Monday, 23 December 2013

Entertainment stuff from the week 16-22/12/13

Hi Winterians,

So... another (arbitrary) year came, another year's swiftly going to leave, and we're all another year older, and another year closer to death.

Happy times :D

Christmas is here. Winterval's here. Ain't it Capitalised. And ain't it commercialised. Ain't it COMMERCIALISED. It's not what it used to be! Yadda yadda yadda...

Happy times :D

I can't bring myself to find more to moan about, comically or otherwise, this year. I did that a whole year ago, and this one seems to have sneaked up on me while i was doing other things!

It is tiring, for signed-up Xmas-aholics and free minds alike, to go through all these weird rituals. But for the latter, it's also despiriting - why should we have to get you cards and drag a big prickly fungus indoors to decorate, etc, etc, etc, when we see no reason to do it??

...what's that? You use a plant, not a fungus? Shit... this is going back to the store!

For us, 'tis the season to be moody. And like Levni says, it's easiest to survive if you stop caring, go with the flow, and instead see how much you can make everyone else pay for their own pleasure :-P

'"Tis The Season To Be Moody" Tales Of Mere Existence'

...also, it probably helps to lace everything with alcohol. Even though, medically, that's quite bad advice!

Sarah I-know-foreign-policy-because-i-can-see-russia-from-my-house Palin is back, to enhance our festive cheer!

'Sarah Palin: Angry Atheists Want to ‘Abort Christ from Christmas’'


Aborting Christ is wrong - but eating his flesh and drinking his blood, weekly, for eternity, and celebrating his gory method of death as a 'symbol of love' is a great idea! <s>

While everyone else tries to knuckle down to making the most of the festivities, certain Cross-tians are knucling down to their war on fun, with a supposed counter-war on Christmas.

Um, yeah - btw, that's a fairy on your tree, not an angel. You pagan heathens! :-P

'Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men and Women'

'To XMAS And Beyond'

'Merry Giftmas - A Holiday Poem'

'Top 10 Christian Fails Of 2013'

"Merry Mythmas, and a logical new year" Hehe :o)

Oh, and don't forget the Chinese landed on the moon, recently:

'Stunning Chang’e-3 Lunar Landing Video gives Astronauts Eye View of Descent & Touchdown'

This is the first time humans have put something on the moon for 37 years, don't forget!

A triumph of Science and Rationality, over moronic reproduction of culturally habitual ritual.

...oops, did i wander from the seasonal, Xmassy subject?

Um... no :-P

------------------------------------------------------ contemporary stuff

'Father Christmas: Draw my Life!'

'Rollin Christmas'

'Captain Picard sings "Let it Snow!"' (via Richard Wiseman)

'The perfect something for the person who has everything'
Ripley's presents some of its favourite weird presents, available to give to... whomever you wish to unnerve ;-)

'Reindeer Eyes - Bite Sci-zed'

'Lovely, clever, Christmas video'/'Seasons Greetings' via Richard Wiseman

'Best Christmas tree ever? Exfoliate Exfoliate'
Not if you hate Doctor Who, it's not :-D

'Marcus Brigstocke's New Year resolutions'
A lovely poem :-)

'IGUDESMAN & JOO: Feliz Navidad!'
Feliz Navidad to you all :-D

'Holiday Emergency (Christmas Vacation Remix)'

------------------------------------------------------ of the weeks

Word Of The Week: emacity -- desire or fondness for buying

Expression Of The Week: 'moon on a stick' -- term used to imply a will to have everything, especially that which you can not have. "you want the moon on a stick!" coined by Richard Herring in the programme 'Fist Of Fun'

Etymology Of The Week: prandial -- meaning 'relating to dinner/lunch', from the latin 'prandium' - the noun for luncheon/late breakfast

Quote Of The Week: "If it weren't for electricity, we'd all be watching television by candlelight" - George Gobel

Trivium Of The Week: Scooby-Doo's real name is Scoobert, as revealed in the prequel series 'A Pup Named Scooby-Doo'. Only his mother calls him Scoobert

------------------------------------------------------ non-contemporary stuff

'Graeme Garden's 'Red' Lecture'
The book's out now, in all good bookshops ;-)

'An apple a day and five more fact-checked proverbs'

'TOP 20 of 2013 : Part One'

We can't finish this article without some oldies. After all, what else are they going to do, at this time of year :o)

'Festive greetings from Cyriak'

'David Mitchell on Michael McIntyre's Christmas Comedy Roadshow'

The best Christmas Tree you're ever going to see (excluding the dalek, of course!):

'A Christmas of Chemistry'

And of course, The Darkness:

'THE DARKNESS - Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)'

I hope you have a Wondrous Winterval, everyone; and a Joyous New Year.

And for all of you who will be braving the tedious Xmas movies that clog up the TV programming... good luck!



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