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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

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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
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2013-03-13 02:19:04 PM
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2013-03-13 02:20:38 PM

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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

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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

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 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!
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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.
 
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