Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by lunatic59, Dec 9, 2012.
Gifts from family are usually the best
Nah, just kidding.
Reindeer are another thing I hate about Christmas. Deer that fly REALLY Bad enough birds take a dump in the air do we really need falling poop from a deer. and just how fast would that fall not only mess your hair up but probably knock you out.
Deer leave little pellets that don't smell as deer are vegetarians. I have enough trouble with a freaking herd of mulies that inhabit the neighborhood. I've been chasing them with a battery operated garden blower. I wish they'd all move to the North Pole.
I've got a yard full of deer pellets. Want some?
you just made my day...
Oh you said mulies! whatever those are..
Mules is way funnier! especially shooing them with the garden blower!!
or..did..you.... mean Mules for real??either way....still
Mulies - Mule deer. Ugly buggers. They run funny. They do what is called "stotting"
It looks like they are on pogo sticks. Tiggers bounce? So do mulies. Watching the whole herd do this is funny.
The problem is people hand feed the suckers and that's not legal. The deer come right up to you looking for a handout and I'm not feeding them. The only wildlife supported for feeding is birds.
BTW - they can clear an 8 foot fence.
It's almost the end of the term and one of my students just emailed me begging for extra work. Too late. If she really wanted to pass she should have exerted effort from the start.
We have whitetails here and the damn things devastate the local vegetation. They are nothing but 200 lb. speed bumps on the highway.
I have some great memories of Christmas, thanks to a mostly functional family, and a great tradition of singing at Epcot (Disney World) with the Candlelight processional with my high school choir. Those were my best friends, we got to meet a cool celebrity each time (Andy Garcia and Gary Sinise were my favorites) and got paid with 4 Disney tickets for the night. I also got my first kiss on one of those bus rides home (well, first one that actually meant something). And while college was some rough years, now that I have my own family, my own children to see so excited on Christmas morning, and my wife's family who are so loving and generous and accept me as their own, I can't find a reason to say Bah Humbug myself. Sorry, I guess I am off topic here
I think many people would be jealous of your experience and that Christmas has become something special for you instead of the annual visit to the proctologist.
Oh lovely ...
Anti-smoking activist snuffs Santa's pipe in "'Twas the Night" rewrite
We'd better get some other groups involved too. He needs to drop 50 lbs because we don't want obesity heart disease and diabetes to be promoted to children. And speaking of children, here's an old guy sneaking into children's houses at night. He needs to placed on a community predators list.
Does he have a license for those deer? And I'll bet that fur on his red suit is real. Somebody call PETA and the SPCA.
How about I save them all the trouble and rewrite it now.
'Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the house
not a blessed thing was happening.
Nope, you mentioned Christmas, instead of some PC all inclusive title, ie Winter Holiday. And blessed has religious connotations. Almost got it though
'Twas December 24th sometime in the evening
and all through the house
not a frikkin' thing was happening.
No. Real Scrooges were up all night furiously counting all of the money they made by selling stuff on the internet to people who care more about a ridiculous shopping rush that happens every year.
And creating run-on sentences.
I TOTALLY agree with this. I'm disgusted by how it seems that each year the merchandising and greed is pushed harder and sooner, and giving thanks for what we already have gets forgotten in the rush to overshop and overspend and play the "gimme gimme" bit.
I do appreciate the spiritual aspect of the holiday, but don't like a lot of the cultural accretions having to do with material pressures.
I sometimes have to remind myself "it's not a museum for saints, it's a hospital for sinners".
Being raised anti-faith can be a problem, too, especially at the level of bitterness and venom I saw in my family.
Morning Wynd, I think I'm going to have to get you a watch with the correct time.
seanette: i don't think it's about faith. i don't think faith is very necessary in order to be kind to fellow humans maybe a bit of empathy.
I never started with Santa Claus. I used either the Italian Befana or the Spanish Los Tres Reyes Magos. I simply got tired of kids I WANT, I WANT. I told kid, you get what you get and give thanks for it.
Ya vien la vieja
con el alguinaldo
Good thing I don't believe in faith or that would be holiday blasphemy!
Santa and helper
how goes the bashing today??