Today's Throwback Thursday is a stupid meme I made many years ago so I could post it on Facebook and tag a bunch of my friends as the people in the picture.
It's pretty timeless, I'd say, so if you want to do the same, here ya go. It's easier than sending holiday greeting cards, which you already missed your chance to do if haven't already. Diwali is done, Hanukkah is happening, and Christmas and Kwanzaa are coming up too soon for the USPS to handle. Procrastinators and humbugs, proclaim we together: Io Saturnalia!
P.S. The old blog post I was going to revive in full today was just a little commentary about a video of an interview with hilarious American history author Sarah Vowell. This apparently had something to do with the Puritan roots of American Santa Claus's nice and naughty lists and how he behaves a little bit like Old Testament God, but the video is no longer available. This is all to explain, I guess, why another blogger and I are talking about an episode of Futurama in the old comments below. It doesn't matter. The moral of the story is that American Christmas is a whole train-bang of cultural, religious, corporate, and political influences stretching all the way back into pre-Christian Pagan obscurity, so there's really no wrong way to celebrate it. Or maybe, more accurately, there's no right way, so you do you, boo. Naughty, nice, sugar, spice, Jesus Baby, Santa Baby, jolly old elves, evil robots, whatever. Happy happy!