Category Archives: st. patrick’s day
At Christmas the DC Universe Online game had some special goodies going on with Larfleeze the Orange Lantern. There’s something similar happening this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day with Superman foe Mister Mxyzptlk. I guess the fifth dimensional imp is the closest that DC Comics has to a leprechaun, so he shows up with pots of gold full of gold coins. Here’s a video that gives you a better idea.
I gave it a shot with The Red Sun, but I don’t think I managed to snag any coins. I’m still working on the controller…
The YouTube video is courtesy of 2TM’s House Of Pain.
Locally in Philadelphia, channel 6, WPVI-TV has made a habit of showing this film late Sunday night either before or after St. Patrick’s Day. They’ve been doing it for at least thirty years, maybe more. It’s a pretty shitty print to be honest – faded and edited and chopped up, but it’s still become a welcome tradition. Back in the 1980s when my mom was still alive we used to stay up and watch it every year. It was never a planned event, we just found ourselves up at that time and watching the film all the way through together. It’s one of the only traditions for St. Pattie’s that our family ever really had, and I miss it.
I’ll probably watch it again today sometime, partly for nostalgia and partly to get the taste of channel 6’s lousy print out of my eyes. Brilliant acting, perfect directing and unparalleled casting aside – it’s a beautiful film. You get to see the glory of Ireland in big bright technicolor. If you haven’t seen The Quiet Man before, take out the time and do it. Romance, comedy, drama, music, it’s got it all and it’s one of the best.