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Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Sunday, 17 March 2019

[Images via Mr. McGoogle.]

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Saturday Matinee – St. Patrick’s Day Eve Edition: Irish Wedding at 5AM, The O’Reillys & The Paddyhats, & The Rumjacks

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Pretty good rendition of “The Rattlin’ Bog.” It’s a tough song to sing, but I’m partial to the version sung by The Fenians. Saw them sing it live more than once, and Terry Casey never stumbled.

The O’Reillys & The Paddyhats jam it with “Barrels of Whiskey.”

The Rumjacks‘ “An Irish Pub Song” is “a piss take at the explosion of Irish Pubs in Australia and the bastardisation of a culture.
From the lyrics posted on the Utoobage:

There’s a county map to go on the wall,
A hurling stick & a shinty ball,
The bric, the brac, the craic & all,
Lets call it an Irish pub.

Caffreys, Harp, Kilkenny on tap,
The Guinness pie & that cabbage crap,
The ideal wannabee Paddy trap,
We’ll call it an Irish pub.

You get the idea. On the other hand, my favorite Irish rebel song was a broadside set to music: Nell Flaherty’s Drake. It’s got some of the best snarky curses I’ve ever read. Here’s The Clancy Brothers’ version.

This is kinda fun, too. Good story intro:
The Night I Punched Russell Crowe.”

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll be donning some green tomorrow.

Mardi Gras 2019!

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Heureux Mardi Gras!

Mo gris gris gumbo yaya here.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ME BLOOGIES!

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Amazing. Just one year ago this exact same thing happened.

However, if you exceeded your level of tolerance last night and you cringe at having to prepare something to eat for the Bowl Bowl Games, you’ve come to the right place.

Bunk’s Chili is 1 hour prep, 1 hour leaving it alone, one hour nap, and you’re good to go.

Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve 2019

Monday, 31 December 2018

May you have peace, liberty, prosperity, and allow yourselves to consume and enjoy massive quantities of stuff that causes tumors in rats.

Rock on.

[Image found here and elsewhere.]

Christ Our Saviour Is Born

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Christmas Eve

Monday, 24 December 2018

I’m Dreaming Of A White Hot Links

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Okay, let’s have a poll. Answers are randomized, multiple choices are allowed, all anonymous. Pick your top three, add nominations as you wish.

Holiday Fun: Cat Poop Cookies.

From the ICYMI Department:
Porch Package Theft Payback is brilliant.

The Best Christmas Song Collection ever IMO.

If that’s not The Best Christmas Song Collection ever, THIS IS.

It’s not officially Christmas until I hear this version of Leroy Anderson’s 1946 classic.

From the Fun Facts To Know And Tell Department:
The song “Christmas Is My Time Of Year” was originally recorded in 1968 by the one-off supergroup “The Christmas Spirit” which included members of The Turtles (including Flo & Eddie), The Byrds and Linda Ronstadt. In 1976, an even sappier version was recorded and released by We Three Monkees.

[Top Image: I want to believe that’s a gourd. I really do, but it creeps me right out. These Christmas Tchotckes are very nicely done, but they would have given me nightmares when I was little [via].]

 

Saturday Matinee – The Tractors, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Blaze Bayley w/ Michelle Sciarrotta & The United States Navy Band

Saturday, 22 December 2018

The Tractors – “Santa Claus Boogie” 1995.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers – “Rock and Roll Christmas” 1997.

Blaze Bayley & Michelle Sciarrotta – “Rock & Roll Christmas” 2013.

United States Navy Band – “Dueling Jingle Bells” 2016.

Just a few days left before I have to begin Christmas shopping so posting here may be sporadic. Have a great Pre-Christmas weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for stuff.

Saturday Matinee – Christmas According To Kids

Saturday, 15 December 2018

This is what happens when you ask a bunch of little kids to tell the story of Christmas with adult cameo actors. [Found here. Those below were found by U-Toobage association, and they’re entirely awesome..]

May God bless the innocents.

I wonder what would happen if you asked a bunch of grown-ups…


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