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What to do around here?

Paddy's List, over the years I have compiled the ultimate list of the best things to do here in the bay area. It's basically where to go with the kids when they are wrecking the house on a Sunday.

This is the list I would have liked to have had when I first moved here 18 years ago. Even locals should find some items they were not aware of.

407 best things in and around the Bay Area

Want a daily dopamine hit?

Go to my daily cool stuff, new videos, cool links and a cartoon. Basically anything I come across that I find interesting or amusing.

Cool New Stuff Every Day

Where to get a laugh?

Here is some good sources of modern humor and satire, with the best from the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, Israel and Spain. Anything funny you have ever seen on Facebook probably came from one of these sites, go get it for yourself. They will have you grinning like a necrophiliac in a morgue. 

117 of the Funniest Websites from the US and around the world

What is happening in Tech?

A list of online resources for everything tech and software development related.

78 Cool Tech Resources

What is going on?

What is going on around the Bay Area. 

Bay Area Calendar

Cool New Stuff Every Day


A new cool link every day

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At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields  of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while  some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is  that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and  surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

The goal  of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries,  peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering  alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology,  mythology, religion and history around the globe.

Ancient Origins

Gizmag is now New Atlas. Extraordinary ideas moving the world forward. 

New Atlas

Want more cool links

See the Cool Link Archive

Need some laughs

Cartoon Archive

Jesse Ventura | Talks at Google

 John Bolton re-affirms that lies are an asset to the Neoconservative agenda

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" When Rest of World Agrees It's the U.S.?

News Links and Other Information

Scientific Information

Measles outbreak in a vaccinated school population: epidemiology, chains of transmission and the role of vaccine failures.


Irish Resources


Where to drink (and eat)?

Here is my list of Irish Pubs (and wanna be Irish pubs) in the Bay Area. 

Note that the same way that all ships are female, all pubs are by definition Irish so I have included a few non Irish ones.

61 Best Irish(ish) Pubs in the Bay Area

Where we came from?

An ever expanding list of Genealogical sites. 

52 Great International and Irish Genealogy Sites

Where we get our news?

Here is a list of some of the best online Irish news sources. 

30 of the Best Online Irish Newspapers and Tech News Sources

Where to go to understand us?

A full list of Irish Tech and Cultural  resources both here in the Bay Area, in Ireland and around the US.

78 Irish Cultural, Business, Tech and Government Resources

Where to go to College?

Want to go to college in Ireland or want to study about Ireland? Here is a list of the top Irish Colleges and some US Irish studies programs.

27 Top Irish Colleges and Academic Resources

Who are we over here?

These are bits of Irish and Californian history I have picked up. For example did you know that Menlo Park was named after Menlo in Galway, Ireland or that San Francisco was laid out by an Irish Surveyor Jasper O'Farrell? No neither did I until now.

29 Great California and Irish History Sites

What to eat?

This is a list of online shopping resources for Irish food or rather where to go when Cost Plus World Market does not have that Irish treat you are looking for.

6 of the best sources of Irish Food Online

How we talk and how we used to talk?

Every talked to an Irish person and had no idea what they were on about? Well we feel the same ourselves and we were born there. But guess what that is us speaking English, here is a cheat sheet to help you out. We also have our own language Irish or Gaelic.

"Fáilte go Gleann an Sileacan Pádraig", or "Welcome to Silicon Valley Paddy" in Irish.

80 most used expressions

Fáilte go Gleann an Sileacan Pádraig

Bay Area Events

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Random Lists of Rubbish


Dave’s top 10 funniest jokes of the fringe 2018 

  1. Adam Rowe: Working at the JobCentre has to be a tense job – knowing that if you get fired, you still have to come in the next day.
  2. Leo Kearse: I had a job drilling holes for water – it was well boring.
  3. Olaf Falafel: I took out a loan to pay for an exorcism. If I don’t pay it back, I’m going to get repossessed.
  4. Daniel Audritt: In my last relationship, I hated being treated like a piece of meat. She was a vegan and refused to touch me.
  5. Flo and Joan: What do colourblind people do when they are told to eat their greens?
  6. Darren Walsh:  I’ve got a new job collecting all the jumpers left in the park at the  weekends, but it’s not easy. They keep moving the goalposts.
  7. Justin Moorhouse: Trump said he’d build a wall but he hasn’t even picked up a brick. He’s just another middle-aged man failing on a DIY project.
  8. Adele Cliff:  “I lost a friend after we had an argument about the Tardis. I thought  it was a little thing, but it seemed much bigger once we got into it”
  9. Alex Edelman: “Why are they calling it Brexit and not The Great British Break Off?”
  10. Laura Lexx: “I think love is like central heating. You turn it on before guests arrive and pretend it’s like this all the time” 

How to Irritate An Irish Person

  1.  Call "St. Patrick's Day", "St. Patty's Day", no sin is worse to an Irish person.
  2. Think that a four leaf clover is a shamrock. Bloody imposter plant trying to pass as Irish.
  3. Saying you are Irish when you had a great-great-great grandmother come from Ireland in 1840. You are not really Irish but we will still let you buy us a pint though.
  4. Mention Riverdance, it's the most evil thing to happen to Ireland since the Potato Famine.
  5. Say "Top of the morning to us", dancing a jig and leprechaun costumes are entirely optional while saying this. 
  6. Order any drink that is associated with terrorism or war e.g. Irish Car Bomb or a Black and Tan. Mostly because its a sacrilegious waste of a good pint of Guinness. 
  7. Imitate our accent, remember in our ears you are the guys with the accent.
  8. Mention our pot of gold or lucky charms, prepare for a slap in the face.
  9. Assume Ireland is part of Britain, well only a bit of it is. Lets not go there.
  10. Ask us to say anything with a "th" in it e.g.  "thirty-three and a third".
  11. Ask if we eat Corned Beef and Cabbage, not really, its an Irish American Slum food not actually Irish. OK if you pay for it we will probably eat it though.
  12. Pour a pint of Guinness wrong, some things cannot be forgiven.
  13. Say anything bad about Notre Dame, we may not know anything about American colleges or sports but we all love the Fighting Irish. 
  14. Assume we love drinking, well actually that one is kind of true.
  15. Assume we love potatoes, hmm well actually that one is kind of true as well.
  16. And finally not buying your round of drinks in the pub, that sin will follow your family for generations.

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