I got an email from a promoter during the week calling today”the Great Thirst”. He said in the email:
This is the week of the great thirst when 2 oppressive regimes, the Church and State, come together and deprive us of our birth right, the very thing that defines us as a people! I am of course talking about the demon drink, the drop of the queer stuff, the very thing that gifts us with the gift of the gab, the aphrodisiac of a country on its knees, the shmoozle goozle, the few pints! Wednesday night is your last chance to even get a late drink, come 11.30p.m on Thursday night neither love nor money will get you a drop-een anywhere!
Joe also takes issue with this fact and makes a good point:
If any christians here took it seriously, there would be no need to forbid the sale of alcohol as they would just refrain for the day
It is a bit of a joke that the sale of alcohol is banned. I was in Tesco’s in Wilton last night and the place was jammed with people but alcohol! It was crazy! (Yes, I was buying alcohol too, but Im not Christian, let alone Catholic!)
This time last year I was living in Germany. On Good Friday I went to a steak house, where I had steak and a beer! I miss Germany!
I’m still going to be drunk tonight as I have a Birthday Party to attend! wooooo!
Update: todays Irish Times Poll is on this subject, do vote!