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(Irish Central)   How America has Farked up St Patrick's Day (with pictures)   (irishcentral.com) divider line 217
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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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