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Amazon celebrates Saint Patrick's Day.

One hopes they don't emulate this approach when it comes to Martin Luther King Day.

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pisica
Mar. 14th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, I dunno, the Assassinated Black Minister shorts would be a real crowd-pleaser in the student gym. And lip gloss!!!!
eternalrevenge
Mar. 14th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
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In your tag, you have "preposterous irish stereotype alert". Perhaps you might wish to add the word "American" as in "preposterous irish american stereotype alert" as it has been my experience (unfortunately) that these "excesses" are mostly American (www.amazon.com IS an American country). BTW, if you think this is bad, you should see what NYC does for St. Patrick's Day.
fox1013
Mar. 14th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
...You mean the leprechauns don't really come out and bring beer to the good little boys and girls of the world while they're sleeping?

I HAVE BEEN LIED TO MY WHOLE LIFE.
hfnuala
Mar. 14th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
This is when I take a deep breath and remind myself that Irish-American culture is different from Irish culture and that's fine. But I do wish this was better known among some Irish Americans...
queencallipygos
Mar. 14th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
No worries, some of us DO know that. There's hope.
theodicy
Mar. 14th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
What she said. As one Irish-Am author put it, all this bumpf qualifies as "Eiresatz."
anglaisepaon
Mar. 14th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. Perhaps I shouldn't post photos from the St. Patrick's Day parade and 5K run from last weekend.

queencallipygos
Mar. 14th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
I was complaining about all the ticky-tacky last year to my friend Richard, who happens to be Jewish. He pointed out that he had seen a green bagel being sold and said, "that's an insult to two cultures right there."
stellanova
Mar. 14th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Bwahahaha!
biascut
Mar. 14th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
ahahahhah but Celtic Woman CD! I think I met the bloke who wrote that!

You see, you DO IT TO YOURSELVES.
jdawgspi
Mar. 14th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
I'm highly disappointed to see this stuff all over Dublin, too. Sad.
enoneoftheabove
Mar. 14th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
I was having a conversation over the weekend about Pretend You're Irish And Use It As An Excuse To Get Drunk Day, and this came up: How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Ireland?
stellanova
Mar. 14th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
There's a parade and a lot of people do go out drinking, but I haven't gone into the city centre on St Patrick's day for over ten years because it's just too much hassle. So for a lot of us it's just like an extra Bank Holiday which luckily gives us a long weekend this year.
enoneoftheabove
Mar. 14th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
'kay. I was curious, because I'd been told that it's not really celebrated in Ireland, but I suppose that just meant "They don't really celebrate the way we do."
chymerikaen
Mar. 14th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
I got to the dog costume and snorted milk out my nose.
Of course, now I'm entertaining myself by imagining all of the drivel they could sell for MLK day.
clanwilliam
Mar. 14th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
I was in the Incredibly Large Irish Tat shop on Westmorland Street yesterday and nearly wept. Although the rendition of Boolavogue really did it for me - militaryish accompaniment and Really Bad singer.

I was *very* tempted to buy the St Patrick costume for gmh - a tricolour robe, a suitable mitre and a bright green beard.
stellanova
Mar. 14th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC)
Speaking of your Irish jaunt, sorry I didn't get to see you while you were here - I saw your comment too late and Patsington and I were off in our fancy rustic retreat!
clanwilliam
Mar. 14th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
Shame. Some day we shall manage it. I think Leedy was supposed to be there, but I didn't see her (or if I did, she wasn't wearing her badge at the time).
khalinche
Mar. 14th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
The dog costume! OH MY EYES! It *burns*.

For all the Americans sodomise Scottish cultural representations, at least they don't do this to St Andrew's Day. Maybe it's because late November isn't a great time for parades.
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