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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Happy Holidays

A few short words on this, I apologize in advance for ranting. Maybe our upforpoker boys might like to tackle this one on tri-clops.

When I was a kid, the phrase "Happy Holidays" was everywhere, but no one thought ill of it. This is not a new phrase. Why is our culture suddenly so fucking bent out of shape about an old phase wishing a happy holiday season to everyone?? GROW UP RELIGIOUS RIGHT!!! Try being inclusive of others. Christians stole this damned holiday from the Pagans anyways. Yule, Saturnalia, and the Winter Solstice were all celebrated at this time of year before Christians took it over in a fit of Triumphalism. No one even really knows when Jesus was born anyway. Then there's the Jewish time of Hanukkah. And, well, Kwanzza. Even if you don't celebrate any of these, there is still New Years Day.

But the point is, Happy Holidays is INCLUSIVE to all of these. Everyone is eligible to have a happy holiday. Not everyone is qualified to have a Kool Kwanzza, or a Super Saturnalia, or Merry Christmas. Can't we all just get along, and quit bitching about the words people use to wish you good times?

Christ spoke of tolerance, why can't Christians??


And now I apologize for not posting much about poker. I was in a postcoital refractory period after the WPBTgasm I had, and needed a rest from all things poker. BadBlood, of course is here to get me started off again in the new year with a BadBlood's New Years Day Tourney '06. The brand new bouncing baby bankroll begins, January 1. Right after a trip to the ATM.


At 4:16 PM GMT-5, Blogger BadBlood said...

I do what I can. ;)

At 4:19 PM GMT-5, Anonymous Shep said...

Happy Holidays comes from the Holydays so was up? and its not from just people saying happy Holiday, they should have a choice, but some of the polical correctness gone amuck croud is forcing people to only say happy holiday, so I HOPE YOU HAD A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a good morning christmas gift to you! love ya, beeeach

At 6:58 PM GMT-5, Blogger TeamScottSmith said...

The politically correct things that are stupid (like calling a manhole in the road a person hole)don't stick, as no one in their right mind uses them in conversation. But those that work, and are sensitive to society, while still making sense in everyday conversation, are a change for the better.

For the most part, things that are politically correct, are the right thing to do. Why do so many see political-correctness as a bad thing??

At 7:19 PM GMT-5, Blogger April said...

Person-hole?? That sounds like some weird-ass South Carolina thing right there....


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