Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March 17th

You might be surprised, though you shouldn't be, to learn that Peruvians don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I am willing to hazard a guess that not even a measurable percentage of their population has any Irish heritage and so today has come and gone with nary a mention. Thank goodness for Direct TV or I too might have missed this day of homage to St. Patrick, the young boy captured and enslaved by the Irish who would eventually become a teacher of Christianity and their favorite Saint. To my dismay, our version of Direct TV offers only CNN International and Fox News in the way of news channels (I am a news lover and soaked up as much MSNBC, CNN, FOX, local and national newscasts in the morning and evening as I could during my recent stay in the US). CNN International is a little much at times focusing not enough on the US presidential elections for my tastes and all too often (for just cause I'm sure) running in-depth pieces on child pornography in Southeast Asia and FOX is what I like to call "news light" (Kenny thinks of it as right-wing vomit, but I am not that critical). While watching FOX this morning I chanced upon the image below and the significance of the day was immediately evident. I will reserve any personal comments about the subject of the photo and will say just this...I have seen scarves like these many times, usually in the gift shops near Times Square rife with all manner of tacky tourist paraphenalia...apparently the answer to my oft asked question "who buys this junk" is "the would-be President of the United States." Maybe a green jacket would have been a better choice?

7 comments:

Paige said...

Hideous. There are some nice Hermes scarves with green in them.

Jessica said...

Does she need the Massachusetts votes THAT badly?

gab said...

Not flattering.

Adrianne said...

Thank you for reminding me what the most important thing is that the news has to offer...

Nortorious said...

So, it's Hillary's fault that you don't get St. Patrick's day?

two forks said...

so i guess i shouldn't send you that scarf?

Ilene said...

If she makes those kind of mistakes in the closet (or allows someone to convince her to wear that), what will she do in the oval office?

I'm just saying. It ain't a lucky scarf.

 

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