Happy big day, my fellow Irish Americans. Happy day of crowded pubs and bad-weather parades, of silly hats and loud neckties, and vacuum-wrapped briskets of corned beef on sale at Costco. Did I leave anything out?
Man, this holiday has changed since I was a kid. Anyone else remember the St Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue, when they still painted the lines in the middle of the street green for the day? Those were the days. I wonder when the decision -makers at GLAAD will demand the street lines get painted in rainbow colors. Especially in front of the cathedral, maybe? Yeah, that day's coming soon.
Meanwhile, let's enjoy this famous scene from "The Quiet Man." Bar towel!