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    Christmas

    Something to get the holiday spirit going.



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    At this time of the year it’s difficult to know what to say without offending someone. So I’ve checked with my legal adviser and on his advice I wish to say the following to all friends and colleagues.
    Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
    I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2017, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great (not to imply that Great Britain is necessarily greater than any other country) and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
    By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms:
    This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.
    Disclaimer: No trees were harmed in the sending of this message; however, a significant number of electrons were slightly inconvenienced
    But at the end of the day who gives a monkies fuck. Not me.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL


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    Happy Holidays all....and you too Tankie!!!
    “We had been hopelessly labouring to plough waste lands; to make nationality grow in a place full of the certainty of God… Among the tribes our creed could be only like the desert grass – a beautiful swift seeming of spring; which, after a day’s heat, fell dusty.”
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    Danke ,A/R and HAPPY XMAS to you , and all at WAB , and may santa grant all your wishes , except the brexit remoaners lolol
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    Quote Originally Posted by tankie View Post
    Danke ,A/R and HAPPY XMAS to you , and all at WAB , and may santa grant all your wishes , except the brexit remoaners lolol
    And happy Christmas to all here, even the Quitwits..

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    tankie, hilarious!!

    Merry Christmas all. And Season's Greetings to all our non-Christian members.
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    Bah- Humbug





    Is “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” a date-rape anthem?

    The woman in "Baby, It's Cold Outside" says no, then wonders "what's in this drink?" This is a holiday classic?

    -Stephen Duesner



    Each year, we’re deluged with the same chipper songs desperately persuading us to embrace the holiday spirit, and each year they seem to hit radio earlier and earlier. We hear “Deck the Halls” while we’re throwing out jack-o’-lanterns. We hear about chestnuts roasting on an open fire while we’re carving the turkey. Pretty soon we’ll be hearing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” when it’s 80 degrees. That might actually be the only way that particular song could get worse.

    Always a popular duet since its creation, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” has become a fresh chestnut in recent years. It was written in the 1940s by Frank Loesser, who performed it at parties with his wife. He wrote the male part as the “Wolf” and her part as the “Mouse.” Eventually Columbia Pictures bought the song and debuted it in the 1949 Esther Williams vehicle “Neptune’s Daughter,” co-starring Ricardo Montalban and Red Skelton. The film features the song not once but twice, sung by two different couples. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” won the Oscar that year for best original song, and since then it’s been sung by anyone who knows a few chords on the piano or who knows someone who knows a few chords on the piano.

    Especially for a tune so closely associated with the holidays, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is icky at best, at worst reprehensible: It describes what may be a date rape. Let’s examine the situation: A woman has stopped by to visit a man, and he connives to keep her from leaving. “My answer is no,” she states, but he pours on the charm: “It’s up to your knees out there.” His seductions become increasingly smarmy (“What’s the sense of hurting my pride?”) and eventually sinister. At one point she exclaims, “Say, what’s in this drink?” Is he being generous with the alcohol, or has he slipped her something stronger? At this point, the Wolf and Mouse designations are redundant. It’s all too clear that he’s a predator and she’s prey....

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    http://www.salon.com/2012/12/10/is_b...e_rape_anthem/


    Side note: Ricardo M is such a good actor. Can't believe this is the same guy.

    Last edited by YellowFever; 07 Dec 16, at 02:31.

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    Merry Christmas Peeps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowFever View Post
    Bah- Humbug




    Side note: Ricardo M is such a good actor. Can't believe this is the same guy.

    Hye numnuts WTFs this got to do with the carpenters kid


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    Yella , ya famous ya wanker .



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