Monday, May 18, 2009

Scorn not their simplicity

We sat upstairs with the mural of Con staring down at us, his words imprinted on the wall giving me an idea for a blog that isn't this one.

We took pints and shifted seats three times to make room for the band. The loud sneezing man had an impressive, powerful lilt. Finnegan's Wake the high point and I said to Ollie, I said, "we should be paying for the privilege."

Then the Americans came in. Three separate groups of fifteen with cameras snapping and gums displaying, so the band started into the standards of paddywhackery.

We went downstairs when Hal from Houston decided to get his jig on to something Mary Black once covered. The name of it escapes me.

"Too many tourists, lads?"

"Fuckin sure. Guinness and a lager beer, please."

"Coming up."

14 comments:

NaRocRoc said...

Did you actually ask for "a lager beer"? What's that about?!?

Radge said...

Nah, it was a pint of Heineken but I couldn't admit to that in the entry proper. Hopefully THEY'RE not reading the comments.

Holemaster said...

Merkins

NaRocRoc said...

Ok fair enough so!

adogwoof said...

We need those Yanks to save us from Vincent Browne, the North Koreans, the Chinese, the Iranians, the Franco-German federalists, Biffo, Enda, Gilmore, Bin Laden, Ryan Turbidy, and pirates. God bless America.

And why is Beamish Red now dead?

No comment.

hope said...

This American takes a vow of silence and tiptoes away from the keyboard.

Flann O'Coonassa said...

Lousy yanks. When the bloodthirsty Canadians invade (any day now), I for one will be supportive of the newly formed United States of Canada.

Radge said...

Apologies go to Hope for my flirtation with generalisation.

And to the rest of you, ehm, well, yeah, ok.

Baino said...

Hi Radge. Been a lurker for a while but thought I'd slip in and say G'day. Well done for not admitting to Heineken althoug I'm told it's one step higher than Dutch Gold (which for a long time I thought was a kinky sexual thing since we don't have it here) . . seek out the beer of beers, liquid gold, BOAGS St George . .made in Tassie . .liquid gold or so I'm told.

Radge said...

Baino - A hearty welcome to you. The only Australian beer I recall was Carlton Cold (never a big fan of Fosters), but I'll root out this recommendation of yours.

hope said...

;)

Therese Cox said...

I'd apologize for the Texans, but apparently they've been trying to secede from us for years. I wish them luck from the bottom of my lousy, degenerate, elitist New Yorker's heart.

Also, I like lager beer.

And Radge.

Radge said...

Therese - So you're the one. Welcome. I like new people.

Therese Cox said...

Guilty as charged.