A joke to honor the day and my lovely Irish friends who can drink me under the table...
A Texan walks into a pub in Galway, Ireland, and raises his voice to the crowd. He shouts, "I hear you Irish are a bunch of drinkin' fools. I'll give 500 American dollars to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back to back."
The room is quiet and no one takes up the Texan's offer.
Paddy Murphy gets up and leaves the bar. Thirty minutes later, he shows back up and taps the Texan. "Is your bet still good?" he asks.
The Texan answers "yes," and Murphy downs all 10 pints, drinking them all back to back.
The other pub patrons cheer and the Texan sits down in amazement. The Texan gives the Irishman the $500 and asks, "If you don't mind me asking, where did you go for that 30 minutes you were gone?"
Paddy Murphy replies, "Oh, I had to go to the pub down the street to see if I could do it first."
(Irish stereotyping at its finest!)