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2019 Christmas Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MaryKB, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. Lohrenswald

    Lohrenswald 老仁森林

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    upcoming sunday is the first advent sunday, and I think it's pretty stupid to not start with that as a form of anticipation and instead indulge in full on christmasing instead

    my sister is a huge christmashead so I've got this view from her, but I do agree with it upon reflection. That the anticipation through december is a huge part of the fun of it. We put up the tree usually the 22. or 23., and so keep it up usually until 13. january, which is when christmas ends. I've heard of people who put up the tree the 1. december, and so on the 25. they're sick of the whole thing and throw it out, and that's no fun at all, to be tired when stuff has only just begun
     
  2. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    OMG it's here; this awful time of year...

     
  3. MaryKB

    MaryKB Deity Supporter

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    So I got this strange Christmas card in the mail today. I have no idea who it's from, it was addressed to "Miss Mary B," and it has weird drawings all over it and some talk about Clancy sitting at a desk. There's no return address.

    There's a picture of a family (everyone has their eyes closed), and I don't have a clue who these people are. They didn't write their names anywhere. This is the note on the back of their card:

    Weird Card.jpg

    I ... have no idea ???
     
  4. Synsensa

    Synsensa - Retired Moderator

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    You don't like my card? :(

    (Lol, it's not mine.)
     
  5. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Was your house built over some ancient burial grounds? Just checking.
     
  6. MaryKB

    MaryKB Deity Supporter

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    I would've recognized you, silly :p

    I think I'd be happier if I just knew who they were! Somehow they know me though.
     
  7. Takhisis

    Takhisis daria dance party

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    Maybe it's like Hogwarts and if you send a reply by post to ‘person who sent me a funny (in the sense of no funny business) card’ somebody in the know will pick it up and redirect it to the mysterious sender?
     
  8. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    There was a science fiction story about a guy who recognizes that the further you send something by regular mail the faster it gets there (this was weirdly true back in the prehistoric days when snail mail was the norm). So he addresses a card to "galactic center mega store" and writes "please send me your current catalog" on it. The next day there's a catalog in his mailbox.

    I'd be interested in making a small wager on whether @Valka D'Ur recognizes that plot and can tell me who wrote it, or the title. Otherwise I suspect it is lost to the ages.
     
  9. AdamCrock

    AdamCrock Polish Pudding

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    Looks like a cipher of some sorts. You might try skipping some words or letters there, looking for a pattern. I'd shown it to the police just to be sure , they have cryptologists there.
     
  10. Berzerker

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    you need a diet, not more teeth
     
  11. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    I have a diet. It may not be a particularly healthy diet, but it works for me. And there's always room for more teeth in my collection. But, that post was actually a joke/ancient pop culture reference more than any actual expression of desire.
     
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  12. Berzerker

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    wont do you no good if the 2 teeth you want are connected to somebody faster than you
     
  13. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    Usually teeth that I really want belong to people who run their mouth more than they actually run. Besides, I seldom give such people a chance to even see me coming, much less start running.

    By the way, just out of curiosity, did you have some outcome in mind when you quoted a month old post? I mean, you certainly weren't trying to start a civil conversation here, right?
     
  14. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    To me it looks like a send-up of a traditional Christmas card. Do you have a friend who's detached, ironic and droll? If so, it came from that person.
     
  15. Takhisis

    Takhisis daria dance party

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    No, Gori, I haven't written MaryKB anything on paper.
    FYI I'm still being punished with the ignore list so I'm not sure whether she can see a post in which you're quoting me.
     
  16. Berzerker

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    Who said run? Just thought it was amusing to see you in a Christmas thread of all places fantasizing about attacking someone, apparently with an ambush... They will write epic poems about Brave, Sir Tim the Stalker. Not sure how you'll get the 2 front teeth if they're not even looking though, but with Jesus by your side anything is possible. Asketh and thou shall receiveth...or something like that.
     
  17. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    @MaryKB does the envelope has a postmark? Typically they give a city and state where the letter was mailed. If there is no postmark at all, then it was likely dropped in your mailbox by the sender.
     
  18. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    So, no, you weren't trying to start a civil conversation. Got it.
     
  19. Berzerker

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    Please, can we get back to our civil conversation about collecting front teeth from people in celebration of Jesus' birthday?
     
  20. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    I need those teeth for perfectly diabolical purposes!:evil:
     

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