Christmas Blasphemy

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**Fairytale of New York banned. Then not banned. Clearly, the BBC is run by bundles of sticks. One day, Coble and I will duet on that tune at the imaginary Nashville Bloggers Christmas party.

**Speaking of bundles of sticks, my Fascist wife is enforcing the banned book list around the house. She went into my Amazon wish list and deleted all the atheism books, and probably a lot of stuff she just didn’t like, so that Christmas present buying relatives wouldn’t see them. She has specifically banned the latest by Hitchens. It isn’t allowed in the house. A more cunning and devious man might have checked it out from the Antioch library and be reading it at work. The AV Club has an excellent Christmas interview with Hitchens.

**Let me say this about the Led Zep reunion. Massively over-hyped and about twenty years too late for me to give a shit.

**I’m sure I probably saw the Star Wars Holiday Special when it came out, but like any traumatic childhood experience, there are some things so horrible that the conscious mind intentionally represses the memory of.

**In the battle between U2’s version of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) and the Darlene Love version, I have to go with U2. If we were comparing a recording of one of Darlene’s appearances on Letterman, then I might change my mind. However, the original studio version doesn’t hold a candle to her high energy live takes. Phil Spector just murdered the arrangement.

**The in-laws gave me Stephen Colbert’s I Am America (And So Can You!) I’m sure they weren’t aware of the content. Within the first fifty pages, we’ve got a picture of what may or may not be Bob Barker’s testicles and gems like this

After criminals and babies, seniors are the most coddled segment of our population.

and

Arbitrary rules teach kids discipline. If every rule made sense, they wouldn’t be learning respect for authority, they’d be learning logic.

Get out of my mind, Colbert!

**Edward Razorhands, er, Sweeney Todd hit theaters this week. Has anyone else noticed just how much Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter resemble one another? Tim Burton is one sick freak.

**If you were shocked by the little Spears girl turning up pregnant about the same time she got her driver’s license, then you are even more retarded than she is.

**I leave you with Ricky Gervais’ brilliant rant on the state of celebrity from the Extras Series Finale. Watch the whole thing.

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3 Responses to “Christmas Blasphemy”

  1. bridgett Says:

    The woman not only married you (thus putting you in direct daily contact with and granting you supervisory authority over her kids), but also assisted in the propagation of the Sarcastro line…and she somehow still thinks the mere presence of a Kit Hitchens book in the house is more harmful to the faith of her family and society at large? I think the horse has already left the barn on this one.

  2. newscoma Says:

    Yes, I got Stephen Colbert’s book as well. My eyes are bleeding yet I cannot look away.

  3. jagosaurus Says:

    The Colbert book is wonderful and the Hitchens interview almost makes me weep with joy.

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