St. Patrick’s Day

Until the AOH figure out they should let gay folks march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, I decided I’d post the biography of an Irish person who happens to be gay on St. Patrick’s Day, instead, because it’s so embarrassing to be both (a little) Irish & Catholic with these numbnuts behaving like it’s the Middle Ages.

So who better to start with than Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, the Irish writer who was the bon vivant & society wit and who was eventually imprisoned for being homosexual. His most famous works are The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Picture of Dorian Gray Despite his decline after jail, however, he maintained his sense of humor: just a month before his death he is quoted as saying, “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or other of us has got to go.”

2 Replies to “St. Patrick’s Day”

  1. I am currently working on my autobiography, which is to be entitiled: “You be Frank and I”ll be Ernestina”. I find Oscar an inspiring figure. I remember some of his quotes like: “A cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing”; or, “The wallpaper in here is horrid”. I know some others that have been attributed to him, in a facetious way; but they are really not printable. People can be boorish.

    By the way, have you ever heard Michael Coleman’s version of “The Woman of the House”? ?Do you remember the old great trad bands: Paddy O’Furniture or the Gay Licks. I hope nobody ever forgets “The Erinoids”. Erin go Bragh!!!!!!! P. S. Don’t forget! A brogue is a shoe, not an accent! Oh, really?….. No!!! O’ Reilly!!!!!!

  2. I didn’t know Oscar Wilde was Irish. I’m embarrased not knowing that. I’ll excuse the fact I’m neither Irish nor Roman Catholic. 🙂


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