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November 03, 2005

Has Everyone Finished Their Fitzmas Shopping?

I got my dad a new lure and my mom a marble duck. There are still people on the list, though.

And for crying out loud, Festivus is right around the corner!

What do you guys think on the Festivus Pole? I know for tradition it's supposed to be steel, but I'm looking at some lighter, cheaper aluminum models. They're supposed to last longer.

Festivus Memories... from Sue Donhim.

Festivus is so commercialized now. Back when I was a little girl, we were happy with just one pole in the house, we aired our grievances without needing any electronic equipment to record it, and the feat of strength was the strictly traditional pinning of the head of household to the ground.

Of course, the pole was a stripper pole that Mom danced on, the airing of grievances involved my Dad yelling nasty things at Mom, and Mom pinned Dad to the ground afterward for 15 to 20 minutes at a time.

Remember the reason for the season, people!

You know what bugs the shit out of me? Stores start putting up Festivus banners two months before the actual holiday.


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