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2022/08/07 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2009/12/24-2010/1/19 [Reference/Celebration] UID:53598 Activity:nil
        Merry Christmas!
2009/9/3-12 [Reference/Celebration] UID:53329 Activity:nil
9/4     not to early to state this but am looking for christmas related
        movies to queue up/start buying/burning to take to the family
        so that we don't get stuck with watching It's a wonderful life
        over and over again.  Any suggestions?  I've already got:
        Brazil, Nightmare B4 xmas, Sherlock Holmes's Adv. of the Blue
        \_ Terry Pratchett's The Hogfather
        \_ maybe move this to /var/tmp/xmaslist_suggestions.txt? I'm sure
           as we all age, you're not the only one in the same boat here
           the inlaws aren't very... mediadventurous.
        \_ The first two Die Hard movies are christmas movies
        \_ A Christmas Story (1983)
        \_ Bad Santa
2009/4/22-23 [Reference/Celebration] UID:52889 Activity:nil
4/22    Happy Lenin's birthday!
        \- this is s big week for bdays: hitler, lenin, shakespeare, kant
                                                        \_ His birthday
                                                           was last week:,_17th_Earl_of_Oxford
2008/3/25-28 [Reference/Celebration] UID:49564 Activity:nil
3/25    I'm trying to think of an easy (and free) way to remember everyone's
        birthdays. Ideally it will be with a program or utility, and I thought
        Google Calendars would be perfect (ubiquitous, easy to use, etc.)
        but I can't get it to notify me via email of the birthdays; I think
        it's because the birthday is an event that lasts "all day". Any
        ways around this? Or, any other solutions than Google? Thanks!
        \_ Just enter birthdays as a meeting lasting one hour at 7 AM. That
           is what I do.
                \_ Not bad. Thanks!
        \_ Do you have a cell phone with calendar function?
        \_ If you have a Mac, I am fairly sure that you can do this using
           Automator and iCal
2008/2/19-22 [Reference/Celebration] UID:49190 Activity:nil
2/19    lila's birthday is Februrary 19
        \_ get a life, kchang
2008/1/3-7 [Reference/Celebration] UID:48881 Activity:nil
1/1     obFirst Happy New Year!
2007/12/24-29 [Reference/Celebration] UID:48853 Activity:moderate 50%like:48857
12/23   Merry Christmas? Anyone home?
        \_ I can't log in from home, my ssl key is getting rejected.
           \_ Don't you mean your ssh key? -dans
              \_ Yes. It seems to be working at the moment.
                 \_ It's been up and down.  I hear it's tied to LDAP problems.
2007/12/21-29 [Reference/Celebration] UID:48848 Activity:moderate
12/20   Christmas Poll:
        real tree:
        synthetic tree: . (re-using old ones)
        no tree: ...
        \_ no gifts, no trees. Say no to unnecessary consumption and
           raping mother nature of precious earthly resources.
        \_ I wish I was getting laid for Christmas.  Instead I'll spend
           Christmas Eve watching some stupid Discovery Channel special on
           dwarves or midgets or something, then pretend I enjoy
           the company of my family on Christmas Day.
2007/9/6-10 [Reference/Celebration] UID:47917 Activity:nil 80%like:47903
9/5     Happy 34th Birthday German John!
2007/9/5-6 [Reference/Celebration] UID:47903 Activity:nil 80%like:47917
9/5     Happy 40th Birthday German John!
2007/8/30-9/5 [Reference/Celebration] UID:47817 Activity:nil
8/31    Happy Birthday Partha!!!!!!!!
2022/08/07 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2007/3/20-22 [Reference/Celebration] UID:46034 Activity:nil 66%like:46027
3/20    Happy Birthday ausman!!!
        \_ Why does everything have to be political?  Can't you just wish
           him a happy birthday?
           \_ Ok happy birthday ausman!
        \_ Thanks! -ausman
2007/3/20-21 [Reference/Celebration] UID:46027 Activity:low 66%like:46034
3/20    Happy Birthday ausman!!! Thanks for your liberal views on motd.
        \_ Why does everything have to be political?  Can't you just wish
           him a happy birthday?
2007/3/10-12 [Reference/Celebration, Politics/Domestic/911] UID:45923 Activity:nil
3/10    Happy Birthday Osama! Allahu Akbar!
2006/12/26-30 [Reference/Celebration, Recreation/Computer/Games, Consumer/Audio] UID:45497 Activity:nil
12/26   What did you guys get for Christmas? Anyone got a new car or Wii?
        \_ Eight new cell phones for my extended family.
        \_ Some pants from Banana Republic, an iPod, a nice tie, a nice
           bottle of scotch.
2006/11/29-12/12 [Reference/Celebration] UID:45390 Activity:nil
11/29   After all these years I'm still at a loss what to get dad for
        Christmas.  Maybe I won't get anything for the parents.  I must
        be the only ungrateful kid.  But I'm not ungrateful.  And I like
        Christmas.  I don't think it's a sham.  But it still sucks that
        I never know what to get.  Help me Obi-Wan, you're my only hope.
        \_ Nothing cheers him more than a mail order bride. Yermom hasn't
           been fun for the past 20 years.
        \_ My dad always told me that nothing would please him more than
           to be a doctor, or at minimum get a graduate or professional
           degree. I think guys (grown up men) in general do not value
           material goods as much as say, women. So, go get an advanced
           degree and make your dad proud.
        \_ I had/have the same problem.  And, admittedly, the above
           poster's answer is pretty good.  Still getting something for
           christmas is good.  If you don't know something he's been
           pining after (new pocket PC or something) me and my wife have
           taken to making food he really likes, but is hard to get.  Last
           year we gave him 2 boxes of Korean Choco Pies, and mom 200 home
           made potstickers (Korean style). It went over really well. -jrleek
2006/10/23-24 [Reference/Celebration, Recreation/Food] UID:44914 Activity:nil
10/23   Meatcake!
2006/10/11-12 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China, Reference/Celebration] UID:44767 Activity:nil
10/10   Happy Birthday Taiwan!
        \_ The Chinese "Republic."  Now, that's irony.  Next, they'll be
           calling it the "Free Society of Iran" and "Jewish State of Saudi
           \_ Imperialist pigs must stop spreading lies about the people's
              glorious socialist revolution.
              -Democratic People's Republic of Korea
           \_ 10/10 is the national day of the Republic of China (capitalist
              Taiwan), not the People's Republic of China (communist Mainland
              \_ 10/10 is the celebration of overthrown of Manchu Dynasty of
                 China.  While PRC do not recognize it as a "national day,"
                 PRC does recognize its importance and speech to address the
                 anniversery is typically held.
              \_ REG: Right. You're in. Listen. The only people we hate more
                 than the Romans are the fucking Judean People's Front.
                 PEOPLE'S FRONT of JUDEA: Yeah...
                 JUDITH: Splitters.
                 PEOPLE'S FRONT of JUDEA: Splitters...
                 FRANCIS: And the Judean Popular People's Front.
                 PEOPLE'S FRONT of JUDEA: Yeah. Oh, yeah. Splitters.
                 LORETTA: And the People's Front of Judea.
                 PEOPLE'S FRONT of JUDEA: Yeah. Splitters. Splitters...
                 REG: What?
                 LORETTA: The People's Front of Judea. Splitters.
                 REG: We're the People's Front of Judea!
2006/10/10 [Reference/Celebration, Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:44757 Activity:high
10/10   Happy Birthday, Chinese Republic!
        \_ The Chinese "Republic."  Now, that's irony.  Next, they'll be
           calling it the "Free Society of Iran" and "Jewish State of Saudi
           \_ Imperialist pigs must stop spreading lies about the people's
              glorious socialist revolution.
              -Democratic People's Republic of Korea
           \_ 10/10 is the national day of the Republic of China (capitalist
              Taiwan), not the People's Republic of China (communist Mainland
              \_ 10/10 is the celebration of overthrown of Manchu Dynasty of
                 China.  While PRC do not recognize it as a "national day,"
                 PRC does recognize its importance and speech to address the
                 anniversery is typically held.
2006/9/29-10/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:44605 Activity:kinda low
9/29    I hate lesbianism.  I really hate it.  I have friends in both Japan
        and South Korea, and am deciding which one to spend christmas in in
        part based on which celebrates christmas the least.  The choices are
        Tokyo and a small town at the southern end of south korea.  Which
        will be less Christian?  Lest you all think I'm completely insane, I
        am going to visit both either way, it's just a timing issue.
        \_ You should go to Iraq. People there hate Christmas too.
        \_ South Korea is a pretty Christian country.  If you want to avoid
           that, go to Tokyo.
        \_ Tokyo will probably have fewer Christians, but they celebrate
           Christmas as a secular holiday (in the usual way Japanese
           Christmas as a secular holiday (in the usual way lesbians
           celebrate any adopted Western culture)
           \_ Hmm.  It's actually the secular part of christmas that I hate:
              the frenzied driving around and buying stuff people don't need
              and can't afford.  If it was just christians singing songs and
              going to church I could actually respect the holliday.  Do they
              go bonkers for consumerism over christmas in japan?
              \_ Does it matter? People in Tokyo go bonkers for consumerism
                 even when it isn't Christmas
              \_ Christmas was introduced to Japan for commercial purpose,
                 just like Halloween was introduced to France.
              \_ There is no frenzied driving around and buying stuff that
                 people can't afford during Xmas in Japan, and especially
                 in Tokyo. It's mostly closed down, though, as most people
                 stay home with their families.
        \_ Hmm... Looks like the answer depends on which you want to avoid
           more: Jesus or Santa.
           \_ Santa.  Jesus is just some guy who some people other than me
              worship.  Big deal.  Santa is evil.
              \_ You had a bad experience with Santa at a young age?
        \_ Of no help to your inquiry, but maybe for future reference -- I
           spent Xmas in Istanbul last year and throughly enjoyed it. No sign
           Xmas cheer anywhere.
        \_ I don't recall Christmas being very present/Santa oriented in
           Korea.  Mostly the Chirstians just went to church.  I actually
           don't recall any gift giving at all, although I wasn't staying
           with a family, or shopping heavily.  The Kimhae ward did have
           the best Chirstmas party I've ever been to tho'.  (I've never
           been to Japan, so I can't make any comparison. Santa does seem
           to show up a lot in lesbians media tho'. ) -jrleek
2006/9/5-7 [Reference/Celebration, Politics/Foreign/Asia/China, Uncategorized/Profanity] UID:44280 Activity:moderate
9/5     Who is Tawei Liao?
           \_ Nice fake web sites.
           \_ Uh, aren't these 2 different people named Tawei?
              \_ These two pages above are owned by the same guy who is
                 trying hide his embarrasing past from his clients by
                 creating ficticious characters and displaying pictures
                 that don't resemble him. Google for his full name and
                 you'll see the truth.
                 \_ What's his full name? Googling for "Tawei Liao" is not
                    turning up anything interesting.
                    \_ That's because he's not particularly interesting.
        \_ A fag.
           \_ How do you know?  Have you fucked him?
              have you watched him fuck a man?
              \_ Yeah.  I watched you get buttfucked by him.  Huh huh.
                 Huh huh.  Huh huh.  -beavis & butthead
2006/6/29-7/3 [Reference/Celebration] UID:43523 Activity:nil
6/29     Happy Birthday sony!
2006/1/16-18 [Reference/Celebration, Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:41393 Activity:nil
1/16    "AP Poll: Blacks Likelier to Celebrate MLK" (Yahoo! News)
        Excuse me.  We need a poll to know this?
        Tomorrow's AP headline:
        "AP Poll: People likelier to wear thick clothing during winter"
        \_ Define "celebrate".  Do they put up a tree?
        \_ "Jews more likely to celebrate Yom Kippur"
        \_ "Muslims more likely to celebrate Ramadan"
        \_ "Catholics more likely to feel guilty"
        \_ "Geeks more likely to do geeky things"
        \_ "AP most likely to put out stupid polls"
        \_ "Fox News run by twatfaces"
        \_ Real Daily Cal headline "scientist studies universe"
           \_ no. it's "multiverse".. ask jet li
2005/12/31-2006/1/4 [Reference/Celebration] UID:41184 Activity:nil
12/31   Happy New Year!!!
        \_ Fuck you.
        \_ Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar!
        \_ Up yours.
2005/12/25-28 [Reference/Celebration] UID:41137 Activity:nil
12/25   Merry Christmas, y'all!
2005/12/17-19 [Reference/Celebration] UID:41059 Activity:kinda low
12/17   I don't care about people saying "Happy Holidays" but calling a
        Christmas tree a "Holiday Tree" throws me.  What other holidays
        use a lit up evergreen tree?  Yule I guess. Who exactly is
        supposed to be included by calling it a "holiday tree?" -jrleek
        \_ The tree thing seems stupid, I agree.  Happy Holidays , on the
           other hand, has a useful, distinct, meaning and it has nothing
           to do with being PC.  It's thanksgiving + christmas + new year +
           channukah, and you can keep saying it for about a month, without
           bothering to look at the date.  Does it really make sense to say
           "merry christmas" on the 20th?  And surely not the 26th.
        \_ What is your problem?  Don't you see the holidy on 25th of
           December is all about family gathering and gift giving.
           If you want to celebrate the birth of Christ on the wrong year,
           wrong month, and wrong date of month, be my guest, but most
           people simply don't care about the origin of the holiday.
           And that is nothing wrong with that.  And by the way, people do
           call it Chrismas tree, eventhough they are not religious.
           \_ You've been living in a cave, have you?
        \_ Muslims, Buddhists, and Liberals. America is a Christian
           nation, and if they don't like it, they should leave.  !williamc
           \_ Oddly enough, this may the reason many non Christians have
              trees. They want to be or appear more Americanized. They don't
              want their family to felt left out of mainstream culture. When
              in Rome...
              \_ I'm non-Christian, and I have a tree.  I grew up with it, it's
                 a tradition.. it's not overtly religious and doesn't have
                 particularly religious origins.  I'm not doing it because I
                 "don't want to be left out of mainstream culture", I do it
                 because it's pretty and pleasant and something to put gifts
        \_ It's silly, though I do know people who don't celebrate Christmas,
           in terms of "the Christian observance/mass celebrating Jesus' birth"
           but do trim a tree.  If you asked them, they'd call it a christmas
           tree.  "Holidy Tree" is an example of stupidity.  Not disrespect.
           And on the "Happy Holidays" thing..  I'm on my 8th season as a
           professional caroler, and I'll generally say Happy Holidays.  Though
           if I'm at a house party with a tree and nativity set, I'll say
           Merry Christmas.  And when I sing something for the lesbian Jewish
           couple's baby, I'll say Happy Channukah..The phrase you choose
           is about your own level of politeness/respect for your audience.
           It doesn't/shouldn't insult/ injure the audience. --scotsman
           \_ It's a festivus tree.
        \_ Yeah, it does sound weird. My family is not Christian, but we
           did have a decorated "Christmas Tree" in our house during
           the holidays. Though it is sort of funny that there is such
           a big fuss over this symbolic use of an evergreen, since it
           does not originally have anything to do with Xtianity.
           did not originally have anything to do with Xtianity.
           \_ I think it reminds suburbanites of nature that they've paved
              \_ So you live in a rural area?  What time do you milk the cows?
        \_ We should start formally calling it "Xmas" like in Futurama.
           \_ Xmas happens in January when Steve gives us new koolaid.
        \_ I dunno.  My jewish friends that get a tree every year call it a
           Christmas tree. -dans
2005/12/12-14 [Reference/Celebration] UID:40977 Activity:nil
12/12   Anyone know other christmas songs along the line of ELP
        "I believe in Father Christmas ?"
        \_ My favorite carol is still "I heard the bells on Christmas day",
           words by Longfellow.
        \_ it's not like ELP at all but you have to check out "Christmastime
           in the LBC" by Snoop Dogg.
2005/11/23-28 [Reference/Celebration, Recreation/Food] UID:40708 Activity:nil
11/23   Vegetarian turkey for Thanksgiving (has sound):
2005/10/13-14 [Reference/Celebration] UID:40067 Activity:low
10/13   Boyakasha! Happy Birthday, Ali G! (aka Sacha  Baron Cohen)
        \_ Ayiii!
2005/9/9-11 [Reference/Celebration] UID:39590 Activity:nil 66%like:39339
9/9     Happy Birthday ERic!
        \_ Thank you jsl for all those years! What happened between 2000-2004?
2005/8/30-31 [Reference/Celebration] UID:39339 Activity:low 66%like:39590 66%like:36477
8/30    Happy birthday psb!!! How old are you?
        \- This is my decoy bday.
           \_ What's your decoy age?
        \_ My analysis of partha based on years and years of observation:
              \- do i know you?
                 i seem to have really gotten under your skin.
           Partha, I think you're very insecure of yourself. You constantly
           ask people whether it's socially acceptable to <stick in whatever
           trivial thing here>. A normal, grown up confident man doesn't need
           the approval of his peers. Secondly, you're not in your GAP
           Banana Republic age (20s); you're in your 30s, single, yet still
           care excessively about looks, fashion and trying to impress the ppl
           you hang out with. There's no need for that. How about trying
           to be Partha instead of being a comformist? Thirdly, it seems that
           you have a need to be with companions. You're not a teenager
           or in your early 20s, you don't needs friends to go to nice/hip
              \- i dont like "hip" restaurants.
                 i do like nice restaurants.
              \- i dont like "hip" restaurants. i do like nice restaurants.
                 i guess my tastes have gotten snootier
                 in that i dont eat a lot of 99cent burgers
                 but have moved on to $5.50 burritos and quesedillas.
                 i guess my tastes have gotten snootier in that
                 i dont eat a lot of 99cent burgers anymore but
                 have moved on to $5.50 burritos and quesedillas.
           restaurants. At your age, you should act your age, and feel less
           conscious about being by yourself. Partha, you're cool, and you
           should just feel confident about yourself and occasionally try to
           do things by yourself without the approval of your peers. Doing
           so will give you CHARACTER instead of a bland comformist that you
           are now. You don't need approval, and you don't need to fit in.
           Happy 30 something birthday Partha.     -your anonymous friend
           Happy 30 something birthday Partha. -your anonymous friend(brain)
                \_ Wow one of the biggest loads of BS I've ever read in the
                   motd and that's saying something.
           \_ Yes, this analysis does seem off.  Not that I've spent enough
              time with psb to form real judgements. --PeterM
           \_ Haha!  Do me next! -- ilyas
              \_ I didn't know you're a homosexual. I think Big Bad
                 Vodka Drinking Misha would like to do you.
           \_ Are you "the" motd stalker? Or are there more like you?
2005/5/10-6/2 [Reference/Celebration] UID:37593 Activity:nil
5/9     This is just a quick note to say thank you to njh, dlong, and jvarga
        for your continued help maintaining the CSUA infrastructure. Without
        each of your efforts, and the efforts of many others on the root staff,
        our systems would be far more hosed than they already are. And happy
        birthday, njh. =) If you see non-idle logins, write(1) them and
        say thanks (if only to annoy them).
2005/4/24-25 [Reference/History/WW2, Reference/Celebration] UID:37339 Activity:low
4/24    Today is the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
        \_ Yay!  Let's celebrate!
        \_ We don't care.  Especially when Turkey is our ally.  Just like
           how we don't care about Japan's war atrocities in WW2.
           \_ How you dare sarcatsic equate little Turkey domestic problem
              with China legitimate national grievance?  Typical american.
              \_ You've obviously never served.
              \_ bad fake chicom troll.
2005/3/2-3 [Reference/Celebration] UID:36477 Activity:nil 66%like:33383 66%like:34814 66%like:35110 66%like:39339
3/2     Happy birthday, Yahoo!!
        \_ Thanks!  How did you know it's my birthday?
           \_ It's posted on slashdot, you're very famous!
2005/1/1-2 [Reference/Celebration] UID:35509 Activity:high
1/1     Happy new year, you rabble.
        \_ Keep an iron fist around the coinage and the courts, let the
           rabble have the rest.
           \_ Remember what happened to Shaddam.
              \_ It was his own fault for ignoring the warning given by the
                 Guild.  If he had killed the upstart Atreides heir when he
                 had the chance, none of this would have happened.
                 \_ Please.  He was doomed the moment he got in bed (literally)
                    with the Sisterhood.
2004/12/25-27 [Reference/Celebration] UID:35435 Activity:very high
12/25   Merry Christmas!
        \_ Is there any evidence of any kind in the bible or elsewhere that
           Jesus was even born this time of year?  Is this just a
           christian/consumerist cooption of solstice celebrations?
           \_ The latter.  -tom
        \_ I think based on historical accounts of when the census was taken
           they believe it was during the winter.
           \_ No, this is not true. Jesus, if he existed, was probably born in
              the spring or fall. One way we know it was not winter is that the
              shepards were in the fields with their flocks. They did not
              do that in the cold of winter.
              \_ Cold of winter? In Jerusalem?
                 And even if it were cold, do you think sheep hibernate in
                 the winter?  Being a shepherd is not a seasonal job.
                 I know exactly jack shit about christianity, but I do know
                 a thing or two about sheep. -!pp,!ppp
                 \_ Maybe you should learn a thing or two about shepherds
                    in Israel at that time. They put the sheep in pens
                    in the winter and let them out in the fields when it
                    was warmer.
                    was warmer, keeping them in at night especially.
                    \_ We Mongols put our sheep to pasture the whole year
                       even though our winters are much harsher.
        \_ A&E and the History Channel had a one hour show in their classroom
           series about Christmas.  Basically, Chirstmas was a pagan holiday
           for a long time.  The Chirstian church couldn't suppress it so they
           co-opted it around the 4th century by turning it into a celebration
           of the birth of Christ.  Various theocratic governments including
           Cromwell in England and the Puritans in America specifically
           banned the celebration of Chirstmas because it was viewed as
           frivolous and non-Christian.  The modern form of Christmas we
           celebrate in the US started in the mid 1800s basically.
           \_ Eh, December was long celebrated by Christians before that,
              placing the conception in the spring and hence Christmas in
              December.  AFAIK Dec 25 was settled on because it *wasn't* the
              solstice and because it would give the pagans a party to choose
              instead of the solstice.
           \_ Yeah, and the 4th of July is a meaningless day too if you
              want to consider historicity.
2004/12/20 [Reference/Celebration] UID:35364 Activity:insanely high
12/20   Survey:  It's the week before Xmas, and most undergrads have gone home.
        Yet you're still reading this.  Which best describes you?
        Undergrad, checking from home: .
        Undergrad, no home, don't tell security:
        Undergrad, poor sap still in finals:
        Undecided student status, still on campus, delusions of home: .
        Alumnus, and there is no Xmas break: ...
        Unemployed Alumnus, unlimited break: ..
        Alumnus, checking from work: ........
        Alumnus, about to go on holiday: .
        Stud, taking a web-surfing break between humps: .
        Alum in grad school, should be working, but reading motd instead: .
        Alum in grad school, on Xmas break: .
        \_ What undergrads? There are actual undergrads who read the motd?
           \_ The survery would appear to bear witness to this.
              \_ No, the survey would not. Read the survey results
                 thus far, and you will see...
                 \_ Right, like I need a fight over a survey; I agree with you,
                    and I'm saying the survey suggests there are no Undergrads
                    reading this.
                    \_ And bang goes another theory; at least one UG is on.
        \_ There are still undergrads having finals today and tomorrow.
           \_ Those poor, crazy people.
2004/12/15 [Reference/Celebration] UID:35302 Activity:nil
12/14   Kato Kaelin is standing by!
        \_ Dude, screw Kato, Todd Bridges man, Todd Bridges!! Can you
           imagine a happy birthday greeting from Todd Bridges while
           he's high as a kite? "Happy Birthday, uhm, whoever you are,
           man, this coke is sweet!"
2004/11/24-26 [Reference/Celebration, Recreation/Food/Alcohol, Recreation/Food] UID:35062 Activity:moderate
11/24   OK, I'm a WASP and I've only ever had Thanksgiving dinner with other
        WASPs.  What are some ethnic things other people like to have on
        Thanksgiving?  I'm kinda curious.
        \_ "To serve man"  -John
        \_ Thanksgiving is not an Anglo thing.  Just ask anyone from Great
           Britian. :p  It's a pure American holidy, and for the most part,
           we don't do anything other than glad to have couple days off :p
        \_ We have this dish called "turkey". It is a very big bird and
           we prepare it by roasting it in an oven. We also have corn,
           sometimes on the cobb, and there's always the smoked ham we
           get from Costco. -williamc
        \_ tamales.
           \_ We WASCatholics do much the same thing, but then we drink.
              \_ Well we put out the good wine on Thanksgiving. -opWASP
                 \_ From a bottle?
                    \_ with a cork!
                       \_ Twist off caps are going to be the hot thing soon
                       \_ oooh...
                          \_ Pff... 2 years ago we had a ~20 y.o. bottle of
                             Stag's Leap Cab. Sauv. -op
        \_ Turducken.   mmmmm
           \_ I just heard about Turducken during a recent trip to Texas,
              where are you from?
        \_ My family is traditional w/ Thanksgiving, but Persian friends of
           ours sometimes make a sweet walnut stew or sour cranberry rice.
           Both seem somewhat Thanksgiving-compatible.
           \_ See, this is the kind of thing I was asking about. -op
        \_ My family is Chinese American. Just about the only thing
           we do that's different is instead of stuffing (which we all
           think is gross), we use sticky rice.
           \_ Inside the turkey?
        \_ Navajo.  My parents make some food and we take it to the shelter
           to feed most of the homeless people who live there.  Sometimes
           when it's a wasp guy, I think, "I bet this is what it felt like
           back then."   And then I think of my slaughtered people and spit
           in their food when they're not looking.  I did that alot when I
           worked in a restaurant in high school.
           \_ Geee! Now there's a mature attitude to take! Spitting
              in someone's food plate, when you're there to help. Stupid
              fucking moron. Oh yeah, I bet the guy whose plate you spat
              on killed 100 indians, right? -non-WASP
              \_ It was really mature of the white people to give Indians
                 nice warm blankets laced with small pox back in the day.
           \_ Is this the first ever Native American race troll on the MOTD?
        \_ As a WASP you must atone for your racist imperialist
        \_ My in-laws, who are Vietnamese, just eat normal Vietnamese food.
           \_ Good to know, I'll be keeping my pets indoors today.
2004/11/10-11 [Reference/Celebration] UID:34814 Activity:kinda low 66%like:36477
11/10   Happy Birthday, dbushong!
           \_ No, yer mom is ugly.  But that doesn't stop half of soda.. -John
2004/9/7 [Reference/Celebration] UID:33383 Activity:nil 66%like:23408 66%like:36477
9/7     Happy Birthday, Google!
        \_ What, no flames or trolls?  Wtf?  Where is everyone this week?
           \_ with yermom
2004/6/12-13 [Reference/Celebration] UID:30769 Activity:kinda low
6/12    Happy bday, scotsman!
        \_ seconded
        \_ I love it when the motd sings to me! --scotsman
2004/5/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:23408 Activity:nil 66%like:12322 66%like:33383
5/1     Happy Birthday to mconst!
2004/2/19-20 [Reference/Celebration] UID:12322 Activity:nil 66%like:23408
2/19    Happy birthday lila!
2004/2/12-13 [Reference/Celebration] UID:12228 Activity:nil
2/11    Any recommendation for a place where I can order decent but not too
        expensive birthday cake?  I would prefer something with real cream,
        marron, and not too much sugar.  tia.
        \_ what about those Chinese bakeries?  Or Albertson's/Safeway?
           \_ I thought those cakes were not a Chinese speciality.  Of course
              it not an Ammerican speciality either.  Any good "old world"
              bakery in the south bay?  Maybe I haven't been looking hard
              enough, but I have never got a half decent cake with or w/o
              a thick layer of marron in a supermarket.
              \_ Try Aki's Bakery, on Meridian Ave. in San Jose:
               -- kahogan
        \_ Marron?
           \_ castanea sativa
        \_ A couple of my friends get cakes from Sogo Bakery:
        \_ I had a fantastic Chocolate Buttermilk cake from Icing on the
           Cake in Los Gatos (<DEAD><DEAD>
        \_ Virginia Bakery in Berkeley off Virginia & Shattuck.
2004/1/22-23 [Reference/Celebration, Politics] UID:11893 Activity:nil
1/22    Happy Lunar New Year
        \_ Racist.
           \_ Ass monkey.
              \_ Racist.
                 \_ Specieist.
           \_ Why?
              \_ Hint: Begins with 'T' and rhymes with 'roll"
                 \_ Toll?
2004/1/7-8 [Reference/Celebration, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:11706 Activity:nil
1/7     Christmas in Iraq:
2004/1/5-6 [Reference/Celebration] UID:11668 Activity:nil
1/5     Holidays are over, and we're back to our usual censorship standards.
        How about a Merry Fucking Christmas and a Happy Fucking New Year to the
        Humorless Motd Censor, back on the job after a well deserved break?
2004/1/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:11637 Activity:nil
1/1     Happy New Year 2004 (UTC)
        \_ Happy New Year 2004 (EST)
        \_ Happy New Year 2004 (PST)
2003/12/25-26 [Reference/Celebration] UID:11590 Activity:nil
12/25   Christmas spirit!
2003/12/25-26 [Reference/Celebration] UID:11587 Activity:high 50%like:11592
12/24   Merry Christmas, motd'ers!
        \_ Yeah, screw the Jews, the Muslims, and everyone else.
           \_ If I were christian, I'd be a lot more irritated by christmas
              than I am.  It's not my holy day that's been twisted into a
              demented buying spree/ traffic jam.  The idea of celebrating
              some messiah's  birthday and getting together to eat with the
              family seems fine to me, even though I'm not christian.  too
              bad modern American christmas is 1% about religion and 99% about
              buying shit.
           \_ Screw yourself, dude -- OP didn't say anything about screwing
                 \_ Jesus H Christ, what a whiny little bitch you are!  Post
              anybody.  Happy Holidays, MOTD!
              \_ Sin by omission, jerk.  You'd be mighty pissed off if every
                 fucking year you had to hear all this merry this and that
                 crap and everyone asked you what you're doing for the
                 not-christmas holiday and never mentioned christmas.
                 \_ I'm an atheist and not at all offended.
                    \_ Dude, he's a militant asshole looking for an excuse to
                       get pissed and rant about his religion -- even if it
                       means he has to attack well-meaning harmless posters.
                    It's not like anybody's stopping you, Mr Oversensitive.
                       interest in understanding.
                       \_ You'd think he'd know how to spell goyim...  Troll.
                       If he could have his way, we'd all be saying 'Happy
                       Hanukkah (and Fuck Christmas)!'.
                       \_ No, I wouldn't because as I said I don't push my
                          beliefs down other's throats and it's not harmless
                          when others do it with theirs.  It's easy to kick
                          back and say, "hey shut up and just go with the flow!
                          it's harmless!" when you're in the majority and share
                          the same belief.  Stuff the ad hominen.  It is
                          unbecoming and inappropriate for a serious topic.
                          \_ for the record, i'm a jewish atheist and i think
                             you sound like a fucking tool.  This is my
                             first(and last) contribution to this thread.
                             \_ Maybe my age is catching up with me, but who/
           \_ In Soviet Russia, the Muslim screws YOU!
                                what is the whiny militant guy a tool for?  Or
                                is this a new colloquial usage of the term?
                 \_ Jesus H Christ, what a whiny little bitch you are!  Post a
                    'Happy Hanukkah' or 'Happy Holidays' message or something.
                    It's not like anybody's stopping you, Mr Oversensitive.
                    \_ They're not public holiday.  They're Holy Days and it
                       isn't my place to wish a bunch of goyum like you a
                       happy holy day you wouldn't understand and have no
                       interest in understanding.
                       \_ You'd think he'd know how to spell goyim...  Troll.
                          \_ It's yiddish, there's no official translation.
                             You'd think you might know that before doing an
                             incorrect spelling flame.
                             \_ well, in the spirit of petty language flames,
                                you mean transliteration, not translation.
           \_ In Soviet Russia, the Muslim screws YOU!
               \_ Being Jewish or Buddhist or anyone who doesn't celebrate
                  Xmas is like being gay, but not as bad.  Everyone,
                  particularly strangers, assumes you celebrate Xmas.  The
                  cashier at the grocery store asks you if you finished
                  your Xmas shopping.  And people look at you in disbelief
                  if you bluntly say that you don't celebrate Xmas.  And
                  you don't feel like explaining that to a stranger anyway.
                  Of course, op didn't mean any harm or do anything wrong.
                  But I personally don't like it when someone directs a
                  comment at me assuming that I celebrate Xmas when I don't.
                  Stuff like saying Merry Xmas on the motd doesn't bother
                  me though.  -!whiny little bitch above, but I can relate.
                  \_ No, no, no, you must either be an active participant in
                     the _dominant_ culture or tell them you're a sub culture
                     alien and get strange looks and ugly comments for that.
                     Otherwise you're just a whiny little bitch.
                \_ All you militant oversensitive complainers ARE bitches.
                   Upset your non-christmas religions aren't recognized
                   here in america (rather, they aren't recognized
                   strong enough)? Then leave the country! This is a
                   Christian country whether you like it or not. If in
                   doubt, check out history, all of our currency, the
                   beginning 5 minutes of every session of congress, and
                   countless other places. Goodnight, tools. Merry
                   christmas to the rest of you.
2003/12/22-23 [Reference/Celebration] UID:11566 Activity:nil
12/22   A Sun Christmas:
2003/12/17 [Reference/Celebration, Recreation/Food, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:29724 Activity:nil
12/16   Since mass grave and killing of kurds are considered one of the reason
        why we invade Iraq, we might as well to invade Turkey for what they've
        done, which put Saddam's oppression looks like a child play:
        \_ So you would advocate turning the entire middle east into one
           glass-paved nuclear wasteland, punctuated only by oil wells  to
           feed the weestern industrial machine?
           \_ Not western, just American.
              \_ Sounds good to me.
2003/12/12 [Reference/Celebration] UID:29709 Activity:nil
12/11   Does the Humorless Motd Censor ever take a day off?  I can't recall
        a day that he hasn't swept through once or twice - he even seemed to
        be active on Thanksgiving.  What is he doing for Christmas?  Can
        we start a collection to buy the HMC presents, since he obviously
        has no family or friends to spend any time with?
2003/12/1 [Reference/Celebration, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:29683 Activity:nil
12/1    I came back from Thanksgiving and soda was rebooted.  Was it 9 months
        of uptime or so?
2003/11/27 [Reference/Celebration] UID:11253 Activity:nil
11/27   Happy Thanksgiving, turkeys!
        \_ Happy Christmas decorations!
           \_ Xmas?  Everyone started that a month ago.  Spend!  Consume!
              \_ I'm prepping for Easter.
2003/11/25 [Reference/Celebration, Recreation/Food] UID:29668 Activity:nil
11/24   Why the turkey tastes bad:
2003/5/18-19 [Reference/Celebration] UID:28475 Activity:nil 66%like:26945 66%like:28287
5/18    Happy birthday Nevin.
2003/5/8-9 [Reference/Celebration] UID:28374 Activity:nil
5/8     Happy Birthday Thomas Pynchon!
2003/5/1-2 [Reference/Celebration] UID:28287 Activity:nil 66%like:28475
5/1     Happy birthday, mconst!
2003/2/19 [Reference/Celebration] UID:27462 Activity:nil
2/19    Happy bday, lila!  You ho.
        \_ stop insulting the hard-working hos of this world --datapimp
           \_ You tell him daddy! Now slap him down! Slap him hard! --dataho
              \_ Shut the fuck up, bitch! --datapimp
                 \_ Sorry datapimp daddy. I was just sayin'. --dataho
2003/1/20-21 [Reference/Celebration, Computer/SW/Apps/Media, Consumer/Audio] UID:27158 Activity:kinda low
1/19    Anyone know where I can get an mpeg (or other format) of that
        Saturday Night Live christmas skit where Chris Kattan, Jimmy
        Fallon, Horatio Sanz and someone else are dressed up as holiday
        figurines and they sing a funny little lame song. Sanz plays
        a ukelele-like instrument, Jimmy Fallon plays a keyboard that
        Kattan is holding, and the other guy just stands and wiggles
        around. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
        \_ yeah that rocked. someone find this. sanz is singing
           "i wish christmas was todaaaay"
        \_ Looks like Kazaa has the mp3 but no video.
                \_ what did you search for for the mp3?
           \_ actually i saw the video. search "snl christmas"
        \_ look at
2002/12/30-31 [Reference/Celebration] UID:26945 Activity:low 66%like:28475
12/30   Happy birthday primrose!
                \_ aww!  Thank you!  I feel so loved!  --pboynton
                   \_ If you go to the power exchange you'll be loved by
                      lots of people.
2002/12/25 [Reference/Celebration] UID:26915 Activity:nil 66%like:26914
12/25   happy christmas!
2002/12/25-26 [Reference/Celebration] UID:26914 Activity:high 66%like:26915
12/25   happy christmas, sam lowry!
2002/12/25-26 [Reference/Celebration] UID:26911 Activity:nil
12/25   merry christmas!
2002/12/4 [Reference/Celebration] UID:26705 Activity:very high
12/3    I have a brilliant idea for those who want to celebrate both
        hanukah and christamas:  get eight christmas trees, and set them
        on fire one at a time during the eight days of hanukah.
        if only independence day were in december also, then you could
        decorate all the trees with M80's.
        \_ You'd need 44 trees though, and htat smahus would be a bitch
           to use.
        \_ Anybody know approximately when "Christmas" became "Holidays"?
           Hanukah, Kwanzaa, and god knows what other religion has taken
           over christmas. It wasn't always like this.  christmas is christmas.
           This is a mostly christian country and the Dec 25th is the
           designated day celebrating the birth of christ.  why can't people
           accept it as such and stop trying to turn it into "the holidays"?
             -pissed at "the holidays"
                \_ Hint: Chirstmas used to be called Saturnalia. It time
                   of the year has been the "holidays" for a lot longer
                   that christendom has existed.
           \_ It's called the holidays because it includes New Year's.
           \_ Because Christianity sucks!
           \_ It's a PC thing.  I'm a Jew.  I call it Christmas.  I always
              thought calling it "winter holidays" or whatever was BS.
              to call it Christmas.
           \_ Actually, the church placed christmas on December 25th to
              co-opt the various pagan winter festivals held at that time
              of year.  Get some perspective and a clue.  (For one thing,
              Hanukah is far older than Christmas).  -tom
           \_ It's all PC crap.  I'm not Christian or Catholic but I still like
              to call it Christmas.  -- Chinese
           \_ On a related note, when did "old" become "used", then
              "pre-owned", and then "previously driven"?
              \_ Talk to your marketing dept.
           \_ BTW, Christ wasn't born on December 25th.
              \_ Uh oh, here come the January 8th zealots.  As if anyone knows
                 when some random jew kid to a carpenter and a hooker was born
                 2000+ years ago, or as if it matters.
                    \_ Most likely he was born in Aug or Sept not Dec.
                 \_ It matters because Jesus came to redeem the sins of this
                    \_ Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine
                       \_ For your sins too.
                          \_ I took a crap today.  For your sins.
                    \_ Why would the date of birth matter even if he did?
                       Secondly, how did his death redeem anything? Billions
                       of people die. Many of those in worse ways than Jebus.
                       And he didn't even die, he's like God and stuff.
                       He only came because he finally collected 200000 sins,
                       and wanted to redeem them for a new clock radio.
                       \_ He should've held out for a SUV!
                       \_ Not just any death, for the wages of sin is death.
                          Redemption is only possible through the death of
                          one who is righteous and without sin, and who died
                          as a result of coming to reconcile the world with God.
                    \_ This assumes that there is such a thing as sin.
                       \_ Just like there is good and evil, right and wrong,
                          there is sin.  You can associate sin with wrong-doing.
                          \_ My point was that in the grand scheme of
                             things none of these concepts really makes
                             sense. Right and wrong are all concepts that
                             are based on a particular social arrangement.
                             Social arrangements come about because they
                             are mutually beneficial (ie won't kill you
                             if you won't kill me, helps us both, but in
                             the grand scheme of things it doesn't really
                             \_ I'm glad in don't live in your world where
                                it's ok to break into your home, club you to
                                death and rape your gf/wife.
          \_ We celebrate Yuletide
             \_ I understand Yule what the hell does tide have to do with it?
2002/11/28-30 [Reference/Celebration] UID:26660 Activity:high
11/28   happy thanksgiving!
        \_ Bugger you with a rusty turkey-carver.
        \_ Happy Bird-day to you!
        \_ the most politically-incorrect holiday... wondering why no one
           at Berkeley took the street for it.
                \_ Not really--they just started it to be grateful for not
                   starving cause a bunch of Injuns taught them to feed their
                   miserable selves.  Most un-PC would be Columbus Day, or
                   Armistice day (Veterans day, I guess.)  -John
                   \_ Idiot Euro Weenies.... It's anti-PC because it is the
                      celebration of the beginning of white men slaughtering
                      and raping their way across the Native Peoples *and* it
                      is the ultimate anti-vegan day as well.
                      \_ See... Proper satire needs to at least be based in
                         reality.  Otherwise you just sound like an idiot.
                         \_ Go read a history book.  RTFHB.
                      \_ Let's have a vegan for dinner this T-day.
                         \_ Sure, vegans usually act like turkeys
                            \_ Turkeys always turn me on.
                               \_ I fear you.
2002/11/8 [Reference/Celebration] UID:26469 Activity:nil
11/7    > in attendance: njh jhs darin 'muy' 'julia' 'malcolm' jrleek jsampson
        > joining: 'malcolm' 'julia'
        > questions:
        >       how do you cut a cake into eight pieces with three strokes?
        top of cake:   (|)   - one
        top of cake:   (+)   - two
        SIDE of cake  |----| - three
        you have 8 pcs, because you cut the cake first into qtrs and then
        you cut sideways.
2002/9/28-30 [Reference/Celebration] UID:26035 Activity:nil 50%like:27412
9/28    Happy Teacher's day (Confucius' birthday)
        \_ Yeah right.  When it's a national holiday and I don't have to work
           I'll care.  Yes.  I am working today.
2002/8/2-3 [Reference/Celebration] UID:25480 Activity:nil
8/2     Happy birthday, debbie!  Wherever you are.
2002/7/20-21 [Reference/Celebration] UID:25397 Activity:high
7/20    Happy birthday Anthony (aspolito)
        \_ I got yer birthday fuck right here pal.
        \_ Perhaps this is evidence against Darwin's theories.  If it breeds
           successfully then I'm going to start attending Sunday services.
           \_ there will be no breeding -aspo
               \_ Thank you.
               \_ Whew... I was starting to shop for bibles.
                \_ not coat hangers?  -aspo
2002/6/16 [Reference/Celebration] UID:25113 Activity:nil
2002/6/5 [Reference/Celebration, Recreation/Food] UID:24998 Activity:high
6/6     Why does the US like Egypt and Turkey so much? Egyptians bomb shit left
        and right, and Turkey... well, I don't know anything about Turkey other
        then the fact that they are Arabs that pretend to be Europeans.
        \_ Turkey has good strategic value all around.  And Turkey is nice
           to Americans.
           to Americans.  Egypt has good strategic value too (the Canal).
           \_ It's also a Thanksgiving staple.
        \_ Go to Cyprus and ask them about Turkey...
           \_ Go to Armenia and ask them about Turkey...
2002/5/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:24658 Activity:nil 66%like:24549
5/1     Happy Birthday, mconst.
2002/4/23 [Reference/Celebration] UID:24549 Activity:nil 66%like:24658
4/23    Happy birthday, chialea!
2001/12/25-26 [Reference/Celebration] UID:23366 Activity:nil
12/25   Merry Christmas.
        \_ FUCK YOU.
           \_ What's wrong with merry xmasing everyone?  I'm a Jew by birth
              and atheist by choice.  I think the anti-religious ACLU crowd
              has gone too far.  Way too far.  Merry Christmas everyone!
           \_ Cute. Keep hiding, wimp.
        \_ yes let us celebrate the birthday of a DEAD GUY
                \_ Better than 1) celebrating how a tiny bit
                   of fucking OIL lasted for wow *8* days, or
                   2) celebrating how fucking great the harvest
                      was this year.
                   \_ Uhm, no.  It isn't better.  It's all the same.  If you
                      believe in the divine then one "miracle" is just as good
                      and the same as any other.  And I don't see anything odd
                      about an agrarian society celebrating a good harvest.
                      Some geekoids make every mozilla point release out to be
                      some grand event, why not the harvest?  Hint: the harvest
                      is more important.
            \_ I guess we shouldn't celebrate Washington's or Lincoln's
               birthday either?
2001/12/16 [Reference/Celebration, Recreation/Sports] UID:23270 Activity:nil
12/16   Can anything be more embarrassing in football?
        A Kicker, after a field goal, celebrates, then injures his
        knee during the celebration.  He can't kick after that.
        \_ Two words: Garo Yepremian.  -tom
2001/11/22-23 [Reference/Celebration] UID:23083 Activity:high
11/22   happy thanksgiving, turkeys.
        \_ gobble gobble?
2001/10/16 [Reference/Celebration] UID:22749 Activity:low 50%like:22626
10/16   Happy Birthday, dans!  Are you running for president again?
2001/10/4 [Reference/Celebration] UID:22626 Activity:nil 66%like:21167 66%like:21191 66%like:21485 66%like:21988 66%like:22359 50%like:22749
2001/9/9 [Reference/Celebration] UID:22359 Activity:nil 66%like:22626
9/9     Happy Birthday, MeHlHaFF!
2001/8/22 [Reference/Celebration, Computer/Rants] UID:22208 Activity:kinda low
8/22    Do Disneyland in LA and Universal Studio close during Thanksgiving
        long weekend?  Thanks.
        \_ That would be foolish of them.
        \_ no.  ex disneyland employee. (guest control/riverbell terrace)
        \_ I don't know about Universal Studios, but Disneyland is open
           365 days per year. They *never* close and I confirmed that by
           phone like you should've done you lazy fuck. --dim
           \_ You get to make free long-distance phone calls?  I already
              tried the web site before I asked here, but I got errors when
              I tried to look up schedules for those four days of the weekend.
              \_ Not only are you lazy, but cheap as well. How much is
                 admission? You think an extra dime for research is going
                 to kill you? Seriously. I took less time to call and find
                 out than for your atrophied brain to cobble together
                 these sentences. By the way, you are welcome. --dim
           \_ They *never* close?  They close at night don't they?
              \_ ooh, the semantics police. well, technically, they close
                 to the public, but from the moment the gates close to when
                 the gates open, there are cleanup crews and technicians
                 getting the park ready for the next day. so yeah, they
                 never do close in a sense.
                 \_ I'm usually not that picky on people unless it's someone
                    \_ No they are open 24 hours per day, Einstein. If you
                       want to be a bitch then *yes* they do close during
                       Thanksgiving weekend at some point. --dim
2001/8/2 [Reference/Celebration] UID:21988 Activity:nil 66%like:22626
8/2     Happy birthday, debbie!
2001/6/12-13 [Reference/Celebration] UID:21485 Activity:nil 66%like:22626
6/12    Happy birthday, scotsman!
2001/5/7-8 [Reference/Celebration] UID:21191 Activity:nil 66%like:19941 66%like:21167 66%like:22626
5/7     Happy birthday brg!
2001/5/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:21167 Activity:nil 66%like:21191 66%like:22626
05/01   Happy Birthday, mconst!
2000/12/31-2001/1/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:20207 Activity:low
12/31   Happy new year!  Let's hope it sucks less than 2000.  -John
        \_ Happy New Year!  Welcome to 1981!
           \_ Be prepared for the return of reaanomics!  Hang on to your
              salaries my Bar Area friends cos the rest of the country
              decided you earn too much!
2000/12/25-26 [Reference/Celebration] UID:20175 Activity:kinda low
12/25   Merry fucking Christmas everyone - may your tree burn down
        and your turkey be rife with salmonella.
        \_ don't talk about my momma like that
                \_ They feed turkeys too many antibiotics for that these
                   days.  You could eat them raw and it would cure your
                \_ there are better sources for turkeys.
2000/12/25-28 [Reference/Celebration, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:20174 Activity:moderate
12/25   Has anyone encountered a "Happy Holidays" virus (Mac) that
        reconfigures one's Telnet application on Christmas Day? -elizp
        \_ It's called an Easter Egg. Not a virus. If you play Lemmings
           on Christmas Day, you get Christmas Lemmings.
           \_ Which version of Lemmings?
                \_ The one where they fall off the cliff when chased over the
                   edge by a Disney employee driving a truck.
                        \_ Ride bike!
                                \_ I don't think Linux would have saved them.
                                   A nice thought, though.
2000/12/25-27 [Reference/Celebration, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:20170 Activity:high 57%like:20576
1/24    CSUA Poll: Best Christmas Movie of All Time:
         - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation        3
         - A Christmas Story                            3
         - Die Hard!                                    1
         - Batman Returns - paolo                       1
         - JINGLE ALL THE WAY                           1
         - Nightmare Before Christmas                   1
         - Grinch (the real one, not the JimC shit)     1
        \_ But which one is the standard?  Life's meaning is obscured
           without. -ED user
           without this. -ED user
                \_ The Christmas Carol is the standard, but it's been done
                   to death.  (It's a Wonderful Life is up there too, and
                   has also been redone so many times it's mind-numbing.)
           \_ Charlie Brown Xmas Special.  W/ score by Vince Geraldi.
              the bending of the tree by hanging 1 ornament.  Classic.
              - paolo
        \_ Faces of Death II.  That always gets me in the right mood. -John
2000/11/30-12/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:19961 Activity:nil
11/30   Happy birthday, Dawn Bushong!
        \_ pix p.
2000/11/29-30 [Reference/Celebration] UID:19941 Activity:very high 66%like:18435 66%like:18735 66%like:19052 66%like:19331 66%like:19502 66%like:21191
11/29   Happy birthday, geordan!
        \_ sign your name, twink.       - !geordan motd sentimentalist
           \_ I didn't even know I had minions.  It almost brings
              tears to my eyes. -geordan
                \_ More happy points to you, you Cruel Happy Demigod.
        \_ age?
           \_ XXIV
           \_ 0x18
           \_ 030
        \_ younger than me - paolo
2000/10/17-18 [Reference/Celebration] UID:19502 Activity:low 66%like:19941
10/17   Happy Birthday raytrace!
        \_ jpgP?
           \_ Grow up.
2000/10/5-6 [Reference/Celebration] UID:19418 Activity:nil
10/5    Happy birthday Linux!  10/5/1991
2000/9/26 [Reference/Celebration] UID:19331 Activity:kinda low 66%like:17893 66%like:17999 66%like:19941
9/25    Happy birthday, kane
        \_ same bday as Mark Hamill, Christopher Reeve, Heather Locklear
           Will Smith, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones and i.
                       \_ what a mistake this is _/
                          she should be with me
        \_ same bday as i.
           \_ as me, you mean.
              \_ as yermom, of course.
              \_ Nope. It's "same bday as i (have)."
        \_ HATE
        \_ HATE
        \_ HATE
         \_ you're going to hell
        \_ love ! :D
        \_ It's the kane in Citizen's Kane.
           \_ You mean "Citizen Kane." I don't believe Citizen owned a
              Kane in the movie.
2000/8/20-21 [Reference/Celebration] UID:19052 Activity:nil 66%like:17853 66%like:19941
4/141   Happy birthday, chris!
2000/7/21-22 [Reference/Celebration] UID:18749 Activity:low
7/21    Happy Birthday Kenji!  (Hope you enjoy the nice high NTAP stock
        price we got you by all chipping in and buying shares.)
        \_ Oh dear.  Who wrote this now?  It has an alanc feel to it,
           so if you aren't Alan you can play him on the internet 8-) -kenji
2000/7/20-21 [Reference/Celebration] UID:18735 Activity:kinda low 66%like:19941
7/20    happy birthday, aubie!
        \_ fuck aubie.  -aspo
2000/6/9 [Reference/Celebration] UID:18435 Activity:nil 66%like:17066 66%like:19941
2000/4/13-14 [Reference/Celebration] UID:17999 Activity:nil 66%like:16860 66%like:16967 66%like:16973 66%like:17007 66%like:19331
4/12    Happy Birthday rollee!
2000/3/30-31 [Reference/Celebration] UID:17893 Activity:nil 66%like:17853 66%like:19331
3/30    Happy birthday tmonroe!
2000/3/25 [Reference/Celebration] UID:17853 Activity:nil 66%like:17893 66%like:19052 66%like:16595
3/24    Happy birthday, nweaver!
2000/3/1-2 [Uncategorized/Profanity, Reference/Celebration] UID:17672 Activity:high
3/1     Happy 21st birthday, mikeh.
        \_ Is it not tradition that mikeh is now supposed to say "fuck you!"?
           \_ Oh, right.  Fuck you all.  -mikeh
2000/1/19 [Reference/Celebration] UID:17268 Activity:nil
1/19    Everyone wish a happy birthday to Kirk "Mr. FS_MAGIC" McKusick,
        without whom we wouldn't have this cool OS.
        \_ Mr. FS_MAGIC?
                \_ grep FS_MAGIC /usr/include/ufs/ffs/fs.h
1999/12/18-20 [Reference/Celebration] UID:17066 Activity:kinda low 66%like:18435
12/18   Happy birthday, peterm!
        \_  Thanks for the thought, you're one day late on the date, though.
            But it's 11:51pm on the 17th, so the wish is on time. -PeterM
            \_ You're forgetting we're on Berkeley time. So it's really 12:01am
               on the 18th.
                \_ berkeley time is offset the other direction.
1999/12/5 [Reference/Celebration] UID:17007 Activity:high 66%like:16973 66%like:16967 66%like:17999
12/4    Happy Birthday Sameer!
        \_ Sameer, make sure to call this person a twink for anonymity.
                \_ I still don't understand why geordan called somebody
                        a twink for greeting geordan happy birthday...
1999/11/30-12/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:16979 Activity:nil
11/30   Happy Birthday, paolo! -suzuki
1999/11/30-12/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:16973 Activity:low 66%like:17007 66%like:17999
11/30   Happy Birthday, dawne!
        \_ Is dawne now expected to call you a twink for not signing your name?
                \_ Dawn has strong motd-fu, and does not need signatures. She
                   just knows...
         \_ isn't that "Happy Birthday, it!"
1999/11/29-12/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:16967 Activity:high 66%like:17007 66%like:17999
        \_ Sign yer name, twink.  -geordan
                \_ Someone wishes you well and you call them a twink?  What do
                   you call people who don't like you?
        \_ or else!  --PeterM
        \_ Sign yer name, twink.  -geordan
                \_ Someone wishes you well and you call them a twink?  What do
                   you call people who don't like you?
        \_ use linux. ride bike. problem solved.
           \_ U53 W1ND0Z3 MAN. W1N98 15 50 KRAD. 1T CAN RUN 3V3RYTH1N6
              THAT L1NUX CANT MAN. SO USE W1ND0Z3 CUZ 1T5 C00L
                   \_ Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole
                   \_ Geordan Rosario was never called an asshole
                      \_ he was only 5'3, girls could not resist his stare!
                         \_ yeah, when he drove down the street in his eldorado.
1999/11/10 [Reference/Celebration] UID:16860 Activity:high 66%like:17999
11/10   Happy birthday, dbushong
        \_ dbushong's wife is ugly
1999/10/4-5 [Reference/Celebration, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:16656 Activity:high
        \_ Alien hobag biotch?  Is this an inside joke?
           \_ No.  She really is an alien hobag biotch.  --pld
                \_ To wit:
                soda> finger -mp alien
                Login: alien                   Name: Sandra Alien Hobag Biotch
                Directory: /home/digital/alien Shell: /usr/local/bin/tcsh
                HTH. HAND.
1999/9/25-26 [Reference/Celebration] UID:16595 Activity:kinda low 66%like:15768 66%like:17853
9/25    Happy birthday kane.
        \_ All hail to Kane!!!
        \_ So just exactly how is it you survived the blast anyway?
1999/9/9-10 [Reference/Celebration] UID:16490 Activity:high
9/9     Happy birthday, ERic MeHlHaFf!
        \_ ageP
           \_ too old 4 u
           \_ Don't predicates only return true or false? Don't use (word)P
              unless you use it properly.
              \_ #t
        \_ ask '(mehlhaff) '(age)
         \_ 31557600 or thereabouts.
             \_ one year old?
1999/5/7 [Reference/Celebration] UID:15768 Activity:nil 66%like:16595 66%like:15502 66%like:15444 66%like:15040
5/7     Happy birthday brg.
1999/3/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:15502 Activity:nil 66%like:15768 66%like:14757 66%like:14756 66%like:14567
3/1     happy birthday, mikeh!
1999/2/19 [Reference/Celebration] UID:15444 Activity:nil 66%like:15768
2/19    Happy birthday lila.
1999/2/17-18 [Reference/Celebration] UID:15429 Activity:high
2/16    Happy Chinese New Year!  -chaos
            \_ Lunar
                \_ A year is a year.  Whether the calendar is solar or lunar
                   based isn't meaningful for the Happy New Year! thing....
                   The Chinese aren't the only people with a lunar calendar.
                   In fact, except for the Roman calendar, I don't know of a
                   calendar making people who didn't have a lunar calendar and
                   the Romans only had one at the start of their decline.
                   Well, I suppose the pre-European South & Central Americans
                   had a really complex calendar system but no one knows how
                   it really worked anymore.
            \_  1. Not all lunar calendar started on the same dayu.
                2. It is technically incorrect to call Chinese calendar, used
                in much of east Asia, a lunar calendar.  It is solar-lunar
        \_ Gung Hay Fat Choy!
           \_ Who're you calling fat!?!
              \_ You!!!
        \_ varying the length of lunar years to make them approximate
                solar years counts not
                \_ If you lived in a lunar year calendar culture, you would
                   *not* say, "Happy Lunar New Year!" anymore than you would
                   say, "Happy Solar New Year!" living in a solar year
                   \_ speak for yourself
                        \_ I was doing ok speaking for you.
                   calendar culture.  My point being it doesn't matter the
                   type of calendar when wishing one a HNY because the
                   calendar is internally consistent.
1999/1/7-8 [Reference/Celebration] UID:15187 Activity:nil
1/7     Happy Birthday, Rob Meyers
1998/11/30 [Reference/Celebration] UID:15040 Activity:nil 66%like:15768
11/29   Happy birthday, me.
        \_ Wait, today's not my birthday...
1998/10/9-10 [Reference/Celebration] UID:14757 Activity:low 66%like:14756 66%like:15502
10/9    happy birthday, summer!
        \_ Yesterday was Dave Barry's son's birthday.  -- Dave Barry #7 fan
1998/10/9-10 [Reference/Celebration] UID:14756 Activity:nil 66%like:14757 66%like:15502
10/9    happy birthday, danh!
1998/9/25-26 [Reference/Celebration] UID:14673 Activity:nil
9/25    happy birthday william faulkner!
1998/9/10 [Reference/Celebration] UID:14567 Activity:kinda low 66%like:15502
9/9     Happy Birthday, ERic
        \_ Did ERic get the Gauntlet II machine for his birthday?
1998/8/25 [Reference/Celebration] UID:14504 Activity:nil
8/25    Upcoming holidays you'll all want to celebrate:
                8/27    Learn About Mushrooms Day
                8/29    Sample An Herb Day
        Celebrate and forget your worries at the start of the new semester!
1998/6/12-13 [Reference/Celebration] UID:14210 Activity:nil
        Happy 21st Ben
1998/5/8-11 [Reference/Celebration] UID:14070 Activity:nil
05/07   Barbecue Today -- NOT!  Canceled due to lack of sun.
        Happy birthday anyway brg.
1997/4/1 [Reference/Celebration] UID:32124 Activity:nil
3/30  Happy b'day, tmonroe!
        \_ Thank you.  Here are some ways to guarantee that I don't get
           drunk: beer, vodka, tequila, Kip's, bloody mary, aftershock,
           Mario Kart 64, cognac, and sheep.  -- tmonroe
        \_ So, how was your bday party?
            \_ bakubakubakubakubakubakubakubakubakubaku -caos
1996/10/19 [Reference/Celebration] UID:31949 Activity:nil
10/18   Happy 27th Birthday cmlee!!
        \_ Thanks.  I feel old. -- cmlee
           \_ you're 27?  I thought you only graduated recently?
            \_ you're just a boy! - duck
             \_ I am ripe for women.  -- cmlee
1996/9/25 [Reference/Celebration] UID:31894 Activity:nil
9/25    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAREN(kane)!
1993/5/2 [Reference/Celebration] UID:31290 Activity:nil
5/2     It's shirish@soda 's birthday!!!
2022/08/07 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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