Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Ireland's Hilarious History

(Disclaimer: Yes, I'm Irish, so I'm allowed to have fun at my own people's expense.)

This is very funny. The Onion, those print purveyors of fake news, ham it up and turn Ireland's sordid history into a laugh riot. I'm headed off to NYC tomorrow to march in the annual St. Patty's Day Parade, so this just got me more excited.

Here's my three favorites:

400 AD - Christian missionaries travel across Ireland, bringing guilt to the Irish people.

849 AD - Dublin holds its first Irish-pride parade. Gay Vikings protest their exclusion from the festivities.

1984 AD - A leader known only as Roth takes over the Irish Republican Army, transforming it from a terrorist organization into a tax-deferred retirement savings plan.

Comic genius...