Christmas Serenity . . . for Now



Though I loved this particular piece of anti-Xmas art, I am proud to say that I had no annual Christmas melt-down this year-- I may have ranted a bit to my students about wrapping paper, but that was just to bait them into discussing consumerism and American culture-- but I delivered no full out angry anti-Christmas monologue to family members or colleagues, so either I am mellowing out or things are building to a head behind my calm exterior and we are going to have a "serenity now" scenario soon (on the other hand, I do readily admit that I despise Valentine's Day, especially the whole kids being forced to give every single classmate a Valentine thing-- the card industry is "training" them to be guilt-ridden materialists and we're all encouraging it).

12 comments:

Lecky said...

I'm going to let it slide this year, only because I received an angry anti-Disney monologue right around the holidays

zman said...

zwoman and I have a strict policy of not exchanging gifts on Valentine's day.

Igor said...

Dave, why didn't you have your kids make Valentines instead of buying them? There would be nothing materialist about that.

The answer, of course, is because you, like most Americans, are indignant, self-righteous, AND lazy, and you are training your children to follow suit.

Dave said...

i must have sublimated my christmas monologue and wrapped it into the disney monologue! so i'm not going to explode any time soon.

Lecky said...

just saw the Trailer Park Boys live show is coming to NJ - I am pumped. Probably won't go, but I am feeling good it exists

T.J. said...

Dave, I choo-choo-choose you.

T.J. said...

Dave, your twitter account was hacked:

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T.J. said...

Unless of course your gigolism is going really well for you.

Dave said...

dammit. so i need to change my password on twitter?

and igor, even if you make your own valentine's, it's still a colossal waste of paper.

i want to go to the trailer park boys live show. it will be a canada credit.

Melanie said...

How do Candian's celebrate Valentine's Day? I hope it's without paper.

Igor said...

What if you use old newspaper to make the Valentines? I use old newspapers for wrapping all my gifts and have for years. Do these things not occur to you? It's creative thinking like yours that has us dependent on foreign oil.

zman said...

Dave is like an SUV.

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