POC Blog

The random technotheolosophical blogging of Reid S. Monaghan

White People and St. Patrick's Day

In case you missed the wonderful dicussions yesterday concerning St. Patrick's day, one more bit of information has come to my attention.  It seems St. Patty's day is something that all white people like. This wonderful piece of satire begins like this:

Normally if someone were to wake up at 7:00 in the morning, take the day off work, and get drunk at a bar before 10:00 a.m., they would be called an alcoholic, and not in the artistic, edgy way that white people are so fond of.

On March 17th, however, this exact same activity is called celebrating St. Patrick’s day. This very special white holiday recognizes Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who helped to bring Catholicism to the Emerald Isle. His ascetic life is celebrated every year by white people drinking large amounts of Irish-themed alcohol and listening to the Dropkick Murphys.

Read the rest here. BTW, my ancestors were Irish folk who came to America due to harsh realities in the motherland - so don't hate...just laugh.  And if you are not Baptist tip a Guinness (just one though sinner) for me.