Episode 15: Yeah it’s St. Paddy’s Day. Everyone is Irish tonight–The Boondock Saints

Disclaimer: No one said we were original when it comes to being an American on St. Patrick’s Day. Also, our views on the quality of The Boondock Saints film is thus:

  • If you are a fan of the film, we may or may not contest the film’s status as a so-called “cult classic,” and may or may not agree that yes, it is about as quotable as Pulp Fiction or Ghostbusters. Also, that cast?! I mean, Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly?
  • If you are not a fan of the film, we may or may not find the following descriptions to be fair assessments:
    •  “A juvenile, ugly movie that represents the worst tendencies of directors channeling Tarantino.”–Rotten Tomatoes consensus
    • “The Boondock Saints has ended up a cheap looking B-movie that’s pretentious, derivative, and sorely lacking a sense of fun.”–Miles Fielder (Rotten Tomatoes)
    • “An embarrassing waste of time, and nothing even resembling the guiltiest of guilty pleasures…”–Felix Vasquez Jr. (Rotten Tomatoes)
    • “If I was stuck on a desert island with only this movie and nothing else to do, I would go drown myself!”–Fitznew (IMDB)

Brian: Guinness

Photo by Matt Detrich for the IndyStar digital newspaper

Kelly: An Italian wine called Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Image from Reverse Wine Snob website

Jamie: ….also Guinness

Photo from Guinness for The Orange County Register digital newspaper

Recommendations:

Brian: Giolitti for gelato (Rome); All’Antico Vinaio for sandwiches (Florence)

Image by Emilio Lorenzo Fortunati
Photo by Lukáš Buňát

Kelly: Mr. Mayor (Hulu); Go visit some museums or theaters, etc. before the next COVID variant hits!

Photo from IMDB

Jamie: Jen White Tattoos (Alexandria, VA); Monsters Inside Me (Discovery+)

Photo from @jenwhitetattoos Instagram
Photo from JustWatch website

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