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2012-11-23 06:50:57 PM

iheartscotch: Kittypie070: Oh, and the Little Drummer Boy....well let's just put it this way.

That cat looks high on teh Nip.

/ just say no to teh Nip


You know who else got high on catnip?
 
2012-11-23 06:52:11 PM
 
2012-11-23 06:56:53 PM
wtf y'all that cat ain't high on anything unless it's adrenaline
 
2012-11-23 06:59:08 PM

Kittypie070: wtf y'all that cat ain't high on anything unless it's adrenaline


Stop posting and look at my last link hehe. I dug it up especial for you.
 
2012-11-23 07:02:56 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

/Now playing in your head
//But the very next day you gave it away...
 
2012-11-23 07:06:07 PM
"Christmas in Prison" by John Prine

"A Christmas Carol" by Tom Lehrer.

That is all.
 
2012-11-23 07:14:56 PM
Attention Christmas 24/7 radio stations "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is not a Christmas song.
 
2012-11-23 07:18:50 PM
Isn't there an xkcd comic on this topic? Something along the lines of making the point that all popular Christmas music is from the 50s in order to make the baby boomers remember their childhood or something. Seems legit, though as each year passes I'm wonderin how much longer baby boomer culture will dominate America, suppose it will be until WWIII or something equally dramatic to cause a culture shift.
 
2012-11-23 07:20:31 PM

iheartscotch: Kittypie070: Oh, and the Little Drummer Boy....well let's just put it this way.

That cat looks high on teh Nip.

/ just say no to teh Nip


i1126.photobucket.com
Not even once!
 
2012-11-23 07:22:01 PM
This is me.

nyoobserver.files.wordpress.com

This is me when I listen to Christmas music.

imgix.8tracks.com
 
2012-11-23 07:22:49 PM

DubtodaIll: Isn't there an xkcd comic on this topic? Something along the lines of making the point that all popular Christmas music is from the 50s in order to make the baby boomers remember their childhood or something. Seems legit, though as each year passes I'm wonderin how much longer baby boomer culture will dominate America, suppose it will be until WWIII or something equally dramatic to cause a culture shift.


An 'American Tradition' is anything that happened to a baby boomer twice.
 
2012-11-23 07:25:48 PM

Duck_of_Doom:

Do I know you off-line? You sound like a friend. He squeed a few years ago when I let him burn borrow a recording with Riu Riu Chiu & Patapan. Favorite obscure carol: On This Day Earth Shall Ring. The best carols are religious ones. And anything from Dr. Demento, but that's a given.

doubt it, but I don't recognize that, and I'm off to look it up!

ThighsofGlory: "Christmas in Prison" by John Prine

"A Christmas Carol" by Tom Lehrer.

That is all.


Christmas Prison is AWESOME!!!

borg: Attention Christmas 24/7 radio stations "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is not a Christmas song.


no... it's more of a Date rape song, but more particularly, its a WINTER song, so it counts.. Remember, Sleigh ride and jingle bells, don't necessarily mention Christmas, but they are adopted as Christmas songs because they take place in winter.

you can dismiss this notion all you want, but you must admit, it would be odd to hear the song in the middle of june.
 
2012-11-23 07:44:06 PM
HAAAAA LIONS TIGERS N LEOPARDS ON CATNIP

Oh my :D

And lynxes too!
 
2012-11-23 07:50:28 PM

Cyno01: MrEricSir: [img839.imageshack.us image 600x433] 

Curved escalators FTW.

/offtopic, sorta

What sorcery is this?


This was my exact thought.
 
2012-11-23 07:53:19 PM

Kittypie070: HAAAAA LIONS TIGERS N LEOPARDS ON CATNIP

Oh my :D

And lynxes too!

To rawr

 
2012-11-23 07:53:28 PM
i just made a trip to the grocery store. when i was checking out, i was talking with the manager. i told him i know why so many people commit suicide during christmas, it's because people start playing christmas music the day after thanksgiving.
 
2012-11-23 07:53:39 PM

dstanley: Cyno01: MrEricSir: [img839.imageshack.us image 600x433] 

Curved escalators FTW.

/offtopic, sorta

What sorcery is this?

This was my exact thought.


there are Articulated esculators out there in the world, but I would imagine, judging by the steps that the return box underneath matches the travel deck on top.

no sorcery really, just clever engineering.
 
2012-11-23 07:54:07 PM
i1048.photobucket.com


It's Christmas!!!!! 
 
2012-11-23 07:54:57 PM

Cpl.D: I dare any of you to listen to White Wine in the Sun without it bringing a tear to your eye.

You can't do it.


Yes I can, of course I only made it to about the one minute mark before quitting and nary a tear.
 
2012-11-23 08:02:40 PM
they should play Matisyahu's Miracle song plus the newest Happy Hannukah song!
 
2012-11-23 08:11:58 PM
eddieizzardfans.com

"FIIIVE GOOOLD RIIINGS!" 
 
2012-11-23 08:25:35 PM

powerful katrinka: Cpl.D: I dare any of you to listen to White Wine in the Sun without it bringing a tear to your eye.

You can't do it.

Yes I can, of course I only made it to about the one minute mark before quitting and nary a tear.


and about around the two minute mark? it gets... AWESOME

this is going on my mix for this year...
 
2012-11-23 08:26:20 PM
"Chiron Beta Prime" is the only holiday song I can listen to year 'round. For most other tunes, I start to feel a mite stabby if I hear them before December.

Which made costume-shopping a slightly frustrating experience, as some of the stores where I sought accessories started playing sappy poppy Christmas stuff mid-October.
 
2012-11-23 08:27:10 PM

uncleacid: I want a hippopotamus for Christmas.


Subby's Mom available.
 
2012-11-23 08:36:21 PM

Wireless Joe: You are now forever cursed to be hearing SIMPLY HAVING A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME!


/You're welcome.


God I want to kill the person who programmed the synthesizer in that song. That thing is just about the most obnoxious part of that song. The only thing worse is Mannheim Steamroller.
 
2012-11-23 08:39:01 PM
Super happy with the new music being suggested here. I'd never heard White Wine in the Sun before, and it's brilliant.

My faves are:

The Calling - Carol of the Bells.

Jingle Jane - Divide and Kreate
Christmas in Boston - Go Home Productions

The website for those two ^ is horrid, but the songs are good if you like mashups.
 
2012-11-23 08:40:53 PM

DubtodaIll: Isn't there an xkcd comic on this topic? Something along the lines of making the point that all popular Christmas music is from the 50s in order to make the baby boomers remember their childhood or something. Seems legit, though as each year passes I'm wonderin how much longer baby boomer culture will dominate America, suppose it will be until WWIII or something equally dramatic to cause a culture shift.


They're in their mid-50's now (avg), so I imagine the culture will still be "Boomer-centric" for another 25 years...

/ I should invest in companies involved in long-term elder care...
 
2012-11-23 08:44:28 PM

powerful katrinka: Cpl.D: I dare any of you to listen to White Wine in the Sun without it bringing a tear to your eye.

You can't do it.

Yes I can, of course I only made it to about the one minute mark before quitting and nary a tear.


Yeah, you gotta hang on, man. For the first two minutes he's just "getting things out of the way" so he can get to the important part. Forward ahead if you must.
 
2012-11-23 08:47:20 PM
Didn't check if anyone else posted this, but THIS is the best christmas song of all time.

Yes, it's that incredibly annoying Paul McCartney song, but it's sung by #21 & #24.
 
2012-11-23 08:48:53 PM

Landis: Didn't check if anyone else posted this, but THIS is the best christmas song of all time.

Yes, it's that incredibly annoying Paul McCartney song, but it's sung by #21 & #24.


You're wrong, but only because you didn't watch this.
 
2012-11-23 08:50:49 PM
Holy crap... I'm really sorry about that... That video is extremely NSFW at about 3:53 due to some Triana/Hank rule 34...
 
2012-11-23 08:58:18 PM
Erm...

Landis: Holy crap... I'm really sorry about that... That video is extremely NSFW at about 3:53 due to some Triana/Hank rule 34...


Erm, Dean and Triana... Not Hank. Not sure WTF is up with my brain tonight... probably not enough to drink yet.
 
2012-11-23 08:58:54 PM

Landis: Didn't check if anyone else posted this, but THIS is the best christmas song of all time.

Yes, it's that incredibly annoying Paul McCartney song, but it's sung by #21 & #24.


BAH!!!! nothing can redeem that song!

You do know that the VB crew puts out a new Christmas song every year right?

I will raise you The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend sing Fairytale of New york
 
2012-11-23 09:38:11 PM
They have been playing Christmas music on the PA system at my grocery store since before Halloween.

Christmas decorations went up Oct 15 more or less. After 90+ days of this crap, I get totally sick of it.

The problem with Christmas songs is, they never die; they just get recycled over and over again.

\\\ Of course, I am so f**ing old, I remember Alvin and the Chipmunks when they were new.
 
2012-11-23 09:40:48 PM
How can we destroy every copy of Little Drummer Boy on Earth?
 
2012-11-23 09:45:33 PM
BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.
 
2012-11-23 09:49:07 PM
Kittypie, you ever see Minchin's Storm? You'd probably like it.
 
2012-11-23 09:56:17 PM

Cpl.D: Kittypie, you ever see Minchin's Storm? You'd probably like it.


Er, no, what is that?
 
2012-11-23 10:01:55 PM

Kittypie070: BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.


My opinion differs 180 degrees from yours. Their Christmas stuff is great!
 
2012-11-23 10:02:27 PM
Minchin's Storm

Oh boy I just found it, Cpl D!
 
2012-11-23 10:04:32 PM

MattyBlast: Kittypie070: BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.

My opinion differs 180 degrees from yours. Their Christmas stuff is great!


No trouble :)

Each to his own and enjoy!
 
2012-11-23 10:06:22 PM
bing crosby and david bowie
 
2012-11-23 10:08:16 PM
Oh dear me. Cpl D, I really wish I was a high level telepath.

I'd have put "Storm" on the floor with a 10 megaton nuke going off in her lower jaw and then told her
"No penicillin or Vicodin for you!!"
 
2012-11-23 10:16:34 PM

Kittypie070: Oh dear me. Cpl D, I really wish I was a high level telepath.

I'd have put "Storm" on the floor with a 10 megaton nuke going off in her lower jaw and then told her
"No penicillin or Vicodin for you!!"


I "C" you too. *)
 
2012-11-23 10:17:35 PM
To teeth, aka 'teef'
 
2012-11-23 10:21:12 PM

Kittypie070: MattyBlast: Kittypie070: BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.

My opinion differs 180 degrees from yours. Their Christmas stuff is great!

No trouble :)

Each to his own and enjoy!


Kittypie070: Minchin's Storm

Oh boy I just found it, Cpl D!


Better version

Better animated version, the "storm movie"
 
2012-11-23 10:21:38 PM

Kittypie070: BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.


Mannheim Steamroller was founded by the guy who wrote "Convoy" and other novelty songs of the 70's.
 
2012-11-23 10:21:57 PM
Each summer day is Christmas for me. One of our two neighborhood ice cream trucks plays Christmas music w/ a hip hop beat. A definite improvement over Turkey in the Straw. The guys look Middle Eastern; so my sister opined that they might not know it is holiday music; I'm pretty sure they do. The weird part is, it's funny every damned time.
 
2012-11-23 10:32:43 PM

borg: Kittypie070: BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.

Mannheim Steamroller was founded by the guy who wrote "Convoy" and other novelty songs of the 70's.


To hate music is peculiarly a religionistic past-time from mid-Century haters; care to comment?
 
2012-11-23 10:32:52 PM

Cpl.D: Kittypie070: MattyBlast: Kittypie070: BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.

My opinion differs 180 degrees from yours. Their Christmas stuff is great!

No trouble :)

Each to his own and enjoy!

Kittypie070: Minchin's Storm

Oh boy I just found it, Cpl D!

Better version

Better animated version, the "storm movie"


[happy squee]
 
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