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March 17 2009

Happy St Patricks Day from Angel! Irish Angel artist Stephen Mooney's tribute to Paddy's Day and Angel's Irish roots.

Original post here : http://eclecticmicks.blogspot.com/2009/03/liam-and-me-were-gonna-fck-you-up.html

I always hoped there would be a Paddy's day episode...hmmm...maybe an idea of a comic?:)

Ah, it's marvelous, 'tis.
LMAO! That is great.
Wow. The idea of Angel actually saying that cracks me up. Excellent drawing.
Aw, that's fun, hehe
I can just imagine the "OI-rish."
Green is always in style.
That's fantastic! Love him! (heh, both Angel and Stephen)
Well, that couldn't be any cheesier. :D
Well at least he's not eating corned beef and cabbage. Yet to meet anyone here who eats that :). And hey, it's a public holiday here so I have the day off work.
This is way cool of Mr Mooney, and anyway, at least Angel's not drinking GREEN beer!

Now, if only he was saying "Tabhair póg dom, is Éireannach mé!"
Haha! I love it! I can definitely imagine David saying that, but maybe not Angel. Would be funny though.
Happy St Patrick's Day!
Ah, yes, St. Patrick's Day. See, that means nothing here ;). But everyone that has the day off and/or is planning to celebrate/party: have fun!

Also enjoyed the drawing. Fun cheesiness all around :).
Simon, I've had corned beef and cabbage plenty in Ireland. Perhaps not up North though.
I think the Ulster Fry is our national dish up here.
Is there a unique component to it Simon ? Like white pudding/haggis/rowies/tatty scones in Scotland or Lava bread in Wales ? Cos you must have some food that no-one else in the world/UK is mad enough to eat ;).

And happy St Patrick's day. If you're going out remember it's a school night, moderation in all things (including moderation of course ;).
Great likeness.
Ulster Fry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SSL20256.jpg

*nom nom nom*
Alright lads and lassies!
Just an actual, sincere Paddy's day wish.
I've no desire to perpetuate groundless stereotypes, especially on such an esteemed and austere forum, but still...
Lets try and keep the brawling, whoring and the letting strange, soft-lilted beautiful blondes nibble our necks to a minimum this year, eh?
Because the next Liam, well it could be.... YOU.
Or me, it could be me.
We promise nothing Stephen.....and judging by the crowds out last night in Cork the rest of the population of Ireland promises nothing either:) Bloody hell it was busy!
Don't really get the extra busyness myself - since when did any Celt need an excuse for a piss-up ? Maybe it's tourists ;).

*nom nom nom*

Yep, second that Caroline. Just had an "all-day-breakfast" sandwich but it's not the same (and it seems like soda bread might be the USP - not had that elsewhere).

Or me, it could be me.

Ooh, me, me !

(put it this way, if Julie Benz really were the poster child for vampirism I doubt they'd have a recruitment problem. And thanks for the sketch Stephen, nice one ;)
Isn't it true though? I mean, just how sexy is Darla/Benz at the end of the day?
Very, very sexy. Ridiculously so.
Pathetic aside - Saje! I lurked on this site for a years before joining, and your posts were always my favourites sir.
-giggle-
Is there a unique component to it Simon ?


We have a special pork cut called bacon here. Also soda farls and potato bread. Which must deep fat fried.
Pathetic aside - Saje! I lurked on this site for a years before joining, and your posts were always my favourites sir.


Aww, no fair! Saje writes so many of 'em, some are bound to be funny. I'm sure we could all get there, if we had the law of averages on our side ;).
Aint that the truth. Throw enough crap at the wall, somethin's bound to stick...
Hey, i'm sitting right here !

;-)

We have a special pork cut called bacon here.

I don't really see that catching on.
/me is looking forward to umpteenth (50th? 55? 60? Lost count a decade ago.) trip to Dublin at the end of the month. Nom. Very. Nom.

Stephen, you don't happen to have a brother called James who is a photographer, do you?
I got nothin'
Well..hoping to see U2 in a few months..does that count?
Hey, i'm sitting right here !


Sorry, big man! (or.. small man.. or man-of-average heigth and build... I really have no idea what you look like, Saje, to be honest ;))

I should really go to Ireland sometime, so I can go to concerts of The Frames, Bell X1, Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, etcetera in their natural habitats. I think I may be in love with the Irish music scene. Or at least that part of it. But despite being so close, I've never actually been. Heh.
Just picture pretty much the epitome of "international man of mystery" and that's me GVH. Only not like Austin Powers, he totally ruined it for the rest of us.

And yep, also never been to Ireland (and i'm even closer) though all being well i'm getting a connecting flight via Belfast next month so i'll get to see some of what the airport has to offer - I expect big things ;).
I expect big things ;)

You mean Simon?
Simon, Caroline: Umm, bacon is kinda-sorta "yniversal," altho what it's eaten with and when varies.

From waht I've read, cooking cabbage with corned beef first evolved in US cities, where the Irish immigrants were living near to Jewish, German, SLovak etc. immigrants who used corned beef regularly so it was available, relatively cheap as meats went, and cooked with cabbage and potatoes could feed a large family for a couple days. Plausibly, some cooks in Ireland would pick up on it for tourist-y r easons.
My ex wife and her younger sisters and their mother's side of the family had a more middle-class preference (they're from northern Philadelphia originally, not anymore though) for ham as the meat,b ut still boiled in a pot with the cabbage so I learned to make that.

Shep; Angel might share the sentiment but yes, it'd be an odd thing for any vampire to say. And the correct repsonse "And the rest of the day to you" would be even sillier. besides, I think David is Czech, not that that matters in the States.

Stephen, Saje; Yes. unless you're very fussy about being alive, like my Mary Sue character Jared.
You mean Simon?

Maybe not quite that big ;).

[ edited by Saje on 2009-03-17 15:34 ]
'Stephen, you don't happen to have a brother called James who is a photographer, do you?'

Not that I know of Caroline, although lord knows my daddy was a busy fella, god bless him.
Really, DaddyCatALSO? I didn't know that about bacon. I thought it was almost exclusively Polish.
*smack*

Whoops, slipped in some left-over sarcasm, there ;)

Just picture pretty much the epitome of "international man of mystery" and that's me GVH. Only not like Austin Powers, he totally ruined it for the rest of us.


Okay, so I'm now basically picturing a walking fashion disaster with no face, Saje. Or, possibly, Derek Zoolander. Both work for me ;).
I can't turn left you insensitive clod !

(and I prefer 'walking fash-apocalypse')
Here in the States we mostly use today as an excuse to drink excessively and ritualistically dye things green.
We celebrate it here by watching unfunny episodes of the Simpsons before the Americans.
Wow that's actually kind of worse than cheap beer with food coloring.
Here we don't do nothing, I don't even get to slap anyone! I wish I was Irish, that accent is one of the most awesome accents there are.
Here everyone else gets shit-faced while I sit around grumbling about how "I don't celebrate my own Saint's day, don't see why I should celebrate someone else's". Then I kick a cat or send a small child up a chimney or something.

Wow that's actually kind of worse than cheap beer with food coloring.

I did like 'How to Make Green Beer' though, you have to admire a DIY article that basically amounts to "Take beer. Add green.".
Aww, no fair! Saje writes so many of 'em, some are bound to be funny. I'm sure we could all get there, if we had the law of averages on our side ;).

Well, he didn't actually say he found Saje funny, GVH. Maybe he finds his posts deeply moving?

Sorry, big man! (or.. small man.. or man-of-average heigth and build... I really have no idea what you look like, Saje, to be honest ;))

He has eyes, I'm pretty sure. He totally gave it away one time. But given that there are, we suspect, at least six of him, there could be a big one, a small one... and so on. I think they all have eyes. Can't be sure of that, though.

I forgot it was St. Patrick's, which makes me a very bad half-Irish. I'd better go add some green to some beer before my father finds out.
Would you say you are a "greenhorn half-Irish"?
... I'm sorry, I'll shut up now.
Not a bit of it, cattle humour's too thin on the ground on the W'esque if you ask me.

Maybe he finds his posts deeply moving?

Some of them are bound to be everything catherine (including moving). That's the beauty of the shit throwing method. Usually I don't even look at what i'm typi'G#\IKG#A\RHAHJUAEKMGTRJEZSRYYSEZSDVDVGFq\eftrzwerhng.

And height-wise the gestalt entity which identifies as 'Saje' essays a perfectly normal distribution. Its mean height is 18.3 feet but the distribution's normal.
G#\IKG#A\RHAHJUAEKMGTRJEZSRYYSEZSDVDVGFq\eftrzwerhng.

See... that made me cry.
It's the AEKMGT that gets most people. Just the senselessness of it all.
I can see that. but the eftrzwerhng at the end was really like a punch in the gut. I need that green beer now. *sniff*
Well, don't forget to first get the beer and then add the green. It seems a small step but it trips a lot of people up (I mean, the poor souls that haven't read the relevant illuminating article obviously).
It sure looks like there already has been some green beer consuming going around here.
That advice was just a few minutes too late, Saje. I got the green first, then tried adding beer. It didn't work out. Now I just have beer-flavored green, and what am I going to do with that?
besides, I think David is Czech, not that that matters in the States.


I know that, but I was talking more about his personality - if David was Irish, he would say that. Besides, he likes Guinness anyway! - http://draftmag.com/magazine/articles/13
Now I just have beer-flavored green, and what am I going to do with that?

I dunno, you're probably stuck with it unfortunately catherine (there's a lot of cheap foreign beer-flavoured green floating about at the moment so the market's gone to hell). Unless you can palm it off as pure green onto someone with a beer surplus ?
Crap. Well... does anybody need some extra really great quality green that may smell just ever so slightly of beer?
Aw, stereotype griping aside I think its totally cute! I love it! :) Now all we need is one of Spike/William and they could be drinking buddies.

... get it, drinking buddies?! AHAH. Vampire humor. Hee-larious.
[This space was reserved to comment on the hilarity of Saje and catherine's conversation, but words fail to desribe it. We now return you to your regular posting and/or reading. HAND.]
Caroline; As Gosh is my judge, I really, really thought Simon was being serious.

Saje: I'd ask what saint's day you fail to observe but I wouldn't want to embarass you in case you meant Dympna :-).

Shep; Yes, I'd imagine he would.
Heh, had to look Dympna up DCA. Nah though (well that's my story anyway ;), St Andrew's the saint in question and 30th November would be the equivalent day for me. Never really bothered with it (i'll generally raise a glass on Burns' night instead).
Either a good enough choice, and "A man's a man for a' that."
DaddyCatALSO--

Yep, DB is Czech-Italian (Italian from the Italo-Slovene border, anyway... He looks very Czech to me, though. He identifies with his Italian roots most, it seems.).

A twitch of remembrance for dear Glenn Quinn today.

And yeah, everyone in America turns Irish on St. Patty's Day, no matter how distant (or non-existent) the lineage is.

Irish and probably everything else is in there somewhere in that time since 1632 that my family has been in the New World; though English, Danish, Scottish and German are my main ones. Give it long enough and rape-and-pillage Vikings can turn into an Anglican reverend and Quakers! ...and Auntie Em and Uncle Henry complete with farms and tornado shelters on my mother's side. Heck, there are Native American family rumors, too. There's probably everything in there. Yay to the melting pot of American mutts and all the places we hail from.

Happy St. Patty's, Stephen Mooney! You're my favorite comic artist out of the whole bunch by far!

[ edited by NileQT87 on 2009-03-18 05:20 ]

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