Christmas really brings out the best in people

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  1. Indiana Mike

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    Just sayin'

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    Tis' the season to be a royal assclown
  2. slobake

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    I don't shop except for the kids and that is long done. I do like to go to the mall and just take it all in though. I can take public transit so I don't have to worry about parking.Kind of fun. Watch the crazy people, check out the decorations. Where I live they always have a nice display of puppies and kittens that are up for adoption set in a holiday theme. They do it in the diplay windows at Macy's, I look forward to it every year.
  3. NWB

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    Around here it's Valentine's Day.

    Worst.

    Traffic.

    Ever.:mad:
  4. slobake

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    We have a huge pillow fight every valentine's day.

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  6. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    I liked Journey's original, edgier, more raw lyrics better too. When they switched it to Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin', it felt like they compromised for commercial success.
  7. i_got_a_mohawk

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    That's awesome!
  8. NWB

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    No wonder I can't freakin' get to work and it takes me two hours to get home.

    I shoulda figured it was you Slobake!:spit:
  9. 45acp

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    Nice try, but that is actually a pic of the $1.99 black Friday pillow sale at an Oklahoma Walmart. In the high res version you can see the red haired guy (bottom right) is standing on an elderly woman's neck, and far off in the background you can clearly make out a baby being tossed in the air over a pallet of blue-ray players.

    :eyebrow:
  10. elgecko

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  11. slobake

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    :p:p:p I can't get away with anything around here. The pillows are all white too, they just are.
  12. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    Consumers consuming, are you listenin'?
    In the lane, gridlocks a gristlin'
    A miserable sight, we're shopping tonight
    Living in a corporate wonderland
    Living in the U.S. of Disneyland!
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  14. NWB

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    Good one!

    That really cracked me up!:D
  15. FilterFunk

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    Yes, that's part of the season, but if that's what you choose to dwell on, then so shall it be.
  16. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

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    +1. It also depends on your options and how you make use of them. I haven't been to a single mall this holiday season. My shopping's been split between online orders and local mom'n'pops. I live in a huge city, and yet I have experienced none of the bad stuff mentioned in the OP.:)
  17. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Agreed. It also brings about a spike in charity, smiles, sparkly lights, children's giggles, family gatherings, hugs and handshakes..... Other than my annual humongous Independence Day party, it's the best time of the year. I love it..... traffic idiots and all.

    And by the way, it is only as commercial as you allow it to be. There's a thin line between a healthy dose of cynicism, and just being a douche about the whole thing. Quit trying to ruin Christmas for everybody, people. It doesn't make you cool, hip, "above it all", or enlightened. It just makes you a douche. ;) Relax. You just might even actually (dare I say it) ENJOY something.

    Merry Christmas! :hyper:
  18. 96tbird

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    Christmas has nothing to do with the coca-cola conjured consumer insanity that goes on. Nothing at all.

    Furthermore, Easter has nothing to do with bunnies. Nothing at all.

    If you fall for it all, that's on you. Fortunately my entire family stopped the nonsense decades ago. Only the kids get something. We have a great time watching the kids act up and then just enjoy being together.

    Christmas is about joy not junk.
  19. Indiana Mike

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    That's not necessarily how I see it ,but more how I am thrust in the middle of it at times because of work or child obligations .
  20. MJ5150

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    Same here. Our mall has a movie theater attached, so the wife and I sometimes buy popcorn, find those comfy chairs to sit in, then sit back and watch. Sometimes we focus in on a few people and talk back and forth on what we think they are doing and talking about. It can be more entertaining than a real movie.

    -Mike
  21. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    I love the positives around the holidays, just look at all the suicides!

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