The Lope: St Patrick's Day 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patrick's Day 2011

Top 'O the Mornin' to you!

Here at, we have a long-standing tradition of celebrating St Pat's day by wearing cheap plastic stuff made in China and by throwing as many green pixels onto your screen as possible.

For example, Ace Jackalope's St Patrick's Day Megapost covers:

Shamrock, Texas, on Route 66, complete with green neon on the Art Deco service station that inspired a building in Pixar's Cars and a slice of the Blarney stone...

Celtic crosses in London's Highgate Cemetery...

A pre-tornado look at the Irish heritage town of Chapman, Kansas...

And a few other goodies, like the now-gone neon sign for Murphy's Pub in Joplin, Missouri.

In 2008 we went back to Shamrock, looked at Tulsa's Blue Dome district and met a couple of Doxies.

St Patrick himself...OK, well, just a statue in Great Bend, Kansas, starred in our 2009 post.

2010 saw a vintage automated leprechaun.

Our 2006 post started out with a rather good account of the historical figure of St. Patrick but then lapsed into Blarney.


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