Signs of Christmas

You know, there are some good things and some bad things about this time of year. Of course, the good thing is all of the good holiday cheer, getting with family, getting gifts, and all of the fun stuff going on. The bad stuff is all the prep work, shopping, gift wrapping, fighting over favored Christmas gifts, food prep, putting up with annoying relatives, and the general depression that hits when you’re bored or alone.

Of course, this spreads to the internet, where I found an example of good and bad cheer.

Good Cheer

I’m not sure how it was entered, or even why – I think it was entered in a contest – but this has been featured on YouTube and Good Morning America. If you’re looking for a reason to fight it out for that PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Tickle Me Elmo, or whatever the hell is popular for toys this year, this is it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aXrI3c2fkA

Bad Cheer

Middle fingers and baseball bats to the hackers who tried pressing their badware through Santa’s website!

OK, so he’s not the real Santa. but he’s pretty darn close. According to the Macworld.com article, he legally changed his name to “Santa Claus,” became a monk like St. Nicholas, and runs a site for the traveling he does to help children advocates. He’s the type of fruitcake everyone should try to be, for if you’re going to change your name, why not change it to the Jolly Old Elf?

Anyways, he had to change his site and call on some help after some people hacked his site and left some links to some bad stuff. It appears the site is fixed now, but I hope someone catches these Grinches in the back of a dark alley with a few metal pipes… (Bah Humbug!)

Okay, enough violence. you can find a link to the article here at http://www.macworld.com/news/2006/12/22/santa/index.php, and the link to Santa’s site at Santaslink.net.

Finally

I know there’s a few of you who think those of us, even those who are agnostic, celebrate Christmas are probably as nutty as a fruitcake, but PLEASE keep that opinion to yourself. Christmas is one of the few holidays, celebrated worldwide, that does not cause many conflicts, that people acknowledge, even if only for a few minutes, that people don’t try to kill each other over. If you’re so against Christmas that you have to find some new way to ruin the holiday for those who do, please do the world a favor and move to a deserted island where you can dictate your own rules until the next like-minded idiot joins you. If I want to celebrate christmas, I’ll celebrate christmas, without your ignorance, THANK YOU!

Merry Christmas to everyone, even those who don’t like it!

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