September 2, 2014
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DFA 1979 is going to celebrate their new album by giving you a free tattoo
Someone tried and failed to ride the back bumper of a TTC bus
Toronto-based Sockzi wants to make everyone a socks fan
Iconic dance venue Andy Poolhall set to close
August 29, 2014
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Native Tongue: 'St. Patrick's Day 2012'
Limericks for the annual celebration of ethnic caricature

Poems about the modern world, by Lauren Bride.

St. Patrick again has his day,
Upcoming on this Saturday.
It is often abused -
May I please be excused?
Or just sink myself in Georgian Bay?

Hell’s Kitchen is far in New York,
Though for one day, everyone’s an O’Rourke.
What harm could it be?
Leprechauns, céilidhs,                                                                                                                                                                                   And the freedom to be a drunk dork?

In imagining it, there’s no danger,
And no broken nose from a stranger,
Who might clean your clock,
Steal your shamrock,
Dispose of your corpse in a manger.

The green beer could be quite becoming,
Trickling down chins while it’s numbing
The rest of the person,
Who is bettered and worsened,

Later unwell, harming plumbing.

And there once was a lad from Peru,
Who moved here for something to do.
He was hoping for snow,
Disappointed, he’ll go,

Though he quite liked Erin Go Brew.

Maybe this year, you’ll be granted,
With a comatose kid so enchanted,
That he or she
Just had to be
Face down by your doorstep, and pants-ed.

All in good fun, je comprends.
You can’t really help how you’re spawned.
It’s only genetic,
But I find it emetic.
Because I’m too strawberry-blond.

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Lauren Bride is a writer, among other things.

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