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Old 12-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #1
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Happy Festivus 2012!

Let's get ready to rumble!

First off, I hope everyone has the aluminum pole up. Ours was fashioned by my dad out of a long cardboard tube covered in aluminum foil. It's in perfect Festivus form!

OK, Airstream, let me tell you how you've disappointed me this year. What is this concept trailer I've seen on the Internet? A gorgeous Land Yacht with teak! Are you trying to kill my retirement savings plan? You know I can't buy a new trailer every year! Please go back to wallpaper borders and floral bedspreads. I can't take all these new designs. Oh, I know what you are up to. You are going to sucker me in to buy this Land Yacht, and then you are going to finally do me in with the Eames Edition, mid-century modern concept!

My greatest Feat of Strength will be turning a blind eye to these beauties.

Let the airing of grievances begin!

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Old 12-18-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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And Happy Festivus to you, Lisa!
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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A Festivus for the rest of us, indeed!
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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Let the airing of grievances begin!
Lisa[/QUOTE]

once again i am sorely disappointed that Hallmark, and others, have chosen to ignore this holiday by omitting Festivus Cards in their inventory.

the same disappointment to all the calender publishers who fail to note this holiday on their calenders [btw, what is the date?]

i will decide on my feat of strength after the holiday meal is consumed.

nevertheless -

Joyous Festivus!!
[whenever it is]
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:11 PM   #5
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Is it TODAY??? I've been so busy, I've lost track of the date. Or is it dates? How many days is Festivus? OMG...I don't have my pole yet. Gotta run.....
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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Festivus is normally around December 23. We are 360 days late for Festivus 2012. I am disappointed in all of you.
However, Festivus 2013 is five days away, so you have time to obtain the necessary appliances and gather your offspring and siblings for the annual airing of grievances.
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"Festivus, a well-celebrated parody, has become a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 which serves as an alternative to participating in commercialism associated with Christmas. " ---- as noted per Wiki....


so relax all, the fest is yet to come!
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Darn flamingoes keep landing on the pole. . . What? It's supposed to be standing up? My HOA is REALLY not going to like this!
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Hmmmm...
A tall pole wrapped in aluminum with thunderstorms predicted here for the 23rd.
Think I'll pass. But then again I don't decorate for any other holiday either, it's one of the first lessons in curmudgeon school.
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here is my festivus pole

i was going to go out and find one somewhere but in the true Costanza spirit i found this pic for free on the web
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Happy Festivus!!


We are procrastinators - no pole up yet
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Happy Festivus!!


We are procrastinators - no pole up yet
I'm with you there! "Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely!" Actually, I do have a desktop-sized Festivus pole, only 18" long, that I will put up once I find it in the vast ocean of clutter that is my dinky office cubicle. It started life as a "revetment pin", an 18" long piece of ½"×½" bar stock used to anchor articulated concrete mattress slope paving (a revetment) to protect the Mississippi River levees. I picked it up over 20 years ago while investigating a levee failure, and once it was no longer needed as evidence, I kept it, never realizing that it would bring holiday cheer two decades later.

For the Airing of Grievances portion, a crass tongue-in-cheek observation on the equally crass commercialism of Christmas trees
Christmas trees should be treated like like women…
Wait until the 18th to get one even if you see one you like before then.
Decorate and show them off until the 25th while they're still fresh.
Hang onto them until the 31st even though their glory is fading.
Then put them out to the curb.

The meal portion must consist of me eating crow for the above remark when I apologize to women everywhere, especially the over-31s (those who even admit to being over 29, anyway) who don't feel they're ready to be kicked to the curb.

The Feats of Strength portion will undoubtedly consist of women everywhere administering to me a much-deserved smack-down despite the apology!
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