For the next three days, we'll be looking at some fine, fine examples of what happens in America, and particularly New York, with that equalizing of all holidays, St. Patrick's Day. I've sidestepped many a pile of green vomit on 6th Ave, long after the parade itself passed by in which actual Irish men and women celebrate their heritage, holding their heads high while witnessing parade-goers indulge in every Irish stereotype - over-imbibing, fighting, mischief and general jackassery. It's similar to Halloween, minus the creativity and self-expression.
Ebay sellers, those most industrious and opportunistic folks, offer all the accoutrements to make your day the jackassiest of them all. Let's start with the t-shirt, the least commital and easiest to show your Irish 'pride.' I especially dig the marriage of Irish heritage and wizardry, the Party Like Charlie tee.