Forget Christmas, Festivus is almost here!

For those of you who hate everything about Christmas, Festivus is the holiday for cranky people everywhere.  Get your aluminum pole ready!  And your list of grievances too!

http://wcbstv.com/video/?id=94881@wcbs.dayport.com

{;-) Dan in Miami

For those of you who don't like videos, here is an article on Festivus:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus


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^^^PAGAN!!!! BLASPHEMER!!!!

Rajah's picture

you made the baby Jesus cry!!!!

Seinfeld had it wrong. The true story of Festivus

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The guy who wrote the episode of Seinfeld that had the Festivus celebration in it has written the definitive book on the subject.  Jason Alexander, from the show, writes the introduction.
 

http://tinyurl.com/yc9pxpa

http://books.google.com/books?id=6NShbwJmXugC&dq=FESTIVUS&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=aOUlL6YjmR&sig=QxnSICMBlGdXobcvUEEmnIAt64k&hl=en&ei=U28mS-vQI8O1lAfeyfz9CQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=11&ved=0CC8Q6AEwCg#v=onepage&q=&f=false

{;-) Dan in Miami

Advent Conspiracy turns Christmas upside down

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The real Christians are taking Christmas back from the pagan tree worshipers at Faux News.

This will make the baby Jesus smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVqqj1v-ZBU

{;-) Dan (no Christmas tree) in Miami

Jerry Seinfeld Casting married couples for NBC series

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Not sure if this is for real.  Maybe some of you married couples out there would like to check it out and then report back here.  From Craigslist.org:

 JERRY SEINFELD CASTING MARRIED COUPLES FOR NBC SERIES (ANYWHERE)

Date: 2009-12-18, 11:47AM EST

 

Reply to:

gigs-bynh7-1515786088@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

 

JERRY SEINFELD AND NBC ARE LOOKING FOR MARRIED COUPLES THAT BICKER ABOUT LIGHTHEARTED ISSUES. IF YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE CANT STOP BICKERING ABOUT THE LITTLE THINGS IN A BIG WAY WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

PLEASE SEND
A PHOTO
YOUR LOCATION
HOW LONG YOU HAVE BEEN MARRIED
YOUR CONTACT INFO
AND WHAT ISSUES YOU NEED SOLVED!

  • Location: ANYWHERE
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: PAY
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PostingID: 1515786088

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/tlg/1515786088.html

{;-) Dan (blissfully single) in Miami

What better time of the year to bicker than during Festivus? 

 

Cop pulls a gun at a snowball fight

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In the video that accompanies this article a plain clothes police detective admits to drawing his gun after being pelted with snowballs.  Don't you just love this festive time of year?  Ho ho ho!  Bang bang bang!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/20/AR200912...

{;-) Dan in Miami

Floriduh third happiest state

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During this joyous Festivus season we in South Floriduh have many things to be thankful for.  Like no goddamn snow to shovel off our cars.  And no state income tax.  And no city income tax.  OK we do have to deal with the most insane drivers in the country.  Even Santa is terrified of driving on I-95.

A recent study found that Florida is the third happiest state in the union right after Louisiana and Hawaii.  California was ranked number 46 and New York state was dead last.  Little surprise there. 

For more please check out this article from the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/nyregion/22nyc.html?hp

{;-) Dan in Miami

Don't tax me Santa Claus

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The big fat man has popularized the idea of getting something for nothing.  Gifts and public services just materialize out of thin air.  But high taxes come with a cost.  The following is from an article by William Voegeli in the City Journal:

"Summarizing the findings of a report they wrote for the American Legislative Exchange Council, Laffer and Moore pointed out that between 1998 and 2007, the states without an individual income tax “created 89 percent more jobs and had 32 percent faster personal income growth” than the states with the highest individual income-tax rates. California’s tax and regulatory policies, the report predicts, “will continue to sap its economic vitality,” while Texas’s “pro-growth” policies will help it “maintain its superior economic performance well into the future.” The clear implication is that California should become more like Texas."

http://www.city-journal.org/2009/19_4_california.html

{;-) Dan in Miami

PS:  Almost all the high tax states are shrinking in population.  Almost all the low tax states are gaining population.  People are voting with their feet.

PPS:  Happy Festivus everyone!  Hope you didn't max out your credit cards on useless gifts.

 

NORAD tracks Santa

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Hmmm.   Wonder if a heat seeking missile could zero in on Rudolf's red nose?

http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html

{;-) Dan in Miami

I have sad news to announce on this festive occasion.

RidingFool's picture

@ Dan in Cincinnati ....

Coaster's picture

Dan,

Could you e-mail me your streed address?  This being the season, I have a little something for you. 

I don't have your street address handy, and I lost your e-mail addres during Coaster's Great Hard Drive Crash of 12/09. 

That's mrcoaster@cox.net. 

Thanks. 

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