Hey, guess what? We officially know how to spell “leprechaun” without having to look it up! Speaking of that mythical red-headed creature, the Lucky Charms mascot (his name is Lucky, apparently) rang the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange today. Now this is a town that knows how to get in the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day.
They’re always after me high-yield bonds! More
(Zedon is a space alien university student spending a semester abroad in New York City. Weirdly, he’s familiar with of all our culture references except for Saint Patrick’s Day.)
As I walked to school this morning I began to wonder if I’d accidentally stepped onto the set of a Target ad scheduled to air during that one week a year NBC gets all hypervigilant about being eco-friendly: everyone was wearing green! However, I was informed by the mint-colored sprinkles on my Dunkin’ Donuts cruller that today is actually something called Saint Patrick’s Day, a holiday named for an Irishman and the patron saint of liver transplants. Americans celebrate this holiday by drinking as much as possible all day long — the truly devoted will start with a shot of Jameson for breakfast and continue imbibing until their internal organs scream and they start to actually find their buddy’s Groundskeeper Willie impression funny and also Irish. More
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Drunk yet? In honor of the holiday, we’ve put together a gallery of celebrities who have rocked the green-haired look. From Nicki Minaj to Angelina Jolie, today these folks are unpinchable. More