As the weekend editor here at Crushable, I am not just unapologetically obsessed with pop culture and celebrities. I am unapologetically obsessed with male, Irish celebrities in particular. Needless to say, I’ve been counting down the weekends this year because — HUZZAH — St. Patrick’s Day fell on a weekend this year, thus allowing me to revel in my obsession. More
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You probably love eating potatoes and every delightful food they’re used to make, but have you ever thought about how pervasive the potato has been in pop culture over the years? You’re likely to refer to the following iconic moments in your everyday life. Warning: You will have a major potato craving when you’re done reading this. More
This time around Kristen Stewart’s explaining the origins of St. Patrick’s Day for us. And she’s explaining it all wrong. Which makes it the must-see St. Patrick’s Day video to send to everyone you know during this festive holiday season. More
Let’s go over all the ways you can stay o’classy during this traditional Irish festival of drunkery. Because the last thing you want to do is end up looking like one of these celebs. More
Every year Hoboken, a city built for postgrads in New Jersey, hosts a St. Patrick’s Day festival a week before the actual holiday that somehow tricks everyone who lives in Manhattan into attending. More
Remember yesterday when I proposed an ensemble romantic comedy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Funny Or Die beat me to it, with their new faux-trailer for Boston Movie, a mash-up of every action, drama, and thriller movie set in Boston. OK, so most of the “romance” is substituted with prison brawls and shootouts, but no lie, it’s very, very funny. (These guys love their language, so maybe put in your headphones if you’re watching this at work.) More
Little known fact: St. Patrick wasn’t actually Irish. In fact, he was captured from Britain as a teenager by Irish raiders and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped eventually, but became an ordained bishop in the north and west of Ireland once he entered the Church. Largely known for chasing the snakes out of Ireland, we now celebrate this Patron Saint by drinking heavily on the day of his death. So, in honor of March 17th and St. Patrick, we bring you this gallery of 17 awesome fictional Irish characters. Slainte! More
Blame Love Actually for making an epic, starstudded romantic comedy all about Christmas. Or blame American film studios, who have to copy everything that the UK does in the hopes of making a dime. The latter, with Garry Marshall as director, were responsible for 2010′s lukewarm Valentine’s Day, as well as its groan-inducing “sequel” New Year’s Eve, currently filming in New York City. Now movie producers are circling the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as the subject of the next holiday-centric movie. More
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Round about the time that I was growing up, the Riverdance phenomenon hit the world like a many-footed Irish storm, and I’ll admit, I got pretty caught up in it. I’ve always had a thing for Celtic music– my mother has recollections of little Toddler Me kicking my feet in my car seat to the rhythm of Celtic Soujourn on NPR– so this is perhaps understandable. I was a little less taken with Michael Flatley – to be honest, he sort of scared me. He got even scarier when he split off from Riverdance to create Lord of the Dance (not to be confused with The Lord of the Rings), a shirtless spectacle driven solely by the force of Flatley’s own ego. More
We’re decked out in green today in honor of St. Patrick’s Day (a “national ethnic holiday,” as Michael Scott would put it). Kendra Wilkinson is dressing her newborn, Hank Jr., as a leprechaun (we know you were dying to know … More
Today is St. Patrick’s Day and, those who celebrate, might have some fun watching this segment from the Today show where they can test their knowledge about the day! Here are the questions that Kathie Lee Gifford was asking people … More