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 PostPost subject: Merry Christmas from New Zealand!        Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:01 am 
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Happy Birthday Jesus!

It's now just past midnight on the 25th, so Merry Christmas from New Zealand to all :)

I thought I'd share a poem my mother read at a christmas party.

'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves",
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves.
And labor conditions at the north pole
Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.
Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.
And equal employment had made it quite clear
That Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!
The runners had been removed from his sleigh;
The ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A.
And people had started to call for the cops
When they heard sled noises on their roof-tops.
Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened.
His fur trimmed red suit was called "Unenlightened."
And to show you the strangeness of life's ebbs and flows,
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose
And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation,
Demanding millions in over-due compensation.
So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife,
Who suddenly said she'd enough of this life,
Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz,
Demanding from now on her title was Ms.
And as for the gifts, why, he'd ne'er had a notion
That making a choice could cause so much commotion.
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,
Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her.
Nothing that might be construed to pollute.
Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot.
Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.
Nothing that claimed to be gender specific.
Nothing that's warlike or non-pacific.
No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.
And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden,
Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.
For they raised the hackles of those psychological
Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.
No baseball, no football...someone could get hurt;
Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passe;
And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.
So Santa just stood there, disheveled, perplexed;
He just could not figure out what to do next.
He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
But you've got to be careful with that word today.
His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground;
Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.
Something special was needed, a gift that he might
Give to all without angering the left or the right.
A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,
Each group of people, every religion;
Every ethnicity, every hue,
Everyone, everywhere...even you.
So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth...
"May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth."
(c)Harvey Ehrlich, 1992


Best of luck for today / tomorrow, and I hope you have a great new year!

- ChasingVertigo


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Merry Christmas from Germany! :D :D


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christmas tomorrow where i am (Australia)


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Merry Christmas from Germany as well! :D


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Merry Christmas from Australia! :D

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Merry Christmas from Poland!
(my last post in this year so happy new year too...)


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@FiFi,


are u one week now not @home ?


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Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays from England, and a prosperous new year to boot!


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Merry Christmas (tomorrow) from the USA!

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:32 pm 
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Merry Christmas (tomorrow) from the USA!



Same here from up north! (Canada, eh!)

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Merry Christmas! It's so cold up here (and ChasingVertigo and Pr0gram the pr0gramer, where you live it's so hot). The snow here is beginning to melt though.


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Merry Christmas from Northeast USA (tomorrow) :D


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Merry Christmas from Northeast USA (tomorrow) :D

It's nice to see you back. Has the snow been melting? Because of where you live, it's probably beginning to melt.


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Thread cleaned of [censored] and unlocked.
Keep it clean this time or the person that does post [censored] will get a ban.

btw Merry Christmas everyone. :D <:o) <:o) <:o)


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if you find all this christmas stuff offensive, just don't post or read it. i won't get offended if someone posted about another religion celebrations


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:36 pm 
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Merry Christmas from Australia! :D

Merry Christmas From TheLandownUnderUpNorth buddy... :D


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Merry Christmas from Australia, again :P


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I got a Cannon ZR850 camcorder, the simpsons movie with T shirt, a logitech attack 3 joystick, candy, some DVDs, and a camcorder case

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I got my mac (obviously), chocolates, a camping cooker, a camping air bed (with 230v mains adaptor :S lol), a new watch, and various other things including some clothes.

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Andy wrote:
I got my mac (obviously), chocolates, a camping cooker, a camping air bed (with 230v mains adaptor :S lol), a new watch, and various other things including some clothes.

I get it you have 110V in the UK? Reminds me of my PDA which came with a 110V PSU as well (as usual in Japan) and I had to find a 220V one with the right specs. :lol:


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empireum wrote:
Andy wrote:
I got my mac (obviously), chocolates, a camping cooker, a camping air bed (with 230v mains adaptor :S lol), a new watch, and various other things including some clothes.

I get it you have 110V in the UK? Reminds me of my PDA which came with a 110V PSU as well (as usual in Japan) and I had to find a 220V one with the right specs. :lol:

230v AC 50Hz nominal mains in UK.

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empireum wrote:
Andy wrote:
I got my mac (obviously), chocolates, a camping cooker, a camping air bed (with 230v mains adaptor :S lol), a new watch, and various other things including some clothes.

I get it you have 110V in the UK? Reminds me of my PDA which came with a 110V PSU as well (as usual in Japan) and I had to find a 220V one with the right specs. :lol:


No, as above 230, but its for camping... lol. Where do you get a 230v mains socket when camping? :P You'd expect it to run off of the 12v car battery.

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are u one week now not @home ?
I am at new home and i havenet chosen isp yet. Now im at school so i have access to internet.


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