The servers at True BBQ are usually skeptical of a head chef who's a vegan, but they really thought Adam Brown was crazy on St. Patrick's Day.
I’ve been around long enough to know the unmistakable squeal of conventional wisdom being challenged. So, when my St. Patrick’s Day post — Are You Abusing Your Donors? — triggered a barrage of comments and protestations pro and con I knew some nerves had been struck. And it wasn’t because of leprechauns or green beer. It was […]
It was the luck of the Irish that some of the best displays of the northern lights of the past decade fell on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. The great shimmering curtains of green electrical light that hung high over the Emerald Isle were a result of Earth being hit by not one but two “coronal mass ejections” at the same time. Show More Summary
An 18-year-old University of South Carolina student Phi Kappa Alpha member, Charles Terreni Jr., was found dead in the fraternity house following a St. Patrick’s Day keg party. The coroner has released the autopsy results which reveal that the teen had a blood alcohol level that was over four times the legal limit. Show More Summary
Get well beyond green beer with this spiked shamrock shake (and other 'green' cocktails).
What are the chances your Grandma June was born in June? Or that your Uncle Patrick was born on St. Patrick’s Day? Can you say with reasonable certainty that your Great-Aunt Valerie was born in February? Baby name popularity changes from year to year and from state to state. Show More Summary
A few days ago, I looked at historical trends in seasonal name variation. It turns out Junes are more likely to be born in June than any other month and Patricks are more likely to be born on St. Patrick’s Day than any other day. I also made a slightly more puzzling discovery: The name Franklin has historically been more common on Jan. Show More Summary
A St. Patrick’s Day solar storm will send a torrent of green-hued northern lights across much of the United States on Tuesday evening, as a fierce solar storm impacts the Earth’s upper atmosphere. If the storm holds up at its current...Show More Summary
In Sunday’s web extension of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver had a few choice words for April Fool’s Day, a holiday he described as “to comedy as St. Patrick’s Day is to Irish culture.” Listen to him describe why pranks are terrible, and why you shouldn’t mess with your friends or family today: And, if you are so […]
It finally feels like spring though, don’t get me wrong, I adore winter with its bare bones and harsh beauty, but it is nice to step outsdie without my body tensing up. Actually, it does in a kind of conditioned response, but then relaxes again immediately. So, with spring veg like asparagus on my mind […]
"April Fool's Day is to comedy what St. Patrick's Day is to Irish culture."
Last Night Tonight's John Oliver continued his holiday tradition of deflating dumb holidays Sunday night by going after April Fool's Day, which "is to comedy what St. Patrick's Day is to Irish culture."
Last Week Tonight had this great compilation: There is also this classic from the Simpsons. Look of out for the petrol bomber who looks a lot like the late great Gerry Anderson:
'April Fools' Day is to comedy what St. Patrick's Day is to Irish culture.’ John Oliver does not like April Fools’ Day. As a matter of fact, he believes that “anyone who claims to be excited for April Fools’ Day is probably a sociopath...Show More Summary
The aurora borealis that took place on St. Patrick's day was spectacular, but aside from being the strongest geomagnetic storm in a decade, there's another reason it was special. It was the first time that thousands of citizen scientists tweeted about the aurora to help NASA construct a detailed global map of the event. Read more...
Post by Mary Fischer. We initially thought the last time we'd see her before her second baby arrives was during her St. Patrick's Day outing, but fortunately, Kate Middleton's real final appearance happened today, where she gave us one last glimpse of her bump in a gorgeous hot pink coat. Show More Summary
We don't know the details of how young African-American University of Virginia student Martese Johnson ended up with a bloodied face outside the Trinity Irish Pub on St. Patrick's Day. Yes, he was 20 and the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) in the United States is 21. Show More Summary
Criminal cases are being pursued against a handful of people stemming from the mayhem that erupted on the night of St. Patrick's Day along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, the Hennepin County attorney's office has announced. Several...Show More Summary
Yesterday, the NYPD announced the arrests of three suspects wanted for last week's St. Patrick's Day brawl in Midtown. Police say the three alleged attackers turned themselves in. [ more › ]
Jersey City bruiser Louis Rezzonico, 21, is facing assault charges for walloping one victim with a glass bottle and kicking another in the head outside O’Brien’s Irish Pub on W. 43rd St., cops said.