Christmas really brings out the best in people

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Indiana Mike, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    Just sayin'

    Driving reckless

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

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    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


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Around here it's Valentine's Day.



  4. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

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

  5. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    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.
  6. That's awesome!
  7. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    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:
  8. 45acp


    Feb 5, 2013
    Texarkana TX
    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.

  9. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    [golf clap]
  10. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

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

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    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!
  12. :D
  13. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Good one!

    That really cracked me up!:D
  14. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Yes, that's part of the season, but if that's what you choose to dwell on, then so shall it be.
  15. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    +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.:)
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    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:
  17. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    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.
  18. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005

    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 .
  19. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    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.

  20. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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