Tag: Christmas

Merry Christmas 2016

It’s been a log difficult year, but we are still around, here at the end of all things. Thank you all for your support and readership during the year. A very Merry Christmas (or Happy Hanukkah) to everyone! Let’s hope 2017 isn’t as awful as 2016 was.

Been there, almost had the T-shirt…

But instead of doing this I opted to divorce her.

CCTV shows Tao Hsiao, 38, escorting his girlfriend around a shopping mall in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, east China. After five hours Tao finally had enough and demanded to go home. Eyewitnesses say he could be heard saying they already had more bags than they could carry, but she insisted on going into one more shop where the was a special offer on shoes.

An eyewitness said: “He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a lifetime, and it was pointless buying any more. She started shouting at him, accusing him of being a skinflint, and of spoiling Christmas. It was a really heated argument.”

The shouting match ended when the man chucked the bags on the floor and jumped over the balcony. He smashed into Christmas decorations on his way down before hitting the floor seven stories below.

He should have thrown her ass off the balcony….

As Eddie Murphy reminded us so long ago, no “you know what” is worth that kind of hassle.

A Hope Full Christmas

Most of our younger members probably do not know of the contributions Bob Hope made in entertaining the troops during Christmas time, here is a reminder:

I missed the Vietnam draft by several years but still remember the NBC specials of Hope and the troops during Christmas. The closest we have today to an equivalent is Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band, but there is no one, and never will be, that had the longevity and impact of a Bob Hope and his ability to bring some civility and joy to those that needed both.

This Christmas, remember those in the military that can’t be as lucky as you, and are stationed in far off lands, separated from their family.