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Dave Barry's Thoughts On Christmas!

December 18th 2010 23:16
Dave Barry, the humourous Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist's take on Christmas and Christmas Shopping, complete with ides on what to buy that special someone in your life can be found
on his official website here, but if you're after a short taste of what he has to offer, then look no further.....

Christmas nativity scene ornament decorations
"Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space."

"In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukka' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukka!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'"

"These days, people say "Season's Greetings," which, when you think about it, means nothing. It's like walking up to somebody and saying "Appropriate Remark" in a loud, cheerful voice. But "Season's Greetings" is safer, because it does not refer to any actual religion. Some day, I imagine, even "Season's Greetings" will be considered too religious, and we'll celebrate the Holiday Season by saying "Have a nice day.""

Funny Quotes for Christmas

December 17th 2010 22:14
"Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered. What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day."
- Phyllis Diller

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December 10th 2010 00:03
Tis two weeks until Christmas, we're all going nuts;
With so much to do, there's no ifs, ands or buts.
Buy presents, hang tree lights, pop cards in the mail,

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Christmas shopping trolley of presents
All women may want to pay heed to this little story before they go out Christmas shopping this year, and for all other shopping.
Unless your husband/boyfriend/partner is particularly interested in going shopping with you, it might be best to leave them at home and go shopping either on your own or with a girlfriend instead!
News article husband shopping Christmas

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Christmas Tree
Alongside Christmas comes the tradition of putting up the Christmas tree, which for most households comprises of one large tree, or possibly 2 depending on the size and layout of your home, but in 2007, a Los Angeles resident amassed a collection of 26 upstanding Christmas trees throughout his home.
"Ahhh..." you are probably thinking to yourself, "Surely he must live in one of those rather expansive Los Angeles mansions..."but you'd be wrong. His collection of trees along with thousands of ornaments and other decorations were, and still are, as he continues this line of lunacy passion, to be found inside his meagre 2 bedroom home!


Christmas wrap gifts
Well it's that time of the year again and PNC have raised the bar by creating an interactive storybook account of their annual Real Cost Of The 12 Days Of Christmas, which for 2010 looks like this:

* One Partridge in a Pear Tree: $162 – up 1.3%

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Airline Letter Of Complaint

October 7th 2010 03:16
During a Continental Airlines flight in December 2004, one extremely disgruntled passenger penned this letter of complaint to the airline while he was still on the flight. The letter also came with some graphic depictions of the passenger's plight.

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Australian Coat of Arms
With Australia going to the polls this Saturday to determine who the country will be run by for the next few years, I thought some political quotes from the past might be in order.

'Politics: “Poli” a Latin word meaning "many" and "tics" meaning "bloodsucking creatures"'. - Robin Williams
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One URGENT One For The Golfers

August 17th 2010 01:14
For all the guys out there who like to play golf, but don't have time to interrupt their game for those little unexpected urgencies of life....

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Tech support for a wireless phone company received a call from an irate lady who could not understand why she would be billed for "airtime." Tech support explained to her it was because she had exceeded the minutes in her plan, and after that she is charged by the minute. She was still irate. Finally, she asked why she thought she should not be charged for airtime. Her reply, "I wasn't even on an airplane last month!"

An exasperated woman called a tech support help desk saying she couldn't turn on her new computer.
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"I Was In Tears!" Missing Missy

August 1st 2010 23:45
Cat up tree
Ok, so you may think I'm being a bit slack by just posting a link to something I found on the web, but honestly, I couldn't do it justice to describe it. All I can say is I found it so absolutely hilarious, "I was in tears!"

~*~Missing Missy~*~

The Effects of Glasses on People!

July 13th 2010 02:11
Isn't it funny how easily perceptions of people can change depending on whether or not they wear glasses.
Don't know what I'm talking about??? Then have a look at this!

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Ahoy There Me Facebook Hearties!

June 4th 2010 03:59
Facebook login screen
Calling any and all Facebookers who like to have inane, and idiotic bits of fun!

I was given these instructions by a friend recently, and I enjoyed the outcome so much, I've kept my Facebook setup like this. (Yes, slightly sad I know, but I don't get out much recreationally speaking.)

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BP - Trying to Be Positive

June 1st 2010 03:50
Oils spill Gulf of mexico
With the ongoing drama of the oil spillage n the Gulf of Mexico, thanks to the incompetence of BP, a fake BP Public Relations Twitter account has not only been set up, but attracts a massively larger amount of followers than genuine BP Twitter accounts.

But then again, with comments like those being submitted, is it really any surprise??? Here's a few prime examples:

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