Monday, March 17, 2008

Lovely day for a Guinness

If this were not Holy Week, this would be the Feast of Saint Patrick, one of the patrons of Ireland. On Saint Patrick's Day, it is customary to drink Irish beer, such as Guinness. The famous Guinness 'Zoo' advertisements, such as the one shown here, were the brainchild of Dorothy Sayers, who is also credited for the slogan "It pays to advertise".  Sayers was a prominent Christian writer, defender of the faith, and a friend of C. S. Lewis and the Inklings writer's group.  She was also a proponent of classical education.

A pint of Guinness would go very well with Dorothy's essay, The Mind of the Maker.


  1. I love toucans! Much more than beer. Thanks for posting such a puckish surprise image :-)

  2. Next time I visit the Zoo, I will be sure to get photos of the toucans!

  3. I have a small stained glass window with a toucan in my living room window. Ha ha I love it.