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.
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.
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?
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 lolI'm a little lost. Holidays can be different for everyone, but pretty much:(United States)New Years: AlcoholMartin Luther King, Jr.: DreamsValentine's Day: Expectation IndifferencePresident's Day: New CarsSt. Patrick's Day: AlcoholEaster: pastel sucksMemorial Day: Grilled MeatFlag Day: squidJuly 4th: explodingLabor Day: vacationHalloween: slutsVeterans Day: dodge ballThanksgiving: I hate my uncleChristmas: credit cards
Onkel Buck: Letting the Irish in was Amercia's first mistake/just kiddin, you micks are OK with me
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?
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"
robertus: ///Spent a semester in England, came back thinking he was British.
kvinesknows: soo... are here snakes in Ireland or not?
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.
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.
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.
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