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It's Not Christmas Until Mr. Thomas and Boy George SAY It's Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Child's Christmas in Wales - Dylan Thomas
One Christmas was so much like the other, in those years around the sea-town corner now, out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve, or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.
Full text is available here:

Do They Know It's Christmas? (1984)
My theory on the nonsensical lyrics in this song:
Sir Bob wrote the lyrics to the song on the back of a Wimpy's napkin. The original lyrics were beautiful and meaningful and not at all silly. However, he dropped the napkin in a puddle on the way in to the studio, smudging the ink and rendering the original lyrics illegible.
So Bono and Simon LeBon and Boy George had to guess at what they were supposed to sing, and THAT is how we ended up with lines like, "..and the Christmas bells that ring there/ Are the CLANGING CHIMES OF DOOM."

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GARDENCHRIS 12/24/2014 9:06AM

    and a Merry Christmas to you! lol

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TTLEELEE 12/23/2014 7:09PM

    ... Well, tonight Thank God it's them instead of yoooou emoticon

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Expressions That Don't Get Used Enough

Friday, December 19, 2014

* nuttier than squirrel poo
*I'll fix your little red wagon!
*full of beans
*Can't carry a tune in a bucket
*Oh, my stars and garters!
*got a case of the vapors.
*up to Mike's below Jake's to get a pack of Christmas cakes
*dollars to doughnuts
*ass over teakettle
*great googily moogily!
*Whoa, Nelly!
*Shut yer yap
*Give'em what-for!
*go piss up a rope

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GARDENCHRIS 12/20/2014 8:52AM

    i've used a few of these myself!

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TTLEELEE 12/19/2014 5:44PM

    I do use a few of those quite regularly actually!

May I add emoticon
* that's phonus bolognus
* the old ackamarackus
* givin' 'em the business


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TRAVELGO 12/19/2014 2:31PM

  LOVE IT!!!!

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ALICIA214 12/19/2014 1:23PM


Aint that the truth??? emoticon

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 12/19/2014 12:43PM

    Tougher than a woodpecker's lips.

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CATIEMONKEEY 12/19/2014 12:42PM


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Who Are You Calling Perverse?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Someone called me "perverse" yesterday; I've been called this before.
Mr. Dictionary defines it as:
1. (of a person or their actions) showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often in spite of the consequences.
2. contrary to the accepted or expected standard or practice.
3. Law: (of a verdict) against the weight of evidence or the direction of the judge on a point of law.
I disagree with this; while I will admit that I notice things that other people tend to miss, I find value in things that other people dismiss, and I do have a penchant for macabre and surreal, I am not this way because I try. It comes naturally. To call me "perverse" suggests that I set out to be an oddball, and that's just not right.

There are other words better suited to describe me, I think:
WELTSCHMERZ (n) : sentimental pessimism. A mental state caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state.
SANGFROID (n): self-possession or imperturbability, especially under strain.
ELDRITCH (adjective): weird, scary, spooky.
Also callipgyian, but I'll leave you to look that one up for yourself.

I use beldame as an online user name because it was in the thesaurus under "witchy", and I was feeling particularly witchy that day. However, it actually means "ugly old hag." Ha, ha! Whoops. By the time I figured that out I was already using it in multiple places, and decided just to OWN it.

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TTLEELEE 12/19/2014 5:52PM

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and from what I have observed so far - I kinda like ya'.

Nothing about you seems perverse; just of a special and refined manner and taste. I find you quite refreshing and enjoyable.

Please accept my appreciation.

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GARDENCHRIS 12/19/2014 7:13AM

    maybe they thought it meant to be contrary ..... then you just have to feel sorry for them!
I actually like the work perverse it sorta fits me at times! I could own it, I've been know to do things on purpose emoticon to prove a point!

And making me look something up in the dictionary at 5:30 AM is just wrong! LOLOL..... I don't know how well shaped they are!

Comment edited on: 12/19/2014 7:16:47 AM

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

When this guy found out he had fatal brain cancer, he wrote his own obituary:
"Purmort, Aaron Joseph age 35, died peacefully at home on November 25 after complications from a radioactive spider bite that led to years of crime-fighting and a years long battle with a nefarious criminal named Cancer, who has plagued our society for far too long. "
Read the whole thing here:

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GARDENCHRIS 12/3/2014 7:16AM

    least he has a sense of humor!

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A Friendly Tip from Auntie Beldame

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Never eat bacon the night before you go to have your cholesterol checked.

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GARDENCHRIS 11/20/2014 7:31AM

    lol! duhhhhh

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