Just as giant plastic lawn Santas bring the atheist out in all of us during Christmas – so too is the curse of the green beer.
I mean, maybe it’s like a metaphorical thing? Like a potion that will make all the non-Irish halvsies for one night? It does always seem to be the non-Irish people drinking it….like an insecurity to their non-Irishness? The true Irish just laugh at the rest of us as they sip their natural-colored Guinness while we chug watered down Bud-light with food coloring.
St. Patrick’s day is about culture, not commercialism – the music, the dancing, and the people who not only make up a large population of Boston, but the country as a whole.
So this is my pick for tonight. The Beehive always seems to get it right – weeding out the meaningless and staying true to history and culture.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (Did you know that saying St. Paddy’s day is incorrect and offensive? Damn, someone tell that drunk dude with the green teeth at the end of the bar)