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

Paddy, not Patty.

http://paddynotpatty.com/
2013-03-13 01:30:10 PM
3 votes:

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 01:23:17 PM
3 votes:

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 11:39:25 AM
3 votes:
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 04:12:36 PM
2 votes:
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 01:20:50 PM
2 votes:

Rent Party: Paddy, not Patty.


Hence Paddywagon
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2013-03-13 01:16:06 PM
2 votes:
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 01:04:15 PM
2 votes:
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 12:51:44 PM
2 votes:
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 12:47:55 PM
2 votes:
I love the irish because they tolerate all the stereotyping without claiming racism.

unlike canadians
2013-03-13 12:05:12 PM
2 votes:

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.

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2013-03-13 11:53:22 AM
2 votes:
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 09:04:23 PM
1 votes:

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 04:29:27 PM
1 votes:

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 03:07:56 PM
1 votes:

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 03:00:33 PM
1 votes:

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 02:53:06 PM
1 votes:

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 02:52:44 PM
1 votes:

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 02:33:06 PM
1 votes:

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 02:28:58 PM
1 votes:
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 02:17:32 PM
1 votes:
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2013-03-13 02:08:07 PM
1 votes:

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 01:59:00 PM
1 votes:

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)
rka
2013-03-13 01:57:05 PM
1 votes:

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 01:50:52 PM
1 votes:
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 01:40:27 PM
1 votes:
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 01:39:56 PM
1 votes:

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 01:38:17 PM
1 votes:
FAIL:

America = St. Patty's Day

Rest of the World = St. Paddy's Day.
2013-03-13 01:30:27 PM
1 votes:
www.sainturho.com

Unimpressed
2013-03-13 01:28:06 PM
1 votes:

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



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2013-03-13 01:20:52 PM
1 votes:

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 01:19:33 PM
1 votes:

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 01:16:39 PM
1 votes:
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2013-03-13 01:12:44 PM
1 votes:
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2013-03-13 01:11:57 PM
1 votes:

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


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2013-03-13 01:02:12 PM
1 votes:
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 01:00:05 PM
1 votes:
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 12:57:35 PM
1 votes:
We should send the author a box of snakes.
2013-03-13 12:57:04 PM
1 votes:
Speaking as an Irisher myself, I don't get offended by it.  I just think it's silly.
2013-03-13 12:54:04 PM
1 votes:
americans found another excuse to drink.  we're really good at that.
2013-03-13 12:53:39 PM
1 votes:
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 12:53:28 PM
1 votes:
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 12:52:52 PM
1 votes:
Don't mind St. Patrick's Day so much but I will NEVER drink a green beer. NEVER
2013-03-13 12:52:22 PM
1 votes:
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2013-03-13 12:50:07 PM
1 votes:

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


I counted 8.

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Finish the farking story, man!
2013-03-13 12:48:28 PM
1 votes:
Anyone else notice their 10 reasons were only 9?
2013-03-13 12:00:35 PM
1 votes:
WAR ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!1!



Mobilize Bill O'Reilly's 101st Fighting Pinheads!!
2013-03-13 11:44:37 AM
1 votes:

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.


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2013-03-13 11:23:11 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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