
2013-03-13 11:58:55 AM  
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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2013-03-13 12:00:35 PM  

WAR ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!1!




Mobilize Bill O'Reilly's 101st Fighting Pinheads!!
 
2013-03-13 12:05:12 PM  

WTF Indeed: Pocket Ninja: So, some idiot blog is going to talk about how someone is farking something up by using a slide show of nothing but stock images.

Blimey.

10 Ways Bloggers Get Their Panties In a Twist over Mundane Things


10 ways to generate page clicks and get an article in under deadline in order to justify getting a paycheck without actually having to do any work.
 
2013-03-13 12:14:41 PM  
Wow, this blogger has a lot of butthurt going on.
 
2013-03-13 12:16:48 PM  
Goddamn that was whiney.
 
2013-03-13 12:26:19 PM  
I look forward to early May when this ass clown will have the chance to biatch about Cinco de Mayo.
 
2013-03-13 12:45:17 PM  

WTF Indeed: Yes, because what everyone really should be doing is going to a mass, then going to the feast of St. Patrick and thanking him for saving Ireland.


And then getting shiatfaced, which is pretty much exactly what happens.
 
2013-03-13 12:45:24 PM  
The Irish in America celebrate no longer being in farkin' Ireland, which is good enough.

As long as the silly buggers stay in Southie, I got no problem with them.
 
2013-03-13 12:45:34 PM  

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


You should have seen his 27 slide denigration of Mardi Gras. It was epic.
 
2013-03-13 12:46:15 PM  
FTA  - March 17 doesn't give you a license to endorse a stereotype and insult a nation


This is correct, this one day of the year doesn't give you license to do all that.

However us Irish acting how we do the other 364 days of the year does.
 
2013-03-13 12:47:45 PM  
St. Patrick's Day in Ireland looks more like St. Patrick's Day in America with each passing year.
 
2013-03-13 12:47:55 PM  
I love the irish because they tolerate all the stereotyping without claiming racism.

unlike canadians
 
2013-03-13 12:48:06 PM  
Oh yeah...  Just because this one causes me no end of grief...

Paddy, not Patty.

http://paddynotpatty.com/
 
2013-03-13 12:48:24 PM  

Pocket Ninja: So, some idiot blog is going to talk about how someone is farking something up by using a slide show of nothing but stock images.

Blimey.


The daily mail?
 
2013-03-13 12:48:28 PM  
Anyone else notice their 10 reasons were only 9?
 
2013-03-13 12:49:05 PM  
Funny, spent St. Patrick's Day in Limerick two years ago and quite frankly I couldn't tell the difference between how the Irish celebrated and we celebrate over here...
 
2013-03-13 12:49:24 PM  
On the seventh day the Lord rested, but before that he did, he squatted over the side of England and what came out of him... was Ireland
 
2013-03-13 12:49:26 PM  
St Patrick was a firm believer in avoiding the sins of the flesh - like drinking. That being said, Jesus of Nazareth was a firm believer in helping poor people and we don't listen to that either.

/German-Anglo blood, so I'm genetically predisposed to picking on the Irish
 
2013-03-13 12:50:07 PM  

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


I counted 8.

i171.photobucket.com

Finish the farking story, man!
 
2013-03-13 12:50:56 PM  

Master Sphincter: I love the irish because they tolerate all the stereotyping without claiming racism.

unlike canadians


Behind every stereotype is at least a small nugget of truth
 
2013-03-13 12:51:42 PM  
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.
 
2013-03-13 12:51:43 PM  
Free international calls from Irish cell phone providers on March 17, I'm going to be on the phone a LOT!
 
2013-03-13 12:51:44 PM  
St. Patrick's Day is the one day of the year - even if it's a weekend - that I refuse to go out and drink. Every bar worth its salt - and some that aren't - jack their prices up to Stupid, all the idiots are out drinking themselves into hospitals, and the streets are flowing with green-tinged puke thanks to some bars serving green beer.

Tell me how this is considered a good time.

/ It's weird telling people my own age to get off my lawn.
 
2013-03-13 12:51:46 PM  

Master Sphincter: I love the irish because they tolerate all the stereotyping without claiming racism.

unlike canadians


static.guim.co.uk

Racism is part of my culture.
 
2013-03-13 12:51:55 PM  
Author sounds like he's trying to be snobby about being more hard-core-Irish than everyone, also lame and boring.
 
2013-03-13 12:52:22 PM  
media.irishcentral.com
 
2013-03-13 12:52:48 PM  

Rent Party: Master Sphincter: I love the irish because they tolerate all the stereotyping without claiming racism.

unlike canadians

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Racism is part of my culture.


So, including me there are at least 2 farkers who love that movie. YAY!
 
2013-03-13 12:52:52 PM  
Don't mind St. Patrick's Day so much but I will NEVER drink a green beer. NEVER
 
2013-03-13 12:53:28 PM  
Then, you take a perfectly good piece of meat, boil it with cabbage until the house smells like dirty laundry, eat it, and give yourself tomorrow's diarrhea.
 
2013-03-13 12:53:39 PM  
Have Irish/American's bastardized a religious feast day commemorating the patron saint of Ireland?

Of course.

Still, some of those bastardizations are at least palatable:

media.al.com

FWIW:  My mom was born in Ireland, and while St. Patrick's Day has a certain sentimental importance, it
isn't anywhere near the commercialized behemoth it is here in America.

That said: if I forget to call or visit her on March 17th, I hear about it for months.
 
2013-03-13 12:54:04 PM  
americans found another excuse to drink.  we're really good at that.
 
2013-03-13 12:54:06 PM  
Guh. I don't much care for St. Patrick's Day, and even I thought that list was a whiny bunch of tripe.
 
2013-03-13 12:54:58 PM  

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


Top reasons, not Ten reasons.
 
2013-03-13 12:55:19 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Rent Party: Master Sphincter: I love the irish because they tolerate all the stereotyping without claiming racism.

unlike canadians

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Racism is part of my culture.

So, including me there are at least 2 farkers who love that movie. YAY!


My father-in-law is retired Garda, and to say that this film hits home is an understatement.
 
2013-03-13 12:55:52 PM  
I'm shaving my beard into mutton chops and wearing a green cap all weekend. I'll get my 1910 Irish on.
 
2013-03-13 12:55:59 PM  
This guy did more to insult the image of Irish people than anyone in the US could ever dream of doing. What a blowjob
 
2013-03-13 12:56:00 PM  

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


Are you perhaps inferring a lack of intelligence in the Irish?
 
2013-03-13 12:56:39 PM  

Rent Party: Crewmannumber6: Rent Party: Master Sphincter: I love the irish because they tolerate all the stereotyping without claiming racism.

unlike canadians

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Racism is part of my culture.

So, including me there are at least 2 farkers who love that movie. YAY!

My father-in-law is retired Garda, and to say that this film hits home is an understatement.


/killing little protestants
 
2013-03-13 12:57:04 PM  
Speaking as an Irisher myself, I don't get offended by it.  I just think it's silly.
 
2013-03-13 12:57:21 PM  

Pocket Ninja: So, some idiot blog is going to talk about how someone is farking something up by using a slide show of nothing but stock images.

Blimey.


I am now dumber for having gone to that link.  Sorry subby, that was awful.
 
2013-03-13 12:57:35 PM  
We should send the author a box of snakes.
 
2013-03-13 12:57:38 PM  
Time again for the wearin o' the green and the reinforcing o' the stereotypes.
 
2013-03-13 12:58:09 PM  
Well, now you know how American Indians feel, ya dumb harp.
 
2013-03-13 12:58:53 PM  

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!
 
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  

Rufus Lee King: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 300x449]


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  
cathedralsaintpatrick.com
 
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

donnagalanti.files.wordpress.com
 
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
lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
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  
www.sainturho.com

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.


i24.photobucket.com
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.
 
2013-03-13 01:39:56 PM  

GungFu: FAIL:

America = St. Patty's Day

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


So what are you saying here?  That once again, Americans aren't smart enough to get it right?

/ Obvious
 
2013-03-13 01:40:27 PM  
More like 'How America farks up everything.'

Stupid people do stupid things on holidays.

That is why mature adults drink on Tuesdays.
 
2013-03-13 01:41:58 PM  

Rufus Lee King: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 300x449]


HE'S GETTING AWAY WITH OUR POT O GOLD!!!!1!
 
2013-03-13 01:42:41 PM  
I ived in Ireland for 4 years before moving to the US, then went to a St Patrick march here. Best comment I heard when mentioning the differences between here and Ireland: "Oh, they do this in Ireland too?"
 
2013-03-13 01:44:28 PM  

durbnpoisn: Speaking as an Irisher myself, I don't get offended by it.  I just think it's silly.


Same.
 
2013-03-13 01:45:14 PM  
I hear Irish sex is like trying to put a marshmallow into a coin slot.
 
2013-03-13 01:48:15 PM  

Onkel Buck: Letting the Irish in  was Amercia's first mistake

/just kiddin, you micks are OK with me


Prairie shiat
 
2013-03-13 01:48:34 PM  

Rent Party: GungFu: FAIL:

America = St. Patty's Day

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

So what are you saying here?  That once again, Americans aren't smart enough to get it right?

/ Obvious


So American's are stupid for shortening Patrick to Patty's instead of Paddy's? Got it.
 
2013-03-13 01:50:52 PM  
EWreckedSean:

So American's are stupid for shortening Patrick to Patty's instead of Paddy's? Got it.

Yes, they are.  It's been explained why a couple of times.  Are you going to continue to be stupid?

I'll bet you are.
 
2013-03-13 01:51:18 PM  

idsfa: [www.sainturho.com image 400x300]

Unimpressed


Oh yeah. Helsinki yacht club on Saturday night!
 
2013-03-13 01:51:41 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Rent Party: Master Sphincter: I love the irish because they tolerate all the stereotyping without claiming racism.

unlike canadians

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Racism is part of my culture.

So, including me there are at least 2 farkers who love that movie. YAY!


3
 
2013-03-13 01:52:09 PM  
CSB/
Was in Dublin for St. Patricks day in '08. The most interesting thing to me was the morning of st. pats you couldn't buy a beer anywhere, all the bars were closed and the convenience stores weren't allowed to sell it until after the parade.  My assumption is they didn't want everyone shiat faced while the world was watching. After the parade though... shenanigans.
/CSB
 
2013-03-13 01:52:57 PM  

GhettoWinter: CSB/
Was in Dublin for St. Patricks day in '08. The most interesting thing to me was the morning of st. pats you couldn't buy a beer anywhere, all the bars were closed and the convenience stores weren't allowed to sell it until after the parade.  My assumption is they didn't want everyone shiat faced while the world was watching. After the parade though... shenanigans.
/CSB


They're all at Mass.
 
2013-03-13 01:53:50 PM  

PhoenixInFlames: 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?



I'll take his word for it.  Morita is a good traditional Irish name, after all.
 
2013-03-13 01:55:03 PM  

Rent Party: GhettoWinter: CSB/
Was in Dublin for St. Patricks day in '08. The most interesting thing to me was the morning of st. pats you couldn't buy a beer anywhere, all the bars were closed and the convenience stores weren't allowed to sell it until after the parade.  My assumption is they didn't want everyone shiat faced while the world was watching. After the parade though... shenanigans.
/CSB

They're all at Mass.


My arse. Don't forget St. Patrick's is the national holiday, like July 4 in the States. The schools are closed too, along with government offices and most businesses.
 
2013-03-13 01:55:11 PM  
www.betcheslovethis.com
 
2013-03-13 01:56:47 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?


uh, you're buying?
 
rka
2013-03-13 01:57:05 PM  

s1ugg0: 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.


At least you're not one of those idiots trying to say they brew it differently for domestic consumption than the Guinness you get on draft in the states.

Why Guinness tastes better in Ireland, in no particular order.

a) Doesn't have to be shipped via a slow moving boat through god knows what conditions to a 3rd party distributer that leaves in a hot warehouse for god knows how long. Of course a beer that you drink 500 ft from the brewery is going to taste better than one you drink 3000 miles away.
b) More tourists drinking Guinness in Ireland so it never gets a chance to sit in the taplines and go stale. (you're just as likely to find the locals drinking Bud/Coors or Heineken or any other fizzy yellow beer)
c) I just spent $4000 on a vacation to Ireland and I have to convince myself it was worth it, even if it means letting my mind trick me into believing things are different.
d) I've had 10 Guinness's and 5 whiskey's already today. You could pour me a pint of motor oil and I'd tell you it tasted good.

Avoid the Sky Bar at the Guinness brewery. In fact, avoid that tour altogether. It sucks.
 
2013-03-13 01:57:07 PM  

fark you subby - South Boston checking in

farm4.staticflickr.com

 
2013-03-13 01:57:27 PM  
Shane McGowan can eat corn on the cob through a picket fence, can you?
 
2013-03-13 01:57:35 PM  

Rent Party: GhettoWinter: CSB/
Was in Dublin for St. Patricks day in '08. The most interesting thing to me was the morning of st. pats you couldn't buy a beer anywhere, all the bars were closed and the convenience stores weren't allowed to sell it until after the parade.  My assumption is they didn't want everyone shiat faced while the world was watching. After the parade though... shenanigans.
/CSB

They're all at Mass.


Possible it was just all Americans watching the parade.  Didn't expect how many would be there. The bars in the main area of downtown felt like they could've been in an American college town that night.  I did manage to find a bar with about 200 redheads in it though.  In fact, i do remembering some jag off asking the irish bartender for an Irish Car Bomb...
 
2013-03-13 01:58:29 PM  
The author seems to labor under the misconception that St. Patricks day has something to do with the Irish or their traditions. See: Christmas and Cinco de Mayo.
 
2013-03-13 01:59:00 PM  

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

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.


I knew the Murphys in Factoria. They were world class drinkers and any party with them was an event; somethin' was gonna happen. The latest rendition was born tuesday...Mason, Mason Murphy. His momma gonna teach him well.

Holidays in America:

1) take any cultural celebration
2) Declare a day off
)3 Drink all night before and half the day of, and
)) Toast the host hourly with references to the culture (wearing of the green; wierd-colored serapes; skulls and pumpkins on yer head; ETC)
 
2013-03-13 02:00:51 PM  
After the asteroid finished off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, all that were left on earth were simple plant life, insects, some fish, and small, furry, burrowing, creatures.

You know: Irishmen.
 
2013-03-13 02:01:01 PM  

rka: s1ugg0: 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.

At least you're not one of those idiots trying to say they brew it differently for domestic consumption than the Guinness you get on draft in the states.

Why Guinness tastes better in Ireland, in no particular order.

a) Doesn't have to be shipped via a slow moving boat through god knows what conditions to a 3rd party distributer that leaves in a hot warehouse for god knows how long. Of course a beer that you drink 500 ft from the brewery is going to taste better than one you drink 3000 miles away.
b) More tourists drinking Guinness in Ireland so it never gets a chance to sit in the taplines and go stale. (you're just as likely to find the locals drinking Bud/Coors or Heineken or any other fizzy yellow beer)
c) I just spent $4000 on a vacation to Ireland and I have to convince myself it was worth it, even if it means letting my mind trick me into believing things are different.
d) I've had 10 Guinness's and 5 whiskey's already today. You could pour me a pint of motor oil and I'd tell you it tasted good.

Avoid the Sky Bar at the Guinness brewery. In fact, avoid that tour altogether. It sucks.


If you're looking for a good local bar in Dublin hit up Whelans.
 
2013-03-13 02:01:59 PM  
Ignoring for a moment this is a "Top 10" list with 9 slides containing only 8 reasons, all of which sound full of butthurt...

FTFA:Corned beef is something you put in sandwiches in Ireland not serve with potatoes! Corned beef and cabbage is an Irish dish with an American twist.

No.

Corned Beef and Cabbage being connected to the Irish is American in origin. It traveled from the US back to Ireland. We didn't "screw it up" here in The U.S.

A mangled, chewy, sub-par pickled Brisket would be the cheapest, non offal, meat the poor irish emigrants could afford in a country that didn't want to hire them. Cabbage was cheap enough then too, as was the potato, a staple of their diet back home.

The potato and the part about boiling it is really the only traditionally Irish thing about it. The rest is all American.
 
2013-03-13 02:05:04 PM  
you people suck asscabbage
 
2013-03-13 02:08:07 PM  

MikeyFuccon: Rent Party: GhettoWinter: CSB/
Was in Dublin for St. Patricks day in '08. The most interesting thing to me was the morning of st. pats you couldn't buy a beer anywhere, all the bars were closed and the convenience stores weren't allowed to sell it until after the parade.  My assumption is they didn't want everyone shiat faced while the world was watching. After the parade though... shenanigans.
/CSB

They're all at Mass.

My arse. Don't forget St. Patrick's is the national holiday, like July 4 in the States. The schools are closed too, along with government offices and most businesses.


Right.  They're all closed.  But the churches aren't as it's a religious holiday  and the pews get full in the mornings.  Preemptive forgiveness of sin, my Irish priest uncle calls it.

And July 4th isn't a holiday here.  Independence Day is.

/ Pet peeve.
 
2013-03-13 02:12:01 PM  

GhettoWinter: rka: s1ugg0: 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.

At least you're not one of those idiots trying to say they brew it differently for domestic consumption than the Guinness you get on draft in the states.

Why Guinness tastes better in Ireland, in no particular order.

a) Doesn't have to be shipped via a slow moving boat through god knows what conditions to a 3rd party distributer that leaves in a hot warehouse for god knows how long. Of course a beer that you drink 500 ft from the brewery is going to taste better than one you drink 3000 miles away.
b) More tourists drinking Guinness in Ireland so it never gets a chance to sit in the taplines and go stale. (you're just as likely to find the locals drinking Bud/Coors or Heineken or any other fizzy yellow beer)
c) I just spent $4000 on a vacation to Ireland and I have to convince myself it was worth it, even if it means letting my mind trick me into believing things are different.
d) I've had 10 Guinness's and 5 whiskey's already today. You could pour me a pint of motor oil and I'd tell you it tasted good.

Avoid the Sky Bar at the Guinness brewery. In fact, avoid that tour altogether. It sucks.

If you're looking for a good local bar in Dublin hit up Whelans.


I thought it was neat to go through the brewery without the tour and then go up to the sky bar just to see Dublin from a different perspective. I mean, if you travel all the way to Ireland  you pretty much have to do this, amirite? Plus, one free Guinness.
 
2013-03-13 02:12:04 PM  
GhettoWinter:

If you're looking for a good local bar in Dublin hit up Whelans.

Whelans is an internationally known music venue as well as bar.   I've flown to Dublin just to see a couple of shows there.

Not knocking it as it's a great place, but it's hardly a local pub.
 
2013-03-13 02:14:12 PM  
Why would anyone hate the holiday where 2 people will get in a fistfight over an argument about who's more Irish?
It's always a 1/8th vs. a 1/4, and guaranteed one of them is more Italian than Irish.  Because Boston, that's why.
 
2013-03-13 02:16:14 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Why would anyone hate the holiday where 2 people will get in a fistfight over an argument about who's more Irish?
It's always a 1/8th vs. a 1/4, and guaranteed one of them is more Italian than Irish.  Because Boston, that's why.


100% Born in Dublin, family in Dundalk but grew up here, so I'd get my ass kicked there. Besides my fighting stance is the fetal position.
 
2013-03-13 02:17:32 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-13 02:19:04 PM  
cdn.brosome.com
 
2013-03-13 02:20:38 PM  

12monkeys: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x613]


It's only funny because it's true.
 
2013-03-13 02:22:01 PM  

s1ugg0: 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.


Amen to that only quip

s1ugg0: Jameson Whiskey is owned by the French.


Technically all the brews and distillers have been conglomerated into multinational companies now. It's still distilled in Cork though. Just remember to avoid drinking Bushmill, no one should drink that protestant swill.

Jake Havechek: I hear Irish sex is like trying to put a marshmallow boiled potato into a coin slot.


There
 
2013-03-13 02:24:16 PM  
www.wikitree.com
 
2013-03-13 02:24:42 PM  

vernonFL: I think we Americans perfected St. Patrick's Day.

We get blotto drunk, eat corned beef and cabbage, listen to dropkick murphys type music and drink McDonald's shamrock shakes.


I'm actually Irish and just went to see the Dropkick Murphys in Cleveland at the first show of their new tour.  They were awesome as always.
 
2013-03-13 02:24:51 PM  
The Irish screwed up Evacuation Day.
 
2013-03-13 02:27:41 PM  

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The one in the middle is a porn star (Feye Reagan).  I'm guessing at least two others are strippers.
 
2013-03-13 02:28:58 PM  
St. Patrick's Day is rubbish. Actually, scratch that---Ireland is rubbish. At best all the place ever was was West Britain, a backwater where parish-pump politicians pretend they rule a country that has taken her place among the nations, mediocrities write "Irish literature" nobody reads and films nobody watches with taxpayer money, while everyone else "emigrates by television," watching East British TV as a form of escapism and to get news from real countries where important things actually happen, and wonders what was so bad about direct rule from Westminster, if all independence got them was direct rule from Brussels.

At worst it was East Germany, where the Roman Catholic Church (playing the Socialist Unity Party) was until a few years ago effectively above any meaningful law, and through control of the schools and media censorship to a degree almost unheard of west of the Elbe, systematically brainwashed the population to make sure things stayed that way. The Unionists were right. Home Rule was Rome Rule. As the Roman Catholic Church's influence in Ireland fades, it will get as difficult for the Irish Free State to justify its continued existence as it was for the German Democratic Republic. Nobody benefitted from independence in the end but a few parish-pump politicians and pedophile priests and brothers who got their choice of fresh meat every year and slave women in the Magdalen laundries to wash their vestments.

Either way, anybody with any ambition in life leaves as soon as he can. Reunification hasn't remedied that in the "new provinces" of Germany, and it wouldn't fix it in Ireland. The Irishmen who contributed much of anything to the world canon left Ireland too. My father did few things for me that I am honestly grateful for. The most important was getting himself and his children out of Ireland and staying out.

I will not be observing St. Patrick's Day, which I quickly learned to hate, what with Americans and Canadians expecting me to play the leprechaun. I might raise a glass on July 12, mind you, to toast King William, who by bringing constitutional monarchy as free of Vatican interference as was possible to Ireland (and a Bill of Rights), was one of the best things that ever happened to Ireland.

Till then, God save Elizabeth, Queen of Canada, who's done much more for me than the Sean Bean Bocht ever did. Who knows? Maybe I'll live to toast her grandson William the Fifth, by the Grace of God restored to the throne of the Kingdom of Ireland.
 
2013-03-13 02:29:53 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!


assets.diylol.com

/Cinco de Mayo was a celebration of a battle won against the French
//16 de Septembre is Mexican Independence day.
 
2013-03-13 02:31:15 PM  

valkore: kvinesknows: [thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x375]

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The one in the middle is a porn star (Feye Reagan).  I'm guessing at least two others are strippers.


problem being?
 
2013-03-13 02:33:06 PM  

12monkeys: [www.wikitree.com image 500x774]


 Is that supposed to be in Washington, DC?  Looks like a "pre-tip" Washington Monument obelisk in the background.
 
2013-03-13 02:34:25 PM  
I know I'll be having fun at Finnegan's Wake. ;D

/for a dead guy, he can really screw!
//Oh, wait. He wasn't dead? Awww....
///<.<....>.>....<.<
 
2013-03-13 02:36:16 PM  
When the Irish say that St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland, what they don't tell you is that he was the only one who saw any snakes!
 privateislandparty.com
 
2013-03-13 02:37:51 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Why would anyone hate the holiday where 2 people will get in a fistfight over an argument about who's more Irish?
It's always a 1/8th vs. a 1/4, and guaranteed one of them is more Italian than Irish.  Because Boston, that's why.


The biggest joke is that most white people in America are more English or German than Irish.
 
2013-03-13 02:38:10 PM  
Anyone who says that the drinking stereotypes aren't nice has NEVER been to Ireland. My god those folks know how to drink. Hell, they even serve beer in vending machines over there! I remember I was in Dublin once and was having dinner with a friend. There was a table next to us with a young couple finishing their dinner and they had an empty bottle of wine at the table. I asked if they enjoyed the wine and the guy said, "Oh, I wasn't drinking. I'm on some medication right now so I can't drink this week." The fact is, it was the 20-something GIRL who drank an ENTIRE BOTTLE OF WINE at dinner. So when people tell me that drinking stereotypes are rude and insensitive, they are farking morons.
 
2013-03-13 02:39:42 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.  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....BLAHBLAHBLAH OH LOOK AT ME IM SO IRISHwith 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.


milowitz: Time to call the WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE.



Just wanted to see your two posts together.  One right after the other, as if they were somehow related in some way.
 
2013-03-13 02:42:40 PM  
I live in Ireland, in the heart of Dublin (right on Leeson street)....

If you think ANYTHING mention in that list is limited to the United States - you are crazy (with possibly the exception of the corned beef; I'm a very selective eater and have no concept of it).  The amount of cultural differences between Ireland and the US are very limited, far smaller than either nationality wants to admit.  ALL of those things will be happening in Dublin.  Shops are *loaded* with those kiss-me-Im-Irish T-shirts and have all the same marketing crap running for weeks in advance.

Example:
http://supervalu.ie/great-irish-event/st-patricks-day/

Notice the use of 'Paddy'

And the pubs will be packed.
 
2013-03-13 02:43:21 PM  
Hey, is this the thread where people get irrationally offended by incorrectly shortening a version of a word in a language almost nobody speaks anymore?  If so, cool.
 
2013-03-13 02:45:22 PM  
I'm a quarter Irish.  I love most things Irish, boiled dinners not included, and really don't get wtf people's panties are all in a bunch for.  So the holiday has been bastardized into "Wear Green, Drink and Piss Off Prudes" Day, so farking what?  Like it was something sacred, or special or anything other than a religious holiday for the patron saint of Ireland.  So people have a themed party day, what's the big problem? It's like it's killing the entire farking island every time someone orders a green beer.

Get a hobby, get a life, whatever it takes to not be such a stick in the mud.
 
2013-03-13 02:50:46 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [cdn.brosome.com image 580x869]



Damn...she looks like the girlfriend of a friend/neighbor.
 
2013-03-13 02:50:47 PM  
I have celebrated two St. Patrick's Days in NYC with a friend of mine and I had a great time.  We used to go to Scruffy Duffy's on 8th Avenue.  My memories, hazy as they are, consist of laughing almost continuously from 10am until 4am the next day.  It was just a really good day out.

shotbyadam: The fact is, it was the 20-something GIRL who drank an ENTIRE BOTTLE OF WINE at dinner.


Maybe it's just me, but that doesn't strike me as being excessive.
 
2013-03-13 02:52:44 PM  

MikeyFuccon: Till then, God save Elizabeth, Queen of Canada, who's done much more for me than the Sean Bean Bocht ever did. Who knows? Maybe I'll live to toast her grandson William the Fifth, by the Grace of God restored to the throne of the Kingdom of Ireland.


You went over the top to far, I'm going to give you a 6/10

Good effort though
 
2013-03-13 02:53:06 PM  

shotbyadam: The fact is, it was the 20-something GIRL who drank an ENTIRE BOTTLE OF WINE at dinner. So when people tell me that drinking stereotypes are rude and insensitive, they are farking morons.


So like a liter? With food? I'm not even slightly impressed.
 
2013-03-13 02:53:12 PM  
Additionally, how many United Statesians would have even heard of Cinco de Mayo were it not for beer corporations?
 
2013-03-13 02:54:24 PM  

hackhix: fark you subby - South Boston checking in

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Is that Phil Lynott? Hes the only black Irish guy I have ever seen
 
2013-03-13 02:55:17 PM  

kvinesknows: valkore: The one in the middle is a porn star (Feye Reagan). I'm guessing at least two others are strippers.

problem being?


No problem, so long as a steady presence of Jameson in the bloodstream kills off herpes.
 
2013-03-13 02:56:57 PM  
 
2013-03-13 02:58:35 PM  
Sorry blogger but not only will I not get off your lawn, I'm going to take a piss on it. A bit later, I'll probably throw up on it too. If you're lucky, I won't take a big green dump on it though I can't make any promises.
 
2013-03-13 02:59:04 PM  

avratt: Additionally, how many United Statesians would have even heard of Cinco de Mayo were it not for beer corporations?


Born and Raised in El Paso, TX so yes
 
2013-03-13 03:00:33 PM  

The Envoy: I have celebrated two St. Patrick's Days in NYC with a friend of mine and I had a great time.  We used to go to Scruffy Duffy's on 8th Avenue.  My memories, hazy as they are, consist of laughing almost continuously from 10am until 4am the next day.  It was just a really good day out.

shotbyadam: The fact is, it was the 20-something GIRL who drank an ENTIRE BOTTLE OF WINE at dinner.

Maybe it's just me, but that doesn't strike me as being excessive.


I agree, unless she was 4 feet tall and 75 lbs...in that case ID required.
 
2013-03-13 03:03:16 PM  
The only thing I enjoy about St Patty's Day is being able to buy 8 packs of Guinness for 9.99 for 2 weeks prior and 1 week after the wretched day.
 
2013-03-13 03:07:56 PM  

shotbyadam: The fact is, it was the 20-something GIRL who drank an ENTIRE BOTTLE OF WINE at dinner.


I guess you've never been to England or Scotland. Or my house.
 
2013-03-13 03:10:48 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Nana's Vibrator: Why would anyone hate the holiday where 2 people will get in a fistfight over an argument about who's more Irish?
It's always a 1/8th vs. a 1/4, and guaranteed one of them is more Italian than Irish.  Because Boston, that's why.

100% Born in Dublin, family in Dundalk but grew up here, so I'd get my ass kicked there. Besides my fighting stance is the fetal position.


You wouldn't have to since you're passive about it, but it'd be high comedy to see someone try and start with you and then have to respond to "I was born in Dublin"

/and hope it's not "Belfast"
 
2013-03-13 03:11:49 PM  

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My great great grandfather was in the landlord killing business. The rifle he used hangs over my cousins fireplace.
 
2013-03-13 03:12:59 PM  

So what if I celebrate it standin' on a corner
I ain't drinkin' no 40
I B thinkin' time wit' a nine
Until we get some land
Call me the trigger man

 
2013-03-13 03:17:35 PM  

avratt: Additionally, how many United Statesians would have even heard of Cinco de Mayo were it not for beer corporations?


Which is too bad, since if Zaragoza had lost at Puebla, there might not be a United States today and we'd all be speaking French.
 
2013-03-13 03:21:14 PM  

Onkel Buck: hackhix: fark you subby - South Boston checking in

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Is that Phil Lynott? Hes the only black Irish guy I have ever seen


i dunno - just some random people at the parade a few years back
 
2013-03-13 03:24:27 PM  
Finally, someone putting all those Plastic Paddies in their place.
 
2013-03-13 03:32:48 PM  
Slideshow of butthurt
byline: Seamful O'Toole.
 
2013-03-13 03:32:56 PM  

Drachirryz: Obligatory Danny Boy link?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbuRA_D3KU&html5=1


no, it's now Buddy Roy:

link
 
2013-03-13 03:34:34 PM  

Shostie: Goddamn that was whiney.


You mean O'Whiney.
 
2013-03-13 03:41:44 PM  

karnal: When the Irish say that St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland, what they don't tell you is that he was the only one who saw any snakes!
 [privateislandparty.com image 420x290]


My fave
s12.postimage.org
 
2013-03-13 03:43:11 PM  
 
2013-03-13 03:44:41 PM  

eas81: Boom Shalaka Boom


Sorry NSFW Lyrics.
 
2013-03-13 03:45:06 PM  
100% Irish descent, and I hate St Patrick's Day with an undying passion. Too many reasons to list them all, but  up there on the list are the suburban frat boys and their vacuous twunts stumbling around with green plastic hats and flashing glasses.

Don't try to hide your alcoholism behind my heritage, you sloppy, soulless waste of space. And if you walk too close to me with that big, goofy, green & white striped Dr. Seuss hat, I'll introduce you to my Irish-American forearm.

A good day to you all!
 
2013-03-13 03:48:24 PM  

shotbyadam: Anyone who says that the drinking stereotypes aren't nice has NEVER been to Ireland. My god those folks know how to drink. Hell, they even serve beer in vending machines over there! I remember I was in Dublin once and was having dinner with a friend. There was a table next to us with a young couple finishing their dinner and they had an empty bottle of wine at the table. I asked if they enjoyed the wine and the guy said, "Oh, I wasn't drinking. I'm on some medication right now so I can't drink this week." The fact is, it was the 20-something GIRL who drank an ENTIRE BOTTLE OF WINE at dinner. So when people tell me that drinking stereotypes are rude and insensitive, they are farking morons.


Wine is only sold in single serve containers
 
2013-03-13 03:59:21 PM  

yesanded: 100% Irish descent, and I hate St Patrick's Day with an undying passion. Too many reasons to list them all, but  up there on the list are the suburban frat boys and their vacuous twunts stumbling around with green plastic hats and flashing glasses.

Don't try to hide your alcoholism behind my heritage, you sloppy, soulless waste of space. And if you walk too close to me with that big, goofy, green & white striped Dr. Seuss hat, I'll introduce you to my Irish-American forearm.

A good day to you all!


sounds like someone needs to kiss the blarney stone


Kiss it!
 
2013-03-13 04:12:36 PM  
Did anyone else notice that the holidays go "alcohol, then candy, then alcohol, then candy," and so on throughout the year? kind of odd lol
 
2013-03-13 04:29:27 PM  

LazerFish: Did anyone else notice that the holidays go "alcohol, then candy, then alcohol, then candy," and so on throughout the year? kind of odd lol


And with Halloween, you get both, which is f*cking AWESOME.
 
2013-03-13 04:33:44 PM  

LazerFish: Did anyone else notice that the holidays go "alcohol, then candy, then alcohol, then candy," and so on throughout the year? kind of odd lol


I'm a little lost.  Holidays can be different for everyone, but pretty much:
(United States)
New Years: Alcohol
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreams
Valentine's Day: Expectation Indifference
President's Day: New Cars
St. Patrick's Day: Alcohol
Easter: pastel sucks
Memorial Day: Grilled Meat
Flag Day: squid
July 4th: exploding
Labor Day: vacation
Halloween: sluts
Veterans Day: dodge ball
Thanksgiving:  I hate my uncle
Christmas:  credit cards
 
2013-03-13 04:40:27 PM  
I thought the "Kiss me, I'm drunk or Irish or whatever" t-shirt was pretty funny.

Lighten up, Francis.
 
2013-03-13 04:42:06 PM  

FloydA: avratt: Additionally, how many United Statesians would have even heard of Cinco de Mayo were it not for beer corporations?

Which is too bad, since if Zaragoza had lost at Puebla, there might not be a United States today and we'd all be speaking French.


Or even worse, all living in the Confederate States of America.
 
2013-03-13 04:53:33 PM  
GhettoWinter:

Possible it was just all Americans watching the parade.  Didn't expect how many would be there. The bars in the main area of downtown felt like they could've been in an American college town that night.  I did manage to find a bar with about 200 redheads in it though.  In fact, i do remembering some jag off asking the irish bartender for an Irish Car Bomb...


What do you call them there then?
 
2013-03-13 05:00:53 PM  
What's green, a mile long, and has a thousand assholes?

A St. Patrick's Day parade.
Thank you, thank you
 
2013-03-13 05:02:42 PM  
Considering that the whole driving snakes out of Ireland thing was supposedly an allogory for getting rid of all the folk of the Olde Faith, Pagans, hedgewitches or those generally not recognized as Christian by the Catholic Church-whatever you care to call them, I have never celebrated St. Patrick's Day and most certainly never will.  Hell, I'm part Catholic too by blood and birth and you'll never see me at Mass.

/pagan
//of partial Irish heritage
///I hate corned beef and cabbage too
 
2013-03-13 05:08:11 PM  
I don't really care what people do, people celebrate holidays mainly as reasons to drink, not a biggie.

I just see it more for non-Irish people to get wasted. I know corned beef isn't really a traditional dish, but it's tasty and I like it.
 
2013-03-13 05:22:38 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: LazerFish: Did anyone else notice that the holidays go "alcohol, then candy, then alcohol, then candy," and so on throughout the year? kind of odd lol

I'm a little lost.  Holidays can be different for everyone, but pretty much:
(United States)
New Years: Alcohol
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreams
Valentine's Day: Expectation Indifference
President's Day: New Cars
St. Patrick's Day: Alcohol
Easter: pastel sucks
Memorial Day: Grilled Meat
Flag Day: squid
July 4th: exploding
Labor Day: vacation
Halloween: sluts
Veterans Day: dodge ball
Thanksgiving:  I hate my uncle
Christmas:  credit cards


Hooraaaaaay Sluts!
 
2013-03-13 05:23:17 PM  
But I do like whiskey.  It's about the only part of my Irish heritage I retain.  That and superstition about the "wee folk". Never want to piss them off. Ever.
 
2013-03-13 05:26:52 PM  
i46.tinypic.com

Me pot o' gold you be seekin'
 
2013-03-13 05:27:00 PM  
I like that everyone here thinks that they need a holiday to get drunk.

/everyday is a holiday for me I guess
 
2013-03-13 05:31:41 PM  
Isn't "Paddy" short for "Padraic" or something like that?  If so, then "Patty" would be the obvious nickname for "Patrick", eh?

/1/4 Irish
//almost never celebrate St. Patty's/St. Paddy's Day since I stopped drinking
///besides, I'm half German and never celebrate Oktoberfest either
////German-Americans are the biggest demographic group in the USA
//and Irish-Americans are the second biggest demographic group
//so you'll find a lot of German-Irish Americans in Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul
//a good German-Irish name would be "Fritzpatrick"
//anyhoo, this is my last post for a loooong time
 
2013-03-13 05:45:43 PM  

xsarien: St. Patrick's Day is the one day of the year - even if it's a weekend - that I refuse to go out and drink. Every bar worth its salt - and some that aren't - jack their prices up to Stupid, all the idiots are out drinking themselves into hospitals, and the streets are flowing with green-tinged puke thanks to some bars serving green beer.

Tell me how this is considered a good time.


It's like complex numbers or Unix - if I have to explain to you why they're cool, you don't have the necessary skill level to understand what I'm saying.
 
2013-03-13 05:56:46 PM  
Everyone that proclaims to not celebrating is what makes it so great to celebrate.  You're not there bringing everybody down with your dooshbagery.

1/2 Irish, 1/2 Czech, I really like to drink.
 
2013-03-13 06:10:44 PM  

kaduh: 1/2 Irish, 1/2 Czech, I really like to drink.



If you were a chick I would totally hit on you.
 
2013-03-13 06:30:59 PM  
I wear Orange... just to keep things lively.
 
2013-03-13 06:36:04 PM  

uncleacid: We should send the author a box of snakes.


THIS!!!
 
2013-03-13 06:44:29 PM  

kaduh: Everyone that proclaims to not celebrating is what makes it so great to celebrate. You're not there bringing everybody down with your dooshbagery.


You're a douchebag if you don't celebrate a nonsense holiday?
 
2013-03-13 06:56:10 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.  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.


I never thought of that!  Wow, I never throw up, no matter how wasted I get, or sick for that matter.  And I have been known to slur my words and drool on myself, mostly when I was younger.

/50% Irish
//43% Central European/Scandanavian
///7% American Indian... for flavor
 
2013-03-13 06:58:04 PM  

The Envoy: I have celebrated two St. Patrick's Days in NYC with a friend of mine and I had a great time.  We used to go to Scruffy Duffy's on 8th Avenue.  My memories, hazy as they are, consist of laughing almost continuously from 10am until 4am the next day.  It was just a really good day out.

shotbyadam: The fact is, it was the 20-something GIRL who drank an ENTIRE BOTTLE OF WINE at dinner.

Maybe it's just me, but that doesn't strike me as being excessive.


I was brought up by a wine expert. A bottle of wine is like 4 glasses. Shotbyadam is apparently a lightweight.

/25% Irish and a former Irish dancer
//LOVE me some rowdy St. Patties Day
///Astonishingly few redhead pics in this thread
 
2013-03-13 07:06:12 PM  
soo... are here snakes in Ireland or not?
 
2013-03-13 07:12:23 PM  
I live literally right around the corner from what is considered Ground Zero for St. Pat's in New Orleans (Parasol's, for you locals that are familiar). It's absolute insanity in a great way, and very few tourists. Far better crowd than Mardis Gras. If any NOLA Farkers want to email me about grabbing a beer, let me know!

/best roast beef poboy in the history of time
//bonus: the neighborhood is called Irish Channel
 
2013-03-13 07:52:57 PM  

WinoRhino: 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?


No, it was when the aliens invaded Mexico.
 
2013-03-13 08:23:31 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: LazerFish: Did anyone else notice that the holidays go "alcohol, then candy, then alcohol, then candy," and so on throughout the year? kind of odd lol

I'm a little lost.  Holidays can be different for everyone, but pretty much:
(United States)
New Years: Alcohol
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreams
Valentine's Day: Expectation Indifference
President's Day: New Cars
St. Patrick's Day: Alcohol
Easter: pastel sucks
Memorial Day: Grilled Meat
Flag Day: squid
July 4th: exploding
Labor Day: vacation
Halloween: sluts
Veterans Day: dodge ball
Thanksgiving:  I hate my uncle
Christmas:  credit cards


i70.photobucket.com

That list should be turned into a poster or something.

/for the record this McWop loves St Patrick's Day
 
2013-03-13 08:50:55 PM  

Onkel Buck: Letting the Irish in  was Amercia's first mistake

/just kiddin, you micks are OK with me


www.ladyofthecake.com

"All right... we'll give some land to the n*ggers and the chinks. But we don't want the Irish!"
 
2013-03-13 09:03:33 PM  
I bet this guy is real fun at parties.

Also, aren't there more people of Irish descent in the US than there are in all of Ireland?

If he doesn't like he can stay in Ireland.

I bet he's also drunk all the time and likes to fight. There were only 9 reasons listed.
 
2013-03-13 09:04:23 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: GhettoWinter:

Possible it was just all Americans watching the parade.  Didn't expect how many would be there. The bars in the main area of downtown felt like they could've been in an American college town that night.  I did manage to find a bar with about 200 redheads in it though.  In fact, i do remembering some jag off asking the irish bartender for an Irish Car Bomb...


What do you call them there then?


More often than not a Depth Charge. Asking for an Irish Car Bomb in large parts of England or Northern Ireland is possibly going to earn you a brief period of unconsciousness followed by waking up in a gutter. If you're lucky.
 
2013-03-13 09:55:27 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Crewmannumber6: Nana's Vibrator: Why would anyone hate the holiday where 2 people will get in a fistfight over an argument about who's more Irish?
It's always a 1/8th vs. a 1/4, and guaranteed one of them is more Italian than Irish.  Because Boston, that's why.

100% Born in Dublin, family in Dundalk but grew up here, so I'd get my ass kicked there. Besides my fighting stance is the fetal position.

You wouldn't have to since you're passive about it, but it'd be high comedy to see someone try and start with you and then have to respond to "I was born in Dublin"

/and hope it's not "Belfast"


I was born in New York, but all four of my grandparents were from Ireland (New Ross, Enniscorthy, Belfast, and somewhere in County Carlow). Came over in the aughts, moved to Greenpoint before it was cool. I'm Irish-American, or American of Irish Extraction. About as Irish as you can be without actually being from Ireland. I love when someone starts with the "more Irish than you are" stuff.

/Six-foot redhead to boot.
//A friend of mine likes to pull the "I'm Irish!" routine on St. Pats. He's 3/4 Polish and 1/4 The Rest of Europe.
///Spent a semester in England, came back thinking he was British.
 
2013-03-13 10:49:14 PM  
#1: Because joyless snooty hipster bloggers like to criticize things that are fun and popular.
 
2013-03-13 11:47:43 PM  

robertus: ///Spent a semester in England, came back thinking he was British.


A friend of mine was there for six months and came back with a ridiculous 'British' accent, claiming he couldn't help it. Thing is, whenever he got drunk he would revert to his Midwestern American accent. You know, the one he had used all his life. He'd just forget the affect, but the next day would totally swear he had a British accent again.

Farking Madonna pulled a similar stunt, but at least she's had a house there for years. You're from Detroit, lady, and you aren't fooling anyone.
 
2013-03-14 03:43:01 AM  
Why does it have to be blame America?  Here in Germany they pull the same shiat.  Stupid green hats, fake Amish beards, green sunglasses.... the whole schmiel.
 
2013-03-14 09:15:45 AM  

kvinesknows: soo... are here snakes in Ireland or not?


Only lawyers and used car dealers, just like everywhere else.
 
2013-03-14 10:04:57 AM  

Jake Havechek: Then, you take a perfectly good piece of meat, boil it with cabbage until the house smells like dirty laundry, eat it, and give yourself tomorrow's diarrhea.


Corned Beef is traditionally NOT a good piece of meat. That's why it's so stringy and needs to be boiled forever. The Irish are a poor people.
 
2013-03-14 03:46:16 PM  

Pangea: Jake Havechek: Then, you take a perfectly good piece of meat, boil it with cabbage until the house smells like dirty laundry, eat it, and give yourself tomorrow's diarrhea.

Corned Beef is traditionally NOT a good piece of meat. That's why it's so stringy and needs to be boiled forever. The Irish are a poor people.


The point is that "boiled beef and cabbage" doesn't use corned beef...
 
2013-03-14 05:38:37 PM  

dickfreckle: robertus: ///Spent a semester in England, came back thinking he was British.

A friend of mine was there for six months and came back with a ridiculous 'British' accent, claiming he couldn't help it. Thing is, whenever he got drunk he would revert to his Midwestern American accent. You know, the one he had used all his life. He'd just forget the affect, but the next day would totally swear he had a British accent again.

Farking Madonna pulled a similar stunt, but at least she's had a house there for years. You're from Detroit, lady, and you aren't fooling anyone.


I have the opposite problem. I speak normally but when I get drunk I get a super deep "New Yawk" accent.
 
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