Posts Tagged ‘St. Patrick’s Day’

Pluck O’ The Irish

March 17, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Are you wearing green? Drinking excessively? Does it really matter?

Since most Americans’ knowledge of Irish history and culture comes from a Lucky Charms commercial, I thought it might be an apt time to examine the real reasons behind the celebratory revels.

So here are 10 things you didn’t know about Saint Pat, Irish history and culture!

1. Saint Patrick was probably born in Roman Britain, about AD 385. He was originally called Maewyn, a name that, even in that historic era, no doubt got his butt kicked at recess more often than not.

2. Saint Patrick did not in actuality drive the snakes out of Ireland. He merely offered them a lift when their car broke down and only drove them down the road to the nearest pub.

3. The shamrock is the traditional icon of Saint Patrick’s Day, replacing the passed-out Leprechaun in popularity because it was too hard to face paint. (more…)

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March 15 Trivia Rankings

March 15, 2017

What a great night, Quizlings! Thanks to all who braved the icy chill and took part in a pretty impressive round of trivia (if I do say so myself – and I do). We got to learn about Scrabble, St. Patrick’s Day legends and how the US of A is apparently nothing but a bunch of gambling addicts. PLUS – one lucky team got their prize doubled thanks to the 100+ attendance!

Oh and there was this, as well …

Now here are the team rankings for this week…

Give This Team A Prize (Not Lemonheads) 68
Smile For The Microwave 67
Why Is It So Cold? 66
Short Ride Home 65
The Helen Keller School Of Interior Design 64
Lorde Of the Dance 62
Micro Hands Microwaving 61
Every Movie Theatre Is A Drive-In If You Don’t Care About Your Car 60
We’re The 16th Seed Of Trivia 60
Trivia Night – Cell Phones Away, Microwaves Out 59
I Just Blue Myself 58
Make Greensboro Great Again 56
There’s Always Money In the Banana Stand 55
The Little President Who Cried Wolf 55
Green Eggs And Hammered 55
Daylight Trivia Time 50
Too Cold For This $#!+ 48
Knowledge, No – Perserverence, Yes 42
I’ll Have Whatever NC Weather Is Drinking 41
The Luck Of The Irish 40

FIVE RANDOM FIVE

March 16, 2014

Five Reasons Not To Tip Your Waiter

Inattentiveness

The dessert arrives before the appetizer

He coughs in your face and laughs like a hyena

His BO is more pungent than your garlic curry

It’s a dine and dash!

 

Five Sandwiches That Scare Me

Liverwurst

A Po’ Boy

Anything from Quizno’s ever since the Spongemonkeys

Fluffernutter (seriously, what the hell IS that?!)

French dipwad

 

Five Odd Things To Keep In Your Crisper Drawer

Leather falconry gauntlets

A calcified granuloma

A chastity belt

A copy of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers #2

Actor J. K. Simmons

 

Five Lesser Known St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

Green beards

Walking with a potato between your knees

Screaming like a banshee when anyone plays Sinead O’Connor

Tickling strangers on the bus

“Slapping the Black Pudding”

 

Five Things Vladimir Putin Is Overcompensating For

Emotionally stunted due to lack of parents’ love

Not asked to Russian high school prom

Lactose intolerance

Shirt allergies

His extremely small Crimean peninsula