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Now this is something that did make me go wtf for a moment..

 

Drinks, Cupcakes, and Terrorists

 

Whilst celebrating St.Patricks day in the US.. you can get both a drink and a cupcake named "The Irish Car Bomb"...

 

As the man says, just how would folks in the US feel if we came up with a "Flaming Twin Towers" drink to enjoy?

 

There's poking humour at things, and then there's crossing over certain lines..

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As the man says, just how would folks in the US feel if we came up with a "Flaming Twin Towers" drink to enjoy?

Looks like I need to get my drink recipes going. Easiest would be two shot glasses, side by side, lit up.

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Linky no worky but the drink itself has been around over 30 years. I suppose theres someone that can get offended at anything.

 

EDIT: *sigh* The board software edited out c0cktails from the URL.

 

It's always the smallest details....

 

Yeah, I know, stange me. Losing family to said car bombs and finding drinks named after them is a really irrational response.

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I, for one, am disgusted by the naming of this drink.

Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Lets start at the beginning, do you know what a "bomb" shot is?

 

Yes, I do know what a "bomb" shot is.

 

But there's a wee bit of difference between giving something a shall we say, generic name in the vein of "bombs/explosions" etc to follow that type of shot. Compared to naming it in a way that specifically references a rather nasty terrorist era where you personally lost family.

 

Not trying to be overly-sensitive here or argue the fact, just.. hell, can you imagine how a New Yorker would react to a "Flaming Twin Tower" drink? It might not seem that way to you, but it has the same sort of emotional references to people in areas of Ireland and England.

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Yes, I do know what a "bomb" shot is.

 

But there's a wee bit of difference between giving something a shall we say, generic name in the vein of "bombs/explosions" etc to follow that type of shot. Compared to naming it in a way that specifically references a rather nasty terrorist era where you personally lost family.

 

Not trying to be overly-sensitive here or argue the fact, just.. hell, can you imagine how a New Yorker would react to a "Flaming Twin Tower" drink? It might not seem that way to you, but it has the same sort of emotional references to people in areas of Ireland and England.

 

If it makes you feel better its only called "Irish" because its composed of Guiness, Baileys and Jameson. Theres tons of "bomb" shots out there: Jagr Bombs, Cherry Bombs, even an Obama. How dare they besmirch the POTUS! :p

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Come on everybody, let's join hands and sing that traditional celtic refrain: "All englishmen are bastards."

 

So long as they're just glorifying their past terrorism, rather than perpetrating new atrocities on english soil, i'm fine with it. Of course i'm not on patrol on the falls road, worrying that the half house bricks thrown at me might be swapped for a hi frag at any moment.

 

Then again i've never met an alcoholic beverage that I didn't get on with splendidly.

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Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

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Of course i'm not on patrol on the falls road, worrying that the half house bricks thrown at me might be swapped for a hi frag at any moment.

 

Yeah, those hi frags keep coming at poor old sweet English men all the time these days. But hey if you're tired of those bricks coming at you, you can always take out your SA-82 and shoot a dozen of unarmed civilians and say they had hi frag in their hands, avoid any punishment and get decorated by the Queen. The good old paratrooper way...

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Ha, bloody mary sunday. Good one.

Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

Tea for the teapot!

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On the one hand, I'm sorry to hear you lost someone, mate. On the other hand I personally find that American 'patriotism' about Ireland mocks the whole business far more effectively than anything I've ever seen.

 

Also, WTHF is an SA82? The standard assault rifle, but it plays

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Having just now figured out how to read Raithe's link (had the same problem as my link, c0cktail in the URL), Ive never heard of this:

 

"I know that in the US, the IRA were portrayed as heroes while the British forces were monsters. The propaganda machine was well oiled and made sure that so much of the cash used to purchase parts for the car bombs came from these shores."

 

Perhaps I was too young but I dont ever recall the IRA being lauded as heroes while the British were monsters.

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Having just now figured out how to read Raithe's link (had the same problem as my link, c0cktail in the URL), Ive never heard of this:

 

"I know that in the US, the IRA were portrayed as heroes while the British forces were monsters. The propaganda machine was well oiled and made sure that so much of the cash used to purchase parts for the car bombs came from these shores."

 

Perhaps I was too young but I dont ever recall the IRA being lauded as heroes while the British were monsters.

Probably not exactly universally, but they did have a mass of sympathizers and funders in the US, most of whom would have been described as "regular, honest folk" in general.

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Having just now figured out how to read Raithe's link (had the same problem as my link, c0cktail in the URL), Ive never heard of this:

 

"I know that in the US, the IRA were portrayed as heroes while the British forces were monsters. The propaganda machine was well oiled and made sure that so much of the cash used to purchase parts for the car bombs came from these shores."

 

Perhaps I was too young but I dont ever recall the IRA being lauded as heroes while the British were monsters.

 

I wouldn't say it was mainstream, but NorAid raised a lot of money for the IRA. Money spent on bombs and bullets, so I've been told.

 

I just looked at the Wiki page for NorAid, and it's been hilariously truncated. Regardless, many whip-rounds went on in pubs in Boston etc.

 

Make your own mind up, I feel. But for myself I'm keen to move on. I have nothing but contempt for terrorists, but waffling about it merely fans the embers of what should be a dead conflict.

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Happy St Patrick's Day, to all!

 

After all, St. Patrick was English. :geek:

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues

 

tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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