In Gaylord, Michigan, the Iron Pig Smokehouse—a restaurant/bar that had its liquor license suspended final 12 months for violating COVID-19 restrictions—is internet hosting a St. Patrick’s Day bash. To be truthful, Iron Pig and its companions on the Ellison Place venue apparently consulted with the well being division to make sure they’re following present COVID-19 pointers and capability limits. But in addition to be truthful, I do not imagine what Iron Pig proprietor Ian Murphy has to say concerning the occasion’s commemorative t-shirt emblazoned with a play on the “Kiss me, I am Irish” slogan—”Kiss me, I am contagious.” From MLIve:
“Lots of people are fast to be upset concerning the conclusion of ‘kiss me, I am contagious’ about it having one thing to do with COVID,” Murphy stated. “Frankly, that is not likely the case… [The shirt means] I am contagious as a result of I am Irish, I am enjoyable, we’re having a superb time. Contagious is a part of being the lifetime of the get together.”
The shirt follows an extended line of COVID-themed merchandise from the smokehouse, starting from a pig consuming a Corona beer to the slogan “Danger it for the brisket — BBQ with a facet of freedom.”
The shirts have raised blended responses.
picture: Iron Pig Smokehouse