Annoy a Saint today!
I used to be a bit ambivalent about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day; his big thing after all was converting Ireland to Christianity, and the Holy Roman Catholic Church is probably the only organization that has done more damage to the Irish than the English. Come to that, Patrick himself was a Brit – bit too early in history to be English, though definitely not Irish.
I salve my conscience with the knowledge that the po-faced old git probably would have hated the drunken debauchery that goes on in his name, both the drunkenness and more especially the “Kiss Me (I’m Irish)” – Patrick being the kind of stick who took proper lusty pagan women and turned them into nuns. I don’t have any nuns at hand to debauch, and I can’t get too soused on a worknight, but I’m raising a glass of Irish for the occasion anyway.
Mud in your eye, Patrick. Mud in both your eyes!