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The Bah! Humbug! Christmas thread.

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 5 Nov, 2021 11:25 am
roger
 
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Reply Fri 5 Nov, 2021 12:20 pm
@tsarstepan,
I just love the cute little reindeer. In real life, of course, they are enormous. I forget whether a reindeer is a type of caribou, or maybe caribou are a type of reindeer. In either case, you don't have to lean over to pat their furry little heads - if you want to get that close.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 5 Nov, 2021 12:28 pm
@roger,
Are you harvesting their micturations?
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 5 Nov, 2021 01:57 pm
@tsarstepan,
This is bogus... Santa is not American. St. Nicholas was born in Turkey and resides at the North Pole.

Besides those reindeer that fly his sleigh are magical and thus immune from all sorts of viruses including the vivid virus. How else are they able to fly all over the world so quickly.

This story is full of holes.
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Mon 8 Nov, 2021 06:55 am
@Linkat,
Just like those bogus reports of NORAD tracking Santa's sleigh on radar every year.
I’m sure he has stealth technology.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 8 Nov, 2021 07:14 am
@Linkat,
Santa is a contraction of St Nicholas, the Turkish Saint.

Flying reindeer are a common hallucination when taking fly agaric mushrooms, although they can kill you. That's why shamen would drink reindeer urine instead, as hallucinogenic and non fatal.

There is only one entrance to such shamanic buildings so the door is also the chimney.

The Holly King flies through the air on reindeer in an obvious state of intoxication. His colours are even the same as the fly agaric.

The two traditions have become conflated,but not in this house, we have no truck with Santa here, only Father Christmas, the Holly King.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2021 10:27 am
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2022 01:03 pm
@tsarstepan,
A bit late for the season but still worth it.

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2023 08:57 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2023 10:03 am
@tsarstepan,
Santacon is one of the worst aspects of the season, here in NYC.

Now these (not so surprising) revelations have come to light. Possible white collar financial crimes are implied.

SantaCon raises money for charity. They've spent a lot on crypto and Burning Man.


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SantaCon, which returns to New York City on Saturday, boasts on its website about raising “over $1.1 million for charitable causes” like City Harvest.

Organizers of the daylong bar crawl, during which tens of thousands of revelers in Santa costumes crowd bars and sidewalks across the city, have long defended against public pushback by saying that the event is a charity fundraiser.

A Gothamist analysis shows that the organization raised $1.4 million through SantaCon programming from late 2014 through the end of 2022, and that less than a fifth of that money has gone to registered nonprofits.

More than a third of the organization’s total giving during that period went to groups or individuals who appear connected to Burning Man, the annual weeklong festival in Nevada, including organizations devoted to hula hooping, dance parades, free costumes and more.

Gothamist’s analysis of tax documents was reviewed by three outside experts in nonprofit accounting, governance, and law.

“To the extent that they’re doing something charitable, it’s not what people think it is,” said Brian Mittendorf, the H.P. Wolfe chair in accounting at Ohio State University. “The money going to their targeted charities is minuscule as a percentage of their budget.”

The organization’s biggest named recipient was a for-profit outfit: $66,340 to Spectaculum Productions, LLC, maker of the documentary film “At Your Cervix,” an exposé about pelvic exams performed by medical students on unconscious and non-consenting patients.

In 2018, it lost $17,498 worth of investments it made in cryptocurrencies – equal to about a third of its charitable giving that year.

More than $832,000 of the money raised from SantaCon programming – or 59% – went to the nonprofit’s expenses, not including its charitable grants.

That may seem expensive for an organization that does not list any full-time employees and whose most well-known activity is a one-day event.

Stefan Pildes, founder and director of the group that runs SantaCon, said that the bills add up: temporary staff, venue contracts, permitting for street closures, sound, video, DJs, vehicles, plus overhead costs like office space, accounting, and banking fees.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2023 01:12 pm
@tsarstepan,
Silent Night Holy Night
https://imgur.com/i6LIZwM.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 20 Dec, 2023 09:31 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 20 Dec, 2023 04:08 pm
@tsarstepan,
https://imgur.com/tjfu6tv.jpg
Source
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 22 Dec, 2023 10:56 am
@tsarstepan,
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