Today I was at the dentist getting my teeth cleaned. As much as I hate the discomfort, indignity, invasion of personal space, and 40+ years now Ive been nagged about flossing..,

The whole time, she was singing o little town of bethlehem and little drummer boy and what child is this? Jesus H Christ! Then leaving I stopped at the grocery store next door. That goddam bell ringing - what did they do, a study to dicsover the most grating sound in the universe? Then the grocery store with the worst christmas songs ever - The Carpenters meet Barry Maniloe or something!

All I could envision was Marlin Brando in Apocolypse Now.... The horror! The horror!

When will it all end? Arrrrggghhhh!!!

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Me to.  Wow, a convertible Catalina!  That was living!  

1963 Pontiac Catalina

I"m glad govt quit trying to tell people what to do...  Yeah, right  :-)

What color was yours? Mine was in white with a red interior. Man it was cool. People don't believe me when I say you could fit seven adults comfortably.  The trunk was big enough for luggage for an entire family. Under the hood with a 390 in.³ V-8 with the Rochester 4 barrel. It put out something like 300+ horsepower. I had this during the early 70s when gas was $.35 a gallon. I was driving back and forth to college and work and I was using. $60 worth of gas a month. If I remember right. It had a 26 gallon gas tank. Man it was a boat, handled like crap but I loved it.

SOrry - i meant me too about its fun talking about those days. I didn't have an awesome car like yours!

I had an awesome Maverick.  It had a v-8 engine and that car would almost fly.

Probably same as mine - it was a 302  if I remember correctly.  But oh the rust!

This is make believe, but wouldn't it be nice?

You say,

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem. I'm not sure that Bethlehem as we know it today even existed at that time.

Little Drummer Boy. Where did he come from? What is it that he is drumming?

What Child Is This? Nobody knows. We don't know. It was all made up!

As for that constant damned belll ringing, I've been around that too this year. Nobody had balls enough to ask me anything either. Maybe I just look mean.

Last summer the street preachers were offering little books that would promise you etarnal life. One asked me if I wanted one. When I told him "no" he shut up and left me alone.

sadly, it will never end - there's too much money by big businesses (& opportunists) made on christmas-related stuff. one can only hope that 50 years from now (or sooner?) when all the right-wing evangelicals die, the younger generation of people will not carry forth those ridiculous traditions and habits.

You are right it wont end. The best we can do is make it a little less pervasive.

The next generation will have their own challenges. We should continue to strive to make their future better. But commercialism and right wing evangelism will not die out. Too seductive, too addictive, too useful for the narcissists and power junkies - religious and political. Quality of news is declining, so-called entertainment is increasingly dominant, and I dont know what can be done to changej that.

All I know is this. Thank Thor all that Christ Mess is over for now.

(I borrowed that CM phrase from someone on here. It's a goodie.)

Dennis I agree. For some reason this christmess was especially tiresome for me. It's sad the best thing I can say about a holiday is Im glad its over.

Just think the holidays are now over and everything can go back to normal again.

better days man!

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