Monday of this week was the 17th of March, so this column is dedicated to St. Patrick's Day and the celebration of another saint who was chosen entirely at random.
Have A Gay St. Patrick's Day
The Celts were the ancient people who lived in what is now modern Britain, Ireland, Gaul and elsewhere. According to 'The Mystica' Web site, there is evidence in ancient literature suggesting that Celtic warriors engaged in homosexuality. The Web site mentions one ancient author, Drodorus, who wrote that while Celtic women were tall, brave and charming, Celtic men paid little attention to them. 'They longed instead for the embrace of one of their own sex, lying on animal skins and tumbling around with a lover on either side. It is particularly surprising they attached no value to either dignity or decency, offering their bodies to each other without further ado. This was not regarded as at all harmful; on the contrary, if they were rejected in their approaches, they felt insulted.'
I was just wondering, do you suppose that Fred Phelps has ever protested the Irish because they speak Gaelic?
May One Suck It?
Saint Patrick's name at birth was Maewyn Succat.
You would think that Aer Lingus, the national airline of Ireland, would be the favorite airline of the Lesbian community.
Been There, Laid Him
Blarney Castle (where the Blarney Stone is found) was built in 1446 by Cormac Laidhim McCarthy.
Little Jim's Is An Irish Pub?
According to one Web site, a Leprechaun is a type of fairy, and looks like a little old man.
Why They Never Wear Green At The Chicago Eagle
One tradition of St. Patrick's Day is that if you don't wear green on March 17, people can pinch you.
Save The Wales
While not as widely known as St. Patrick's Day, in Wales the whole country celebrates St. David's Day on March 1.
Dewi Python's Flying Circus?
St. David is also known as 'Dewi Sant,' and he is said to have been the son of Sant, the son of Ceredig, who was prince of Ceredigion, a region in South-West Wales, and Dewi was also son of Non, the daughter of a local chieftain, according to legend the niece of King Arthur, the half-brother of Thorgier, the priest of Ljosa water, who took to wife Thurunn, the mother of Thorkel Braggart, the slayer of Gudmund the powerful, who knew Howal, the son of Geernon, the son of Eric from Valdalesc, son of Arval Gristlebeard, son of Harken, who killed Bjortguaard in Sochnadale in Norway over Gudreed, daughter of Thorkel Long, the son of Kettle-Trout, the half son of Harviyoun Half-troll, father of Ingbare the Brave, who with Isenbert of Gottenberg the daughter of Hangbard the Fierce ...
Dewi Flag Yellow?
The leak ... errrrrr, I meant to say the 'leek' is the national emblem of Wales. Sorry.
It's A Clear Yellow Broth
The Scot's cook 'Cock-A-Leekie Soup.'
According to legend, St. David once rose a youth from death, and milestones in his life were marked by the appearance of springs of water. I have, on occasion, caused one part of some guys to rise up, and that included the sudden flowing of liquid as well.
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