The last week or so I’ve been a complete lazy bastard, been commenting on news and stuff instead of doing anything original.
Christmas is kicking my ass.
After today the shopping is done, then two days of driving all over hell and it’s OVER (sigh of relief). And tonight I get a breather after work to go see Return of the King with my friends Littlejoe, Rzan, and Daniel.
Until then though, here’s some more lazy assed news commentary:
Man Says He Gave Wife Toilet Seat As Gift- AP wire via Newsday.com
LONGMONT, Colo. — Gary and Karri Clark haven’t forgotten their second Christmas together. He knew she wanted bathroom accessories, so he wrapped up a couple of gifts and waited.
The toilet seat and towel rack didn’t go over too well.
“Here I thought I was doing good,” he recalled with a laugh. “It was something she can always use, day after day. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.”
Note to anyone desperation shopping on the 24th: Don’t be as big of a dumbarse as this guy. Unless you have the resources to cover your ass by…
“She wanted it, but not for Christmas,” he said. Since then, he’s done better: His wife received a Ford Explorer for her birthday this year.
That’s pretty much what it would take to get your scrotum out of hock for buying your wife a toilet seat for christmas.
Unions Protest Endless Playing of Carols- AP wire via Newsday.com again
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Labor unions in the Czech Republic demanded Monday that stores stop playing Christmas carols incessantly or pay compensation for causing emotional trauma to sales clerks.
Some stores here play the same songs all day — and play them loudly. Employees say shifts have become unbearable.
“To listen to it for eight hours a day is not healthy, that’s for sure,” said Alexandr Leiner, a union leader. “And for the customers, it’s almost unbearable as well.”
At first glance this looks like some bah-humbug anti-christmas spirit shit, but I agree wholeheartedly. I worked at Toys R Us for three years back in the day and by mid-december the first three notes of a christmas song would make me start convulsing. I like christmas songs, don’t get me wrong, but hearing “Santa baby” 23 times a day is enough to make you want to tear out the spine of the nearest customer and use it as a mace to bludgeon anyone within reach. In later years it got better when they had 15 or so tapes instead of 2 of continuous loop.