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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 10:27:45 PM
I also suppose that would have been better if I'd lower-cased the "c" in Cinco.

/if making a letter upper-case is "capitalizing", what is making it lower-case?
 
2013-09-27 10:32:19 PM
Today is National Drink Beer Day here in the states. The bar I was at gave out free Yuenglings for something called the "Phillywide Lager Toast". The local TV station broadcast a video from Dick Yuengling at 6:30 and we all drank. Didn't hear anyone protesting.
 
2013-09-27 10:32:27 PM
Brilliant!
 
2013-09-27 10:40:55 PM
I will be the first to say that I drink just about anything Boone's Farm, Thunderbird, Jimbo's Underbridge Concontion.... but something about Guinness is shall we say undesirable.  I can drink it sure... but I'll stick to sterno and fermented ferret's blood.
 
2013-09-27 10:48:58 PM

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


About as much as they realize the fireworks industry created 4th of July.
 
2013-09-27 10:52:39 PM
As opposed to the fake holidays created to get people to buy greeting cards, flowers and candy?
 
2013-09-27 10:59:27 PM

MrBallou: Guinness is more like food. A couple of pints for lunch and I'm ready to go back to work.


No it isn't.  It's actually quite light and watery.  It's only has a few more calories than a typical light beer.
 
2013-09-27 11:18:05 PM
Leaving tomorrow for a week long trip to Ireland with the wife...I'll tip back a few in Fark's honor Thursday night  :)
 
2013-09-27 11:19:16 PM

b0rg9: 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


Why would you bring birds with you when you drink?
img.fark.net
 
2013-09-27 11:49:36 PM
FTA:
Guinness says the annual festivities, begun in 2009, provide a needed tonic for a 7,500-strong Irish pub network struggling to maintain profits in the face of a five-year debt crisis that has ravaged employment and incomes.

 going to get my second and third inventions off the ground and then move off to ireland.  The home country 3 generations ago.  A cousin proved ancestry for dual-citizenship, so that shouldn't be an obstacle, just need to buy all the land for the factories and production plants.  Then scout out and find a pub with wifi, buy it, and just set up shop above it, "silent-partner"-type.

"who's the yank in the corner?"
--"He own's the place."
"Really?"
--"Yes, and the factory over on the old Connolly land.  Inventor of some kind.  Just sits there all day, working to make the ideas in his head reality."
"Uppity bastard, is he?"
--"Nope, just wants to be left alone, far as anyone can tell; came in, bought controlling interest in the pub, handed the papers to me and told me to just keep it open and the internet signal strong, not to worry about the money.  We're getting the Naughty Nymphs in next month, and he is working to get Sting to come and play a few nights.  No cover, no tickets."
"Going to have to come here more often, what with random big-names coming by, never know when something may happen..."
--"I think that's the point ... Ozzy is set to take the stage in about 30 minutes..."
"... as in Ozborne...?"
--"Yup ... Not really supposed to say anything, but he's got Enya lined up for next week, too."

/big ... and strange dreams
//like my taste in music
 
2013-09-28 12:05:27 AM

Trance354: FTA:
Guinness says the annual festivities, begun in 2009, provide a needed tonic for a 7,500-strong Irish pub network struggling to maintain profits in the face of a five-year debt crisis that has ravaged employment and incomes.

 going to get my second and third inventions off the ground and then move off to ireland.  The home country 3 generations ago.  A cousin proved ancestry for dual-citizenship, so that shouldn't be an obstacle, just need to buy all the land for the factories and production plants.  Then scout out and find a pub with wifi, buy it, and just set up shop above it, "silent-partner"-type.

"who's the yank in the corner?"
--"He own's the place."
"Really?"
--"Yes, and the factory over on the old Connolly land.  Inventor of some kind.  Just sits there all day, working to make the ideas in his head reality."
"Uppity bastard, is he?"
--"Nope, just wants to be left alone, far as anyone can tell; came in, bought controlling interest in the pub, handed the papers to me and told me to just keep it open and the internet signal strong, not to worry about the money.  We're getting the Naughty Nymphs in next month, and he is working to get Sting to come and play a few nights.  No cover, no tickets."
"Going to have to come here more often, what with random big-names coming by, never know when something may happen..."
--"I think that's the point ... Ozzy is set to take the stage in about 30 minutes..."
"... as in Ozborne...?"
--"Yup ... Not really supposed to say anything, but he's got Enya lined up for next week, too."

/big ... and strange dreams
//like my taste in music


Don't leave me hanging. What happens next?
 
2013-09-28 12:40:25 AM
The Sick tag for a story about promoting drinking?  WTF has happened to Fark mods?
 
2013-09-28 12:45:25 AM
Arthur's Day by Christy Moore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YvvGYhlgTk 

Love this man so much. I love Guinness too, but he's got a point there.
 
2013-09-28 12:46:44 AM

RayD8: Trance354: FTA:
Guinness says the annual festivities, begun in 2009, provide a needed tonic for a 7,500-strong Irish pub network struggling to maintain profits in the face of a five-year debt crisis that has ravaged employment and incomes.

 going to get my second and third inventions off the ground and then move off to ireland.  The home country 3 generations ago.  A cousin proved ancestry for dual-citizenship, so that shouldn't be an obstacle, just need to buy all the land for the factories and production plants.  Then scout out and find a pub with wifi, buy it, and just set up shop above it, "silent-partner"-type.

"who's the yank in the corner?"
--"He own's the place."
"Really?"
--"Yes, and the factory over on the old Connolly land.  Inventor of some kind.  Just sits there all day, working to make the ideas in his head reality."
"Uppity bastard, is he?"
--"Nope, just wants to be left alone, far as anyone can tell; came in, bought controlling interest in the pub, handed the papers to me and told me to just keep it open and the internet signal strong, not to worry about the money.  We're getting the Naughty Nymphs in next month, and he is working to get Sting to come and play a few nights.  No cover, no tickets."
"Going to have to come here more often, what with random big-names coming by, never know when something may happen..."
--"I think that's the point ... Ozzy is set to take the stage in about 30 minutes..."
"... as in Ozborne...?"
--"Yup ... Not really supposed to say anything, but he's got Enya lined up for next week, too."

/big ... and strange dreams
//like my taste in music

Don't leave me hanging. What happens next?


He fixes the cable
 
rka
2013-09-28 12:55:34 AM

tom servo bit me: 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!


Only the bottles. And no one drinks that.
 
2013-09-28 12:58:32 AM
ahem, Osbourne
 
2013-09-28 12:59:14 AM

KierzanDax: Today is National Drink Beer Day here in the states. The bar I was at gave out free Yuenglings for something called the "Phillywide Lager Toast". The local TV station broadcast a video from Dick Yuengling at 6:30 and we all drank. Didn't hear anyone protesting.


That's what most of the country calls near beer
/don't get the attraction
//not a beer snob
///drinking high life and bourbon
 
rka
2013-09-28 12:59:14 AM

Rent Party: 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.


But it's the same beer. We're not talking the whole Budweiser versus Czechvar/Budvar debate here. In Ireland they actually like US Bud. And Coors Light.

Guinness actually had to come out with a Guinness Extra Cold to combat the lagers that are all served at near freezing temps. That's what everyone wants.
 
rka
2013-09-28 01:01:09 AM

KierzanDax: Today is National Drink Beer Day here in the states. The bar I was at gave out free Yuenglings for something called the "Phillywide Lager Toast". The local TV station broadcast a video from Dick Yuengling at 6:30 and we all drank. Didn't hear anyone protesting.


The only thing they should have protested is being served Yuengling.

At least it was free.
 
2013-09-28 01:01:51 AM

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


This, but drop it into some Jameson's and you're good to go.
 
2013-09-28 01:08:56 AM

Shadowtag: 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

This, but drop it into some Jameson's and you're good to go.


How do you fit the pint into the shot glass?
 
2013-09-28 02:40:41 AM
Guinness isn't bad, but it's a mediocre example of its style.
 
2013-09-28 06:21:12 AM
Right or wrong - Guinness had (and still has) a huge impact on Irish life and culture.  All of the Dublin-city tour buses go to the Guinness factory.  All of the gift shops in city centre are loaded with Guinness merchandise.  And the Guinness family had a big impact on modern day Ireland.

I personally find it amusing that Guinness moved it's headquarters to London in the 30s.  Now it's entirely an English company.....but people still think of it as 'Irish'.
 
2013-09-28 07:29:51 AM
My folks were in Ireland a few years ago and Arthurs day was during the the Galway oyster festival. they said it was a great time

/apparently mtvs the jersey shore was quite popular over there
 
2013-09-28 07:42:27 AM

rka: Rent Party: 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.

But it's the same beer. We're not talking the whole Budweiser versus Czechvar/Budvar debate here. In Ireland they actually like US Bud. And Coors Light.

Guinness actually had to come out with a Guinness Extra Cold to combat the lagers that are all served at near freezing temps. That's what everyone wants.


Its partly that Guiness is an old mans drink and partly that people want something thats 6%+ and can be drunk quickly with very little taste. When your "choice" is Bud/Stella/Fosters/Carling what matters is marketing and price because the taste is the same.

/Plus Beemish is much better than Guiness
/Adnam's Broadside and Woodforde's Nelsons Revenge are great local brews
 
2013-09-28 08:25:49 AM
There will always be those busy bodies that will HARP on about anything and everything..Why HARP on about Athur's Day?

Had a similar experience as several posters here, I love Ireland and its people-absolutely wonderful, both!  Not only did I find it odd that every bar had Budweiser, but in Limerick, you couldn't find Guiness or Harp...  Must be a Limerick vs. Dublin thing...
 
2013-09-28 08:46:34 AM

Smackledorfer: 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.


This.  Color =/= weight (or "thickness" or whatever you want to call it).  It's a common misconception.  Guinness is actually lighter than most wheat beers and craft ales.

/wouldn't chug it though.  If that's your goal, you're welcome to stick to Bud Light.  Leaves more Guinness for the rest of us.
 
2013-09-28 09:18:36 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Right or wrong - Guinness had (and still has) a huge impact on Irish life and culture.  All of the Dublin-city tour buses go to the Guinness factory.  All of the gift shops in city centre are loaded with Guinness merchandise.  And the Guinness family had a big impact on modern day Ireland.

I personally find it amusing that Guinness moved it's headquarters to London in the 30s.  Now it's entirely an English company.....but people still think of it as 'Irish'.


It's about as Irish as Riverdance and that twat from Chicago who leads it.
 
2013-09-28 10:14:43 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't need a excuse to drink Guinness.


FTFY
 
2013-09-28 10:27:46 AM
whatculture.com
 
2013-09-28 01:08:50 PM

LesserEvil: Where are our bar towels?

[i.imgur.com image 600x600]


Mine is hanging next to my Guinness bottle opener.... which is near the Guinness magnet on the fridge.
Never did get coasters though.
 
2013-09-28 01:13:00 PM
I wish people would take more responsibility for themselves.  You get really drunk and fall over?  Either don't drink so much or find somewhere safe to fall over.  Don't blame the beer..... it didn't chase you down and force itself upon you.
 
2013-09-28 02:31:51 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?


So was Saint Patrick.

Didn't stop the Irish from capturing him and taking him to Ireland as a slave.

He got his revenge by going back and planting Christianity and teaching the Irish to make Water of Life aka Whiskey. Also, he drove out the snakes so the Irish couldn't kill themselves with the bite of viper or asp, thus taking the easy way out of their existential woes.

His Latin name, Patricius, means a patrician or nobleman. You can't spell Patrick without trick.
 
2013-09-28 02:38:16 PM

chitownmike: Shadowtag: 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

This, but drop it into some Jameson's and you're good to go.

How do you fit the pint into the shot glass?


Hold the shot glass between your teeth very carefully (you don' want to swallow it) and tilt your head back until the shot glass is level. Have a friend or the bartender pour you a pint very carefully.

It's not rocket science, my son.
 
2013-09-28 08:17:11 PM

Trance354: FTA:
Guinness says the annual festivities, begun in 2009, provide a needed tonic for a 7,500-strong Irish pub network struggling to maintain profits in the face of a five-year debt crisis that has ravaged employment and incomes.

 going to get my second and third inventions off the ground and then move off to ireland.  The home country 3 generations ago.  A cousin proved ancestry for dual-citizenship, so that shouldn't be an obstacle, just need to buy all the land for the factories and production plants.  Then scout out and find a pub with wifi, buy it, and just set up shop above it, "silent-partner"-type.

"who's the yank in the corner?"
--"He own's the place."
"Really?"
--"Yes, and the factory over on the old Connolly land.  Inventor of some kind.  Just sits there all day, working to make the ideas in his head reality."
"Uppity bastard, is he?"
--"Nope, just wants to be left alone, far as anyone can tell; came in, bought controlling interest in the pub, handed the papers to me and told me to just keep it open and the internet signal strong, not to worry about the money.  We're getting the Naughty Nymphs in next month, and he is working to get Sting to come and play a few nights.  No cover, no tickets."
"Going to have to come here more often, what with random big-names coming by, never know when something may happen..."
--"I think that's the point ... Ozzy is set to take the stage in about 30 minutes..."
"... as in Ozborne...?"
--"Yup ... Not really supposed to say anything, but he's got Enya lined up for next week, too."

/big ... and strange dreams
//like my taste in music


WHAR UTOPIA WHAR?

/no, really... where are you doing this?
 
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