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PoliCon
03-16-2009, 11:02 PM
Well I'll be donning the Orange today just to see who knows their history! :) Every once in a while I find a nice rabid irishman who knows the reasoning behind the orange and I get a loverly half drunken argument.:D

I do love the Irish though DESPITE - thanks be to GOD - not having a drop of Irish blood in my vanes! I lived there for a while when I was finishing up one of my degrees - great people. Great beer. Dublin is a beautiful city and very much like Pittsburgh in that it is a city of neighborhoods.


TOTD: IRISH JOKES!! and IRISH SONGS!! :)


A man stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink.

"Why of course," comes the reply.

The first man then asks: "Where are you from?"

"I'm from Ireland," replies the second man.

The first man responds: "You don't say, I'm from Ireland too! Let's have another round to Ireland."
"Of Course," replies the second man.

Curious, the first man then asks: "Where in Ireland are you from?"
"Dublin," comes the reply.
"I can't believe it," says the first man.
"I'm from Dublin too! Let's have another drink to Dublin."
"Of course," replies the second man.

Curiosity again strikes and the first man asks:
"What school did you go to?"
"Saint Mary's," replies the second man.
"I graduated in '62."

"This is unbelievable!" the first man says.
"I went to Saint Mary's and I graduated in '62, too!"

About that time in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar.
"What's been going on?" he asks the bartender.
"Nothing much," replies the bartender. "The O'Malley twins are drunk again." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KI6g01zO-A


An aging man lived alone in Ireland. His only son was in Long Kesh Prison, and he didn't know anyone who would spade up his potato garden. The old man wrote to his son about it, and received this reply, "For HEAVENS SAKE, don't dig up that garden, that's where I buried the GUNS!!!!!"

At 4 A.M. the next morning, a dozen British soldiers showed up and dug up the entire garden, but didn't find any guns. Confused, the man wrote to his son telling him what happened and asking him what to do next.

His son's reply was: "Just plant your potatoes." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoZCrMKbPN0
Two Irishmen, Patrick Murphy and Shawn O'Brian grew up together and were lifelong friends. But alas, Patrick developed cancer, and was dying. While on his deathbed, Patrick called to his buddy, Shawn, "O'Brian, come 'ere. I 'ave a request for ye." Shawn walked to his friend's bedside and kneels.

"Shawny ole boy, we've been friends all our lives, and now I'm leaving 'ere. I 'ave one last request fir ye to do."

O'Brian burst into tears, "Anything Patrick, anything ye wish. It's done."

"Well, under me bed is a box containing a bottle of the finest whiskey in all of Ireland. Bottled the year I was born it was. After I die, and they plant me in the ground, I want you to pour that fine whiskey over me grave so it might soak into me bones and I'll be able to enjoy it for all eternity."

O'Brian was overcome by the beauty and in the true Irish spirit of his friend's request, he asked, "Aye, tis a fine thing you ask of me, and I will pour the whiskey. But, might I strain it through me kidneys first?"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yPIC-o1O3k
McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered martini after martini, each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar. When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, he started to leave.

"S'cuse me," said a customer, who was puzzled over what McQuillan had done. "What was that all about?"

"Nothing," he replied, "my wife just sent me out for a jar of olives."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfJuGiDsoVA
Joey-Jim was tooling along the road one fine day when the local policeman, a friend of his, pulled him over. "What's wrong, Seamus?" Joey-Jim asked. "Well didn't ya know, Joey-Jim, that your wife fell out of the car about five miles back?" said Seamus. "Ah, praise the Almighty!" he replied with relief. "I thought I'd gone deaf!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFYOPyPru0Y
As soon as she had finished parochial school, a bright young girl named Lena shook the dust of Ireland off her shoes and made her way to New York where before long, she became a successful performer in show business.

Eventually she returned to her home town for a visit and on a Saturday night went to confession in the church which she had always attended as a child. In the confessional Father Sullivan recognized her and began asking her about her work. She explained that she was an acrobatic dancer, and he wanted to know what that meant.

She said she would be happy to show him the kind of thing she did on stage.

She stepped out of the confessional and within sight of Father Sullivan, she went into a series of cartwheels, leaping splits, handsprings and backflips. Kneeling near the confessional, waiting their turn, were two middle-aged ladies. They witnessed Lena's acrobatics with wide eyes, and one said to the other:

"Will you just look at the penance Father Sullivan is givin' out this night, and me without me bloomers on!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13MQFCfCYdQ
WHAT IS AN IRISHMAN

An Irishman is a man who?

May not believe there is a God,
but is darn sure of the infallibility of the Pope...
Won't eat meat on Friday,
but will drink Jameson for breakfast.....
Has great respect for the truth,
he uses in emergencies...
Sees things not as they are
but the way they never will be.....
Cries at sad movies,
but cheers in battle....
Hates the English,
but reserves his cruelty for countryman....
Gets more Irish the further he gets from Ireland.....
Believes in civil rights,
but not in his neighborhood...
Believes to forgive is divine,
therefore doesn't exercise it himself....
Loves religion for its own sake,
but also because it makes it so
inconvenient for his neighbors....
Scorns money,
but worships those who have it...
Considers any Irishman who
achieves success to be a traitor...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do2G5ACkWSg

Celtic Rose
03-16-2009, 11:55 PM
Beannachtai na Feile Padraig :D

My brother and I will watch our traditional Saint Patrick's day movie (Boondock Saints) and I'll have Irish influenced music playing at work (which is actually pretty typical ;) ).

Thank you for including Foggy Dew, one of my favorites. Makes me cry if I'm in the right mood.

The Fields of Athenry (Beautiful Acapella rendition)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7M-7sOrmPg

I actually don't know if I have any Irish in me, but because I have red hair, everybody has always assumed that I was Irish, so I've adopted Ireland whether or not my ancestors actually came from there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDTlQ9xgtGk

And now for the song that is often considered one of the most violent traditional Irish Songs. There is a wonderful, more modern rock rendition done of this song by the Young Dubliners, but I couldn't find a good Youtube video of it, so you get a nice traditional version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV29Eitqzrc

asdf2231
03-17-2009, 12:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eOIU9ekSMk


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e293/shayde04/Leprechaun-Mooning.gifTop of the Mooning to ya!

asdf2231
03-17-2009, 12:20 AM
Kilkelly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICUzfAVP4eQ

RobJohnson
03-17-2009, 03:45 AM
Erin go bra-less!

Today is the day that everyone claims to be at least "part" Irish. I will be working most of the day and really could care less about green beer, but I do enjoy corned beef and cabbage. Once a year is enough for the beef & cabbage, and if you cook it at home, it takes a full year to get the smell out of the house. :D



TOTD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK2Lx_gSr5k

movie buff
03-17-2009, 08:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eOIU9ekSMk




They do a great job also with my favorite hymn, 'Lord of the Dance.'

I have a tiny amount of Irish blood in my veins, but not very much.
On this St. Patrick's Day, there are only two things related to the day I plan on doing:
1. I'll go to comic shop near where I go to school, since they give away a small free prize to anyone wearing green today.
2. Later tonight, I'll read the story of St. Patrick, found in the dc Talk book 'Jesus Freaks: Volume 2'

TOTD:
Here's a funny Irish song I know of. Even though I normally despise the show 'Family Guy' because Seth MacFarlane is such a bigoted, ultra- liberal buffoon, they do a good job with songs on the show, and this is one of my all- time favorites from the series:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QAerUPRG0I&feature=related

Gingersnap
03-17-2009, 08:42 AM
It will be very nice out here today although I will be wasting most of the morning getting training on a piece of software that will have to be so heavily customized later that the reps will barely recognize their own product. :rolleyes:

TOTD: I like Gaelic music in general but nothing in particular springs to mind this morning. Most of the ethnic jokes I know involve how stupid Norwegians are. :D

PoliCon
03-17-2009, 09:50 AM
The Dropkick Murphys with a moder rendition of WILD ROVER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw-1O_wBYXY

PoliCon
03-17-2009, 09:52 AM
And for the diehard Irish -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2pT6EIdOWI

PoliCon
03-17-2009, 05:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvRXAEJM1wI

and how many of you will be able to sing this with deep honesty and sincerity later?? :p