Christmas 2012

Your temporarily jovial Curmudgeon wishes a Merry Christmas to one and all!

Experience shows that holidays are slow news days, especially for our kind of news, and that’s always been true for Christmas. Also, although it’s hard to believe, a few of you have lives somewhere other than the internet, so we’re likely to have lower traffic than usual. Therefore, this may be our only post for Christmas.

Feel free to treat this as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Say what you will, but avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.

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13 responses to “Christmas 2012

  1. From one curmudgeon to another, frohe Weihachten.

  2. I’d probably agree with your sentiments, Douglas E, if I could translate them. Unfortunately, the only German I know is gesundheit, so “Merry Christmas to all, and to all, “gesundheit.”

  3. BN – just another way to say Merry Christmas – but I really do like the use of gesundheit!!! Besides, I misspelled Christmas – Weihnachten – duh

  4. retiredsciguy

    May your day be filled with good cheer! Merry Christmas, All, and remember — the tilt of our axis is the reason for the season, but if you’re so inclined, have a great day celebrating the birth of Jesus, or the oil lasting eight days, or the return of the Sun to the North, or whatever your reason for celebrating at this time of year. And if you don’t have a reason, make one up and post it here so all of us regular readers of the Jolly Curmudgeon can celebrate with you.

    Seriously, Merry Christmas!

  5. From Kink the Cat and Doc Bill Merry Christmas!

  6. Charles Deetz ;)

    Sociological dumpage: So, what’s up with ambushing the fire department? Because someone already took the idea of shooting-up the first grade? Really, our country needs less guns, or less wack-a-doodles.

    Have a Merry Christmas regardless, and keep sane and safe everyone!

  7. I was telling my American wife today that a UK slang term for Xmas is “Crimble”. She asked the origin of the term and . . . I had no idea. Does anyone else know?

    A happy Crimble to all from this non-curmudgeonly non-Crimblean.

  8. Filling in some details from earlier good news (except for the departure of a person responsible) is this from the Times Picayune

    School board president Thomas Robichaux departs on national wave of anti-creationism support

  9. Holding the Line in Florida

    Happy Buffett Day! As we Buffettists all know today is the Master’s B-day. So celebrate, have a Margarita, or a Rhum based beverage or both, and be of good cheer! Wasted Away Again ….. Now where did I put that shaker of salt?!

  10. Merry Christmas, or other midwinter celebration of your choice.

    For your entertainment: Cargo Cults and Creationism
    http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/38792998880/sciencecenter-cargo-cults-and-creationists

  11. And may the Impersonal God bless us, everyone. ; )

  12. May you be touched by His Noodly Holiday appendage….

  13. [IMG]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/wobblie/Card.jpg[/IMG]

    Improved link: May you be touched ….