Saturday, March 17, 2007

ERIN GO BRAGH (Ireland Forever)


Finnegan, who's had a drop too much, is driving home from the pub at midnight, and a cop pulls him over. Says the cop to Finnegan, "Where've you been?"

"Why, I've been to the pub, of course," says the drunk.

"Well," says the cop, "Your car's been weaving all over the road! IT looks as though you've had quite a few this evening!"

"I did all right," says Finnegan with a smile.

"Did you know," says the cop, folding his arms acrost his chest, "that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?"

"Oh, thank heaven," sighs Finnegan. "For a minute there, I thought I'd gone deaf!"
. . . . . .

"Finnegan," says the cop. "Do you understand plain English?"

"I do if it's spoken in Irish," says Finnegan.

. . . . . .

Finnegan's wife had been killed in the accident and the police were questioning him. "Did she say anything before she died?" asked the cop.

"Oh, she spoke without interruption for about forty years," said Finnegan.
. . . . . .

"When I die," says J.P. Dunleavy, an Irish writer of some repute, "I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Ireland!"

. . . . . .

And that's why God invented whisky--so the Irish would never rule the world!
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7 comments:

Pam said...

With a maiden name like McLaughlin I have to pay heed to St. Patty's Day, although not with the same gusto that I did when I was younger. So, this year, I'll settle for your jokes, they were great!

pepektheassassin said...

Ah, Pam McLaughlin! Just for you:
May those who love us, love us,
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts,
And if he can't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles
So we'll know them by their limping!

Love you!

Pris said...

Ahhh..now I understand your comment on my blog lol. My ancesters on both sides were from Ireland, though my last name came from an ancester from Scotland.

Erin Go Bragh back to you!

Tammy said...

I'm very Irish too! I love the picture...too cute!

Pam said...

Pepek, you are terrific! Thank you.

As for the book, I'll have my daughters get me a copy. I love to read (reading "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown at the moment) and a laugh out loud book is great for the soul.

Love, Pam

wendy said...

I have a teeny limp, and don't hate you at all!!so funny..

Congats on your guest appearance over at PT! Well deserved my friend...I am among celebs...

chiefbiscuit said...

I have to admit to a bit o' the Irish too - but I think Pat's treatment of his long-suffering wife was a little cruel (that's probably the Scot in me coming out! ;).