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1.) DParker - 03/12/2018
During our upcoming vacation in the British Isles, one of the towns we'll be staying in is Portlaoise, Ireland. I've been pronouncing it like, "PORT-la-WEEZ". But, as it turns out....somehow or other it's actually "port-LEASH". WTH?

Pfffffffft. Irish.

2.) bluecat - 03/12/2018
What have the Irish ever done for us?
3.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
[url]http://westcorktimes.com/what-have-the-irish-ever-done-for-us-new-book-celebrates-irish-achievement/[/url]


Pus, there's always this:






"I'll be back later" [insert Irish brogue]
4.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
Here's a place to start:

Good luck to ye ...LOL



5.) bluecat - 03/13/2018
Lol, you can always count on Swampy.
6.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018




......
7.) DParker - 03/13/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;54903]What have the Irish ever done for us?[/QUOTE]





Well...2 outta' 3 ain't bad.

[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;54907]



......[/QUOTE]

LOL! We listened to that one last night on the way home from dinner (the wife has an "Irish Tenors" CD).
8.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
I think that's one of maybe three that will get you some drinks bought for you at the pub if you request it, as an American...


Pro Tip ....



:grin:
9.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
Not saying these are the only two remaining, but here are two more sure shots:




Boru ...Not Boro ..pls note



10.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
,,,,,
11.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
Musical interlude:


12.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
Add to pub mooching inventory:


13.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
14.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
.....

15.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
Van Diemen's Land is Tasmania, now part of Australia, where the British sent Irish criminals, debtors, nationalists and other undesirables for punishment.


[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Diemen%27s_Land[/url]
16.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
Just because it hasn't been *completely* ruined yet


...
17.) DParker - 03/13/2018
BTW, it seems that Pat Cohan's...which figured prominently in [i]The Quiet Man[/i]..is still standing and still open for business in the town of Cong, a mere 2.5 hour drive from Portlaoise. Road trip!





18.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
Cool!

Ask them about their soap.


:wink
19.) DParker - 03/13/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;54919]Cool!

Ask them about their soap.


:wink[/QUOTE]

OK, you've stumped the panel with that one.
20.) bluecat - 03/13/2018
Are you going to get everyone t-shirts?
21.) bluecat - 03/13/2018
Let me rephrase that. Are you going to get me a t-shirt?
22.) DParker - 03/13/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;54922]Let me rephrase that. Are you going to get me a t-shirt?[/QUOTE]

If I'm sober enough to find the gift shop.
23.) DParker - 03/13/2018
24.) bluecat - 03/13/2018
I'm a little triggered but thanks for the thought.
25.) DParker - 03/13/2018
26.) bluecat - 03/13/2018


I like this Ireland.
27.) bluecat - 03/13/2018


I'd like to explore Ireland too.
28.) DParker - 03/13/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;54928]

I'd like to explore Ireland too.[/QUOTE]

Those were the days.
29.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;54919]Cool!

Ask them about their soap.


:wink[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=DParker;54920]OK, you've stumped the panel with that one.[/QUOTE]


.....
30.) Swamp Fox - 03/14/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;54919]Cool!

Ask them about their soap.


:wink[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=DParker;54926][/QUOTE]



If I wuz sober I'd be gettin' triggered by tha' ....
31.) Swamp Fox - 03/14/2018
[url]https://www.irishmirror.ie/whats-on/comedy-news/irish-funny-jokes-best-ever-3259755[/url]
32.) Swamp Fox - 03/14/2018
PBS runs a series called [I]Irish Castles[/I] every once in a while. It's worth it to get a sense of the history, especially from the Norman conquest through the rise of the Anglo-Irish. It falls short in a few areas, but it's worth scouting on the DVR.
33.) Swamp Fox - 03/14/2018
I've decided that if I play any/much more music on this thread, I won't have anything left for St. Paddy's Day ... except for the politically incorrect ...

But here's a wee nip to get ya by ...


34.) DParker - 03/14/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;54930] .....[/QUOTE]

Oh. LOL! They've probably never even heard of Irish Spring.
35.) DParker - 03/14/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;54933]PBS runs a series called [I]Irish Castles[/I] every once in a while. It's worth it to get a sense of the history, especially from the Norman conquest through the rise of the Anglo-Irish. It falls short in a few areas, but it's worth scouting on the DVR.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, we found a couple of those on Netflix or Amazon...I forget which...back when we first started planning this trip. Pretty interesting stuff.
36.) Swamp Fox - 03/14/2018
Well, you will be almost in the middle of things, so you won't lack for opportunities to explore. If you visit Tara, tell the spirits of the high kings of Ireland their nephew said "Duh-huh."

(That's where most of the Irish side of my family is from.)
37.) bluecat - 03/14/2018
Are you going to kiss the Blarney stone?
38.) DParker - 03/14/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;54938]Are you going to kiss the Blarney stone?[/QUOTE]

Well, I must admit....the idea of driving 2 hours so I can hang upside down and put my lips on a rock covered in a million other people's spit [I]is[/I] mighty appealing...
39.) bluecat - 03/14/2018
Well sure there's all that but I'm thinking the gift shop probably has some cool stuff.
40.) bluecat - 03/14/2018
Ask me about my deck of playing cards with pictures of Stonehenge on them. Yeah, you don't find those anywhere buddy.
41.) Swamp Fox - 03/14/2018
You either have the gift of blarney, or you don't ...

Plus anyone who's hung out on this forum for any length of time must have it, LOL.

Well, maybe not that guy who signed up all hot and bothered to hear our stories, and then vanished.
42.) Swamp Fox - 03/14/2018
I've heard the castle grounds and surroundings are worth the visit by themselves.
43.) Swamp Fox - 03/14/2018
I think I've told one of my better Blarney Stone jokes on here already, so here's a spare:

A group of Americans was touring Ireland. One of the women in the group was a real crank, complaining about everything.The bus seats are uncomfortable. The food is terrible. It's too hot. It's too cold. The accommodations are awful.

The group arrived at the site of the famous Blarney Stone.

"Good luck will be followin' ya all your days if you kiss the Blarney Stone,"the guide said."Unfortunately, it's being cleaned today and so no one will be able to kiss it. Perhaps we can come back tomorrow."

"We can't be here tomorrow!" shouted the woman. "It's going to rain and I want to go shopping in town. So I guess we just can't kiss the stupid stone."

"Well now," the guide said, "It is said that if you kiss someone who has kissed the stone, you'll have the same good fortune."

"Oh, and I bet you tell all the women you've kissed it yourself," the woman scoffed.

"No, madam," the guide said, "But I've sat on it."
44.) bluecat - 03/14/2018
I just substituted the woman who was a real crank, hag, waste of skin with the name "Hillary" and the joke was a lot more funny.
45.) DParker - 03/14/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;54941]Ask me about my deck of playing cards with pictures of Stonehenge on them. Yeah, you don't find those anywhere buddy.[/QUOTE]

46.) DParker - 03/14/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;54944]"No, madam," the guide said, "But I've sat on it."[/QUOTE]

That'd be a neat trick.

47.) bluecat - 03/14/2018
[QUOTE=DParker;54947]That'd be a neat trick.

[/QUOTE]

Is waterboarding a prerequisite?
48.) DParker - 03/14/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;54948]Is waterboarding a prerequisite?[/QUOTE]

I don't know about that, but I'd definitely not want to be in line behind the guy wearing a kilt.
49.) bluecat - 03/14/2018
When you are in a pub, yell O'Malley and see how many heads turn.

Be prepared to run.
50.) Swamp Fox - 03/14/2018
[QUOTE=DParker;54947]That'd be a neat trick.

">[/QUOTE]




Ach ... He means he sat on it when or before the Scots gave half of it back to the Irish for helping defeat the English at Bannockburn ... (Which they did---defeat the English, I mean---but the Scots giving half of it back is blarney.)

Suspend your disbelief, man! Have a drink if it helps!
51.) Swamp Fox - 03/14/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;54950]When you are in a pub, yell O'Malley and see how many heads turn.

Be prepared to run.[/QUOTE]

An oldie, but a goodie:


Two men were sitting at a bar. After a while, one guy looks at the other and says, "I can't help but think, from listening to you, that you're from Ireland."

The other guy responds proudly, "Yes, that I am!"

The first guy says, "So am I! And whereabouts in Ireland might you be from?"

The other guy answers, "I'm from Dublin, I am."

The first guy responds, "Gosh and begora, and so am I! And what street did you live on in Dublin?"

The other guy says, "A lovely little area it was, I lived on McCleary Street in the old part of town."

The first guy says, "Faith and it's a small world, so did I! And to what school would you have been going?"

The other guy answers, "Well now, I went to St. Mary's of course."

The first guy gets really excited, and says, "And so did I. Tell me, what year did you graduate?"

The other guy answers, "Well, now, I graduated in 1964."

The first guy exclaims, "The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same bar tonight. Can you believe it, I graduated from St. Mary's in 1964 me own self."

About this time, another guy walks into the bar, sits down, and orders a beer. The bartender walks over shaking his head & mutters, "It's going to be a long night tonight."

The guy asks, "Why do you say that?"

"The Murphy twins are drunk again."
52.) DParker - 03/15/2018
"Two Irishmen walk out of a bar."
53.) Swamp Fox - 03/15/2018
:)


An Irishman had been drinking at a pub all night. The bartender finally gave last call, and after the last drink was had, the Irishman stood up to leave and fell flat on his face.

He tried to stand one more time; same result. He figured he'll crawl outside and get some fresh air and maybe that will sober him up. Once outside, he stood up and fell flat on his face again. So he decided to crawl the four blocks to his home, and when he arrived at the door he pulled himself up by the handle and again fell flat on his face. But he managed to crawled through the door and into his bedroom. When he reached his bed he tried one more time to stand up. This time he managed to get himself upright, but he quickly fell right into bed and was sound asleep as soon as his face hit the pillow.

He was awakened the next morning by his wife standing over him, shouting.

"So, you've been out drinking again!!" she screeched.

"What makes you say that, love?" he asked, putting on an innocent face.

"The pub called -- You left your bloody wheelchair behind again!"
54.) Swamp Fox - 03/15/2018
Irish auto parts are the best auto parts, and as an O'Reilly descendant, I can say that O'Reilly Auto parts are the best of the best.

Go to their website and search for 121G (in the search bar on the main page).




[url]https://www.oreillyauto.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_4yipK7v2QIVWlgNCh3p8gcKEAAYASAAEgIFYvD_BwE[/url]
55.) Swamp Fox - 03/15/2018
I choose to remain silent on the subject of Australians reporting on attempted car break-ins in Ireland ....




56.) Swamp Fox - 03/16/2018
This is offensive to Irishmen, Texans, spaghetti lovers and pretty much all living human beings.

I demand that whatever ethnic group/regional cabal/ subversive marketing intern is responsible for this be driven from the country and deported to the north of England, where the cuisine would suit.






57.) bluecat - 03/16/2018
I forgot, there's that whole lucky charms thing with the lime green marshmellows. It's a good way to clean yourself out.
58.) Swamp Fox - 03/16/2018
I have found that the most effective response/rationale/excuse/reason/justification/apology for anything I've ever done that someone disapproves of is to shrug my shoulders humbly, hang my head slightly, and forthrightly exclaim, "They're always after me lucky charms."
59.) DParker - 03/16/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;54969]This is offensive to Irishmen, Texans, spaghetti lovers and pretty much all living human beings.

I demand that whatever ethnic group/regional cabal/ subversive marketing intern is responsible for this be driven from the country and deported to the north of England, where the cuisine would suit.






[/QUOTE]

On behalf of the great state of Texas I hereby declare that we are in a state of war with the city of Cincinnati, and the state of Ohio for harboring these criminals against humanity.
60.) bluecat - 03/16/2018
I always just say "what difference at this point does it make".
61.) bluecat - 03/16/2018
I wouldn't feed that spaghetti to my dog.
62.) Swamp Fox - 03/16/2018
Not if you value your carpets ...
63.) DParker - 03/16/2018
I've flushed better looking chili than that.
64.) Swamp Fox - 03/16/2018
[QUOTE=DParker;54972]On behalf of the great state of Texas I hereby declare that we are in a state of war with the city of Cincinnati, and the state of Ohio for harboring these criminals against humanity.[/QUOTE]


The only good thing to ever come out of Cincinnati, as far as I can tell, and the history STILL needs correcting....





[QUOTE]Loni Anderson is the woman who voiced Flo in All Dogs Go to Heaven.

At the time, Loni was married to Burt Reynolds, but they, being the namesakes of Charlie's parole officers, are currently divorced since 1776.

[/QUOTE]


[url]http://alldogsgotoheaven.wikia.com/wiki/Loni_Anderson[/url]
65.) Swamp Fox - 03/16/2018
1776 seems like yesterday ... Taking the stationwagon to the beach, and picking up Gags and Poinsey on the way ...
66.) DParker - 03/16/2018
I'l be in my bunk.
67.) Swamp Fox - 03/16/2018
LOL ...
68.) bluecat - 03/16/2018
She wears her 242 year divorce well. Burt, not so much.
69.) Swamp Fox - 03/16/2018
Burt's gonna be on the interwebz today ...
70.) bluecat - 03/16/2018
This time, in circulation hose...
71.) DParker - 03/16/2018
Riddle me this:

Q: [I]"How many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman?"[/I]

A: [I]"Zero."[/I]

I probably shouldn't tell that one while there.
72.) Swamp Fox - 03/16/2018
Boo, hiss ...


There's a famine museum in Portlaoise, by the way. Not as fancy as the national one (I forget where that one is) but what the hell ...

[url]http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Donaghmore/[/url]



Also, there's a fishing and "shooting" (they mean their form of hunting) museum in the area.


[url]https://www.laois.ie/departments/heritage/laois-heritage-trail/irish-fly-fishing-and-game-shooting-museum/[/url]



And since you bring it up, consider this my official St. Paddy's Day joke for this year:



[QUOTE]An old man living alone in South Armagh, whose only son was in Long Kesh Prison, didn't have anyone to dig his garden for his potatoes.

So he wrote to his son about his predicament.

His son sent the reply, "For HEAVENS SAKE, don't dig the garden up! That's where I buried the guns!!!!!"

At 3 AM the next morning, a dozen British soldiers stormed the old man's place and dug the garden for three hours, but didn't find any guns.

Confused, the man wrote to his son telling him what had happened, asking him what he should do now?

The son sent the reply:

"NOW plant the potatoes!"

[/QUOTE]
73.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
......
74.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=DParker;54993]Riddle me this:

Q: [I]"How many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman?"[/I]

A: [I]"Zero."[/I]

I probably shouldn't tell that one while there.[/QUOTE]

It took awhile but I got it.
75.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
....
76.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
O' Swampy. Lol.
77.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
I just want everyone to have the full picture ... :tap:

:wave:
78.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
That's not even the "revenge" version ... LOL
79.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
Lonnie Anderson holding a grudge for 242 years has nothing on the Irish ...
80.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
O' Swampy, you need to go to your local Piggy Wiggly and hang out by the corned beef. It might happen.
81.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
Lonnie Anderson looks like a ventriloquist dummy.
82.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
Her Tetons were always nice though.
83.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;55016]O' Swampy, you need to go to your local Piggy Wiggly and hang out by the corned beef. It might happen.[/QUOTE]



I've been eating the hell out of corned beef for two weeks... On sale at Harris Teeter, about $3 off normal price per pound ... I'm making Ruebens, though...


84.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
Classic
85.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
I love reubens with cole slaw packed in there nice and tight.

Let the shaming begin in 3, 2
86.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
Cole slaw !?!
87.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
That's unamerican!
88.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
Oh come on! Cut me some slack. I'm mostly Cherokee.
89.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;55016]O' Swampy, you need to go to your local Piggy Wiggly and hang out by the corned beef. It might happen.[/QUOTE]

Whenever I meet a nice Irish or Irish-American girl, something happens ...
90.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;55024]Oh come on! Cut me some slack. I'm mostly Cherokee.[/QUOTE]



LOL ... Well, that explains it. :wink
91.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;55024]Oh come on! Cut me some slack. I'm mostly Cherokee.[/QUOTE]



"I like your cheekbones."
92.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;55025]Whenever I meet a nice Irish or Irish-American girl, something happens ...[/QUOTE]

There you go! Get one with a few freckles while you're at it. Lol
93.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
Maybe you could burn something for her and listen to Enya.
94.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
Maybe play the ocarina and bagpipes for her. Get the cats all stirred up.
95.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
Just trying to help.
96.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;55028]There you go! Get one with a few freckles while you're at it. Lol[/QUOTE]

Well, I meant something less-than-positive happens, in the end...


I either get punched in the gut while hanging from the monkey bars, or stabbed in the back when she likes the bartender with the Australian accent better ....
97.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
Damn Australians. Who do they think they are with their koala bears and perfect abs. What have they ever done for us?
98.) DParker - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;54996]There's a famine museum in Portlaoise, by the way. Not as fancy as the national one (I forget where that one is) but what the hell ...

[url]http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Donaghmore/[/url]



Also, there's a fishing and "shooting" (they mean their form of hunting) museum in the area.


[url]https://www.laois.ie/departments/her...ooting-museum/[/url][/QUOTE]

Yeah, my wife found those while Googling Portlaoise (which, btw, sounds like a great title for an Irish folk song). Strangely enough she actually said we ought to go to the fishing and shooting one.

She's also onboard with my idea of driving to Cong just to see a pub from a John Wayne movie. I'm pretty sure she wants something...or I'm dying...or both.
99.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
LOL ...

If most of them weren't descended from Irish rejects, they'd be sunk.


[QUOTE]Oh father dear, the day will come when in answer to the call
All Irish men of freedom stern will rally one and all
I'll be the man to lead the band beneath the flag of green
And loud and clear we'll raise the cheer, Revenge for Skibbereen![/QUOTE]
100.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
We really have no chance against that accent. My wife married one of them. He ended up being a jerk and then she married me. Her standards had lowered considerably by then.
101.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=DParker;55034]Yeah, my wife found those while Googling Portlaoise (which, btw, sounds like a great title for an Irish folk song). Strangely enough she actually said we ought to go to the fishing and shooting one.

She's also onboard with my idea of driving to Cong just to see a pub from a John Wayne movie. I'm pretty sure she wants something...or I'm dying...or both.[/QUOTE]



I believe you have a keeper, there.

:-):wink:-)
102.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
Thanks, wait what?
103.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;55036]We really have no chance against that accent. My wife married one of them. He ended up being a jerk and then she married me. Her standards had lowered considerably by then.[/QUOTE]

LOL ...

I screwed up and let a great girl get past me.

After that, it's all a mess.
104.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
I feel like some sea shanties ....
105.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
Don't beat yourself up about it. She just wasn't the one or she'd be with you. At the very least you grew from the experience and are more prepared for the next one. That advice was free. Any more and it will cost you a pack of whisker biscuits.
106.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
No dirges, you need to get out of this funk.
107.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
.....
108.) bluecat - 03/17/2018
Spanish, Irish O' Swampy you're all over the globe.
109.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;55042]Don't beat yourself up about it. She just wasn't the one or she'd be with you. At the very least you grew from the experience and are more prepared for the next one. That advice was free. Any more and it will cost you a pack of whisker biscuits.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=bluecat;55043]No dirges, you need to get out of this funk.[/QUOTE]



LOL ....


:beer:
110.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;55045]Spanish, Irish O' Swampy you're all over the globe.[/QUOTE]

I'm bad ...I'm nationwide ...



111.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
The audio on that last one is pretty awful .. Let's try this ...


112.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
But enough about me ... This is about finding DParker something to do in Portlaoise ...
113.) DParker - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;55049]But enough about me ... This is about finding DParker something to do in Portlaoise ...[/QUOTE]

Didn't I already mention that there are multiple pubs within walking distance of the B&B? Stuff to do in Portlaoise: Done.
114.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
Well ...There ya go ...


LOL
115.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;55039]Thanks, wait what?[/QUOTE]



LOL +2
116.) Swamp Fox - 03/18/2018
:wave: :beer:





117.) bluecat - 03/18/2018
Bald chicks rock. Ire mon.
118.) Swamp Fox - 03/18/2018
She had that one bad moment, but she is a good soul ...
119.) bluecat - 03/18/2018
Had my corned beef and tatoes, I'm good now.
120.) Swamp Fox - 03/18/2018
LOL ... Got into it today w the deli guy: corned beef vs pastrami
121.) DParker - 03/18/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;55062]LOL ... Got into it today w the deli guy: corned beef vs pastrami[/QUOTE]

Alright, a food controversy...I'm in. What was the argument?
122.) bluecat - 03/18/2018
I'm sorry, you're not allowed to argue until you've paid.

In before O' Swampy.
123.) DParker - 03/18/2018
That was never 5 minutes just now!
124.) Swamp Fox - 03/18/2018
LOL...


You have to know before we start: I, like my fathers before me, am for a united and independent Ireland before I die.



Secondarily, there was the question of what was the real difference between corned beef and pastrami.
125.) Swamp Fox - 03/18/2018
Screw you people who think it's about corned beef and cabbage....
126.) DParker - 03/18/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;55066]Secondarily, there was the question of what was the real difference between corned beef and pastrami.[/QUOTE]

Dry rub and smoke....and about $6/lb, depending on where you shop.
127.) Swamp Fox - 03/18/2018
....
128.) Swamp Fox - 03/18/2018
[QUOTE=DParker;55068]Dry rub and smoke....and about $6/lb, depending on where you shop.[/QUOTE]

:-) ......
129.) Swamp Fox - 03/18/2018
Just because ....


130.) DParker - 03/18/2018
BTW, I finally found a local source for beef plate, the primal just behind the brisket and below the ribs, that is the more traditional cut for pastrami. So as soon as I finish the couple of pounds I still have remaining from my last batch I'm going to give that a try. It's a little custom butcher shop that only carries high-end meats, so it ain't gonna' be cheap (about $9/lb), but tradition demands that I try it at least once.
131.) Swamp Fox - 03/18/2018
:tu:
132.) Swamp Fox - 03/18/2018
[url]https://youtu.be/tIrJK19dADI[/url]
133.) bluecat - 03/21/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;55017]Lonnie Anderson looks like a ventriloquist dummy.[/QUOTE]

134.) Swamp Fox - 03/21/2018
Take that back, sir, or I shall have to challenge you to a duel!


(To tell the truth, I think I've seen much worse pictures of her. But I've also seen better. Maybe she had some repairs on the repairs.)


\_(ツ)_/
135.) DParker - 03/21/2018
[QUOTE=bluecat;55091][/QUOTE]

Dude...you're seriously harshing my mellow.
136.) bluecat - 03/21/2018
Now who's the dummy?
137.) Swamp Fox - 03/21/2018
LOL ... Evergreen. :cool:
138.) Swamp Fox - 05/15/2018
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139.) DParker - 05/15/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;55969]......[/QUOTE]

Cute lass...but she's a bit confused about the increase in demand for Irish passports. It has nothing to do with people moving/traveling to Ireland, but with N. Irish/Brits wanting passports that make it easier for them to travel through Europe once Brexit happens.

Also, I'm calling shenanigans on the legitimacy of that quiz given that it wasn't until the 8th question that the subject of inebriation was introduced.
140.) Swamp Fox - 05/16/2018
I don't know that she claimed the reason for the increase, but I agree that it is probably due to people who want to abuse a crazy-ass system of border-skipping.


Also, I'm calling non-shenanigans on a quiz that doesn't discuss Irish inebriation until eight questions in, because if you're Irish or Irish-descended you don't get around to the main point until you've danced around the main topic a bit to give yourself something to bite on to.
[B]
Colleen vs Lass: [/B]

[url]https://top.quora.com/What-is-meant-by-Irish-colleen-Does-it-really-have-an-Irish-origin[/url]

Colleen is a derivative of the Gaelic word Cailin,which is the Irish or Gaelic term for a girl or young woman.I think that the term first achieved popularity through the link with the story of ;the colleen bawn; A notorious murder trial which occurred in the early nineteenth century,Ellen Hanley an attractive young girl of the peasant classes was persuaded by John Scanlan ,a somewhat disreputable member of the ascendancy class to marry him.it would appear as if his motives were anything but honourable,There are suggestions that Scanlan had persuaded a friend to masquerade as a priest to conduct the wedding.Whatever the case ,the fact remains that within a very short period as little as six weeks by accounts ,the disparity between their classes prevailed upon him.He persuaded a servant to murder the young girl and dump her body in the river Shannon. Scanlan was captured and in spite of being defended by the famous Daniel O


[url]https://top.quora.com/What-is-meant-by-Irish-colleen-Does-it-really-have-an-Irish-origin[/url]


[B]The Irish Colleen (Kenneth Peacock)
[/B]
I went to a party consisting of four,[B][/B]
And as it was private we soon closed the door;
There was one girl from England and another from Wales,
And one that resided in Scotland's fair dales.
We sat down in friendship, we drank of the wine,
Each told of their country, I told them of mine;
The rose, leek,and thistle, unconquered, unseen,
But says I, "Here's a toast to the Irish Colleen."

Then here's to old Ireland, her sons and her daughters,
Here's to old Ireland, the shamrock I mean;
May the sun always shine on the round towers of Erin,
Here's a toast from the heart of an Irish colleen.

The Welsh girl stood up, gave a toast to the leek,
Saying, "I drink to my emblem each day of the week."
The Scots lassie stood up with the pride in her eye,
Saying, "Here's to the thistle no Scotsmen deny."
[B][B]The English girl then gave a toast to the rose,
Saying, "Here's to old England, she can thrash all her foes."
But says I, "I won't willingly cause any pain,
I ask you to join in my toast once again."

Then here's to old Ireland, her sons and her daughters,
Here's to old Ireland, the shamrock I mean;
May the sun always shine on the round towers of Erin,
Here's a toast from the heart of an Irish colleen.

[B][I]We don't hold for the traitors to martyr their cause,
All we want is justice and good honest laws,
And the man that's ashamed of the place where he came
Is no man at all, not worthy of name.
I own as a flower I'm fond of the rose,
The fairest of flowers in the garden that grows,
Though the flowers all resemble there's a vast gulf between
The rose, leek, and thistle, and the Irish colleen.

Then here's to old Ireland, her sons and her daughters,
Here's to old Ireland, the shamrock I mean;
May the sun always shine on the round towers of Erin,
Here's a toast from the heart of an Irish colleen.[/I][/B][/B][/B]

####.... Variant of a British broadside ballad, The Irish Colleen, written and composed by W C Robey, performed by Lizzie Howard, and published by R March and Co (London) sometime between 1877 and 1884, and archived at the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, shelfmark: Firth b.28(10a/b) ....####
Collected by Kenneth Peacock in 1961 from Patrick W Nash [1897-1972] of Branch, NL, and Michael (Mike) A Kent [1904-1997] of Cape Broyle, NL, and published in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 2, pp.366-368, by the National Museum of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.

Kenneth Peacock noted that verse three is taken from the text of Mike Kent. Peacock was unable to find this song in the Irish collections at his disposal, but had no doubt that such a patriotic eulogy had not gone unnoticed by Irish anthologists.
[url]http://gestsongs.com/17/irish.htm[/url]






[B]
I think of "colleen" as Irish, and "lass" as Anglo-Irish. [/B]

So that's something there ...


[QUOTE][B][COLOR="#008000"]I was stopped by a soldier:
He said "You are a swine."
He hit me with his rifle and he kicked me in the groin.
I begged and I pleaded ... All my manners were polite.
But all the time I'm thinkin' of me little Armalite.[/COLOR][/B] [/QUOTE]



141.) Swamp Fox - 05/16/2018
[I]Aw. . . Half an hour ...[B]C'mon, you pansies![/B][/I] ...All our wars are merry, and our songs are sad ....


142.) bluecat - 05/16/2018
Swampy you've been messing with my schedule. Are you just Tuesday evenings now?
143.) Swamp Fox - 05/16/2018
LOL ... I cut back on my internet pretty drastically. Trying to see what I can get away with. I got tired of paying out the wazoo for the privilege of being connected to stuff that 20 years ago I did perfectly fine without ... LOL
144.) DParker - 05/16/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;55978]I got tired of paying out the wazoo...[/quote]

One of the best SuperBowl commercials ever:

[video=youtube;CIltL_Qhro8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIltL_Qhro8[/video]

[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;55978]for the privilege of being connected to stuff that 20 years ago I did perfectly fine without ... LOL[/QUOTE]

Yeah, magazines with pages stuck together worked just fine!
145.) Swamp Fox - 05/16/2018
LOL ... I read fewer articles now --- I know that.


Re: "Out the wazoo": It's even funnier when an Indian doctor says it.
146.) DParker - 05/16/2018
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;55981]LOL ... I read fewer articles now --- I know that.[/QUOTE]

[video=youtube;s6pLUfYI_2k]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6pLUfYI_2k[/video]
147.) Swamp Fox - 05/17/2018
This is a response to a less-funny but on-target "Shite Irish Girls Say."

If you don't like salty language, colorful phrases or humor, you can just ... skip this. :-)