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Merry Christmas, if you’re into that sort of thing!

Hope you all are having a lovely day today, whatever this day means to you (or doesn’t). Consider this an open thread, to discuss whatever, from presents to politics to cats to whatever holiday stress you might be feeling.

And here’s some stuff I found on the Twitter.

— David, who is hanging in there

https://twitter.com/Elverojaguar/status/945372037534699520

https://twitter.com/awwcuteness/status/945193410662682624

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banned@4chan.org
banned@4chan.org
2 years ago

How am I the first person to comment here? Merry Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Family Get-Together

Scildfreja Unnyðnes
Scildfreja Unnyðnes
2 years ago

Happy Yule, Merry Christmas, Joyous Solstice, and a Happy Holidays to all of you <3 Keep on keepin' on, David, please do get better soon!

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
2 years ago

Happy holidays to all!

amandajane5
amandajane5
2 years ago

I have deep love for cat with a star on top! *lifegoals* Happy day to all!

Hippielady
Hippielady
2 years ago

Merry Christmas David!

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

This thread needs more kitties waging war on Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_ecDjc4l60

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

That video is why our tree is attached to the ceiling by a hook and chain. 😛

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

Anyone else excited for the new Doctor tonight? I guess it must have already aired in the UK? It’s on in two hours here. I’m giddy that both Christmas and western civilization will be destroyed by a girl cootieful Doctor today.

Croquembouche, extrenely mamal omen
Croquembouche, extrenely mamal omen
2 years ago

A very Happy Merry! To everybody.
I got two delightful things I would not have thought to ask for: a general family consensus that a family gathering was beyond possibility, and the news that Mr Eaten Fish is free of Manus.

Brony, Social Justice Cenobite
Brony, Social Justice Cenobite
2 years ago

Happy holidays everyone!

Lanariel
Lanariel
2 years ago

Best wishes all. And a very scary solstice.

Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
2 years ago

Happy holidays everybody!

Surplus To Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus To Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
2 years ago

@WWTH: Watching it now!

DrSpleen
DrSpleen
2 years ago

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Ivory Bill Woodpecker
Ivory Bill Woodpecker
2 years ago

Quick, Satoshi-san! Get over there before Judge Roy Moore disguises himself as you!

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Ivory Bill Woodpecker
Ivory Bill Woodpecker
2 years ago

Let it go, kid, let it go… 😆

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Yutolia
Yutolia
2 years ago

Happy Winter to all!!!

Ivory Bill Woodpecker
Ivory Bill Woodpecker
2 years ago

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Ivory Bill Woodpecker
Ivory Bill Woodpecker
2 years ago

Separated at birth?

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Ivory Bill Woodpecker
Ivory Bill Woodpecker
2 years ago

My current wallpaper:

(From left) Kagome, Kizuna, Remon, Chikaru, and Tsubomi from Strawberry Panic!

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Miss Edgy Nation
Miss Edgy Nation
2 years ago

Happy ChristmaHanaKwaanzaka everyone!

Well, I saw The Last Jedi yesterday, and aside from getting all choked up the first time Carrie Fisher appeared on screen, I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Good night. I just wanted to drop by before succumbing to the food coma zzzzzzz

KatieKitten420
KatieKitten420
2 years ago

Merry Christmas to all Mammotheers and David. People who don’t celebrate Christmas happy Monday or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or whatever pleases you. David I hope you’re feeling better and I hope soon your medical issues will be less difficult to deal with.
( to people who recognize my name I know I haven’t been commenting but I still lurk a bit occasionally. I explained why in a post a couple months back. For those who didn’t see it I’m mentally volatile at the moment. I came out the hospital ages ago and I don’t feel like I’ll relapse anytime soon but I have to be very careful about my internet use.) The comments here are actually not horribly depressing and angry making. So thank you guys for that.

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
2 years ago

Happy Holidays, everyone!

It’s not just cats who engage in Christmas mayhem. One of my dogs once sampled a few glass ornaments to see if they were edible. She was perfectly fine – we, uhh, found the evidence she’d been doing this *afterwards.*

Bina
2 years ago

Happy Holidays, everyone…and to whoever hacked that highway sign, a good AAAAAAAAA!

RosieLa
RosieLa
2 years ago

DAVID I HAVE MISSED YOU!!!!! I hope that you’re on the mend.

abars01
abars01
2 years ago

Due to the ridiculous, pointless fuss conservatives have been making out of it over the years, the very phrase: “Merry Christmas” could almost be taken as code for: “I’m an angry, racist, Trump-supporting redneck” in some quarters, meaning fewer as opposed to more people might be inclined to say it.

These people are their own worst enemies.

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
2 years ago

@abars01

“Merry Christmas” could almost be taken as code for: “I’m an angry, racist, Trump-supporting redneck.”

Merry War on Christmas! (I’ve been dying to say that.)

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
2 years ago

Nothing says Merry Christmas like our First Lady pouting in an elf hat.

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As a feminist and a diplomat (albeit of a government out of power since the ascension of the patriarchy — roughly 6,000 years ago), I’m not one to critique a woman’s appearance. But is the iris of Melania Trump’s left eye really irregularly shaped and partly white! And is the corner of her left eye really white! Or is that the Magic of Photoshop!

We ask the questions. You decide.

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

We ask the questions. You decide.

Nah. Just reflections. Something her hubby is in short supply of. 😛

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
2 years ago

Man Who Left Manure at Treasury Secretary’s Home Calls it “Act of Political Theater”
By Daniel Politi
Dec. 25, 2017, 1:25 PM

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A psychologist who works for the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health has come forward as the guy who made our Christmas weekends just a bit brighter by sending a gift-wrapped box of horse manure to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

“What I did, I would like to compare to what Jesus did when he went into the temple and overturned the tables of the moneychangers, who were exploiting the people financially in the name of religion. I feel like that’s what the GOP has done to the American people,” Robert Strong told KPCC radio station. Strong said he’s well aware that the stunt could cost him his job and even expressed surprise he hasn’t been arrested, but it sounds like he thinks any consequence to his action would be worth it. “In the long run, if we don’t do stuff like this, what are we going to have left?”

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2017/12/man-who-left-manure-at-treasury-secretarys-home-calls-it-act-of-political-theater.html

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
2 years ago

“[L]earn to love the fight itself, not because we are winning, but because we are fighting.”

Will the Resistance win in 2018? Maybe not, but we must keep fighting
This year was bad, and 2018 could be worse. When victories are elusive, it’s time to learn to love the fight
Amanda Marcotte12.25.2017

As the clock hit midnight last New Year’s Eve, I asked my friends how on earth we could toast in 2017, when the United States was about to inaugurate a racist who didn’t even hide his fascist impulses as our next president. One of my friends smiled, raised his glass, and said, “To the fight.”

I took it both as reassurance and admonishment. No doubt I had been in a pit of despair since I left the Hillary Clinton party-turned-wake at Manhattan’s Javits Center in the early hours of the morning on Nov. 9, wandering in a daze through Hell’s Kitchen as people burst into tears on the street. But my friend was right. It is a privilege to have the clarity and resources and voice that allows one to fight back. Many people don’t have that and get crushed under the boot in silence. I feel sick and angry and sad all the time, but I don’t feel as helpless as many people do. For that, I am grateful.

It’s not just OK to take pleasure in the fight. It may very well be necessary, as taking pleasure in victory may elude us for a long time. . . .

[W]e have to learn to love the fight itself, not because we are winning, but because we are fighting.

https://www.salon.com/2017/12/25/will-the-resistance-win-in-2018-maybe-not-but-we-must-keep-fighting/

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

‘Trump could react very badly’: UK government doesn’t want Obamas invited to royal wedding

This one is worth digging out some popcorn for. If May thinks she’s going to win a staredown against Harry – she’s more a fool than I assumed.

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
2 years ago

@Shadowplay

We ask the questions. You decide.

Nah. Just reflections. Something her hubby is in short supply of.

So perhaps the situation demanded Photoshopping — but that step was omitted. Sounds about right for the incompetent cheapskates in the White House.

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

Meh – I’ll give her a pass on that. Probably a nice change for her not to be photoshopped, touched up, and santised for once. 😛

Malitia
Malitia
2 years ago

So… is this a thread to post random holiday related comicbook stuff? Because if, yes:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Have a Galactusanta!
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Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
2 years ago

Happy, merry, everything, to all of you! Thanks, David, for the post; I hope you and your kittehs are doing okay <3

So today was Boxing Day here, and it was A GOOD DAY. Partly because it was a bit cooler, and also because my mum and my bro just got a new kitten and she's adorbs.
As Croquembouche noted upthread, Eaten Fish’s freedom is a wee spot of happy news in the ongoing disaster of Manus.

Sadly, I will probably never see my son again, as his xmas gifts included a PS4 and a Netflix subscription. I shall miss him 😀

Anon
Anon
2 years ago

You missed Cernovich’s hilariously humiliating Reddit “ask me anything”.

http://digg.com/2017/mike-cernovich-reddit-ama

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
2 years ago

Good to see you, David! All the best to you and the Mammotheers.

(I loved this, in the light of all the fuss the orange one has been making just now about “saving” the holiday, especially when I noticed the dates)
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Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
2 years ago

Remember those dark days when Christmas was outlawed?

Remember when we couldn’t so much as hum “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” without fear?

When saying, “Merry Christmas” would get you a fine or a prison sentence?

When A Christmas Carol was banned from TV? (I can’t remember — did Tiny Tim live?)

When the US economy ground to a halt because Christmas shopping became illegal?

Thanks goodness Donald Trump has swept away those laws and we can celebrate both Christmas and prosperity!

Schnookums Von Ghostface Fancypants Killer
Schnookums Von Ghostface Fancypants Killer
2 years ago

I’m now imagining Obi-Wan Kenobi talking to young Luke Skywalker “Before the dark times….before the War on Christmas”

JoeB
JoeB
2 years ago

Remember those dark days when Christmas was outlawed?

Repost from the end of the other thread but the Puritans tried it back in the 1600s, it didn’t go over well.

http://www.revolutionspodcast.com/2013/12/supplemental-the-war-on-christmas.html

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
2 years ago

I’m working today, but not too hard, and there will be leftover brisket for my lunch break.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
2 years ago

Merry {solstice-related observance of your choice} to all Mammotheers!

Thank goodness there’s a Christmas tree in the White House again, for the first time since last Christmas.

epitome of incomprehensibility

Yesterday my brother, my cousin, and I went to the outdoor skating rink in a nearby park. It was covered in snow, so we borrowed a shovel from the teenagers playing hockey on the enclosed rink beside it. I noticed that they’d dug little holes in the snow and put beer cans in them, and I thought, “Can this get any more Canadian?”

See, there was:

a) Snow
b) Hockey
c) Skating
d) Politeness
e) Beer
f) Possible underage drinking (they looked about 16 to me, but maybe were a bit older – drinking age in Quebec is 18)
g) Skating through snow (my brother could; I couldn’t very well, so I mostly stuck to the part that my cousin dug out)

Anyway, happy holidays to everyone!

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
2 years ago

epitome, that sounds really nice! Hope you all had a good time.

According to what “they” tell us (speaking as a person who has never been to Canada, though I do have family there), to be quintessentially Canadian it also has to involve the wearing of toques and the eating of poutine (plus preferably also something with maple syrup, though presumably this does not apply to the poutine)

R THIS TRU???????

JS
JS
2 years ago

Doing my part in the War on Christmas….

Merry Holidays, or Happy Christmas, everyone.

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

Strange thing about poutine:

It didn’t exist when I was a kid. I spent much of my childhood in Canada and poutine was quite simply not a thing at all. Never saw it, never heard of it, and my family would have loved it!
Now it’s a national meme, ranking second only to hockey and “sorry” in words associated with Canada.

Feeling old …. 🙁

Tovius
Tovius
2 years ago

I hope everyone had a merry Catmas

epitome of incomprehensibility

@opposablethumbs – Thanks!

Maple syrup is indeed common in Canada – it’s what I’d normally have with pancakes. Poutine is more specific to Quebec (I like the “Italian poutine” with spaghetti sauce, but I’m more of a pizza person generally).

Toques – hmm – apparently I’ve had the wrong idea of this hat my whole life. Google Images tells me it might or might not have a pompom; I thought the pompom was obligatory and without it you’ve just got a generic “winter hat”. Learning something new, I guess. Anyway, here’s a very Canadian one 😀

http://thewanderingrose.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/toque.jpg

Dormousing_it
Dormousing_it
2 years ago

OK…some may roll their eyes at this, but today I went to an Ikea superstore, in New Haven, Connecticut. I’d never been to one before. I’m on the road, returning home from New England.

I see now why Ikea is so popular. I should have bought myself some lingonberry juice when I was there.

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