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Why Dyeing Food And Beer Green For St. Patrick’s Day Is Actually Kind Of Sad

I’ll be the first to admit it: At one point in my life (read: college) drinking beer dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day felt like my genetic right as a Midwesterner with an Irish surname. And to be sure, every year there are probably millions of people eating and drinking green food and beverages to celebrate the day. But green food has another meaning for the Irish, one that makes the American dyeing tradition kind of… sad. [More]

Ask The Consumerists: Why Is It Cool To Make Fun Of "Drunk" Irish People?

Ask The Consumerists: Why Is It Cool To Make Fun Of "Drunk" Irish People?

Reader Kyran sent this photo of a hat sold by Walmart and asked the following question:

Help Catch "The Leprechaun Bandit" Before He Robs A 6th Bank

Help Catch "The Leprechaun Bandit" Before He Robs A 6th Bank

Lt. Dean Sullivan, police spokesman, said the freckled bank robber with reddish-brown hair earned his nickname because of the “Luck of the Irish” green and white baseball cap that he sometimes wears featuring a shamrock and leprechaun.