WTF in America

Old Mar 6th 2014, 2:59 am
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Originally Posted by jibsymalone
Another corporately induced "holiday" cash cow?
Yes.

I heard anecdotally that the student union bar at Queen's University in Belfast did green Guinness but they never had it while I went there. The green beer here though (usually Miller Lite or some other pale lager) looks more like Fairy Liquid than beer
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And then you have "St Patty's"

Anyway...you do folky stuff?.....Horslips?
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Originally Posted by hotscot
And then you have "St Patty's"

Anyway...you do folky stuff?.....Horslips?
Dubliners mostly. Or at least their versions of tradional songs. For the St Pat's gigs, I don't do them at any other time of the year.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
The green beer here though (usually Miller Lite or some other pale lager) looks more like Fairy Liquid than beer
If it's Miller Lite it probably tastes more like Fairy Liquid than beer as well ...
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If it's Miller Lite it probably tastes more like Fairy Liquid than beer as well ...
Nanette's favorite tipple...

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Originally Posted by md95065
If it's Miller Lite it probably tastes more like Fairy Liquid than beer as well ...
I don't know exactly which ones they dye green, I just pulled that one out of thin air
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
I don't know exactly which ones they dye green, I just pulled that one out of thin air
No matter what it is it is going to taste like ice cold horse piss, no amount of food colouring will hide that!
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Originally Posted by jibsymalone
No matter what it is it is going to taste like ice cold horse piss, no amount of food colouring will hide that!
I think there is an optimum level of coldness that can be reached where it doesn't really taste of anything at all.

Not that that's a good thing necessarily, but it's a step up from horse piss
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
I think there is an optimum level of coldness that can be reached where it doesn't really taste of anything at all.

Not that that's a good thing necessarily, but it's a step up from horse piss
Should be drinking Heineken anyway. Mmmmm.... Skunky beer taste.
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As for the school bus, I suppose if they all stop before the crossing then they can make sure the other side of the tracks is clear of other vehicles so the bus can fit all the way on the other side and also be able to listen for any trains before proceeding.

Holidays in the US are all about consumption so being able to sell tons of green stuff, including beer makes St. Patrick's Day popular. I bet if Corporate America could devise a way to convince people to get wasted in the streets on Columbus Day or Bastille Day or give other people chocolate they'd do it. Bastille Day would be tough because people just got trashed on July 4th and Columbus Day is too close to Halloween. ST. Patrick's day is in the middle of a holiday drought.

Canadians celebrate all holidays by going across the border to America.

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Originally Posted by Nutek
Should be drinking Heineken anyway. Mmmmm.... Skunky beer taste.
Three of my four gigs that weekend are in a brewpub, so I'll be drinking their rather lovely (and free for me ...) red ale they do for St Patrick's Day.

On the Saturday night I'll have a cider
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Its the law in many places in North America for certain classes of vehicles, its not just a US thing, we have many places in Canada as well with the same rules or very similar.

Sometimes the signals do fail, so it seems logical to try and ensure schools buses and other vehicles with passenger, hazardous materials or the like stop to ensure no train is coming.
What annoys me is when they stop at an abandoned train track....oh does that get on my tits.
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Originally Posted by jibsymalone
Talking about the St Patricks thing, what is with GREEN beer?? I am half Irish (in the proper sense, not the American sense) and have yet to receive a green beer in any pub I have been to over there? It also seems to be a very big deal here compared to other places I have lived? Another corporately induced "holiday" cash cow?
That and corned beef and boiled cabbage. I don't know a single, genuine mick that ever ate any of that rubbish...

Oh and inappropriate drink names like the Car Bomb and Black and Tan making an appearance...
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That and corned beef and boiled cabbage. I don't know a single, genuine mick that ever ate any of that rubbish...

Oh and inappropriate drink names like the Car Bomb and Black and Tan making an appearance...
I'm with you with the corned beef and cabbage. You're essentially celebrating the "cuisine" of a country where they lost about a quarter of their population to death and migration during a 7 year period mostly because the availability and quality of their food. Of course they were exporting more than enough food during the same time period...
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