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Colour by Numbers in Stockholm, Sweden

In cities across the globe, color-changing lights on buildings and towers are used to celebrate everything from the Fourth of July to St. Patrick's Day, but the permanent light installation Colour by Numbers in Stockholm's Telefonplan tower may be the only one in the world that can be controlled by anyone with a phone. Show More Summary

Hot stove alert: Free agency begins March 10

Dislike your favorite team’s roster? Take heart: By St. Patrick’s Day, it could be much, much different. The 2015 NFL league year will begin Tuesday, March 10, the NFL disclosed Wednesday as it released the opening portion of its annual calendar. With the new league year comes the start of unrestricted free agency, one of…

Gay group to march in Boston’s St Patrick’s Day parade for first time in 2015

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A gay group will march in the Boston St Patrick’s Day parade for the first time next year, earning praise from the city’s mayor and ire from within the ranks of organizers. The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which has organized the parade for more than 20 years, voted Monday night 5-4 to...

Paging Bill Donohue

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: For the first time in its history, the sponsors of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade will allow a group representing the gay community to participate, drawing cheers from Mayor Martin Walsh, who boycotted the event last year over the exclusion. Show More Summary

Gay Veterans To March In Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade - VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will next year include representatives of gay veterans group OutVets

Gay veterans' group says to march in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The leader of a Boston group of gay U.S. military veterans said on Tuesday his organization had reached a deal to march in the city's St. Patrick's Day parade, which has long banned openly gay groups. Show More Summary

Gay veterans will be allowed in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade next year

Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade organizers have announced that a group representing gay veterans will be allowed to march in the parade next year. The South Boston Allied War Veterans council voted 5-4 on Monday night to allow members...Show More Summary

Black Friday

Every year we call the day after Thanksgiving Black Friday. It’s not technically a national holiday—although many companies give people the day off, there is mail delivery and federal offices are open—but like St. Patrick’s Day and Super...Show More Summary

I'm Dreaming of a Black Friday

I'd like to add a few holidays to our already crowded holiday calendar: Thanksgiving-Up: a day of gratitude for things about which we've said, "Fuck it!" St. Patricks Day After: an international day of barfing. Immemorial Day: I can't...Show More Summary

Ironically, Thanksgiving is starting to catch on in Great Britain

The United States is a great importer and transformer of other people's holidays — St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras — but it looks like America is now exporting one of its own. Yes, reports "savvy shopper" Harriet Arkell in Britain's Daily Mail, Thanksgiving is becoming a thing in England. Show More Summary

Szechuan Impression skewers all expectations

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Bobo chicken, at least as interpreted at Szechuan Impression, is a party in a pot, a ceramic pot that strongly resembles a novelty St. Patrick's Day hat, half-filled with chile-laced broth and with long bamboo skewers sticking up from the vessel in almost comic profusion, like spines from a...

Photo of the day – mountain rescue team

3 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

  Photo by: Marty O’Connor A mountain rescue team coming of Croagh Patrick on reek Sunday. Every team on the island attends to provide cover for up to 20,000 pilgrims climbing the mountain on the last Sunday of July. The exercise starts around 3.00 the night before when the teams deploy, A team can deal with more...

Cardinal welcomes lifting of ban on gay banner by N.Y. St. Patrick’s Day parade

3 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

NEW YORK — After years of strong resistance, organizers of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade said this week that gay men and lesbians will be allowed to march under their own banner for the first time, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan — the parade’s grand marshal next March — has welcomed the move. Read full article >>

Lay’s Confirms Those Bright Green Chips Are Meant To Look Like That

Imagine you open up a bag of Lay’s Barbecue potato chips and, among the expected rust-colored discs of fried tubers you find a pair of bright green chips that look like some sort of St. Patrick’s Day gimmick. Turns out these chips are supposed to look like that; they just shouldn’t have ended up in your bag. A Reddit user … [More]

Mighty Quinn: Sept. 20

“Hi, Mighty, Tim (Honest Tim) Myles here with a benefit I hope your loyal readers will support it. Today at 1 p.m. the 6th Annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day walk in memory of Bernadine Quinn will be held. She was a local barmaid and pub owner who succumbed to cancer. Show More Summary

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Gays Are OK As Long As They Don't Do Anything Gay

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has been the target of withering criticism from Catholics after saying that he'll stay on as the grand marshal of next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade even though the entire celebration is totally going to be ruined by the inclusion of one LGBT group. Show More Summary

Catholic League: We're Still Boycotting The Anti-God Bullies At Guinness Beer

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"We are now half-way to St. Patrick’s Day, and many will be tipping a few in anticipation of the March 17, 2015 parades and celebrations. For several reasons, the Guinness boycott must continue. First, we should remember that this corporate bully tried to shove its secular agenda down our throats by punishing the New York City St. Show More Summary

NEW YORK CITY: HRC Applies To March In 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today applied to have an Irish-American contingent from the organization included as an official participant in next year's St. Show More Summary

Catholic League President Opts Out of NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Catholic League President Bill Donahue--a frequent, high-volume television commentator on Church topics--appears to have taken the position that New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade has virtually nothing to do with St. Patrick, being Irish, or being Catholic. Show More Summary

Cardinal Dolan and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad St. Patrick's Day Parade

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is going to be the Grand Marshal of the next St. Patrick's Day parade in New York. Which was fine and dandy until the parade organizers decided to allow a LGBT group to march with a banner.So now you'll see a wide variety of Catholics speaking up on whether Dolan should still be Grand Marshal. Show More Summary

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