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Old March 18 2013, 06:16 AM   #61
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Re: St Patrick's Day question

Geez, thank you for the "I'm not Mexican, so I ain't celebrating Cinco de Mayo" sentiment.

Absolutely useless.
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Old March 18 2013, 06:33 AM   #62
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I am sure the food is much better at Cinco de Mayo.
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Old March 18 2013, 06:35 AM   #63
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No doubt. This weekend I did eat my share of corned beef & cabbage. BTW, I'm 100% Asian but can be multicultural.

I guess I'm like Peter Griffin when he decided to become a Muslim.

Cue tonight's episode of Family Guy.
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Old March 18 2013, 11:26 AM   #64
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Sorry, I tried to ignore stuff in this thread but there were too many things bugging me so I'm going to go into Kestra scolding mode for a minute.

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Fair enough. But as I don't plan to visit Ireland anytime soon, I'm gonna continue ordering my car bombs from American bartenders, and they will know exactly what I mean.

My bar even stocks extra Baileys and Jameson specifically for making Car Bombs on St. Patty's Day.
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And I could just be displaying my ignroance, but why should they? The only reason I know that it's offensive at all is from my friends who studied abroad in Ireland and tried to order a Black & Tan from a bar. As far as we dumb Americans were concerned, a Black & Tan was an Irish drink. I don't even remember why it's offensive.
You have people in this thread laying the history out for you and all you seem to manage is a virtual shrug. It doesn't matter if you're in Ireland or Illinois, try remembering that it's offensive and stop using it. I understand being ignorant but you act as if you take pride in that ignorance.

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Erin go Braless!!
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My 3/17 was completely without Irishness or St. Patrick's Day in every way (much like my family bloodline). Didn't wear or eat anything green. I quite enjoyed it.
It's really not appropriate to come into a thread about a holiday and revel in the fact that you didn't celebrate it and are happy about that. You don't need to celebrate it or care about it, but posting like that is annoying at best.
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Old March 18 2013, 11:33 AM   #65
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Kestra Smash!


p.s. I agree with you completely, Kestra
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Old March 18 2013, 03:11 PM   #66
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St. Patty's Day.
That also earns you an angry glare.
That web-site is brilliant! I'm still not used to the use of Patty for Patrick here in Canada.
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Old March 18 2013, 05:09 PM   #67
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Wow to the Ben and Jerrys story.. what reason did they give for being such dolts?
I've been to the factory in Vermont when I lived there if that counts for anything.
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Old March 18 2013, 09:50 PM   #68
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Wow to the Ben and Jerrys story.. what reason did they give for being such dolts?
I've been to the factory in Vermont when I lived there if that counts for anything.
Your pilgrimage had been noted.
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Old March 19 2013, 12:07 AM   #69
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It's really not appropriate to come into a thread about a holiday and revel in the fact that you didn't celebrate it and are happy about that. You don't need to celebrate it or care about it, but posting like that is annoying at best.
I apologize if I seemed rude, that was not my intention. Just careless.

I suppose it was just an instinctive reaction to all of that green junk taking up two or three aisles in my own store....

And I must admit that I wouldn't go for German celebrations either, even though I am of that persuasion. I really have no desire for Oktoberfest, for example. Although I'd go for a parade (German OR Irish or whatever ethnic group is putting it on) if I happened to stumble across one in New York City!
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Old March 19 2013, 01:14 AM   #70
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It's really not appropriate to come into a thread about a holiday and revel in the fact that you didn't celebrate it and are happy about that. You don't need to celebrate it or care about it, but posting like that is annoying at best.
I apologize if I seemed rude, that was not my intention. Just careless.

I suppose it was just an instinctive reaction to all of that green junk taking up two or three aisles in my own store....

And I must admit that I wouldn't go for German celebrations either, even though I am of that persuasion. I really have no desire for Oktoberfest, for example. Although I'd go for a parade (German OR Irish or whatever ethnic group is putting it on) if I happened to stumble across one in New York City!
No one here is forcing you to celebrate St. Patrick's or Kwanzaa or Oktoberfest. If a thread on a holiday or occasion doesn't affect you personally, then don't post. It's as simple as that. You don't have to go out of your way to tell the whole world you don't celebrate it, which contributes nothing to the heart of the discussion.
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