No, really though, this is the jam.
In honor of St Patrick’s Day, I introduce you to Jarlath (straight from Ireland!) who works the bar at Paddy Barry’s in Quincy Center. He also happens to be my dad’s neighbor, and my dad is a pretty good judge of character so Jarlath is okay in my book! Here he is:
Where/when we catch you behind the bar?
I’m a bartender at Paddy Barry’s Irish Pub, 1574 Hancock Street in Quincy Center Monday nights, Friday nights and every other Saturday night.
Do you have a signature drink?
My specialty is a fruit salad shot (stoli razz, stoli-orange, banana liquor, cranberry & oj). I came up with the recipe one winter night out of boredom, now it’s our best selling shot.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever seen as a bartender?
Well, the funniest would be the night some random elderly lady walked in…she just started dancing. Didn’t even order a drink. The guys at the bar started cheering her on…until she decided it would be a good time to take her top off…at which point the same guys started yelling at her to put her clothes on. I put her in a cab-no one should see a woman their grandmothers age naked. The second funniest is more ironic-I was bar tending one Saturday and a man came up to the bar & ordered Blue Moon. He looked familiar and I realized he looked like the guy from the “hoppa” commercial for the Dish cable-so I asked him if anyone ever told him he looked like him…he said “Yeah, cause it’s me!” Great guy-very friendly.
Any other creepy or funny behind the bar stories?
Any creepy stories die with me! For the most part what happens here stays here & a good bartender never tells!
Jarlath Waters: Quincy resident native of Ireland & your dad’s favorite neighbor! Was behind the bar this weekend Friday night and Sunday night for the post parade crowd!
Remember when I changed my mind a little bit about Taylor Swift? Well, I changed it back to my original opinion of her when I heard that she queened out over Tina Fey poking fun at her relationships at the Golden Globes. Yup, she started babbling about mean girls and taking feminist quotes out of context. My original opinion of Taylor was that she’s overrated and boring. Now I also think she can’t take a joke, which is probably one of the worst traits someone can possess. I mean, Taylor Swift has brief romances with everyone and their cousin, then sings about it. I should have gone with my first instinct: that Swifty was trouble when she walked in. She cannot dispute that she uses her ex boyfriends as inspiration. Who fucking cares if she does? If I could exploit my exes and get paid for it like she does, I’d lock myself in my room at my mom’s to get that whole teenage heartbreak effect, and write songs in my Lisa Frank diary all day. Teardrops on my guitar type of shit. The least she can do is own her signature move, embrace it, and joke about it. Or she should just stop doing it. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen Swifty. As for the Madeleine Albright quote that she used to fire back at Tina Fey:
“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
…stop it, Taylor. This quote is not relevant to this situation at all. I am sure Madeliene Albright was speaking about something much more important than Hollywood gossip. You know, like women who are REALLY in need of help. Global sisterhood and what not. Women should help each other, but you can go to hell with your go to hell talk. Women shouldn’t relate lighthearted jokes made by Tina Fey to inspiring feminist quotes. I mean, that’s just like the rules of feminism.
So Taylor: Get over yourself, and Harry Styles. And I want my pink shirt back. I WANT MY PINK SHIRT BACK!
A few months back I wrote a blog about how I didn’t get the Taylor Swift hype. Like, she’s talented and all, but I just didn’t really think she was anything special. She’s also kind of a goody goody and I like a little edginess. Though I am human, and hate to admit when I am wrong, I must admit that I was wrong. I’m starting to change my opinion of her a little bit and I’ll tell you why. Originally I thought she was just some corny hookup whore who used guys for inspiration for her teeny bop songs. Straight dog move (girls can be dogs, too!). I mean, everyone already knows that John Mayer is a douchebag. No need to write a song about it, right? Well, that’s only sort of true. The first time she wrote a song about John Mayer I thought it was immature and stupid. But then I heard that her song “Trouble” is about John Mayer…again. I love relentlessness. It indicates a little bit of craziness in a person, and craziness is kind of fierce. Crazy brings our the human in people. Remember when Britney Spears went bat shit insane back in 2007? Just made me love her more. Talking in British accents, running around bald, beating cars with umbrellas. I live for celebrity breakdowns. Clearly T Swift is far from a breakdown of that caliber, or from any kind of a breakdown, but her don’t give a fuck attitude towards John Mayer makes me slightly delighted. I just love that she obviously does not give one fuck about the opinion of the guy who wrote that lame ass song about running through the halls of his high school screaming at the top of his lungs. And honestly, I like John Mayer. So I’m unsure why Swifty’s songs about him make me like her more all of a sudden. A couple other reasons I’m starting to dig her are that her last two songs were catchy as fuck, and she absolutely KILLED IT in this dress at the People’s Choice Awards 2013:
OBVIOUSLY Chris Brown performed at the AMA’s last night. He is just SO talented. VOM.
No one makes my blood boil more than Chris Brown. I can’t even upload his picture to this blog because I don’t want his ugly mug on my blog. He beat the everliving shit out of a female, remember that? It’s pretty recent. Left her for dead. He has very publicly shown the world that he still has anger problems (his appearance/tantrum during a morning show when they brought up domestic violence), fighting in night clubs, etc. He is still violent, and not only that, he has the biggest “FUCK YOU” attitude about everything. He got a tattoo of a woman’s battered face and said it’s “not Rihanna” (looks awfully similar). He said winning a Grammy was an “F U” to his haters. Like, people hate you because you almost murdered a female, so accept that you have a few. Let them hate and stop acting like such a douche. Perhaps the most frustrating thing is that his fans defend him by saying he “did his time for his crime”. No, he really didn’t. Because he deserved a lot worse than picking up some trash on the side of the highway and a little probation. People also defend him by saying he’s talented and “could have been the next MJ with those dance moves”. Who fucking cares. American Idol and XFactor and all those other talent shows find talent better than him all the time. Sure he sang the Doublemint Gum jingle, but guess what? Fuckin AUTOTUNE!
The saddest part of all of this is that his fans tweeted that they’d let Breezy beat the shit out of them because he’s so hot. What exactly is attractive about a coward who hits a girl? And why does this dickhead get to keep the nickname “Breezy”? Breezy suggests that he’s chill. Is it an oxymoron because he’s actually the un-chillest psychopath on the stage? Here’s the thing, I do think that people who pay for the crimes they commit should at some point be forgiven. But this dude was forgiven immediately. Not only did he show no remorse, but he displayed the kind of behavior that got him in trouble in the first place: anger/violence. He still is asked to perform at awards shows, still makes money, still shown respect. No repercussions for his actions. Just taken back in. He is beloved by females, some young and impressionable, and the only thing this can really translate to is that it’s okay to beat a woman. You can still be successful. And the one who seems to get the most shit for it is none other than Rihanna, for taking him back.
What is UP, society?!
Here’s a video of Nicki Minaj getting all ghetto-diva on THE diva herself, Mariah Carey:
Woahhh, down girl! Whether this whole thing is a publicity stunt or not, if Nicki Minaj ever came at me like that, I would pepper spray her (but, I am Beyonce so she’d NEVAHHHH!. Awww hell nawwww!). She’s like a fucking chihuahua. Doesn’t her yelling voice sound kind of like her music? Repeating nonsensical things in a screeching voice and what not. Like, it goes right through me. And I feel like she should be so jovial with her crazy ass attire and hair. I feel like if you’re wearing a dress that looks like something out of Candy Land, then you should be obligated to not act diva-hood.
And here is another famous douchebag with a douchebag tattoo.
Jenelle Evans, best known for her terrible parenting on MTV’s hit show Teen Mom, tweeted a picture of her new leopard tattoo going down her hip. Jenelle, who is also known as the teen mom who cried because she didn’t feel like she could quit smoking marijuana, explained that her tattoo represents how strong she is.
To me, Jenelle’s tattoo represents that she will never change her douchebag spots. You go, gurl!
What better way to start the work week than a video of the Biebs puking?
Happy Monday everyone!