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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!







Top o' the morning to ye all, from the whole Ichiban Gang, but especially from yours truly, Patrick Devlin Thompson!

6 Comments:

boleroid said...

Sean Connery = Scottish. Close, but no cigar.

Devlin Thompson said...

You are correct in terms of his actual origins, but the significance of the clip isn't Sir Sean himself, but his role as an Irishman in "Darby O'Gill And The Little People." As a man of Scots ancestry with a set of Irish names myself, I understand the desire to keep it all straight. Of course, most folks aren't that fastidious about such matters: we were all sitting around at work yesterday ragging on the kilted piper outside the "Irish Pub" across the street, playing Highland bagpipes rather than Uilleann pipes.On the other hand, at least it wasn't the usual mix of U2 and the Dropkick Murphys.

Devlin Thompson said...

Incidentally, I selected that clip primarily because I couldn't locate a good clip of the terrifying banshee sequence. It's a real pants-wetter (at least for children... and the incontinent).

Anonymous said...

In theme with the Irish / Scotish crossover check out Willy O'Winsbury by Sweeney's Men on you tube, a beautiful ballad. Happy Paddy's day {a lot of people are still celebrating here due to high unemployment and fu**k all else to do}

Anonymous said...

Why is there a donkey intercut in with the Them video for "Gloria" ?

Anonymous said...

The Here Comes the Nite is awesome....when you realize that we never got to see any of this ever on a screen in those years, it was all radio. And 45's. Van a young guy. Me too then (1965)

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