Black Sea


There is much talk of valves and pressure and hull breaches, and men soaked by freezing water as they try to plug leaks. There is a lot of shouting. It’s brilliant.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Niall McArdle:

Give Up Yer Aul Sins! Verbal Spew’s St. Patrick’s Day post for The Begorrathon. Be sure to enter her contest to win an Irish Care Package

Originally posted on The Verbal Spew Review:

I had originally planned on sharing with you all an extensive Spew Guide to St. Paddy’s Day, but as I told Niall the other day, proceedings came to an abrupt halt following the “Knacker-Drinking on the Canal” segment. I had genuinely intended on completing it, but, well, I got kind of distracted.

So instead I will gift to you a charmingly precious recount of the Story of St. Patrick, as told by a schoolchild and recorded in a classroom in Dublin during the 1960s. These recordings were collected, remastered and animated by the Oscar-nominated Brown Bag Films, and would later become known as “Give Up Yer Aul Sins”. They would also prove that nobody tells a story quite like a Dub does.

Don’t forget that The Begorrathon, as part of Ireland Month, will be ongoing throughout March, and that The Great Irish Care Package will be up for…

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