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Archive for the 'Holidays' Category

Pope Benedict Calls Halloween “Dangerous” And “Anti-Christian”

by @ Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Filed under Catholic Church, Dumbasses, Holidays, In The News, Religion

Don’t plan on trick-or-treating at The Vatican this year: The Vatican attempted to put a brake on the growing popularity of Halloween yesterday, branding it anti-Christian and dangerous. The condemnation follows criticism from Catholic bishops who this week urged parents not to let their children dress up as ghosts and goblins. The Vatican sHalloween is […]

It’s A Bob Dylan Christmas

by @ Friday, October 16th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, Holiday Time, Holidays, Music

There are no words: Whereas most vocalists might prepare to record by getting plenty of rest and sipping warm tea with honey and lemon, Dylan sounds as if he just closed down the bars in Bethlehem with the Three Wise Men and then smoked some frankincense and myrrh as a nightcap. Heh H/T: Virginia Virtucon

Pennsylvania Town Bans Trick-Or-Treating

by @ Friday, October 9th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Holidays, In The News

It’s for the children, you know: BOBTOWN (KDKA) – A small community in Greene County is embroiled in controversy after local officials decided to ban trick-or-treating this year. Instead, Bobtown will hold a four-hour Halloween party. Supervisors in Dunkard Township say they are taking the steps for safety reasons. The party will be held at […]

Time For The Holiday Haitus

by @ Monday, December 22nd, 2008. Filed under Blogging, Holidays, News About The Site, Personal

Once again, it’s time to but the blog on haitus for the holiday. I’ll be back at some point after Christmas depending on travel plans that are still up in the air, but definiately back up and running full time after New Year’s Day. If I do pop in around here before 2009, it will […]

Happy Hanukkah

by @ Sunday, December 21st, 2008. Filed under Holidays

Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

by @ Sunday, December 21st, 2008. Filed under Holidays

Apparently, the Christmas holiday season is about more than candy canes and egg nog: WASHINGTON — ‘Tis the season for making whoopee. The Christmas-New Year’s period produces a year-high spike in sexual activity and conceptions in the United States, according to biorhythm researchers and makers of sex-related products. They attribute the increase to holiday leisure […]

Christmas Greetings From Below The Beltway

by @ Sunday, December 21st, 2008. Filed under Holidays

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions […]

Getting In The Holiday Spirit

by @ Saturday, December 20th, 2008. Filed under Holidays, Music

With some help from the always lovely Ms. Diana Krall:

Twas’ The Night Before Christmas

by @ Saturday, December 20th, 2008. Filed under Holidays, Humor, Legal

If it was written by a lawyer: Twas The Night Before Christmas, Legally Speaking Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain improved piece of real property (hereinafter “the House”) a general lack of stirring by all creatures therein, including, but not limited to a mouse. A variety […]

It’s A Pitiful Life

by @ Saturday, December 20th, 2008. Filed under Holidays, Movies

A different perspective on a holiday television tradition: “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a terrifying, asphyxiating story about growing up and relinquishing your dreams, of seeing your father driven to the grave before his time, of living among bitter, small-minded people. It is a story of being trapped, of compromising, of watching others move ahead […]

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