View Full Version : To all the Irish out there

03-17-2006, 10:46 AM

Bottoms up!

03-17-2006, 10:49 AM
Is that whipped cream on the top?

I think we should have a "Scottish Day".
I want equal time. We are entitled to equal time.
And you won't see a bottle of green Glenfiddich either!

Heck, even St Paddy was Scottish..Picked up in a raid, put into slavery, escaped from Ireland and went back to where? Yup, Scotland. And then someone told him he had to return to that Irish place...and get rid of the snakes!

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Alan D. Hyde
03-17-2006, 10:54 AM
Jamie, Scotland was settled by the Irish, who drove out the Picts...


03-17-2006, 10:55 AM
No way Alan!
Scots were first..... :mad:

But I'm not going to "Pict" a fight over it.
And if the Irish did, well, they knew a good thing when they saw it...The Scotish Highalnds!

I guess the immigration laws were a little more relaxed then.

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03-17-2006, 11:20 AM
fellas! Fellas! You will note that most of the well known place names in Ireland and Scotsland come from the original Norse......and even the prayer books start with "Oh Lord! Protect us from the wrath of the Northmen".
and mead ain't green....

Matt J.
03-17-2006, 11:25 AM
Hey, Chuck, I thought you were injun!? No fair playing both sides ;)

Did you get my email?

-Matt, who's not celebrating St Paddy's day...

03-17-2006, 11:28 AM
Cherokee on the mothers side, Norse by way of Wales on pappy's side...gotcher e-mail, have the company name from Jay...called the dude...we need to discuss how much you think will be needed...it's in stock...I are home playing with Lil Critter and drawing pkchoors...

Gary E
03-17-2006, 11:42 AM
To all the Irish out there STOP pissin on the lawn or I'l turn on the electric fence :D

03-17-2006, 12:09 PM
Top ' O the Morn'n to ya Katherine

may you be half an hour in heaven before the devil knows you're dead ;)

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03-17-2006, 12:13 PM
Beannachtam na Feile Padraig! to you too Popeye. :D

03-17-2006, 12:20 PM
goin out to shake your sheleighly?

03-17-2006, 12:21 PM
Nope, don't like beer. :D

03-17-2006, 12:23 PM
Guinness is a stout

03-17-2006, 12:24 PM
Don't like Stouts or Lagers either. Hard liquor for me. ;)

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03-17-2006, 12:27 PM
Q: whats the difference between an Irishman and a bucket?

03-17-2006, 12:28 PM

03-17-2006, 12:29 PM
you could probably get a drink out of a bucket :D

03-17-2006, 12:31 PM
So no Irishman is going to buy a poor, lonely female likes myself a drink today? :D

Andrew Craig-Bennett
03-17-2006, 12:39 PM
Well, its not quite an Irish joke, but I was told it by an Irishman today:

"We no longer say "Is the Pope a Catholic?"

Nowadays it's "Was the Pope a Nazi?" ;)

03-17-2006, 12:42 PM
Katherine...I'm not much of an alcoholic...BUT...I gots some really mellow Pouilly Fuisse and some 100+ year old brandy....goes down like cool spring water....

03-17-2006, 12:44 PM
Chuck, I'll be right over. :D

Gary E
03-17-2006, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett:
Well, its not quite an Irish joke, but I was told it by an Irishman today:

"We no longer say "Is the Pope a Catholic?"

Nowadays it's "Was the Pope a Nazi?" ;) it could be worse... acccused of being a limey

03-17-2006, 12:47 PM
Thanks, but green beer? ACK!

I'll be having one of these

03-17-2006, 12:49 PM
Brian, there is frost on that glass.
Are you telling me you drink this cold? :rolleyes:
Blasphemy! Sheer blasphemy!!!!!!

03-17-2006, 12:52 PM
Just because you're Scottish Jamie, does not mean everyone else is strange. :D

Anyone else ever try an Irish Car Bomb. The BIL talked me into one a few weeks back. The result was not pleasent. tongue.gif

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03-17-2006, 12:54 PM
Katherine, being Scottish and Russian, by the way, does not ( do not ) factor into the equation necessary to prove I am strange.
Now owning a boat...a 58 yr. old wooden boat does.
PS...Jami is, I think another formite's name. She is female... :D

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03-17-2006, 01:03 PM
We do wonder about you some days Uncas.

03-17-2006, 01:04 PM
Just because I wear a kilt.
My legs, give me away!

03-17-2006, 01:11 PM
How far back are we allowed to go, and still be Irish today? Or how much further back, and not be Irish at all?

Some of my mother's side immigrated from northern Ireland in the 1840s, but 3 centuries prior the same crowd had been in Scotland.

Matt J.
03-17-2006, 01:17 PM
The warm beer bit is badly exagerated. They drink Guinness cool like we do; perhaps not ice cold like we drink our standard (junk) beers (Bud, Miller, Coors, Michelob etc)...

Funny thing, though... you order a Guinness and it'll be cool/cold. Tastes fantastic. Order any other Irish beer like Smithwick's and it'll be the same - served cool/cold.

Now, order a Coke or other soda, and it'll be served in a can, or in a glass, no ice.

What's really funny is that, now that American "beer" is catching on, they serve it at pubs. BUT, order a Bud, and they'll hand you a glass full of ice and a bottle of Bud. Bud is that bad, that it has to be served WITH ice to numb the tongue.

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03-17-2006, 01:19 PM
Matt J.
Might be over-rated but in my three years in the British Isles, the coldest a beer got was room temp.
Not so elsewhere but...

Keith Wilson
03-17-2006, 01:20 PM
I think we should have a "Scottish Day".Burns night will do, thank you very much.

03-17-2006, 01:22 PM
But no one in the US seems to know who Burns is.
Heck, someone wrote on another thread that he was Irish... :eek:

Andrew Craig-Bennett
03-17-2006, 01:25 PM
I would not worry, Jamie.

I was once told, in all seriousness (in a bar in a small town in Japan) that "For Auld Lang Syne" is a Japanese folk song, but it is so old that the words have become unintelligible! :D

03-17-2006, 01:28 PM
Burns - Irish? Humph. I defy anyone to read the Address to the Haggis in anything but a Scottish brogue ...

My background makes me an equal-opportunity Celt. I'll cheerfully drink on Burns Night and St. Patrick's :D .

Presuming Ed
03-17-2006, 01:34 PM
In decent pubs, Guinness is served chilled - not ultra-chilled, but chilled - the brewery recommends 6 degrees C. There is a new way of serving Guinness - "Ultra Cold" - which is a couple of degrees C colder than normal.

Any pub worth it's salt, serving a decent cask-conditioned bitter should be giving you a pint at cellar temperature - not as cold as Guinness, but colder then room temperature.

Presuming Ed
03-17-2006, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by uncas:
I think we should have a "Scottish Day".What's wrong with St Andrew's Day - Nov 30?

03-17-2006, 01:48 PM

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03-17-2006, 02:01 PM
I'll wait for the parade down 5th avenue to celebrate St. Andrews day.
But, I ain't going to hold my breath.

03-17-2006, 02:11 PM
Orangemans day ... anybody

03-17-2006, 02:14 PM
Hell, maybe we should have a "Colloden Day" and invite the British!

03-17-2006, 02:19 PM
one of the last remnants of the Benevolent Irish Society


Alan D. Hyde
03-17-2006, 03:18 PM
A link for you, Jamie---


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Dolly Varden
03-17-2006, 04:12 PM
pog mo hoin smile.gif

John of Phoenix
03-17-2006, 04:16 PM
A fellow walks into a bar and orders an Irish whiskey. Another fellow sitting a few stools down overhears him and says, “Irish whiskey is it? Would ya be Irish then?”
“I would indeed.” says the newcomer.
“Well so am I. So then, let’s have a drink to Ireland”, says the first and they throw down a shot.

“Where would ya be from in Ireland?”
“County Cork, born and raised.”
“Praise the saints; I’M from County Cork.”
“Well let’s have a nip to County Cork.” and so they do.

“So you’re from County Cork. Where did you get your schooling?”
“Went to Saint Mary’s, I did. And you?”
“This is amazing. *I* went to Saint Mary’s.”
“Well then, here’s to Saint Mary’s. Down the hatch.”

“What class? Don’t say ’55!”
“HA! Then I won’t! But here’s to ‘55.”

About this time another patron walks in and says to the bartender, “Hey Mick, what’s new?”
“Not much, Brian. The O’Malley twins are drunk again.”

03-17-2006, 04:31 PM
A drunk gets on a bus and asks the conductor how long the trip is between Limerick to Cork. "About 2 hours," says the conductor.

"Okay," says the drunk, "then how long is the trip between Cork to Limerick?"

The irate conductor says to the drunk "It's still about 2 hours, man.

"Why'd ya think there'd be a difference?"

"Well," says the drunk, "It's only a week between Christmas and New Year's, but it's a helluva long time between New Year's to Christmas!"

Dolly Varden
03-17-2006, 07:40 PM
wifes smoking again huh?

better double up on the therapy this week smile.gif

03-17-2006, 11:08 PM
Had a Brit tell me a little Irish joke for St. Pat's Day at the lunch counter...

Did you hear about the Irish ice house that went bankrupt ?

Yeah, they forgot the formula. :D

Phil Heffernan
03-17-2006, 11:19 PM
I hate St Patricks Day.

A holiday glorifying drunkeness, and assigning that aspect to the Irish.

Too true to make a freaking holiday out of it. At least as far as THIS Irishman is concerned.

I always get crabby on March 17th...


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03-18-2006, 09:28 PM
Theres always so much double entendre and flirting and sexual innuendo in a Katherine thread, but not in this one, the topic being Irish.

Just goes to show, there's one thing the Irish are not known for, sex. It gets in the way of the drinking.

Ever hear of the Irish curse?

Peter Malcolm Jardine
03-18-2006, 09:45 PM
What's green, a mile long, and has a thousand arseholes?

A St Patrick's day parade.

Dave Fleming
03-18-2006, 10:26 PM
Ah Piss On It, Yer Not Worth the Effort!


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