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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Now watch the greatest fight in movie history (SLYT).
posted by Cool Papa Bell (27 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I guess this is "Scottish" rather than Irish, but still...
posted by Joe Beese at 10:18 AM on March 17, 2009 [3 favorites]


Damn. I thought we were going to watch "Any Which Way But Loose"
posted by sourwookie at 10:19 AM on March 17, 2009


2nded!
posted by humannaire at 10:21 AM on March 17, 2009


I was expecting "They Live"
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 10:27 AM on March 17, 2009 [6 favorites]


Marquess of Queensberry Rules!
posted by zippy at 10:30 AM on March 17, 2009


I guess this is "Scottish" rather than Irish, but still...


St. Patrick's Day, years ago. I made the mistake of going outside. I was grabbed by a very very drunk very very loud girl in the bar. "ARE YOU IRISH?! OH MY GAWD, IRISH BOYS ARE SO HOT! YOU LOOK SO IRISH! WHERE ARE YOU FROM?!"

"I'm Scottish. I'm from New Jersey."

"Oh."

pause

"THAT WORKS TOO!"
posted by The Whelk at 10:31 AM on March 17, 2009 [4 favorites]


And to think, all I had to do all this time was beat someone's ass around town to get the wife to put some fucking dinner on the table.
posted by nanojath at 10:32 AM on March 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Could a mod fix the post? Macho Man Randy Savage isn't showing up for me.
posted by DU at 10:36 AM on March 17, 2009


I believe that was Rowdy Roddy Piper you were thinking of.
posted by googly at 10:44 AM on March 17, 2009


I believe that was Rowdy Roddy Piper you were thinking of.

*dons sunglasses*

Whoa, you are right!
posted by DU at 10:47 AM on March 17, 2009


Happy St. Patrick's Day.
My friend sent me the link. I'm not familiar with the site and if it's of questionable legality I apologize. I can't tell anymore, what with kids these days and theirstreamin' Netflixs and Hulus and their iZunes.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 10:56 AM on March 17, 2009


And to think, all I had to do all this time was beat someone's ass around town to get the wife to put some fucking dinner on the table.

Maureen O'Hara's character is actually a sub in a proto-BSDM relationship. She's not-so-secretly controlling everything to fulfill her fetishistic need to be dominated.

No, seriously, that's kinda what the movie is really about. If you remade it today, there'd be ball gags and zipper masks. Wouldn't be as funny though.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:04 AM on March 17, 2009


I guess this is "Scottish" rather than Irish, but still...

Yeah, but so is the name Marion Morrison.
posted by Pollomacho at 11:26 AM on March 17, 2009


Och aye the noo!
posted by Artw at 11:30 AM on March 17, 2009


I was expecting "They Live"

Well, yes, but that wouldn't be on theme.

Always awesome though.

Did I dream that a shitty remake was in the works?
posted by Artw at 11:32 AM on March 17, 2009


Helpmaboab!
posted by Artw at 11:32 AM on March 17, 2009


John Ford is the one god, and John Wayne is his prophet.
posted by koeselitz at 11:42 AM on March 17, 2009


Jings!
posted by Artw at 11:45 AM on March 17, 2009


Cool Papa Bell: "Maureen O'Hara's character is actually a sub in a proto-BSDM relationship. She's not-so-secretly controlling everything to fulfill her fetishistic need to be dominated."

I thought that was Patricia Neal in The Fountainhead.
posted by Joe Beese at 11:54 AM on March 17, 2009


Slainte, Motherfuckers!
posted by jonmc at 12:15 PM on March 17, 2009


Slainte should have ended when Simon Bisley stopped doing the art.
posted by Artw at 12:21 PM on March 17, 2009


Seriously, if we're talking about Irish fights in movies, link to the tow best I know of:
The Boondock Saints, bar fight
Snatch, firsth fight
posted by Vindaloo at 12:31 PM on March 17, 2009


Bad spelling above, please forgive.
posted by Vindaloo at 12:32 PM on March 17, 2009


... I have to say, though: I love John Ford and John Wayne a good deal, but am I the only one who sees something somewhat odd in celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a video of an American beating up an Irishman?
posted by koeselitz at 1:08 PM on March 17, 2009


The best donnybrook was in the Big Lebowski.
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:18 PM on March 17, 2009


Ah, Maureen O'Hara....
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 6:22 PM on March 17, 2009



... I have to say, though: I love John Ford and John Wayne a good deal, but am I the only one who sees something somewhat odd in celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a video of an American beating up an Irishman?


Well, it's more of a video of an Irishman trying to beat up an American who is secretly a former heavyweight champion and is obviously pulling punches in order to let the Irishman regain the respect of his sister and his community, and make peace with his new brother-in-law in the only way that the society of 1950s Rural Imaginary Cinema Ireland will allow. And they're practically kissing by the end.

Besides, they stop for a pint of porter halfway through. You have to admire that.
posted by mmoncur at 11:24 PM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


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