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#19292 - 12/24/02 01:12 AM MERRY CHRISTMAS !  
Redsy  Offline
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Bucks County PA
And Happy NEW YEAR!

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#19293 - 12/24/02 06:41 AM Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !  
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#19294 - 12/24/02 12:58 PM Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !  
sparky  Offline
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Posts: 5,311
and for the 'politically correct'..... [Linked Image]

> 'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a
> wreck...
> How to live in a world that's politically correct?
> His workers no longer would answer to "Elves",
> "Vertically Challenged" they were calling
> themselves.
> And labour conditions at the North Pole
> Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.
> Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
> Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.
> And equal employment had made it quite clear
> That Santa had better not use just reindeer.
> So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
> Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked
> stupid!
> The runners had been removed from his sleigh;
> The ruts were termed dangerous by the C.A.A.
> And people had started to call for the cops
> When they heard sled noises on their rooftops.
> Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers
> quite frightened.
> His fur trimmed red suit was called "Unenlightened."
> And to show you the strangeness of life's ebbs and
> flows:
> Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose.
> So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife,
> Who suddenly said she'd enough of this life,
> Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a
> whiz,
> Demanding from now on her title was Ms.
> And as for the gifts, why, he'd never a notion
> That making a choice could cause so much commotion.
> Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,
> Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her.
> Nothing that might be construed to pollute.
> Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot.
> Nothing that clamoured or made lots of noise.
> Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.
> Nothing that claimed to be gender specific.
> Nothing that's warlike or non-pacific.
> No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth.
> Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.
> And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden,
> Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.
> For they raised the hackles of those psychological
> Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.
> Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passé;
> And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.
> So Santa just stood there, dishevelled, perplexed;
> He just could not figure out what to do next.
> He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
> But you've got to be careful with that word today.
> His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground;
> Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.
> Something special was needed, a gift that he might
> Give to all without angering the left or the right.
> A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,
> Each group of people, every religion;
> Every ethnicity, every hue,
> Everyone, everywhere...even YOU.
> So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth...
> "May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth."

#19295 - 12/24/02 04:41 PM Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !  
Scotts  Offline
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Posts: 209
Ventura, CA, USA

Just have to know. Is that a tribute to John Lennon?


#19296 - 12/24/02 04:49 PM Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !  
sparky  Offline
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Posts: 5,311
yes Scotts,

it's in a NY park.....

#19297 - 12/24/02 05:25 PM Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !  
pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
Sorry to say that the "politically correct" are trying to put an end to the spirit of goodwill at Christmas over here too.....

1. A school banned parents from photgraphing their kids' nativity play, in case the photos of the kids ended up in the "wrong hands."

2. The HQ of the Red Cross Society gave an order to its stores that they mustn't display any traditional Christmas decorations, in case they offend non-Christians.

3. A department store informed everyone that kids visiting Santa in his grotto would not be allowed to sit on his knee, lest there be any accusations.

Some of these people want to see wrong-doing everywhere and prevent anyone from expressing any opinion which somebody, somewhere might not like.

So even though I'm outside the U.S., I shall invoke the First Amendment with what I consider to be everybody's universal right to freedom of speech by saying:

Merry Christmas everybody, wherever you may be. Peace and goodwill to all, and best wishes for a happy and contented New Year with those you love.

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#19298 - 12/24/02 05:28 PM Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !  
SvenNYC  Offline
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Posts: 1,691
New York City
Central Park, to be exact. I believe the field is Strawberry Field.

The park is smack in the middle of Manhattan Island. It's bounded Harlem by to the north; Carnegie, Upper East Side and Lenox Hill to the east; Manhattan Valley, Upper West Side and Lincoln Square to the west and Midtown on the south.

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#19299 - 12/24/02 06:23 PM Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !  
electric-ed  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 175
A Happy Holiday to All and the very best in the New Year.

#19300 - 12/24/02 06:24 PM Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,853
Brick, NJ USA
Not that I'm a history buff, or a big Lennon fan....
The location where he was shot, which is also the location of one of his residences was "on the border" of Central Park.. the west side I believe.
A luxury condo/apt/co-op called the Dakota.
His wife Yoko Ono may still live there.



#19301 - 12/24/02 06:38 PM Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !  
Scotts  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 209
Ventura, CA, USA

I was 95% sure but sometimes you have to ask the obvious.

Imagine. What a song. I think it may be the best of all time. So simple, not overdone and such a powerful message.

I once had a high school project that I had to make a poster for. It was the following words from Fall of the Peacemakers by Molly Hatchet written in beautiful penmenship. Then there was a picture John Lennon down in the corner. Simple yet with meaning.

A king without a sword, a land without a king
Truth without a voice, one song left to sing
One song to sing

A wise man told me there's something you should know
The way you judge a man is you look into his soul
And you'll soon see everything

A voice from the past cried give peace a chance
He paid our price, now he's free at last
And imagine, we called him a dreamer

How many times must good men die
How many tears will the children cry
'Til we suffer no more sadness
Stop the madness, oh, stop the madness

If ashes are ashes and dust is dust
And our journey is end, then return we must
To the sands of the shore

White doves in flight, peace to all
But tell me why do the peacemakers fall
Must we bury any more!

A hush stilled the crowd as the horse rode by
A black-laced veil hid the tears from our eyes
And we all wept in silence

How many times must good men die
How many times will their children cry
'Til we suffer no more sadness
Oh, stop the madness, oh, stop all the madness

Still gives me shivers. Such powerful words. The teacher gave me a B on the projects. I guess he did not get the connection.

Peace and happiness to all.

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