Archive for December 24th, 2002

Joke: T’was the Internet Night Before Christmas

December 24th, 2002

[Santa]Cool, I’ve just received “T’was the Internet Night Before Christmas” (a parody of The Night Before Christmas which I blogged about back on the 28th of November) by email and have reproduced it here for your enjoyment:

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Net,
There were hacker’s a surfing. Nerds? Yeah, you bet.
The e-mails were stacked by the modem with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The newbies were nestled all snug by their screens,
While visions of Java danced in their dreams.
My wife on the sofa and me with a snack,
We just settled down at my rig (it’s a Mac).

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Friday Group Therapy: Holidays

December 24th, 2002

[Leather Couch]I’m still trying to do the Friday Group Therapy thing that I joined a fortnight ago – last weeks were only a day late, but since it’s practically Christmas I’m allowing myself to be slightly late.

This week, Brian has managed to think of 7 questions to do with the holiday season: yep, Crimbo time!

  1. What holiday do you celebrate this time of year and what does it mean to you?
    I celebrate Christmas (also known as ‘Crimbo’ and ‘Xmas’) although I’m aware that the Jewish faith celebrate Hanukkah. What it means to me? Well, as a Christian it means the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ (although it is well known that Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th – most likely September 29th, 5 BC, but I’ve heard even mid-January). “Christmas” as a celebration actually pre-dates Christmas and goes back to Pagan origins and hence why it is not celebrated by certain parts of Christianity – most notably the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    What else does Christmas mean to me? Well, I suppose it goes deeper than “just religion”: Christmas has become a time of goodwill, friendship, love, caring, a time to think of others, family, and, of course, the commercialisation aspect. Yeh! I admit it, I like Christmas presents! 🙂

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Snippet: Name of a Cricket Bag

December 24th, 2002

*snippet* Did you know that the name of the bag that cricketters carry around with them (and contain their kit) is called a ‘coffin’? I didn’t until I read Jeremy Brien’s letter in Private Eye no 1070.

Joke: Santa Downsizing

December 24th, 2002

[Reindeer]It seems that even Santa Claus is effected by downsizing if this email that I recently intercepted is anything to go by:


The recent announcement that Donner and Blitzen have elected to take the early reindeer retirement package has triggered a good deal of concern about whether they will be replaced, and about other restructuring decisions at the North Pole.

Streamlining is due to the North Pole’s loss of dominance of this season’s gift distribution business. Home shopping channels, the Internet, and mail order catalogues have diminished Santa’s market share. He could not sit idly by and permit further erosion of the profit picture.

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Snippet: Headache with Pictures=?

December 24th, 2002

*snippet* Taken from Epsiode 504 (“A Taste Of Freedom”) of Futurama: Fry: “Hey, wait – I’m having one of those things. You know. A headache with pictures”. Leela: “An idea?” Fry: “Uh!”.

Best definition of what an idea is that I’ve heard so far…

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