Happy St. Patrick’s Day Open Thread


God bless the Irish. What else can you say about people that made drinking a national sport? They sure ain’t famous for their cuisine. I’m pretty sure I have Irish ancestors. Red hair, freckles and alcoholism all run in my family.

Here’s a few of my favorite Irish jokes:

Q: What’s the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish wake?
A: One less drunk.

Q: What’s Irish and sits out in the rain?
A: Paddy O’Furniture

Q: Why wasn’t Jesus born in Ireland?
A: They couldn’t find 3 wise men and a virgin.

Q: What do call a Irish seven course dinner?
A: A potato and a six pack



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27 Responses to Happy St. Patrick’s Day Open Thread

  1. Lola-at-Large says:

    Yeah, well…

    :p

    • DeniseVB says:

      LOL ! Oh, wanted to share…..

      Made Corned Beef and Cabbage in the crockpot, Substituted Coors Light beer for the water (two bottles to cover the meat!). Absolutely fabulous flavor.

      How did your curry turn out ? I saved the recipe to try next.

  2. yttik says:

    St Patty’s is really an American holiday and it’s a pretty neat example of our melting pot and the blending of cultures. Corned beef for example, was never really eaten in Ireland, it probably came from Jewish immigrants in America who were trying to figure out what to do with cheap cuts of beef.

    Cinco De Mayo is another one that most people in Mexico have probably never heard of. It’s an American holiday, also probably promoted by beer makers. You gotta love beer makers.

    • myiq2xu says:

      You gotta love beer makers.

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  3. DeniseVB says:

    For your Bucket Lists ….. St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City.

    What a street party ! And if you’re connected in any way to a “clan”, you can march with them. Just fall in line behind your coat of arms flag and wave back to the crowd.

    My next goal is the Columbus Day Parade for my Italian half . 😀

    • Lulu says:

      Some groups have the best parties and parades. The males of my husband’s family have a St Andrew’s “feast”. It involves a large fire, meat and single malt. And singing but no dancing.

  4. foxyladi14 says:

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Crawdaders!!!! :mrgreen:

  5. driguana says:

    St. Patrick’s Day is a great day for me as I only drink beer in green bottles….it’s a day made for me and my tobinic roots…..green beer, however, is a high crime against beer and you should be ashamed of yourself for such an americanization of eireness….anyone who drinks green beer, ain’t irish….kiss my irish arse…

  6. DeniseVB says:

    If whiskey won’t cure ya, nothing will ~ Irish proverb

    • Oswald says:

      May the wind at your back not be the result of the corned beef and cabbage you had for lunch.

  7. myiq2xu says:

    An Irishman was flustered not being able to find a parking space in a large mall’s parking lot,”Lord,”he prayed,”I can’t stand this.If you open a space up for me,I swear I’ll give up drinking me whiskey ,and I promise to go to church every Sunday.” Suddenly,The clouds parted and the sun shone on an empty parking spot.Without hesitation,the man said,”Never mind,I found one.”

  8. Saudyssey says:

    Greetings from the land that prohibits both saints and beers. OT, but imagine if the pope declared all the mosques in Europe must be destroyed. Now look what the head Saudi poobah is up to. He deserves all the publicity he can get, but MSM isn’t covering this one:
    http://www.arabianbusiness.com/destroy-all-churches-in-gulf-says-saudi-grand-mufti-450002.html

    • Oswald says:

      Since King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is a loyal ally we rarely ever mention the fact that his regime is the most repressive in the region.

  9. OK, now that was a long party. Why can’t I see straight? And why am I naked? Well, except for the green paint.

  10. This explains a lot:

    In experiments seeking to understand the root causes of human addiction, UCSF scientists have discovered that male fruit flies turn to alcohol when female flies reject their sexual advances.

    When the researchers introduced male fruit flies to sexually receptive virgin females, the successful males drank very little alcohol. But when the females rejected their courtship efforts, the males drank to excess.

    The research team attributed the behavior to a widely known chemical in the brains of male fruit flies called neuropeptide F, which the scientists found varies in brain levels depending on the degree of the males’ success – or rejection – when seeking sex.

    Taking their experiments a step further, the scientists, who have long used fruit flies successfully as a model for human behavior, presented decapitated female flies to a group of eager males.

    Deprived of sex even without being subjected to outright rejection, the male flies drank even more heavily, they found.

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