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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:44 am
by SirClive
Nice sentiment, but I love the commerciality of Christmas.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:29 am
by TMR
SirClive wrote:Nice sentiment, but I love the commerciality of Christmas.
To be honest, i'd be happier if we didn't celebrate it at all in our house... i'm an atheist and i've always felt slightly hypocritical but i can't get away with just locking myself in my "office" mainly because it doesn't have a door.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:39 am
by Antiriad2097
jimid2 wrote:we've requested that friends and relatives who feel compelled to do something more give donations to the WWF.
Because men in tights need help? ;)

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:00 pm
by backdrifter
Christmas Nights. Obviously.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:32 pm
by SirClive
TMR wrote:
SirClive wrote:Nice sentiment, but I love the commerciality of Christmas.
To be honest, i'd be happier if we didn't celebrate it at all in our house... i'm an atheist and i've always felt slightly hypocritical but i can't get away with just locking myself in my "office" mainly because it doesn't have a door.
I am a Pagan. I celebrate Yule. Christmas is just the commercial aspect of the holiday. Nothing to do with religion at all, regardless of the origin of the name.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:51 pm
by The Master
You're not really a pagan though are you ;)

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:19 pm
by jimid2
Antiriad2097 wrote:
jimid2 wrote:we've requested that friends and relatives who feel compelled to do something more give donations to the WWF.
Because men in tights need help? ;)
{sigh} ...just in case...

World Wildlife Fund

BTW, this isn't so much sentimentality as disgust and exhaustion. I'm really tired of the whole consumer treadmill, and so is my wife, so we're going on strike. We're not buying into their crap this year. If I don't buy you a Christmas present, it doesn't mean I hate you and it doesn't make me a bad parent/child/friend. And I resent a culture of consumption that loudly and gleefully implies the contrary TEN WEEKS before the bloody feast even begins! Bah! Humbug!! ;)

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:30 am
by sonic91
Ten weeks? You're lucky, my town has had Christmas lights up since the beginning of September!

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:40 am
by SirClive
Eric Idle wrote:Cheer up you old bugger

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:44 pm
by sonic91
Our town was actually featured in the Daily Mail for having its lights up so early. Apparantly the mayor wants them up all year round!

Re: From the forum question for issue 45

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:46 am
by DanDare
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Slightly different this month in so much that it's not game related.

Basically what are you planning to do Christmas Day?
Probably go and see Dad at the cemetery. Then back home for dinner, TV and a few drinks. I tend to stay off the computer on Christmas day.

Re: From the forum question for issue 45

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:33 am
by Antiriad2097
DanDare wrote:Probably go and see Dad at the cemetery.
Its a terrible reflection of society that cemetaries need security guards to work on Christmas Day.

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:35 am
by DanDare
Do they?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:44 am
by Antiriad2097
DanDare wrote:Do they?
Your Dad isn't a grave robber is he?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:56 am
by DanDare
Antiriad2097 wrote:
DanDare wrote:Do they?
Your Dad isn't a grave robber is he?
I dunno if that's supposed to wind me up or offend me (I'm not on both counts) or if you're joking. Seems like a dumb thing to say to be honest.

He's dead.