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    Hawg, how can a tale of American Capitalism melding with a religious holiday to become part of popular culture and drive consumerism be sad????
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Hawg, how can a tale of American Capitalism melding with a religious holiday to become part of popular culture and drive consumerism be sad????
    Because I thought Rudolph was real up until the very moment I read the article. Heck, I'd even seen him mixed in with the other reindeer at the zoo recently when I sat on Santa's lap to whisper dirty thoughts into his ear. In reality, Rudolph is merely a selling "tool". Baaaa Humbugggg!

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    Or, Rudolph isn't just some smelly barn animal. Rudolf is the purest symbol of Capitalism at it's finest.

    *tears up a little
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    This is what I thought Christmas was:

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    I thought this was Christmas. NSFW!!!!!! language.

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    Christmas is the time for spiritual reaffirmation... if you worship Mammon, Jesus, Mohammed, Rudolf's Red Nose, or your Left Big Toenail, you're in!
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    I hate Christmas...or what it has become.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    I hate Christmas...or what it has become.
    This.

    And Disney.

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    At least I don't have to go to all those holiday parties nobody is inviting me to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    I hate Christmas...or what it has become.
    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    This.

    And Disney.


    Agreed. The myth of commercialized Christmas. Spend the day with your friends and loved ones, rejoice in what you have and not what you got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    This.

    And Disney.
    Oh my gosh! You don't enjoy this ride?!

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    I don't celebrate Christmas. I'm not a Christian and didn't think it was right to steal their holiday. I look at is as their reward for going to church all year.

    I'm a big fan of Groundhog Day though. The symbolic end of winter. Now THERE'S a reason to celebrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    I don't celebrate Christmas. I'm not a Christian and didn't think it was right to steal their holiday. I look at is as their reward for going to church all year.

    I'm a big fan of Groundhog Day though. The symbolic end of winter. Now THERE'S a reason to celebrate.
    But is the GroundHawg always accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Oh my gosh! You don't enjoy this ride?!
    Grrr... my younger daughter will sing a few bars of that randomly just to mess with me. She know it'll be in my head all day.

    A few years ago, my wife & daughters went up there while I was at work. Around mid-day I got cell phone call that showed it was my wife's number, so I thought it was some sort of emergency, but when I answered it all I heard was that music -- live from the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    Grrr... my younger daughter will sing a few bars of that randomly just to mess with me. She know it'll be in my head all day.

    A few years ago, my wife & daughters went up there while I was at work. Around mid-day I got cell phone call that showed it was my wife's number, so I thought it was some sort of emergency, but when I answered it all I heard was that music -- live from the ride.
    That is sweet! Glad your girls have the Christmas spirit, and that they know how to push Dad's buttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    Agreed. The myth of commercialized Christmas. Spend the day with your friends and loved ones, rejoice in what you have and not what you got.
    It's just not the commercialization of Christmas I hate, it' the fake Christmas spirit everywhere. All this people helping people sickens me. If people really wanted to help other people, there's another 11 mopnths of the year to do that too. Why wait til that one last month to donate, give and all that fuzzy sh*t. Same with corporations, you'll see their name associated with giving and donations for the poor in December, but all the other months, nothing, nada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Hawg, how can a tale of American Capitalism melding with a religious holiday to become part of popular culture and drive consumerism be sad????
    I recall begin told that the Smurfs was based on Marxist ideologies. Gargamel represented the West.
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    I am just now learning about this Catalonian Christmas log that craps presents when you beat it with a stick: Tió de Nadal - Wikipedia

    Beginning with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8), one gives the tió a little bit to "eat" every night and usually covers him with a little blanket so that he will not be cold at night.

    On Christmas day or, depending on the particular household, on Christmas Eve, one puts the tió partly into the fireplace and orders it to defecate; the fire part of this tradition is no longer as widespread as it once was, since many modern homes do not have a fireplace. To make it defecate one beats the tió with sticks, while singing various songs of Tió de Nadal.[1]
    amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    But is the GroundHawg always accurate?
    He is here. Back east, not so much.

    Fact: "Jingle Bells" was originally written as a Thanksgiving song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    I am just now learning about this Catalonian Christmas log that craps presents when you beat it with a stick: Tió de Nadal - Wikipedia



    amazing.



    What? You don't beat your "Tio" for Christmas?

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    I call BS
    Rudolph is real dammit!!

    I've got proof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Fact: "Jingle Bells" was originally written as a Thanksgiving song.
    What the hell does Batman have to do with thanksgiving?

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    Merry Christmas OC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    What? You don't beat your "Tio" for Christmas?
    Well I definitely dont put it in a fire and wait for gifts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    What the hell does Batman have to do with thanksgiving?
    Somebody please rep random for me?
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    Well if "Jingle Bells" was developed during Thanksgiving, when was "Hells Bells" developed???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    I don't celebrate Christmas. I'm not a Christian and didn't think it was right to steal their holiday. I look at is as their reward for going to church all year.
    Well, considering the fact that Jesus was NOT born on Christmas day (the catholic church moved the holiday specifically to compete with a pegan winter holiday, in other words they stole it too!) I think it is ok to celebrate it how ever you want.

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    My wife bought me a circular saw. She was a hero.
    I bought her a vaccuum. I was a villain.
    WTF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Well if "Jingle Bells" was developed during Thanksgiving, when was "Hells Bells" developed???
    Who cares!!
    This is more important.
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    Christmas Facts- post yours here!

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    ^ hahahahahahaha!!!!

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    Fact: I am going home to South Dakota to spend Christmas with my family for the first time in 15 years.
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    The captions are awesome!
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    Good stuff, nw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    Fact: I am going home to South Dakota to spend Christmas with my family for the first time in 15 years.
    Very cool sodak! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    Fact: I am going home to South Dakota to spend Christmas with my family for the first time in 15 years.
    Good for you! It's only been 12 years for me so I'm going to wait a few years. I'm sure they still need a little time to cool off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Good for you! It's only been 12 years for me so I'm going to wait a few years. I'm sure they still need a little time to cool off.
    Haha! Thanks guys. I usually get one good long vacation a year so choose to go home in the summer. But this year I had to pull some stings to get home for Christmas too. I am excited but more so for my parents. They will have all three of their children together on Christmas for the first time since my Grandma passed 15 years ago (on Christmas)...
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    I started working as a route delivery driver in '04. Christmas tips = you dont take time off. In '10 and '11 i worked for Fed Ex. Christmas peak as a Fed Ex driver = Hellishly long brutal days. Starting at 6am and still having 40 or 50 stops to go when the sun goes down. Went back to old job and back to tips for Christmas in '12.

    January this year saw a promotion to management. For the first time since back when i was a kid i will have the Christmas break off. Im not going anywhere, just super excited to be able to relax and enjoy the season for the first time in a long long time. Hopefully there are waves so i can spend two weeks surfing and riding my bike!

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    ^ "riding my bike"

    That's the REAL reward here. Good going!

    Oh, and watch out for Great White Sharks

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    Ty! Super excited!

    And if i havent got et by the sharks yet, i dont figure im gona at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Ty! Super excited!

    And if i havent got et by the sharks yet, i dont figure im gona at this point.
    They don't want to eat you, they just want to tenderize you a bit.

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    Yep, unfortunately with a great white "WTF? thats not a seal!" is usually enough to kill us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Yep, unfortunately with a great white "WTF? thats not a seal!" is usually enough to kill us.
    Well, I certainly hope not. Some "love bite" scarring would make for a great story to share, though. Sadly, your nude modeling days would probably be over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    I started working as a route delivery driver in '04. Christmas tips = you dont take time off. In '10 and '11 i worked for Fed Ex. Christmas peak as a Fed Ex driver = Hellishly long brutal days. Starting at 6am and still having 40 or 50 stops to go when the sun goes down. Went back to old job and back to tips for Christmas in '12.

    January this year saw a promotion to management. For the first time since back when i was a kid i will have the Christmas break off. Im not going anywhere, just super excited to be able to relax and enjoy the season for the first time in a long long time. Hopefully there are waves so i can spend two weeks surfing and riding my bike!
    Nice that your hard work is starting to pay off. Enjoy that time off!
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    Thank you! 1 week and counting. Tick tick tick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Thank you! 1 week and counting. Tick tick tick.
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    fact: i will drink a glass of eggnog and take a huge pre christmas morning dump. actually i did it this morning too.

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    I am just glad I will be at home with my lovely wife and 2 little Cats All I need for Christmas!
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    Fact, best christmas I've ever had was 2008, sipping hot chocolate with the wife and kids as it snowed on us taking a sleigh ride on Christmas eve @ Big white. For a bloke from the sunburnt country that hates the heat and humidity it doesn't get any better than that.
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