Monday, March 17, 2008

A Tale of Two Cities.

July 4, 1997...Cork, Ireland. The Republic's second largest city prepares for a big Fourth of July celebration.
Act One

Leigh Anne: Yeah, so what's the deal with y'all celebrating Independence Day? I mean, it's totally an American holiday, so why do y'all even care?

Arnold: Ever heard of St. Patrick's Day?

And Scene.

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March 17, 2008...Pennington Gap, Virginia. Libbey Litton dons her special green shirt, festive with a sequined shamrock, preparing for the school day...
Act One

Mommy: Happy St. Patrick's Day, baby!

Libbey: Now, what is St. Patrick's all about?

Mommy (going for the easy answer): Well, legend has it that Patrick was a Christian man who drove all the snakes out of Ireland.

Libbey: Really? Wow...he must have had a really big truck!

And Scene.

Ireland
Happy Saint Patrick's Day, y'all!

3 comments:

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That's hilarious! I was just trying to explain St. Patrick's Day to Reagan :)

Kelly said...

so this irish 4th of july....is it like cinco de mayo, except with hamburgers and beer instead of tacos and beer? does everyone flood mcdonald's instead of el toro/la cabana/la parilla/dos copas etc? i'm intrigued. and we totally need to hijack another country's holiday, we need more. an italian one would be nice, no?

Sarah Pomerleau said...

HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love libbey's comment...love it!