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Posts Tagged ‘St. Paddy’s’

“But Where’s The [Shamrock Shake] Gone?”

March 17, 2009

You spent all last night preparing, filling flasks of Jameson and carefully memorizing a few Dropkick Murphys songs. And now the big day is here, its arrival heralded by parades and GREEN, EVERYWHERE GREEN. Happy St. Paddy’s 2009!

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But not all is right today. One of the Emerald Isle’s most famous exports, the Shamrock Shake, is woefully out of reach in the City of New York. According to a Gothamist article dated 3/16/07, it has been for over two years. I LIVE in that city; I LOVE those shakes. I can think of no sadder revelation on what is supposed to be the happiest day of the year.

More green-dyed eulogizing after the jump!

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“All Y’all Seen The Leprechaun, Say ‘Yeah!'”

March 16, 2009

… I mean, we couldn’t NOT post it.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Yes, we’re a wee bit early, but any holiday that endorses public drunkenness or turns a Bennigan’s upside-down can never get enough of a head-start. Two days even seems conservative, given the time it takes revelers – and the sanitation workers cleaning up their vomit – to recover. But that’s tomorrow.

Today, you’ve got nothing but prep time. Why not spend it learning about the exciting origins of St. Patrick’s Day? Making Irish potatoes and reading Ulysses? … Signing up for a massive NYC Pub Crawl tomorrow night? (Do that one.) We at Lifting Fog throw all of our Irish for a day support behind this sacred celebration and wish everyone a safe and happy day. Or half a week.

Erin Go Bragh! Whatever it means!