Thursday, March 17, 2005

In honor of the day: The Onion's Irish-Heritage timeline

Noteworthy excerpts (in reverse order):

1951 - Irish Spring, the two-deodorant soap, becomes the first soap allowed on Irish soil.

1488 - Luck o' the Irish runs out.

922 - Vikings land in Limerick and meet a buxom young farm girl named Claire.

530-537 - St. Brendan makes a long sea voyage with a group of fellow monks, exploring distant lands to the West and besting Columbus' discovery of American by a millenium. St. Brendan is the patron saint of bullshit.

2 comments:

Renaissance Woman said...

Mike: I cannot find the original onion timeline anywhere, least of all on the Onion! Do you have a copy of it you can send, either in HTML or in plain text?

thanks.

Mike said...

It's here.