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Monday, August 22, 2016

Irish Evil

I sometimes wonder if American drinks were designed to piss off the Irish.  "Irish car bombs" are the most obvious example (Guinness with a shot of whiskey and Irish cream—never order one of these).  But another example is the "black and tan," Guinness and Bass.  (Other stouts and ales can be substituted.)  Never order one of these either, not because it is a bad drink, but because the black and tans were vicious paramilitaries from Britain (it is always paramilitaries who are the most vicious, isn't it?) who fought in the Irish War of Independence and whose brutality has lived on in Irish memory.

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