Bar Near Actual Bombing Sites Rethinks ‘Irish Car Bomb’ Strategy

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A pub in Bristol, England, that had put up a large banner advertising a special of "4 for £10" Irish car bombs — the novelty drink that usually consists of a shot glass of Baileys and Irish Whiskey submerged into a half-pint of Guinness — was urged to reconsider the promotion after locals pointed out that two real-life bombings had occurred nearby in the 1970s. No one was killed, but dozens were hurt in the incidents, blamed on a "local terror group" and the Provisional IRA. The Brass Pig pub responded to its neighbors by covering the words "Irish Car Bombs" with duct tape. [BBC News]