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Do you have any St. Patrick’s Day traditions?

Asked at Free State Brewing Company, 636 Mass. on March 17, 2006

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“Usually I attend the parade, but we’re going to be out of town. We’ll be eating corned beef and cabbage at our son’s house in Denver while we watch the KU game.”

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“I always wear green and some plaid to work, and I watch people get drunk. It’s usually pretty entertaining.”

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“Drinking Irish ale at Free State and watching the parade.”

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“Wearing green and drinking green beer.”

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Multidisciplinary 8 years, 1 month ago

Glad I could make some people happy today, bring up some memories, create some laughs.Something good had to come of this day.

Bearded gnome...doesn't that sound like a good movie title? Celebrating F. I. Day? But would it be a Nick Cage movie, or a Martin Moore? Maybe " Napoleon Dynamite Celebrates Falkland Islander's Day".

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bearded_gnome 8 years, 1 month ago

msc: you probably won't see much traffic on here, the jayhawks just lost to milton bradley university, 77-74. there's tears tonight in mudville, and testosterone addled sports wackos are looking for bill self's head, maybe literally. hope his home has security!
not much interested in Bball, more in the human drama around it and the stupid behavior is pretty funny.
still no word on how to celebrate falkland islanders day. maybe I must research this one or contact the british embassy...on saturday, wake 'em up!
"hey, today is falkland islanders' day" "aye...but why the bloody 'ell you call here mate?" well, I'd like to know how to properly celebrate it!" CLICK.

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ms_canada 8 years, 1 month ago

Yeh hoo for Waking Ned Devine, my all time favourite movie. Have watched it 14 times now and LMDO every time. Just love it. Especially the opening scene where Jackie gets Annie to bring him in his apple tart. Just too hilarious. Everyone who has not seen this movie, make an effort to get it, you won't be sorry.

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consistently_voluminous 8 years, 1 month ago

I'll give ya a "green shake", alright!

How 'bout a mouthful of some green...

yogurt.

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derf 8 years, 1 month ago

My Momma always used to say that its more blessed to give than to receive. And schnockered is as schnockered does. And you can't keep an Irishman down.

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The_Original_Bob 8 years, 1 month ago

Yes! Waking Ned Devine was one of those completely out of left field surprise movies for me. I may watch after the games. Nah, I'll be bloody drunk. Hungover Saturday morning it shall be.

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The_Original_Bob 8 years, 1 month ago

Ahh dang. Probably posted too late...

At a world brewing convention in the States, the CEOs of various brewing organizations retired to the bar at the end of each day's conference.

Bruce, CEO of Fosters, shouted to the Barman: "In 'Strylya, we make the best bladdy beer in the world, so pour me a bladdy Fosters, mate."

Bob, CEO of Budweiser, calls out next: "In the States, we brew the finest beers of the world, and I make the king of them all, gimme a Bud."

Hans, CEO of Lowenbrau, steps up next: "In Germany ve invented das beer, ferdamt. Give me ein Lowenbrau, das ist der real King of beers, danke."

Paddy, CEO of Guinness, steps forward: "Barman, would ya give me a diet coke with ice and lemon. Thanks."

The others stare at him in stunned silence, amazement written all over their faces. Eventually Bruce asks: "Are you not going to have a Guinness, Pat?"

Paddy replies, "Well, if you fookin' pansies aren't drinkin', then neither am I!"

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Multidisciplinary 8 years, 1 month ago

And my plans tonight were last minute. First, invite to go out with one of the guys. So I said OK. Second, invite to go out with one of the girls, I said I was already going out with one of the guys, if we decide to go out where they are, we'll call.

I don't expect to get any from any of them :(

LOL

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Multidisciplinary 8 years, 1 month ago

If only you knew how old I am LOL!

Besides, I've never judged a person on their age, sex, gender bias, hair no hair..as long as they are legal..and breathing.

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beatrice 8 years, 1 month ago

When ever there are four Irishmen together, there is always a fifth.

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prospector 8 years, 1 month ago

Multidisciplinary wrote at 3:15:

"I don't believe this green shake has enough vodka at this point!"

at 4:18:

"That's what to watch tonight!"

At this point, it is just about right, I think. Careful now, a little more and an old neighbor may become your prey.;0)

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Gootsie 8 years, 1 month ago

It's OK OMB. You told it a little differently, so you can own yours and I will own mine! It's a small world after all.

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Multidisciplinary 8 years, 1 month ago

kcwarpony..wink wink

beatrice..VERY GOOD!

Waking Ned Devine! That's what to watch tonight!

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 1 month ago

OMB, sorry, too late...somebody did say it! Gootsie at 9:23. ;0)

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 1 month ago

OMB, I knew you would come through for me! My 2 favs: "A man would have to be a sprinter to catch his wife in a bed like that." And "Here's a good stick to beat the lovely lady." (or something like that) Yes, gotta watch that tonight!

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one_more_bob 8 years, 1 month ago

Who sits outside all day on St Pat's Day?

Patio Furniture.

(somebody was gonna have to say it)

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beatrice 8 years, 1 month ago

As an American of Irish heritage, I take great umbrage with this line of discussion today. I'm so upset, I think I'll have to have an extra drink or two tonight.

Okay. Here is my (Irish) joke for the day. Sally (lets say she is Irish) was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car. Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman.

The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally. "Whats in the bag?" asked the old woman.

Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband."

The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said, "Good trade."

Be safe tonight!

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Ember 8 years, 1 month ago

Q: What is the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral?

A: 1 less drunk

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kcwarpony 8 years, 1 month ago

Hey, don't bring me into this. I'm an innocent bystander.

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Multidisciplinary 8 years, 1 month ago

Oh no, you read that too? roflmao

Please..I take no credit. C_V is the head cook.Feel free to leave tips in his jar when you close your tab.

He tends to leave me speechless too.:O

(Shaking head, actually really have to go shower, what timing) I don't believe this green shake has enough vodka at this point! Good thing I'm not driving.

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prospector 8 years, 1 month ago

MD and CV

Y'all educated me on the subject alright, but it left me speechless.

he he he

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Multidisciplinary 8 years, 1 month ago

OK sgt..so where exactly should the correction be? Help me out here..I didn't write that one. And don't you just love the gaps it puts in?

c_v..scorpio..no wonder..oh..I guess only warpony read the end of that last night. Amazed you made it 'til morning. I figured when either sue's comment, or the green goo came into play, you'd show yourself today.

avh...we're always proud of you!

I think I should go get a green shake and put lots of vodka in it. And nurse it all afternoon. Always good to have something to feed the need to sip.

Louis! Good to see you! Still have the print above the piano. Now my son is also a budding artist, he'll be in your classes asap. You did well with sis.

Everyone should try Denver for SPD. I was there once. They had not warned me. I looked out of my 5th flr office window downtown at 10 am, to see drunks in suits falling out of doorways, throwing up, walking across the street to the next bar.

One of my best? 2 yrs ago Sandbar, running into a old neighbor, saying Hi, dancing with other people all evening, walking by the old neighbor saying bye in passing as I was leaving (we had both gotten divorced and moved in recent years) and they said, "So, am I coming to your place tonight?" Out of the blue..it was so funny,and so wrong!! So of course we did. (Neither of us do that sort of thing!!) I told the person I had been dancing with most of the night "I have to leave now"...and did. The place was so packed, people would bump you and knock you over, but you couldn't fall because it was sardine style, plus, our shoes were stuck to the floor so many drinks had been spilled. I would get nachos or popcorn at the front, and everyone had helped themselves as I walked to the back. It was a riot.

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angelofmine 8 years, 1 month ago

We will be having the 'ol corned beef and cabbage dinner this evening, and in my office, if you're not wearing green....expect to be pinched. Reapeatedly!!

We will take in the parade in Tonganoxie tomorrow. My little girl entered it the year before last and won a cash prize for the open entry category and had her picture in the paper. She was in her little green powerwheels VW bug. It was pretty darned cute, if I do say so myself!

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one_more_bob 8 years, 1 month ago

"Is this a courting or a donnybrook? Have the good manners not to hit the man until he's your husband and entitled to hit you back. "

The Quiet Man, John Ford finally made a movie where there was no limit on how many comic Irishmen he could cast.

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outoftowner 8 years, 1 month ago

I wonder if bologna and hotdogs are considered meat since they're just pieces -n- parts. lol

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 1 month ago

Gootsie, I remember the first time I had a "day after the shamrock shake." I thought I was dying (no pun intended).

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 1 month ago

I think I'll start a new St. Paddy's Day tradition and watch my favorite all time movie tonight..."The Quiet Man." I just love that movie! Such good one-liners. Can any John Wayne fans out there quote one?

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Gootsie 8 years, 1 month ago

I heard the exception to the meat-on-Fridays rule on the Bob and Tom show yesterday.

And I remember the first time I had a Shamrock shake. I lived in Wichita and went to the Exorcist with my boyfriend. We then went to McDonalds afterwards and had a Shamrock Shake. I couldn't drink it.

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sgtwolverine 8 years, 1 month ago

I did notice. You get a gold mitten. (Gold upper peninsula not included.)

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avhjmlk 8 years, 1 month ago

sgt--did you notice that I got it right? I'm so proud of me!

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sgtwolverine 8 years, 1 month ago

As a Michigan native, I feel compelled to note that Mackinaw is actually a city (called -- surprise, surprise -- Mackinaw City), while the island is Mackinac. I have no idea why. In fact, I think half of Michigan doesn't even know there's a difference.

However, that doesn't detract from the humor in the joke.

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Multidisciplinary 8 years, 1 month ago

Was that you? The one's watching us?

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Multidisciplinary 8 years, 1 month ago

Humor breeds humor. You folks push my buttons. Can't help it. Shame I can only put part of what I write on here LOL. :P

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avhjmlk 8 years, 1 month ago

I totally just emailed that to my family--we went to Mackinac Island for vacation one year.

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avhjmlk 8 years, 1 month ago

You guys are just rolling today!

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Multidisciplinary 8 years, 1 month ago

A young woman in Cheboygan was so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the Straits. She went to the Mackinaw Bridge and was about to leap into the frigid water when a handsome young sailor saw her tottering on the rail, crying. He took pity on her and said, "Look, you have so much to live for. I'm off to Ireland in the morning, and if you like, I can stow you away on my ship. I'll take good care of you and bring you food every day." Moving closer, he slipped his arm around her shoulder and added, "I'll keep you happy, and you'll keep me happy." The girl nodded yes. After all, what did she have to lose? Perhaps a fresh start in Ireland would give her life new meaning. That night, the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a lifeboat. From then on, every night he brought her three sandwiches and a piece of fruit, and they made passionate love until dawn. Three weeks later, during a routine inspection, she was discovered by the captain. "What are you doing here?" the captain asked. "I have an arrangement with one of the sailors," she explained. "I get food and a trip to Ireland , and he's scr_wing me." "He certainly is," the captain said. "This is the Mackinaw Island Ferry."

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consistently_voluminous 8 years, 1 month ago

MD,

You're a Scorpio! So am I. I knew we had something in common.

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avhjmlk 8 years, 1 month ago

Hah!! LMAO!

multi-I love that movie mostly for the total absurdity of it. And for the kind-of "Wow, look how far Renee Zelwegger has come" experience...

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curioso 8 years, 1 month ago

A young Irish lad had fallen in love with a girl and felt the relationship had gone far enough to take her home to meet his family. So, one fine Sunday evening the lad, his lady friend and the rest of the family (17 or so people) were gathered around the dining room table. The matriarch of the family asked the girlfriend, "So, tell me, lass, what is your occupation?" The girl hesitated and said, "Well, Mrs. O'Malley, I'm a prostitute." Immediately the lad's mother fainted and was surrounded by a dozen family members who splashed her face with water. Finally, she regained consciousness, returned to her seat. Soon, the family calmed down and resumed the meal.

At that point, the mother asked again, "Forgive me, dearie. I don't think I heard you correctly.... what is your occupation?"

Again the girl answered, "Mrs. O'Malley, I'm a prostitute."

The mother laughed and said, "Oh my, dearie, for a moment there I thought you said you were a Protestant!"

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Multidisciplinary 8 years, 1 month ago

Posted by The_Original_Bob (anonymous) on March 17, 2006 at 12:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

avhjlmk - I'm not sure if I'm proud or ashamed that I know the answer. I don't remember much about the movie other than it was constantly on HBO in 1996 and one of my roommates had a thing for Liv Tyler. Thus, it was always on. Anyhow, drugs are bad.

That is just hilarious!!!

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outoftowner 8 years, 1 month ago

oops, got ahead of myself. I meant (future?) in-laws.

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Multidisciplinary 8 years, 1 month ago

neopolss: I thought Irish coffee was perfect with fruitcake!

Everyone..don't even think about asking how many leprechauns it takes to unplug a shower drain. Take my word for it.

avh..I see where your green goo was coming from, but v_c is out there, beware. This holiday could be his muse.

Sue has already primed the pumps.

Keep the jokes coming!

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outoftowner 8 years, 1 month ago

I don't remember who made the comment about the Catholics and the eating meat today comment, and I'm too lazy to go back thru and read. I just want to say I think that's bs. So many exceptions to the "rules", why not just make it up as they go along. The guys here at work that are Catholic tell me they are allowed to give up meat another day. I say, what's the point! Oh, and I'll be having a beer after work, although probably not green, and going to the in-laws for supper, hopefully not for corned beef and cabbage. ick

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avhjmlk 8 years, 1 month ago

I'm glad he's enjoying his frozen green goo!

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curioso 8 years, 1 month ago

And now, the rest of the story. I'm learning..slowly. What sharing is...the child who is bringing sharing sits in the teacher's chair, the other children guess what he or she brought. Since my son's book title " Pig in a Wig", started with a P, not a W, he could not share it. However, later the teacher did read the book to the class. And to make it worse, the teacher skipped a page, so he told her about it. And she sent him out into the hallway briefly while she was reading. You need to note, this is a 7 page book. One 7-8 word sentence per page. So to a small child, missing a page was very noticeable!(A cat is a hat is at bat.) If you miss one, you've missed a lot LOL.

avd..he is having a happy meal and a green shake now. Hopefully he seems to be a little better. Maybe we'll turn on the parade, and some art work will let him destress.

He's not old enough for guiness.

thank's everyone for your encouragement today! A mom need's that!

And the tv dudes are talking more and more about the snow. Maybe it's good I haven't run the gas out of the snowblower yet!

PS..I just heard "Watch OUT MOM..and this straw cover comes flying straight at me, with this 6 yr old smile behind it from across the room! :D"

I guess that fits the all day kdg request for learning to shoot straight the other day LOL.

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sgtwolverine 8 years, 1 month ago

Well, the problem is that the NCAA doesn't allow air strikes on the opposing team. If they would relax that unnecessary rule, Air Force would win the tournament.

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The_Original_Bob 8 years, 1 month ago

avhjlmk - I'm not sure if I'm proud or ashamed that I know the answer. I don't remember much about the movie other than it was constantly on HBO in 1996 and one of my roommates had a thing for Liv Tyler. Thus, it was always on. Anyhow, drugs are bad.

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Gootsie 8 years, 1 month ago

You might want to notice that alphabetically frontwards and backwards is not a good idea.

Air Force and Xavier are not powerhouses...

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avhjmlk 8 years, 1 month ago

Does anyone see "home cooking" in Enochville 3 being currently in first place? (JK, e.)

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sgtwolverine 8 years, 1 month ago

Okay, so I actually put a little bit of thought (admittedly, not that much) into my first two entries, and the third one I just breezed through because i felt like doing three. Is it a coincidence that the third one ("Strong 3") is doing significantly better then the first two? I know it's early, but still...

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enochville 8 years, 1 month ago

I should mention that Robert is The _Original_Bob and Ceallach never made any predictions.

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enochville 8 years, 1 month ago

Well, my tradition today is to watch the tourney. For those who care here are the standings in the OTS pool after the first day (Each person could submit up to 5 entries):

Rank Entry Points 1 "Enochville 3" 140 2 "Robert C. Jouhnes" 130 "Jouhnes 3" 130 "Strong 3" 130 "Return of Das Ubermime" 130 "RonBurgandy2" 130 7 "RonBurgandy3" 120 "Jouhnes 2" 120 "Gootsie really thinking" 120 "avhjmlk" 120 "RonBurgandy1" 120 "Son of Das Ubermime" 120
13 "Enochville 5" 110 "Enochville 2" 110 "Gootsie by heart" 110 "Noland 1" 110 "Das_Ubermime" 110 "Strong 1" 110 19 "Enochville 4" 100 "Enochville 1" 100 21 "Strong 2" 90 "Gootsie alphabetically" 90 23 "Gootsie backwards alpha" 70 24 "Ceallach" 0

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ms_canada 8 years, 1 month ago

curioso - Come to Canada do. You will have no trouble with the language. It is doubtful if you will hear any Gaelic on the street and as for French that should be no problem. Quebec is a most beautiful province and Quebec City the most charming in Canada. Tour the Gaspe Peninsula also. We loved it in October when every bend in the Highway is a new delight of autumn foliage. We had our Thanksgiving dinner (Oct 10) in the charming village of Perce, not turkey but a big fat lobster each. Heavenly!! Do come!!

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The_Original_Bob 8 years, 1 month ago

Empire Records.


Just for fun. St. Patty's Day usually means things are turning springlike. Well, next week it looks like a big-time snowstorm will hit us. Or more precisely a chance. I really haven't heard the tv weatherdudes talking about it. Gunshy perhaps? Anyhow, I love Kansas weather whether or not it happens.

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avhjmlk 8 years, 1 month ago

curioso--I totally agree. What's the point of learning if we don't learn that we can question authority if that authority seems misguided?

"Damn the man! Save the Empire" (name that movie...)

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curioso 8 years, 1 month ago

oh sue..tell your daughter I totally identify with that! I have stretchy ligaments too (what they used to call double jointed) and could do all of those things they said people couldn't do. My mom, teachers, coaches, dance teachers. Watch her for scoliosis carefully.She may be more susceptible.(And the doctor might not even recognize this..a lesson learned) And she'll likely pay for it with injuries as she gets older. But it IS fun, being the one where everyone can barely touch their toes, and we flop over with our elbows bent. Can she wrap her leg around her neck yet? Or roll back and put both knees on the floor beside her head, then get up? LOL.That will get them! (I'd recommend that as the way to get up from the sitting by the wall routine, as a silent retort..they really don't have a comeback..when you've won, you've won!)

I myself, would have asked the principal why your daughter was reprimanded for experimenting with what she was taught. To me, this was science at it's best. I bet your daughter never forgets that day.

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Gootsie 8 years, 1 month ago

Oh Sue, seriously? She had to stay in at recess because she proved the teacher wrong?

I'm thinking the teacher needs to bend over facing the wall so we can kick him/her in the "corned beefs" (beeves?).

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avhjmlk 8 years, 1 month ago

curioso--take him to MickyD's for whatever green frozen treat they're pouring today. Make it a special--just the two of you.

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curioso 8 years, 1 month ago

TOB..thanks. I'm trying to contact a friend to see if we can arrange something to make the day a little more special to cheer him up.

ms_canada..I got my Canada vacation travel guide. But between the French and what you're writing today, I'll never be able to communicate! :D

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 1 month ago

curioso, I hope your little one has a great day! (I know how crushing it is to have a kid come home from school despirited!) My little one had to sit on the wall at recess the other day because the teacher said that noboday could stand completely flat against the wall and bend over and touch their toes w/out falling over. Well, my little gymnast took that as a perfect opportunity to show that she could do it...and did. Guess the teacher didn't like looking foolish in front of the class but she should have asked if there were any contortionists present before making such a claim. Shame on her! >:P

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one_more_bob 8 years, 1 month ago

"...look for an argentine, and then get bombed? " LMAO! Good one, b_g.

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bearded_gnome 8 years, 1 month ago

okay, OMB, I'll bight, what does one do for falkland islander's day?
look for an argentine, and then get bombed?
or, find a rocky outcropping and declare it is part of another nationality?
seriously, what is the tradition for falkland islanders day? when I was a kid, I remember,well, suppose young adult, tuning into the bbc's south atlantic broadcast service during the falklands war and listening to their wartime broadcast of messages to the islanders...was very interesting indeed.


ms_canada, see my post at the end of the ots thread on "how did the storm effect you?" type question. I wrote a detailed answer which will respond to your question. thanks for your concern.
and, the corned beef in the fridge didn't go bad.

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prospector 8 years, 1 month ago

I don't need no stinkin' excuse.

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one_more_bob 8 years, 1 month ago

I'll be engaged in stereotypical behavior for Irishmen. Tomorrow is Falkland Islander Day, then Icelandic Revels on Sunday, the culture of any group can be reduced to an excuse to drink beer.

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trinity 8 years, 1 month ago

just call me o'trinity for the day! ;) these irish jokes are great, i'm laughin'!

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK, GOOOOO KU! :D

and an awesome day to you all, fellow o'ljw readers&commentors!

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ms_canada 8 years, 1 month ago

bearded gnome - I hope the storm did not prevent you from taking gnome dog for his walk. Also that things in your neighbourhood were not too badly re-arranged.

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smitty 8 years, 1 month ago

See ya all outside of Replay for the music. I'll be the one in old shoes, carrying toothbrushes, directing traffic to the free ride buses while hosing(here here...with a water hose) the vomit off the sidewalks after hiding the violent ones from thier loved? ones.

Have a safe and happy celebration all.

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bearded_gnome 8 years, 1 month ago

MS_canada, I'm glad you made it back here. you read about our little storm of last sunday? kinda rearranged a few things and removed some stuff with a lot of noice and fury in the process.

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derf 8 years, 1 month ago

You boil the corned beef so as to make it inedible. That's real Irish cooking.

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bearded_gnome 8 years, 1 month ago

had corned beef, sans the cabbage...I cook mine with sweet onions...makes a helluva broth!
many times during the day the ljw's servers are incredibly slow, and sometimes I can't even get a page to load at all!
for those interested, Simon Gilmore is apparently out, again, as he was spotted sleeping on 9th st behind weaver's.


happy st. pat's, enjoy the parade...no, am not irish, half of my ancestor's oppressed them, though, does that count? the other half...well, those damned germans huns all.

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Hannibal_Lecter 8 years, 1 month ago

There were three old Irish friends and oone was on his deathbed and his two friends were with him. These guys had made it through the war and had pledged to be friends until the end. Sean, who was dying looked at his friends and said, "Boys, you know that 60 yr-old bottle of whiskey that I've been saving....would your pour it o'r me grave when I'm gone?" His two friends sadly looked at each other and then one mustered the courage to say, "Sean, you know we'd honor your wish....but, would you mind if we ran it through our kidneys first?"

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ms_canada 8 years, 1 month ago

Prospector et al - slainte (slawnche) is a greeting as you raise your glass to a friend. It means good health to you. He would answer you, Slainte mhath, (slawnche vah) good health to you also. So, slainte mhath to you all and I wish for you all this day Ceol, caint agus crak. Good music, good conversation and good fun with friends.

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The_Original_Bob 8 years, 1 month ago

I hate Notre Dame. Basically, that's what it all boils down to.

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derf 8 years, 1 month ago

TOB- What you got against the Irish?

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smitty 8 years, 1 month ago

My own tradition is to dress as a druid then harass any one wearing green. I also give new toothbrushes to the those with green teeth.

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prospector 8 years, 1 month ago

A friend of mine was asked the OTS question yesterday, but refused to wear the hat. Either he had a lame answer or OTS decided the lame hat was more important than the chosen lame answers.

I don't wear green for the sole purpose of getting pinched. Thank you, may I have another.

Slainte to you Ms-C. I don't know what it means, but if you said it, I am sure it is kind.

Top o'the day to all.

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The_Original_Bob 8 years, 1 month ago

Curiosio - I read your story and the word that came to mind was, "Horsesht." I hope your child cheers up today and the teacher breaks a toe or something mildly painful.


Perhaps the servers are choking on that last bit of holiday fruitcake.

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sgtwolverine 8 years, 1 month ago

Perhaps the servers have trouble navigating roundabouts. Or they suffered from not having all-day kindergarten when they were young.

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smitty 8 years, 1 month ago

CORRECTION: DCCCA will be available on the free bus rides for voluntary 12 step meetings. Their services are paid for by a separate grant on community intervention. All those wishing to travel out of town to a detox center will be accommodated.

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curioso 8 years, 1 month ago

Our St. Pat's? I just had to run a green shirt to school, as we were in such a rush this morning, we forgot. Didn't want him to be the only kid out! Only to find him totally sad, because the book he taken for his day at sharing, that had the correct letter in it (he had practiced reading the book twice last night) wasn't allowed, as it didn't start with the letter, it was just in the title. He missed his sharing day last time.It's no wonder he's having such a hard time at school. He's so dejected. This will carry through the rest of the day. He had a bad day there yesterday, I never got to find out why, and it was trouble the rest of the day. He started the today great, looking forward to it. That teacher, and class sure knows how to take a bright, encouraged child and stomp him to the ground.

That's how our St. Pat's is going. I hope the rest of you have a great day.

And yes, the site (server?) has been hell lately for me too. I don't know where to put the blame?!?!

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 1 month ago

My one St. Paddy's Day joke:

Q: What do you have when you've got two green balls in your hand?

A: Complete control of a leprechaun!

Have a good day ya'll!

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smitty 8 years, 1 month ago

Our family tradition is to hide our mother from our Irish father after he gets drunk to keep the violence at a low level.

Notice: winner of this contest will have free drinks a bar of choice.

CHUNKIE CONTEST: Whoever thows up the largest undigested food chunk through their nose Wins. Must be verifiable by three witnesses of a photograph.

Judges are furnished by Bert Nash and DCCA. Paid for by the city's grant on homelessness.

Thank you to the wet shelter for sharing your resources with the greater community of Lawrence. A good neighbor is a sharing neighbor.

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sgtwolverine 8 years, 1 month ago

On that note ...

Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day? Because real rocks are too heavy.

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Gootsie 8 years, 1 month ago

Aw thanks Trinity. I try not to be!

I have a green KU hat. I usually object to wearing anything KU that isn't crimson and/or blue, but for today I'll make an exception. And I understand that in some places, Catholics have been given permission to eat corned beef today, even though it's Friday during Lent. We are a soft society, aren't we?

Old joke - what's Irish and sits on your back deck? Paddy O'Furniture.

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ms_canada 8 years, 1 month ago

Gee, I haven't posted for so long that I almost forgot my password. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all and a hearty Slainte as I raise my glass of o.j. (it is only 7am here) I don't fancy Guinness (I believe it is an acquired taste) but might not turn down a pint of Harp provided it was not green. Usually serve corned beef and cabbage and then take in one of the several Celtic concerts that always are to be found in our fair city on this day. The Irish Sports and Music Society even welcomes German-would-be-Irish gals like me with open arms. As for wearing of the green, it is my favourite colour. You would be able to tell that by a tour of my house and my closet. So have a nice day all of you, do.

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The_Original_Bob 8 years, 1 month ago

The LJW message boards have been garbage for 2 weeks now. I don't know the proper terminology... did a server go out or something along those lines?


Trinity... Same here, Crimson and Blue. I even made sure that I didn't take my green coffee travel mug from home today.

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derf 8 years, 1 month ago

I'd rather see a fuddyduddy than be one. I'd rather be a flubbydubby.

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trinity 8 years, 1 month ago

i'm proudly sporting my CRIMSON&BLUE today, to heck with green-in my world, the 'Hawks supercede (sp??) ANY tradition or holiday!! :)

besides-i ain't irish; i'm a acadian french/german with a tad of american indian thrown in for good measure!

gootsie, you ain't no "fuddyduddy"(i wanted to type that word toooo, lol)! you guys rock...even though i enjoyed hannibal's story-it skeered me! :p

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 1 month ago

Forgot to add green food color to the oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes. Drats! Oh well, I'll put on some green later to keep the hubby's hands at bay. I might take the kiddies to the parade...it's so hard to get a "spot." Tomorrow's in Tongie we will definitely make. Big green tractors and lots more candy to get beaned upside the head with. :o)

I have a good friend that lets her kids put out leprechaun traps every Paddy's eve. Leprechauns, being the tricky little wee buggers they are, never get caught in the traps but put tiny little skunks in them. Her kids now have collections of little ceramic skunks! (It's good SPD only comes once a year because that's how long it takes her to find the little skunks.)

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The_Original_Bob 8 years, 1 month ago

Who is St. Patrick anyway?

http://www.slate.com/id/77427/


My St. Patty's day celebration usually involves making it home from work and having a few beers. I avoid going out anymore. But this year has a different twist... Wall to Wall Basketball!!! I'm torn on what to do. Any ideas on bars that won't be overrun with amateur drunks?

Whatever the St. P's day equal of Bah Humbugh. Fuddy duddy I is.

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derf 8 years, 1 month ago

I've actually seen leprechauns and banshees, too. That's just one of the reasons I don't drink anymore. Being of Irish decent, I'm allergic to it. And I've already drank my share and yours, too. It seems I have something green between my teeth this morning. Guess I'll leave it there for now.

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RonBurgandy 8 years, 1 month ago

Drink beer and, if my wife reminds me, wear green.

Actually, it isn't really much different from every other day, except for the wife telling me to wear the green.

Rock Chalk! Let's go KU, please don't lose again, I am not sure that my weak heart could take another one.

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smitty 8 years, 1 month ago

Today's on the street question is:

What's the difference between the wet shelter drunken druggies and the Mass St. drunken druggies?

A. Who pays the bill.

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Pywacket 8 years, 1 month ago

"compliment?"

Never mind...

As my gran would disdainfully point out (rest her soul), Only an American would drink green beer! A pint of Guinness is the ticket.

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neopolss 8 years, 1 month ago

green beer is the perfect compliment to fruitcake.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM................

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YourItalianPrincess 8 years, 1 month ago

TGIF and Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you. Today is the last day of work for me= Spring Break vacation for both my kids and myself.

Taking my little daycare kids downtown to the parade. I reminded them yesterday to wear green, and I bought them all green beads. They have been looking forward to going all week as St. Patrick's Day has been our theme of the week.

Have a safe day and to those of you taking off Spring Break...........Have a blast, because I know I'm going to.

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smitty 8 years, 1 month ago

Is the web master drunk already? No front page yet.

My tradition is wearing old shoes for my walk down town to jump the vomit puddles on the morning after all the while taking bets on the number of store fronts that hose the free food to the bottom feeders in the Kaw.

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sgtwolverine 8 years, 1 month ago

I'm mostly British, with some German in me. The closest I get to Irish is my dad's in-laws (good solid Irish Catholics). Am I authorized to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

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Kelly Powell 8 years, 1 month ago

i will get drunk in memorial of my head hunter ancestors who got drunk, took psychoactives and got their swerve on riding in war chariots and kickin butt.....except when they met the romans....and the vikings.....and the normans....Ah hell, the only people we were good at fighting was each other...more civilized fightin friends anyway.

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Hannibal_Lecter 8 years, 1 month ago

I usually tell this story to small children (when their parents aren't around), that leprechauns were at one time children who were taken away from their beds. But, since they were sticking out from their covers, the boogeyman grabbed them. He couldn't eat them all, so he turned some of them into leprechauns. They never get any bigger, just older.

The reason mommy and daddy drink on St. Patrick's Day is because they never know which kids will disappear.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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massst 8 years, 1 month ago

usually smoke green and wear green

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Gootsie 8 years, 1 month ago

fuddy-duddy Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural -dies Etymology: origin unknown : one that is old-fashioned, unimaginative, or conservative - fuddy-duddy adjective

I guess a fuddydud is 1) not a good speller, and 2) missing two letters in their name (kind of like missing spots on a die, elevator not go to the top floor, one toe short of a hang ten, etc.).

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ruette 8 years, 1 month ago

Well, I consider St Patrick's Day, along with New Years Eve, to be 'Amateurs' Night' - or day... I usually wear green, but today am proudly sporting crimson and blue; maybe I could put on some green socks... So, 'fuddydud!' I've not heard of that. Is it a sort of grown-up fuddyduddy? But, wait, fuddyduddies are by definition overly adult, aren't they? In a way? Happy St Pat's, and go, 'Hawks! Hope you're all, after your celebrations, able to see the game tonight...

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bmwjhawk 8 years, 1 month ago

This photo size thing is insulting to leprechauns, but I like how I can see the pores on their faces.

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goatdog 8 years, 1 month ago

Ah yes,.....the Irish. "The white trash of Europe."

Your own bombs will not save you either.

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Gootsie 8 years, 1 month ago

Same to you blue73o'harley! And here's to having more to pinch...

Wear green. That's about it. I don't drink so that's out. What a fuddydud I am! (I just wanted to spell out fuddydud. I'm not really.)

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blue73harley 8 years, 1 month ago

These super-size pictures are just plain scary! Happy St. Pat's Day everybody!!!!!!!

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