Posts Tagged ‘Irish’

Guinness! It’s Good Food!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

guinness.jpgWe here at don’t really need a reason to raise a pint of Guinness and toast to good friends and good times. We do it on a regular basis – with or without reason. But if you happen to feel that a reason is required, well, at least today you’ve got one.

Today marks the 250th anniversary of Guinness, and the St. James’ Gate Brewery in Dublin is celebrating in fine fashion with a big blow-out concert.

If you can’t get a draft, you’ll want to opt for the cans, not the bottles, if you value a creamy head:

So raise your glass to Guinness – a meal in a glass!


I’ll be off to Tipperary in the mor…

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Am I the only one who notices these things? Three odd local commercials:

Tipperary Trading in Brunswick manages to cut off the last syllable of a fine and famous Irish song that leaves me hanging a half-step above musical resolution and shouting “NING! NING! IN THE MORNING!” at the television.

“Dick Wood for Quick Response here…I don’t need a script to tell you how professional they are…” and then he throws away the script and keeps walking down the street. Dude, you just littered in front of thousands of viewers.

And am I the only one who finds Price Chopper’s Triangle Man completely creepy? He’s got that unwavering grin on his face. He’s only got four fingers. but the thing that squicks me out the most is the way his gloves are rolled up at his wrists. It’s all a little too Mickey Mouse for me, and Mickey Mouse belongs in cartoons, not in live action. If I were a kid, this would give me nightmares.

Although on second thought this is pretty creepy, too.

Although on second thought this cartoon is pretty creepy, too.

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