Re: Blogging infects my xmas, parts I and II


I'd like to push your vagenda, Labs.

Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 12-26-05 10:25 PM
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Like the man says, Drive nature out with a pitchfork, yet she will return. Over large population samples, girls are on average gigglier.

Posted by: baa | Link to this comment | 12-26-05 11:06 PM
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I believe new research shows that, over large population samples, girls and boys are about equally giggly, but at the high end of the scale you find more giggly girls than boys.

Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 12-27-05 1:06 AM
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Words fail to describe how pleased I am to have become the default symbol for transferred annoyance at "benign" sexism. Merry Christmas, Labs! I love you!

Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 12-27-05 1:36 AM
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"I used to hear 'merry Christmas' as a jovial greeting; now I hear it as a gauntlet-throwing."

It's likely I'm just as dazed and confused as ever, but I thought I read you making this point before, actually. (Not that it isn't a fine point, and that we shouldn't all dance on O'Reilly's skull at the least excuse. Wait, is that an excuse? Dance!)

Posted by: Gary Farber | Link to this comment | 12-27-05 2:30 AM
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Roy Edroso has written the definitive response to this thrown gauntlet: HAVE A GROOVY HATE FUCK CHRISTMAS! (A week and a half ago so you've probably already read it; but if not.)

Posted by: Jeremy Osner | Link to this comment | 12-27-05 5:52 AM
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Sweet link, baa, but this is one giggly nephew you're dealing with.

Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 12-27-05 8:58 AM
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I'm mentally combining the titles of this and the next post: "Blogging infects my ass, parts I and II."

Are you in NYC yet, Labs? Sitting in the airport? Drop me a line.

Posted by: Matt Weiner | Link to this comment | 12-27-05 9:10 AM
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It really was not all that long ago that the god-botherers were all het up about "Merry Christmas" and demanded that you said "Happy Christmas" because "Merry" carried connotations of getting drunk. Just goes to show, as the man said, that when you're dealing with some people you might as well start having a fight early on because sooner or later they're going to take offence no matter what you do.

Posted by: dsquared | Link to this comment | 12-27-05 12:03 PM
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This post and the following one about "some assembly, my ass" appear on my screen together and I keep reading this post's title as "Blogging infects my ass".

Posted by: annie | Link to this comment | 12-28-05 2:07 PM
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My grandmother is so demented. She was complaining about how she saw a sign on a government office saying "This building will be closed for a federal holiday" even though it said ": Christmas Day" right beneath it. I've seen that sign. It's the same for the Fourth of July, MLK day, etc. Have the liberals also declared war on MLK? Further, she had an interaction with a saleswoman who wished her "Happy Holidays," upon which my grandmother said "Merry Christmas" to correct her, and my grandmother (dementedly) claims the saleswoman scowled at her.

Posted by: Tia | Link to this comment | 12-28-05 6:06 PM
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