Reporting from Atlanta — In scenic Savannah, Ga., where Irish roots run deep, St. Patrick's Day is a raucous citywide party that is expected to bring a million people into the street on Saturday.
Some will mark the occasion with proud and sober tributes to their ancient Hibernian heritage. Some will no doubt wear dopey little green novelty hats. Some will get all Martha Stewart and stain their beer with droplets of weird green food coloring.
And a few revelers -- snared in Dubliner Brendan Behan's famous conundrum about one drink being too many, and a thousand not enough -- will almost surely end up spewing untold gallons of Kelly green-tinted, already-consumed alcohol in the backseats of Savannah's taxi fleet.
That, at least, is the prediction of the local cab companies, which have a rule: If you throw up in a Savannah taxi on St. Patrick's Day, you'll be charged a cleanup fee of $75 to $150.