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show your holiday spirit!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by john turner, Dec 19, 2002.


  1. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    c'mon all you festive supporting members!

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  2. *shakes finger* I think that's enough posting from you for one day Mister! [​IMG]

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    Merls
     
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    How's this for Bitmap magic?
     
  4. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    Maybe when I get out of college i'll be able to afford the finer things in life... TB support.:D
     
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I've been listening to Christmas music since June....I've got no holiday spirit left!
     
  6. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Bah humbug!
     
  7. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    How come? Have you been doing some recording work?

    My dad does digital recording, editing & mastering for a living, and he does a lot of choral music - and of course, all the new christmas albums that released get recorded in the summer in order that they're ready in time for Christmas. This means he has to be editing & mastering all these Christmas carols in the middle of Summer!
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I go for "holidays" in the summer - to lie on a beach,drink some cocktails or go swimiming in the Mediterranean.

    So I don't know why I should be showing holiday spirit now, or what it has to do with red and white garb, initiated by the Cocal Cola corporation - I hate the stuff an never drink it!! I have no intention of promoting their trademarks thank you!!
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Coca-Cola and Christmas


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    In 1931, the Coca-Cola Company commissioned Chicago illustrator Haddon Sundblom to develop the image of a human-like Santa Claus, based on the positive public response to a magazine advertisement for Coca-Cola depicting such a character that appeared in late 1930. Prior to Sundblom's first rendition in 1931, people envisioned Santa Claus as leprechaun-like, or as a queer mixture of a gnome and a bishop. Over the next third of a century, Sundblom's Santa would be embraced by the public worldwide, and become a holiday tradition.

    For inspiration in creating his Santa Claus, Sundblom turned to Clement Moore's 1822 poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas". Moore's description of the toy maker as "chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf" led to an image of Santa that was warm, friendly and human.

    Sundblom often used neighborhood kids, dogs and family members as models, changing their hair color, clothes, even genders to suit his subject. Sundblom's original model for Santa was his friend and neighbor Lou Prentice, a retired salesman. After Prentice died in the late 1940's, Sundblom would often find his model by looking in the mirror.

    The remaining Santa paintings use Sundblom as his own model -- although he said he added the beard as he painted, rather than growing one.

    Haddon Sundblom painted 35 years of Santa portraits that were used in magazine ads and posters, and which now also appear in special exhibitions around the world.

    "Of the thousands of pieces of art in our archives, none is as valuable as the Sundblom Santas," said Philip F. Mooney, the Company's archivist. "But their value goes beyond the worth of the paintings themselves."

    Another one of Haddon Sundblom's famous creations for the Coca-Cola Company was the Sprite Boy, which was originally used to introduce the brand name Coke in 1942. The Sprite Boy wore either a soda-jerk's cap to promote fountain sales of Coke or a bottle cap to advertise bottled Coca-Cola. After 1949, the Sprite Boy would not appear with Santa again, and he disappeared altogether from advertising for Coca-Cola by 1958.

    Haddon Sundblom, who died in 1976, created numerous illustrations used in advertising for Coca-Cola over the years, but is best known for the Santa and Sprite Boy characters.
     
  10. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I know somebody who's gonna get coal in his stocking this year.
     
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    We have Father Chistmas :

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    England's Father Christmas travels from home to home on a goat or white donkey laden with treasures. One of his gifts is a Yule log for each fireplace.
     
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    all the jewelry, department store, and toy ads, or the similar barrage of advertising we get during an election cycle.

    I still like the Holy Day season, the media I could do without.
     
  13. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I can do better than that - how about this from website I found :

    Santa's Ho-Ho-Ho equals 666


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    You've all heard the old story how if you re-arrange the letters in Santa, it spells Satan.

    If you scramble the letters of the name "Santa", you get "Satan" (Lucifer himself).

    Well, Everytime Santa says Ho-Ho-Ho, he is saying 666.

    How can a person know this? Each word "HO" has 6 letters and spaces between the H and the O

    You get...H i j k l m n O

    If you write down the number of letters and spaces between each H and O, they add up to 6.

    HO-HO-HO equals 6 6 6

    SATAN is SANTA. (Ho-Ho-Ho...)


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    Did you know that another name for Satan is "Old Nick"? That's Right! Unbelievable?

    Check out these references. Old Nick: "A well-known British name of the Devil. It seems probable that this name is derived from the Dutch Nikken, the devil..." (Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology p.650)

    "Besides the name Satan, he is also called Beelzebub, Lucifer...and in popular or rustic speech by many familiar terms as Old Nick, Old Clootie, Old Teaser..." (Oxford English Dictionary Vol III D-E)

    So everytime we refer to good Ole Saint Nick, we are actually referring to Satan!!!
     
  14. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Hey, I'd still rather have my kids think of a jolly old gift-giving man in a red and white suit than a pale, half-naked Englishman getting drunk on the beach when the holidays come around, commercialism or not :D
     
  15. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I'm quite dark when I 've been out in the sun a lot!! ;)
     
  16. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I'm on the team that designs the shows that the AF band does. Shows go into production about 6 months out, picking tunes, writing scripts, etc, etc. I'm already hip deep in a show for early summer.....


    Though I have been recording, too....
     
  17. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Colorado
    Once the fantasy football season is done I'll be changing my logo. If I change it now I may subject myself to some bad joo-joo.

    BTW, I love the Christmas season. Like Charlie Brown though, I could do without all of the commercialism.
     
  18. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    you folks are all just jealous cuz santa's bringing me a whole pile of goodies.
     
  19. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Colorado
    Pish-posh.... You wish Conklin-boy. I've got word from some pretty reliable sources that Santa's giving you a heapin' load o' coal......... For shame






    :) :) :)
     
  20. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland


    that reminds me of the one about the dyslexic devil worshipper that sold his soul to Santa!!!!;) :D