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#1 Lady Die

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:59 PM

Are you sick of Christmas already? What do you think of Christmas stuff appearing in the shops in October? Anything Christmas-related that you'd like to have a good rant about?

Do you believe in Santa Claus?
There were three of us in the morgue so it was rather crowded

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:07 PM

Lady Die, on Nov 10 2005, 02:59 PM, said:

Are you sick of Christmas already?  What do you think of Christmas stuff appearing in the shops in October?  Anything Christmas-related that you'd like to have a good rant about?

Do you believe in Santa Claus?
Yes!

I hate it!

Lots!

Of course!

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:14 PM

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:42 PM

Lady Die, on Nov 10 2005, 01:59 PM, said:

Are you sick of Christmas already?  What do you think of Christmas stuff appearing in the shops in October?  Anything Christmas-related that you'd like to have a good rant about?

Do you believe in Santa Claus?
No.

Don't care - just ignore it. I buy what I want to, thanks very much.

Not really. It's a good excuse for a few days off work, to eat and drink too much and argue with the family.

No. He doesn't need believing in, he just IS.
When you're younger, you can eat what you like, drink what you like and still climb into your 26 inch waist trousers and zip them closed. Then you reach that age, 24, 25, when your muscles give up, they wave a little white flag and then without any warning at all, you're suddenly a fat bastard.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:42 PM

Any Deathlisters working on Christmas Day?

I am :(
Sometimes when we see the eyes- those horrible times when we see the eyes,eyes that ... that have no soul - then we know a darkness.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:44 PM

DevonDeathTrip, on Nov 10 2005, 03:42 PM, said:

Any Deathlisters working on Christmas Day?

I am :(
Are you Santa?
There were three of us in the morgue so it was rather crowded

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:56 PM

Lady Die, on Nov 10 2005, 03:44 PM, said:

DevonDeathTrip, on Nov 10 2005, 03:42 PM, said:

Any Deathlisters working on Christmas Day?

I am  :(
Are you Santa?
That information is classified, I'm afraid.
Sometimes when we see the eyes- those horrible times when we see the eyes,eyes that ... that have no soul - then we know a darkness.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:14 PM

Yes.

Unhappy about it.

"Christmas" music, aka any old bloody music that's lying around, with the delightful "ching ching ching" sound of sleigh bells added. That sound, specifically, actually raises my pulse rate and not in a good way. rant rant rant rant rant. Bloody Christmas music. rant. Aaaggh. Sleigh Bells. AaAaagh...

No, I don't believe in Santa. Nor does Charley Farley. But then, he doesn't believe in "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" or "Right To Legal Counsel" or "Right To Know The Charges Against You" or other such minor inconveniences like that, either. rant rant rant. He probably has sleigh bells as the ringtone on his mobile. rant.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:31 PM

Star Crossed, on Nov 10 2005, 04:14 PM, said:

No, I don't believe in Santa. Nor does Charley Farley. But then, he doesn't believe in "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" or "Right To Legal Counsel" or "Right To Know The Charges Against You" or other such minor inconveniences like that, either. rant rant rant. He probably has sleigh bells as the ringtone on his mobile. rant.
An excellent and incisive rant.
There were three of us in the morgue so it was rather crowded

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 05:25 PM

At what age do we stop loving Christmas and start hating it? I remember as a kid being so excited I couldn't sleep on Christmas Eve. How my Dad, I mean Santa, I mean Father Christmas, managed to sneak past my room and pile the presents up under the tree I'll never know.

Now, it's just three days of wrapping presents that people already know they're getting, getting crappy gifts that you'd never want, visits round to relatives no one likes, and eating far too much mediocre food. Fruit cake is supposed to be a treat?

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 05:58 PM

Cowboy Ronnie, on Nov 10 2005, 05:25 PM, said:

Now, it's just three days of wrapping presents that people already know they're getting, getting crappy gifts that you'd never want, visits round to relatives no one likes, and eating far too much mediocre food.  Fruit cake is supposed to be a treat?
Cowboy Ronnie it seems your spirit of Christmas or more
the less your heart has shrunken smaller then even
the grinches own.

It seems a couple of bad holiday seasons drove
you into thinking this way. On my Christmas i usually
see the whole big faimly and there is food ordered and
food cooked which overall it is quite tasty.

As for gifts - Honestly i usually receive better then i give. :(

Then one of the best parts is watching my grandfather
who is in his mid 80's get drunk off numerous glasses
of whisky and smoke his holiday cigar.

"Good thread Lady Die" - You beat me to it.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 06:20 PM

Might be working on Christmas Day. Will be working Christmas Eve though
Alternative 50 in no particular order (13/50)
1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

2014 Alternative 50 in no order (10/50)
1. Jeremy Thorpe 2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris 16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
39. John Stride 40Hiroo Onodo 41. Christopher Wenner 42. Clare Torry 43. William Barrington- Coupe 44. Keith Michell. 45 Johnny Hallyday 45. Yvonne Furneaux 47. Jean Alexander
48. Casey Kasem 49. Michael Schumacher 50. Marcia Barrett

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:31 PM

handrejka, on Nov 10 2005, 06:20 PM, said:

Might be working on Christmas Day. Will be working Christmas Eve though
Which elf are you then?
This is true my form is something odd,
But blaming me is blaming God;
Could I create myself anew
I would not fail in pleasing you.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:46 PM

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Alternative 50 in no particular order (13/50)
1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

2014 Alternative 50 in no order (10/50)
1. Jeremy Thorpe 2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris 16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
39. John Stride 40Hiroo Onodo 41. Christopher Wenner 42. Clare Torry 43. William Barrington- Coupe 44. Keith Michell. 45 Johnny Hallyday 45. Yvonne Furneaux 47. Jean Alexander
48. Casey Kasem 49. Michael Schumacher 50. Marcia Barrett

"Wehat shall we do with the wisswass tdonkleys?" "Throw them in the turwetts til they've diwed."

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:29 PM

Christmas is a good time for celebs to croak it. I can remember Bob Monkhouse, Alan Bates and Jason Robards all went in that period. And didn't Charlie Chaplin hang up his moustache on the big day in 1977?
So maybe there's hope that one of the list might go in the holiday period. Brooke Astor bestowing one last philanthropic gift perhaps?
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:35 PM

Cowboy Ronnie, on Nov 10 2005, 06:25 PM, said:

At what age do we stop loving Christmas and start hating it? ............
When it starts costing time, effort and money over and above the normal day to day outgoings.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:38 PM

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At what age do we stop loving Christmas and start hating it?

Hasn't happened yet...
"Every process, event, happening - call it what you will; in a word, everything that is going on in Nature means an increase of the entropy of the part of the world where it is going on. Thus a living organism continually increases its entropy - or, as you may say, produces positive entropy - and thus tends to approach the dangerous state of maximum entropy, which is death."

- Erwin Schrodinger, "What is Life?", Cambridge University Press, 1944

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:38 PM

[quote name='themaninblack' date='Nov 10 2005, 08:29 PM']Christmas is a good time for celebs to croak it. I can remember Bob Monkhouse, Alan Bates and Jason Robards all went in that period. And didn't Charlie Chaplin hang up his moustache on the big day in 1977?
So maybe there's hope that one of the list might go in the holiday period. Brooke Astor bestowing one last philanthropic gift perhaps?[/quote]
[QUOTE]

Don't forget Dean Martin too
Alternative 50 in no particular order (13/50)
1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

2014 Alternative 50 in no order (10/50)
1. Jeremy Thorpe 2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris 16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
39. John Stride 40Hiroo Onodo 41. Christopher Wenner 42. Clare Torry 43. William Barrington- Coupe 44. Keith Michell. 45 Johnny Hallyday 45. Yvonne Furneaux 47. Jean Alexander
48. Casey Kasem 49. Michael Schumacher 50. Marcia Barrett

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:41 PM

Perhaps you should change the title of this thread to, "Winter Holiday", Lady Die.

Although people of non-Christian faiths may have no problem with it, it might offend a white, middle-class, lefty graduate who's been on too many equality and diversity courses wthout ever actually speaking to to somebody from a minority group.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:43 PM

Entropy, on Nov 10 2005, 07:38 PM, said:

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At what age do we stop loving Christmas and start hating it?

Hasn't happened yet...
Indeed, monarchists and royalists alike have the Queen's speech to look forward to. :old:

I'm not amused with Channel 4's alternative Christmas message.
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