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IT’S A GIVEN That whoever sings the loudest in a bar is the one who played all the songs on the jukebox!

THE FIGHTING 69 The Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey makes its official debut in New Jersey and other selected east coast markets, just in time to mark the unit’s 170th anniversary. The U.S. Army recognizes December 21, 1849, as the 69th Regiment’s founding date. Since 1851, the officers of the 69th Regiment have kicked off their responsibilities as lead unit in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade by raising a glass of Irish whiskey in a traditional toast. The concept for a special Irish whiskey dedicated to the 69th was the brainchild of Colonel James Tierney, a former officer in the unit and a Trustee of its non-profit Historical Trust. Having also served for ten years as the 69th Regimental Historian, the idea came to him during one of his visits to Ireland. “With our strong Irish heritage, members of the 69th are invited to Waterford, Ireland each year to participate in the annual Tricolour Celebration, which marks the creation in 1848 of the flag that would eventually become the Irish Republic’s National flag,” explains Tierney. “It’s been my honor to attend the celebration frequently and a few years ago, while enjoying the festivities with a taste of local whiskey, it occurred to me that the Fighting 69th should have its own Irish whiskey.” Sourced from Irish distilleries, The Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey is triple distilled in copper pot stills and cask-aged in once-used bourbon and sherry barrels on Ireland’s southern coast giving it that beautiful slightly hint of sweetness.  (Please Irish Responsibly).

6 FACTS ABOUT GOATS

  • GOATS WERE ONE OF, IF NOT THE, FIRST ANIMALS TO BE DOMESTICATED.
  • GOATS WERE AMONG THE FIRST ANIMALS TO BE BROUGHT TO AMERICA.
  • GIVING BIRTH IN GOAT WORLD IS CALLED “KIDDING.”
  • GOATS DON’T HAVE TEETH ON THEIR UPPER JAW.
  • GOATS HAVE FOUR STOM

5 FACTS ABOUT ST PATTY’S DAY

  1. The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States was held in Boston (1737).
  2. The color of St. Patrick’s Day was originally blue.
  3. 1962 marked the first time Chicago dyed their river green for St Patrick’s Day.
  4. There are 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry. This number is more than seven times the population of Ireland itself.
  5. Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000.

GREEN MACHINE St. Patrick’s Day is one of the busiest $$$ bar days of the year, and the only time you’ll see people enjoying green drinks. Usually anything green in a bar should not be consumed…or anywhere else in that matter. But mainly beer and yes I particularly think it’s disgusting. But where and when did these shenanigans start? History states that it started actually as an American fad in and around 1915 in Boston. I mean think about it, you can’t turn Gunniess green, so welcome to the states. Some of the earliest stories of green beer actually have nothing to do with St Pat’s but more to do with the fact that the brew hasn’t been sufficiently aged. You ever see water after it’s been contained in direct sunlight? But come this magical day of celebration, the young and even the old will indulge into the mysteries of what turned their beer green. Just keep in mind that it could be fungus among-us depending on the bar and how clean their glasses are!! (Please Drink Green Shit Responsibly)

I HEARD YOU PAINT HOUSES! Martin Scorsese is without doubt one of the all time greatest film directors we’ve had the pleasure being entertained by. His most recent release named “The Irishman” (Netflix) is a story based on a non fiction book from 2004 written by Charles Brandt about a man who becomes a hit man for a mobster and his family. Moving forward in the movie the main character moves onto working for James Riddle Hoffa and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and becoming a union delegate himself. The best of the best as far as cast appear in this movie, De Niro, Pacino, Pesci, some may say the usual suspects grouped together for maybe a last “hoorah”. The movie has gotten extremely different reviews with the most common complaint about it being too long, or the actors being to old to play their parts. Personally a movie is an adventure, it’s a world you can enter at your own risk. There are no rite or wrongs but only emotions of which can sometimes be similar to a roller coaster. There has been great criticism and controversy bout the events that occurred during the movie and how legit some facts are that have been portrayed. Without spoiling anything take the time and get your movie night on and judge for yourself.

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