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These are a few of my favorite holiday gripes...
VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-11-19 07:23 am   Permalink

I am sucked into the holiday festivities this year. Sacriledge...I bought one of those pre-lit artificial Xmas trees...someone help me puleeeez!!! I already have a small collection of nutcrackers that makes up the most of my decorum. Gonna have to find little nutcrackers to hang on the tree...that will move me into the gag-me-with-a-spoon realm of decor. I am keeping the colors to baby blue, white, silver and then the nutcrackers will speak for themselves. I'll throw some Mannheim Steamroller on the stereo and that ought to top off the barf-fest at my house.
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2007-11-29 2:55 pm   Permalink

Bump

The orgy of consumerism has begun!





 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-11-29 9:15 pm   Permalink

I hate the traffic...people on the road that usually don't drive and kids with their new cars on their new cell phones.
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CHRISTMAS PARROT


One day a man walked into a bar and sat down next to a guy with a parrot on his shoulder.

The bartender said, "Cute parrot, does he talk?"

The guy with the parrot says, "He does more than just talk, watch." The guy lit a match and placed it under the parrots left foot. Then the parrot started singing "Jingle Bells", it was a Christmas Parrot.
The guy then placed the match under the right foot and the parrot then started to sing "The 12 days of Christmas."

The bartender said, "That's incredible". He then asked, "What does he say when you place them between his feet?"

The guy said, "You know I never tried that, let's see."

When the match was placed between the feet of the parrot the parrot began to sing a familiar tune... "Chesnuts roasting on an open fire."
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-11-30 01:55 am   Permalink

I hate that no one takes Columbus Day seriously anymore. It used to be families would hang out the Flat Earth map, kids would play with their little Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria models and the family would enjoy a traditional spaghetti and meatballs dinner before Dad headed off to the K.o.C. Hall to get loaded. These days when you bring up Columbus, kids think 'Ohio'. What's that all about?

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-11-30 07:08 am   Permalink

LMAO

 
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The Gnomon
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Posted: 2007-12-05 08:13 am   Permalink

Washington power brokers
Make me laugh till my sides ache
Abandoning their cars by the roadside
At the sight of the first snowflake


 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2008-12-02 3:00 pm   Permalink

I really hate greed

CNN: Black Friday turns tragic for Walmart

NBC Los Angeles: Black Friday argument led to Palm Desert Toy Store Shootout


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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2012-11-27 11:58 pm   Permalink

They're fighting over panties at a Sacramento Mall..

Huffington Post: Black Friday Brawl at Sacramento Mall

Christmas must be near




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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-11-28 12:47 am   Permalink

Hulk Smash!

 
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White Devil
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Posted: 2012-11-28 06:48 am   Permalink

Holiday hypocrisy. Not that hypocrites don't exist year-round, but as Scrooge's compatriot would say, “it is at Christmastime that it's most keenly felt.” They don't exist so much anymore with the popularity of Facebook, but those annoying, self-congratulatory annual letters people used to send out, listing and detailing all their accomplishments during the preceding year, including first bowel movements, colostomies and inductions into retirement homes. Oh, so your oldest was first in her class? How does that reflect on you? Self-importance with a glossy photo of the offspring and a cheerful stamp from a Postal Service that doesn't know how to do math. Happy New Year.

But my new peeve, not confined to the holidays by any stretch, is irony. I've seen glimpses of it here in the references to Mannheim Steamroller, but it's time for you under-thirties to stop hiding behind The Irony Curtain. You may think that watching Teletubbies, Scooby-Doo and The Star Wars Christmas Special while rolling your eyes and popping Pez is all ironic and self-conscious, but you're only trying to fool yourself. It's the low culture equivalent of eating your own boogers: enjoying something surreptitiously, in this case under the pretense of not really enjoying it. Of course this all ties back to your teen and pre-teen identity formation, but if you're over thirty and still raging about a style of music that “sucks,” it's time to grow up. Or rather, it's time to a) admit that what you're doing is something you truly enjoy, and b) admit that what other people think about that doesn't matter.

We don't surround ourselves with velvet paintings, Witco and monster face mugs because we enjoy the irony, we do it because we find virtue and pleasure in it. And most of us have the capacity to enjoy both low AND high culture, but sometimes our inner purists get the better of us. Sure, rockabilly's great. But so is progressive rock, jazz and lite classical. How can anyone keep a straight face while listening to George Shearing or Jackie Gleason, while accusing Mannheim Steamroller of being schlock?! It's all schlock, and it's all good: just enjoy and remember we're all adults now, and it doesn't matter if some of your acquaintances are still stuck making fun of what others like.

I'm not religious, but I do observe the gift-giving holiday while tolerating the music and keeping it all as minimalist as possible. I appreciate the authenticity of the tradition, and sometimes I even watch the Pope's celebration purely for the pageantry and the music. The older you get, the more you appreciate the rare quality of authenticity in the world.

So don't get me started on Kwanzaa and whatever it is the Wiccans pretend to do.

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Posted: 2012-11-28 08:32 am   Permalink

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On 2012-11-28 06:48, White Devil wrote:
But my new peeve, not confined to the holidays by any stretch, is irony. I've seen glimpses of it here in the references to Mannheim Steamroller, but it's time for you under-thirties to stop hiding behind The Irony Curtain. You may think that watching Teletubbies, Scooby-Doo and The Star Wars Christmas Special while rolling your eyes and popping Pez is all ironic and self-conscious, but you're only trying to fool yourself. It's the low culture equivalent of eating your own boogers: enjoying something surreptitiously, in this case under the pretense of not really enjoying it. Of course this all ties back to your teen and pre-teen identity formation, but if you're over thirty and still raging about a style of music that “sucks,” it's time to grow up. Or rather, it's time to a) admit that what you're doing is something you truly enjoy, and b) admit that what other people think about that doesn't matter.



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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2013-12-02 3:59 pm   Permalink

42 Million Dead In Bloodiest Black Friday Weekend On Record

oh, it's only satire, oh well...
Guess I will head back to the Wild Savage Jungle Queen thread.


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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-12-03 8:56 pm   Permalink

I have supported consumerism as best I can this holiday season. Gift cards...that's the ticket.

 
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