Matt and Friends Drink the Universe

Shamrocks & Shenanigans Special - "St. Patrick's Day Trivia"

March 12, 2024 Matt and Friends Drink The Universe Episode 23
Matt and Friends Drink the Universe
Shamrocks & Shenanigans Special - "St. Patrick's Day Trivia"
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Top O’ the episode to ya! Andy, Chris, Rob, and Siobhan (slightly Irish), join Matt for a St. Patrick's Day episode brimming with plenty of shenanigans, trivia, and of course Guinness! Andy to guest host trivia as we raise a pint (or several) and dive headfirst into all things St. Patrick’s Day! We test our knowledge with questions ranging from the legendary tales of St. Patrick himself to the mischievous antics of leprechauns. There might even be a little music along the way.

More than one member of the crew has ventured to Ireland in the past and kissed the Blarney Stone. Imbued with the gift of gab and filled with Irish spirit, we share stories and anecdotes of trips to Ireland and our St. Patrick’s Day memories in between questions. So pour pint of your favorite brew, get comfy, and let's toast to the spirit of St. Patrick's Day!

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Matt:

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Rob:

We have liftoff. Welcome to Matt and Friends Drink the Universe.

Matt:

Alright, everybody, welcome back to Matt and Friends. Drink the Universe, now part of the Unfiltered Studios podcast network, and today I am very excited for this episode. Took a little bit to pull this one together, but, lads and lassies, this is our St Patrick's Day spectacular.

Rob:

That was not as bad as I was expecting it to be Agreed. We can go as St Patrick's. Day. No, just as bad. Oh St Patrick's Day, oh St Patrick's Day, oh boo.

Andy:

Oh, and then you took a dive.

Siobhan:

Chug chug.

Andy:

Yeah.

Siobhan:

Street dive down.

Andy:

Drop that shot.

Rob:

Let's do it, let's do it, yep, yep, dammit it.

Siobhan:

No early.

Andy:

That's okay, go, go, go, I'm prepared.

Rob:

And car bombs are being had as soon as we start the episode. Matt is taking an annoyingly long time to finish his I like to save her mind. Oh well.

Andy:

You do not save her those. That's a bad call.

Matt:

I love that taste. At the end, chavon and I had this conversation, though, and I'm not allowed to call them Irish car bombs, so I was brainstorming. I was going to go with Irish rapid car detailer.

Siobhan:

Okay, okay, yeah sure.

Matt:

I like that.

Siobhan:

It's a little friendlier. We're not going to get the IRA on us.

Matt:

Ah, thank you to Chris and Chavon for joining remotely tonight. We appreciate that.

Rob:

Yeah, Hi guys.

Siobhan:

Hello friends Glad to be here.

Matt:

Do you want to say why?

Siobhan:

But sort of here.

Matt:

Okay.

Siobhan:

Chris, do you want to say why?

Chris:

I don't think it matters, because you can all tell from that.

Matt:

Yeah, might be a little nothing really.

Siobhan:

He's got the old COVID.

Rob:

Oh, no, oh, the old COVID the old. I hate it Sans Parce Harvest he's got the old COVID.

Andy:

Tip of the navel swab do you Did a little tickly tube of your brain.

Rob:

now did you Well run tiddly tum or tip of the navel swab.

Matt:

I'll give you that. It's just a quality joke you can have one of those. So we do have some different kinds of Guinness here today. I'm sure we'll taste at some point. And Andy has prepared some Irish trivia and I pretty much said trivia and Andy was just like I got it, so I don't know what's about to happen.

Andy:

All right, Well, we've got the luck of the Irish with our trivia for today. So here in front of me I have a deck of cards and when you answer a question correctly you get a card, and at the end of the game the person with the most points on their cards and their pot of gold there wins the game. However, with a little further luck of the Irish if you think you know the answer to the question before I read off the choices if you get it right, you get to draw two cards.

Rob:

Okay.

Andy:

There's your luck of the Irish. Siobhan is super excited.

Rob:

Chris and Siobhan we will draw on your behalf and have some piles here for you so that we keep that segregated and we know what you guys have at the end.

Matt:

I'll do the math for Chris so he doesn't have to worry about it.

Siobhan:

Right, don't do it for me. I don't do, I hate math.

Rob:

So, before you get going, Andy Matt, which of these Guinnesses should I start with if I'm looking to taste them all but don't want to obliterate my palate with the strongest?

Matt:

I mean I would start with the standard Guinness stout. That would probably be a good place to start. Okay, Andy, would you mind passing me the other hand of Guinness?

Andy:

There you go. I'm for some reason still sipping on a pilsner.

Matt:

That's okay For the record. I love St Patty's Day.

Andy:

St Patrick's Day. Yeah, it's good, we've migrated south of Ireland somehow.

Matt:

I once spent a St Patrick's Day in Dublin marching in a parade.

Rob:

How very interesting. I once also spent a St Patrick's Day in Dublin marching in a parade. Were you on that trip too? I was, but I wasn't playing the drums as I was supposed to, I recall.

Matt:

Yes.

Rob:

I was carrying a banner.

Matt:

Yes, you had recently engaged in fisticuffs with a concrete wall.

Rob:

Yes, yes, anywho, back to Andy Shall, we get to it. Let's do it All right.

Andy:

Let's find out who's going to go first. Yeah, spinner, spinner on the wall. Who gets the first question? Oh, we've upgraded from dice to a spinner. We've gone from dice to spinner. And Matt you are getting the first question. Yay, well, round one. I call this round. Wait who? These are all questions about St Patrick. Oh so, matt, what was St Patrick's name before becoming a priest? Was it Malin Sukint, was it Pier Gint, was it Augustus Gallus, or was it Alexander Peden?

Rob:

Po-po-ji-zo. Po-po-ji-zo.

Andy:

Again, the choices are A Malin Sukint, b Pier Gint, c Augustus Gallus or D Alexander Peden. I'm going, pier Gint. Oh, that is an awful choice, matt. That is very wrong. The correct answer is A Malin Sukint, pier Gint. That's the opera. That's where in the Hall of the Mountain King came from.

Siobhan:

It sounded familiar to him. You all know that's why he chose it.

Matt:

Yeah, I probably should have studied for this.

Rob:

Yeah, that would have been a guess for me, dude, To be fair before.

Andy:

I started preparing the trivia, I was not aware that his name was not originally Patrick, though it makes perfect sense. Very common for the priesthood to change names.

Siobhan:

Do you know what, though? I was reading trivia about this trivia, and I don't want to mess with the rest of your questions about him, but they don't know if that was his real name either, and there's a lot of backers about that. Yeah, they're not sure, but that's the one that many people say. Fair enough, but it's a very fun Welsh name.

Matt:

I feel like, with that being said, I should get 50% credit because there's a possibility I could be right.

Siobhan:

No, it's definitely not wrong, 100% wrong.

Matt:

You're telling me you don't know what it is. So therefore it could be. It's definitely not pure Gint, though.

Siobhan:

No, I'm telling you, it's not Pier Gint. I will tell you, I know it's not that.

Andy:

Alright, let's keep going here, rob. Yes, where do we believe St Patrick was born? Was it A France, b Scotland, c Ireland or D Turkey? Where do we believe St Patrick was born?

Rob:

I'm actually going to go with Scotland because my good friend Siobhan said Wales and I'm going to go with Scotland.

Andy:

Scotland is the correct choice. Now they're not sure about it. It might have been Wales, it might have been England but I'm leading theory, according to what I found is Scotland.

Rob:

I would have guessed Ireland, had you not mentioned Wales.

Andy:

So the first entry into the pot of gold, that's an ace. That's an ace. It looked like Jesus, it looked like an 11, I'm like what the hell Ace of hearts, what the hell deck of cards has an 11? What are the aces?

Rob:

worth in your game.

Andy:

So all face cards are worth 10. All face cards worth 10.

Matt:

Out to an early lead with this ace pool.

Andy:

Keep it simple. Let's go to Siobhan next.

Siobhan:

Yoff.

Andy:

Y. Did St Patrick initially go to Ireland? Was it? A he was just there on vacation? B he was kidnapped and enslaved. C. He went there to preach, slash, be a missionary, or. D. He went to fight in a battle between England and Ireland?

Siobhan:

Dang, I should have taken the two card on this one because I know that he was going to have to save the choice of luck of the Irish.

Andy:

If you think you've got to know the answer before, Just to clarify.

Siobhan:

That's only on our question.

Andy:

On your question, correct, you can't interrupt. Can't go slacking people's questions.

Siobhan:

I'm not going to go to the page from people because you know I'm about to do that. Yeah, no, he's captured and enslaved.

Andy:

That is correct. He was captured and enslaved and taken to Ireland. Unfortunately, the luck of the Irish is not with the most Irish of us. You got a three.

Siobhan:

Oh, I'm too.

Andy:

Not a whole lot in your pot of gold so far.

Siobhan:

Dang.

Andy:

All right, chris. Why do we celebrate St Patrick's Day on March 17th? Do we celebrate it because A it's a randomly assigned date that we thought was great. B in celebration of his birth, c in celebration of his death, or D the day he drove the snakes out of Ireland. Oof A random B his birth, c his death, or D the day he drove those snakes out of Ireland. I will go with birth Is incorrect. That correct answer is his death. Death.

Matt:

Celebrating the day that he died. Eternal wake.

Andy:

Yes, so, matt, keeping on that idea there, when did he die? Did he die A 461 AD, b 1161 AD, c 1261 AD or D 1361 AD?

Siobhan:

I'll be there, so good oh boy 461, 1161, 1261, or 1361?

Andy:

He was 1161. You are so close. It's four, isn't it? It is 461. So that's a wrap. 461 was the correct answer.

Rob:

Wow, yeah, I had no idea it went that far back.

Andy:

Far back yeah.

Rob:

Now, I didn't think that Christianity was brought to Ireland that long ago.

Andy:

So at that point, that was, when the Romans were still in England.

Rob:

Okay, so it was like Constantine.

Andy:

Right, it was that.

Rob:

Christianity.

Andy:

Christianity being spread through the Romans, and that phase of you know when he was born probably was not much Christianity in Ireland yet. So, rob, we've established when he died. When was St Patrick canonized? A, was he canonized in 1002 AD, b, 1202 AD, c, 2002 AD or D? He wasn't. D he was not. That is the correct answer. Noi, St Patrick was not officially canonized.

Siobhan:

Trying to send.

Andy:

Not officially canonized. Oh, rob, now I've got a three, but I'll work on a flush.

Matt:

If any of our listeners at the Vatican want a campaign for that, we strongly support it.

Andy:

So basically, I would think that if they haven't yet, Basically he is considered a saint, obviously St Patrick, but at that point, like that whole canonization process, wasn't an official thing, so he's kind of pre-canonization the saint.

Matt:

Interesting.

Rob:

Yeah, he was grandfathered in he was Okay.

Andy:

So, as you know, to be a saint you need to have performed at least three miracles. Which of these miracles was St Patrick said to have performed? A did he turn water into wine? B did he raise 33 men from the dead? C did he raise a sunken ship from the bottom of the sea? Or? D did he cause a tree to grow in the shape of a cross?

Siobhan:

I'll go with D the cross tree.

Andy:

Not a bad choice, but incorrect. The correct answer is B. He raised 33 men from the dead. Now, was that actually from the dead or did he just wake up 33?

Matt:

guys from a bad hangover.

Andy:

No, apparently some of them. According to the story which he wrote, several of them had been dead for several years.

Siobhan:

Right.

Andy:

So like out of the grave. So me too.

Siobhan:

I'll write a story as well.

Matt:

That's above and beyond the call of duty, way above and beyond. Yeah, he's just got Lazarus. He was only gone for what? A couple of days maybe.

Andy:

But wait, there's more, chris. Which of these did he also do? Did he stop rushing water with a piece of bread? Did he cure someone's blindness? Did he turn water into honey or D? All of the above, what was the first one? Again, that was the Stopped rushing water with a piece of bread. I wish it was a potato. Actually, there were no potatoes in Ireland at this point.

Chris:

Good God. So are we saying he just took a piece, a loaf of bread and he, like Moses, just stopped the parting of the seas? What the hell?

Siobhan:

is that it's a miracle.

Rob:

And the river.

Chris:

I will go with turned water into honey.

Andy:

You are technically correct, but so were all the rest of them All the biography.

Matt:

All the biography, my God.

Andy:

He did all those things. Dude excuse us, I'm starting to get like.

Matt:

St.

Chris:

Patrick.

Matt:

Starting to understand why St Patrick's Day is such a big deal.

Rob:

A little bit of a pull apparently we need to create a drinking game that involves bread, so Anybody who's?

Chris:

not able to stop water with their bread, has to drink.

Rob:

Yes.

Matt:

There we go. How big does the?

Andy:

source of water have to be. So if I remember correctly when I looked it up, the story was like a well All of a sudden just started like geysering and was in threat of flooding a town, and he pulled a bless this bread it's now the body of Christ and plugged up the geyser with that piece of bread, see my first thought was what kind of bread Sourdough regular?

Matt:

was it like Southern cornbread? Because I could see that I could see cornbread.

Andy:

What I said Irish soda bread, obviously Irish soda bread.

Siobhan:

Obviously Matt.

Andy:

Hello, all right, and that is the end of round one.

Matt:

And just for the record, if anybody listening to this, if you absorb all this knowledge, you're going to know more about St Patrick's Day than anybody else on the planet.

Rob:

You too can be bread.

Chris:

Absorb everything.

Andy:

And absorb all this knowledge. All right, we're on to round two. Let's see who goes first for round two.

Rob:

Can you play the fun noise into there?

Andy:

You. So round two is all about leprechauns.

Rob:

Hmm, okay, I think I have a better shot now so, chris, is this leprechaun the movie like the B horror film?

Andy:

Maybe Did you do your research before the trivia night.

Siobhan:

Not on the movie.

Andy:

Have you seen the movie? No, it's so good in a bad way. If I did, it was a long time it's so good and there's like multiples of them.

Chris:

Yeah.

Andy:

So, chris, according to legend, how do leprechauns earn their gold? And remember, you can Call the luck of the Irish if you think you know the answer before the questions or the answers are read. So how do they earn their gold? Do they earn it by cleaning houses, be fixing shoes, see mending fences, or D? Do they just turn shamrock into gold? I'm gonna go with cleaning houses is Incorrect. It's the shoes. It's the shoes, the coblers is the correct answer fairy shoes aren't those elves not leprechauns?

Chris:

what no?

Andy:

no well, aren't leprechauns just the elves that got junk on the job and their fairies, their fairies, their fairies, yeah, sort of so next is Matt oh boy. Why are you more likely to see a leprechaun on st Patrick's Day than any other day of the year? Too much, jameson. Is that the answer you're going with? No, okay, so is it? A they're attracted to the music. B they're attracted to the beerC. They're attracted to the money. Or D they're attracted to the cooked cabbage. I.

Matt:

Am attracted to beer, but just because I think it's right, I'm going with D the cook, cabbage, the cooked cabbage is correct.

Andy:

Apparently, leprechauns are attracted to cooked cabbage as am I.

Matt:

That's Matt repellent, actually, matt repellent.

Andy:

So, matt, you can add this card to your pot of gold. What I got? Seven seven lucky seven seven gold coins Whoo. Rob, I'm ready. Are you aware that, according to mythology, leprechauns have a drunken nocturnal cousins that are said to ride Domesticated animals to the point of exhaustion?

Matt:

I'm like so excited right now.

Andy:

What are these cousins called? Are they a the cool rich cons, b the kengis cons, c the drunk itch cons or D the Mary Lou?

Rob:

and okay, I know it's not the Mary Lou, and because that's the, that's the Christmas tradition.

Andy:

Hey, it's a throwback.

Rob:

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Genghis Khan was the leader the Huns that conquered China.

Andy:

You've got the cool rich cons, the kengis cons, the drunk itch cons with a Mary Lou and I'm gonna go with the drunk itch cons. Incorrect. Okay, cool rich cons.

Rob:

Well, it's okay sir can't get them all right now.

Andy:

To be fair, some believe that the cool, rich cons are just the leprechauns at night. But the official mythology says are two different things, yeah.

Rob:

I'd never heard of that before no.

Siobhan:

I have cuz I studied.

Rob:

Why did?

Andy:

not. Let's find out. Shavon, it's your turn for a question. How much did she study? What is the origin of the word leprechaun from Middle Irish? Is it a red beard, be red nose, see big feet, or D little body?

Siobhan:

D little body.

Andy:

D is the correct answer, and adding to your pot of gold is a five, putting you ahead of Matt.

Siobhan:

Hooray.

Andy:

Rob, I'll take it.

Siobhan:

Yes.

Chris:

Chris, I'm bound to get one right eventually.

Andy:

Did you know that there are no female leprechauns? Why is that? Is it because a they are what develops when a boy is not properly disciplined. B they are just what develops from an unwanted fairy baby. See, just because. Or? D the patriarchy. Which of these is the reason why there are no female leprechauns?

Chris:

Damn it. I'll go with the the fairy baby.

Andy:

The unwanted fairy baby is correct, yeah.

Siobhan:

Okay, I would just like to add that the patriarchy is always. If you would send me, I feel like I would have fought for half credit for you, because that's what all of this is.

Rob:

Chris didn't want that D he didn't want that D.

Andy:

Let's see what Chris gets in his pot of gold. Chris gets an ace.

Matt:

He's gonna play himself in there running with ten points, make it rain in that pot of gold and shuffle the cards so I get an ace next.

Rob:

I'm just gonna put Chris, chris over there. Sure.

Andy:

There we go, there we go, there we go, hiding this pot of gold there, I Believe. Next is Matt. If you are lucky enough to catch a leprechaun, you can get its gold. However, it will disappear. If you do what? A Take your eye off it for even a second. B Say its nameC, repeat the same word, any word, three times. Or D, if you can't answer its riddle, which of these will instantly cause a leprechaun to disappear? Gonna go with D? It is unfortunately not us thinks. The correct answer is a. Yeah, if it can convince you to look away for even a second, it will disappear, damn it.

Rob:

Put it on.

Matt:

Little tricky bastard it wasn't.

Andy:

It wasn't the old Rankin and Bass movie about St Patrick's day.

Rob:

Rankin and Bass.

Matt:

I'd watch that for the record it's. It's weird, I didn't know that was a thing. Yeah, it's it's.

Andy:

It's a little weird.

Siobhan:

That's not Darby O'Gill, is it?

Andy:

I don't think so. I want to know what.

Siobhan:

Darby O'Gill in the little oh.

Andy:

Darby O'Gill. I'm sorry, what?

Siobhan:

Darby O'Gill and the little people.

Andy:

The only one that knows what this is this now know, you're oh.

Siobhan:

No, no, I'm not like a forgotten memory here.

Siobhan:

You guys. Yeah, probably it's a lot, but I'm won't belabor this podcast with it. But for the folks listening, if you were born in the 80s and you were maybe Irish, look for Darby O'Gill and the little people. We absolutely had it on VHS and it's this old Movie from like the late 50s or something that has a banshee in it. So that's why I thought that's what you were talking about. But it's like a whole, like Irish and there's a leprechaun in it and it's like a real bad movie, but it has Sean Connery in it.

Siobhan:

I got the young man Sean Connery Too bad as a young man, sean Connery, and Darby O'Gill is a drunk Irish man shocking. So you know there's that. But yeah, the whole thing. There's music in it. It's so good. It's not good, but it's great, it's fine. You should go look at it. Let's check it out.

Matt:

Rob it's your turn. I'm ready. Before we continue, can you pass me one of those Guinness extra stouts and a bottle opener?

Rob:

Would you go with that or the foreign extra first?

Matt:

No, I'm gonna go with the extra stout first and open it with the Steelers bottle opener that I have, because Art Rooney was the ambassador to Ireland.

Siobhan:

Oh, topical.

Rob:

There's some trivia for you, yeah.

Siobhan:

I'm gonna go make another drink. Pull that around.

Rob:

I'm not leaving the love. The love is being spread. Okay, Thank you.

Andy:

Pouring wine. Topa Keith here with the red solo cup, solo cup.

Rob:

I fill you up solo cup. Let's have a party.

Andy:

Proceed. Siobhan left when he started singing country music.

Rob:

That's okay now, sorry, I'm ready for my question. Hit me.

Andy:

Alright, rob. The EU has declared leprechauns as a protected creature. How many leprechauns are said to be living in the caves of Caringford, ireland? A there's one, b there's 34, c there's 137 or D there's 236? I'm going with 137 137 is not the correct answer. Son of a gun. According to the EU, there are 236 leprechauns living in those caves.

Rob:

Good God.

Matt:

Well, there you have it. Many questions. Who counted right?

Andy:

That's a very precise number.

Matt:

What is that?

Andy:

It's not a about, you know, it's not like there's about 250, it's 236 specifically so somewhere I have to know, did somebody document like at work today.

Matt:

I went out into a cave and counted that many yeah it was probably see Patrick in his autobiography.

Rob:

True, he counted them with bread.

Siobhan:

He parted their waterways and then said look at all of you hey, now some people pay extra for that.

Matt:

What do we think of the extra stout here?

Rob:

It is extra stout it. I actually like this better than regular Guinness.

Matt:

I do as well. Personally, it's got a much more of a coffee flavor to it, that's for sure.

Siobhan:

What was the one you hate? Maybe it's because extra you know.

Rob:

Nitro never does it for me in a can and this just doesn't taste flat. But yes, I very much like this the first time I'm having it. No, this is just the extra shavon, the foreign extra. We have yet to crack open.

Siobhan:

Yeah, I know that's Chris's least favorite.

Rob:

Which is before an extra or the foreign extra. Great something look forward to like.

Andy:

Matt said I'm definitely getting a lot of coffee off of oh yeah, which, as a coffee drinker, I'm a fan of. I.

Matt:

Prefer regular stout out of the three. I know that going into this, but shavon.

Siobhan:

I had Two espresso martinis on the cruise. We were just on spoiler.

Rob:

Did the robot make it? What did the robot make it? No video you opposed with the robot bartender. No, I only got one.

Siobhan:

One drink from the robot bartender, but I had two espresso martinis and they were delightful. So Get on that train for me, because I just for everyone who is listening I'm not a big coffee fan no, I don't drink coffee at all but I was determined to enjoy an espresso martini on this cruise we were just on and I very much liked it.

Andy:

So that's some vodka.

Siobhan:

Let's see what that means down for me at my drinking journey ahead.

Matt:

Since we're off the rails here already, that sounds awesome and I would try one of those as well, even though I am not a coffee drinker at all. I want to ask did you tip the robot bartender? No, tipped it over, okay so you're. Uprising, but that's all I needed to know.

Siobhan:

I appreciated his work. Okay people did not.

Rob:

Okay, now did it identify as a he? I must know.

Siobhan:

Okay, you're supposed to ask nowadays most of the bartenders were he, so I assumed. Which Are you supposed to ask?

Rob:

Yeah, what? What people's preferred identity is? Yes, I believe that you're supposed to ask. Well, there was. I think, it's your turn. Sorry, it is Siobhan's got one more question.

Andy:

Hooray, finish off the round on leprechauns. You're gonna like this one, siobhan. Oh God in 2006, an American news story went viral due to many people claiming to have seen a leprechaun. What state was this cricheton leprechaun scene? Oh, chris is losing it. He knows this one. He remembers his story. The video is so good. Is it from a Georgia, be Louisiana, see Alabama, or D Florida?

Siobhan:

Well, it's gotta be one of these psycho states.

Andy:

One of those four. That is correct.

Siobhan:

Batsault people. Okay, florida's two on the nose Is it? Is it really with the crazies? Yeah, with the crazies. Yes, Can you give me the options again?

Andy:

Absolutely. We've got Georgia, louisiana, alabama or Florida.

Siobhan:

All right, people be nuts in Alabama. I'm gonna go with Alabama.

Andy:

Alabama is correct.

Matt:

Whoo, we went down there. Did you pick the wigglies, all these other little leprechaun that was around the corner there? If no, he was in the tree, look up the news story. It was up in the tree.

Andy:

Yeah, they were, yeah, we gotta look up the news story. Plus, the artist sketch is the best. Oh, it's like done in crana I think I remember that it's coming back to you.

Rob:

Yeah.

Andy:

Ah uh, shavon, adding to your pot of gold another five point. Yeah, we're tied five coins in the pot of gold.

Rob:

We are currently tied. Shavon, you have 13. I have 13. Chris with 10, matt with seven make it rain, lassie.

Andy:

Well, I guess it's time to move on to round three. Shavon, it is your turn again, oh man, what is this one? So for round three, we're calling it. I'll drink to that.

Matt:

This is all I'll drink to that in the spirit of that pass me the foreign extra please. Hey, well, I shared it with both of you, but I'm really enjoying this one though.

Siobhan:

Anyone that would have enjoyed the beer a mess. You tonight Would have had regular Guinness and they can plus Bailey's bomber guys.

Matt:

I'll drop some off at your house, matt, we can just do a portrait change, like I'll bring over the stew.

Siobhan:

Yeah, and then you grab the yo, can I?

Rob:

just say that that stew Was maybe the best thing Matt's ever cooked Delicious so to go. With the podcasting things.

Andy:

I think you need to add the stew recipe to your Podcast. I can do that. Shout out to mr Walser for making delicious stew. Thank, you?

Siobhan:

Yeah, I will. I will share the beer of Massew as well.

Rob:

I'd call to mass stew.

Andy:

Push the button. Hey, there's good news though. Yeah, there's space in my cup for some of that Mexican is, I was gonna say for anybody keeping score horribly colored.

Matt:

Rob is to cosmic chugs to my one tonight Very dark.

Andy:

Yeah, this one's gonna be different. Smells a little carmoly oh.

Rob:

That's weird, I I guess.

Matt:

It's like. It's like a mix between the stout and the extra stout, like it sits somewhere in between those two. There's an odd sweetness to it. There's a lot of malt in there.

Siobhan:

That's a lot of all, I think.

Matt:

Yeah, like that was made with all the malt.

Chris:

I haven't had it in years. And for years I didn't like Guinness and we were out for st Patrick's Day at St James gate throwback yeah, exactly, it used to be an awesome local Irish place by us. So we went there and it was st Patrick's Day, so I had to get a Guinness, even though I didn't really like them. And I got a Guinness and I was like, hey, actually I really do like this and that's began my love for Guinness. So then I was like, hey, I got to try the other Guinness's. So like a month later went to the six pack shop and got For an extra, as I was like for an extra must be the best one, and I cracked one of those open. I took like three sips of it, was like this is the worst beer I've ever tasted and poured all four of them down the drain Awful.

Matt:

I only had this one time before. It is actually on a cruise. I think it was actually in Nassau that I had it. It was on a beat either Nassau or Freeport. I was on a beach somewhere that's in the Bahamas people.

Matt:

Yes, and also I will say that St James gate, very near and dear to my heart, used to be at what's now the Wind Creek was the sands in Bethlehem. It was a wonderful Irish bar. For anybody listening that knows Seamus Kennedy, one of the coolest things. We were sitting there. I think some of you were. You guys with me, chris and Siobhan for this. Yeah, we were sitting there drinking and Seamus walks in with his guitar and just right up on stage and starts playing. I don't even honestly know if he had permission. He's just like I'm going to play now.

Rob:

Some people don't need permission.

Matt:

No, and it was. That was frigging amazing. That was also where Rob met my wife for the first time over a lovely dinner, and Siobhan, it's your question.

Siobhan:

Oh, yeah, do it.

Andy:

So we are on to round three of I'll drink to that. So, siobhan, which fast food chain made the shamrock shake famous?

Siobhan:

Seriously seriously okay wait, I'm not wait. Can I call the thing? Go for the luck of the Irish.

Rob:

Everybody was waiting for you to call it.

Siobhan:

Yeah. Arby's it's bitch.

Andy:

Is that your final answer?

Siobhan:

Yeah.

Andy:

It is the correct answer. Whoa shamrock shake made. Oh good, cool Shavon pulling in 14 points with a jack and a fool. Only in the lead Mmm pot of gold is looking sick, maybe out of touch how to reach.

Matt:

I have to do this for my people for your people my people for my people for those of you that may not have ever seen Shavon, you can just go by the name. Yeah, well, there's, yeah right exactly a red hair, fair complexion and my name. Yes, the most Irish of us here by far.

Siobhan:

There's a bee in my name. That's how you know.

Rob:

I'd like to think my liver is more Irish than her although ancestry comm tells me I am 10% scots Irish. Just my liver.

Siobhan:

No, I don't agree with you. That's fine. We'll do a 23 and me and I'll figure it out. We'll do a 23 and me for your liver, oh.

Matt:

That's gonna be a long swab. You got a sure. Well, I'm gonna let first.

Andy:

All right, rob, we're going backwards this time. Oh, what are the proper ingredients for an Irish carb on?

Matt:

Rob loves it backwards.

Rob:

Okay, I would like to make it a look of the Irish, all right. Okay, it is Guinness, bailey's Irish cream and Jameson that is the correct answer.

Siobhan:

No way proper.

Andy:

You're taking a Bailey's and a Jameson and dropping it into a pint of Guinness and drinking it before a queen and a six.

Rob:

To that's my head. By two it is your turn mr.

Matt:

Well, sir, let's do that.

Andy:

Every good dive bar does green beer. What city famously dies its river green?

Matt:

I'm gonna take the luck of the Irish. That would be Chicago.

Rob:

Thank you, what's the name of the river? For one more card, oh.

Matt:

Do it, the Chicago River. I.

Andy:

Will give you the bonus card for that, cuz you're the two and a three sucks.

Rob:

Oh, my god never won anything and he only got. With the bonus card adding ten points to there we go, there we go, wean, okay, so.

Matt:

We love sympathy here. I will let you all know so upcoming for the episodes that are going to be in the near future. We get 90s trivia, we got Lord of the Rings trivia, we got some music trivia coming and I'm not being nice when I'm putting the questions together, so I may not have ever won anything, but somebody else is going to feel my pain in the next couple episodes.

Andy:

That's fair round three is definitely the the nice round here. So, chris, for your question. If you win a little too hard, you might want to start your day with an Irish coffee. What is added to coffee to make it Irish?

Chris:

Do I want to take? A look of the Irish. Yeah, I'm gonna, and I'll say it's Jameson.

Andy:

Jameson is the correct answer. Would you have accepted?

Rob:

just whiskey, because I would have.

Andy:

It's specifically James. Okay, but Chris, adding to your pot of gold 20 points. Wow, I'm a ten in the jack. Whoa, I'm in the lead.

Rob:

With 30, 30 points. You're beating me by one, christopher Shevaan is back to you.

Andy:

Great. Everyone knows that Guinness tastes better in Ireland than here in the United States. Why A? Because it's fresher.

Rob:

Oh, hold on, Do we only get one luck of the Irish?

Andy:

for no, you can do it as many times as you want.

Siobhan:

No, I don't want to do this, I need the option so that's fine. Thank you for checking though.

Andy:

A because it's fresher. B the vibrations in the shipping affect the taste.

Rob:

C.

Andy:

There are anchovies involved in the brewing process in Ireland that they are not allowed to use for that which is shipped to the United States or D it doesn't just all the Irish. Other Irish beer is bad. So Guinness tastes great in comparison.

Matt:

Can I steal a question in correct? No dammit.

Andy:

The choices are a. It's fresher. The vibrations mess with the taste. There are anchovies involved in the brewing process in Ireland or D it doesn't. Just the other Irish beer tastes bad. So Guinness tastes great in comparison.

Siobhan:

Oh no, do I choose the one that calls out other Irish beer? I mean, I really think it's D, I think it's just people being in Ireland being psyched about having Guinness in Ireland. Tell me if it's the anchovies, because that's horrifying. D is my final answer.

Andy:

Going with the incorrect. The correct answer is just a it's just fresher. Well, I actually believe all the other three are the myths as to why it tastes better.

Rob:

I believe that actually they are allowed to have it unpasteurized as well.

Matt:

Yes, and the us has to pasteurize it. That is true.

Rob:

According to Guinness or is that a that also according? To?

Andy:

Guinness. The only reason it tastes different in Ireland is because it's fresher.

Matt:

See, I was. I was told it was because they pasteurized it to ship it. Because it was going to be On board ship over the ocean, they needed to pasteurize it.

Andy:

Well, now they were to make the jersey. I think it comes from Ireland anymore. We don't get it from Ireland. Yeah, I'm sure they don't ship it here.

Siobhan:

There's plenty of like east coast places that will brew it and distribute it for them. Like you know, they're not about to like ship it in a boat. This isn't 19 1207 or whatever.

Rob:

And 12 19 to 1207. Yeah.

Andy:

So so my ginnest my Guinness story. When we vacationed to Scotland we had a layover in Dublin and during that layover there was obviously bars in the airport. I wanted to get a good irish Guinness legit. The airport was out. What the airport they were out of. Guinness, like Dublin airport, was out of.

Matt:

Guinness. That's like going to Dunkin Donuts and them being out of donuts.

Andy:

Now they did have a Guinness porter, which I had and, as you guys know, I'm a big fan of porters and it was quite good On that.

Rob:

Rob, here we go. Yes, no wait, are we? Are we going in reverse order again?

Andy:

We are going in reverse order. It's back to Matt. About what percentage Did beer sales go up on st Patrick's Day weekend last year?

Rob:

Wait, hold on time out. I'm not sure about me. Yes, that is correct, it should be. It's wrong. Okay, right, yes.

Andy:

Here we go, so Rob.

Matt:

Sorry, we've been drinking.

Andy:

About what percentage did beer sales go up on st Patrick's Day weekend last year? A went up 50, b, 100, c, 175 or d 250 percent. This is worldwide worldwide beer sales St Patrick's Day weekend one 75 is the correct answer. Hey nice, your sales went up 175% that's a king baby into the head, into the lead with a king.

Andy:

How the gold is looking thick. Now it is your question, matt, about how many pints of Guinness are consumed on St Patrick's Day around the world. A lot, hey. Final answer One million, b 15 million, c 25 million or D 100 million, about how many dollars of Guinness? Nope, how many pints are consumed on St Patrick's Day around the world?

Matt:

I'm just gonna go with D you going with the big. D. Yeah, it seems like the most ridiculous you taking that big D.

Andy:

Sure it's incorrect. You should not have gone with that D Damn it. The correct answer was B 15 million, about 15 million pints of Guinness.

Matt:

It's a little lower than I expected. Thank you, count von Bert, count Bertula, count Squatchula.

Siobhan:

It's gotta be an Irish thing.

Matt:

I don't think we've ever mentioned on the podcast before that Rob has like size 16 feet. So we need to do too big for roller skating. It's just worth mentioning.

Rob:

In one case is this relevant.

Andy:

It's very relevant in case we podcast while we go roller skating.

Matt:

Yes, I'm not rent skates at Skate Land. Who cares, though? Who cares about roller?

Rob:

skating Listen. That was very traumatic in my childhood, I know I was there People were having birthday parties and I was invited to them and I could not participate. I'm sorry, I did not discount your trauma, that is very elementary school kid with size 16 feet Like that's.

Andy:

that's traumatic enough as it is.

Siobhan:

Yes, right.

Matt:

I was at that birthday party. He was very upset Moving on Speaking of very upset, chris.

Andy:

The last question of round three. In Ireland, at the end of St Patrick's Day, what do they drink? A toast to the saint, is it a shamrock and a glass of whiskey? B a shamrock and a glass of Guinness? C a tea made from clover, or D whatever is still left in the fridge.

Chris:

I think I'm going to go with the practical answer of tea with clover.

Andy:

Is incorrect. Apparently, at the end of St Patrick's Day they drink a toast to the saint with a shamrock and a glass of whiskey.

Siobhan:

So the good answer.

Matt:

I thought it was the next morning a Gatorade.

Andy:

But now there is one more question. As I usually do with my trivia, and I was planning to have this be a write down your answer and flip it over, but with two of us not here, let's go with text me your answer. Oh, okay.

Rob:

I can do that. We're going to high technology For all the gold.

Andy:

If you get it right, you add three, yes, three cards to your pot of gold. The unofficial anthem of Ireland is Molly Malone In this song alive, alive. Oh, what is Molly selling from her wheelbarrow?

Matt:

Does spelling count? Because it's not I did it.

Andy:

Unofficial anthem from Ireland is Molly Malone In this song. What is Molly selling from her wheel? Her body.

Siobhan:

Okay, whoa, that's a very different song.

Andy:

And the correct answer as submitted by all four of you and mussels, alive, alive, alive, alive, alive, alive alive. With cockles and muscles alive, alive.

Rob:

Hey, how do you go?

Siobhan:

add up your Pots of gold.

Rob:

I got an ace finally, so I'm gonna go with the O.

Matt:

Okay, that's a gold. I got an ace Finally. I still don't know what I have.

Rob:

Oh, we'll get to yours. We're in suspense.

Siobhan:

All right, I know, yeah, it's OK, I like that.

Matt:

That's a lot of math. Where's the button?

Rob:

Math, we're talking about MC Hammer.

Matt:

We're talking about numbers Horrifying Every time, every time, clip, holy hell.

Andy:

It's the drug. Hey, my name is Matt Welfare.

Rob:

Math Welfare Chris.

Matt:

Make fun of the host oh.

Andy:

Chris, you have 51 pieces of gold.

Siobhan:

We're just hearing about Chris, nobody else I have 65 pieces of gold.

Andy:

Chavon. That's 44 pieces of gold. Oh, what the hell. You got a couple twos and threes in there. Hold you down, listen.

Rob:

Oh boy.

Matt:

Math Welfare. I have 9,337. It's over 9,000. That's not possible? You're a liar, thank you, I have 47 pieces of gold, 47.

Andy:

That means I'm not in the last place. The luck of the Irish is with Rob tonight.

Rob:

That's right, they call me Robert Hostaley.

Siobhan:

I hate it.

Andy:

Should I play it out, Matt?

Matt:

Yes, please do, andy, Play us out.

Chris:

Hey.

Andy:

Hey Launch indeed.

Siobhan:

Launcher.

Matt:

Thanks for listening to Matt and Friends Drink the Universe.

Intro and Introductions
Andy Explains the Rules
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Andy, play us out!
Outro

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