Thank God for Patrick

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    He saved western civilization. Literally.
     
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    A drink? What will you do with your free hand?

    Two drinks!
     
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    Just shut up and drink already.

    Sláinte!
     
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    I'm sure the lovely miss MB has taught you this one, but WTH;Erin go braugh!
     
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    That's a Bostonian invention, I think. It's Irish, but they don't say it much over there. BTW, in Dublin they call this "amateur night".
     
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    Actually my dear hickboy, since I have had two distinctive grandmothers who were irish(One blood related, the other actually my mother's stepmother making her my stepgrandmother!) according to them the expression means "Ireland forever"
     
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    Pat used to stand knee-deep in water for hours apparently, while he was lost in thought (Glendalough told me).

    AND...he chucked his Mrs off a cliff into some nettles. :frown1:
     
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    Wasn't that Kevin? He was notorious for his disdain of women.
     
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    Ohh, you might be right actually. :/

    [It's not going well today, is it?]
     
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    Y'know, Pat wuz nevuh cannonized.
     
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    Neither was Val...don't stop the bitchez from wantin' flowers 'n' shit every year, do it?
     
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    I'm wondering: what was ol' Pat's problem with snakes? I mean, sometimes a snake is just a snake.
     
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    direct quote: "I'm tired of these muthafuckin' snakes on this muthafuckin' island!!!"
     
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    Ah, so you read it in the original Latin too?
     
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    But of course; it would not be possible to get the flavor of it from a corrupted, abridged, and mangled translation.
     
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    I opened this thread thinking it was going to be about Patrick McGoohan; now, I find I've been taken prisoner in another thread.
     
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    Here's a great little book a friend of mine gave me a copy of: Thomas Cahill | How the Irish Saved Civilization | About the Book - It's funny, illuminating, and from what I hear after talking to folks who would know, pretty accurate. It focuses mostly on Patrick, but also covers some other great saints like Kevin, Columcille, and Brigid.
     
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