Thursday, March 17, 2005

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, or as my cousins in Roscommon would say, Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh.

As someone who is 100% second generation Irish-American, I really don't have a lot of patience for the whole green beer and plastic leprechaun hat routine. Too often, it obscures much of the real beauty and dignity of Irish culture, and warps it into a marketing gimmick for a few stateside breweries.

Nonetheless, I want to welcome everyone who chooses to be Irish, if only for a day...cead mille failte! I have just one request. Please, for the love of god, don't play "Danny Boy" or "The Unicorn Song". Remember, there is a reason God created the Dropkick Murphys and The Pogues.