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2008 Year In Review - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle

Dec. 30th, 2008

01:32 pm - 2008 Year In Review

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JANUARY thru NOVEMBER

Various things happened and I did a bunch of stuff.

DECEMBER

Nobody, as far as I can tell, made a fuss about Kwanzaa being a fake holiday! Good, because their arguments always sound so dumb, and borderline racist. Also, Mom and I had sushi for lunch on Boxing Day. Wait, no, it was the day after Boxing Day. Wrestling Day, I think it's called.

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From:neuracnu
Date:December 30th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
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I predict that the public's energy for mocking will shift to the ever-growing secular war on Christmas and their winter holiday Humanlight. It shares all the bashing benefits of Kwanzaa (new holiday designed by a pious minority to take the place of Christmas) without that pesky air of racism. Also, it sounds dubiously similar to Life Day.

Edited at 2008-12-30 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From:maxgoof
Date:December 30th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Dammit! I knew I forgot to do something in December!
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From:orv
Date:December 31st, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
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All of the December holidays are basically fake. I mean, the only reason we celebrate Christmas then is because Saturnalia was so darn popular.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:December 31st, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
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Is there a "genuine holiday"? They're all pretty fake if you ask me. Manitoba's newest holiday, Louis Riel Day, was created either to break up the monotonous period between New Year's and Easter without a holiday, and/or to bring it in line with some other provinces who have a holiday (equally fake) on the third Monday in February, which were simply created to sync up with the calendar of their largest trading partner, the USA.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 31st, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
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Of course, the bigger issue is, why should anyone care if a holiday is "fake" or not? If people want to celebrate it, let them celebrate it. You never hear anyone angrily denouncing, say, Talk Like a Pirate Day in the same tone or degree as Kwanzaa. This, in my opinion, is because the people complaining that Kwanzaa is "fake" aren't being honest about what they dislike about it.
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