Who wants to put there bit for Xmas here?




 
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Boots
 
December 5th, 2004  
dougal
 
 

Topic: Who wants to put there bit for Xmas here?


Who want to post a poem, song, tell a story.

Best prezy ever etc?

Lets share our different cultures.

Happy Christmas

even pictures!!
December 6th, 2004  
pimp_squeak
 
I think maybe this should be changed to a holiday thread, for those of us who don't celebrate the Death of Christ ~_^
December 6th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Agreded
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Boots
December 9th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
A Christmas Childhood
by Patrick Kavanagh

One side of the potato-pits was white with frost—
How wonderful that was, how wonderful!
And when we put our ears to the paling-post
The music that came out was magical.

The light between the ricks of hay and straw
Was a hole in Heaven's gable. An apple tree
With its December-glinting fruit we saw—
O you, Eve, were the world that tempted me

To eat the knowledge that grew in clay
And death the germ within it! Now and then
I can remember something of the gay
Garden that was childhood's. Again

The tracks of cattle to a drinking-place,
A green stone lying sideways in a ditch
Or any common sight the transfigured face
Of a beauty that the world did not touch.

My father played the melodeon
Outside at our gate;
There were stars in the morning east
And they danced to his music.

Across the wild bogs his melodeon called
To Lennons and Callans.
As I pulled on my trousers in a hurry
I knew some strange thing had happened.

Outside the cow-house my mother
Made the music of milking;
The light of her stable-lamp was a star
And the frost of Bethlehem made it twinkle.

A water-hen screeched in the bog,
Mass-going feet
Crunched the wafer-ice on the pot-holes,
Somebody wistfully twisted the bellows wheel.

My child poet picked out the letters
On the grey stone,
In silver the wonder of a Christmas townland,
The winking glitter of a frosty dawn.

Cassiopeia was over
Cassidy's hanging hill,
I looked and three whin* bushes rode across
The horizon — The Three Wise Kings.

An old man passing said:
'Can't he make it talk'—
The melodeon. I hid in the doorway
And tightened the belt of my box-pleated coat.

I nicked six nicks on the door-post
With my penknife's big blade—
There was a little one for cutting tobacco,
And I was six Christmases of age.

My father played the melodeon,
My mother milked the cows,
And I had a prayer like a white rose pinned
On the Virgin Mary's blouse.

http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.co...tKavanagh.html
December 9th, 2004  
Trevor
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pimp_squeak
I think maybe this should be changed to a holiday thread, for those of us who don't celebrate the Death of Christ ~_^
Bah! It's the BIRTH of christ! I can't stand how christ isn't ackknowledged anymore, and everyone says "happy holidays" instad of "merry christmas", in case it "offends" someone. Geez! What a joke. People don't shut out buhddist cultures or any other religion. They're actually embraced, but the christian faith is now being shuned. Quite sad.
December 9th, 2004  
egoz
 
Now now boys where's that christmas...err i mean...holiday spirit?

My last few Christmas vacations haven't been very exciting. It's been the same old thing actually. A couple years ago was the first Christmas spent in snow, then the year after we didn't get snow, so this year we'll just have to see. At this rate I don't think we're getting any snow so driving out to the local empty parking lot and doing donuts doesn't look like part of the plan.
December 9th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
All due respect, but he did ask for "Xmas" stuff, I'm fairly sure that he would have asked for "holiday stuff" if he'd wanted too. Let's not turn this into a flame war, please, the mods have enough on their hands.
December 9th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
The one Christmas memory I hold dearest is when I was a young PFC and a kind kind Gunnery Sergeant explained to me that the USMC on my blouse stood not for United States Marine Corps but...............................


U Suckers Missed Christmas
December 9th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Doesnt matter who you are, black white yellow purple (a drunk man)

Its special to us all, One day the stop shooting in no mans land.


I cant wait!! Love the new Dancing Homer!!
December 16th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
The first bug of Christmas
For the first bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
See if they can do it again.
For the second bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.
For the third bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.
For the fourth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.
For the fifth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.
For the sixth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.
For the seventh bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.
For the eighth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.
For the ninth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.
For the tenth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
Change the documentation
Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.
For the eleventh bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
Say it's not supported
Change the documentation
Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.
For the twelfth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
Tell them it's a feature
Say it's not supported
Change the documentation
Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.