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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

woo!



I've talked about this in previous years. My Human grew up in this stupid town called Rolla, Missouri. St. Pat's is the most important holiday there. It has to do with St. Patrick being called the Patron Saint of Engineers. Rolla has this university that teaches humans to drink large quantities of alcohol and to become Engineers. These are not the type of Engineers that drive trains around, though. You don't want those Engineers to be drunk. But apparently it is okay to be a drunken other type of Engineer.

I digress.

Each year in Rolla there is a big parade and festivities. One thing happens every year in Rolla that every dog can appreciate: They paint the main street (called Pine Street, because humans are stupid) green with a substance called Alice. What is in Alice, you might ask. Oh, just about everything you can imagine, including stuff that comes out of humans when they have consumed too much alcohol. The prestigious Knights of St Pat are the ones who are in charge of Alice. In the good old days new Knights were tossed into Alice as a part of their Knighting ceremony. It was a big honor. (Think about the smell!) But in the 1990's, the administration of the university decided that it was too much of a liability to have humans put in the goo.

It has been a tradition for many years that humans can buy St. Pat's sweatshirts (and other products). I've featured their designs the past 2 years. This year is no exception:



7 comments:

Tracey and Huffle said...

I'm a little scared of the snake in the design.

Huffle Mawson

Cyber-sibes said...

Top O' the morning!
They have a big S. Pat's parade here too. We steered clear. Mom said last year their were drunken humans rolling around in the streets of Newport well before noon! Maybe they were engineers?

Woos & a-roos,
Star McSibe and jack O'Roo

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Hmmm Daddy is an Irish Engineer too! I wonder.......
Happy St Patrick's Day!
-Kira

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

But now Mom has a Jefferson Airplane earworm...

Hooooomans are furry skhary khreatures when they are sober...I shudder about those ready to go ask Alice...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra O'Husky
PeeEssWoo: My word is almost fur woo: cusnites

Marigold said...

I DO hope that the humans at least have Peanuts with their green beer. Sometimes our water gets kind of green when too much hay falls into it. I suppose we should try drinking it this year and see what it is like. Happy St. Paddy's day!

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

Hey Unkey!! Happy St Patricks's day too woo!
PW,
CM

Hoop said...

OH I love your st patricks day post :) very cool

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