The military even printed Christmas cards back as far as WWII, for the troops to send home. I wonder if they still do. I have a few that my great uncle sent home. Not the most festive cards you’ll ever see.
Nope they don’t print greeting cards, but they ARE sold at the PX. I do have a camouflaged bible that the chaplain was giving out.
The WWII era ones looked like Jim Rockford printed them in his backseat.
They could still say it if the whole government hadn’t spent the last thirty or so years pandering to a bunch of liberal weenies who want it Burger King style…”Their way!”
Didn’t care who they “offended” back then, did they?
On a lighter note…here’s coffee, krullers and whatever else you want for b’fast(on your own dime)!
I always have my own bacon … wherever I go. *o^
Sooooooooooo…baby got back?
Go see the Hobbit, it’s good. Saw it this weekend in 2D.
I agree. Very faithful to the book. In fact I think of it as the book+ since it includes material not in Tolkien’s work. And also, don’t bother with the 3D or IMAX. Just take an afternoon, see the 2D version, and relish in an action-filled, emotionally moving (yes, I found it very moving), and epic film.
I’m beginning to think that Jackson’s adaptation of Tolkien’s books are on par with the epic films from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Btw, when I say it includes material not in the book doesn’t mean that Jackson just pulled the stuff out of his posterior. I believe the rumor that he incorporated some things from the Silmarillion into these Hobbit trilogy. Makes me want to read that large collection of stories Tolkien used to flesh out his Middle Earth.
I’ve only read part of the Silmarillion but there were bits of it in there. From my point of view, the rumors are true.
There are certain parts of the Silmarillion that are covered in appendixes of the trilogy and relate directly to what happened in the Hobbit so yes, there’s some in there. However, there’s not nearly as much in the Hobbit as there is in the Trilogy.
Totally worth the read. If you can, go to a used bookstore sometime and grab up the whole collection. If anything, they’re just really well written fiction, at best they’re epic.
Words I will probably never type again: 2D version’s good, 3D version’s better.
Sigh…if only Taiwan had good 3D. I really would like to give the 3D version a shot but never in Taiwan.
About 100 million people slaughtered by “Reds”. But who cares. Use the iconography to sell candy… This is as despicable is if they decided to riff on “Vote Brown”-shirt poster.
Mass slaughter by Communists … just some 100 million souls flushed down the memory hole.
Btw, that was from a 2008 ad campaign for M&Ms in Australia and New Zealand. Look what that campaign did to “Miss Green”. Working the polls, indeed..
Been reading a biography of Joe McCarthy,Daniel.He called out the Americans who aided and abetted Mao and Stalin(Truman,Dean Achison,George Marshall,Henry Wallace,and a cast of thousands of Soviet spies),yet McCarthy was the villian!
Like I say…”Where’s ol’ Joe MacCarthy now, when we need him?”
Women in this country bawl about paying for rubbers to give their one night stands(Sandra Fluke?).These women fall asleep not knowing if they will ever wake up again.
“… [W]here are our feminists, fearlessly fighting for speech codes and the use of the impersonal she in academic books, when women such as this suffer such severe oppression? Hardly a peep is heard from them.”
Because they’re all too busy reading Rumi’s poetry, and ignorantly thinking that represents the Islam. Fools these “feminists” are, which they might only discover when the worldwide caliphate enslaves them within burkas.
Maybe it’s because the “feminists” are really masculinists and so probably identify with these Muslim men more than the oppressed women.
A camel in every tent and a goat in every burka!
Shit, most of the world’s fundamentalist Muslims consider Rumi a heretic.
Even an atheist is more comfortable dealing with those who believe in a God of love, no matter how hypocritical they may be, than with those who believe in a God of power. What Islam needs is a schism.
I’m not Eric, but I’d vote for Curt Shilling and Craig Biggio. As much as I dislike him I might be persuaded to cast a ballot for Mike Piazza as well.
If Clemens hadn’t sullied himself with that steroid nonsense he’d be in there for sure, but I draw the line on the guys implicated in that mess.
What Outlaw said. Piazza belongs on the Hall, just not first ballot like ol’ red-sock (who I nonetheless think should go in as a Phillie, where he had most of his wins, or Diamondback, where he established his post-season rep) and Biggio. Jack Morris also belongs in the Hall in my book. I could be convinced otherwise (Nolan Ryan, for instance) but can’t think of a more dominant pitcher of his era.
Really want to throw the baseball establishment for a loop, and piss off the inductees at the same time (but for the right reason): induct Bonds and Clemens based on their pre-steroid careers, but have them in with asterisks because of the ‘roids.
Too bad Dale Murphy didn’t have a few more great years.
Good reasons for Schilling to go in for Boston … his blog is called 38 Pitches, his company was called Green Monster Games before becoming, 38 Studios, he still lives in MA, the bloody sock from 2004 is already in the Hall of Fame, and he helped the Sox overcome the Curse of the Bambino. It seems he favors those years playing for Boston.
Yeah, all valid points, but the Hall has enough Red Sox caps represented and I’m the eternal full-time dreamer.
Speaking of baseball, Josh Hamilton is a world class douche.
Someone forgot to tell him that California raised its taxes on millionaire. Assuming Texas offered him similar money he took a 13% pay cut.
J. D. has said they wouldn’t have matched the offer even if they were offered the chance.
It really looks like something happened mid-season between Josh and the Management. He certainly quit on the team in June. Good riddance.
Well, Denver won…Houston won…Dallas TBD, Hope is cheap…we shall see!
I found a great compilation of Christmas cartoons for those with young kids who have Netflix streaming. The first one, The Candlemaker, has a great religious story/animation style. The second one is a Howdy Doody Christmas episode. The third one is a Max Fleischer classic, Christmas Comes But Once a Year. Not done watching the rest, but here’s a link to it: