December 1, 2006

It just doesn’t feel like the holiday season to me. Perhaps it’s because Thanksgiving was a week ago and we’ve barely started December yet! It may not feel like Christmas yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t deck the halls – after all…

…’Tis the season for foolish debate. In Iraq, is it “civil war”? Or just a bad case of “sectarian strife”. What a load of hog-wash. Look, it’s a freakin’ mess over there and getting worse, with no end in sight. Shouldn’t that be enough?

…’Tis the season for trading Manny rumors. Personally, I see nothing wrong with letting him play out the last two years of his contract with the Red Sox. By that time, Wily Mo will have matured and become more disciplined at the plate and can take over left field for the next several years.

…’Tis the season for stupidity. This whole Michael Richards thing is absurd. The fact that he’s now groveling at the feet of Jesse Jackson tells you everything – as Forrest Gump’s mother told her son, “stupid is as stupid does”.

…’Tis the season for foolishness. Seems the Rev. Jackson now wants the entertainment industry to “outlaw” the use of the “n” word. As if that were the only thing African-Americans in the USA have to worry about these days…

…’Tis the season for charities. Me, I love seeing and hearing the Salvation Army kettles outside supermarkets during the season. A wonderful charity by a fine organization. If you see them in your travels, please give generously. This year, I’ll also be giving to the “Jimmy Fund” at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institutite, who do such wonderful work for children with cancer, and sending a donation for a “Hero Pack” at Soldiers’ Angels.

…’Tis the season for loons. People shooting other people over PlayStation3s? Am I missing something here, or does this indicate we have a greater problem here than the supply of video games?

…’Tis the season for college football bowl games. You always hear people complain about the excessive number of bowl games – me, I don’t have a problem with it. What’s wrong with bringing two football teams and a little holiday season excitement to a city and allow people to party a little?

…’Tis the season for a college football national championship game. Mark my words, it’ll be USC in a romp over Ohio State.

…’Tis the season for holiday music. The Martini Kings’ “The Kings of Jing-a-Ling” is my fab pick for this year. It’s a superb martinis-and-mistletoe, groovy-cat collection of holiday favorites. Do yourself a favor and get it. Dig?

Filed in: Golf & Sports,Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 01:37 | Comments (3)
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  1. I love the Christmas music this time of year, but if I ever hear another playing of Paul McCartney’s “Simply having a wonderful Christmas time” ever again, it will be too soon.

    If a store you enter has that playing, I suggest you send a strongly worded message to management for playing the worst Christmas song ever recorded.

    Comment by Dave Richard — December 2, 2006 @ 7:19 am


  2. Have to agree with you there, bro – repetitive melody, uninspiring lyrics and, to top it all off, that cheesy synth background is a definite snoozer – contrast that with Lennon’s (and Phil Spector’s) angelic “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”, and you know who really wore the pants inthe Beatles’ household. Hmmm…I think this might be worth a post next week.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — December 2, 2006 @ 9:18 am


  3. The only real downside to Lennon’s “Happy Xmas” is hearing Yoko Ono screeching in the background vocals. If there is a Hell on Earth, it would be listening to anything with Yoko Ono vocals.

    Comment by Dave Richard — December 3, 2006 @ 7:11 pm


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