Friday, March 17, 2006

When Irish eyes are sort of smiling

I could not have said it better than Christian Finnegan did in this interview from The Apiary:

"We've read that you recently went to Ireland. What did you do there? Were you surprised by what you saw?

Honestly, I was surprised at how much people drank. I know that sounds ridiculous, but I kind of assumed that the Irish, being the butt of so many alcoholism-related jokes, might be determined to convince the world that they are a sober, serious people. Nope. The Irish drink and sing and dance and sing and drink a bit more. But it's not a frat-boy, "let's get wasted and stick roman candles up our butts" type vibe. Excessive drinking is simply something the typical Irishman crosses off his daily to-do list, a la:

• Go to the post office.
• Drop off the dry cleaning.
• Get drunk.
• Pick up the kids from school.

It's quite heart-warming."

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all (and to all a good night).

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