And don’t drink any of that green beer!
Happy Day after St. Patrick’s Day, Droogs!
Courtesy of The Highland Rovers
To all of you late-night St. Paddy’s Day revelers. This is one of my favorite comedy bits done by ’50s stand-up comic, Shelley Berman. My folks had a album of his which I played incessantly when I was a kid. Given that this is the morning after St. Pat’s I feel that it is appropriate.
Just in time to (potentially ) ruin the most important holiday in Ireland, there is a severe shamrock shortage which could seriously impact on the “wearing of the green,” according to leading botanist Dr. Declan Doogue of the Royal Irish Academy.
The shamrock was “hit hard” by the severe winter weather and “won’t be easily found” this week, said Doogue, who also stated the national plant was under threat because of modern farming methods.
In its place, bogus shamrock plants are being used, he said, stating that he hoped the shamrock that President Obama would receive from Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen would be the real thing.
Now all we have to do now is eat green bagels and drink green beer.