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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Alabama Go Bragh!

posted by on July 12 at 8:33 AM

Black Irish” is a term that refers to persons of Irish descent that possess dark brown or black hair, as opposed to the traditional blondish or red hair typical of we Irish folk. Please note that this post has absolutely, positively nothing to do with this information in any way whatsoever.

But sure and you betcha, me boy-o’! ‘Tis even better below, the tall tale is—- told in (ahem) traditional Celtic verse!

Fabulous! So proud to be Irish, I am! And say what you will about the news in Alabama, experts agree that the above report is at least 75% more credible than anything FOX News has EVER done. Word.

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"Could be a crack-head that got hold to the wrong stuff and it told him to get up in the tree and play a leprechaun."

Fucking priceless.

Posted by Carollani | July 12, 2007 9:05 AM


Posted by Mr. Poe | July 12, 2007 9:17 AM

My brother-in-law was sporting a t-shirt with the amateur sketch on it last spring. So weird.


Posted by Anthony Hecht | July 12, 2007 9:20 AM


Agreed -- this party started way back in the day! Still, it's a beloved internet classic on par with this gem (which also deserves some Slog time, in my opinion):

Posted by jackie treehorn | July 12, 2007 9:25 AM

That George Washington thing has been on here like 25 times. Dan's got a hardon for presidents with multiple wangs.

Posted by Joh | July 12, 2007 9:36 AM

I thought "black Irish" was more of a class thing, contrasting not with redheads but with "lace Irish".

Posted by Fnarf | July 12, 2007 9:37 AM

I crack wise about the lateness of Slog to the wherethegoldat party only to arrive late to the Dan loves dead prez who can kick you in half party.

What's that called again?

Lace Irish sounds hot. Can you introduce me to her?

Posted by jackie treehorn | July 12, 2007 9:54 AM

@6 - The Irish didn't originally have red/blond hair; that is a result of Viking invaders in the thirteenth century (when they said rape and pillage, they weren't kidding). Black Irish are those who don't have any Scandinavian in their bloodlines.

/The more you know...

Posted by LT L | July 12, 2007 9:54 AM

Fnarf, you could be technically correct - who knows, but having grown up around a lot of shamrock-on-sleeve Irish, I knew Black Irish to be the pale potato and cabbage eaters with dark eyes, black hair, and nary a freckle. It wasn't related to class or status. Merely a manner of differentiation from redheads or the like.
In Seattle, you'll always get an appreciative smile for calling someone correctly on their Black Irishness. No one gives a shit about 'em out here; there's just the singular redheaded 'Sully' stereotype.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | July 12, 2007 10:11 AM

why is he stranger always like 5 years behind the rest of the internet? i guess that's why it take forever to load my post.

Posted by why | July 12, 2007 10:33 AM

(In stern British accent)

"Actually, according to Occam's razor in which the simplest explanation is best, the woman in the car is most likely correct: It is, in fact, a crack-head in a tree. Cheerio."

Posted by Original Andrew | July 12, 2007 10:40 AM

This is definately one of the most racist posts to ever blemish the pages of SLOG.

You guys really are fucking bigots.

Posted by ecce homo | July 12, 2007 10:45 AM


What's worse, I was floating about in a raft at Madison Park last night making New Orleans Katrina jokes. I love good taste.

PS -- 96% of Slog posters are black; 51% of all people know that. You're not a 49% kind of objector, are you?

Posted by jackie treehorn | July 12, 2007 11:04 AM


Give it up asshole. Are you jealous that you don't work for the stranger? Don't you have other blogs to troll, or is the wait at the drive through you work at too long to navigate away from this page?

Posted by matt | July 12, 2007 11:44 AM

91% of the beliefs and customs of Irish-Americans have only a cursory relationship with actual Irishness or Irish customs. Virtually every Irish-American hotly believes that their ancestor came here with "Victoria's redcoats nipping at his heels", which isn't true. Even St. Patrick's Day is mostly an American phenomenon, though ironically it's now a big deal in Ireland too. Historically it wasn't, particularly (think "Cinco de Mayo"). But Ireland's the most aggressively marketed tourist destination in the world now, and one of the richest countries on earth, so even the Irish are now permanently celebrating cod-Irishness.

Just ask anyone who's been to Ireland about the "craic", a completely made word of extremely recent origin.

Posted by Fnarf | July 12, 2007 12:18 PM


Racism isn't funny, pointing at black people and laughing at their expense is racist and fucked up.

Get a clue.

Posted by ecce homo | July 12, 2007 12:25 PM

ecce homo @ 16,

Isn't the real problem that you're a racist?

Posted by Original Andrew | July 12, 2007 1:40 PM

Nice one, Adrian. Makes me be proud to be irish.

Posted by Redhead #18 | July 12, 2007 1:52 PM

Ecce is a self-hating fag with absolutely no sense of humor or intelligence to process that this post isn't racist. He has successfully developed a nasty purple yeast infection in his vagina that is his face. He is a victim. Ignore him.

Nobody fucks with Adrian! NOBODY!!1!

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 12, 2007 2:01 PM

Mr. Poe,

If your definition of self-hating is that I don't subject myself to truly self hating "Seattle Homo Culture" then count me in. I live a normal life and queers like you give us all a reputation that a majority of us have to CONSTANTLY deal with. Believe it or not, but a majority of gay men don't walk around sloberring over there own genitals, playing grab ass anytime they can, hating "straight society" because they wont embrace a deviant and promiscous life (not being gay, but rather the disgusting life that some of the Seattle gay community - and the stranger - embraces) and snorting pounds of crystal meth. Yes then I am self hating because I am in a loving and commited relatioship with my partner of 16 years, the proud parent of 2 children, work a full time job, and aspire to be what many on SLOG and in the Seattle gay community will never be - an upstanding member of society.

I hear that you got a ticket for lude conduct up at volunteer park. Had your court date yet, Bug Chaser?

Posted by ecce homo | July 12, 2007 2:16 PM

Oh Ecce, here you go again. Repeating the same shit over and over again. It's so fresh!

Maybe if you actually left the house to pursue some sort of social life, you'd begin to see how far-fetched and ridiculous your thoughts on the Seattle Gay Community are.

Oh, and I hope your kids grow up to hate you. Mwaha!

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 12, 2007 2:38 PM

@8 I was always told that my Black Irishness was the result of Spaniards intermixing with the Irish.

Posted by MC | July 12, 2007 2:39 PM

ecce homo @ 20,

You forgot to add how you're totally modest and non-judgmental.

Perhaps you'd feel more at home with the ghoulish Freepers over at Free Republic (shudder).

Please run along now.

Posted by Original Andrew | July 12, 2007 2:48 PM


While you are technicaly right, the Celts were dark little buggers, I've also herd the explenation that after the Brittish fleat properly fucked up the Spanish Armada some spanish ships turned tail and ran but in the wrong direction and got caught in a storm in the irish sea and were shipwrecked were apon some game irish lasses went for a spot of tall dark and handsome.I've also herd tell of a blue eye tribe of natives in new foundland whos orgin came about by way of some vikings picking up irish monks for good luck and shits and giggles and dropping them off in the virgin wilds of pre canadia.

Posted by pidgin | July 12, 2007 4:13 PM

@ 20

you really are an asshole

Posted by matt | July 13, 2007 8:47 AM

that spanish conquistador ship that had survivors of a shipwreck wash on ireland's shore is just a myth. so is the black irish vs. red concept in general. it's only here in america that that's been popularized.

but black irish is cooler.

Posted by kate | July 13, 2007 12:52 PM

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