Friday, December 23, 2005

It's Funny How Religious and Secular Holidays Combine

To the more religious of us out there, today is Festivus:
Festivus is celebrated each year on December 23, but many people celebrate it other times, often in early December. Its slogan is "A Festivus for the rest of us!" An aluminum pole is generally used in lieu of a Christmas tree or other holiday decoration. Those attending participate in the "Airing of Grievances" which is an opportunity for all to vent their hostilities toward each other, and after a Festivus dinner, The Feats of Strength are performed. Traditionally, Festivus is not over until the head of the household is wrestled to the floor and "pinned."
To those of us in the secular world, today is in fact James Calder Day, where we celebrate my birthday. I know people do this because they decorate houses this time of year. I'm not sure I get the tree thing, but oh well.

So, to end confusion, Festivus observances will become James Calder Day observances. That is, we will all participate in the Airing of Grievances. However, it is insufficient to simply pin the head of household; the head of household must submit to an ankle lock, a la Kurt Angle's ankle lock pictured above.

Seasons Greetings, everyone, and Happy Birthday to moi.


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God Of Bacon said...

Your view of terrorism depends upon whether you gain or lose by it.

Jim (Progressive Right) said...

Perhaps, but that doesn't change the fact that you need to make the head of household submit to an ankle lock.