Spirit of the Season

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Merry Dickmas!

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:58 pm

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“Christ has no body now but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks among His people to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses His creation.”

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby YMix » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:21 pm

Well, it's a fertility symbol.
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby noddy » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:30 am

its good to remember the true spirit of dickmas

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Re: Spirit of the Season

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Typhoon » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:35 am

Merry Christmas to all.

For young couples, in Japan, Christmas Eve is effectively Valentine's Day. A time for romance.



For families, KFC scored a marketing coup years ago in 1974, by convincing people to substitute KFC chicken for turkey.



And, joining my fellow ONOTer's in the spirit of the season, a

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Typhoon » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:31 am

From the profane to the pagan:

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Torchwood » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:59 pm

Typhoon wrote:From the profane to the pagan:



Well East coast girls are hip
I really dig those styles they wear
And the Southern girls with the way they talk
They knock me out when I'm down there

The Mid-West farmer's daughters really make you feel alright
And the Northern girls with the way they kiss
They keep their boyfriends warm at night

I wish they all could be Lithuania
I wish they all could be Lithuania
I wish they all could be Lithuania girls...
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Torchwood » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:02 pm



Haunting and beautiful.

Climatically off this year, though, warm, wet and stormy.
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby YMix » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:42 pm

Typhoon wrote:


“There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country’s so innocent? Take a look at what we’ve done, too.” - Donald J. Trump, President of the USA
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby YMix » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:10 pm

Typhoon wrote:From the profane to the pagan


You don't know the half of it. :)

While out there, in the big wide world, people prepare to celebrate the Christ Mass, I'm getting ready for Crăciun. Wikipedia being a naive website thinks that "Crăciun is the Romanian word for Christmas. [...] The Romanian name for Santa Claus is Moş Crăciun, literally Old Man Christmas." Actually, Crăciun has nothing to do with Christianity, while the etymology offered by Wikipedia (From the Latin creatio, -nis) is simply a guess. The truth is nobody knows where this old name comes from. But what we do know is that Crăciun is an old god, and, like other solar gods, Moș Crăciun dies and is reborn on the Winter Solstice. In the long war between Christianity and the older religions, Christianity managed to score a victory by reserving Easter for itself. Mostly. The death and resurrection of Christ was important enough to displace the god occupying the summer equinox, but the birth of Christ could not do the same with Crăciun, the most important god of the pastoral calendar. Tonight, unbeknownst even to most Romanians, Christ is confined to the church and Crăciun rules over the land. There's nothing Christian about the decorated fir tree, the ritually slaughtered pig, the decorated twig, the masks, the dances and the carols. So there...
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby kmich » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:32 am

Christmas has always been about many things, most often just a brief celebration at the beginning a long, dark, and hungry winter.

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby NapLajoieonSteroids » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:16 pm

hah! All these miserable responses, it really is the season. :lol:

I'm waiting on everyone to arrive- bearing gifts mind you- and procrastinating a bit on the important things that must be done before arrivals.

Anyway, Merry Christmas to one and all.
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Re: Spirit of the Season

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby YMix » Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:19 pm

“There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country’s so innocent? Take a look at what we’ve done, too.” - Donald J. Trump, President of the USA
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:31 pm




seconded :D


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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:19 pm


"Oh what fun it is to sing a slaying song tonight!"
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby YMix » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:55 pm

Nonc Hilaire wrote:"Oh what fun it is to sing a slaying song tonight!"


I always imagine that people are singing about slaying. It makes that annoying carol so much more FUN.
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Parodite » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:24 pm

:lol: cutenic!
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby noddy » Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:59 am

northern hemisphere white christmas imagery is always an odd thing to southern hemisphere mid summer christmas.

we celebrate it in 30-40 degree heat with beer and ham in the proper abrahamic traditions.

i hope you all had a fine one.
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Simple Minded » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:07 pm

noddy wrote:northern hemisphere white christmas imagery is always an odd thing to southern hemisphere mid summer christmas.

we celebrate it in 30-40 degree heat with beer and ham in the proper abrahamic traditions.

i hope you all had a fine one.


Mid 70's yesterday. AGW, ya know!

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Typhoon » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:00 pm

YMix wrote:
Typhoon wrote:From the profane to the pagan


You don't know the half of it. :)

While out there, in the big wide world, people prepare to celebrate the Christ Mass, I'm getting ready for Crăciun. Wikipedia being a naive website thinks that "Crăciun is the Romanian word for Christmas. [...] The Romanian name for Santa Claus is Moş Crăciun, literally Old Man Christmas." Actually, Crăciun has nothing to do with Christianity, while the etymology offered by Wikipedia (From the Latin creatio, -nis) is simply a guess. The truth is nobody knows where this old name comes from. But what we do know is that Crăciun is an old god, and, like other solar gods, Moș Crăciun dies and is reborn on the Winter Solstice. In the long war between Christianity and the older religions, Christianity managed to score a victory by reserving Easter for itself. Mostly. The death and resurrection of Christ was important enough to displace the god occupying the summer equinox, but the birth of Christ could not do the same with Crăciun, the most important god of the pastoral calendar. Tonight, unbeknownst even to most Romanians, Christ is confined to the church and Crăciun rules over the land. There's nothing Christian about the decorated fir tree, the ritually slaughtered pig, the decorated twig, the masks, the dances and the carols. So there...


The Winter Solstice is probably one of the oldest celebrations in human civilization.

Christianity, as a clever marketing strategy, chose this season to overlay the birth of Jesus on pre-existing celebrations.
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby noddy » Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:06 am

Simple Minded wrote:
noddy wrote:northern hemisphere white christmas imagery is always an odd thing to southern hemisphere mid summer christmas.

we celebrate it in 30-40 degree heat with beer and ham in the proper abrahamic traditions.

i hope you all had a fine one.


Mid 70's yesterday. AGW, ya know!

Happy Whatever-You-Perceive to all ya' all!



sounds like our winter - we'all go into shock if it drops below 65f (18c)
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Typhoon » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:38 pm

Happy New Year to all.

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Parodite » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:51 pm

A happy 2016 and a nice new years eve to yall.
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby YMix » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:56 pm

Here's hoping.
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