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Arthur's Day or How the Irish made Diageo richer by Loretto on 28 September 2012 1:51pm
 
This article in The Daily Edge really got to me.

http://thedailyedge.thejournal.ie/arthurs-day-twitter-613226-Sep2012/?utm_source=shortlink

So here's me working it out on paper:
http://breisebreiseleighgoleire1969.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/arthurs-day-how-to-turn-a-drink-into-a-national-holiday/
 
Re: Arthur's Day or How the Irish made Diageo richer by Lounge Trekker on 28 September 2012 2:41pm
 
When I have a Guiness, I think "Hey, it's Irish." When I think of Ireland, I think, "Hey, I'll have a Guiness."

To me, the beer and the country are one.
 
Re: Arthur's Day or How the Irish made Diageo richer by Loretto on 28 September 2012 2:47pm
 
Cheers!

I am just tired of this notion that all the Irish do is drink, drink, and drink. And the sad part of it is we propagate it! And the Media runs with it. Because it is a money maker. I love the little old Irish pub where there are characters chatting away, but I am so over this uber focus on drinking and the Irish.
 
Re: Arthur's Day or How the Irish made Diageo richer by Lounge Trekker on 28 September 2012 5:41pm
 
Heh heh, I didn't mean to suggest that Irish are drunks. Not all Canadians wear toques and snowshoes to get to work, not all USA residents pack a gun.

It's a marketing tool and the public gets the dirty end of it. I'm tired of the marketing driven world of mass media, so I ignore it. I get the news from you, Loretto! Not your 'headlines from around the world'...I avoid that kind of thing.
 
Re: Arthur's Day or How the Irish made Diageo richer by Wheelrim on 28 September 2012 7:24pm
 
Off on a tangent... I remember when My dads old mate came over from South Africa, mid to late 70`s. We were kids really and said to him, "must be awful with all that is going on there and the guns, and that you cant leave the house" etc. He said "its not like that at all, its a great place but all the world news will show only the headline grabbing bad stuff, no-one reports the day-to-day good things that go on, he added. so you are right really, its all about Hype, Propaganda and as you say, a lot of it comes from those who should know better.
 
Re: Arthur's Day or How the Irish made Diageo richer by Loretto on 28 September 2012 7:25pm
 
YOU GET THE NEWS FROM ME PETE! Oh sweet sufferin' Jesus, now we're in real trouble!!

I love doing the blogpost, News Headlines from Around the World. It is interesting to see that there really is vey little in the news that is new. Most of the stuff has been building into a crescendo just waiting to happen. The Japanese and Chinese dispute over the Senkaku Islands is a good example.
 
Re: Arthur's Day or How the Irish made Diageo richer by Loretto on 28 September 2012 7:26pm
 
Exactly Wheelrim. The Irish kids posing for those pics with the logline: Irish Riot are just as much to blame as Diageo and Arthur Guinness!
 
Re: Arthur's Day or How the Irish made Diageo richer by Lounge Trekker on 28 September 2012 8:44pm
 
'Getting the news from you' doesn't apply to the snippets of spun-off sound-bytes that make up the news headlines. It is more about thinking of issues and events from a fresh perspective. All of us on Palin's are fed a different spin on these 'newsworthy' items from whatever political (read: propoganda) or 'news' sources and it is nice to see the different positive ways we view things.
 
Re: Arthur's Day or How the Irish made Diageo richer by Loretto on 29 September 2012 1:22am
 
If I could start up my own highschool Pete I would have students read the newspapers five periods per week. I would have them read one story from four different newspapers with different perspectives, then rewrite the article implementing sources and quotes from all the newspapers.

I also think it is important to teach kids that thoughts evolve. Just because you thought one way two weeks ago doesn't mean your opinion has to remain stagnant and you stick to that line of thinking. It's ok to say, I've read a bit more, thought a bit more and here's how I've changed my thinking. It means you're listening to others and digesting their opinions too. I'd call that 45 minute five day per week class : Perspectives. Hopefully it would promote open mindedness and respect for other people's opinions.

Have a great weekend all! Even those in Diageo!
 
Re: Arthur's Day or How the Irish made Diageo richer by tucsonmike on 29 September 2012 2:04am
 
I am sharing your blog post. Hostile stereotype and was interested to learn Guinness was a unionist.
 
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