Rik's Ramblings

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St Paddy's Day ...

Nobody likes the English. Sometimes it makes me sad. But on days like today, St Paddy's Day, and days like Cinco De Mayo, it's actually quite a relief.

Being internationally despised means our nations "red letter days" are not made a mockery of by the inbev-anheuser conglomerate.

Just as Irish Greg lamented on this morning's KFOG breakfast show. They basically take three or four of your people's worst stereotypes and use them to build a shallow fiction representing your entire culture.

St George's Day, April 23.  St George on horseback, against a backdrop of the English Flag

For the English you can imagine what that would mean for St George's Day: Dancing around a maypole, wearing a dragon on your head, some bad teeth, and listening to a sound-track of Steeleye Span, The Beetles and Adel.

Austin Powers and his bad teeth

Thank god we English aren't popular.

Pint of Irish Stout on St Patrick's Day, at the Faultline Brewery, Santa Clara, California


... and cupcakes.

A tray of cupcakes topped with green sprinkles.  Because you can't have a holiday without cupcakes.


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