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Jargo
04-23-2007, 04:38 PM
It's St. George's day. Apparently no-one cares. it's alright to celebrate St. Patrick's day but St. george is ignored. The dude killed a dragon for Pete's sake! how cool is that? Maybe if he'd been drunk as a skunk it would have more of an impact.

El Chuxter
04-23-2007, 04:44 PM
Pete would be p***ed if he found out someone killed his dragon.

Jargo
04-23-2007, 04:47 PM
Elliot was a wuss and overweight. death would be kind to him.

pbarnard
04-23-2007, 05:36 PM
No more dragons, and this is very much a what have you done for me lately world.

El Chuxter
04-23-2007, 05:53 PM
St Patrick also out-drank a dragon. That's slightly more impressive, given that dragons must drink a lot of 151 to get that flaming breath of theirs.

General_Grievous
04-23-2007, 06:01 PM
Elliot was a wuss and overweight. death would be kind to him.

Elliott subdued four hillbillies at the same time. You show him some respect. :mad: :p

Jargo
04-23-2007, 06:58 PM
four hillbillies that couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag. lol

Mad Slanted Powers
04-23-2007, 08:11 PM
Well, once all the animal rights activists started protesting, the holiday fell out of favor.

LusiferSam
04-23-2007, 08:16 PM
It's St. George's day. Apparently no-one cares. it's alright to celebrate St. Patrick's day but St. george is ignored.
St. George is pretty English. In fact far too English for American tastes. We dumped nearly everything English after telling Georgie boy we were through.


The dude killed a dragon for Pete's sake! how cool is that? Maybe if he'd been drunk as a skunk it would have more of an impact.
I don't know. St. Patrick managed to turn a bunch leprechauns into devout Catholics and banish all the snake from the island all with his lucky seven leave clover.

2-1B
04-23-2007, 09:17 PM
George Michael and Boy George are being honored in my home this day.

George Lucas, too.

TeeEye7
04-23-2007, 09:44 PM
Maybe if he'd been drunk as a skunk it would have more of an impact.

There you go. That's the problem. If the folks at Molson, Labatt, or Moosehead (because they're closer to the US and have English ties, obviously) were smart they'd turn it into a drinking holiday like St. Paddy's day and make a fortune, too! Think of the commercials: Georgie caps the lizard and then proclaims "It's Miller time!" (the US brewers would get in on the act, too). The booze would make the day more popular, but its meaning would be lost in the alcoholic blur it would create (just like the Fourth of July here).

pbarnard
04-23-2007, 10:18 PM
Wait, since St. George's color was red, and the Order of Divine Office also says that priests vestment colors should be red, shouldn't we go with a redder ale/brand?

El Chuxter
04-23-2007, 10:20 PM
Red Dog it is.

Do they still make that stuff?

JON9000
04-24-2007, 01:46 PM
It's St. George's day. Apparently no-one cares. it's alright to celebrate St. Patrick's day but St. george is ignored. The dude killed a dragon for Pete's sake! how cool is that? Maybe if he'd been drunk as a skunk it would have more of an impact.

What else are the Irish going to celebrate? The Red Sox? It isn't like they get to commemorate a Trafalgar complete with toy boats...

Jargo
04-24-2007, 02:09 PM
They have Micheal Flatley. Self proclaimed sex god of the irish jig. lol He's enough of a reason to go get drowned in alcomahol.

St George is also known to be the patron saint of the Boy scouts of America. So says Wikipedia.

It's also interesting to note that St. George was apparently half Turkish and half Israeli. Although in his day that would have been half Cappadocian and half Iudaean.

having fought i the roman forces and made his way to the rank of tribune he stupidly admitted to being a christian himself when ordered to persecute all christians. for his pains he was tortured and then beheaded. which hardly seems worthy of him getting a cult in his name. seems like a bit of a dumb schmuck to me.

the whole dragon thing is an older folk tale attributed not only to George (does George sound Turkish or Israeli?) but to several other martyrs. and is really just an allegorical image rather than a real dragon. it's generally held to represent a pagan cult. the slating of the dragon or cult being the liberation from pagan ways of converts to christianity.

so all in all Georgie boy really is a crappy patron saint. yet all these have him as their patron:

Amersfoort, Netherlands; Aragon; agricultural workers; archers; armourers; Beirut, Lebanon; Scouts; butchers; Cappadocia; Catalonia; cavalry; chivalry; Constantinople; Corinthians (Brazilian soccer team);Crusaders; England (by Pope Benedict XIV); equestrians; Ethiopia; farmers; Ferrara, Italy; field workers; Genoa; Georgia; Gozo; Bulgaria; Greece; Haldern, Germany; Heide; herpes; horsemen; horses; husbandmen; knights; lepers; leprosy; Lithuania; Lod; Malta; Modica, Sicily; Moscow; Order of the Garter; Palestine; Palestinian Christians; plague; Portugal; Ptuj, Slovenia; riders; saddle makers; sheep; shepherds; skin diseases; soldiers; syphilis; Teutonic Knights; Venice

nice....

mtriv73
04-25-2007, 09:37 AM
so all in all Georgie boy really is a crappy patron saint. yet all these have him as their patron:

[COLOR=black]Amersfoort, Netherlands; Aragon; agricultural workers; archers; armourers; Beirut, Lebanon; Scouts; butchers; Cappadocia; Catalonia; cavalry; chivalry; Constantinople....

It's Istanbul not Constantinople.

El Chuxter
04-25-2007, 11:08 AM
So, now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople?

Why did Constantinople get the works?

LusiferSam
04-25-2007, 01:11 PM
That's nobody's business but the Turks.

Jargo
04-25-2007, 05:11 PM
it'll always be constantinople to me.......


*sniff*

mabudonicus
04-25-2007, 05:27 PM
He musta just liked it better that way
:beard: Iso & Baws
El Chuxter is no longer the completist he once was, SW figure wise at least

Jargo
04-25-2007, 05:41 PM
ya don't say.