Whats Christmas really all about? share your thought

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most people have their own definition of what Christmas is? its necessary we really understand what it means or its real essence will be lost with Time. lets hear what you all understand about Christmas.
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  • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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    Originally Posted by breedskool View Post

    its necessary we really understand what it means or its real essence will be lost with Time.
    Really? All that matters is what you think and then you're 'essence' reality will be intact. What I think doesn't really matter.

    Cheers. - Frank
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Well, Santa comes from German, pagan origins, and the west seeing a potential cash cow took it from there!

      Apart from Santa giving out gifts, and the kids getting a kick out of it, there isn't much else to it?

      Well, the family get together as well, well, as long they behave?

      Similar to Easter, square peg in round hole!





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          • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
            I would say Christmas is about sharing, reflecting, enjoying. Oh, and of course Santa.

            Mind you I wouldn't want THIS Santa coming down my chimney. He wouldn't fit anyway. Having said that, he looks a half decent Santa Claude but you'd probably only get left vacuum parts in your Christmas stocking. Riffle may get something a bit bigger.


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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            To me, the spirit and essence of Christmas is to make the Winter far more profitable, if you own a retail store. It's also an opportunity to get together with relatives that you avoided successfully for an entire year.

            You also are forced to buy things you normally would never buy, and give them to people you normally don't give gifts to.

            But the joy, the real joy, is for people across the world to be reminded that other people can afford great gifts, and you cannot. You are reminded that others have huge families that love them, and you do not.

            To guarantee that you don't forget this, nearly every store, business, and restaurant is closed. It's a way to force you to be alone, without even the fantasy that you have a family that wants you to be with them.

            It's also a way to separate Christians from the millions of people in the other 1,500 "one true religions", and atheists.

            And you get to see plenty of decorations,displays, signs, dioramas, and hear songs...but just from one religious faith. All the others are ignored.

            And, last but not least, if you work in a store that plays music, you get to hear the same 25 songs...on a loop...for a month.

            And I still can't say, out loud, in my town that I'm not a Christian...without my business being decimated.

            My wife, on the other hand, is now busy making Christmas cookies, great ones, and has the entire home decorated with 3 Christmas trees (so you can see a tree, no matter where you look into the home), she invites her large family to our home for a great dinner on Christmas, she loves every minute of it.

            And she's a devout Christian. And it makes her happy, and so I put up with the nonsense.
            And I own a retail store, so really my customers are paying for it all. We are having a record December.

            And none of the things I said above, ever pass my lips anywhere but here.
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            • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              And none of the things I said above, ever pass my lips anywhere but here.
              I have sent your words, without attribution, to everyone I know. Unlike most of the brain-dead drivel you continuously spew, this was a brilliant post.

              I hate the fact that for once, you are right.

              Cheers. - Frank
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            • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              And none of the things I said above, ever pass my lips anywhere but here.
              I just emailed this post to The Daily Record and Wooster Weekly News. Prepare your "going out of business" sale...

              Which leads me to what Christmas is really about: being happy. Potentially ruining Claude would fill my spirit with wonderment and joy. Now, that's a Christmas to celebrate.
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              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                I just emailed this post to The Daily Record and Wooster Weekly News. Prepare your "going out of business" sale...

                Which leads me to what Christmas is really about: being happy. Potentially ruining Claude would fill my spirit with wonderment and joy. Now, that's a Christmas to celebrate.
                And yet, I wish for you and your family to have a happy and safe Christmas. And I hope happiness and love fills your home, for all your remaining years.

                What kind of person says this? A Wonderful person.
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                • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                  Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                  And yet, I wish for you and your family to have a happy and safe Christmas. And I hope happiness and love fills your home, for all your remaining years.

                  What kind of person says this? A Wonderful person.
                  "What kind of person says this? A Hitman"

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                  • Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                    "What kind of person says this? A Hitman"

                    Fixed
                    OP sure got hit is all I know.

                    Aaaaaand, back to the synergetic backslappin'...
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              • Profile picture of the author agc
                Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                I just emailed this post to The Daily Record and Wooster Weekly News. Prepare your "going out of business" sale...

                Which leads me to what Christmas is really about: RETRIBUTION

                FIFY.

                (Bonus if you get the reference.)
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                • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                  Originally Posted by agc View Post

                  FIFY.

                  (Bonus if you get the reference.)
                  The Watchmen?
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                  • Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                    The Watchmen?
                    It is my dream to be bitten by a radioactive butterfly an' transform into FIFY, superexotic dancin' girl with toes of steel.
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                  • Profile picture of the author agc
                    "Spirit of Christmas" (The original South Park concept that was commissioned as a holiday video card by a Hollywood person (rumored to be George Clooney but since debunked) who after receiving it realized he couldn't actually send it out to people, so he ended up with a thousand VHS tapes that we would show to his friends and family).

                    The brutal thought of the day is this: Today's HS seniors never knew a world without South Park. :-o
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              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              And none of the things I said above, ever pass my lips anywhere but here.
              If your niece's boyfriend is over for the holiday, I think he might want to hear what you've got to say.
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              • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                As a child I looked forward to it, The decorations, the parties, the giving and receiving of presents, eating a British Christmas dinner, watching the Queen's speech followed by the Bond film.

                Now, it's: The college I work for closes for 2 weeks so time off, I give only 2 gifts out, one nice one to the wife and a stupid one to some silly, slightly impoverished friends of ours. The first year we exchanged gifts I got from them (mainly the husbands idea) two pairs of broken sunglasses and some salmon, crackers and wine in a presentation package, that was three years out of date. The trashcan received my gift. We have responded in kind. It has become a tradition.

                Most of my relatives are gone, aunts, uncles, grandparents. The joy's of getting older. Yet again, I am late sending out about 6 Xmas cards to the UK.

                The wife put out some lights in the front yard and also a giant inflatable Christmas tree with flashing lights inside it.

                I saw an infomercial for a laser light that covers your house with a projection of multicolored Xmas lights, so impressed, I bought it. Wow, it works so well, even puts lights on the trees. Next year, just get a few of them and saturate the house with this splendid illusion.

                Xmas has immeasurably changed in expectation and belief since I was a child though. Most of the magic has gone, but the nostalga for it still lingers.
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                • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                  Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                  Xmas has immeasurably changed in expectation and belief since I was a child though. Most of the magic has gone, but the nostalgia for it still lingers.
                  Truly, I think nostalgia is the right word for many.

                  As a child we didn't celebrate holidays, but I remember the lights on the homes at night, the music, some of the Christmas Specials on TV. There is something about it being cold outside, and toasty warm inside, that is homey.


                  I may have told this story before. If so, sorry.

                  My wife's parents were dear people that were poor. Every Christmas they would give each of their kids (all middle aged by the time I met them) an envelope with a twenty dollar bill inside.

                  One Christmas, as a joke, I took the card out of the envelope and slipped $200 in the card. I pretended that they gave us more money. Perhaps, thinking back, it wasn't as funny as I thought...

                  Anyway, my Brother-in-law (the other clown in the family) slipped $500 into his card. The next year, he had $1,000 and I had (i think) $2,000 in my card.

                  Looking back, he and I were really the only ones to laugh, but it was hilarious to us.
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                  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                    And of course, Christmas would never be complete without that obligatory knock on the door from the Jehovah's Witnesses. One tradition that must be upheld.
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                  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
                    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                    There is something about it being cold outside, and toasty warm inside, that is homey.
                    Contrast that with an Australian Christmas. Inside it's warm and toasty, and outside it's as hot as hell.

                    Although the forecast for Perth on Christmas Day this year is only 27C (around 80F). It might be the first Christmas in years I'll wear long pants instead of shorts, but probably not. Why fight tradition.
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        [QUOTE=tagiscom;10448099]Well, Santa comes from German, pagan origins, and the west seeing a potential cash cow took it from there!

        Apart from Santa giving out gifts, and the kids getting a kick out of it, there isn't much else to it?

        Well, the family get together as well, well, as long they behave?

        Similar to Easter, square peg in round hole!"


        Well, I guess people can pervert it, etc... But Santa was NOT pagan! He was a monk, or bishop, apparently around the 3rd-4th century AD,in turkey of all places, that helped some people secretly. A story about him apparently even said that he once tossed some gold coins down a chimney, for a dowry, and they ended up in a stocking in the home and THAT started the stocking tradition. You have to remember this was BEFORE real overt commercialism, BEFORE stocks, BEFORE franchises, BEFORE chains, BEFORE TV, etc....

        And the REAL story of Santa is a real believable one. It was a relatively small town and NOT the whole planet, and it wasn't on a particular day. The catholic church even SAINTED him! He didn't even do it all the time, though the dowry story tells of how the father came to expect it and caught nicholas in the act.

        The TREE has pagan origins. The story there is that it dates back to celebrating the winter solstice. The catholic church wanted to get rid of pagan traditions. What they couldn't get rid of, they obscured through a repurposing, and the christmas tree is one example. Easter is another. The german song, "o tannenbaum" means, and translates as, "Oh Fir Tree". It basically is a cheerful song of admiration about how the tree, an "evergreen" lives through, and blooms in, even the dead of winter when it is snowing. "O tannenbaum" has been REWRITTEN in english as "Oh christmas tree" It is similar, but still more christmassy.

        Of course, things HAVE changed. The story of the REAL santa, who apparently looked like a real bishop earlier, morphed over time, and I believe Coke has been credited with his current look. The original idea of the deer and all, at least as far as names, apparently came from a poem in the 19th century. and rudolph is credited to a montgomery ward's coloring book!

        The late adoption of all this explains the different looks and customs around the world. Santa is pretty much international, even if all the specifics aren't.

        As for having kids behave, that might work if this were a 100% moral world. Kids know it wasn't, and it used to be more than it is now. We're lucky it hasn't all burned up yet.

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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

      Really? All that matters is what you think and then you're 'essence' reality will be intact. What I think doesn't really matter.

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        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        My will to live is broken, my plans are folly.
        All fixed.

        Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author thedark
    I think Christmas is about family. It is a good time to meet with new and old friends, relatives, family members that you don't have time to get in touch during the year. And gifts.
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    • Christmas is cool 'cos it pulls in a lotta people all at once.

      You got the religious swing, the solstice, the last throw of the year before the new one, an' alla the shoppin'.

      All have merit on their own, an' some mean more to people than others, but we are all caught up in the snuggo touchdown together.

      So evrythin' stops all at once.

      One at a time, we drop into the succulence of the festival, touch base with family an' friends, suspend our regular lives in stasis, and do hella hearty stuff.

      It all cranks up again from here after Winter's chill, thinkin' about the Spring to come insteada the one jus' fell off the Fall.

      So I got some treats lined up, some cool gifts to give out, an' I have been preparin' my abdomen for myriad immodesties.
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    • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
      Originally Posted by thedark View Post

      I think Christmas is about family. It is a good time to meet with new and old friends, relatives, family members that you don't have time to get in touch during the year. And gifts.
      Yep. Don't forget to slot that one in; ties in nicely with your signature link.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    For me Christmas has always been a wonderful period of time.

    I always remember when I was studying, going to Christmas parties.

    Than that turned out to be business Christmas parties when I was working in the city, with even more fun and good times.

    Nowadays, since I have my own business and work from home, it is all about family Christmas parties and great time with my 5 year old son. So bottom line, Christmas time is one big party and good times.

    Merry Christmas everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    I'm lucky enough to know a young Lady who has literally bought (and wrapped) 75 presents for children in Hospital for Christmas Eve.

    (That's what it's all about for me.)
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

      I'm lucky enough to know a young Lady who has literally bought (and wrapped) 75 presents for children in Hospital for Christmas Eve.

      (That's what it's all about for me.)
      : )
      And how many have you wrapped???

      Cheers. - Frank

      P.S. I hear crickets.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        To me, the spirit and essence of Christmas is to make the Winter far more profitable, if you own a retail store. It's also an opportunity to get together with relatives that you avoided successfully for an entire year.

        You also are forced to buy things you normally would never buy, and give them to people you normally don't give gifts to.

        But the joy, the real joy, is for people across the world to be reminded that other people can afford great gifts, and you cannot. You are reminded that others have huge families that love them, and you do not.

        To guarantee that you don't forget this, nearly every store, business, and restaurant is closed. It's a way to force you to be alone, without even the fantasy that you have a family that wants you to be with them.

        It's also a way to separate Christians from the millions of people in the other 1,500 "one true religions", and atheists.

        And you get to see plenty of decorations,displays, signs, dioramas, and hear songs...but just from one religious faith. All the others are ignored.

        And, last but not least, if you work in a store that plays music, you get to hear the same 25 songs...on a loop...for a month.

        And I still can't say, out loud, in my town that I'm not a Christian...without my business being decimated.

        My wife, on the other hand, is now busy making Christmas cookies, great ones, and has the entire home decorated with 3 Christmas trees (so you can see a tree, no matter where you look into the home), she invites her large family to our home for a great dinner on Christmas, she loves every minute of it.

        And she's a devout Christian. And it makes her happy, and so I put up with the nonsense.
        And I own a retail store, so really my customers are paying for it all. We are having a record December.

        And none of the things I said above, ever pass my lips anywhere but here.
        NONSENSE!!!! Yep, some of it is!

        I personally don't get the singing in church stuff, and l believe in most of it!

        And for the record most religions have some truth to them, and i'd better not say anymore?


        Xmas carols in shopping centres is fine, just as long as Mariah Carry isn't in there! And they stop playing that "Giddy up one", always make me cringe!

        As for Xmas movies, most of it is the usual reruns, about the only one l will watch again is Die Hard?


        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        Contrast that with an Australian Christmas. Inside it's warm and toasty, and outside it's as hot as hell.

        Although the forecast for Perth on Christmas Day this year is only 27C (around 80F). It might be the first Christmas in years I'll wear long pants instead of shorts, but probably not. Why fight tradition.
        Yes, l think that Victoria is getting about 30 outside, so my Mother will most likely be dusting off her air con, and giving it a blast!

        Can't cook a roast in 30 digree heat!

        Although some Americans in AU, do max out the air con, and light up the fireplace? Unless it is a total fireban then they will have to be happy with the online one?

        Certainly make a greenie cringe!


        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        I guess it makes up for ending 2015 as a loser.
        Yes, whatev, Xmas cheer, whatever the other bit was,...to all men, you can't call a Troll that?

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              • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                Originally Posted by coachandy View Post

                I'm Buying a Birthday cake for Christmas.
                More than 2000 candles, l would ring Guinness, and have a fire extinguisher on standby?


                Suzan... and people have been going around stealing deliveries from people's porches. The frenzy of Christmas shopping, and how the holiday has become so commercial and all about getting stuff makes people resort to theft, if they are unable to provide Christmas for their families.

                A friend of my brother's was in Charlottesville Sat with all 3 children and wife shopping in an upscale shopping center. Their truck wouldn't start. He approached several men about a jump and was treated like dirt under their feet, or like he was just going to try to harm them in some way. He called me and I went to rescue the family and bring them home. Obviously, people's spirit of giving and helping others doesn't include anyone outside of their families and friends.

                So Christmas to me is about a lot of things. It's about door buster sales that turn humans into shopping animals capable of pushing, shoving and trampling people to get at a TV, it's about people with no means to provide presents and food and shelter, and it's about the joy of watching some children who still believe in the magic of Christmas. It's also about a few who really seem to "get" Christmas and go out of their way to do something nice for others who are in need.
                Yep, nail on the head, Susan...Aussies, or guilty time poor parents will be buying, almost $800 dollar Hoverboards, for their kids, as a way to say sorry, l had to work weekends, etc.

                The Xmas spirit is becoming diluted here!


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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        And how many have you wrapped???

        Cheers. - Frank

        P.S. I hear crickets.
        Lol. She's actually helping me wrap my presents because I'm no good at it.
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          Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

          Lol. She's actually helping me wrap my presents because I'm no good at it.
          OK. :-)

          Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
    Christmas is all about getting presents and hopefully receiving more than you gave. Otherwise it would be a pretty stupid holiday don't you think.

    I always work it out on boxing day. If I received more overall dollar value than the gifts I gave, then I won Christmas!

    What a great way to start the new year! A winner.
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      Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

      Christmas is all about getting presents and hopefully receiving more than you gave.
      I'm sorry you feel that way.
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      Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

      What a great way to start the new year! A winner.
      I guess it makes up for ending 2015 as a loser.
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      Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

      Christmas is all about getting presents and hopefully receiving more than you gave. Otherwise it would be a pretty stupid holiday don't you think.

      I always work it out on boxing day. If I received more overall dollar value than the gifts I gave, then I won Christmas!

      What a great way to start the new year! A winner.
      Your story goes so well with that avatar. I LOLed
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I really liked this recent story: High schooler rents out theater for Star Wars, asks moviegoers to bring toy donations - AOL

    Kind of shows what the spirit and meaning of Christmas is for many people - giving, kindness, selflessness, etc.

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    I'm Buying a Birthday cake for Christmas.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Well, I'm not religious and I have always celebrated Christmas. Christmas is what you make it and for our family, as the kids were growing up, it was about the big Christmas Eve dinner and giving gifts to each other and the gorgeous decorations and doing for others. A feel good holiday.

    My children are grown now. I go to their houses for Christmas. I eliminated the dinner at my place, the decorations and the gifts for adults. I buy for my 7 grandchildren only and my children do not buy for me. We made a deal to help eliminate the financial stress from Christmas with an ever growing family.

    It's about the kids to me and always has been. There's nothing quite like seeing the excitement build up until Christmas and then the big day comes and they can open the presents. I still enjoy seeing children's faces light up on Christmas. I love seeing my grandchildren sneak down the steps very early on Christmas because they can't sleep and want to see if Santa has come yet.

    But Christmas makes me sad too. I think about all the children that don't have presents and don't have decorations and big meals on Christmas or any other day. I think about the people who are homeless.

    I think about what Christmas does to some people ... just read a Craigslist post titled "To the Grinch Who Stole Christmas"
    and it was addressed to whoever stole all of the presents from a house or car (didn't say). It was posted by someone obviously struggling to provide family and children with a nice Christmas, but will now have to do without the presents because they can't afford to buy them twice.

    ... and people have been going around stealing deliveries from people's porches. The frenzy of Christmas shopping, and how the holiday has become so commercial and all about getting stuff makes people resort to theft, if they are unable to provide Christmas for their families.

    A friend of my brother's was in Charlottesville Sat with all 3 children and wife shopping in an upscale shopping center. Their truck wouldn't start. He approached several men about a jump and was treated like dirt under their feet, or like he was just going to try to harm them in some way. He called me and I went to rescue the family and bring them home. Obviously, people's spirit of giving and helping others doesn't include anyone outside of their families and friends.

    So Christmas to me is about a lot of things. It's about door buster sales that turn humans into shopping animals capable of pushing, shoving and trampling people to get at a TV, it's about people with no means to provide presents and food and shelter, and it's about the joy of watching some children who still believe in the magic of Christmas. It's also about a few who really seem to "get" Christmas and go out of their way to do something nice for others who are in need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    For me Christmas is a time when I get to dress up like Santa and my girlfriend dresses in sexy lingerie as a sexy elf (yes, she puts on the pointy ears for me and wears a colored wig)......

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    • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      With a straw like a didgeridoo.
      I heard they crossed one of them musical instruments with an 18 year old virgin in Australia, and got a didgeridon't.
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      • Originally Posted by positivenegative View Post

        I heard they crossed one of them musical instruments with an 18 year old virgin in Australia, and got a didgeridon't.
        Hey -- please tell me ur kiddin' here, Pozzo.

        18 year old virgins?

        No way!

        Those gals need crossin' with an Alpen horn.
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  • But if I can pull this one back to Christmas for a moment while somehow keepin' the festive semen snug in its baubles, gotta say I am havin' a ball.

    I seen a lotta old friends over the weekend, an' we all had our antlers on.

    Mince pies, first tastea mulled wine this season, spray-on snow — oh yeah, the festival is up an' rollin'.

    I do not expect to be sober now until New Year.

    Figure the Brandy Diet gonna fix me up a cool red nose an' burn my butt scarlet.

    Treato!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      I do not expect to be sober now until New Year.
      I thought you were more adventurous Princess B. At least try and do something different this year..


      Hat tip to the mods for cleaning this one up title and all. Nicely played.
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      • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

        I thought you were more adventurous Princess B. At least try and do something different this year..
        Hey -- last time I leapt outta a helicopter on horseback, the darn thing bit me.

        So I am plannin' a traddo Christmas with plenty floatin' out on a lake of cream against a pine tree backdrop while Crosby croons an' turkey roasts an' The Muppets give Scrooge a hard time.

        So what u got, Mikey?

        Nekkid paintballin'?
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
          Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

          Hey — last time I leapt outta a helicopter on horseback, the darn thing bit me.
          Don't you mean "were thrown"? and of course they pulled the horse back in...priorities.

          So what u got, Mikey?

          Nekkid paintballin'?
          Ya got to stop dreamin about me GF. I know the honey thing got you going but I am sure there is a nice vampire out there with your name on his fang.
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          • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

            Ya got to stop dreamin about me GF. I know the honey thing got you going but I am sure there is a nice vampire out there with your name on his fang.
            Ha!

            Gonna expose my carotid an' hope I get spotted.
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            • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
              Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

              Ha!

              Gonna expose my carotid an' hope I get spotted.
              Take the Rudolph off first. Poor sucka might get confused make his move for the bite and instead of eternity you get sinus problems for your entire mortal life.
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              • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                Take the Rudolph off first. Poor sucka might get confused make his move for the bite and instead of eternity you get sinus problems for your entire mortal life.
                Yeah, they got some real fiends out in Transylnasalia.
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                • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                  Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

                  Yeah, they got some real fiends out in Transylnasalia.

                  The fact that you know that says you been experimentin with the chemistry set too much, better get you something more traditional like milk (aint nothing wrong with chocolate either look closely in the club might see some Nestle's to add in the mix) where you can get invited to the island to meet mom and pops with no stakes in hearts. Maybe you'll pick up a wedding crasher too even if the tucked shirt don't work out
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                  • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                    aint nothing wrong with chocolate either
                    I love how you make a universal truth sound like a momentary revelation.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

                      I love how you make a universal truth sound like a momentary revelation.
                      its both. Ya got to melt it in your mouth in some moment before you know its universal truth
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                      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
                        Right now it's about the spiked egg nog chilling in the fridge for consumption - possibly this evening. But will need to position the timing on it as I'm on some penicillin and need to wait 2 hours in before any dairy consumption. It's about how I've felt like crap the whole past weekend, and then today had to go out for some final xmas stuff and the traffic sucked up a good 2 hours of my errands - of which said errands would have normally been all done within an hour. I was out for a good 4 and had next to nothing in my bags upon returning home.

                        It was about me feeling feverish in the car while driving around, and yet being nice enough to let other cars get out of packed parking lots (jumping in front of me) and onto the highway parking lot.

                        It was about me standing in the check out line at the crafts store, then going into a massive coughing and hacking fit, scrambling for a cough drop in my purse, then eyes watering and non stop coughing while I struggled to unwrap the halls wrapper. And noticing those directly in front of me and behind me in the long shopping line drift away from my close proximity.

                        Upon arriving at the check out, the gal asked me How Was I? And I said, I survived the coughing fit in line, so things were looking up. And she encouraged me to feel better soon.

                        So yes, I took her advice and hit the liquor store on the drive home. Home being where I'm at this week, but it's not my house.

                        Remembering last year going to visit my mother in the loony ward, who had no idea it was even xmas, and still not realizing my dad had just passed. That trip was a teary eyed disaster where mom was sitting in the main lobby with a room full of other loons. Some smart person had "Oh holy night" or some flipping sad ass xmas dreary elevator radio station on and I could do nothing more than excuse myself to go outside and just get what ever out of my system while waiting for my brother to finish the visit with her.

                        I toil over if I should send my ex of 14 years a holiday card as the breakup is fresher than milk from a cows teets. I did muster up the energy to send his mom a nice card, with a letter enclosed that we were no more and be sure to remove me from any beneficiary documents that may have been prepared - which I was told existed but never saw any proof of.

                        I have yet to drop some xmas stuff to my own mother this year. Oh joy. Last year she at least still recognized us where as this year we are all complete strangers. Not that it was ever the prized mother daughter relationship like those flaunted on hallmark movie channels and such.

                        Florida sunshine cures some things, yet totally f's with my head as I've spent the majority of my winters in the north and the warm weather down here is nice and disturbing at the same time. i have secret fears of alligators barreling through the yard and attacking me.

                        I'm not confident the eggnog will taste the same in 80 degree weather as it does when it's 30 or so outside when the booze factor is necessary to warm one up a bit.

                        So for this year that is what MY Christmas is really all about.

                        Thanks for asking.
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                        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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                          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

                          So for this year that is what MY Christmas is really all about.

                          Thanks for asking.
                          I hope the eggnog makes you feel better. Merry Christmas.
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                          • Profile picture of the author Cali16
                            Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

                            I hope the eggnog makes you feel better. Merry Christmas.
                            My sentiments as well!

                            Jill, sounds like you've had one heck of a year - or at least past few weeks or months. I hope you get well soon and have a really nice, relaxing Christmas - and a much better 2016!

                            And enjoy the eggnog!
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                        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post


                          Remembering last year going to visit my mother in the loony ward, who had no idea it was even xmas, and still not realizing my dad had just passed. That trip was a teary eyed disaster where mom was sitting in the main lobby with a room full of other loons. Some smart person had "Oh holy night" or some flipping sad ass xmas dreary elevator radio station on and I could do nothing more than excuse myself to go outside and just get what ever out of my system while waiting for my brother to finish the visit with her.
                          Actually had a similar situation but not a parent so that must be even worse but what we found is there was no way to have a positive visit in that environment so we arranged to at least get her outside for the visits. In many of those places you just can't tune out whats going on around and it does nothing but create a horrible memory, IF we could get her away even to the car there we could at least have an adult to child relationship - which is all you can get that maintains the family feel.

                          sometimes you might get a reaction like a smile or expression that says hey theres still some of her left in there and that wasn't bad but those wards inside you get almost nothing but pain.
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                        • Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

                          So for this year that is what MY Christmas is really all about.
                          Hope ur OK, Jill.

                          Christmas has a way of magnifyin' stuff, so if you have things to contend with, I feel for you.

                          But Christmas is also cool, an' that eggnog mebbe gonna work some magic.

                          Also, gotta think that alligators are like Christmas trees on legs.

                          They are green (ish), broadly triangular (ish), an' when they snap their jaws their teeth flash like fairy lights.

                          They are so seasonal right now.

                          So -- best wishes for the duration of the festive.
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                        • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
                          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post


                          I toil over if I should send my ex of 14 years a holiday card as the breakup is fresher than milk from a cows teets. I did muster up the energy to send his mom a nice card,
                          Last year I had a breakup right before Xmas and still went and bought her, her daughters, her parents some presents. Felt good and I didn't regret it one bit. Was think of doing something this year also because I miss that family. They are just terrific people. However, decided against it. Time to move on. Hope you feel better. I just got over one of those damn colds myself. Almost lasted a whole month!
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                            Originally Posted by TimPhelan View Post

                            Last year I had a breakup right before Xmas and still went and bought her, her daughters, her parents some presents. Felt good and I didn't regret it one bit. Was think of doing something this year also because I miss that family. They are just terrific people. However, decided against it. Time to move on. Hope you feel better. I just got over one of those damn colds myself. Almost lasted a whole month!
                            I did the breaking up. He texted me a couple of weeks back saying to not send anything or it would get a return to sender on it.
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                            • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
                              Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

                              I did the breaking up. He texted me a couple of weeks back saying to not send anything or it would get a return to sender on it.
                              Some people can remain friends after a breakup and some can't. I'm still friends with my ex wife who I was with for 23 years. But this last one and another one that I almost married don't want any connection at all. Sucks when you get to know their family also, but that's life.
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                            • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
                              Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

                              He texted me a couple of weeks back saying to not send anything or it would get a return to sender on it.
                              If it helps you can send presents to me Jill. I hate to think of you being sad. Should I furnish you with my wish list? That goes for anyone else who's not able to give this Christmas.
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                              • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
                                Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                                If it helps you can send presents to me Jill. I hate to think of you being sad. Should I furnish you with my wish list? That goes for anyone else who's not able to give this Christmas.
                                I have a feeling your 3 or so girfriends will have you covered.

                                Hope you are taking care of them all.

                                On another note, there is probably a market for the "I just broke up with you or you just broke up with me but here is your holiday card anyway" card.
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                                • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
                                  Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

                                  I have a feeling your 3 or so girfriends will have you covered.
                                  NO Jill, far from it. On Monday one of my girlfriends came over and the presents she brought me SUCKED! I mean seriously, they were so bad. I had to do that thing where you try and look surprised and amazed but are really dying inside with disappointment.

                                  Why can't women buy good presents! Women are SO cheap! That's not sexist, it's a fact!

                                  You ask any man on this forum, they'll tell you the same.

                                  Men around the world, get ready with your mantra for Christmas day...

                                  OH THANKS HONEY, that's so...

                                  "THOUGHTFUL!"

                                  JESUS!
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                                  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                                    Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                                    You ask any man on this forum, they'll tell you the same.
                                    You just flunked out bro. I don't know what you are talking about. I find women WAAAAAAAY more giving then men.

                                    Problem might be location. Jessica Rabbit ain't going to give any real gifts
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                                    • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
                                      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                                      You just flunked out bro. I don't know what you are talking about. I find women WAAAAAAAY more giving then men.
                                      Don't talk nonsense! You and I both know on Christmas day you're either getting cheap socks, a cheap tie or something else with zero imagination costing less than $50!
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                                      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                                        Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                                        Don't talk nonsense! You and I both know on Christmas day you're either getting cheap socks, a cheap tie or something else with zero imagination costing less than $50!
                                        Sounds like the universe is giving you back according to your deeds. I have NEVER ever been with any woman that gave me socks for Christmas. I got that once from my daughter at 5 years old but considering her income it was incredibly giving of her.
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                                        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
                                          Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                                          Why can't women buy good presents! Women are SO cheap! That's not sexist, it's a fact!
                                          hmm,

                                          Some of my most recent gifts included giving a gokart, macbook pro, and paid off over 1k due on a real car.

                                          You and I both know on Christmas day you're either getting cheap socks, a cheap tie or something else with zero imagination costing less than $50!
                                          Yeah, the custom hand sewn stealie head handkerchief (he is big on the handkerchiefs and the dead) was only $30. No thought there.

                                          Guess I should just quit while I'm ahead. Go and start up an old spinsters forum.
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                                          • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
                                            Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

                                            Some of my most recent gifts included giving a gokart, macbook pro
                                            Why can't I meet someone who will buy me a macbook pro and a go kart? They are like the two coolest presents EVER!

                                            You're a keeper Jill!
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                                            • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
                                              Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                                              Why can't I meet someone who will buy me a macbook pro and a go kart? They are like the two coolest presents EVER!

                                              You're a keeper Jill!
                                              Well, according to you (from what I've read) there don't seem to be any keepers.
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                                            • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                                              Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                                              Why can't I meet someone who will buy me a macbook pro and a go kart? They are like the two coolest presents EVER!

                                              You're a keeper Jill!
                                              Perhaps you should get the other two girlfriends to club together with the third and get you something decent. I'm sure they would be open to it.
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                                              • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
                                                Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                                Perhaps you should get the other two girlfriends to club together with the third and get you something decent. I'm sure they would be open to it.
                                                I can't remember one time I received anything of value from a girlfriend. The majority of men know fully well how bad it is.

                                                And then I read tales of Macbook Pros and Go-karts! How is that fair?
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                                              • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                                                Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                                Perhaps you should get the other two girlfriends to club together with the third and get you something decent. I'm sure they would be open to it.
                                                I dunno I think that given he is now talking about being with a woman on the basis of what they could give him the following is more realistic

                                                Perhaps you should get the other two girlfriends to club you together with the third . I'm sure they would be open to it.
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                                          Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                                          NO Jill, far from it. On Monday one of my girlfriends came over and the presents she brought me SUCKED! I mean seriously, they were so bad. I had to do that thing where you try and look surprised and amazed but are really dying inside with disappointment.

                                          Why can't women buy good presents! Women are SO cheap! That's not sexist, it's a fact!

                                          You ask any man on this forum, they'll tell you the same.

                                          Men around the world, get ready with your mantra for Christmas day...

                                          OH THANKS HONEY, that's so...

                                          "THOUGHTFUL!"

                                          JESUS!

                                          Yes, if l had three girlfriends and treated them like Hawakie does from MASH, l wouldn't expect much either?

                                          Can't have freedom and great gifts!


                                          That is the trouble with relationships that are not a relationship, it is weird, and there is no real set of guidelines in place to go by?

                                          Probably explains why l don't ask out the occasional lady out that shows an interest. I would find that weird.

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                                          • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
                                            Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

                                            Probably explains why l don't ask out the occasional lady out that shows an interest. I would find that weird.
                                            I would find that normal.
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                      • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                        its both. Ya got to melt it in your mouth in some moment before you know its universal truth
                        Ha!

                        Weird thing about melted chocolate is how it is such a hard swallow.

                        Oughta go down easy, but it don't.

                        It is also harder to blow outta your nostrils than coffee if sumthin' makes you laugh.

                        Frickin' paradox.
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                          Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

                          Ha!

                          Weird thing about melted chocolate is how it is such a hard swallow.

                          Oughta go down easy, but it don't.

                          It is also harder to blow outta your nostrils than coffee if sumthin' makes you laugh.

                          Frickin' paradox.
                          Riffle's inner 13 year old, is screaming with excitement right now.
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                          • Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                            Riffle's inner 13yois screaming with excitement right now.
                            This prolly works better for a family audience.
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                          Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

                          Ha!

                          Weird thing about melted chocolate is how it is such a hard swallow.
                          SMH......oh PrincessB..... PrincessB...stop being such a glutton. You aint doing the chocolate thing right. don't stuff the chimney like you trying to seal it up with cement.

                          Take a little bit of life and swirl it around in the mouth until it vanishes like the vapor. chocolates supposed to melt in your mouth not be swallowed and there you are at midnight grabbing it like a carton a milk in front of the fridge

                          Ulgh ulgh ulgh

                          Thats why some girls have trouble with relationships. Whole carton empty and he's out the door before you even know his real textures. Pure indigestion nothing about the lingering taste

                          If he aint going be around long enough to swirl around and blend in with you but just

                          gulp ulgh gulp and be gone before the taste

                          of course the whole things going to be hard to swallow. slow ain't bad chocolate doesn't need to be gulped let it melt and be absorbed

                          That way if aint good enough you know how to send the bum packing before things get too deep. If the guy just wants the home run he doesn't love the game
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    Originally Posted by breedskool View Post

    most people have their own definition of what Christmas is? its necessary we really understand what it means or its real essence will be lost with Time. lets hear what you all understand about Christmas.
    I think its all about remembering the value of SELFLESSNESS and LIVING FOR OTHERS.

    For the rest of the year, the focus is on OURSELVES. What has it gotten most people? Anxiety, loneliness, feelings of having no purpose or meaning, depression, narcissism, equating identity with THINGS, etc. It's a mess.

    I view Christmas as a RESET button for the mind (all levels: emotions, self-perception, perception of others, definition of personal reality, etc)

    It reminds people to shift their mental framework from SELF to OTHERS.

    This leads to (in the case of normal people) feelings of GENEROSITY, compassion, solidarity, and yes, happiness.

    Above all else, Christmas reminds me that HAPPINESS, contentment and feelings of COMPLETION are CHOICES.

    There's no one else to blame.

    It's all a choice.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone!
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    • Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      I view Christmas as a RESET button for the mind (all levels: emotions, self-perception, perception of others, definition of personal reality, etc)
      The rest is all true but I wanna fix on this part.
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    Christmas is about family for me. Watching my children open their gifts and having lots of nice food and drink without worrying about the calorie intake
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      I hope the eggnog makes you feel better. Merry Christmas.
      Originally Posted by Cali16 View Post

      My sentiments as well!

      Jill, sounds like you've had one heck of a year - or at least past few weeks or months. I hope you get well soon and have a really nice, relaxing Christmas - and a much better 2016!

      And enjoy the eggnog!
      Thanks girls. I don't mean to whine. Truth be told there is a lot more going on top of it all.

      But I'm digging my heels in and really just trying to focus on having a liberating new year.

      I think the dust will settle by the end of the week and I can truly regroup.
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        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        Thanks girls. I don't mean to whine. Truth be told there is a lot more going on top of it all.

        But I'm digging my heels in and really just trying to focus on having a liberating new year.

        I think the dust will settle by the end of the week and I can truly regroup.
        You can whine Jill. We don't mind as long as you don't call it cultural appropriation or some other nonsense. lol.

        I hope the dust settles soon and you enjoy, as you say, a liberating New Year and a nice Christmas too.
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        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        Thanks girls. I don't mean to whine. Truth be told there is a lot more going on top of it all.
        "This too shall pass" That you can believe. Hang in there on the unavoidable facts of life stuff.

        The New Year should be all about not creating new drama while the old drama is left behind to die.

        And those who bring you drama? My phone has a off button, my txt messages can block numbers, and my feet can walk out of houses. I'm sure yours can too. The difference between me an most people is that I will hang up on anyone. My mother, my wife, my boss... anyone who is out of control. Let em cool off and try again later. And if all they want to talk about is that I hung up on them... guess what? I do it again.

        Don't give up control of your own space!

        And remember the 70's? "Don't let the turkeys get you down."
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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

          I think its all about remembering the value of SELFLESSNESS and LIVING FOR OTHERS.

          For the rest of the year, the focus is on OURSELVES. What has it gotten most people? Anxiety, loneliness, feelings of having no purpose or meaning, depression, narcissism, equating identity with THINGS, etc. It's a mess.

          I view Christmas as a RESET button for the mind (all levels: emotions, self-perception, perception of others, definition of personal reality, etc)

          It reminds people to shift their mental framework from SELF to OTHERS.

          This leads to (in the case of normal people) feelings of GENEROSITY, compassion, solidarity, and yes, happiness.

          Above all else, Christmas reminds me that HAPPINESS, contentment and feelings of COMPLETION are CHOICES.

          There's no one else to blame.

          It's all a choice.

          HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone!
          On ourselves, nah, saving humanity is my hobby!


          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Riffle's inner 13 year old, is screaming with excitement right now.
          Well, there was no hot chocolate being massaged over,.....now it is!

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  • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

    SMH......oh PrincessB..... PrincessB...stop being such a glutton. You aint doing the chocolate thing right. don't stuff the chimney like you trying to seal it up with cement.

    Take a little bit of life and swirl it around in the mouth until it vanishes like the vapor. chocolates supposed to melt in your mouth not be swallowed and there you are at midnight grabbing it like a carton a milk in front of the fridge

    Ulgh ulgh ulgh

    Thats why some girls have trouble with relationships. Whole carton empty and he's out the door before you even know his real textures. Pure indigestion nothing about the lingering taste

    If he aint going be around long enough to swirl around and blend in with you but just

    gulp ulgh gulp and be gone before the taste

    of course the whole things going to be hard to swallow. slow ain't bad chocolate doesn't need to be gulped let it melt and be absorbed

    That way if aint good enough you know how to send the bum packing before things get too deep. If the guy just wants the home run he doesn't love the game
    I figure 2016 is callin' out for a new bestsellin' self-help book to make The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People look like garbage.

    "Advice for the Misguided Harpy"

    But hey, I got my subtleties.

    So here is my plan for Christmas Eve Eve.

    Today, I will invite more minimalism into my excessorials, maxin' out on shades, degrees an' inflexions.

    As an exercise, I got sumthin' Belgian an' delicate in fronta me right now.

    An' I am gonna leave it there.

    All day.

    I got errands, last bit of work to catch up on.

    But I am gonna leave it.

    Unignored.

    Gonna keep comin' back to it.

    Gonna return to run my eyes over its delicious curvature.

    Gonna engage in phantom salivation, hit on the tongue equivalent of pelvic floor exercises, lie down on my Yoga mat an' dream of micromouthfuls in the void — with no danger of chokin' or vulgar messiness dribblin' from my lips.

    Gonna make with this teaser of a plan all day long.

    Gonna hold out like a penitent monk, right thru till nightfall.

    Then I am gonna break out my chopsticks an' savor my Mikey Morsel till a warmin' smile tugs soft on my ears.

    Prolly this gonna be an extra special early Christmas present.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      As an exercise, I got sumthin' Belgian an' delicate in fronta me right now
      Gonna return to run my eyes over its delicious curvature.

      an' savor my Mikey Morsel till a warmin' smile tugs soft on my ears..
      Why does everything with you come back to blood and porn? I didn't even know you knew of my youthful indiscretion and had that copy (I aint Belgian though probably thought I was honey toasted). You're like a guy kinda. Ease the guy level hormones GF. Its like you been through a Frankenstein doctor who used parts Caitlyn don't wan t no more. I tell you to slow down but nooooooo...... Perving is still gulping the milk.

      but hey I am down with the book - maybe call it

      Tips from the Dead and the Undead
      for the heresnowsies and the aints here much
      By Princess B and the OT bomber

      With the condition that all proceeds go to the - One More Claude Joke and Nuke em All in their Jammies Foundation

      I love their by line - Nuke the Cheerleaders and Save the World.

      Anyway I might not talk to you again before Christmas and want to wish you a merrry one especially since no one may ever see you again.
      WIth your propensity for the suped up egg nog , the resulting stupor and that Christmas tree apparatus on your head one lie down on the couch and someones bound to make a mistake and plug in the dangling cord.
      You deserved better than going out like a serial killer my friend but bad things happen when you can't hold your nog and follow british women's taste in hats
      RIP Princess B. I'd say I'd miss you if you would really be gone but with you I'm keepin the wooden crosses nearby at nights.
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      • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

        Why does everything with you come back to blood and porn? I didn't even know you knew of my youthful indiscretion and had that copy (I aint Belgian though probably thought I was honey toasted). You're like a guy kinda. Ease the guy level hormones GF. Its like you been through a Frankenstein doctor who used parts Caitlyn don't wan t no more. I tell you to slow down but nooooooo...... Perving is still gulping the milk.

        but hey I am down with the book - maybe call it

        Tips from the Dead and the Undead
        for the heresnowsies and the aints here much
        By Princess B and the OT bomber

        With the condition that all proceeds go to the - One More Claude Joke and Nuke em All in their Jammies Foundation

        I love their by line - Nuke the Cheerleaders and Save the World.

        Anyway I might not talk to you again before Christmas and want to wish you a merrry one especially since no one may ever see you again.
        WIth your propensity for the suped up egg nog , the resulting stupor and that Christmas tree apparatus on your head one lie down on the couch and someones bound to make a mistake and plug in the dangling cord.
        You deserved better than going out like a serial killer my friend but bad things happen when you can't hold your nog and follow british women's taste in hats
        RIP Princess B. I'd say I'd miss you if you would really be gone but with you I'm keepin the wooden crosses nearby at nights.
        They are saying funny things about you, Princess.

        *Wrests self away from shimmerin' Belgian. Blinks.*


        Huh? What's going down?

        Know what? In my All Seeing Oracle way, I haven't a clue.


        But I can still feast out on the chocolate, right?

        If you must, though it might be taken the wrong way in context.

        *Ulgh ulgh ulgh*

        You can take chocolate the wrong way?

        Princess, I do not take chocolate any way at all. I am an Oracle.

        That Spanish for 'loser' or sumthin'?

        Ahem. Returning to my original point—

        About the funny things?

        Indeed.

        Yeah, so I read 'em while you were squintin' in that stoopid ball of yours, an' way I see it, I gotta slow down some, mebbe reflect on my sensitive side.

        Preferably in a British woman's hat.

        Yeah.

        *mm-ulgh mm-ulgh mmmmm*

        Pants not allowed? I figure we could pull 'em down while she wasn't lookin'.

        No. It must be a hat. Think of it as a tastefully crafted brain restraint, filtering your vulgarity as a bag sifts essence of Earl Grey from dead leaf.

        But I still get the pants also? I hear they are weaved by leprechauns from the finest unicorn fanjo fluff.

        Silk, actually.

        Whatever. Hey, are you done now, cos I gotta savor my Christmas treat. Man, that was real nice.

        Aren't you forgetting something?

        What? Did sumthin' dribble outta my mouth? I was bein' careful chewin', even while I was speakin'.

        **whisper whisper whisper**

        Man, that is so rude of me.

        Hey, listen, Mikey — have a fun Christmas wherever you are.

        If you got cartoon penguins, then so much the better.

        An' I hope your resolution chrysalis got promise of wings.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
          Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post


          You can take chocolate the wrong way?

          Princess, I do not take chocolate any way at all. I am an Oracle.

          That Spanish for 'loser' or sumthin'?

          Ahem. Returning to my original point--

          ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

          Pants not allowed? I figure we could pull 'em down while she wasn't lookin'.

          No. It must be a hat. Think of it as a tastefully crafted brain restraint, filtering your vulgarity as a bag sifts essence of Earl Grey from dead leaf.

          But I still get the pants also? I hear they are weaved by leprechauns from the finest unicorn fanjo fluff.


          Man, that is so rude of me.

          Hey, listen, Mikey -- have a fun Christmas wherever you are.

          If you got cartoon penguins, then so much the better.

          I Love you princess B but I can't tell a lie or pretend. Sometime you get so far out from Pluto I just no longer understand the data from the telemetry
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          • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

            I Love you princess B but I can't tell a lie or pretend. Sometime you get so far out from Pluto I just no longer understand the data from the telemetry
            But I am like a benevolent boomerang: I always make it back.

            Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

            Don't talk nonsense! You and I both know on Christmas day you're either getting cheap socks, a cheap tie or something else with zero imagination costing less than $50!
            Tellya what — why don' t I stuff a buncha socks in your mouth, bind you tight with with a few ties, an' leave you under the tree while I strip to my bra an' pants an' make with some bendy Yoga?

            That's gotta be worth more than $50, especially if I iron a few of your shirts in a suggestive manner while tuggin' on a bent Camel.

            But let's be clear: I am not a hooker.

            I will not peel a banana without a chaperone, or shake my tush to death metal music unless you got duct tape to keep my pants attached.

            But srsly — gotta figure you might get lucky today.

            Some gal in the mall doin' charity promo as an elf, who's sittin' on a buncha freebie tech from her last job singin' for Bill Gates over Thanksgivin', an' whose eyes catch yours as you're pettin' Santa's reindeer.

            It is Christmas Eve.

            Anythin' can happen.
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            • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
              Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

              But I am like a benevolent boomerang: I always make it back.



              Tellya what -- why don' t I stuff a buncha socks in your mouth, bind you tight with with a few ties, an' leave you under the tree while I strip to my bra an' pants an' make with some bendy Yoga?

              That's gotta be worth more than $50, especially if I iron a few of your shirts in a suggestive manner while tuggin' on a bent Camel.

              But let's be clear: I am not a hooker.

              I will not peel a banana without a chaperone or shake my tush to death metal music unless you got duct tape to keep my pants attached.

              But srsly -- gotta figure you might get lucky today.

              Some gal in the mall doin' charity promo as an elf, who's sittin' on a buncha freebie tech from her last job singin' for Bill Gates over Thanksgivin', an' whose eyes catch yours as you're pettin' Santa's reindeer.

              It is Christmas Eve.

              Anythin' can happen.
              More likely he will get the eye of someone, with facial hair, balding and a bag of string in a large paper bag, singing Christmas carols to herself, constantly?

              Bag lady? Perhaps?

              That' the thing we don't know what his girlfriends look like?


              As for the socks reference, l am not sure where you got the socks from, and l don't want to know?

              Hopefully the elves, had a spare set?

              Not sure what he would give them, pregnancy test, perhaps?


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              • Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

                As for the socks reference, l am not sure where you got the socks from, and l don't want to know?
                Wal-Mart.

                They had 'em on special offer if you bought 2 cansa prunes.
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            • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
              Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

              But I am like a benevolent boomerang: I always make it back.
              and so you did but.....

              Tellya what — why don' t I stuff a buncha socks in your mouth, bind you tight with with a few ties, an' leave you under the tree while I strip to my bra an' pants an' make with some bendy Yoga?
              she takes a wide berth from the planet again like bouncing off the atmosphere ....lol

              That's gotta be worth more than $50
              .

              I'd file a police report

              But let's be clear: I am not a hooker.
              lets be clear the only times people have to announce that is when it doesn't look too good to a previously undercover cop (usually while standing in the wrong place in too short a skirt in stilletos popping gum after just saying "Ya interested how mutch ya got?" to a rolled down car window.)

              I will not peel a banana.......
              .
              Theres just no way a sentence starting out like that isn't going to be censored out of the telemetry. NASA has a strict policy. I'm out!
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              Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post



              Tellya what -- why don' t I stuff a buncha socks in your mouth, bind you tight with with a few ties, an' leave you under the tree while I strip to my bra an' pants an' make with some bendy Yoga?

              That's gotta be worth more than $50, especially if I iron a few of your shirts in a suggestive manner while tuggin' on a bent Camel.
              I'll give ya double that.
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              • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                Originally Posted by TimPhelan View Post

                I'll give ya double that.
                Aint no action Tim sees Tim don't want to get in on.
                Held up the Santa line at the mall for like an hour giving him the details.
                Santa won't talk but his eyes were popped wide the whole time Tim was explaining his list.
                and for some reason moms were pulling back their children out of ear shot.
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    Our Best Christmas was springing our 93 year old Grandmother out of the nursing home and getting her drunk .Was her last Christmas but what a Christmas she had.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Well, I've never bought a boyfriend a tie or a pair of socks, but I'm sure there are boyfriends that aren't worth more than a tie or a pair of socks.

    This is what I bought my last boyfriend for Christmas



    ... and a star to go along with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      This is what I bought my last boyfriend for Christmas



      ... and a star to go along with it.
      Wanna go out?
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Well, I've never bought a boyfriend a tie or a pair of socks, but I'm sure there are boyfriends that aren't worth more than a tie or a pair of socks.

      This is what I bought my last boyfriend for Christmas

      ... and a star to go along with it.
      You bought him a (that design) Meade? That's not a cheap scope. I hope you asked for it back when you split.
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        You bought him a (that design) Meade? That's not a cheap scope. I hope you asked for it back when you split.
        Yeah .... but no, I didn't get it back and would not have asked for it. He gave me plenty of expensive gifts as well.
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        • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
          Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          He gave me plenty of expensive gifts as well.
          ahh haa!

          I KNEW IT!

          Baby posts ONE of her gifts, but not the MOUNTAIN of gifts her man bought her!

          No wonder she didn't ask for it back, she'd have had to give up all his gifts and it wouldn't take a super computer to work out those numbers!

          Typical!

          That said. Merry Christmas Baby.
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

            ahh haa!

            I KNEW IT!

            Baby posts ONE of her gifts, but not the MOUNTAIN of gifts her man bought her!

            No wonder she didn't ask for it back, she'd have had to give up all his gifts and it wouldn't take a super computer to work out those numbers!

            Typical!

            That said. Merry Christmas Baby.
            I admit it. At first, I thought you were serious.

            But I'm really enjoying this. I'll bet you never break character here.

            I even read all your posts in Cartman's voice.....I mean your voice.
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            • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              I admit it. At first, I thought you were serious.
              Do you know what is serious Claude?
              That 4 pack of socks you're opening tomorrow!

              I shall expect a full HONEST present review from you ALL before the week is out! I want to know what she bought you and how convincing you were at being surprised and grateful!

              I'm sure the numbers will look something like this..

              Your spend on her, $500+

              Her spend on you, $5-$49

              That's how most women roll! There's only one person having a Merry Christmas in most households and it isn't us men. Am I right bros or am I right!
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              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                Do you know what is serious Claude?
                That 4 pack of socks you're opening tomorrow!

                I shall expect a full HONEST present review from you ALL before the week is out! I want to know what she bought you and how convincing you were at being surprised and grateful!

                I'm sure the numbers will look something like this..

                Your spend on her, $500+

                Her spend on you, $5-$49

                That's how most women roll! There's only one person having a Merry Christmas in most households and it isn't us men. Am I right bros or am I right!
                Do you know what your mom should get for you? A neck.
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                • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
                  Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                  Do you know what your mom should get for you? A neck.
                  I went to your warrior profile page earlier Claude. Not even a "Merry Christmas" for your page visitors.

                  Is that how little you think of us?
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                  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                    Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                    I went to your warrior profile page earlier Claude. Not even a "Merry Christmas" for your page visitors.

                    Is that how little you think of us?
                    Yes.

                    Merry Christmas
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                  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                    Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                    I went to your warrior profile page earlier Claude. Not even a "Merry Christmas" for your page visitors.

                    Is that how little you think of us?
                    The Messiah's birthday is not until the 6th January.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                      The Messiah's birthday is not until the 6th January.

                      I could a sworn it was December 25th. Man am I off
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                      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                        Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                        ahh haa!

                        I KNEW IT!

                        Baby posts ONE of her gifts, but not the MOUNTAIN of gifts her man bought her!

                        No wonder she didn't ask for it back, she'd have had to give up all his gifts and it wouldn't take a super computer to work out those numbers!

                        Typical!

                        That said. Merry Christmas Baby.
                        Troll,...ups!


                        Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                        Do you know what is serious Claude?
                        That 4 pack of socks you're opening tomorrow!

                        I shall expect a full HONEST present review from you ALL before the week is out! I want to know what she bought you and how convincing you were at being surprised and grateful!

                        I'm sure the numbers will look something like this..

                        Your spend on her, $500+

                        Her spend on you, $5-$49

                        That's how most women roll! There's only one person having a Merry Christmas in most households and it isn't us men. Am I right bros or am I right!
                        I think that you have it wrong, the relatives usually go for the socks, and sometimes disappointing gifts.

                        Your better half if she listens, will buy one of the presents you gave her on your list.

                        Sounds more like, your pretend girlfriends,are getting p*** about non-commitment, and are throwing socks about!


                        Originally Posted by fycrowf View Post

                        The fact that most people have their own definition of Christmas implies the real essence is already lost. I've been learning internet marketing since June 2012, and bought several products. Before going further, please note that I'm a Muslim.

                        I've observed that internet marketers are generous (by giving huge discounts) during Thanksgiving and hallowen than in Christmas season. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

                        If you are a true Christian and you believe that Jesus is a son of God and He is God, which day is most preferable to do more good?

                        Be good Christian,

                        Ibrahim
                        Careful, religion is prohibited here!

                        Besides you need a AK-47 to convince some here of that?

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                      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                        Yes...yes it is.
                        I know that. The other guy, JC's is on the 7th.

                        I thought you had already picked that one up
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                            • Yeah, I figure we gotta get back to stick-on beards an' elves before we lose the plot.
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                            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                              Originally Posted by discrat View Post

                              Actually its the other other guy SH and it's on Jan, 8th.

                              Your hero,God himself Stephen " Im so damn unbelievably smart I can prove 100% there is no God" Hawkings

                              Another prime example of extremely Smart people spewing total nonsense and having gone delusional making general statements that show a true lack of independent critical thinking.

                              i.e people so 100% sure of themselves of this notion ( much like Ben Carson on the other extreme end) suffer a form of mental instability and even mental illness

                              I wonder whether we are moving into a new realm of ALS ..in that maybe it can actually affect the cognitive functions of the brain and not just the neuromuscular aspect of it.

                              It seems like it sure is affecting SH's critical thinking here. a.k.a When smart people act extremely unintelligent

                              The fact is this highly emotional man cannot prove that God doesn't exist anymore than I can prove that he does exist..

                              Poor fellow kind of feel sorry for him


                              Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                              The existence of Deities, Creators, Supreme Beings etc who allegedly made everything and control our destinies are ALL 100 percent Man Made Concepts to explain away everything we don't yet understand and to excuse our actions. Props (in my opinion)

                              Not going to continue on because of the forum rules, other than to say, if Hawking said this, then yes, he is foolish. There is nothing to refute.

                              Hey!

                              You are both reasonably intelligent people. therefore, I have to assume that you actually want this thread to be deleted.

                              The last two threads that talked, very civilly, about these ideas (And had some intelligent exchanges) were deleted.

                              i was hoping...really hoping...that this one might survive.

                              You guys know who this kind of talk attracts, and it always ends the same way...every time.

                              To the Mods. Please. please don't delete this thread. Could you just freeze it this time?
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                                Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                You guys know who this kind of talk attracts, and it always ends the same way...every time.

                                To the Mods. Please. please don't delete this thread. Could you just freeze it this time?

                                Or as senior members here you all can stop baiting and giving the mods work to do (like you and lanfear did talking about other messiahs in a Christmas thread no one else is allowed to. If you two hadn't started that up Discrat would not have responded).
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                                • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
                                  Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                                  (like you and lanfear did talking about other messiahs in a thread no one else is allowed to which if you hadn't started up Discrat would not have responded to)
                                  You tell him Michael.

                                  Do as I say not as I do Whitacre.

                                  The nerve of that guy!
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                                  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                                    Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

                                    You tell him Michael.

                                    Do as I say not as I do Whitacre.

                                    The nerve of that guy!
                                    rofl....extra gas has been brought to the flame
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                                    • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
                                      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                                      rofl....extra gas has been brought to the flame
                                      Appropriate statement. He brings flame wars wherever he comments and he's full of gas. Look up his post history since he joined this year. Too many monkeys and you've got a zoo.
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                                      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                                        Originally Posted by positivenegative View Post

                                        Appropriate statement. He brings flame wars wherever he comments and he's full of gas. Look up his post history since he joined this year. Too many monkeys and you've got a zoo.
                                        It isn't Cartman. If you read his posts, with Cartman's voice, they are actually pretty funny. Although I only read posts mainly here and in the Offline Forum.

                                        And it isn't Robert. Passionate though he is, he's fair minded.

                                        It's the subject matter. One slip over the line, and the passions come out, and the real arguing begins. And that's the thread killer.

                                        Sure, some of us a real arses. But we can usually keep that under control. There is a reason religion and politics aren't allowed. It really is impossible to keep that group discussion civil. We just can't stop ourselves.

                                        We have proven that in literally every thread where it comes up.
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                                        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                                          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                          But we can usually keep that under control. There is a reason religion and politics aren't allowed. It really is impossible to keep that group discussion civil. We just can't stop ourselves.

                                          We have proven that in literally every thread where it comes up.
                                          nah you've proven this holiday you are quite fine with ignoring the rules when it suits but want everyone else muzzled. If you really held it had been proven in every thread and respected that you wouldn't have been back and forth joking about other Messiahs in a Christmas thread where anyone that puts up a wikipedia like Christmas definition gets blasted.
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                                      • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
                                        Originally Posted by positivenegative View Post

                                        Appropriate statement. He brings flame wars wherever he comments and he's full of gas. Look up his post history since he joined this year. Too many monkeys and you've got a zoo.
                                        uh oh. Here she comes. You're not going to have another "episode" are you? Lets be friends. Come on now.
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                                  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                                    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                    Perhaps you should get the other two girlfriends to club together with the third and get you something decent. I'm sure they would be open to it.
                                    Yes, they could start up a First Wives Club?


                                    Originally Posted by discrat View Post

                                    Actually its the other other guy SH and it's on Jan, 8th.

                                    Your hero,God himself Stephen " Im so damn unbelievably smart I can prove 100% there is no God" Hawkings

                                    Another prime example of extremely Smart people spewing total nonsense and having gone delusional making general statements that show a true lack of independent critical thinking.

                                    i.e people so 100% sure of themselves of this notion ( much like Ben Carson on the other extreme end) suffer a form of mental instability and even mental illness

                                    I wonder whether we are moving into a new realm of ALS ..in that maybe it can actually affect the cognitive functions of the brain and not just the neuromuscular aspect of it.

                                    It seems like it sure is affecting SH's critical thinking here. a.k.a When smart people act extremely unintelligent

                                    The fact is this highly emotional man cannot prove that God doesn't exist anymore than I can prove that he does exist..

                                    Poor fellow kind of feel sorry for him
                                    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                    The existence of Deities, Creators, Supreme Beings etc who allegedly made everything and control our destinies are ALL 100 percent Man Made Concepts to explain away everything we don't yet understand and to excuse our actions. Props (in my opinion)

                                    Not going to continue on because of the forum rules, other than to say, if Hawking said this, then yes, he is foolish. There is nothing to refute.
                                    Wow, surprised this is still kicking, after that onslaught, but this forum is probably on skeleton staff, with most on Holidays, so....


                                    But yeah, l agree, some here are 100% certain that they are right, or God is a myth, and the rest know that God does exist since some have first hand experience.

                                    But if you start bringing up experiences, then it is sitestepped, forgotten or derailed. Or another silly thread is started taking indirect swipes at the person who posted the evidence?

                                    So, l agree that mental instability comes into affect with some here who, cannot consider it!


                                    For me l am good with visuals, so l have seen ghosts, most of the individuals out of the bible, deceased relatives, (well one) other deceased relatives, (apparently pink and black is in fashion up stairs) and the list goes on!

                                    So l know that it is all real, but would l go for established religious dogma, not really.


                                    I feel sorry in a way for individuals who hide behind science, and refuse to be open to this stuff; after all science has been 100% wrong on occasions?

                                    They are only hurting themselves and others, but that is ok, they have the rest of eternity to get it!

                                    I would rather get off this Groundhog Day nightmare while l can!

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                                    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                                      lol.....and with that Yep........... this thread is toast

                                      and what will be overlooked looking back is what derailed it was two senior posters that just couldn't leave messiahs out of a Christmas thread they don't want anyone else mentioning a particular one in.
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                                Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                Hey!

                                You are both reasonably intelligent people. therefore, I have to assume that you actually want this thread to be deleted.

                                The last two threads that talked, very civilly, about these ideas (And had some intelligent exchanges) were deleted.

                                i was hoping...really hoping...that this one might survive.

                                You guys know who this kind of talk attracts, and it always ends the same way...every time.

                                To the Mods. Please. please don't delete this thread. Could you just freeze it this time?
                                I think perhaps, at least in the past, we have got away with talking about general concepts about debating the existence of creators or deities, or ways of running economies as long as we don't attack specific religions or parties.

                                I hope that has not changed?.
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                                • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                                  Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                  I think perhaps, at least in the past, we have got away with talking about general concepts about debating the existence of creators or deities, or ways of running economies as long as we don't attack specific religions or parties.

                                  I hope that has not changed?.

                                  My friend;

                                  It starts that way. Reasonable, civil discussions....without anger and posturing. And in some cases, this thread included, it can continue for quite awhile. But eventually, someone says the wrong word, and the less evolved of us make an appearance.

                                  And the thread gets deleted or closed. Honesty, I can't remember an exception to this.

                                  And it's always the same two or three. I didn't mean that you or Andrew were causing trouble. But your exchange is the kind that attracts the trolls like moths to a flame. You can already see the results here.
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                                    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                    I didn't mean that you or Andrew were causing trouble. But your exchange is the kind that attracts the trolls like moths to a flame. You can already see the results here.
                                    Yes we can. Mods have already deleted the post you supported. No need to whine about it. No back seat modding soapbox needed. Get over it and move on. its the more evolved thing to do.
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                            Originally Posted by discrat View Post


                            It seems like it sure is affecting SH's critical thinking here. a.k.a When smart people act extremely unintelligent
                            Indirectly...... has for some time. Made him bitter. wife had a book about him. People are rarely geniuses across the board. mathematicians have a long history of "kookiness" and impracticality in other fields

                            Actually his 2010 book had some signs of senility. His conclusion of what you don't need once you have the laws of natures had just about every reviewer searching the pages for where he had solved that issue but lol he closes it without touching it

                            almost all reviewers were like what the?....lol...quite the bit of intellectual cowardice.....and then the book is essentially all about M- Theory a particular form of string theory that has been blasted pretty well by many scientists as unscientific

                            Woit a mathematician is pretty good at pointing out its failures (not the kind of thing you know about if you get your science from TV programs)

                            Not Even Wrong

                            Frankly I think poor Steve just needed the cash from a new book and I wasn't the only one to think so.

                            Still he is no RD whose fallen on hard times even among his comrades. Only thing great to think about is how much he has to take medications for blood pressure during Christmas as he watches most of the world ignore him....rofl.
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                              Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                              ALL 100 percent Man Made Concepts
                              Yawn........you forgot chance , accident and naturalism (no isms in nature) - all concepts 100% inventions of man,
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        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        You bought him a (that design) Meade? That's not a cheap scope. I hope you asked for it back when you split.
        So he was using it too much horizontally rather than sky bound?
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  • Tee hee hee.
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      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      Tee hee hee.
      and ladies and gentleman we have egg nog lift off!!

      Princess B on booze posting . I'm going to go brush off my klingon text book.

      Merry Christmas PB - don't JAM too hard
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    • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
      Originally Posted by fycrowf View Post

      which day is most preferable to do more good?
      Good Friday?

      Is this a trick question?

      Be good Christian
      OK, are you trying to negotiate a discount?
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        Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

        There's only one person having a Merry Christmas in most households and it isn't us men. Am I right bros or am I right!
        Based on what I saw, it's gonna be my sisters dog this year.
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      I'm not seeking a discount. My observation ... I've received more heavily discounted offer during Thanksgiving and Hallowen than in Christman season.
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  • Last thing I want for Christmas is a neck

    Where in hell am I gonna hang up a neck?

    Or is this a coffee table thing?
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      Last thing I want for Christmas is a neck

      Where in hell am I gonna hang up a neck?

      Or is this a coffee table thing?
      Princess;

      Cartman...Cartman should get a neck. Not you. Cartman.


      Also, knees would probably be useful...for Cartman, not you.
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      • Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        Princess;

        Cartman...Cartman should get a neck. Not you. Cartman.


        Also, knees would probably be useful...for Cartman, not you.
        Hey, if there are necks goin', I wanna neck - even if I don't wanna neck.

        If the necks are exclusive then I really want one.

        Santa, is it too late to fix me up with a neck?

        Jus' leave it by the tree in a bag.
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  • I jus' seen the Martian thread an' now I really wanna neck.

    Bummer.
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    So CaRT did you get socks????? Or did she lavish you with wealth??
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    • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

      So CaRT did you get socks????? Or did she lavish you with wealth??
      She did not lavish me with wealth. FAR from it. All my gifts were in the "sock" ballpark. After she left I googled all my presents, she spent a "whopping" $125 in total.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

        She did not lavish me with wealth. FAR from it. All my gifts were in the "sock" ballpark. After she left I googled all my presents, she spent a "whopping" $125 in total.
        $125 total isn't bad so what are you whining about? bet you got her a card.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          I think perhaps, at least in the past, we have got away with talking about general concepts about debating the existence of creators or deities, or ways of running economies as long as we don't attack specific religions or parties.

          I hope that has not changed?.
          Exactly who are you trying to kid? The newbs? I haven;t seen a thread down here ever where a theist talked about the "existence of creators" without the antis going bat crazy citing the rules. If I posted the opposite to your tirade against religion last page there would be gasping followed by spittle and foam. I think what happened is that many of you thought the rule was an anti theist rule rather than leave the freaking subject entirely off the board . A few anti thread sentiment threads have got deleted recently and now you know better.

          If theres anything that "we should have got away with" as you are now claiming should be the case it should be someone saying what Christmas is as cited by an Encyclopedia but any one that has put that up has had that deleted and we all know its because the triangles have been hit. So lets not try and kid people here.
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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          nah you've proven this holiday you are quite fine with ignoring the rules when it suits but want everyone else muzzled. If you really held it had been proven in every thread and respected that you wouldn't have been back and forth joking about other Messiahs in a Christmas thread where anyone that puts up a wikipedia like Christmas definition gets blasted.
          Sounds like Claude has been dragged to too many Xmas Church sing along's, and is coming here to let off some steam.

          I believe in it all, but would l get up early, and go somewhere to sing songs, not really!

          Going to a shopping center and hearing them over the loudspeaker is enough for me. Well apart from that giddy up, and Mariah Carry ones!


          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          $125 total isn't bad so what are you whining about? bet you got her a card.
          I find it funny that he is in three long term, uncommitted relationships and is trying to tell everyone here that, that is the best option!

          Sounds more like his three women are getting tired of the "what does love got to do with it" attitude.

          Sounds more like he is in denial, and is trying to prove to everyone here that he is right?

          Yes, WC leaves and a vacumn is created, so there is a dark side?


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  • Jus' used somea my noo soap.

    It smells like a zesty smoothie with a hint of exotic weasel.

    Perfectly shaped for face and underarm alike, it glides over skin as an optical mouse zips over velvet.

    I wanna spoon its smooth foam over strawberries an' chocolate flakes.

    Best I can do to keep away from the messiah right now.
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      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      I wanna spoon its smooth foam over strawberries an' chocolate flakes.
      Thats just gross especially after you said you ran it over your underarm
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      • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

        Thats just gross especially after you said you ran it over your underarm
        I did?

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        Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

        Perfectly shaped for face and underarm alike, it glides over skin as an optical mouse zips over velvet.

        I wanna spoon its smooth foam over strawberries an' chocolate flakes.
        I figure line #1 is a product benefit grabbed from my minxily ironic promo leaflet.

        Thus far, zero runnin' of soap has actually taken place in the imaginary shower cubicle of this thread (an' I am insistin' on a shower cubicle here cos it takes too long to run an imaginary bath jus' to prove a point, an' strippin' to wash my underarms at an imaginary sink means I also gotta first of all dress in an imaginary blouse an' bra to strip off, an' I got nuthin' clean that co-ordinates cos evrythin' is in the wash cozza Christmas, so f*ck that), an' even if it had, you gotta figure that my underarms would be devoid of any natural spice thanks to alla the showerin', so all we gotta figure now is how to get me over from the bathroom to the kitchen (where the strawberries an' chocolate flakes are at) without me drippin' water evrywhere, because my imaginary robe is in the wash with my blouses an' bras, an' all I have is the bedsheet I been usin' as a toga since Rome, which is in a cupboard in the bedroom, an' I figure even if I could go get that without drippin' all over the bedroom carpet also, an' even if it is actually there (because anythin' made of any kinda fabric is turnin' out to be imaginary right now), then the foamy soap bubbles gonna have lost all their foamy, thus defeatin' the object of the exercise.

        So, yeah -- what was I supposed to be doin'?

        I am tryin' to make with the Noo Year resolutions here, but people keep interruptin' me.
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          Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post


          Thus far, zero runnin' of soap has actually taken place in the imaginary shower cubicle of this thread (an' I am insistin' on a shower cubicle here cos it takes too long to run an imaginary bath jus' to prove a point, an' strippin' to wash my underarms at an imaginary sink means I also gotta first of all dress in an imaginary blouse an' bra to strip off, an' I got nuthin' clean that co-ordinates cos evrythin' is in the wash cozza Christmas, so f*ck that),
          blah blah blah ...so false testimonial then PB?

          You are a marketer

          Hey but it sounds like you got some cool stuff besides the toothbrush thingy.
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          • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

            blah blah blah ...so false testimonial then.

            You are a marketer
            I am so scrotally browed with cogitatin' about the noo year I figure any false testimonials gonna transform me into a narwhal of sack.

            It is not a USP I desire right now.
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              Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

              I am so scrotally browed with cogitatin' about the noo year I figure any false testimonials gonna transform me into a narwhal of sack.

              It is not a USP I desire right now.
              You sure love em and leave em. barely 24 hours and you threw Rudolph and Frosty out of the picture and gone all bah humbug.

              egg nog withdrawl?
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              • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                You sure love em and leave em. barely 24 hours and you threw Rudolph and Frosty out of the picture and gone all bah humbug.

                egg nog withdrawl?
                I figured Rudolph was for Christmas Day, an' Jill said Frosty made it look like I was snortin' coke.

                So I have pared back to my festive garland in preparation for New Year.

                Why have you got a Toblerone stuck on your nose?
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                  Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post


                  Why have you got a Toblerone stuck on your nose?
                  Its used as an air filter for a government experiment that is above your clearance level. Don't pry into areas that may get you in trouble. Our tracking dogs will not be thrown off by your new soap.
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                  • Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                    Its used as an air filter for a government experiment that is above your clearance level. Don't pry into areas that may get you in trouble. Our tracking dogs will not be thrown off by your new soap.
                    Hmmm, whatever odors you don't want in your nostrils gotta be so bad you wouldn't want 'em in your dogs' snouts either, less'n their trackin' capacity got spoiled, so I figure those pooches got Toblerone-shaped filters also -- prolly strapped on cos you would never nail or glue anythin' to a dog's nose.

                    So all I gotta do is figure out WHAT odors you are tryin' to filter, an' I can spray it on my Black Widow costoom an' creep past the dogs, usin' my soap squished into a ball as a decoy.

                    Gotta tellya, if the Government is involved here, this could mebbe be a NASA operation, so sumthin' Martian gotta be involved.

                    Mebbe NASA is monitorin' how sprout fart gas travels on the Red Planet an' they--

                    wait

                    waitaminute

                    dammit, Anthony -- have you kidnapped Matt Damon an' set fire to his hair?
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                      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

                      I am so scrotally browed with cogitatin' about the noo year I figure any false testimonials gonna transform me into a narwhal of sack.

                      It is not a USP I desire right now.
                      Nothing, a good Vodka, Gummybear won't fix?

                      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

                      Hmmm, whatever odors you don't want in your nostrils gotta be so bad you wouldn't want 'em in your dogs' snouts either, less'n their trackin' capacity got spoiled, so I figure those pooches got Toblerone-shaped filters also -- prolly strapped on cos you would never nail or glue anythin' to a dog's nose.

                      So all I gotta do is figure out WHAT odors you are tryin' to filter, an' I can spray it on my Black Widow costoom an' creep past the dogs, usin' my soap squished into a ball as a decoy.

                      Gotta tellya, if the Government is involved here, this could mebbe be a NASA operation, so sumthin' Martian gotta be involved.

                      Mebbe NASA is monitorin' how sprout fart gas travels on the Red Planet an' they--

                      wait

                      waitaminute

                      dammit, Anthony -- have you kidnapped Matt Damon an' set fire to his hair?
                      Don't worry Mat Damon will science the s*** out of trying to put it out?

                      As for the rest, apart from NASA three starships, having serious martian fluffy bunny infestation issues, and giant martian cockroaches getting into their base, all is well?

                      Well, there is a serious, supply issue with Mars bars, and the local Martians are up in arms about copyright, well the slogan is more likely.

                      They want it changed to....


                      A Mars a Day helps you work, rest and dominate the Earth?


                      Not as catchy?

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                      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

                      Hmmm, whatever odors you don't want in your nostrils gotta be so bad you wouldn't want 'em in your dogs' snouts either,
                      The dogs are not used anywhere near the experiments. They are only used tracking down nosey Snowdens.

                      dammit, Anthony — have you kidnapped Matt Damon an' set fire to his hair?
                      Of course not! We learned a long time ago the a woman's hair will burn twice as bright and longer due to a history of gels, highlights and dye. Don't you dare accuse us of wasting tax payer's money!

                      The nerve of some people.
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    Just a quick heads up folks. Christmas (whatever it means) has been and gone for another year.
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      Originally Posted by Lenz240 View Post

      Admiring the a saver was born Jesus
      Time to officially lock-down this thread.

      Cheers. - Frank

      P.S. Thank you, Mods for the deletion of that post.
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    for me its having time with my family and friends and also taking time off work to realx which does not happen very much.
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      Where does the time go? Seems like barely a few weeks since last Christmas.
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    Season of giving and sharing?

    hahaha food, drinks and vacation with family members i guess
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      Originally Posted by Marvin Adam View Post

      Wait. Santa is not real?
      Haha!

      Better yet, when you rearrange the letters, it spells Satan.


      Terra
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      • When I was a kid, I so wished it could be Christmas alla the time.

        An' now it is.

        Welcome to PerpetyuleYule, where the snow never stops fallin', an' the figgy puddings keep on rollin'.
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