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Guilty Pleasures – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s day where nearly everyone puts on the green and becomes drunken, ginger leprechauns for a day!

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Did you know that St. Patrick, the man who we celebrate every March 17th was actually English?  In fact, the first time he went to Ireland was when he was kidnapped and forced to live as a slave for six years.  He eventually escaped to England and became a priest, but returned later to bring Christianity to the Irish masses.

One of the legends surrounding this great man was that he drove all of the snakes out of Ireland.  Since then, scientists  have come to the conclusion that there never were any snakes there.   Damn scientists, always taking the fun out of everything. 

Personally, I like to think of him as an old school Samuel L Jackson.

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I tell you what, if I was some unwashed Irish heathen I’d certainly convert to Christianity if I saw this.

Getteth away thou motherfucking serpents, be gone from this holy motherfucking island. (awesomestories.com)

So, although this isn’t remotely Irish, I present this St. Patrick-inspired Guilty Pleasure.

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5 comments on “Guilty Pleasures – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  1. Socialkenny
    March 16, 2012

    Didn’t know St.Patty was English.

    I know in NYC we have a St.Patrick’s day parade in the Bronx.How about the nearest city near you?Do they go all out with parades and shit?

  2. thefoodandwinehedonist
    March 16, 2012

    I don’t think Detroit has one, Ann Arbor definitely not. But back home in Chicago they hit it hard. There’s a big downtown one that a lot of tourists go to. Then there’s the Southside one that went right past my old house. That was like Mardi Gras with all the drunks – we’re talking clowns in the parade walking down the street with beers in hand. They shut it down a year or so ago because the neighborhood would get trashed, but I think they’re trying to revive it and make it more family friendly.

    Didn’t know you’re in NYC…

  3. M
    March 16, 2012

    Here in Boston we don’t really do much for St Patrick’s Day. If only we had a few Irish people here…. 😉

    Thought I’d share this little whimsical story on the history of St Patrick, as told by the folks at Veggie Tales. If you don’t know Veggie Tales, it’s a kids series (sort of, half the jokes are aimed at the parents) of movies that are based mostly on Christian values that my kids have devoured. This one is about perseverance, and has some really good jokes in it:

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      March 16, 2012

      Yeah, my kids loved Veggie Tales. Even if the Christian messages aren’t your thing, there are usually some damn funny gags. I liked the line in this one where the characters will speak English here even tho they are from a different land. Like Star Trek.
      Thanks for sharing.

  4. Yinzerella
    March 16, 2012

    They had the St. Patrick’s Day parade here LAST weekend. Silly Baltimore. Not that I’d ever go, for fuck’s sake.

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