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Comment by Patricia on November 26, 2014 at 2:08pm

Never could stand B.Crosby, White Xmas, or not.

Comment by Michael Penn on November 26, 2014 at 2:03pm

Mary Frances had the role of Kristin on the older Dallas TV series. I heard her say once that she could never have played that role if Bing was still alive. He would of had one hellava fit.

Comment by Patricia on November 26, 2014 at 1:24pm

Sounds like a plan, Felaine.......

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 12:05pm

My parents had the Bing Crosby 78 RPM xmas albums (and played them a lot) when I was a kid.. 

When I was older, and read what his sons had to say about Crosby's idea of fathering, I was shocked, appalled, sickened.  He didn't know Jack Schidt about how to be a parent.  Or a husband...I think he drove Dixie...his first wife...into alcoholism. Makes me wonder WTF their xmases were really like.

Comment by Michael Penn on November 26, 2014 at 11:41am

I don't celebrate but I'm not against it. I avoid the radio at holiday time. I like Bing Crosby at Christmas but we are way past that time. A few gits in a stocking are not enough today. Junior might get pissed coz he didn't get a new sports car. With what the holidays have become just leave me out. I checked the mail while ago and it's snowing again.

"I'm Dreaming Of A White Thanksgiving

But I liked the ones where it didn't snow"

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 11:41am


Comment by Plinius on November 26, 2014 at 11:16am

Yes boring - it's all compulsory buying and eating, no matter how you feel. So I never celebrate Sinterklaas, xmas, easter and all the rest, and I feel better because of it. I celebrate good days and the arrival of nice people and the trips around the sun I made with partner.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 11:05am

A lot of desperate people have turned weird things into "delicacies," like snakes, snails, birds' nests (made from bird saliva), shark fins, fugu, octopus and squid....GAHHHHHH!  IMO, all squid is good for is swordfish bait.

I often wonder who was the first person to cook and eat an artichoke, or an egg.  I mean, raw eggs look icky, but they are so useful, cooked or raw (mayonnaise!)....and plain steamed artichokes are WONderful, IF you know how to eat them correctly.  Thistles, for gourd's sake!

And several Asian countries kill and eat puppies....[shudder].  If they are THAT hungry, they should stop reproducing.  I won't even eat veal.  I don't have any qualms about eating chicken or turkey....they don't have enough brains to know what's happening to them, but there ARE farm "sanctuaries" that feed the turkeys on thanksgiving....

I wish the gov't had never declared this a holiday.  It's too close to Solstice, xmas, New Year....actually the gluttony starts with Halloween.  I used to enjoy Halloween when costumes (and treats) were homemade and clever, but it's just as boring as everything else now.

Comment by Plinius on November 26, 2014 at 10:15am

Sk8eycat - I have tasted cat food, a Chinese restaurant I frequented was checked and in the kitchen were skinned rats and there was cat food in the nasi goreng.... the restaurant was closed and got a huge fine, of course. But now and again the story comes up that the poorest people eat cat food out of necessity. About the Chinese it is said that they eat anything with legs except the table.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 10:00am

Chris, no, I've never even tasted cat food.  It's too ugly, and even my cats aren't very fond of it.  I was being sarcastic. 

Besides, the canned turkey pet food has giblets in it, and I can't eat any kind of organ meat...or seafood....or most me horrible gout attacks.


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