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what's the best drinking holiday, 4th of July or cinco de mayo?
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posted 07-02-2002 09:05 PM ET (US)
posted 07-02-2002 09:41 PM ET (US)
Love your profile...LOL!!!!!!
posted 07-02-2002 09:54 PM ET (US)
Those who go forth, with a fifth, on the Fourth, may not go forth on the Fifth!
posted 07-02-2002 10:09 PM ET (US)
On a serious note, drinking and boating don't mix. In fact, they generally result in fatalities. So let's not drink and drive, in boat or car, on the Fourth or any other day.
posted 07-02-2002 10:26 PM ET (US)
whalerfran you got that right! I never heard of cinco-de-whatever but we just had St.Peter's Fiesta a celibration of the Patron Saint of the fishermen here in Gloucester,Ma. And now Bud is sponsering the event and has turned it into a Madi-gra with "Girls Gone Wild","Bah-hoppin" and wet T-shirt contests! What's this world coming to?
posted 07-02-2002 10:27 PM ET (US)
Who won the greased pole?
posted 07-03-2002 09:09 AM ET (US)
Every day is a good drinking holiday!
posted 07-03-2002 10:20 AM ET (US)
OK, for all of the Yankee Whaler owners, Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican holiday celebrating Mexico's defeat of a French invasionary force. This is not to be confused with September 16 which is the Mexican independence day (from Spain) or all of the various holidays for the Saints that are celebrated. These holidays are usually part of the culture in the southwestern states and The People's Republic of California (I am an expatriated Californian so I can say that):).
Growing up in California, I never heard of Cinco de Mayo until the early 70's. After the beer companies heard about, they promoted the holiday in the name of "diversity" and now it is a huge deal celebrated across races and another reason to party. The celebrations can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, (or fortunately depending on your world view) it is not an official day off from work.
I ditto the drinking and boating prohibition. Here in Texas so many people are injured or killed every year on the lakes because they seem to think that a boat is OK to pilot drunk. Not to mention the drunks who drown because they think they can drink and swim. Lake Lewisville (here in the DFW area) will probably have 10 people drwon this weekend because of drinkig and boating. It doesn't have to happen. Need a cold one? Plant under a tree, drink what you want and stay out of the water.
Have a great 4th!
posted 07-03-2002 10:43 AM ET (US)
darwinism is the best filter for the gene pool, so be smart and avoid it.
posted 07-03-2002 10:57 AM ET (US)
Thank GOD for the beer holders in my Montauk....that 13' has killed 4 beers in 1/2 tank of gas. Talk about fatalities! Not only does alcohol abuse make me mad, it costs me money.
Thanksgiving Eve is the most celebrated party night(as far as bars go). I would say Cinco(may 5th) and independence day are both great. I like the added fireworks to top off a cool buzz.
posted 07-03-2002 12:59 PM ET (US)
St Patrick's Day. A little something up here called the Erin Express (sp?) wow.
Basically get on a bus that takes you around to all the Irish watering holes. No driving, just ride the bus. Starts around 10 am till whenever
posted 07-03-2002 02:31 PM ET (US)
posted 07-03-2002 04:21 PM ET (US)
ChocLabWhaler: "Who won the Greasy Pole?" On Friday an Italian on Saturday an Italian and on Sunday a non-Italian!
posted 07-03-2002 06:03 PM ET (US)
Sam(samars) from the forum and I went fishing on Friday and caught 27 Perch on Lake Erie, smoked Cigars, and caught a Buzz on Beer, a great day!!! Jack.
posted 07-04-2002 02:27 PM ET (US)
Who needs holidaze?
Why do you think whaler made a floating cooler anyways?
I knew that "Big" would be on this one. He's the best!
BTW, Jay A, tell me more about that fest up there.
posted 07-04-2002 11:56 PM ET (US)
Swellmonster: St.Peters Fiesta is a four day (This year it was expanded to 5 days for it's 75th anniversary)event with a parade,Blessing of the fleet,Siene boat races(12 man row boats) and the BIGGIE,The Greasy pole! The Greasy pole is a 40' telephone pole stretched across the water mounted on a platform in Gloucester harbor.It is covered with about 8" of biodegradable grease with a flag on a staff mounted to the end of the pole.About 50 "contestants" dressed in costume slip and slide along the pole going after the flag. Check out www.stpetersfiesta.org for more info.
posted 07-14-2002 01:45 PM ET (US)
Thanks Jay for the info....
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