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It's so fucking domesticated of me and everything is so tasteful and I'm such a fucking sell-out.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:13 PM
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Bad Jew!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:15 PM
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What, Jews don't feel guilty?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:16 PM
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We sent out cards a couple years ago because it seemed fun and I had taken this picture of a stairwell but now we're on the lists of these relatives and it's like we have to keep sending them and the whole hedonic treadnoel and oh geez.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:17 PM
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For the record, I would not be able to bring myself to send a card that deviated X-ward from "Seasons Greetings" or "Happy Holidays".


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:18 PM
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But even so I just feel so sickeningly sweet and ashamed of myself.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:19 PM
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After having watched my parents be stressed for two months every year (from trying to get everyone dressed and corralled for Christmas photo in October to ordering the photos, to handwriting personal notes to 100-200 friends...) I made two resolutions that I have kept:

1. Only send cards to people you actively want to talk to.

2. Only send cards in years where you feel you have the emotional and time reserves to do so.

This has been remarkably successful in de-stressing the experience for me. However, it probably helps that I don't work in an industry where I'm expected to send cards for work, and I don't fret about whether people will think I am rude for not returning a card they've sent in the same year.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:34 PM
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Do y'all ever wish feasting and merriment were actual feasting and merriment? I would imagine that back when economies were truly agrarian, living spaces tight, and it got cold and dark, you sat around and ate your surplus until it went bad, got drunk on the excess wheat and had sex. And that is why it was the happiest season of all, on the veldt.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:35 PM
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I'm certainly doing the least-work possible version: pick out a photo template off Zazzle or Shutterfly or something, upload a photo of the kids being kid-like, type in addresses, and pay $$.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:38 PM
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5: So "Fuck You Clowns" is out?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:47 PM
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10: I think that would be deviating in a different direction from X-ward.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:51 PM
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But it may well be a solution to the problem in 6.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:51 PM
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DAMN. It appears that nowhere lets you upload a spreadsheet of addresses and sends them out on your behalf.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:51 PM
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Part of me does want to pick one of these black, cobwebby Halloween designs and customize it to say Fuck Your Holidays. The Geebies.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:54 PM
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There is some place that does that. My sister used it this year.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 7:55 PM
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Cardstore dot com, it was.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:00 PM
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9 seems like a worst possible way to do it, like it's perpetuating the card-sending machine (Big Card) or something.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:03 PM
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I've been trying to send more cards by mail in general (not holiday cards), on the theory that we all get too much email and getting a nice card in the mail feels nice. I also have a bunch of odd cards that I've acquired in various ways, mostly postcard sets, that I might as well use.

The closest I ever got to doing a holiday card was a few years ago when I was working at a design firm and was feeling all design-y, and I came up with a pretty cool photo that represented the new year and sent it out by email to a bunch of people. I have a weirdly specific fantasy of making my own holiday cards with, like, woodcut or linocut prints, but this hasn't happened yet. Oh, and by holiday cards I mean New Year's cards, because New Year's is the seasonal holiday that I can most get behind.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:10 PM
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17 kind of makes me irate.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:11 PM
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13: It means more if you make it look like you wrote part of it by hand.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:11 PM
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16: OMG thank you.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:12 PM
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19: We use one of those services to make the cards from a kid-pic, but we right "Happy Holidays from the Hicks" on each one.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:13 PM
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19: Sorry. I go back and forth on this; on the one hand, some of my relatives would like it very much if I sent them holiday cards. You're doing a good thing, overall.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:21 PM
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For several years now we've been doing this. Picking out the cards is fine; getting the addresses isn't too bad. Trying to write something vaguely meaningful, besides "Happy to you!" is several evenings where I would prefer to be undergoing dental surgery.

This year we're just going to make a card with a picture of us and the baby and a greeting. "Happy Holidays! Subtext: We're Too Fucking Busy Keeping This Baby Alive To Personalize"


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:25 PM
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Bah, HTML. "Happy <Whatever Holiday> To You".


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:26 PM
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"Happy Holidays! Subtext: We're Too Fucking Busy Keeping This Baby Alive To Personalize"

I hope this is the real actual greeting you use.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:27 PM
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"Happy to you!" is pretty good.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:27 PM
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"This holiday season, please be advised that we have not moved and our offspring has gotten one year older."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:28 PM
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I don't really care if it's a good thing overall or not. My level of social guilt is exceeding my level of anti-conformity self-loathing, and so I'm seeking to reduce that discomfort.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:28 PM
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29.last is pretty good also.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:30 PM
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Your mom's pretty good.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:35 PM
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Well, she does get her holiday cards out every year. And writes a limerick.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:37 PM
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That's not a very in-the-season sentiment, Heebie.

I am teasing you! Seriously, though, some recipients will be happy to receive the card.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:38 PM
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My level of social guilt is exceeding my level of anti-conformity self-loathing, and so I'm seeking to reduce that discomfort.

I think this could probably move a lot of product were it printed inside a dull brown holiday card fashioned of recycled waste paper.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:39 PM
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And yes, I'm Moby's mom could also move a lot of product.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:40 PM
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That would maybe, just maybe, have been even a bit funny if I had included the word "sure." Oh well, spilt milk and all that.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:41 PM
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Fuck Your Holidays. The Geebies.

That's what I'm talking about. We've forgotten the true spirit of the season. Or the true nature of that spirit. something.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:48 PM
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Well, she does get her holiday cards out every year. And writes a limerick.

A friend of mine used to have a limerick as his voice mail greeting. I, and another friend, observed the rule that when we called him, if we had to leave a message, we would do so in limerick form.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 8:51 PM
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38: And then God came and killed all three of you.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:02 PM
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But three days later He raised neb from the dead, for reasons that remain obscure.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:04 PM
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He resurrected the person he thought was most in need of a lift.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:06 PM
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I fear I don't understand 39.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:12 PM
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My interpretation is that JP really hates limericks.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:13 PM
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How about something like "May the Holy Christian Blood of our Savior bring you good cheer in this holiday season." Makes more sense for Easter but you won't be receiving any more Christmas cards to feel guilty about not answering. If any asks or calls the cops, explain that you were taking a course in early modern Menippean satire.


Posted by: Middle Aged Man | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:24 PM
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I really hate voice mail. If I don't answer the phone, send an email like a regular human.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:26 PM
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We sometimes talk about sending holiday cards, but I don't feel at all guilty for not doing so. 99% of the cards we get are pictures of people's kids and I figure they get the most out of it by having an excuse to send cute pictures of their kids to people. To be clear, I like seeing the pictures, especially of kids I don't get to see often, but I don't feel the need to reciprocate.

I do harbor some hostility toward people who include a message that is about nothing other than their kids. I'm friends with you, not your offspring. If you feel the need to update me, at least pretend you have a life separate from your children's.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:30 PM
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A not so close relative a few years ago sent my family a Christmas update card/letter that took special care to explain that she wouldn't apologize for saying Merry Christmas because this is still America, isn't it?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:34 PM
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Now that I've probably insulted half the parents here (I'm sure your cards rock!), I'll quit while I'm ahead and go to bed.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:34 PM
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There once was a scholar named Blood,
Who taught in Comp. Lit. and Cult. Stud.,
With such a great name,
When Christmastime came,
His letter was never a dud.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:37 PM
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I really hate voice mail. If I don't answer the phone, send an email like a regular human.

Word. Actually I just hate the phone in general. It's one of the many characteristics of introverts, according to some woman who has a book to sell.

(That link is actually very much worth reading, despite the ridiculous format; apparently HuffPo has decided that slideshows are so lucrative that they're going to start using them for text as well as pictures.)


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:38 PM
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Introverts sure seem to love talking about introversion.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:42 PM
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Well, it's not like we have much else to talk about.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:44 PM
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Sorry, can't pick up the phone
Leave a limerick when you hear the tone
or something else clever
but just never ever
admit that life's better alone.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:45 PM
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(I assume I keep seeing links to stuff about the same book.)


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:47 PM
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I can honestly say it has never once occurred to me to send out holiday cards.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 10:49 PM
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Caller ID said Nantucket
I swore under my breath, "Fuck it!"
Tore the phone from the wall
Cords, receiver, and all,
And threw the damn thing in a bucket.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 11:00 PM
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The message from Waterloo:
"Limericks end at line two."

The message from Verdun:


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 11:02 PM
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I try to do cards for valentines day. Xmas is too crazy, and who doesn't like to get a valentine?


Posted by: Miranda | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 11:03 PM
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Foreveralone pariahs :(


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 11:15 PM
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:( :)


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 11:21 PM
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We just got back from the Sufjan Stevens Christmas show. An amazing spectacle.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 11:58 PM
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(I feel like I ought to have some better richer adjectives than that. Sorry.)


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 11:59 PM
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Merry Christmas! Now fuck the fuck off
with your family: fuck the fuck off
Excuse this small rant
But the seasonal rant
Drives me crazy. Now fuck the fuck off.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 12:07 AM
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aaargh. "Seasonal rant" s/b "Seasonal cant"


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 12:07 AM
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For Nworb:

Send me a Christmas card, will you?
I'd forgotten your family until you
sent your forced Christmas cheer
to your "friends" far and near,
and now I want only to kill you.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 12:20 AM
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We are sending cards this year with e e cummings' Christmas tree poem on them. Are we pretentious twats? I don't care; I love him and that poem is sweet.

We send mostly to friends, and then if there are leftover cards they can go to family.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:04 AM
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Also, my sister is getting divorced, and I've been writing the note in our card to her soon-to-be-ex in my head for days. Something gracious and well wishing but that doesn't sound too dramatic and final, even though this might well be our last communication with him ever.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:09 AM
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It gets better as you get older. By the time you reach my age, every year a couple or three people-who-you-can't-remember-exactly-who-they-are on your Christmas card list have dropped dead since last time, so the job is quicker and cheaper.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 3:19 AM
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|| Say it ain't so. |>


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 3:23 AM
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42: I fear I don't understand 39.

A combo of 43 and 45. and just the utter preciousness of it and as always the narcissism of small differences.

There were three friends from the coast
Of their voicemail limericks they'd boast
God was so fucking annoyed
That he cast them into the void
Oh those unfortunate friends from the coast


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 4:29 AM
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Does anyone here do a Christmas/New Year's letter that they send out to their friends en masse?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 5:25 AM
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My mom does the Christmas letter and also keeps close track of who sends her Christmas cards every year. If they skip two years in a row, they're off her list. She also sometimes tells me about who's off her list lately.

I'm afraid to start doing cards because I'm more comfortable being the person who never sends cards than with being the person who didn't send you a card this year, and why not? if I don't get around to it every year going forward (which is inevitable).


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 5:58 AM
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72 was me, sorry.


Posted by: Sheila | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 5:59 AM
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If someone has sent me a card in past years and I didn't get them a card in past years, they usually stop sending cards to me. That's when I send them one the day after Christmas.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 6:31 AM
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I've kept a detailed list of all people who attempted a holiday tradition with me in the past but gave up, and they're the only ones getting a card, and let's see if they feel bad for giving up on me and resume sending me one next year. And then I'll send them one depending on the output of a random number generator and see if I can predict their habit forming mentality.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 6:35 AM
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Kid D and I are doing some Christmas cards today - last guaranteed posting day to North America today. One of C's cousins' partners works for Apple and they moved out to California this year. Kid D is writing the card - she put in all 6 of them in age order, then wrote a greeting, then said, "Now I will write our names, starting with father. Not the Holy Father."

I don't do a Christmas letter, and I don't do family photos. But I quite like sending my cards - about 40? - and thinking about everyone.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 6:40 AM
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67: I think protocol in these situations is to pretend that this is not the final communication and just treat it like any other card. Bear in mind I have never sent a holiday card to anyone, so this advice should be taken with a grain of salt.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 7:33 AM
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Ah, Sir Kraab, I feel exactly the same way in re: Christmas cards and baby pictures. Each individual card is charming, and each individual baby is, of course, cute, but I'm left feeling that I used to have all these friends whom I actually saw from time to time and now I have only a refrigerator covered with pictures of babies.


Posted by: Mme. Merle | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:23 AM
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I thought Christmas cards were basically dying out. Except for Texans, I don't know anyone my age who sends them, no matter how social conformist/professionally ambitious.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:31 AM
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Really? The ones where you upload a photo of your kids being cute and include a generic season's greeting but no content? I get these from my college friends, siblings, friends not originally from Texas, etc. I don't think this is a conservative/liberal thing.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:34 AM
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The use of the assimilating prefix "m-" to denote "male version of" is really nauseating. (Not in an oh-no-our-language-is-being-twisted way, just generally.)


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:34 AM
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I get them basically from anyone that has kids. That seems like the real divide. "Look, they've gotten taller and lumpier."


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:34 AM
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Nope, just don't get them, even from folks with kids. I can think of one guy in Virginia. Maybe academics still do this for some reason.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:37 AM
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I mean, I don't send them out, either. But I get a few from people over 40 or so and that's pretty much it. Definitely not even close to a social norm.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:39 AM
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Mostly not academics that I'm getting them from, either. College friends, local friends, extended family.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:39 AM
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Mostly people in their 30s. Maybe I'm just universally loved?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:40 AM
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81: Ditto "man-" as in "man-bag" for male purse (murse?) and the like. The use of either prefix is a concession that the item in question is inherently unmanly. Time was men proudly carried purses and wore hose (not mantyhose!).


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:43 AM
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Now don't be hysterical, mladies.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:45 AM
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85: We get them from my wife's college friends, not not mine. Maybe it is gendered like that.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:47 AM
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It's definitely the wives who are sending them out, so maybe that is in fact the difference.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:50 AM
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Are the wives who send you cards sending them to male friends or to couples where they knew the male only?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:51 AM
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I can't remember if we get cards from Jammies' female friends from college. Of his post-college friends, most of them partnered up after Jammies and me, and so the wives know me as well as they know Jammies and we get cards once they have kids.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:54 AM
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Maybe my college friends are really lazy.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:57 AM
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69: If you're going to wear pants made out of little tiny patent-leather tiles, they might as well be leggings.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 11:33 AM
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Except for Texans, I don't know anyone my age who sends them

Maybe academics still do this for some reason.

So because your particular circle doesn't do it, it's obviously confined to a few narrow demographics. Logic fail, my friend.

I/we get 12-15 cards a year; none from academics, a few from Texans, and the rest from elsewhere.

And then there are always a couple annoying ones from cow-orkers who send a completely generic pre-printed card with a signature and no pictures or anything else. Just say "Merry Christmas"* at the office and save yourself the stamp, yo.

*The people I encounter don't have a chip on their shoulder about Christmas; it just never occurs to them anyone doesn't celebrate it.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 11:42 AM
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My wife is the driving force behind our holiday card emissions, but I kind of enjoy sending/receiving them. (See above, re: bad Jew.) She also writes a pretty decent holiday letter.

Anyone want one? I think we ordered too many cards this year. (You know you do, Heebie.)


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 1:56 PM
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I do! I love receiving them.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:03 PM
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I never send out cards, and mostly wish people didn't send them to me because they make me feel guilty. Decent, well mannered, well organized people (brought up in a Christmas celebrating tradition) send out cards, but I'm not one of them.

The only cards I don't hate receiving are those from arty friends who make their own. Those are a pleasure. But a bought card or family pictures just make me feel like a non-functional person.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:09 PM
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Huh. Arty cards from friends who make their own make me feel like a non-functional person. Who has the energy?


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:15 PM
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Artists and artisans?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:16 PM
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I'm afraid to start doing cards because I'm more comfortable being the person who never sends cards than with being the person who didn't send you a card this year, and why not? if I don't get around to it every year going forward (which is inevitable).

Oh, yes, this. I mean, really, I don't do it because I'm lazy and selfish, but when I want to rationalize it, Sheila's argument is what I reach for.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:17 PM
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Oh, that's a sphere I don't compete in. Someone does a visual-art sort of thing for me, I admire but don't feel bad about leaving unmatched. Addressing fifty envelopes, on the other hand, is something that anyone should be able to do so I'm a worthless slug for not doing it.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:17 PM
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It's definitely the wives who are sending them out, so maybe that is in fact the difference.

How many folks receive cards from single male friends? (Not trying to be provocative, genuinely curious.)

I'm thinking of sending out some cards--two years ago, I picked up a bunch of nice postcards from Iceland's photography museum, and I've collected a few other nice cards since then, but as you can see, past intentions to use these lovely bits of stationary have not exactly come to fruition.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:19 PM
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From single men, only ever if they're arty types.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:20 PM
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As a man who carries a purse, I heartily endorse 81.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:23 PM
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k-sky mandorses 81.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:23 PM
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Decent, well mannered, well organized people (brought up in a Christmas celebrating tradition) send out cards.

Their villainy knows no bounds. Through a strict regimen of only sending holiday cards with substantive personal messages, I've managed to send not a one in over twenty years.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:24 PM
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106: Winivet hates you.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:25 PM
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Addressing fifty envelopes, on the other hand, is something that anyone should be able to do

Because friends who live far away and move always immediately send their latest valid address.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:34 PM
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No more efficient but unusual masturbating to Alex Moulton.

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Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:37 PM
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How many folks receive cards from single male friends?

I definitely had one male friend who sent them when he was single. I strongly suspect he's still the driving force now that he's married. He comes from a family of extremely nice Midwestern Lutherans, so most people's MMV.

I know there have been a few others over the years, though I'm not remembering who at the moment.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:43 PM
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Addressing fifty envelopes, and tracking down current addresses by hook or by crook, on the other hand, is something that anyone should be able to do.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:44 PM
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and tracking down current addresses by hook or by crook dashing off a quick Facebook message


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:49 PM
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Crap. Okay, that's it, no cards for anyone.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 2:50 PM
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Your delicate condition is obviously making you hysterical.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 3:03 PM
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Is m-fun now out?


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 4:30 PM
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The bigger the belly, the smaller the brain!

-- Heebie's colleague


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 4:36 PM
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The smaller the belly, the smaller the grain.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 4:53 PM
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What's that you say, Halford, paleo diets lead to low birth weight?!?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 4:57 PM
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Is Mario really more masculine than Wario?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 5:12 PM
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The Grand Tetons and the Gros Ventres almost, but not quite, work together very well.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 5:18 PM
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Is m-fun now out?

No, as long as you don't call it "mun".


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 5:26 PM
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Merry & Bright, Frito & Spam.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 5:32 PM
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121 -- A'aninin.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 7:23 PM
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Every year, I feel deep shame about not sending out a Christmas/New Year's card. All of my extended family sends out cards (that's a lot of cards), and I think they excuse me for not doing so because obviouslythe single people are feckless and impermanent that way--which I kinda am, but makes me want to send out cards to prove them wrong. However, sending out cards is a pain in the ass, sets a bad precedent, and requires money.

Living the stereotype.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 7:53 PM
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Living la vida impermanente.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 7:58 PM
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123: That's my new law firm's name


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 8:17 PM
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