Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day

This morning's cryptogram: "This (the Irish) is the one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." - Sigmund Freud.

I actually had to look up his reasoning for such a statement and found that he believed that the Irish had no interest in picking apart their own brains. Made me laugh out loud. He is also believed to have said that the Irish are a mass of contradiction. 

Well, today is St Patrick's Day, and I direct you all to Ireland's favorite son, NorthSider for the Irish take on the royal interview.  (Warning: NSFW)

I saw the following picture described as the most Irish picture ever taken:

Everyone is a bit Irish on St Patrick's Day, they say, so enjoy the day everyone. I've heard that the Irish themselves do not celebrate the day. Any truth to that one, Northsider? 

Know who else does not celebrate the day? 

Enjoy the day anyway, Don. You know who you are. 


  1. I was fortunate enough to spend a week in Ireland in 2017. The people there are among some of the most delightful I have ever met. Their beer is not bad either! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  2. Thanks for mentioning my blog Debby. The Irish diaspora is said to be 90 million. So I think most of us have some Irish connection.

  3. A lovely collection. I was unaware of Freud's take on Irish. Ah, well, he's more and more discredited these days.

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your thoughtful comment. It seems to me that Freud must never have read James Joyce or for that matter any number of poets... and as for what he'd make of the painter Francis bacon...

  5. PS - you should out a 'follow' widget on your blog

  6. I personally feel that any one who thinks in 'absolutes' is full of poop. As in this always means this, or this is always true, is not all that bright. Nothing is absolute in this life. Leave it to the Irish to teach that 'great mind' something that totally befuddled his belief system.

    I should probably add a number of new blogs to my side bar too, Bike Shed, but I will look for that widget one day.

    Bob, I am glad to see you. I was about to drop you an e-mail to check in on you and Susan.

  7. Ha! I think human beings in general are a mass of contradictions, regardless of nationality!


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