October 16, 2017

Curmudgeon Corner

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cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown]
1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man.
2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

This month’s subject: CHRISTMAS

“Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.” Stephen Fry

“The Christmas spirit is not what you drink.” Jethro Tull

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” Randi

“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” Mary Ellen Chase

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” Benjamin Franklin

“I don’t have a problem with playing on Christmas Day because I think that people are starting to lose what the real meaning of Christmas is anyway. And it’s really the celebration of the birthday of Jesus Christ. I celebrate his birth every day, and it’s a great thing to celebrate.”
Muhson Muhammad

“Next to a circus there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out any quicker than the Christmas spirit.” Kin Hubbard

“There are some people who want to throw their arms round you just because it’s Christmas, there are other people who want to strangle you just because its Christmas.” Robert Lynd

“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” Harlan Miller

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.” Carol Nelson

“What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” Phyllis Diller

“Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.” Bart Simpson

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