Mar
17
2017

I won’t belabor my cordial dislike of this holiday.

I’ve ranted about it before, and will do so again. But I’ll say this: it’s even more annoying when you can’t actually have a beer because it’ll react badly with your current prescription. ┬áThe ironic part is, I’m not even a drinker anymore. But when you can’t have one, it gets annoying…

Still, stay safe on the roads tonight.

7 Comments

  • nicklevi86 says:

    *shrugs* I’m not Irish, nor do I pretend to be. Americans seem to excel at pumping up obscure ethnic dates as an excuse to drink, as if we needed one. I suspect we’d do Canada Day too if weren’t just pre-game for The Fourth.
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    Condolences on your present limitation though.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Honestly, I don’t get your hang-up. I’m Irish and I embrace the holiday.
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    And instead of complaining about it every year, why don’t you use the day to highlight Irish or Irish-American history!

  • Brian Swisher says:

    I’m a member of Co. K, 69th New York (reenactors), and we’ll be having our St. Patrick’s Day party in Sunday. A good time will be had by all!

  • Luke says:

    Eh.
    I’m Scots-Irish, so I generally make a point of wearing orange. And I’m enough of a beer snob that beer ought not be green.
    That said,I like the music. I’m all in favour of the ready excuse to go out drinking with friends. And I can generally sneak in a short history lesson somewhere without eyes glazing over.

    • BigGator5 says:

      Nice. For anyone who doesn’t know: Orange represents Irish Unionists, those Irish who wanted to remain in the UK and thus resulting in Northern Ireland.

      • Luke says:

        Yes and no.
        While that is true, it’s much older than that. In short, the English decided to kill two birds with one stone, and decided to forcibly move a bunch of Scottish Protestant rabble that wouldn’t stay conquered over to an area of Catholic Ireland that wouldn’t stay conquered, and leave them kill each other to their heart’s content.
        Very cynical, but it worked very well for Old Blighty for several centuries.
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        The color comes from William of Orange. And it’s why Syracuse used to have the Orangemen as their mascot.

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