Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Merry Christmas, Dammit!

Sigh. It’s now defiant to offer good sentiments. After all someone might get offended. Ask me if I care.

Lyle and Eric Menendez blew their parents away, reloaded and fired again for extra measure. The first jury was hung. To quote Jackie Mason, “it’s a good thing they weren’t SMOKING when they did it.” They’d’ve been convicted, for sure. If this says something sad to you about the world we live in, you understand me. If you understand the first jury, you wouldn’t like me at all. (Get in line, it’s a long one.)

I’m merely trying to demonstrate that I’m shaking my head in disbelief at what many things have come to.

This will be short because I’m full of good, politically incorrect, cheer. So to all the women, “you look hot.” To the men, “be strong, confident, protect your women.” To the Christians, “Merry Christmas.” To the Jews, “Happy Hannukah.” To all, “Happy New Year.” That should pretty much have offended many.

If you can’t tell, I’m sending the warmest thoughts I have out to anyone reading this. If they don’t seem appropriate or warm, “frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

So be safe, warm, enjoy good health and may this year be a great one for all. Dammit! I need a cigarette.


Blogger knowwhereman said...

Good for you. I'm all for
"offending" others when necessary.
It's a simple choice, really. We can spend our lives always worried about what others think, or we can - live our lives.

As for the upcoming holidays, I'm always amused by those who caution
us to remember "what the season is all about". For Christians, it's about the birth of Jesus, right?
But Jesus wasn't born on December 25th, his birth wasn't prominently celebrated by Christians for hundreds of years, and the American-style Christmas we know today was in fact started (as Lucy points out in "A Charlie Brown Christmas") by that "Big Eastern Syndicate" she talks about every year.

This isn't meant to criticize how anyone celebrates the holidays. In
fact, it's the opposite. The
holiday season is whatever you choose it to be. This season is
meant to be a manifestation of
whatever you choose to believe, to
be celebrated in whatever manner you decide. If for you the "true"
meaning of the season is a miracle birth on the day of Saturnalia to be celebrated around a German pine tree with the sounds of English-inspired songs and tales along with a visitation by a round Turkish saint led by a red-nosed reindeer created by an ad-man from Montgomery Ward in 1939 and highlighted by exchanging gifts purchased from Macy's or Walmart,
so be it. Let's all just have some humility before deciding to
instruct someone else about what the "true" meaning of the season is.

This forum has already touched on the subjects of how we define ourselves and how we choose to fill out the spaces of our lives. The holidays are just another way for us to figure out who we are and how we choose to fill a special
time that comes around each year.

Health, peace and best wishes to us all and may The Almighty smile with great favor upon us in the new year.

5:55 PM  

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