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Festivus Update

InstaPundit points out a Festivus article from The New York Times. It's the same story that the GetReligion post referenced.

Also, thanks to Greensboro Is Talking for linking to my earlier post.

And, even though Festivus isn't a gift-giving occasion, I decided to get all of my blog readers a special gift:

To celebrate the holiday season, a donation has been made in your name to THE HUMAN FUND. Money for people.

To All My Friends:

Happy Festivus!

- Dr. Mellow

Thanks to crazygrrl.com for the card generator. It seems that their script is broken, so I just linked to the image on their site and mocked up the HTML myself. Hope they don't mind.</a>

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rhiannonstone
Dec. 23rd, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)
While I'm normally all about made-up holidays (my friends and I invented Mushroom Day in middle school as an anti-Valentine's Day, and Paul and I have given today a private name which I will not share, but it's essentially our Christmas together since we leave for NC tomorrow), I just haven't been able to embrace Festivus, because I have nothing but loathing for Seinfeld. :/
drmellow
Dec. 23rd, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)
The irony, of course, is that your feelings about Festivus are right in line with the Festivus holiday spirit.
rhiannonstone
Dec. 23rd, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm sure. :)

But I'm very much a secular Christmas/Yule/Solstice kinda girl. I like family and decorations and candles (and other fires) and food and songs and shiny things and presents. :)
sidelobe
Dec. 23rd, 2004 05:37 pm (UTC)
I found a check on the floor of the bank for 20 grand made out to the Human Fund. Can you give me their address, so I can send it to 'em?
rhiannonstone
Dec. 23rd, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
I think the proper protocol is to send it back to the person who made out the check, actually. :) (Forgive me if you're joking--it's early here.)
drmellow
Dec. 23rd, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
That's OK. It was a Seinfeld reference from the Festivus episode. I'd explain it, but I know you don't really care. ;-)
sidelobe
Dec. 23rd, 2004 08:26 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, I haven't seen it either. Nor had I heard of Festivus or the Human Fund until just a couple of hours ago.
belovedcrown
Dec. 23rd, 2004 05:53 pm (UTC)
making up holidays so close to important religious holidays comes across as offensive, almost as though mocking the seriousness and meaning of the religious holidays.
drmellow
Dec. 23rd, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC)
I find it more satirical than offensive. Especially considering that the origin of Christmas being celebrated in December takes its roots back from early Christians attempting to co-op Pagan solstice festivals for their own religious purposes.
bodnej
Dec. 23rd, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC)
And the funniest part of the "The Human Fund" is that one of the fake XMas-time holidays in that article is HumanLight, a day for secular humanists to, um, do something that is in NO way religious.
peacheater77
Dec. 23rd, 2004 11:51 pm (UTC)
Happy Festivus to you too!

Let me go and get the pole. :-)
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