Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Do you do anything to commemorate the day?

I'm trying to decide whether to watch that classic Disney horror film, Little Ol' Darby and the Gill People (I really like the part where drunken mermaids and fish-men start battling it out with shillelaghs!) or Sodom and Begorrah. (A different kind of shillelagh gets used in that, and there's no fighting--but there is a lot of action.)

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St. Patrick, the Terminator of snakes.

If you want to read a very "foin" article on the history of Irish horror film, read film scholar Kim Newman's excellent "Irish Horror Cinema."

Or, if you have time to skim only, you may want to check out this list of 10 great Irish horror movies.
But what's your hurry? Read! Have a beer! Play this Stu Venable video of the song "I Love You (Beer)"! (Just so you know, the lyrics are a little risque and may seem just a wee bit sexist, so it's NSFW.)

I've always had a weakness for Irish women. I admire their strength--and to me, they all look like this:

Erin go braless!

Wouldn't it be a grand thing if St. Patrick's Day were celebrated like a "real holiday"? This commercial for Guinness imagines just that!

The Voodoo Queen and I will celebrate with the traditional store-bought zombie leprechaun cake:

Irish a "Happy St. Paddy's Day" to you all!


Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

That is the coolest cupcake EVER! Awesome.....and a Poxy Boggards song reference!!! That made my day. I LOVE those guys and their very risqué lyrics.

I knew you were one of my favorite bloggers for a reason!!

Happy St. Paddy's day!


Michael Jones said...

I concur with FQ! (When did it get colloquilized into Paddy anyway?)


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