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Monday, March 17, 2014

St Patrick's Day, Scranton Style

I saw these on-line and just couldn't resist, as sometimes what is intended to be funny is actually fairly close to accurate.

The first is courtesy of The Onion...

The headline reads "Irish-Americans Gear Up For 'The Reinforcin' O' The Stereotypes'" .  Hmmm, thinking they may be on to something there.


Next we have this little gem, also from The Onion...


...and in the "actual real stuff" department, we have this news item from the Scranton Sucks Facebook page...


Yes, quite the family-friendly event going there.  I've actually told people from out of town NOT to go to the St Patrick's Day Parade in Scranton, unless of course you actually like seeing people getting drunk at 10am, enjoy watching someone vomit in a gutter or have a love affair with outside the bar fistfights.

Just to end this on a high note, if you will, here is what I've suggested to Mike Sporer should be the official theme song of the Scranton St Patrick's Day Parade:  Ladies and gentlemen, Dropkick Murphys...


Erin go-freak'n bragh one and all.

2 comments:

Mike Sporer said...

My son won't work as a bouncer on Parade day. He doesn't drink and doesn't like drunks. Even the son that does drink stays away. Getting polluted by 10 AM is worse than nuts.

As far as the Irish go, my Irish Mom explained the difference between "Lace Curtain" and "Shanty" Irish. The "Lace Curtain" Irish take the dishes out of the sink before they piss in it.

Stephen Albert said...

Thanks for the comment Mike. Funny, but my mother told me the same thing about the "Lace Curtain" vs "Shanty" Irish. In fact, one her her insults was to refer to someone as being "Shanty Irish". Seemed like a horrible thing...especially for dishes.

- Steve