Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá ’le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially St. Paddy's Day or Paddy's Day
Alternative Title: If You're Irish Come Into The Parlour, There's A Welcome There For You
If you're Irish come into the parlour, there's a welcome there for you! You’ll have to squeeze up a bit though, as it’s full of empty extra-strong lager cans, and now I’ve got crates of Guinness in as well.
No more shenanigans, let’s get started.
So when you’re partying today keep your eyes open for a 6-foot-tall glass of Guinness. No, not a real one, it’s a green, pint-glass-shaped Guinness costume with an estimated value of $3,000 that was stolen last week.
Kitty Dance – stolen from Huhns.org
6 Reasons the Irish Aren't So Lucky – a very nicely constructed piece. It’s at 778 diggs at the moment. Go on, push it up a bit more.
The Irish – the inventors of wireless broadband. Read the report here.
The religious aspect
N.Y. pub bans ‘Danny Boy’ on St. Patrick’s – Awh, spoil sports, why do a thing like that?
“It's depressing. It's not usually sung in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day. And its lyrics were written by an Englishman who never set foot on Irish soil”. OK, I get the point. Story
Suicide is Nonexistent in Some Cultures – an article here shows that the Irish (among a few other nations) are less likely to commit suicide.
The Eurovision Song Contest – What’s all that about? A complete waste of time, that’s what. Fortunately, it has somewhat been redeemed by the Irish who have picked a turkey to represent the country.
"The mere fact of his being a turkey should give Ireland the edge," Geldof told the Irish Times.
Irish pub, language watchdog battle over vintage signs – believe it or not the Office quebecois de la langue francaise, the Quebec language law watchdog is kicking up a stink because an Irish pub is using English-only signs, an English-only chalkboard menu. They can feck off.
Snake In The Grass – Irishman man Shane Cooke, bit the head off his girlfriend's pet snake during a fight. Cooke's lawyer said that his client had been consuming alcoholic drinks for several hours before the attack. You don’t say, I am surprised. Personally speaking, I always find that a few bevvies give me the munchies.
Drunk Dialing Competition – We’ve all been there, all done it. I think I’ve even got the T-shirt. The really embarrassing thing is ringing back the next day to find out what you said.
St. Patrick’s Day Moved To Friday 14th – For the first time since 1940, St. Patrick's Day will fall during Holy Week, the sacred seven days preceding Easter. Bishop Kevin Boland of the Diocese of Savannah, Georgia wanted to move the date of the celebrations and in response, the citywide Irish festival was moved to Friday, March 14, when schools will close and bagpipe-driven parties will carry into the streets.
Brought to you by Offbeat Chronicles – your source of Offbeat News from an offbeat angle
Blog descriptive keywords:
offbeat, offbeat news, humour, humor, satire, funny, mad, strange, odd, odd news, comical, spoof, spoof news, comment, life, wacky, whacky, weird, crazy, alternative, life, British, ridiculous, glamour, celebrities