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    Re: Saint Patrick's day?

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    We did a "scientific experiment" in college--green beer vs regular (the drinkers were blindfolded). The results were unimpressive--the same as you'd expect in a coin toss.

    The flavor difference is actually all in your head (seriously).
    (grumbles at the science) It still taste funny.

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    Re: Saint Patrick's day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redfaery View Post
    THIS is sort of what bothers me. I *know* there are good reasons for people to wear kilts and listen to bagpipe music on St. Patrick's day, but around here where I live, most who do smush all the Celt-y things together in one big shamrocky leprechaun tartan plaid package that erases all the history between the different Celtic countries. As someone with both Scots and Irish blood (Lowland Scots, Northern Irish) it's irritating.

    ETA: Kalynrae, I didn't mean to make it sound like *YOU* were being offensive or erasive or anything. I'm just saying that people where *I* live don't have the awareness YOU do. *blushes*

    Nope nope I completely agree with you. It drives me crazy as well. Its extremely irritating that people don't care or bother to know the difference. I went shopping today and the cops are already shutting down Greenville (thats where our parade is). I guess I'm just a fun sucker this year..
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    Re: Saint Patrick's day?

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    We did a "scientific experiment" in college--green beer vs regular (the drinkers were blindfolded). The results were unimpressive--the same as you'd expect in a coin toss.

    The flavor difference is actually all in your head (seriously).
    In an AP class, we were examining the effect of "rhetoric" (the art of speaking and writing effectively) , and we did a blind taste experiment where we compared "exotic bottled water" with drinking fountain water.

    The results were: drinking fountain fountain water tastes better than exotic bottled water.

    Fancy that. People are suckers for advertising...

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    Re: Saint Patrick's day?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    In an AP class, we were examining the effect of "rhetoric" (the art of speaking and writing effectively) , and we did a blind taste experiment where we compared "exotic bottled water" with drinking fountain water.

    The results were: drinking fountain fountain water tastes better than exotic bottled water.

    Fancy that. People are suckers for advertising...

    LOL.
    We have a cold drinking fountain at work and here in the fridge at home (water spout) I re-fill my one bottled water with it.

    Yes. I'm drinking out of my one plastic bottle for a week. I love all the evil chemicals in my plastic water. I'm going to die from sugar before I die from the plastic. Leave me be.

    Also cold water has no taste so it doesn't matter to me.
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    Re: Saint Patrick's day?

    At CMU, where I attended college back in the 80s, they have (my daughter is currently attending) drinking fountains designed to fill bottles - this is a HUGE step toward effective use of resources. One no longer has to buy bottled water in disposable containers (I refill used pop containers, meself).
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    Re: Saint Patrick's day?

    As an Irish heritage day, I use it to honor my Celtic ancestors. However I refuse to celebrate it as St.Patricks day (who by the way totally ripped off the story of radiant Lord Lugh driving the fomori out) and take the time to teach people about the ancient times.

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    Re: Saint Patrick's day?

    My husband oversaw me reading this thread, and now wants to experience "the green beer." >.>

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    Re: Saint Patrick's day?

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    We did a "scientific experiment" in college--green beer vs regular (the drinkers were blindfolded). The results were unimpressive--the same as you'd expect in a coin toss.

    The flavor difference is actually all in your head (seriously).
    Nope, they only bother food coloring crappy easy to dye beer.... That's why its gross.... In my experience anyway...
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    Re: Saint Patrick's day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria de Luna View Post
    Nope, they only bother food coloring crappy easy to dye beer.... That's why its gross.... In my experience anyway...
    Yeah...you are going to the wrong bars!

    Besides you can't compare a good beer vs a crappy dyed beer and be scientific. You have to use the same beer, just dyed vs undyed (whether it is liquid nirvana or craptastic lite crap).
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    Re: Saint Patrick's day?

    I rarely drink and I can't do loud places for long, so St. Patrick's Day doesn't hold much appeal for me.
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