Saint Patrick Special Edition


In a few winks green will be the color of the day as we celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. The pubs will be packed with red nosed beer lovin' folk. How do you celebrate this Irish tradition? I grew up in a Catholic neighborhood and we would pinch anyone who didn't wear green that day. Poor you if you forget to wear green when you leave your home in the morning because you will be targeted the whole day. And wearing an underwear that was green didn't count because it had to be clearly visible. If you think that was bad we also celebrated Saint John the Baptist Day and people would splash you with a pail of water when you weren't looking. It gets worse. When tap water got expensive, kids would collect the water from nearby canals. And these canals were stinky waste water too. Sometimes there would be floating poop just to spice the mother load. Yuck!! If you were driving your car or riding a bus, you'd be wise to roll up that window. And those who enforced this tradition were usually mischievous little boys who could run like the wind. No use chasing after them for revenge. It was a fun riotous day but many complained so I don't know if they still practice it today. Hope you enjoy your Saint Paddy Day. Be glad it isn't Saint John the Baptist Day.

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else.

--- Will Rogers

Wisdom from Norm of Aracadia, CA
Words of Wisdom

I finally figured out what I want to be when I get older ...

Thanks to this week's winners:
Tom of Pasadena; Mike and Charlie of New York
; Peter Paul of S Pasadena; Chuck of Whittier; Terry of Santa Monica; Naomi of N Hollywood; Rodney of Manitoba; and Norm of Arcadia.

Antiques Roadshow Goes to Ireland
Sent by Charlie of New York

Paddy took 2 stuffed dogs to Antiques Roadshow

”Ooh”, said the presenter. “This is a very rare set produced by the celebrated Johns Brothers, taxidermists who operated in London at the turn of last century. Do you have any idea what they would fetch if they were in good condition?”

“Sticks”, said Paddy

Irish Jokes
Sent by Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA

Señor Jose Pedro Castillo used the word ‘MAÑANA’. When Paddy O'Brien asked what that meant, Jose said it means “maybe the job will be done tomorrow, maybe the next day, maybe the day after that, next week, next month or next year ... who cares?!”

Paddy was then asked if there’s an Irish equivalent. “No. In Ireland we don’t have a miserable word to describe that level of urgency”

Irish Logic
Two Irishmen met and one said to the other, “Have ye seen Mulligan lately, Paddy?”

Paddy said, “Well, I have and I haven’t.”

His friend asked, “well what d’ye mean by that?”

Paddy said, “It’s like this, y’see … I saw a chap who I thought was Mulligan, and he saw a chap that he thought was me. And when we got up to one another … it was neither of us.”

Videos of the week: (click on the picture)

Why Women Have Handbags
Contributed by Naomi of North Hollywood, CA
Warning: Might be too risque for some

baggy swim trunks

This isn't really about women but it would lead one to that conclusion. Funny.

Understanding Gershwin
Contributed by Chuck of Whittier, CA

Gershwin explained You probably have never heard the story of George Gershwin explained like this. It's a four-minute music appreciation lesson.

Acoustix: Four Leaf Clover
Contributed by Rodney of Manitoba, B.C.

Acoustix - 4 Leaf Clover

A little Irish music to celebrate the upcoming Saint Patrick's Day.

Dancing in the Movies
Contributed by Mike of New York

Dancing in the movies

A video montage of fun through the ages.

Hovering over London Magic Trick
Contributed by Tom of Pasadena, CA

Magic on a bus

Can you guess how he did this? I think I can.

Viral Ad Winners
Contributed by Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA

Viral ad collection

If you have time, here are contenders for the most successful viral ad for last year according to Ad Age magazine. Your choices:
+ Volvo - impressive
+ Pepsi Max - very funny
+ Amazon - hi-tech
+ Adobe - amusing
+ WestJet - heart warming

Gibberish Accents
Contributed by Terry of Santa Monica, CA

Gibberish accent

I got a kick out of this one. Have you ever wondered how you sound to people who don't speak your language? This young lady shows what different ethnicities sound to her. She's not a linguist. She just does the accents pretty well. She could represent us when the aliens finally invade earth just like Obama's translator in South Africa.

Quick Golf Trick
Contributed by Charlie of New York.

Golf Trick

A one-two-three golf trick. I'm sure you'll want to rewind this a couple of times.

A Happy Saint Patrick's day to you all!



one of best ones you've done! they're all great! I love the accents!

Charlie of New York

Thanks Charlie,

Yeah, she's pretty good. Interesting comments as well.


Thanks Raoul another great one. I especially liked The Greshwin Video! My favorite piece of Music. Your artistic bent was wonderful as well. Happy St. Patricks Day!

Tom of Pasadena, CA

Thanks Tom,
I read that Astrith Baltsan, the woman in the video, is one of Israel's most respected woman pianists. What a performance, huh?

A Happy St. Pat to you too.


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