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Christmas Eve + Day Open Thread

by afew Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 04:53:39 AM EST

Christmas Eve, babe/The bells are ringing out for Christmas Day


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So what are you doing for Christmas Eve?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 11:08:46 AM EST
I imagine beer may be involved.

But it's a really useless night on the telly, so I may be reliant on internet-type entertainment. That or I'll be bored stiff

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 11:33:23 AM EST
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by Katrin on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 11:29:08 AM EST


"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
by Crazy Horse on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 11:47:59 AM EST
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Oh the dystopia.

(Sun now down, time for a drink).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 11:57:59 AM EST
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Dystopia?

Even the hardest of hearts melts under the power of universal love.

(These images come from Lucasfilm xmas cards over the years.)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 12:03:30 PM EST
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It was christmas eve... in the drunk tank...

(There will always be outsiders gathering together in some joint, but even they had families once.)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 12:00:59 PM EST
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Their mommies loved them...
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 01:45:55 PM EST
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Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 12:12:20 PM EST
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Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 12:15:10 PM EST
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"Neuristor": Memristors used to create a neuron-like behavior:

Computing hardware is composed of a series of binary switches; they're either on or off. The other piece of computational hardware we're familiar with, the brain, doesn't work anything like that. Rather than being on or off, individual neurons exhibit brief spikes of activity, and encode information in the pattern and timing of these spikes. The differences between the two have made it difficult to model neurons using computer hardware. In fact, the recent, successful generation of a flexible neural system required that each neuron be modeled separately in software in order to get the sort of spiking behavior real neurons display.

While this is exciting (1) I've heard it all before and (2) there are more things a'happenin in the brain than these can model.  

Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot

by ATinNM on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 11:35:19 AM EST
Not here, it isn't. I'm in Jerusalem, center of the War on Christmas. I haven't seen a Christmas tree yet - though I just missed one.
Haredi leaders expressed fury on Saturday night with the Jerusalem Municipality's decision to allow a large Christmas tree to be displayed next to Jaffa Gate at the entrance to the Old City.

The city issued a permit to a private individual to set up a tree for three days last week. The permit ended on Thursday and the permit-holder removed the tree.

"It's an awful thing that there was a Christmas tree at the opening of Jaffa Gate," City Councilor Shmuel Yitzhaki (Shas) said.

by gk (g k quattro due due sette "at" gmail.com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 12:09:16 PM EST
In the birthplace of Jesus, the impact of Israeli settlements and their growth has been devastating. In a Christmas message, the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said Bethlehem was enduring a "choking reality".

He added: "For the first time in 2,000 years of Christianity in our homeland, the Holy Cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem have been completely separated by Israeli settlements, racist walls and checkpoints."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/23/bethlehem-christians-feel-squeeze-settlements



Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 12:28:21 PM EST
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I'm in Jerusalem, center of the War on Christmas

You need to tell Bill O'Reilly about this! After all, Bill is the Generalissimo for the Defense of Christmas and I haven't heard a word about this on Fox. Must be due to an Israeli conspiracy.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 12:59:04 PM EST
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Keeping the kids from their presents a few more minutes...


Wind power
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 12:14:14 PM EST
Fight the good fight!
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 01:47:38 PM EST
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Xmas eve in the Chiemsee

22 Grad in Biarritz, 15 in Stuttgart, and not only the Rhine is high. Here's the Spree in Berlin

Minus 40 in Moskau.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 12:15:26 PM EST
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Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 12:22:05 PM EST
In lieu of a card ....

please,
let there be peace and joy
for all

by sgr2 on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 01:02:41 PM EST
I love this

by stevesim on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 02:42:39 PM EST
or another classic

by stevesim on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 02:57:41 PM EST
Not sure why I like this.  Think it's because it's Romantic - even Wagnerian - but it drives on through without the bombastic ending of the typical Romantic piece.

OK, let's try that again:

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Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot

by ATinNM on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 06:09:54 PM EST
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Happy Secular Capitalist Gift-Giving Winter-Solstice-Themed Day to all of you!

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 06:21:56 PM EST


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 09:08:11 PM EST
Good old Alex. I had the pleasure of seeing him live 5 times and he never disappointed. He had the greatest stage presence I've ever seen, he absolutely commanded a stage. The band were anonymous, even Zal Cleminson, clown makeup and all, barely registered; all eyes followed Alex as he prowled the stage, owning it and all our attention.

He was the best. He was The Man. And this was the best thing they ever did.



keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 05:14:25 AM EST
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Video not available in "my" country.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 04:58:00 PM EST
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France develops a taste for British cheddar

I enjoy most cheeses except the fresh mild Finnish Leipäjuusto (cheese bread), which annoyingly squeaks on the teeth.

Red Leicester is one of my favourites, as are all Cheddar types. Stilton is a Yule special, but this year I didn't make it to the Helsinki covered market in Kallio where it can usually be found in ideal condition.

I was, as usual, responsible for the cheese board for last night's meal. Again, as every year, everyone pigged out on the excellent fish assortment, and then further pigged out on the ham with swede, carrot and potato 'boxes', such that once again my carefully planned cheeseboard never even made it to the table. But I will make a preemptive attack at today's big lunch.

What am I offering? A cheap Finnish blue substituting for a St Agur, a red pesto and a green pesto mainly for the pagan colour combination,  the exportable Cathedral City cheddar, a Finnish Brie which doesn't ripen well, but is excellent when young, a Morbier that I wasn't planning on, but which seduced me, and a Finnish version of Stilton that goes nicely on full-corn digestive biscuits. A selection of crackers and crispbreads, an artisanal  loaf and happy cow butter.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 03:37:23 AM EST
My mum always makes a ham, but this year has completely excelled herself, it is dangerously delicious.

It is also raining consistently so hopefully the nearby river won't rise too high

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 03:47:55 AM EST
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the river rises. Next door's garden is now mostly puddle, and they're about 40 - 50 cm below us. the bottom of the garden, which slopes away, is under water in a way we haven't seen since they fixed the river drainage.

fortunately the rain appears to be tailing off

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 06:37:18 AM EST
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It's ham in Finland. Turkey is rarely seen.

Here in Porvoo it's been snowing all day in a winter wonderlandish sort of way. I've been out doorstepping to local friends, sampling sherry and what have you. But drama often intrudes upon idylls: my designer friend Ristomatti and I went to call on to the pink house of a business visionary of our joint acquaintance, and they were just leaving to the hospital where the visionary's father-in-law had already been given last rites.

As we walked back in the fading light, the snow coming down in large floating flakes, the warm, glowing  candlelit windows of snug wooden houses making twilight bluer, we pondered this drama and mortality in general. One does, doesn't one?

But then we got back to Julle, a mastiff with the volume and awkwardness of a motorbike and sidecar, but twice the weight, who can be intimidating about his desire to be scratched and petted. He also likes to sit on your feet, which is like having a 5 stone sack of spuds dropped on your toes. And then we were all laughing again.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 10:44:04 AM EST
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Yea, I read about a couple of fatal car crashes on the guardian website. It's terribly sad this time of year

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 10:53:55 AM EST
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Thanks for the lovely imagery. Truly. I'm living for lovely imagery lately.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 04:59:40 PM EST
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Sorry to hear that your lovely cheese course didn't see the light of day. But that's the thing about the cheese course. The best laid plans of men and meal oft go astray. Too much good food, drink and frivolity ensues and sometimes/often/usually the cheese offerings may never happen.

But I do love good cheese. Actually, I was just beginning to learn about and become acquainted with different and interesting cheeses when I moved to Finland. Back in SF one of my real favourites was Humboldt Fog. It was a goat cheese, and mighty tasty.

Now I'm starting a new love affair with Gouda, which to me has a rather tart aftertaste that I rather enjoy. And I like the act of scraping it off. Doing something useful, with a tool that works, and reaping the benefits.

Before that, it was what my Mom served and what I grew up on. Very sharp cheddar on Ritz crackers and (not blue cheese) but roquefort stuffed into celery stalks. Typical 50s LA-style pre-dinner snacks.

by sgr2 on Thu Dec 27th, 2012 at 02:22:29 PM EST
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Last night was 'Spinal Tap' night: introducing the Singing D to a rock and roll morality play. The cheese board came out and was decimated. Vindication! The Morbier lasted barely 5 minutes.

Aaaah - the cheese slicer, an implement that Finland introduced to me. In fact I'm thinking at this very moment of a slice of Black Label on a homemade light pumpernickel - with butter.

Earlier tonight we assassinated a nice Swedish blue spread on Swedish Ginger Thins. Well worth fighting over the last ones.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Dec 27th, 2012 at 02:36:38 PM EST
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Speaking of morality plays, I saw my first viewing of 'Midnight Cowboy' a few months ago. What a weird ass film that was, but memorable. All I can say is that Texas sure looked like Texas, and Jon Voight sure looked young.

Glad to hear your cheese offerings were a success.

by sgr2 on Fri Dec 28th, 2012 at 10:51:21 AM EST
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I'm not sure I could watch Midnight Cowboy again. For a start, I have a personal beef with Harry 'extremely annoying' Nilsson and I wish I'd punched him on the nose when I had the chance, and that ponce Richard Perry. Gor blimey - having  his afro trimmed as he produced from behind the Harrison. Brothel creeper.

But I digress. For me, the talents were fighting each other with performance, so that the actions and reactions came from different spaces. Of course, this might be a function of drug-raddled low-life intercourse in the NY of the time - which I had visited contemporaneously, but hadn't witnessed.

It's Schlesinger's fault. Oscars notwithstanding.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 28th, 2012 at 03:18:07 PM EST
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This scene took place soon after the release of Midnight Cowboy.

In his Diaries - 2003, Alan Bennett describes Schlesinger as "wonderfully funny, particularly about his sex life" and that, despite being "short, solid and fat", Schlesinger was "surprisingly successful in finding partners".

Not invariably though. Sometime in the 1970s he was in New York bath house where the practice was for someone wanting a partner to leave the cubicle door open. This Schlesinger accordingly did and lay monumentally on the table under his towel waiting for someone to pass by. A youth duly did and indeed ventured in, but seeing this mound of flesh laid out on the slab recoiled, saying "Oh, please. I couldn't. You've got to be kidding." Schlesinger closed his eyes and said primly: "A simple 'No' will suffice."

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 28th, 2012 at 03:26:25 PM EST
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The older i get, the more i go back to my vegetarian youth, not counting elk, deer and buffalo. But if German friends and neighbors are making a traditional 3-generation goose, i'm there.

Especially if it's the first and only goose i've ever eaten.

I'm not sure it matters to describe how delicious the meal, nor the countless bottles of wine. But you have not had a traditional German xmas until you have Hunter S. Thompson read aloud at the table in the original German.

After the hostess describes the joy reliving the lifetime of work of the Texas Jewboy, Kinky Friedman. I have friends in Austintacious who don't know the work of Dr. Friedman, but at a 3-generation German xmas meal?

Still managed to feed the birds this sodden morn.  I wish you all the joy of direct translation of birdsong, and a fine day of discovering a Kinky Friedman xmas.



"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 04:25:43 AM EST
Of course, xmas in Germany is really weird. Where else can you get one of only 100 Bukowski bobbleheads in the world?



"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 04:46:48 AM EST
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and finally, let's remember that a whole lot more than just a few wise kings made it uptown to the Apollo to celebrate the birth of the King of Kings... on the same day Jesus was geborn.

Here's one of the not so famous ones, where he moonwalks "Kickin the Gong Around"



"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 04:54:43 AM EST
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Bukowski shoule see that from wherever he is.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 04:54:50 AM EST
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Heh. Didn't want him for governor, but like him nonetheless.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 05:00:15 PM EST
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The open thread got extended.

Merry Christmas, folks!

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 04:56:11 AM EST
I'm just thankful to have access to the internet. The rain has done for our phone line

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 05:04:15 AM EST
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It was christmas day extended... in the drunk tank.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
by Crazy Horse on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 05:20:44 AM EST
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It's been a memorably imbibled (I'm making up my own words) holiday period for me.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 05:01:55 PM EST
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Merry Christmas afew and family!

I hope all on ET have enjoyed their day.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 12:35:17 PM EST
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Yesterday, Christmas Eve, I brought an uncooked pizza home, cooked it and ate it, alone, in my apartment.  Tonight, I got a hamburger bento from the supermarket, which I once again enjoyed alone at home.

The holiday spirit . . . it burns.

There will be a holiday party at a friend's house on Thursday evening, which was actually the reason for today's crappy dinner, as I was out shopping for stuff and got home late.

by Zwackus on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 06:06:12 AM EST
Oh I had a horrible time -  I eat too many peanuts, and too many is not a lot.  I had so many stomach problems that I thought that I would have to call an ambulance.

Peanuts are very high in arginine and arginine can cause digestive distress in some people, like me -  extremely high stomach acid and extremely strong abdominal cramps

Until I realized that lysine counteracts the effects of arginine, and I had some lying around.

I keep forgetting to stay away from peanuts!  How stupid can I get?  Honestly, it's frustrating to be this stupid.

by stevesim on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 06:32:43 AM EST
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That does not sound like it was pleasant.  Feel better.
by Zwackus on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 06:58:04 AM EST
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Thanks.  I already do.  Except for my head, which I kept banging while repeating "why did I do that?"
by stevesim on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 07:02:24 AM EST
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Our appetites make fools of most of us.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 01:29:38 PM EST
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for exposing me to new ideas and opinions each and every day.  I appreciate this very much.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

by stevesim on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 07:01:28 AM EST
Happy xmas to you and everyone here

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 07:04:32 AM EST
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Merry Christmas to you all.

I have been and am enjoying some quiet time to relax and read and talk with friends.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 10:06:05 AM EST
and to you too Fran.

Am watching shrek forever after. Laughter may be called for

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 10:17:59 AM EST
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The New Mexico contingent wishes everybody a Merry Christmas.

Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot
by ATinNM on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 11:15:15 AM EST
Happy Xmas

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 11:19:48 AM EST
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And in case you've escaped missed this:



Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot

by ATinNM on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 11:19:00 AM EST
And what have they got on French telly?

Gone With The Wind.

Wake me up when it's next year.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 11:32:18 AM EST
Sure you're not getting UK telly ? that was on here earlier

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 11:50:29 AM EST
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Same difference. (Vive la différence!)
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 11:54:34 AM EST
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by Katrin on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 02:23:26 PM EST
Picture done gone away.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 03:44:24 AM EST
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It's still visible for me. What can have gone wrong?
by Katrin on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 04:44:44 AM EST
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I don't know. I got the link out of the page source, but when I try to post it I get "MissingKeyMissing Key-Pair-Id query parameter".

It's possible what you're seeing comes out of your browser cache?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 05:13:15 AM EST
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Everything is possible with them devilish computers, I'd say. I've gone back to where I found the cats.
http://twitpic.com/bomg42
by Katrin on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 05:57:59 AM EST
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free classic e-books -  the copyright has expired on these

http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks/

by stevesim on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 03:30:25 PM EST
Freak weather, xmas day Normandy:

blue-sky-norm-xmas-day-2012-02648

Later, normal service was resumed:

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Kids's day:

boy-xmas-window-cherbourg-2012-02658

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Tue Dec 25th, 2012 at 06:58:18 PM EST
The drive to "mom's" (Berchtesgaden to Vilshofen) was ridiculously green for this time of year.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 05:04:54 PM EST
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Just me and Madame on Christmas eve. We communed with the Holy Trinity : oysters, smoked salmon, foie gras. Born-here French people may feel at liberty to eat other stuff, but we immigrants have to do our best to integrate.

Madame had expressed a wish to go to midnight mass; you might think this is pushing things a bit far as she is actually a Moslem. But she has her convent-school education to thank for this extra layer of voluptuous transgression : she gets to skip mass and feel guilty about it.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 05:24:40 AM EST
My husband mumbled something along the lines of "in vino veritas."  That took care of the religious part of the holidays for me.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 05:06:22 PM EST
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A heartwarming xmas story from George Monbiot

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 07:54:10 AM EST
The lord she doth in wondrous ways work.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
by Crazy Horse on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 09:07:13 AM EST
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Yea verily, I chuckled at the punchline.

Been there, done that. Been ruthlessly exploited by underclass tenants, etc.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 09:19:18 AM EST
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That's a great punchline.

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 09:50:47 AM EST
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