If Warwick Davis scared the begorra out of you in 1993′s comedy/horror offering Leprechaun (“bone-chilling terrror,” according to one awestruck reviewer), then maybe you and the wee folk need a little reconciliation jig to set things right again – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
You don’t even have to be Irish to enjoy the annual celebration – just open to the spirit of fun and able to belt out traditional songs at the top of your lungs in public. You don’t really even need to know all the words. The choruses are generally easy to follow and usually include words like “whiskey,” “jug,” and/or “soldier.” (Drinking optional. Healthy attitude for occasional, harmless shamelessness is not.)
While you’re getting in the spirit (I’ve already got my Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem wallpaper set up), why not try out San Diego Screen Savers’ 3D Dancing Leprechaun? Festive Celtic music sets the tone for our tiny friend as he hops around in front of his woodland homestead, shamrocks falling in merry abandon all around him. (I guess leprechauns don’t have spouses nagging them about yardwork, which explains his devil-may-care attitude.)
Time of day can be adjusted if you prefer dusk to dawn or high noon. The leprechaun doesn’t care, though he’s craftily hidden his spent bottles of Jameson, Bushmill’s, and Guinness so you’ll never know for sure if he’s just tipsy with glee or knocked out on booze. And if you don’t care for what he’s dancing to, you can always add your own mp3s to the mix. Might I recommend some of the aforementioned Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem? The Pogues ain’t a bad choice, either.
Password protection as needed. Just don’t take the Leprechaun’s gold, or you may very well have a shillelagh-swinging gnomekin on your hands. You’ve been warned, Danny boys (and girls)!