Top of the morning to ye! Or as the case may be, top of the afternoon or evening to ye! Or, if you're reading this days from now, top of four days ago to ye!
It's St. Patrick's Day once again, and so it's time once more for a whole mess of pics and cartoons, some of which are guaranteed to get my sorry hide in trouble with the Sisters Of Little Or No Mercy, the Prince of Wales, and the Irish in general. If you haven't seen it by chance, check out Luck of the Irish, where our alter egos had their own take on the occasion.
Yes, every March 17th becomes the biggest drinking day of the year across many parts of the world, a day when everyone's just a little Irish.
Even our animal companions or overlords get co-opted into the celebrations. It might come back to haunt us in the form of a chewed up slipper or a shredded coat, but it amuses us lowly humans for some reason...
"Don't bid the devil good day till you meet him." ~ Irish proverb
And editorial cartoonists tend to incorporate the day into their work as well; check these out:
Totally gratuitous but somewhat on topic shot at the Scourge that is Twilight (hey, Bram Stoker was Irish, and he would be rolling over in his grave at the thought of Mr. Sparkles):
"Like an Irish wolf she barks at her own shadow" ~ Irish proverb
When everyone gets into it, I mean everyone.
Meanwhile, the Irish themselves have something of a reputation to live down...
"Never call a Kerry man a fool until you're sure he's not a rogue." ~ Irish proverb
"The road to Heaven is well signposted, but it is badly lit at night." ~ Irish proverb
With that, I leave you to your own festivities. In the words of the Irish, slainte, and don't do anything I wouldn't do. If you'll excuse me, the Sisters Of Little Or No Mercy want to have a word with me. It seems they don't take lightly to having their reputations dragged through the coals. If anything... unfortunate happens to me and it looks like I bought the farm after being hit repeatedly by a ruler, arrest Sister Moira O'Shaughnessy. She's got a bit of a temper.
|"I swear, Camilla, this is the last time I dress in green."