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(SFGate)   Not everyone in Ireland is thrilled that Guinness created a fake holiday to get people to drink more Guinness. "They shouldn't call it Arthur's Day. They should call it Vomit Day"   (sfgate.com) divider line 85
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2013-09-27 07:07:57 PM
They already have Vomit Day. They just call it St. Patrick's Day.
 
2013-09-27 07:24:13 PM
I don't need a holiday for an excuse to drink Guinness.
 
2013-09-27 07:43:09 PM
Like people in Ireland need an excuse to drink

Germans drink more than the Irish, but for some strange damn reason the Irish get drunker
 
2013-09-27 08:04:04 PM
Guinness is only 4.2% alcohol. Its very heavy too, you'd have a drink a lot of them in a small amount of time to get really drunk, and by then you'd be so full that of course you'd have to vomit.

I love Guinness, but if I want to get *drunk*,  its not my first choice
 
2013-09-27 08:12:08 PM
Hallmark has been creating fake holidays for years, why the poutrage?
 
2013-09-27 08:13:41 PM
He's caught parts of impromptu performances by Tom Jones, Mumford & Sons and the Stereophonics in past festivities.

I thought Tom Jones was Welsh?
 
2013-09-27 08:13:58 PM

cman: Like people in Ireland need an excuse to drink


It would be like celebrating "cursing day".
 
2013-09-27 08:17:39 PM

vernonFL: Guinness is only 4.2% alcohol.



Wow, I didn't know that.  I just assumed it was like 5 and change.

I love Guinness, too.  The last few years, though, I've been exploring different Porters rather than Stouts.  There's these Imperial Black IPA's that are interesting, too.  Although I'm not all in w/ the IPA trend.
 
2013-09-27 08:17:42 PM
Happy Love Day!
 
2013-09-27 08:18:02 PM
If it's to celebrate Guinness, they should call it "Mucky Bog Water Day"
 
2013-09-27 08:18:22 PM

cman: Like people in Ireland need an excuse to drink

Germans drink more than the Irish, but for some strange damn reason the Irish get drunker


Who needs an excuse to drink.
 
2013-09-27 08:19:02 PM
I went to Ireland recently. It's an absolutely gorgeous country. I met a grand total of one unpleasant Irish person. They went out of their way to help wayward tourists.

The weirdest thing was; every single bar and resturaunt had Budweiser. It was a little bizarro. I guess that's what they drink for a light beer. I would go again in a heartbeat. I'd really like to go to Dublin on St. Patrick's day; I imagine it's an epic time.

/ for those who go; I couldn't recommend the Jamerson distillery tour higher. Guinness was ok; but, the tour was self guide
 
2013-09-27 08:20:24 PM
Must be a Murphy's drinker.
 
2013-09-27 08:21:59 PM
I heard that in other countries holidays have meanings and symbologies beyond buying objects of seasonal importance. So it's like all of their holidays are Columbus Day.
 
2013-09-27 08:22:26 PM

b0rg9: vernonFL: Guinness is only 4.2% alcohol.


Wow, I didn't know that.  I just assumed it was like 5 and change.

I love Guinness, too.  The last few years, though, I've been exploring different Porters rather than Stouts.  There's these Imperial Black IPA's that are interesting, too.  Although I'm not all in w/ the IPA trend.


Microbrewers around here are heavy into black ales lately. I love them, and they have dragged me into dark oatmeal stouts too. I am so much happier about this than all of the pumpkin/Oktoberfest bullshiat that usually dominates the seasonal on tap selections
 
2013-09-27 08:22:26 PM

vernonFL: Guinness is only 4.2% alcohol. Its very heavy too, you'd have a drink a lot of them in a small amount of time to get really drunk, and by then you'd be so full that of course you'd have to vomit.

I love Guinness, but if I want to get *drunk*,  its not my first choice


Guinness is more like food. A couple of pints for lunch and I'm ready to go back to work.
 
2013-09-27 08:23:41 PM
Whatever this is, I'm ok with it.
 
2013-09-27 08:23:51 PM
But Guiness does make awesome vomit. Especially after eating a meal of Hokkien noodles.

It comes up looking like a quivering pile of maggots in dysenteric diarrhea. Dogs love it to.
 
2013-09-27 08:28:48 PM

fusillade762: He's caught parts of impromptu performances by Tom Jones, Mumford & Sons and the Stereophonics in past festivities.

I thought Tom Jones was Welsh?


He is. In recent years some brave Welsh people have ventured out into the world where they are unafraid of things such as automobiles and electricity.
 
2013-09-27 08:31:49 PM

cman: Like people in Ireland need an excuse to drink

Germans drink more than the Irish, but for some strange damn reason the Irish get drunker


And they both tan poorly.
 
2013-09-27 08:36:36 PM
They also made up this phony record book that doesn't count sex acts or potentially lethal things.
 
2013-09-27 08:39:47 PM

fusillade762: He's caught parts of impromptu performances by Tom Jones, Mumford & Sons and the Stereophonics in past festivities.

I thought Tom Jones was Welsh?


He still is.
 
2013-09-27 08:52:48 PM
FACT: The Guinness Book of World Records is named after the fact that Guinness is the world's worst tasting beer.
 
2013-09-27 08:53:33 PM

cman: Like people in Ireland need an excuse to drink

Germans drink more than the Irish, but for some strange damn reason the Irish get drunker


Jameson
 
2013-09-27 08:57:04 PM

fusillade762: He's caught parts of impromptu performances by Tom Jones, Mumford & Sons and the Stereophonics in past festivities.

I thought Tom Jones was Welsh?


As are Stereophonics, and Mumford & Sons are English.  The Guinness that most people drink in the United States is brewed in Canada.  Globalization!
 
2013-09-27 08:59:37 PM
John Jameson is the true hero of Ireland, according to the commercials a few years back
 
2013-09-27 09:00:12 PM
I'm Irish-American. I love Guinness. I think "Arthur Guinness Day" is a bunch of hooey.
 
2013-09-27 09:03:15 PM

tom servo bit me: The Guinness that most people drink in the United States is brewed in Canada. Globalization!



Yeah there's something to be said for the "Foreign Extra" version of Guinness compared to the bottles here in the states.  It's more expensive but nice to have around every once in a while as that perfect breakfast beer.
 
2013-09-27 09:06:46 PM

b0rg9: tom servo bit me: The Guinness that most people drink in the United States is brewed in Canada. Globalization!


Yeah there's something to be said for the "Foreign Extra" version of Guinness compared to the bottles here in the states.  It's more expensive but nice to have around every once in a while as that perfect breakfast beer.


And at 7.5% ABV, it'll jack your ass up if you're not careful.
 
2013-09-27 09:18:23 PM

MrEricSir: FACT: The Guinness Book of World Records is named after the fact that Guinness is the world's worst tasting beer.


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2013-09-27 09:21:20 PM
I didn't get a Sir Hugsalot for love day so I went to the bar.
 
2013-09-27 09:22:22 PM

vernonFL: Guinness is only 4.2% alcohol. Its very heavy too, you'd have a drink a lot of them in a small amount of time to get really drunk, and by then you'd be so full that of course you'd have to vomit.

I love Guinness, but if I want to get *drunk*,  its not my first choice


First: car bombs.
Second: it isn't heavy at all. That is just taste. It has a calorie and alcohol per ounce similar to bud light.

I think its heaviness is just mental.

For reference:
http://eatthis.menshealth.com/slideshow/print-list/77385
 
2013-09-27 09:23:28 PM

MrEricSir: FACT: The Guinness Book of World Records is named after the fact that Guinness is the world's worst tasting beer.


Fact: mrericsir is in the book under 'worst sense of taste'.
 
2013-09-27 09:28:51 PM
Where are our bar towels?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-27 09:31:19 PM
Guinness Stout is low in calories. Studied it out.
 
2013-09-27 09:38:18 PM

Russ1642: I didn't get a Sir Hugsalot for love day so I went to the bar.


Came for the Love Day reference, leaving satisfied.

/stupid day is stupid
 
2013-09-27 09:41:35 PM

vernonFL: Guinness is only 4.2% alcohol. Its very heavy too, you'd have a drink a lot of them in a small amount of time to get really drunk, and by then you'd be so full that of course you'd have to vomit.

I love Guinness, but if I want to get *drunk*,  its not my first choice


Exactly, Guiness is what I use to pace myself when I know I'll have to drive home.
 
2013-09-27 09:42:30 PM
Call it 'Drink Bilge Water Day.'

Guiness is over rated, over priced panther piss.
 
2013-09-27 09:43:14 PM
Guinness draws protests for Irish alcohol 'holiday'


Huh, thats redundant 3 times over.
 
2013-09-27 09:53:06 PM

iheartscotch: The weirdest thing was; every single bar and resturaunt had Budweiser. It was a little bizarro. I guess that's what they drink for a light beer. I would go again in a heartbeat. I'd really like to go to Dublin on St. Patrick's day; I imagine it's an epic time.


I was in a pub in Cork waiting for my Guinness to settle. While I was waiting a local walked up to the bar an ordered a Budwieser. I couldn't help but ask why he would choose to drink that swill when Guinness is readily available. He said "It's imported" and walked off.
 
2013-09-27 09:54:13 PM
Where are our bar towels?


this
 
2013-09-27 09:56:10 PM
where am i?
 
2013-09-27 10:05:10 PM

ManRay: I was in a pub in Cork waiting for my Guinness to settle. While I was waiting a local walked up to the bar an ordered a Budwieser. I couldn't help but ask why he would choose to drink that swill when Guinness is readily available. He said "It's imported" and walked off.


FWIW, I hear it's not the same Budweiser we're subjected to.

If I was abroad, I'd try it.

/also, I'd probably have tits, so someone would buy it for me
 
2013-09-27 10:07:26 PM
Can't stand Guinness, looks like I'm drinking beef dip. I have, however, celebrated Vomit Day on many occasions.
 
2013-09-27 10:08:13 PM
Guinness Draught which is what is usually on tap is not heavy it only has 125 calories per 12 ounce.  Bud Lite has 110.  The mixed gas(nitrogen/co2) might make it feel heavier to your stomach, but it is not heavy and as a long time Guinness drinker I can easily drink more of them in a day than Bud Lites.
 
2013-09-27 10:11:51 PM

sprawl15: cman: Like people in Ireland need an excuse to drink

It would be like celebrating "cursing day".


They make a clear distinction between "Fek" and "Fark."

Seriously.
 
2013-09-27 10:14:19 PM

Smackledorfer: vernonFL: Guinness is only 4.2% alcohol. Its very heavy too, you'd have a drink a lot of them in a small amount of time to get really drunk, and by then you'd be so full that of course you'd have to vomit.

I love Guinness, but if I want to get *drunk*,  its not my first choice

First: car bombs.
Second: it isn't heavy at all. That is just taste. It has a calorie and alcohol per ounce similar to bud light.

I think its heaviness is just mental.

For reference:
http://eatthis.menshealth.com/slideshow/print-list/77385


Guinness in Ireland isn't heavy at all.   It's actually quite refreshing.

It doesn't travel well.
 
2013-09-27 10:15:46 PM

ManRay: iheartscotch: The weirdest thing was; every single bar and resturaunt had Budweiser. It was a little bizarro. I guess that's what they drink for a light beer. I would go again in a heartbeat. I'd really like to go to Dublin on St. Patrick's day; I imagine it's an epic time.

I was in a pub in Cork waiting for my Guinness to settle. While I was waiting a local walked up to the bar an ordered a Budwieser. I couldn't help but ask why he would choose to drink that swill when Guinness is readily available. He said "It's imported" and walked off.


There is no "light" beer over there, and all the "american" brands are brewed under license by Guinness.   So the ladies can have a Bud when they are not wanting something darker.
 
2013-09-27 10:23:10 PM
Do people realize that Cinco de Mayo was started by a beer company???
 
2013-09-27 10:26:51 PM

ggecko: Do people realize that Cinco de Mayo was started by a beer company???


I'm pretty sure Cinco de Mayo has been part of the calendar for some time now.
 
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