Saturday, December 1, 2007

open forum 8

Is November really over? Good grief where did the month go? Who let my mother on my computer? Mama Ewok is always decrying the speed with which her life is going by.

For me, November was a month of stabilization. Changes have settled somewhat, the dust is clearing, and life is proceeding again. It can't really be high drama all the time, humans are not...well... I am not capable of sustaining that for long periods of time.

It has now become a tradition here on my blog that on the first of each month I put up an open forum. Long time readers know the drill... OMG!!!! How cool is it that I have long time readers!!!! HOORAY for you!!!!!!!!!

So- This post is the opportunity for you to broach a subject, ask a personal question, bring up a topic, talk about whatever...

It is after all an open forum, I want to know what's on your mind.


Reg Golb said...

I am listening to fox news and they are talking about Christmas trees.

Do you have a Christmas tree?

A holiday tree?


Protium said...

Glob: I'd like to see you nailed to one or at least impaled on top as the star!

Jacob said...

I personally would like to talk about hairstyles of the 1800s.

Fiery said...


Jacob- by all means. let's. men's hair styles usually included really bad beards didn't they? Long scraggly ZZTop sort of affair? Hideously bushy sideburns?

Poodles said...

Oh don't forget women's hats of the 1800's.

Fiery said...

Weren't those really monstrous affairs? Gigantic to the point of damaging necks???

Protium said...

Mob caps and Psyche knots and Queen Mary coiffs and Highland Helmets...

Bring them all back I say!

Xavier Onassis said...

OK. How about posting a picture of YOU?

Fiery said...

Originally the answer I would have given is...
"Two words, Mr. President... Plausible Deniability."

However... 'tis the Season.
Hope yours is Merry & Bright!

T&A said...

The early 1800's men'shairstyles weren't all that different from todays young men. Longish and often curly, with or without long sideburns.:)

Maggie Rosethorn said...

OK...I'm late to the party and LOVED the present for XO.

Reg...I put up a Christmas tree. Since Christians stole the whole idea from the pagans anyway, I have no problem with it. My kids love it and we decorate as we desire. Yes, even angels on it. And I put up a nativity scene. Why not? It was a gift from years ago, I loved the giver and love the scene. It's cute. Why not honor a loved one's memory and enjoy beauty?

BTW...we had snow today, Fiery. It makes me happy to sit inside and look at the white world.

Jacob...don't mind the hairstyles, but taking 45-60 minutes (as a woman)to do my hair on a daily basis would drive me nuts. Even having a maid do it, as many did, would tax my patience. I hate to even sit in a beauty parlor on an annual basis for that length of time.

Poodles said...

In the 1800's the women did their hair in those intricate coifs and mostly left them that way until their next hair washing (quite a while if I remember correctly) so they didn't have to do them every day. ICK.

Reg, I have 2 christmas trees.

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

Now come on guys.

Reg was asking on honest question ;)

Fiery said...

I am unable to compartmentalize the behavior glob exhibits on "liar liar" with his oh so polite question here.

Feel free to address it yourself though.

Reg Golb said...

I was just curious. I don't care what anyone calls it. I only put one up every other year. Like this year, I will be up in Fargo. So no Christmas tree.

Protium, I think you may get to see at least part of that someday.(the star part) 8) opps, forgot to take off my shades. ;)

Protium said...

Wow... Reg. Do you mean you ARE going to impale yourself on a christmas tree and take photos for me :)

Poodles said...

OMG Protium, I am still giggling over that visual.

Richard said...

Now that's gross, since he would have to be impaled and upright! .... and Naked.

I can't giggle at it. I just couldn't do that to my tree. Oh God, and the needles on that topmost stem point up.

When dealing with people who know me, I always say, "Guten Newton Tag" at Christmas. Sir Isaac Newton was born on Dec. 25th.

When Newton dropped all science to become a high ranking theologian (and became an obscure nothing from that moment on) his secretary moved to Virginia. He became one of Thomas Jefferson's closer University mentors. Back then, entry into University required more than a driver's license. He was a major factor in Jefferson's life as a pursuit of reason.

I do put up an Xmas tree, but never a Christmas tree. No angels. I hate/loathe the nativity scene because everything to do with its 'story' is child eating propaganda spread by Death Eaters (see below).

I like to say, "Get the Christ out of Christmas" as if I was swearing, or "Christmas is for commercialism." I call churches "Dementor Nests" or "Death Eater Field Offices" if I think my audience has read Harry Potter.

Death Eaters are witches that ally themselves with the evil Voldemort. V wants to rid the world of muggles (ordinary people), especially muggle witches.

Dementors also side with Voldemort. They are invisible to muggles. They paralyze witches with helpless fear (as snakes are supposed to) and suck the life out of witches and muggles alike.

Priests are just like Death Eaters, and the Holy Ghost(s) are the Dementors living in God's Houses.

Keep your babies safe!

Reg Golb said...

My defense is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

I never put up a christmas tree because the damn cats would attempt to climb it resulting in mayhem and destruction.

I do participate in family gatherings at which Christmas trees are present. I say Merry Christmas because Christmyth sounds like I have a speech impediment.

Thump Thump Eyes said...

I love christmyth Sean, I'll be saying that one:) hohoho

Protium said...

Reg: I'm sure all of us are sorry to hear you have a heart problem.

Johnny said...

My defense is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

AHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHA Needs to be defended? Worst god EVER!!

Reg Golb said...

Johnny, You should read twice before you comment. My defense is of God means My defense if from God, he defends me you dunderhead.

Unfortunately none your colleagues have the guts to call you on it (except Richardo). So I will.

Poodles said...


Johnny said...

My defense is of God means My defense if from God, he defends me you dunderhead.

Ahhhh of course! Archaic christian rubbish.

hahahahahahaha I can join santa he is a dunderhead too!

Total fucking mumbo jumbo globule, if from god???!!!???? Well is it or isn't it? your defense from god????

hahahahaha thank you however for correcting me in your own inimitable way. Now I can re-phrase what I said

hahahahaha needs to be defended by an invisible, ineffectual sky fairy, globule worst human ever!

Reg Golb said...

Poodles, I am too old, got nominated to the Air Force academy and Naval Academy, but have a bad back. I wish I could have served.

Johnny, agreed, I am the worst human ever.

Poodles said...

Why did god give you a bad back? Why does he hate you so much?
What a douche!

Richard said...

Glob has a bad back from all that kneeling and bending before altars and no no no no, I am not going there, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not.

Richard said...

Great defender you picked, Globule. God defended all those sexually abused altar boys, obedient wives, and stoned to death non-believers in their defense too, I suppose.

Ever read "The Emperor has no Clothes." You are part of the crowd that cheered at the exquisite finery of his new invisible threads, quite literally. Your independent thought was stolen decades ago.

Richard said...

When reading the Bible, try rewording it as if "God" was "Dora the Explorer". And use her voice as you read.

Genesis 1

In the beginning Dora created the heavens and the earth.

2 "Oh dear, the earth is formless and empty, darkness is over the surface of the deep". And the Spirit of Dora hovered over the waters.

3 And Dora said, "Let there be light!
Boots!* Come with me and let's see
" And there was light.

4 Dora saw that the light was good, "I like that light! Don't you Boots? Watch out for that wily fox!, and She separated the light from the darkness. 5 Dora called the light "day," Let's call it "DAY", or "DIA". and the darkness she called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

"Hey Boots! Now we can get up in the morning and go to bed at night. Buenos noche!"

*Boots must have been there, because in Genesis 1:26 Dora says, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. It'll be really great Boots!"

"US?" WTF? Since there isn't anybody else yet, that must be the Holy Spirit? But aren't H.S. and God one and the same thing too? Hmmm. Must of made conversation rather odd:
"Oh, yah, I knew you'd say that!"
"So, I knew it first"

Fiery said...


Saw a Dora the Explorer flannel sheet set today and thought of you. Your post set I mean, not you and flannel sheets. *snerk*