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In true Christmas spirit, I did 95% of my Christmas shopping one month ago, but still have the important 5% (1x wife, 3x kids, 2x grandkids, 3x nephews, 1x great-niece-seven-times-removed-or-something-whatever-she-just-turned-up-one-day-and-wants-to-be-in-the-will, 1x uncle, 3x aunts) to buy today.

And I have wrapped up zero (0) presents.

Merry Christmas. I will celebrate mine by filling and refilling my cut crystal whisky glass from a decanter which cost me £0.50 ($0.77) (€0.58) (¥64) at a local trinkets bazaar. If only I still had a fireplace* with a mantelpiece (complete with snowglobe) that I could lean against as I clicked open my gilded fob-watch. Sigh.



*it was lost in the fire.
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Edminster wrote:This December 25th, let's get away from all the commercialization and get back to the roots of our traditions. We should be celebrating the birth of a man who dared to stand up for what he believed in despite religious persecution, and who has irrefutably made the world a better place through his deeds. Happy birthday, Sir Isaac Newton.
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Felstaff wrote:And I have wrapped up zero (0) presents.
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An Interview With the Nativity Innkeeper :D

(And it's not even overly offensive to Christians, I think.)
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Haendel's Messiah at the Notre Dame cathedral in Quebec, sorry about the French commercial you have to sit through first.
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Speaking of good Christmas twitter feeds, there's The Angry Santa Elf feed too, done by the guy who writes Sally Forth.
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Edminster wrote:This December 25th, let's get away from all the commercialization and get back to the roots of our traditions. We should be celebrating the birth of a man who dared to stand up for what he believed in despite religious persecution, and who has irrefutably made the world a better place through his deeds. Happy birthday, Sir Isaac Newton.
What religious persecution would that be, exactly?
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Hmmm, true. Newton himself was a very religious man, and tried to use his findings to prove the existence of God, so I don't think he ever got into any serious trouble with the Church.
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This German-language church encyclopedia http://www.bautz.de/bbkl/n/newton_i.shtml mentions that Newton was accused of atheism after publishing the Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica in 1687. But it also mentions that he added to the second edition, published in 1713, a preface that stated that God made nature.
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Merry Christmasy Christmasy Chris Chris Christmas!

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Christmas is T minus 15 minutes

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Merry Christmas, everyone!
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And to all a good night!

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Rudy Rucker's Ware tetralogy plus a ton of other books that all fit in one cargo pocket simultaneously makes this the best christmas ever and a strong argument for why technology owns.
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