Christmas

Script Notes on "The Birth Of Jesus," By John Scalzi

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This is either really blasphemous, or really funny, depending on how much eggnog and stress you're going on right now.  John Scalzi has come up with some contemporary Hollywood commentary on the movie version of the Nativity story.


http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/12/22/script-notes-on-the-birth-of-jesus/


Somebody, somewhere, is gonna get hit by a custom-made lightning bolt...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! (And the present that ceases to give in a way that never stops giving)

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Merry Christmas!

Why are you even visiting this site today? You must have something better to do, right? Sheesh.

Anyway: Here endeth the year-long experiment in recycling old content from before we became popular. The theory was that rerunning this stuff was better than just having two blank days over the weekend. The jury is still out on that, but as it stands now, I don't think we're gonna' do this again next year. We're popular enough now that people root around and find our old content even if it's not on the front page, so there's not really anything that needs more exposure.

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WHAT I'M DOIN' # 49: Christmas Eve

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One nice thing about being poor and no longer being able to afford your storage PODS (That’s singular, not plural, BTW. Plural would be “PODSes” I guess) is that it means you don’t have to Christmas Shop. Just wrap up some unopened Series Six Simpsons figures, and - bingo, bango, bongo* - you’re done. Just lay your old books on the driveway in the sun for an afternoon to kill the mold, dust ‘em off, and they’re good for givin’. The best thing is re-gifting. Invariably you’ve got stuff in the PODS that you didn’t want, that came from someone as a present somewhere along the line.

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON B-MOVE CRAPFEST: “Santa Claus Conquers The Martians” (1964)

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Merry Christmas.

I have a strange affinity for this movie. When I was a kid, periodically, our teachers would herd us all into the cafeteria twice a year while we waited for our parents cato come and pick us up rather than have us ride the buses like normal. They’d have us watch one of two movies - “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” and a more-or-less-forgotten Disney film called “Melody Time.” (1948) I never quite figured out why they did this, but I suspect it was so that we’d be out from underfoot while our parents were Christmas shopping or whatever, since it always happened on the last day of school before Christmas break. I never really figured out why they had us watch the Disney flick, it must have been tied to something, but I don’t know what, or why. Oh, and now that I think on it, they used to show us the old “Ichabod Crane” Disney cartoon before Halloween. For whatever reason, I must have seen this movie three or four times in as many years.

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Christmas Eve Links

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Ok, we haven’t done any links in a while, and as it’s Christmas Eve, this seems a fine place to use them to kill time until the Turkey’s done. We start out with Season’s Greetings from the Once And Former Dr. Who, who seems to have a weird obsession with spending his yuletide in the UK:

And after the jump, more stuff and things

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