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Happy Plastic Paddy Day

America is fucking insane about "I once smelt Irish Whiskey so I'm Offically Irish" Day.

Just don't get me started... the first time someone pinches me on St Pads for not wearing Green is the day I get arrested for beating someone with a nice Orange traffic cone "because I'm English and it's symbolic."


(previously posted as a comment in ms_violet's journal)


17th Mar, 2006 21:48 (UTC)
I hear what you're saying, unfortunately, many of these folks have never e'en smelt Irish whiskey. Why would a God-fearin' 'Murican want to import whiskey when we have perfectly good (sic) Jack Daniels right here?

Besides, everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick's Day, I'm told. Well, excepting the English, of course. ;)

Simply put, St. Paddy's is the American version of Cinco de Mayo. There's an actual celebration for people who know what's what, but for most folk, sadly, it's an excuse to drink more than you ought, with special dispensation for the holiday. Come to think of it, so's Cinco de Mayo.

For the rest of the world, it's a demonstration of how, world power or no, American's can't hold their liquor.
18th Mar, 2006 10:44 (UTC)
I've not had much experience with Cinco do Mayo, other than it sounds delicious ;)

The Day Of The Dead seemed to be conducted pretty well though, everyone was really into it for the right reasons it seemed.

And ugh.. Jack Daniels... ugh.