Christmas

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Postby Boston » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:37 am

thank you Roger Ebert

99 full-length symphonic and choral Christmas masterpieces for $1.99. No, really. Look at the playlist:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002S34S82
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Postby midd » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:07 am

nice find.

Adeste Fidelis = championship.
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Postby Boston » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:28 am

listened on the way to work this morning, good stuff
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Postby Boston » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:52 pm

Co-workers Give The Worst Christmas Gifts
If you think your boss or colleagues have deliberately gone out of their way to bestow the worst possible holiday gifts on you year after year, you're in good company. According to a new survey from our scientific siblings at Consumer Reports, about 30% of employed adults single out co-workers or bosses as the worst gift-givers.

According to the survey, the worst gifts come from bosses, followed by colleagues. After that, random family members are the biggest culprits. Skipping a generation apparently helps boost gift quality: Grandparents were cited as the worst gift-givers by just 3%, and grandchildren by 2%.

The survey also found that, this season, shoppers are generally enthusiastic about the holidays, but are still being cautious about their shopping by using cash instead of credit cards, and cutting their total holiday gift budgets to an average of $679, down $20 from last year. "The Recession may be officially over, but many consumers remain very concerned about paying their bills and the security of their jobs," said Tod Marks, Consumer Reports senior editor and resident shopping expert.

Who typically gives you the WORST holiday gifts?
Boss/Employer 9%*
Co-workers 8%*
Parents 6%
In-laws 9%
Other family member 13%
Children/Grandchildren 12%
Children under 18%
Children 18 or older 4%
Grandchildren 2%
Spouse or significant other 6%
Friends 5%
Grandparents 3%
Someone else 2%
Don't know 11%

* For full-time workers, co-workers/employer=30%, boss=15%, co-workers=14%
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Postby rearadmiral » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:49 pm

Bud, I want a new drug.


Still haven't heard one of my favorite tunes yet---Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)". Might have to fire up "Goodfellas" for it. Morbid ironic trivia: song was released on 11/22/63.

Round out list with:

"Blue Christmas"
"Jingle Bell Rock"
"Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" (Brenda Lee)
"Run Rudolph Run" (Keef and Chuck Berry)
“You’ve been waiting for it for a long time, but you got it. You wanted it, you got it. We’re bringing it home.’’
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Postby Dr. Beeper » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:19 pm

RA, shocked to not see the 12 pains of xmas on ur list? Love that one!
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Postby Mr. X » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:31 pm

Bud wrote:got my own gift in a $10 Yankee swap last night. Best of Huey Lewis and the News CD.


Patrick Bateman: Do you like Huey Lewis and The News?
Paul Allen: They're OK.
Patrick Bateman: Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
Paul Allen: Hey Halberstram.
Patrick Bateman: Yes, Allen?
Paul Allen: Why are their copies of the style section all over the place, d-do you have a dog? A little chow or something?
Patrick Bateman: No, Allen.
Paul Allen: Is that a rain coat?
Patrick Bateman: Yes it is! In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
[raises axe above head]
Patrick Bateman: Hey Paul!
[he bashes Allen in the head with the axe, and blood splatters over him]
Patrick Bateman: TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU FUCKING STUPID BASTARD! YOU, FUCKING BASTARD!
The Orangemen are just a rock-solid, consistent winner that hasn't suffered a losing season since 1968-69.
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Postby Section 40 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:33 pm

The Legend of Section 135.....
These storage places have no security?
Cameras? I just hope they catch the perps.... That would be a fun hearing to cover news-wise.
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Postby rearadmiral » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:37 pm

That's exactly why I won't give to charity.
“You’ve been waiting for it for a long time, but you got it. You wanted it, you got it. We’re bringing it home.’’
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Postby KW » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:41 pm

RA working on his latest Bruins blog

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I'm havin a good time, Jacques Martin's tryin to ruin it.
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Postby Boston » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:30 am

is everyone done their shopping?
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Postby lugnutz » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:33 am

Not even close. With 12 hour workdays now till Friday I should have plenty of time on the 24th!
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Postby Giggles » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:38 am

All the important little kid stuff is out of the way. Now it's just a matter of snagging a bunch of gift cards for everyone else. 10 minute trip to CVS = done.
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Postby lugnutz » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:40 am

Giggles wrote:All the important little kid stuff is out of the way. Now it's just a matter of snagging a bunch of gift cards for everyone else. 10 minute trip to CVS = done.



Do you have to buy other products so the clerk doesn't think you are last minutes shopping?
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