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3/17/11

Happy Green Beer Day

St. Patrick's Day.



Another religious holiday augmented by us heathens...

Some people are told that we celebrate St. Patty's day because of Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland, but that's only partly true.  The 'snakes' actually refer to pagans, and St. P was responsible for bringing mainstream Christianity to the emerald isle.



Feel slightly more educated now?  Good.  I'm done with that.  ONTO THE BEER!



St. Patrick's day, along with Cinco de Mayo and New Year's eve, is one of the famous "trinity of drinking holiday" days in the US.  This is actually funny, because 2 of the 3 holidays is celebrating another country.  Even funnier is the fact that Cinco de Mayo isn't even celebrated in Mexico, but we will cover that topic in may.

I'm still under the weather, so I won't be participating in the festivities tonight.  However, if you're going out, drink one for me.  Pub crawls, "Kiss me I'm Irish" parties, etc are going to be a big to-do tonight.

A toast!  To Christianity!  For giving us yet another excuse to drink too much, make fools of ourselves, and hook up with strange bedfellows!

I'll drink to that!
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26 witty retorts:

Venus said...

very informative, thanks.
Happy Saint Patrick´s Day!

Rachel Neilson said...

Woo saint patricks day! time to get out and have fun!!! =)

G said...

Happy St P's day...Sorry to hear you're still under the weather - I'll have a Guinness for you :)

Christophe said...

St. P... is that like the old school religious version of Master P? Because I'd LOOOOOVE to hear some Gaelic rap up in this!

Also, the blond girl in the picture looks ready to do something weird...

Meghan Moran said...

You can always count on veggietales impart some knowledge.

Autumnforest said...

Cheers to drinking and strange bedfellows! It's also the one day a year that everyone who isn't a redhead looks ghastly ill in green!

Random Girl said...

Cheers to you sir!

Chuck said...

Be gone Pagans!

Arcita said...

the title of your blog "my own private idaho" has a really nice ring to it. your blog really makes me want to visit idaho! i love the countryside but i've never been to that state before. i hear they have a lot of potatoes.

anyway, following. get back at me and see if you find anything interesting.

Evan said...

Happy St. Patricks day!

~Fabi said...

I just realized it was St. Patty's day. Good thing I'm wearing green.

Leila said...

If you wanted an excuse to religiously get inebriated or partake in sexual orgiastic rites, stick with pagan religions. Their reverence for creation (symbolized by orgies and observed copulation and Bacchus (yeah bring on the wine!)would have kept you busy every week.

D4 said...

To Christianity!

MacAttack said...

So American's are just looking for an excuse to drink? =]

Lhosreiff said...

Green Beer day is best beer day.

Lost.in.Idaho said...

@Leila: But... that's too expected. When it's christianity, or catholosism, it's more tongue-in-cheek fun.

@Autumn: I look damn good in green, and I have brown hair. The green eyes help blend it all together. Maybe I'm just the exception to the rule?

@MacAttack: Damn straight. :D

ScottD said...

did not even know it was saint patricks day!

cakeologist said...

I don't need an excuse to drink:) Happy St. Patrick's Day from a new follower.

Chris said...

You should at least post hot irish girls.

Sandra said...

See, now when you put it that way, St.Patty's day seems worth the time to set up entire aisles at Walmart in green paraphenalia which apparently, people DO buy!

Astronomy Pirate said...

There is a difference between getting rid of pagans and convincing them to be christian or be killed. That said, BEEEEER!

Lendo Khar said...

Lol, that's how holidays work. In my country we have our own share of religious holidays, because it's mostly catholic. I don't enjoy them that much now because I'm currently jobless. Feels bad man.

Alphabeta said...

Good post. Always great to have an excuse to drink.
Shame you couldn't make it out. I dedicate that 'one beer too many' I had yesterday to you.

Tony Van Helsing said...

It's St.Georges Day on April 23rd. How will you be celebrating that?

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

And just remember that green beer causes green poop. Happy St. Paddy's day!!!!!!

Bozo said...

That was a wonderfully retarded but very informative little video. Thanks!

Hope you feel better soon.

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