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April 10, 2006
WAR: Mourning the Irish Wake

Ed Morrissey has yet another example of the EU's efforts to stamp out an aspect of a member state's traditional national culture.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:48 PM | War 2006 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)
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My grandfather went to an Irish wake many years ago. The story as I've heard it, is that everyone got so drunk that they wound up sitting the corpse up at the bar. Yet another charming tradition (like the pint) being trampled by insensitive Brussels bureaucrats. Perhaps the Irish should take a trip to Belgium and riot. Then maybe the EU would be more culturally sensitive.

Posted by: rbj at April 10, 2006 3:00 PM

Sounds like when Sweden tried to ban the slaughter of meat in a kosher manner as "inhumane."

And my father in law went to his first Irish wake during WWII. He told me he had never seen anything like it, but the only shocking thing was when they played cards, using the coffin as the table.

Want to see some great reaction to an EU mandate? Reqire all cheesed be pasteurized. Vive la difference!

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at April 11, 2006 12:30 AM

What's the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish wake?

One less drunk.

Slainte!

Posted by: Jonathan at April 11, 2006 2:48 PM
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