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Monday, January 01, 2007

Christmas Link Roundup

...Batmobile lost a wheel, and Robin laid an egg...

I am posting all of the Christmas links that I should have posted BEFORE Christmas, but never go around to. This is all the stuff to look fro next year. To start with, the blog No Smoking in the Skull Cave really caught the Christmas spirit mojo with several great features, including:

The Best TV Holiday Specials including A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Gringch Stole Christmas, Blackadder's Christmas Carol, Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics,Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, The Pee-Wee Herman Christmas Special, John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together, The Garfield Christmas Special, and Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas.

The Worst Holiday TV Specials, including The Star Wars Holiday Special, The Christmas Shoes, The He-Man Christmas Special, Christmas Comes to Pac-Land, The Alf Christmas Special, The Night They Saved Christmas, The Smurfs Christmas Special, A Claymation Christmas Celebration, The Spirit of Christmas, and Babes in Toyland.

The 12 Girls of Christmas: Lucy Pinder and Michelle Marsh, Elvira, Megan Mullaly, , Anne Hathaway, Elizabeth Montgomery, Elvgren Pin-up girl, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Dr. Girlfriend, Nell McAndrew, and Dita Von Teese!

And of course the Action Figure Theater: Colin Farrell's Holiday Party.

Here are some other great video and audio links: 101 Classic Christmas Videos Victoria's Secret: Christmas Commercial South Park: Merry F@$#%ing Christmas Mad TV: Raging Rudolph
Bowie & Crosby: Little Drummer Boy Mariah Carey: All I Want for Christmas is You A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant Scientology for Kids via Neatorama A Very Cthulhu Christmas (audio) More Ctholhiday cheer: Scary Solstice (audio)
Fat Robot: star trek for a 'decorate your space' xmas contest nonverbal version of Silent Night
Wikipedia: The War on Christmas Baby Jesus Tours New York
No Smoking in the Skull Cave: The Best TV Holiday Specials
No Smoking in the Skull Cave: The Worst Holiday TV Specials

Merry Crispix!Merry Crispix!

And we can't forget Congressman John D. Dingell, who saved Christmas last year:

Dingell's HOLIDAY Jingle for O'Reilly and House GOP
Congressman John D. DingellWashington, DC - Congressman John D. Dingell (MI-15) recited the following poem on the floor of the US House of Representatives concerning House Resolution 579 on 12-14-05, which expressed the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected. "Preserving Christmas" has been a frequent topic for conservative talk show hosts, including Fox News's Bill O'Reilly:

'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the House

No bills were passed 'bout which Fox News could grouse;

Tax cuts for the wealthy were passed with great cheer,

So vacations in St. Barts soon would be near;

Katrina kids were nestled all snug in motel beds,

While visions of school and home danced in their heads;

In Iraq our soldiers needed supplies and a plan,

Plus nuclear weapons were being built in Iran;

Gas prices shot up, consumer confidence fell;

Americans feared we were on a fast track to…well…

Wait--- we need a distraction--- something divisive and wily;

A fabrication straight from the mouth of O'Reilly

We can pretend that Christmas is under attack

Hold a vote to save it--- then pat ourselves on the back;

Silent Night, First Noel, Away in the Manger

Wake up Congress, they're in no danger!

This time of year we see Christmas every where we go,

From churches, to homes, to schools, and yes…even Costco;

What we have is an attempt to divide and destroy,

When this is the season to unite us with joy

At Christmas time we're taught to unite,

We don't need a made-up reason to fight

So on O'Reilly, on Hannity, on Coulter, and those right wing blogs;

You should just sit back, relax…have a few egg nogs!

'Tis the holiday season: enjoy it a pinch

With all our real problems, do we honestly need another Grinch?

So to my friends and my colleagues I say with delight,

A merry Christmas to all,

and to Bill O'Reilly...Happy Holidays.

Congressman John D. Dingell Homepage

And just as an afterthought, I would actually consider regifting, if I owned anything that anybody else wanted.


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At Tue Jan 02, 10:26:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

I love that Mariah Carey- All I Want for Christmas video. It's a little cheesy and very static but I love the Phil Spector girl feel of it all.

At Tue Jan 02, 10:34:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

By the way Dingell's Holiday Jingle? WTF?

I would say John Dingell shouldn't quit his day job, but he's such a tool I kind of wish he would.

At Wed Jan 03, 03:14:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Congressman John D. Dingell is currently the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives. He is well respected on both sides of the aisle. I would not characterize him as a "tool." Perhaps you are unclear on the circumstance of the situation.

In 2005, Despite the war in Iraq and other national concerns, the Republican led Congress spent their time voting and passing resolutions about things like flag-burning and Terry Schiavo.

Near the end of the year, FAUX News started running propaganda about an alleged "War on Christmas." Following the bidding of their corporate masters, the Republican members of the House of Representatives started running their latest version of empty, diversionary politics - House Resolution 579 to "preserve Christmas." (Like Christmas **somehow** needed saving, and this concept was more important than other issues facing the government at the time.)

In defiance to the Republican's ridiculous position on House Resolution 579, Dingell recited the above poem on the floor of the US House of Representatives. It was a bold and gutsy move, thumbing his nose at those in power and laying bare the foolishness of the house Republicans.

In his own way, Congressman John Dingell saved Christmas for those of us that were cringing in horror at the colossal turds of duplicity that the Republican led congress were peddling at the time. Somebody was at last speaking out to the evil imperialist morons in power.


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