Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A very special post - for St Patrick's Day







Mad Cat Lady said...

If I could access such things I would add a link to "I Drink" sung by the Drones (which I like better than the original though I like that too)

Mad Cat Lady said...

Or perhaps The Sick Bed Of Cuchulainn would be more appropriate?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Observe, MCL.

Warning: contains close ups of Shane McGowan's teeth.

The Frank Ryan refered to in the song was an Irish socialist who fought in the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War.

Anonymous said...

I Drink by Charles Aznavour.

The Drones MySpace page. I Drink available in the media player.

I believe it's also customary for someone to post a link to Another Irish Drinking Song by Da Vinci's Notebook on occasions such as these.

Mad Cat Lady said...

Sadly I cannot observes, as my workplace blocks all the good stuff, however I've seen shanes teeth before and the only time it really worried me was in the clip for Fairytale of New York when his girlfriend kisses him - ew

I shall make a special trip to watch/listen these after work.

Someone at work just told me a joke.

Q: Why did paddy wear two condoms?
A: to be sure, to be sure

Mr E Discharge said...

For Shame!

All this talk of drink.

Today should be about going out and beating the shit out of Protestants.

Followed by drinks.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Mindless violence, followed by alcohol!

It's no wonder St Patrick's Day is so popular!!

Mad Cat Lady said...

Is it okay if I just continue on with Mindless and then drunk? I punch like a girl.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I punch like a girl.

You should talk to Alex about that, MCL.

Apparently she packs a mean wallop.

Anonymous said...

Ramon, I haven't been in an altercation since I gave up the grog (a sad thing to bring up at this time of year, but there you go). Despite being fitter and healthier than I've ever been, I'm now just a big fluffy push-over.

MCL, If you're worried about your punching technique, try focusing on improving striking with your elbows, knees and forehead. They do more damage, you won't risk breaking your knuckles and they let you fight from a distance that most other people aren't comfortable with - which is handy if you're facing off against blokes, who are normally bigger, stronger and have a dominant reach.

Kettle said...

Ramon for a moment I thought it must be Poetry Slam Friday, so poetic were your words.

Anonymous said...

I haven't been in an altercation since I gave up the grog

Alex, are you sure just didn't go on Ladette to Lady to turn your life around?

Anonymous said...

Using the term "lady" like that might be stretching it a tad, Boogey. And it's more like "Complete cunt to reclusive geek by way of fat drunk".

Now there's a reality show that I bet people would watch.

catlick said...

I'm developing a crush on Alex.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I think we all are, Catlick.

Lewd Bob said...

Another Pogues drinking song can be viewed here

This one is in my top 5 songs of all time.

All time.

Including the 19th century.

WitchOne said...

Holy shit, Alex, are you Teresa? If so, I'm running out of chicken soup.

If you aren't Teresa, my apologies, you need to stop speaking like her, whoever you are.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I think Alex is in fact Alex, Witchie.

Anonymous said...

Yes Witchy, (is it Witchy or Witchie) I'm afraid that unless Teresa's real name is Alex, I am most definitely not her.

I do like chicken soup, though. Especially if it's the creamy and noodley kind.

Mmmm. Might pick some up this arvo.

WitchOne said...

I prefer Witchy but others prefer Witchie and frankly I've never seen fit to care too much.

No, Teresa has a daughter called Alex and it would be just like her to be in the same place as me and not tell me she's there.

Her chicken soup wasn't creamy or noodley but it was exactly what I needed in my miserable fluey state this week.

Anonymous said...

Well, I hope you start feeling better at any rate, Witchy.

Melba said...

Ramon stole my line.