Further explanation for St Pat’s…because someone asked.
If you celebrate today by wearing green or havin’ a pint or such, that’s okay. What’s important is that you know from whence the traditions come, you have
a healthy respect for Irish heritage, and your celebratory activities don’t play on cruel stereotypes.
year, I got together with a bunch of Irish-descended friends and had a
heritage blast. We made Irish foods like corned beef & cabbage, colcannon, shortbread, and suchlike, and then we all sat down and
watched Boondock Saints. Most of us wore green, and we got rip-roaring drunk over the course of the evening. (Then again, that’s most of our parties…anyway.)
It’s all about knowing where stuff comes
from. Traditions like the wearing of the green are an important part of Irish heritage,
and you need see it as such, and not just as popular shtick. Same goes for a
lot of other Irish-related stuff today.
It’s about celebrating the culture while not reinforcing negative stereotypes, and it’s not hard.
Just…don’t pretend you’re “Irish for the day” if you’re not already. Don’t pinch people who didn’t wear green. Don’t put on a fake accent or dress like a leprechaun. Don’t make derogatory jokes. Don’t make a mockery of Ireland or it’s people or their culture.
You wouldn’t want someone making fun of your home country. So don’t do it to someone else’s.
And for Irish-Americans (and those who wish they were), today’s a GREAT day to learn about Irish heritage. Ask your family members for stories. Look up surnames online to see where they’re from. Read up on Irish and American-Irish history. Read some Irish folktales. Pop in some tunes by an Irish band.
And let’s all raise a glass to better days. May the roofs over our heads never fall in and may the friends beneath them never fall out. :)
Fall out boy going over song lyrics to “sugar we’re going down”
[p1: I’mma need you to say these lyrics a little bit slower, Patrick. Patrick: We’re going down down. p1: (quietly) okay Patrick: (quickly and mushed together) inanearlierround. p1:(shouting) Those aren’t words, Patri-]
I want to know everything there is to know about Solas’s hat in Wicked Eyes, Wicked Hearts. I want a cutscene of Solas just explaining his outfit. I want Patrick Weekes to just sit down with me for a few hours to answer all of my questions.
Is he just wearing it to conceal his baldness? Or is it traditional Elven formal wear? Did he pick it out himself? Or did Josephine pull him aside before the ball and explain how baldness is offensive in Orlesian culture? Why does it come with a random metal thing attached to his nose? Why is it shaped like a Hersey’s Kiss? Does Vivienne approve of his fashion choices, or did she pretend she’s never met him? Is a metal hat comfortable? If it’s armored, why isn’t he wearing it during the fight scenes?
The album was Fall Out Boy’s breakthrough mainstream success. The title is taken from a line in the 1936 children’s book “The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf. In the story, a bull named Ferdinand would rather sniff flowers under a cork tree than participate in fights. Commenting on the record’s lyrical themes, Wentz said: "There is honesty in our music, and I think people appreciate it. We have never dumbed down to teenagers by writing songs about being in high school and having your locker jammed… We have always had the respect that they are going to figure out these songs for themselves and come up with their own interpretations.”