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Happy Paddy's Day, Irish-Americans ☘️

The handful of us who are left.

We're still here!

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by Anonymousreply 97March 17, 2023 8:50 PM

Special congratulations to the guy who's 3/4 Italian and is aging so well 🎉🥳

by Anonymousreply 1March 17, 2023 5:23 AM

Q: What's Irish and stays out all winter?

A: Patio Furniture!

by Anonymousreply 2March 17, 2023 5:25 AM
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by Anonymousreply 3March 17, 2023 5:28 AM

I thank the Irish every time I eat a potato or when as a child, I had to fight off the advances of a horny priest.

by Anonymousreply 4March 17, 2023 5:49 AM

You're so welcome.

by Anonymousreply 5March 17, 2023 5:56 AM

Did you hear about the Irishman who got so drunk that he kissed his wife and beat the Pope’s foot to a pulp with a coal shovel?

by Anonymousreply 6March 17, 2023 6:02 AM

I hope he's serving serious jail time!

by Anonymousreply 7March 17, 2023 6:05 AM

When you wear orange and green simultaneously

by Anonymousreply 8March 17, 2023 6:08 AM

R8 Left the bullshit behind in the Old Country. Land of the free, home of the brave 🇺🇸

We've got fresh, exciting new bullshit now.

by Anonymousreply 9March 17, 2023 6:11 AM

Why do they make such a big deal of St. Patrick? There's heaps of other saints, but he's the only one that everyone goes crazy for.

by Anonymousreply 10March 17, 2023 6:12 AM

R10 He's the patron saint. My understanding is that people in Ireland actually prefer St. Bridget, but I'm American so I don't actually know.

The reason the feast of St. Patrick was historically such a huge party was that it falls in the middle of Lent and is a special day of dispensation- you're allowed to drink and eat whatever you want, basically. For instance, American Catholics can eat meat today even though it's Friday.

by Anonymousreply 11March 17, 2023 6:19 AM

R8 The gauche Irish have both on their flag. So tacky.

by Anonymousreply 12March 17, 2023 6:23 AM

Paddy rings his new girlfriend's door bell, with a big bunch of flowers. She opens the door, sees the flowers, and drags him in. She lies back on the couch, pulls her skirt up, rips her knickers off and says 'This is for the flowers!'

‘Don't be silly,' says Paddy, ‘You must have a vase somewhere!'

by Anonymousreply 13March 17, 2023 6:30 AM

How ancient are some of you?

by Anonymousreply 14March 17, 2023 6:33 AM

Happy Paddy Day DL!

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by Anonymousreply 15March 17, 2023 6:40 AM

Happy St. Paddys day one and all!🍀🍺🍾

by Anonymousreply 16March 17, 2023 6:46 AM

Cheers, R16 🥂

by Anonymousreply 17March 17, 2023 7:50 AM

To the *handful of us*?

[quote] 34.7 million Americans identify as Irish to some degree, and the population of the entire island of Ireland is 6.6 million (Republic of Ireland has 4.75 million and Northern Ireland has 1.85 million).

Irish people and Jewish people have done an extraordinary job of exporting themselves globally!

It's amazing how specific the DNA-based genealogy is, too.

I am 33% Irish, according to Ancestry, and the only specific 'genetic communities' from Europe that have been identified are Irish: Connacht, North Mayo, South Mayo, North West Mayo. It's incredible when you look at a map how specific it is.

Meanwhile, somehow, 15% is just loosely "England and Northwestern Europe." I find it so interesting that the e genetics can pinpoint what are basically neighborhoods in one case and then in the other just broad geographic regions.

The Irish are a much more interesting culture and nationality than I think we in the US tend to view them, probably because so many Americans have some ancestry from there.

Happy St. Patrick's day! Sláinte!

by Anonymousreply 18March 17, 2023 9:03 AM

I need to get out early to the bakery before all the Irish soda bread is gone.

by Anonymousreply 19March 17, 2023 9:19 AM

R18 doing Irish-American mathematician Robert Adrain, innovator in vector calculus, very proud today.

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by Anonymousreply 20March 17, 2023 9:23 AM

R19 the deli sold out of corned beef yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 21March 17, 2023 9:24 AM

[quote]Why do they make such a big deal of St. Patrick? There's heaps of other saints, but he's the only one that everyone goes crazy for.

For everyone I've ever known, Saint Patrick's day is just another reason to get shit-faced. It has nothing to do with cultural or religious celebrations of any kind.

by Anonymousreply 22March 17, 2023 9:29 AM

We fucking made it ☘️

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by Anonymousreply 23March 17, 2023 9:33 AM

R22 Sorry for the lack of quaint peasant dances and whimsical charming folklore. These are Americans we're talking about.

Religious Catholics usually attend mass today, I'm sure you approve of that.

by Anonymousreply 24March 17, 2023 9:37 AM

R10 Because other then the herpetologists, no one likes snakes!

by Anonymousreply 25March 17, 2023 9:38 AM


Turn in your DL card until you are able to post some very lengthy, extremely pious, humbe-braggy essay on how your St. Patrick's Day will be spent floating upon a kitchen while making your very own Irish Soda Bread.

'Tis the way, here.

by Anonymousreply 26March 17, 2023 9:41 AM


by Anonymousreply 27March 17, 2023 9:41 AM

R26 Ain't nobody got time for that shit! You can't even make soda bread in the U.S., our flour is too hard.

I buy my corned beef from my Jewish neighbors, as tradition dictates. They know what they're doing.

by Anonymousreply 28March 17, 2023 9:43 AM

^^^r28 gathering his Hangover Essentials early, I see.

by Anonymousreply 29March 17, 2023 9:46 AM

The significance of St. Patrick's Day in Ireland is that St. Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Which, today, seems like a dubious credit to his record—but given that Ireland has been traditionally hyperreligious, it makes sense that this was a touchstone remembrance day.

The Irish people were ahead of the US with same-sex marriage and electing a gay head of state, and they finally came along with respect to abortion rights even as the US is going backward in that direction thanks in great part to the Catholic domination of the US Supreme Court.

I'm absolutely anti-Christian in the American sense of Christianity equaling a self-assigned right to hate and harm others. However, my father has pointed out to me and it's difficult to argue that in the long course of history, Christianity has been an equalizing force despite all the harm it has caused, since it promoted literacy, schooling, it was the foundation of research universities, and life is much easier for the majority of people than it was in pre-Christian times. So I can appreciate how if people see St. Patrick as a positive figure based on his bringing Christianity to Ireland, that can be argued given how Irish people live today as compared with pre-Christian pagan times. But I also think the Catholic church is an abusive organization that perpetrated horrors in Ireland, and we're now at the point at which we should all be phasing out religious organizations and reconsidering what we can glean about ancient pagan spiritual beliefs. We can base future progress on a closer harmonious relationship with the natural world, keep symbolic celebrations we derive joy from and disempower abusive global church organizations.

by Anonymousreply 30March 17, 2023 9:48 AM

St. Patrick was a slave, having been kidnapped and tortured for six years.

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by Anonymousreply 31March 17, 2023 9:54 AM

My local empanada place does corned beef & cabbage empanadas during the month of March.

by Anonymousreply 32March 17, 2023 9:59 AM

"It was standard to see signs 'No Blacks, No, Dogs, No Irish'"

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by Anonymousreply 33March 17, 2023 10:05 AM

R33 Brits dehumanized the Irish as apes in exactly the way they dehumanized African people. No difference at all. Many Irish people also now consider the potato famine to have been an attempted genocide of the Irish by the British; during the famine, while millions starved to death, British newspapers published cartoons of Irish people as apes and prominent British politicians gave speeches stating that Irish people were dying of their own stupidity because if they wanted to survive, they'd eat grass and seaweed.

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by Anonymousreply 34March 17, 2023 10:12 AM

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all, Irish and not, from the West of Ireland.

by Anonymousreply 35March 17, 2023 10:13 AM

I wonder if people like you ever make them regret it, R30.

by Anonymousreply 36March 17, 2023 10:16 AM

Likewise, R35. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

by Anonymousreply 37March 17, 2023 10:16 AM

"According to one, he miraculously drove all the snakes of Ireland into the sea. He is said to have used the three leaflets of the shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity. He reportedly raised as many as 33 people from the dead."

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by Anonymousreply 38March 17, 2023 10:28 AM

Fuck the Irish.

Ever since those goddamned Keebler elves fucked up my beloved Vienna Fingers, I say fuck the Irish.

by Anonymousreply 39March 17, 2023 10:36 AM

Little-moustachioe'd r39 has stated her Austrian Boundaries!

by Anonymousreply 40March 17, 2023 10:41 AM

Oh wait - I forgot that the Irish supported the Nazis.

Sorry, Angry Austrian Keebler Elf at r39.

by Anonymousreply 41March 17, 2023 10:42 AM

[quote][R22] Sorry for the lack of quaint peasant dances and whimsical charming folklore


Incidentally, that made me think of the Irish film DANCING AT LUGHNASA and the time there was a DL thread about turning mainstream movies into porn titles. Someone suggested DIRTY DANCING AT LUGHNASA and I couldn't stop laughing for like 10 minutes straight.


by Anonymousreply 42March 17, 2023 10:42 AM

The IRA were mainly Marxists, but were not adverse to a bit of Der Fuhrer when it suited them:

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by Anonymousreply 43March 17, 2023 10:44 AM

R41, "the Irish" did not support Germany.

Perhaps you're thinking of Éamon de Valera's "courtesy" visit of condolence to the German Ambassador after Hitler's death, which came right at the end of the war and which was ill-advised but meaningless as far as the war itself goes.

When it came down to it, Ireland gave tacit support to Britain, some of it important.

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by Anonymousreply 44March 17, 2023 10:53 AM

The Irish most INDEED supported the Nazis

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by Anonymousreply 45March 17, 2023 10:57 AM

[quote] Irish people and Jewish people have done an extraordinary job of exporting themselves globally!

Honey, the average Irish Catholic family has 15 kids at minimum. The Irish, like Jews, have a high rate of mental illness thanks to all the inbreeding.

by Anonymousreply 46March 17, 2023 10:57 AM

Top 'O the mornin'....

by Anonymousreply 47March 17, 2023 10:59 AM

You have to love all the Americans claiming to be Irish with their little flags when they’ve never set foot in the place.

by Anonymousreply 48March 17, 2023 10:59 AM

Irish-Americans are racist drunks.

by Anonymousreply 49March 17, 2023 10:59 AM

Americans of Irish descent aren’t Irish. They’re American.

by Anonymousreply 50March 17, 2023 11:00 AM

As an english, be grateful to the Americans. They're the ONLY ones flying your flag for its own sake, and of course they've financially supported Ireland all these years.

Nothing more disgustig than an Irish "man" who decrys America.

You would not exist but for. And now you will not exist but for the EU.

And after all that clamour for "independence".

by Anonymousreply 51March 17, 2023 11:03 AM

R45, those are completely insubstantial when compared with the Donegal corridor, advance weather reports from the West of Ireland, thousands of Irish soldiers in the British Army, British ships being repaired in Ireland, etc., etc. And that article comes from the left-wing Irish Times, always anxious to criticise Ireland (think Guardian in Britain).

I'm guessing that you are one of those DLers with an inferiority complex who can't accept defeat because you've staked everything on being the smartest person in the room, but please bow out gracefully.

by Anonymousreply 52March 17, 2023 11:04 AM

Sure thing, honey.

There are still hard copies of all the Eire love for Nazis in the old libraries. Just because it's been wiped off of google means nothing.

My Bodleian card (and all the access to old books it affords me) tells me very different.

by Anonymousreply 53March 17, 2023 11:08 AM

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!

by Anonymousreply 54March 17, 2023 11:18 AM

And for a second year in a row TCM will not show THE QUIET MAN....yet suddenly they endlessly show mediocre movies with black casts on every MLK Day and all of February.

by Anonymousreply 55March 17, 2023 11:30 AM

[quote] please bow out gracefully

Personally, I would prefer him to bow out clumsily.

by Anonymousreply 56March 17, 2023 11:30 AM

The Quiet Man is a masterpiece.

by Anonymousreply 57March 17, 2023 11:37 AM


[Quote]There are still hard copies of all the Eire love for Nazis in the old libraries.

ALL of them!

A conspiracy theory being born, right in front of our eyes. What a precious miracle.

by Anonymousreply 58March 17, 2023 11:57 AM

R50 Yeah, no shit Sherlock.

.... a creation of great Irish author and intellectual Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! He was also a little batshit and thought he could talk to ghosts.

by Anonymousreply 59March 17, 2023 11:58 AM

Not to be a dick... but are you really an english R51. I have doubts.

by Anonymousreply 60March 17, 2023 12:00 PM

R51 talks about his Bodleian card but then writes the drivel in that post. Something's not adding up, old boy!

by Anonymousreply 61March 17, 2023 12:03 PM

R59 Sorry, of Irish descent. This is type of situation in which you need to specificy 😬

by Anonymousreply 62March 17, 2023 12:03 PM

Funny how overly-politicised r58 conjures a "conspiracy theory" out of the very existence of the Bodleian Library.

It exists, and people read there. Including me.

And it includes copious works on how the Irish attempted to ally - repeatedly - with the Nazis.

Sorry, but it's true.

by Anonymousreply 63March 17, 2023 12:12 PM

That's been my experience too, R22. It's just an excuse to have a piss up here in Australia.

Thank you for the explanation, R11, much appreciated. Gives much more of an understanding why people go all out on their one day off from Lent.

by Anonymousreply 64March 17, 2023 12:16 PM

The Irish prefer St Bridget because, unlike St. Patrick, she was never enslaved. It had nothing to do with Lent.

The Irish gave up things like "linen" and "coal" for Lent, as a half joke. The poor gave up things like 'meat" (when there was so little around that people were dying left and right) for Lent.

The ahistoricy of DLers never fails to astonish me.

by Anonymousreply 65March 17, 2023 12:24 PM

[quote]The ahistoricy of DLers never fails to astonish me.

What never fails to astonish me is the illiteracy.

by Anonymousreply 66March 17, 2023 12:27 PM

Well, we do love to astonish you r65!

by Anonymousreply 67March 17, 2023 12:27 PM

r66 from Phoenix University speaks.

Yes, dear. No inventiveness allowed. Only your boring semantic machine with no plasticity of words allowed.

YOU are why the world is dimming.

by Anonymousreply 68March 17, 2023 12:32 PM

"Inventiveness" and "plasticity"! That's the best laugh I'll have all day. I'll have to think of those excuses if I ever make a spelling mistake again.

by Anonymousreply 69March 17, 2023 12:37 PM

And we now hear from the tutor of the embarrassing students of University of Phoenix, who derides inventiveness and plasticity, who can not mustre anything more than spelling corrections.

by Anonymousreply 70March 17, 2023 12:40 PM


Oxford ain't what it used to be, folks.

by Anonymousreply 71March 17, 2023 12:42 PM

'Mustre' is perfectly acceptable at Oxford.

You haven't ever been there, and you just let me know for a fact. As if I didn't know already.

by Anonymousreply 72March 17, 2023 12:47 PM

I’ll be watching The Derry Girls for St Pat’s with the captions on of course.

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by Anonymousreply 73March 17, 2023 12:58 PM

I will watch RiverDance on YouTube. I prefer the original with Michael Flatley and the Spanish flamenco dancer.

by Anonymousreply 74March 17, 2023 1:13 PM

We have the interwebs, gramps/R72, so we know that you're talking out of your ass.

by Anonymousreply 75March 17, 2023 1:38 PM

I'm assuming this Boodleton Library must be a very fancy and important library, presumably in Ireland.

Discussion of library cards, who has them and who is so super jealous, can continue here:

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by Anonymousreply 76March 17, 2023 5:25 PM

At 11:30 am St. Paddy's Day 1990 French actress Capucine took a flying leap off her 8th floor terrace in Lausanne. What did she have against the Irish?

by Anonymousreply 77March 17, 2023 5:41 PM

Why did the Irish cook put 239 beans in the soup?

by Anonymousreply 78March 17, 2023 5:46 PM

R63 I think "Nazi Secrets of the Bodlian Library" sounds like a fascinating DaVinci Code-style conspiracy tale, which could be an even better film someday. I hope Stephen Rea is still around so he can play a priest who knows too much.

by Anonymousreply 79March 17, 2023 6:33 PM

TWO WEEKENDS for this drunken shite. Enough, already. You know where you can stuff your corned beef and cabbage.

by Anonymousreply 80March 17, 2023 6:35 PM

You can see yourself out if you aren't having a good time, R80. You weren't invited to begin with.

by Anonymousreply 81March 17, 2023 6:56 PM

Wholesome palate cleanser:

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by Anonymousreply 82March 17, 2023 7:29 PM

Should we binge watch The Real ‘Neals this weekend to celebrate?

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by Anonymousreply 83March 17, 2023 7:38 PM

My mom used to call our hall closet "Fibber McGee's closet."

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by Anonymousreply 84March 17, 2023 7:57 PM

Irish people don’t have “Paddy’s” day. Patrick was a saint, so he is respectfully called “St Patrick.”

In the US, “paddy” is an insult.

by Anonymousreply 85March 17, 2023 8:03 PM

Norm MacDonald on Conan back in the day:

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by Anonymousreply 86March 17, 2023 8:09 PM

A very funny, very true song:

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by Anonymousreply 87March 17, 2023 8:12 PM

I wish the knob who insists that his precious library held evidence “wiped” from “Google” might tell us his evidence for said wiping. And how he found said evidence in said library without using its entirely digital catalog, itself readily accessible via Google?

by Anonymousreply 88March 17, 2023 8:14 PM

Fuck you thunder! You can suck my dick!

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by Anonymousreply 89March 17, 2023 8:22 PM

Fuck my heritage and what it has done to my skin

by Anonymousreply 90March 17, 2023 8:25 PM

Rock flaaaaaag n'eagle 🇺🇲

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by Anonymousreply 91March 17, 2023 8:27 PM

Let's talk about Pepe Silvia:

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by Anonymousreply 92March 17, 2023 8:29 PM

R90 Are you using zinc oxide? UV A and B?

by Anonymousreply 93March 17, 2023 8:34 PM

R88 God knows what that was about but he killed the mood. This is a thread for linking flattering pictures of Jack and Bobby Kennedy where they look particularly handsome and dignified.

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by Anonymousreply 94March 17, 2023 8:42 PM
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by Anonymousreply 95March 17, 2023 8:46 PM

Thank you America for always giving the Prime Minister of a country of 4 million people, a guaranteed meeting with all your top politicians including the President at least once a year. We are the envy of many similar sized countries that didn't get on the boat and breed. Oh well tough shit.

Beannachtaí na féile Pádraig 🇮🇪

by Anonymousreply 96March 17, 2023 8:48 PM

[Quote]Oh well tough shit.

That's the spirit! 🇺🇲

by Anonymousreply 97March 17, 2023 8:50 PM
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