Monthly Archives: December 2009

Wassailing me

Every year during the twelve days of Christmas I try to read A Christmas Carol. I maintain that it’s no more or less pathetic or maudlin than watching It’s a Wonderful Life every time it’s on, but then whether that … Continue reading

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Where there's life, there's life after Hopenhagen

Christmastime and Christmastide wait for no man, and there’s been plenty to prevent me from following up on my doom-laden thoughts about COP15 and what might happen if it failed: which it did. Before 2009 draws entirely to a close … Continue reading

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Advent 2009 #24

[Seinfeld and Kramer] ‘Merry Christmas!’ said Seinfeld. ‘And a happy new n***er!’ added Kramer. ‘… What?’ Posted by Wordmobi

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Advent 2009 #23

[Simon Cowell] ‘This is the best advent calendar,’ Simon Cowell declared, ‘that I’ve ever seen in my whole life.’ Posted by Wordmobi

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Advent 2009 #22

[Santa and Mariah Carey in a clinch] But Santa—and Mariah!—was otherwise engaged! (This did actually happen. No Photoshop.) Posted by Wordmobi

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Advent 2009 #21

[Jedward] “Oh, roight!” said Jedward. “Dat’s fontastic news, so it is. Isn’t dat roight, Santa?”

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Hidden track on Bob Dylan's Christmas album

For those of you who haven’t bought it yet (and how could you not?) there’s a hidden track on the really quite remarkable—the only word for it—Christmas in the Heart by Bob Dylan. Here’s the lyrics to that track, Subterranean … Continue reading

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