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Sunday, February 5, 2012

It's Going To Get Irish Around Here

It seems I've been too busy to feckin' post anything this past week and some of you might be wondering where in bloody hell I've been. Well I'm not gonna tell ya. You might be wondering "Why isn't she telling us why?"  And I would answer "It's because I'm Irish and when the shit really hits that fan, we tend to clam up."

And because I'm feeling particularly Irish right now, I'm going to present you with an Irish stand-up comedian by the name of Dylan Moran, knowing full well that many of you won't understand a word he says, because he has an Irish accent. And to make it even harder to understand, Dylan's talking about something very Irishy; the differences between Catholics and Protestants.


If you understood him, that's grand. If you didn't, let me know and I'll send a translator over to your house to paint your house and drink all your liquor.

I'll be back to commenting on pages tonight and tomorrow and I'll be getting in touch with some of you privately via DM or e-mail before Monday to tell you where I've been. 

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  1. Glad you will be back! and All this talk of Irish Biscuits is making me hungry, oh the shame!

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    1. I feel guilty just watching the vid!

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  2. I'll pass on the translator....I need my liquor. Besides, I'm part Irish, I get it! Not really, what the feck is he saying?

    We've missed you...been wondering where you been!

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    1. I'll be posting, just much less than normal. This blogger needs a break!

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  3. Glad to hear you're back Anne, Dylan Moran is awesome!

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    1. I really like him too. I haven't gotten to see him live though. One day maybe....

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  4. Well, alright. Don't tell us. That's cool.

    As for the video, I understood! Sure I had to rewind a few times (and kinda wanted it to be longer..) but I'm also game for the translator. The house needs painting and I've got a lot of liquor that I don't know how to get rid of. Too much.

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    1. I would have put up a longer one, but last time I put up Tiernan I had to post him twice (you remember that don't you!).

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  5. I'm not sure whether I should be worried or not, I understood every word the first time through and I found it outrageously funny even though I'm protestant (lutheran, so maybe that it explains part of it)

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    1. An Episcopalian would get it too. They're not quite as guilty as us, but no one really is. We're on the front line of the battalion of sinners. We carry the flag!

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  6. This post about you being irish lol reminds me of Denis Leary in that sadly ended most awesome show on FX "Rescue Me" not that you are an alcoholic womanizing NY Firefighter lol, just Irish.

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    1. I've been known to drink a bottle of gin or two before lunch and I think fireman are sexy. So close, really.

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  7. Hmmm, I must have some Irish in me because I followed that just fine.

    Wishing the best for you Anne. We'll be here when you're ready to talk, even if it's just to clank a glass.

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    1. Thank you. I'm drinking a liter of gin right now!!

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  8. I tried real hard to understand him. I missed a bunch of words. Womp.

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    1. That's okay I'm used to it. No one in the States understands a word I say. But I think that's for the best.

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  9. Glad you're back! Where'd ya go? You can tell us. Or not. Either way, I hope all is well with you. I took a sabbatical myself. Just getting back to everyone now.

    So protestants have no shame, eh? That explains so much about American politics.
    Haha. I dated an Irish woman many years ago, so Dylan Moran's accent was no problem for me. You can still send a painter to my place though. But all I've got is a six year old bottle of Asti. Pathetic, I know.

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    1. I was wondering what happened to you too. I hope you got some writing done! And I'm glad to hear that you survived dating an Irishwoman. We're hell on wheels aren't we?

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    2. It was definitely the most intense and unstable relationship i've ever been in. One minute I wanted to rip her clothes off. The next minute I wanted to rip her head off. Not sure if it was because she was Irish or English or Canadian or Crazy, but I'm glad she's gone.

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  10. "Nothing can make me feel better - except cocaine."
    I LOL'd on that. Truly. Really.

    And it's ferpectly fine if you don't tell. The line between personal and blog-acceptable becomes blurry sometimes, doesn't it?

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    1. Yes, we get used to telling everybody what's going on in our lives and sometimes I have to learn just when to shut up. You can find an entire routine of Dylan's on Youtube, compliments of the "Irish Underground" We put all kinds of things up there for Irish abroad!

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  11. Haha he's brilliant! You can hire me out as a translator. I'd be happy to drink anyone's liquor, and paint their house. In that order.

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    1. I find that alcohol improves my performance on just about anything. Except shagging that is!

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  12. Ahhh i have missed you my friend. I hope what ever that has kept you from us is resolved and not giving you too much grief.
    As for understanding what an Irishman says, well as I happen to think it is the sexiest accent in the world, he could be offering to put the garbage out and I will still go weak at the knees.
    Hugs for you (I have a feeling you might have needed some)

    “Lizard Happy”

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    1. And our men know it too and use it to great advantage to get what they want. Being gone for almost a week is almost like committing blogocide!!

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  13. I absolutely love Dylan Moran. He might be Irish but I can understand it. Have you ever watched Black Books? I needed that laugh by the way, so thanks. A plate of biscuits would help too of course. The shame always feels good!

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  14. I'm glad you blog instead of vlog or I wouldn't be able to follow.
    Hope everything is okay or that everything works out for the best.

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  15. Bless ya' Anne my friend. When you don't post or comment there must be a reason. I miss ya and am here whenever lass.

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  16. Wow being gone almost a whole week. Were you playing hide and seek? Yet no one came to find? Should have told my little rhyming behind..lol And I can understand him just fine, so that saves you a trip as there is no liquor here anywhere.

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    1. I'll be sending you an email before tomorrow morning Pat. I'm still running behind!

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  17. I can understand him, but I didn't know what half of the words are!!! What's a wank??? Or did I just misunderstand a word...lol

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    1. Wank means to masturbate. It's British slang!

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  18. I can't work out if I think Dylan Moran is funny or not, but that particular excerpt made me lol. So today, he is funny to me.

    He sounds perfectly normal IMO.

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  19. Dylan Moran from Shaun of the Dead!! Fantastic!! Shaun of the Dead is one of my favorite movies, right up there with Snatch.

    I hope that whatever is going on in your world gets better. Sending you hugs, Anne, cause you of all people deserve them.

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  20. I guess I will never know what's the difference between Catholics and Protestants :) Church and religion are things so far away from me, like brain is to Rihanna, acting talent to Julia Roberts, warmth to Hilary Hilton and fairy tale kingdom to Pentagon.

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  21. Quality Anne, only the Irish really get it.........

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    1. You're out on a weekend!! Ray says you've become Anglicized. I'm worried about your immortal soul Angry. When I go to mass next Sunday I'll light a candle for you!!

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  22. I love Dylan Moran he was amazing in Black Books and I've seen him live a few times on tour...
    close game for the Irish against the mighty Wales today :)

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  23. Excellent, he's a great comedian!!! Fran seemed to be having no shame at all polishing off my biscuits at work last week, but then again he's quite Anglicised now!!!!

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    1. Is he now? He doesn't attend mass anymore? I'm going to have to use guilt to get him back to confession or he's going to wind up in Purgatory with my grandfather!!

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    2. I think purgatory's his only goal in life apart from trying (note I said trying) to beat me at anything we do!

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    3. Well Ray if he doesn't change his wicked ways, he's in trouble!! You two are so much fun!!

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  24. I didn't understand!! (it's like watching an english movie without the subtitles!! )
    but... what I understand it's that Irish People are not like the other peoples of the world!!!
    (or it's the reverse!!! °_° )

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    1. You're right Sam, we're peculiar. Every time I post an Irish comedian, there are a lot of people who wonder what's going on!!

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  25. ok so don't need the translator, lol this is what happens when you watch a lot of BBC and various movies with people who have accents. The guy is right though, I was raised Lutheran, which is a step or 2 more liberal than Catholic, and there was plenty of shame to go around. All the talk of biscuits went to my hips! The SHAME!!!!

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  26. Welcome back. Definitely don't understand the video though. :P, sorry.

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  27. Ha...his accent wasn't even that bad. I laughed. Glad you're back to posting also.

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  28. Dylan Moran is one of my favourite comedians. I saw him last year, and I just love the whimsical, poetic way in which he can pour scorn on something. Truly remarkable.

    Oh and, Black Books is awesome.

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  29. Black Books!!! I just finished season 2 I love his character in it. Hope you are doing OK.

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  30. Dylan Moran is HILARIOUS!!! I find his accent super sexy! Maybe it's because I grew up with Irish humour/tv shows, but I understand him perfectly. My Glaswegian brother-in-law, on the other hand...! Sounds like a lot of "Grrr... Argh..."! Bloody Captain Caveman! He becomes easier to understand when he's had a few toots! Good old tongue relaxer! :)

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  31. well i obviously missed your triumphant return post...this was fun for sure...i understand enough...must be the irish stout and shepherd pie i had fer dinner...not haggis but...

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  32. LOL, that is too funny. I have to share this with my grandparents.

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