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Irishmen react to having their beards tickled by a stranger
The question is not ‘why?’ but ‘why not sooner?’
The best ideas are like lightning bolts out of the blue, and when someone else has one, you can’t help but be jealous that lightning didn’t strike you first. Such is the case with the latest masterpiece in the YouTube/Vine genre of “weirdly invading strangers’ personal space for a cheap laugh.”
Think you know how the typical Irishman will react to having his beard tickled by some baby-talking rando with a smartphone? You might be surprised.
Now let’s see him do it in Texas.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'