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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St Patrick's Day!


So, once again it is St. Patrick's Day. It seems like it was just last year that we had St. Patrick's Day. But here it is once again.

I have mentioned in previous years that my Human grew up in this stupid town called Rolla, MO. They don't have a lot to be proud about there. But they have this university there that used to be called the Missouri School of Mines. Then they started calling it University of Missouri at Rolla. But now they call it MST, which doesn't stand for Mighty Siberian Turbo. It stands for Missouri [University of] Science [and] Technology. (The "University of" and the "and" are silent.)

So that school teaches humans about science and technology, apparently. I guess engineering is something like science and technology because they are famous for teaching people engineering. This St. Patrick guy is supposed to be the patron saint of engineering. My Human (who is not an engineer) says that it has something to do with St. Pat driving the snakes out of Ireland. Snakes look something like worms. Engineers made worm-drives, so...

Anyway, human logic is weird.

Back to that stupid town of Rolla. Every year the M[Uo]S[a]T has a big party to celebrate St. Patrick's day. Part of the celebration involves humans buying St Pat's sweatshirts. Each year they come out with new ones. There are many engineer humans who have shirts from many, many years. Here is the design of this year's shirt:

They also have other celebrations. If you want to read what I wrote last year about Alice, click here. Or if you doubt my spin, read this link. Here's more about the painting of Pine Street for you scholars.

Unfortunately, I did not make it down to Rolla to campaign for the US House of Representatives. I have a feeling that the citizens and visitors to Rolla may have been very receptive to the message of this dog running for office.


Unknown said...

Don't party too hard Turbo, you don't want the human to have to carry you home! :p

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Marigold said...

It is too bad they don't have shoe festival. That could explain where all my SPAM comes from. Anyway, Happy St. Patrick's day!

Donna said...

I hope the humans don't try to make us drink green water unless the green is some kind of cool new life form, and then it might gain a dog's interest. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Jake of Florida said...

Our human dad, who is a 'gineer, went to a different MO school: WASH YOU. We think that's why we have to have baths from time to time and why our human mom is always washing our(and her)paws.

We're wearing green bandananas and we had two greenie treats -- but that's as far as we'll go to celebrate today. No green water. No green beer.

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day -

Mom says her dad's engineer training was fur metal and urgy -

He went to a Pawsylvania skhhool that is now WIDEner U (might be some kind of Malamute term) -

Khyra O'Wise & Khousin Merdie O'Hennel

D.K. Wall said...

Careful. They might try to dye your fur green. You know those crazy engineer types.

Shmoo said...

the emblem looks very tasty.


Jack & Moo said...

No wonder even humans don't understand other humans. Who can follow the logic?

Happy St. Pat's Day!

Jack O'Roo & Molly Moo