Merry Christmas

Monday, December 26, 2005


Tapestry by Elizabeth Goodrick-Dillon

Have a happy and safe holiday.

89 comments:

Doug said...

Hanukkah Candles on Christmas Eve

Doug said...
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Doug said...

From Heckles to Halos

Syl said...

Merry Christmas back at ya, Terrye!

ambisinistral said...

Whew... I've been busy. Finally getting to slow down a little.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Yargbies, Commenters, Lurkers and Trolls.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Best Wishes to all. You guys are great!

Peter UK said...

I prefer a traditional English Christmas

Doug said...

Speaking of (but not in) English:
Christmas Humor Present from India .

A chronic shortage of skilled workers is threatening India's outsourcing industry. Call centers and outsourcing firms are growing fast, but their human resources employees despair because most of the young Indians they interview are, they say, "unemployable."

Some people in the IT industry have said that only one in 10 graduates is worth taking on.
"Just look at their English, "
fumed a frustrated Mumbai-based call center manager as he waved around letters written by employees. One read:
"As I am marrying my daughter, please grant a week's leave."
Another said:
"I am in well here and hope you are also in the same well."

Barry Dauphin said...

Have a Merry Christmas, Happy hanukkah and generally great holiday season to all YARGBeeees!!!

Jamie Irons said...

Terrye,

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah.

(I am "bi". ;-)

Jamie Irons

Skookumchuk said...

Growing up in LA, we sometimes would go to Canter's on Fairfax around now. I mean, what else was a West LA Christian kid to do? So yes - Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah ya'll.

I hear noises in the kitchen and somebody asking me to help . . . Bye.

Doug said...

Jamie,
Isn't that a requirement for residence in Marin?
Bye,
:-)

Rick Ballard said...

My very best wishes to all for a reflective and joyous celebration of the miracle of Light and the first day of the celebration of the miracle of lights.

May the coming year be brighter for all.

Knucklehead said...

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Hanukkah, as Ambi said, to my fellow Yargbians, commenters, lurkers, and even the trolls (perhaps especially the troll(s)).

One of my New Year's wishes is that some lurkers, if there are any, will decloak.

chuck said...

Ah, Ahem,

MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL.
HAPPY HANUKKAH.

Julian Biggs said...
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Julian Biggs said...

happy holidays to all, and thankyou for allowing me to become part of the Yargb family.

David Thomson said...

I am a theological modernist, but that doesn’t keep me from also enjoying the holiday season. God bless everyone.

Peter UK said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you.
Me, I'm going to pour a libation to Prosepina.

Seneca the Younger said...

Me, I'm going to pour a libation to Prosepina.

Little early, isn't it?

Ianus wil take it, though, i'm sure.

Peter UK said...

Some of us backwaters of of the old empire still use the Julian Calender.

Buddy Larsen said...

The Great Caesar's Imperial pasta-draining pan?

Peter UK said...

Certainly pasta sell by date.

Buddy Larsen said...

Oh, mercy, I'm FAR pasta my sell-by date.

Seneca the Younger said...

Some of us backwaters of of the old empire still use the Julian Calender.

The Great Caesar's Imperial pasta-draining pan?

That could be the worst pun I've seen in my entire life.

Peter UK said...
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Peter UK said...

Stick around Seneca,
"You ain't seen nuttin' yet!

Peter UK said...

Contrary to popular belief Julius Ceasr didn't make much money from his conquests,when standing on his treasure pile,he noticed he didn't have very much: his booty was only shin-deep.

This is when he proclaimed "Vine Vedi,Vici":- Vinnie is very rich.

Buddy Larsen said...

In a foreshadow of Shakespeare, Caesar used to annex new wine-growing regions with "I Come to Seize Your Berry, Not to Praise It!"

Worst pun, Seneca, if you and Peter knew how to spell 'calendar', you'd know it wasn't a pun at all (heh heh, illiterate Texan does one on the Lords and Crays).

Peter UK said...

No Buddy,I was talking about Julius's dervish,took her everywhere with him,inseparable they were.You must have heard about his "Little Calender Girl"

Buddy Larsen said...

A Whirling Dervish

Peter UK said...

Yes,Jules could never get her to keep still,drove him bonkers,that's why he was always out conquering."Look girl",he'd say,"If you don't keep still,I'm going down Gaul and duff over some proto-frogs,so leave it aht willyer".

Buddy Larsen said...

And the Gauls finally exclaimed "Hail, Caesar!", to which Caesar replied "Hell, Yes!"

Peter UK said...

Legend has it that they were asking Jules about the weather,mustard at the old forecasting was Jules,"Hail Ceasar?".
"Nah,yer wimps! Just a bit o' rain"

terrye said...

The four year old just left and I am beat, burshed, tired and done for.

Peter UK said...

Terrye,
There's a couple of four year olds here.

Buddy Larsen said...

Wonder how bad this has to get before Seneca bans the thread?

Buddy Larsen said...

Gad, Terrye--sympathies, sympathies....

Doug said...

Merry Christmas, Dammit!

Doug said...
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Doug said...

Hakuna Matata ?
Is that Hawaiian for Whirling Dervish ?
---
Wonder if Lileks' seen your Dervish Yet?

Julian Biggs said...

er, could i get my calendar back now?

Buddy Larsen said...

not right now, I'm looking for a date.

truepeers said...

Salutations, greetings and a big yodle to all Yargbies and friends.

Peter UK said...

Buddy
If you wait until 2008,you can buy 365 days get one free.Offer for one year only,unrepeatable until 2012

Buddy Larsen said...

I never knew what Greenwich Mean Time really meant until I hit 50. "Mean", hell, I'd say 'sadistic'!

Peter UK said...
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Peter UK said...

We don't have Greenwich Mean Time anymore,the French stole it.
You know of course, the EU ia abolishing the sexigesimal system and moving to a decimal system,100 minute hours ten hour days,ten day weeks and ten week months and ten month years.The fine details of this have,as yet to be worked out,but the Brussels directive is in place.
I mention this,because there will be a lot of scrap time coming available,since the US uses the same system,except for getting the dates wrong,as we do you might be interested in getting a bit more time on your hands.Especially those elevens and twelves.

Buddy Larsen said...

G-d's sense-of-humor dept:
EU is both the European Union AND the Onomatopoeia for encountering something disgusting.

vnjagvet said...

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night.

Froeliche Weinachten

Joyeaux Noel

Happy Chanukah

[All spelling from memory]

God Bless Us Every One

Buddy Larsen said...

...cute li'l Christmas ditty.

Doug said...

More Christmastime Animal Entertainment

Doug said...

Tiny Tim
was named after the real-life
Tiny Fred.
Who was vnjagvet named after?

Buddy Larsen said...

Judge Advocate General Corps, veteran of VietNam.

Wazza matta, Pineapple, the air heavy in Hawaii ?

Doug said...

Too Much Hakuna Matata, I guess.

Doug said...

"Wazza Matta?"
- "Hakuna Matata"

terrye said...

I wake up bright and early on a Monday morning, all pissy because I have to work a half day, check out the thread and what do I find?

The remains of a drunken brawl that is what.

I can not leave you boys alone with a decent thread for five mnutes now can I?

I shudder to think what the New Years thread will be reduced to.

Peter UK said...

Please Miss,it was all Larsen's fault,he got a dictionary for Christmas and started showing off,and
we were just helping Doug with his 25 gallon drum of "Hakuna Matata"

Seneca the Younger said...

I'll have you know I don't drink.

Hic.

I have, however, been face down in a country ham.

(What a family. Ham for Hanukah.)

Peter UK said...

Buddy,Doug and me do the ham round here.

Seneca the Younger said...

I'll say.

Barry Dauphin said...

In case any of you are practicing Costanzas, Happy Festivus!!!

Peter UK said...

Thanks Seneca,nice to appreciated,we were advised to go on the stage...but there isn't one leaving town until the New Year.

Doug said...

Two Hams and a Spam.
- Pineapple
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Targeted Religous Marketing

Buddy Larsen said...

Terrye, about time, if ever a needed intervention, twas here in this gin-soaked hallway.

Buddy Larsen said...

Ham for Hanukah, that's High Ecuculinarialamenicalism.

Buddy Larsen said...

pretty good joke at your link, Doug--but if the American was a marketing exec it would be much funnier. If no one will get mad, here's a better Jewish christmas joke:

As a teacher, Ms. Jones, was very curious about how each of her students celebrated Christmas. She called on young Patrick Murphy. Tell me Patrick what do you do at Christmas time? she asked.

Patrick addressed the class, Well Ms. Jones, me and my twelve brothers and sisters go to the midnight Mass and we sing hymns, then we come home very late and we put mince pies by the back door and hang up our stockings. Then all excited we go to bed and wait for Father Christmas to come with all our
toys.

Very nice Patrick, she said. Now Jimmy Brown what do you do at Christmas?

Well, Ms. Jones, me and my sister also go to Church with Mum and Dad and we sing carols and we get home ever so late. We put cookies and milk by the chimney and we hang up our stockings. We hardly sleep, waiting for Santa Claus to bring our presents.

Realizing there was a Jewish boy in the class and not wanting to leave him out of the discussion, she asked, Now, Isaac Cohen, what do you do at Christmas?

Isaac said, Well, it's the same thing every year. Dad comes home from the office. We all pile into the Rolls Royce, then we drive to his toy factory. When we get inside, we look at all the empty shelves and begin to sing 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Then we all go to the Bahamas!

Doug said...

"Then we all go to the Bahamas!"
...and a Black professor friend, who grew up in NY City, said of his Jamaican Wife:
"We called them Black Jews."

Doug said...

Where Buddy Spent His Youth

Buddy Larsen said...

Where there's a boundary, there's a joke. Cajuns in my old homeland call each other Coonass, but cross the Sabine River and them's fightin' words.

Buddy Larsen said...

...trust me, that Frosty comes alive after midnite, and roams the room looking under the tables.

Doug said...

Lookin for the Sabine Women, No Doubt.
His kids are a kick.

Peter UK said...

If they were mermaids,they'd be the Saline Women.

Peter UK said...

"Ecuculinarialamenicalism". I dare you to say that again.

Buddy Larsen said...

You know, it's an ill wind that blows no good, and one thing that the long road from Oslo, thru the Intifada and 911 and the GWoT has done for certain, is to make Christians and Jews take a fresh new look at the tired old pomo-flattened dichotomy, and see all sorts of new colors and vibrations and alliances in each other. Kinship and love is what it is, I blush to say.

Doug said...

Spam is the State Meat in Hawaii.

Doug said...

"Saline Women"
If the personal ad says "Adventurous,"
it means she's had more partners than you'll ever have.

Doug said...

Hey Guys! She put the drunk o meter test on down there and I'm intermittently dsyleixc.
Nic knowin y..

Buddy Larsen said...

I can eat 50 eggs.

Peter UK said...

Eggsellent.

Doug said...

Buddy, 9:36 PM:
Whoa! I lost you, man.

Buddy Larsen said...

mairzy doats
n' dozy doats
but liddle
lambsy divy.

Peter UK said...

Yep! He's fired up the stil again.

Buddy Larsen said...

ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh,
Get you a copper kettle, get you a copper coil,
Fill it with new-made corn mash and never more you'll toil.
You'll just lay there by the juniper while the moon is bright,
Watch them jugs a-filling
In the pale moonlight.

(_that friggin whiskey Tax!)

Peter UK said...

Is it true that it has to be left to mature...some of it isn't drunk until it's at least two hours old?

Buddy Larsen said...

When it cools to air temp, it's ready. If your legs go numb after the first snort, your're ready.
"Brang on them yankee revenooers!"

Peter UK said...

I presume that when you cool to air temperature, you know you have had enough.

Buddy Larsen said...

iteHa--just figured out why the old slang for the county jailhouse is "the cooler".

Buddy Larsen said...

'iteha'-the verification code's first three letters, plus 'ha'. ? got me !