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People flock to Hoboken for “St. Paddy’s Day” because…

Since “mayor” don Zimmer killed the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hoboken (which took place the first Saturday of March), many business owners took it upon themselves to hang on to the tradition – and to the hopes of a profit payday. This so-called “holiday” is most often the most profitable day of the year for the bars. Can you drink to that?

But not all businesses “thrive” on this day, as the owners of Imago Salon in Hoboken said earlier today: “Puking, pissing, crying, screaming and causing traffic jams and keeping my customers away. All by 2pm! Great!”

What I find fascinating is that this event – which is essentially now a purely “manufactured holiday,” still manages to sucker people in. We support capitalism, but still like examining the thought-process of the “customers.”

Look at all these toolbags that voluntarily waited on line to get into what amounts to just a “room” that they drink over-priced alcohol in. All normal, sane people ask the same question: “Why?!?”

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How is Hoboken St. Paddy’s Day more “fun?”

Here’s what I have trouble understanding. How are the most CROWDED days for partying considered fun? New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl Sunday, and Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day are days that I would totally AVOID going to a crowded establishment. Why? Because we don’t get pleasure from that.

Can you figure out a reason why anyone would subject themselves to those conditions? How is it more fun? Is it the “hookup” potential? Or the chance to pay a $2,000 fine for absolutely nothing? Date rape?

Do people now embark on such retarded endeavors so they have something to “talk about” on their social networks? Does it bring anyone joy and enlightenment?

I also find it a great case study for a psychology or marketing class. Because a group of people decided that they will market an event like this – and they coaxed people into attending. Wearing green. Cheap plastic top hats made in China. And all the drawbacks associated with coming to town on a day like this (parking, police, fights, vomit, thousands of idiotic zombies). I can understand how they can get away with longtime traditions like religious holidays (Christmas) or national celebrations (like July 4), but a complete non-event like this? What is the payback for attendees? Do they have “lifelong memories” they can cherish forever?

Can anyone guess the average IQ of the group of people waiting online at any given point in time (without using Google?)

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Been there done that {Hoboken St. Paddy’s Day}

One last thing. A lot of people were asking why we haven’t done a live police blotter this year – as we’ve done in years past (Even Howard Stern read us on the air several times).

Well, because since the “official” parade was nixed by the bitch in charge (for the time being), we noticed that the outlandish incidents have dwindled considerably. This is honestly considered a “win” for homeowners and non-alcohol serving establishments, but quite “boring” for people like us. Without Port-O-John’s getting toppled or girls passing out half-naked every five minutes – this is just like any warm summer Friday night in Hoboken.

Although, you can listen to the Live Hoboken411 Police Channel 24 hours a day here. We’ve had tens of thousands of listeners already today – and it gives you the “fly on the wall” perspective of what’s happening in town – and how much effort it takes for our Police, Fire and Ambulance crews to “babysit” the drunken revelers.

I guess it boils down to people over-drinking doesn’t become truly interesting until it’s done on the grandest of scales. A “moderate” night of stupidity is sort of like a 5/10 girl. Not much to write home about.

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showme789
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showme789

The Mayor must be proud. She was able to keep keep the drunks, vomit, traffic and noise in town but she was able to kill the parade. I’m sure the residents and taxpayers are thrilled that the police and fire overtime for yesterday matched what used to be spent on parade day. I’m even more certain that the taxpayers are thrilled that, unlike when there was a parade and the organizers paid a large chunk of the overtime bill, this year the taxpayers are lucky and get to pay for the entire cost! I’m so pleased that this Mayor watches out for us and spends money like a drunken sailor to prove it.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Showme, you have Dawn Zimmer’s number for sure. I am certain she and the Lt. ranked police Chief put quite a different spin on it though.

I sure do miss the parade with its marching bands, honoring of the police and opportunities for school bands. It is one of the many signs of the intolerance to diversity in this town.[quote comment=”224433″]The Mayor must be proud. She was able to keep keep the drunks, vomit, traffic and noise in town but she was able to kill the parade. I’m sure the residents and taxpayers are thrilled that the police and fire overtime for yesterday matched what used to be spent on parade day. I’m even more certain that the taxpayers are thrilled that, unlike when there was a parade and the organizers paid a large chunk of the overtime bill, this year the taxpayers are lucky and get to pay for the entire cost! I’m so pleased that this Mayor watches out for us and spends money like a drunken sailor to prove it.[/quote]

Keets
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Keets

Fight on Clinton between 3rd and 4th.

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