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John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
3/17/09 9:02 a.m.

Aye!

That is all.

Wally
Wally SuperDork
3/17/09 9:44 a.m.

+1 just because someone has red hair und a kilt doesn't make him Irish.

rebelgtp
rebelgtp Dork
3/17/09 9:52 a.m.

walterj
walterj Dork
3/17/09 9:52 a.m.
Wally wrote: +1 just because someone has red hair und a kilt doesn't make him Irish.

A soulless ginger, yes... Irish not necessarily.

fiat22turbo
fiat22turbo SuperDork
3/17/09 9:54 a.m.

...it does however make him someone that I wouldn't mess with, unless I'd have a couple of "Irish Car Bombs" in me first. Mmmmm, Baileys, Whiskey and Guinness....

rebelgtp
rebelgtp Dork
3/17/09 9:58 a.m.

mmm Guinness I need to go pick me up a couple cans for tonight. I have plenty of whiskey on hand at all times

therex
therex SuperDork
3/17/09 10:15 a.m.

http://www.devilducky.com/media/27483/

Erin go bragh and all that.

Keith
Keith SuperDork
3/17/09 10:16 a.m.

A local bar is celebrating St. Patty's Day with...bagpipes.

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
3/17/09 10:17 a.m.

I am Irish...Italian immigrant Irish...the best kind.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
3/17/09 10:48 a.m.

Grandma came on a boat from Northern Ireland. Grandad came on a boat from Southern Germany. And somehow, I still don't like beer. Amazing.

pete240z
pete240z Dork
3/17/09 11:03 a.m.

A good day to crack out my copy of Angela's Ashes and kick ye in the arse.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill HalfDork
3/17/09 1:28 p.m.
Wally wrote: +1 just because someone has red hair und a kilt doesn't make him Irish.

No that would make him a Scot.

fiat22turbo
fiat22turbo SuperDork
3/17/09 1:40 p.m.
pinchvalve wrote: Grandma came on a boat from Northern Ireland. Grandad came on a boat from Southern Germany. And somehow, I still don't like beer. Amazing.

That just means you should drink Whiskey!

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
3/17/09 3:01 p.m.
Keith wrote: A local bar is celebrating St. Patty's Day with...bagpipes.

So why would they celebrate St Paddy's with a Scottish (I use this term loosely) 'musical instrument'?

slantvaliant
slantvaliant Reader
3/17/09 3:05 p.m.

The Irish have bagpipes, too. Just a little different style. It's a Celtic thing.

http://www.cranfordpub.com/articles/Bagpipes.htm

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 Dork
3/17/09 3:17 p.m.

yar me irish grandmama is cookin' up some corned beef and cabbage along with some spuds for tonights meal. YUM..

Keith
Keith SuperDork
3/17/09 3:24 p.m.
Jensenman wrote:
Keith wrote: A local bar is celebrating St. Patty's Day with...bagpipes.
So why would they celebrate St Paddy's with a Scottish (I use this term loosely) 'musical instrument'?

I'm guessing nobody at the bar has asked that particular question. I didn't know about the Irish ones, though, interesting...

RexSeven
RexSeven HalfDork
3/17/09 3:24 p.m.

Stuck at work this St. Patty's Day... I missed out on Dropkick Murphys tickets by one call last week and all my friends got stuck with work too, so no pub crawling either. So pissed. As Bob as my witless, I WILL see DKM on St. Patrick's Day at least once in my life!

It's not all bad, though. My boss is letting me crank some Pogues, DKM, and Flogging Molly right now. And I have some Killians wating patiently at home for me...

fiat22turbo
fiat22turbo SuperDork
3/17/09 3:51 p.m.

Expanding on the bagpipe thing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uilleann_pipes

The Irish originally used pipes that were essentially the same as Sottish or Highland pipes. Once those were outlawed though, the newer style were developed, mostly it seems to allow one to drink while playing, something those Kilt-wearing Scottish bastards didn't think of....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilt

Crap, damned Scotts and Paddy's are so much alike, no wonder they hate each other at times. Much like the Aussies and Kiwi's.

aeronca65t
aeronca65t Reader
3/17/09 3:53 p.m.

I'm originally from Ireland (Kilkenny....best hurlers in Ireland)

I love the bagpipes....but they're not really Scottish or Irish (or any other Celts either).

They were used in ancient Egypt and the Romans used them too...and others (in the Middle East, I think) had them even earlier.

We were in the Morristown (New Jersey) St Patrick's Day parade last Saturday (14 March) with our "kinda-sorta" Curved Dash Olds replica / parade buggy. We march every year...it's a great parade and we had some Smithwick's after.

~Link To Morristown St. Pat's Parade~

Four of my former students are in a pipe and drum band and it's always great to see them.

Before the parade, they were actually tuning all the bagpipes and I was kidding one of them

Me: "Is there any real POINT to that?!?"

You can see bagpipe tuning below and then our buggy.

92dxman
92dxman Reader
3/17/09 4:07 p.m.

I might possibly go out if I feel like dealing with huge crowds and many drunkards who think they are Irish. If not, i'll crack open some Dundee Porter or Honey Brown, finish watching Cool Hand Luke and call it a day..

Will
Will Reader
3/17/09 4:42 p.m.

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

As I come from the Gormans, I can claim it on other days, too.

Monkeywrench
Monkeywrench Reader
3/17/09 6:37 p.m.

Adams (Scot-Irish) here, but I have some Gorman and Gormley in me as well, mostly Irish Catholics from Derry.

I saw a whole group of mediterranean looking Italians today wearing "Kiss me I'm Irish" shirts

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
3/17/09 6:50 p.m.

great day to watch Boondock....

JFX001
JFX001 HalfDork
3/17/09 7:02 p.m.

I always watch "The Quiet Man" on St. Patricks Day....no real reason.It's on now on TCM.

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