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Christmas sucks BIG-Time!!

 
 
patiodog
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 01:31 pm
Nah, I'm a big fan of Labor Day. That's a good one.
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kayka75
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2003 07:46 am
That is so mean how could you say that? It may not be a day you want to give gifts but it is a day to spend with your family to celebrate christ! It is not for you and the dumb word (Bah humbug) It is for those who care for others! Very Happy
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kayka75
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2003 07:47 am
That is so mean how could you say that? It may not be a day you want to give gifts but it is a day to spend with your family to celebrate christ! It is not for you and the dumb word (Bah humbug) It is for those who care for others! Very Happy
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2003 07:50 am
I know! This is why we should stop the humbugs from taking over this thread again. Everyone, let us have a singsong!

I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS

People would kill themselves anyway, because of the winter. People kill themselves all the time, which is sad. Abolishing a holiday wouldn't stop feelings of loneliness; in fact, it would give more people less to which they could look forward.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2003 08:41 am
There was a feature on the radio this morning. One of the goals for the Toronto Police and affiliated agencies is to get through the season without any holiday-related domestic murders. They've pretty much accepted that there will be domestic assault related to the stress of the season, but they're hoping for no deaths. That is soooooo sad - and emblematic of how difficult the season is for people who feel they are facing a world which demands they be particularly happy and successful when they are not.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2003 08:45 am
Domestic violence on Christmas? For shame, fellows. Can't you wait until the Super Bowl?
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2003 08:55 am
ehBeth wrote:
There was a feature on the radio this morning. One of the goals for the Toronto Police and affiliated agencies is to get through the season without any holiday-related domestic murders. They've pretty much accepted that there will be domestic assault related to the stress of the season, but they're hoping for no deaths. That is soooooo sad - and emblematic of how difficult the season is for people who feel they are facing a world which demands they be particularly happy and successful when they are not.


I think that that is awful, absolutely awful. I think that it's not only symtomatic of the stress of the season, but also the manifestation of some people's inabilities to express themselves in no other way but violence, which I consider pathetic.

What can one do, though??
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Diane
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2003 09:15 am
---thinking----frolicking with strange Slovenians in Paraguay for Christmas cheer---lots of wine---hmmm......

Could I bring along a certain skinny cowboy?

Mr. Stillwater, did I see a ripple of interest on the calm surface of your face? No, I guess you were just zoned out. Bah, humbug, by Dickens, you will make this a dreary holiday if it kills you. First, join the happenings in Paraguay--you might want to start a revolution, before giving in to the awfulness of commercial Christmas.

Soz, that diarrhea brown reminded me of my sons at Christmas. It will bring back fond memories 20 years from now. Yes, Elvis is really cool. Thanks for posting her artwork.

Children are what makes Christmas magical. It's never the same when they grow up; although the familial gathering is wonderful, the magic fades.
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2003 09:24 am
Yes, of course you can, Diane! I'll even give you one of the good rooms, with a nice view and a big four-poster bed. As it involves strange Slovenians, we have lots of wine too, French vintage. Would you want to spend your Christmas with people moaning about how terrible Christmas is, or would you rather have a good time?

Mr. Stillwater is a secret Christmas frolicker; I just know it. A Christmas in Paraguay will bring out the reveler in anyone, so he probably won't accept. We'll get Deb to kidnap him.

I liked it! I was glad that Soz posted it. It looked like a fish to me. I couldn't agree with you more about Christmas; the magic in their eyes is what makes it special for adults.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2003 12:55 pm
Yep.

Thanks for pointing out the fish, btw, drom. I see it now. I DO see the rainbow, too, but it's such a BROWN rainbow!

Ah well, if I stage-manage too much (give her a little square of paper, give her a brush loaded with some nice cheery red, just red) it's not really her. So maybe I'll give the smears to people with a sense of humor. :-P
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Diane
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2003 03:39 pm
Well, maybe not to friends who happen to work in medical labs. LOL
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2003 02:23 am
kayka75 wrote:
That is so mean how could you say that? It may not be a day you want to give gifts but it is a day to spend with your family to celebrate christ! It is not for you and the dumb word (Bah humbug) It is for those who care for others! Very Happy


I've been told, I think (?!). Thanks Drom for your sincere (but odd) invitation to get it on with Slovaks in Paraguay. Since the 1980s I've had to steer clear of Polish women, so it could be a learning experience...

Margo, you are under observation, petal..... Jus' remember there is always the day AFTER Christmas!
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2003 03:06 am
Soz: no problem! There is a clear fish there; it looks like a pike. I know no one who wouldn't think that the Sozlet pictures are adorable as they are. Turn it on its side, get her to write 'fish,' and then people can't complain that it's a rainbow gone wrong...

I think that kayka was referring to patiodog and his 'Suicidal Christmas' elaborations. As for accepting the Paraguay thing; yay! If you can't come this year, we'll have to drag you to the next one.Who wouldn't love getting it on with Slovaks in Paraguay??
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Piffka
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2003 10:02 am
Drom, the idea has a distinct appeal though the image is a little fuzzy. It is fun just to say... Slovaks in Paraguay.

Errrr, about the Sozlet fish... are you sure it's not a Rainbow Trout?

I love that Mr.Stillwater called Margo "Petal." That is so sweet! He's obviously getting the spirit.
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Diane
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2003 12:57 pm
Ooooh yes, Mr. Stillwater is softening. We all knew that those aussie women are irresistible!! Hee, hee, hee. Mr. Still water is an old softy! Very Happy
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margo
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2003 01:19 pm
Mr Stillwater wrote:
Margo, you are under observation, petal..... Jus' remember there is always the day AFTER Christmas!

Stilly, maaaate...{hear best Bob Hawke impresson here!} - you are cordially invited to accompany me on the ritual Boxing Day 3-hour drive to Blayney (second worst place in the universe), starting at sparrow-fart, to visit my dementing aunt! And, after a scarcely polite interval, then there's the wonderful 3-hour drive back through holiday traffic! And my aunt may be coming back with me! Aaaarrrggghhhh!!!

Piffka wrote:
I love that Mr.Stillwater called Margo "Petal." That is so sweet! He's obviously getting the spirit.

That use of "petal" is considered a veiled threat, here! It's said with great emphasis on the consonants, P and T, and anyone called "petal" should be very wary Evil or Very Mad

Diane wrote:
Ooooh yes, Mr. Stillwater is softening. We all knew that those aussie women are irresistible!! Hee, hee, hee. Mr. Still water is an old softy! Laughing

Well - we knew he was soft in the head, but we were too polite to mention the other parts Twisted Evil
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2003 10:35 pm
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the ritual Boxing Day 3-hour drive to Blayney (second worst place in the universe)


As expected, the Universe looks after its own in very mysterious ways....



Around that Polish lassie I was anything but soft!
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InTraNsiTiOn
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 11:34 am
How about a music video to cheer up all of us christmas haters. I didn't know where to post this, but it looked like you guys could use a good laugh.


http://load.pquinn.com/binaries/fries/
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