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Is it still politically correct to make fun of the Irish?

January 5, 2013

So what happened was, Chris Cillizza wrote a list of the “three worst holidays,” and James Wigderson took issue with his #2:

St Patrick’s Day? C’mon. But St. Valentine’s Day and “Sweetest Day” aren’t on the list?

Cillizza said St. Patrick’s Day is the second-worst holiday, see, right between New Year’s Eve and Halloween, unless you’ve got kids.

Wigderson’s indignant response: just enroll your daughter in a Riverdance class or, if that’s not an option…

…watch The Quiet Man and have a good Shepherd’s Pie. Or put the young kids to bed early and watch Michael Collins, one of the few times Julia Roberts is tolerable. Go see some real Irish cultural event, or spend an evening reading Irish poetry.

Irish poetry? For an entire evening? Can you do that without having to rhyme “Nantucket?”

2 Comments
  1. January 5, 2013 9:03 am

    Is Cillizza a real name?

    Maybe he kept Valentines and Sweetest day off the list cause, you know, there not real holidays. Then again neither is New Years. I don’t know why the library has to be closed for the changing of the calenders.

  2. January 5, 2013 4:13 pm

    Sweetest Day is a bit regional. I hadn’t heard of it until I came back to Wisconsin for the university, and I haven’t heard of it since except from Wisconsin bloggers.

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