Open Thread, Sunday 17 March 2013 – St. Patrick’s Day

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41 Responses to Open Thread, Sunday 17 March 2013 – St. Patrick’s Day

  1. ZurichMike says:

    Great photo — the giant Celtic crosses are so awe-inspiring.

  2. Sorry about the late St. Paddy’s day OT today, Folks. We were tied up doing some furniture rework to keep the Gruntessa smilin’, and getting the corned beef and cabbage going for tonight. Have a good one, all!

    Photo from Chrissythehyphenated. I think it’s one of her grandkids! Hilarious!

  3. Mine does this all the time, I’m sure.

  4. We’ve had this book since the first edition. Very useful and practical, if mainly for the fun stories of how to do it wrong. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Photo of Sarah making fun of Doomberg at CPAC yesterday. Hat tip: Chrissy. Originally from Twitchy.

  6. Don’t be over-ambitious tonight, Tex. Make sure that keg of Coors Light fits in your car. Or just remember to take your pickup truck. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. barnslayer says:

    Can’t do St. Patrick’s Day proper without some music.

  8. Also from CPAC:
    โ€œMore backround checks? Dandy idea Mr. Presdient, we should have started with YOURSโ€ โ€“ Sarah Palin

  9. texan59 says:

    You can always tell an Irishman, but you canโ€™t tell him much.
    Irish proverb

  10. barnslayer says:

    Credit Mrs. Barnslayer for this one:

    A bar is empty except for two patrons. One of them staggers over to the other and says, “How’s it going? Where you from?”

    The other guy says “Ireland.”

    The first drunk says “That’s cool! I’m from Ireland too! Let’s have a round for Ireland!” They both drink merrily.

    Then the first guy says “So where in Ireland are you from?”

    “Dublin.”

    “Dublin? Awesome! I’m from Dublin too! Let’s have another round for Dublin!” Once again, they both drink merrily.

    Then the first guy asks, “So where did you go to school?”

    “St. Mary’s, class of ’62” answers the other guy.

    “Incredible! I graduated in ’62 from St. Mary’s, too! Let’s have a round for St. Mary’s!” Once again, they suck down another round.

    Just then, one of the bar regulars walks in and sits at the bar. He asks the bartender, “So what’s going on today?”

    The bartender answers, “Nothing… The O’Malley twins are drunk again.”

  11. barnslayer says:

    All the undiluted Irish blood in my family lives under this flag.

    I was never able to find out if they were amongst the original bunch sent there by order of the English crown.

    • ZurichMike says:

      Recurring polls of Australians find that 99% of the people think their ancestors came over as part of the ship’s crew, not as future members of the penal colony! LOL!

      And we just watched “Under Capricorn” — which has a bit of Irish in it!

      Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  12. Here’s a portion of an amusing Irish drinking song…

    Gather round ye lads and lasses
    Set ye for awhile
    And hearken to me mournful tale about the Emerald Isle
    Let’s all raise our glasses high to friends and family gone
    And lift our voices in another Irish drinking song

    Consumption took me mother and
    Me father got the pox
    Me brother drank the whiskey till he wound up in a box
    Me other brother in the troubles met with his demise
    Me sister has forever closed her smiling Irish eyes

    Now everybody’s died
    So, until our tears have dried
    We’ll drink and drink and drink and drink and then we’ll drink some more
    We’ll dance and sing and fight until the early morning light
    Then we’ll throw up, pass out, wakeup, and then go drinking once again

    (Russian balalaika solo)

    Kenny was killed in Killkenny
    And Clare she died in Claire
    Tip in Tiperrary died out in the dairy air
    Shannon jumped into the river Shannon back in June
    Ernie fell into the urn and Tom is in the tomb

    Cleanliness is godliness me uncle Pat would sing
    He broke his neck a slipping on a bar o’ Irish Spring
    O’Grady he was eighty though his bride was just a pup
    He died upon the honeymoon when she got his Irish up

    Now everybody’s died
    So, until our tears have dried
    We’ll drink and drink and drink and drink and then we’ll drink some more
    We’ll dance and sing and fight until the early morning light
    Then we’ll throw up, pass out, wakeup, and then go drinking once again

    (Mexican Hat Dance)

    Joe Murphy fought with Riley near the cliffs of Odinie
    He took out his shillelagh and he stabbed him in the spleen
    My crazy uncle Mike thought he was a leprechaun
    But in fact he’s just a leper and his arms and legs are gone

    When Timmy Johnson broke his neck it was a crying shame
    He wasn’t really Irish but he went to Notre Dame
    MacNamara crossed the street and by a bus was hit
    But he was just a Scotsman so nobody give a sh(ACH!)

    Now everybody’s died
    So, until our tears have dried
    We’ll drink and drink and drink and drink and then we’ll drink some more
    We’ll dance and sing and fight until the early morning light
    Then we’ll throw up, pass out, wakeup, and then go drinking once again

    (Jewish Song)
    Ole!

  13. Knight4GFC says:

    The Breastplate of Saint Patrick

    I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.

    I arise today through the strength of Christ with His Baptism,
    through the strength of His Crucifixion with His Burial,
    through the strength of His Resurrection with His Ascension,
    through the strength of His descent for the Judgment of Doom.

    I arise today through the strength of the love of Cherubim
    in obedience of Angels, in the service of the Archangels,
    in hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
    in prayers of Patriarchs, in predictions of Prophets,
    in preachings of Apostles, in faiths of Confessors,
    in innocence of Holy Virgins, in deeds of righteous men.

    I arise today, through the strength of Heaven:
    light of Sun, brilliance of Moon, splendour of Fire,
    speed of Lightning, swiftness of Wind, depth of Sea,
    stability of Earth, firmness of Rock.

    I arise today, through God’s strength to pilot me:
    God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me,
    God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me,
    God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me,
    God’s way to lie before me, God’s shield to protect me,
    God’s host to secure me:
    against snares of devils, against temptations of vices,
    against inclinations of nature, against everyone who
    shall wish me ill, afar and anear, alone and in a crowd.

    I summon today all these powers between me (and these evils):
    against every cruel and merciless power that may oppose my body and my soul, against incantations of false prophets,
    against black laws of heathenry,
    against false laws of heretics, against craft of idolatry,
    against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
    against every knowledge that endangers man’s body and soul.
    Christ to protect me today
    against poison, against burning,
    against drowning, against wounding,
    so that there may come abundance of reward.

    Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,
    Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
    Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
    Christ in breadth, Christ in length, Christ in height,
    Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
    Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
    Christ in every eye that sees me,
    Christ in every ear that hears me.

    I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.
    Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of Christ. May Thy Salvation, O Lord, be ever with us. Amen.

    Happy St. Patrick”s day all!

  14. Knight4GFC says:

    ENYA – “Athair ar Neamh”
    With translation from Gaelic to English.

  15. Knight4GFC says:

    And for those of us who like to dance, especially after having a few shots of Irish Whiskey, here is a wee bit o’ dancing from Riverdance.

  16. O God, by whose providence the blessed Patrick was chosen to be the apostle of the Irish; that thus the people of Hibernia, who had gone astray in darkness and in the errors of the Gentiles, might be made children of the Most High by the laver of regeneration: Grant, we beseech thee, that by his intercession, we may hasten without delay to the paths of justice. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. From the Breviary of Armagh, cited in The Liturgical Year: Vol. 5

  17. St Patrick’s Day Poem: May the saints protect yeโ€”An’ sorrow neglect ye, An’ bad luck t’ the one That doesn’t respect ye. An’ the top of the morning T’ all that belong t’ ye, An’ long life t’ yer honour; That’s the end of my song t’ ye!

    An lift me whiskey shots t’ ye I will ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Coyote says:

    what do you guys think about this?

    • I just read something about how one of Adam Lanza’s classmates says that AL was a Satanist and had a website for devil worship. How come that wasn’t reported before now? Don’t want to upset the Satanist Anti-Defamation League. Or something.

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