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The Holiday That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Pretend Holiday Deserves Pretend Parade Covered by Pretend Objective Journalists

Monday, December 29th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“In LA, CBS Station Pretends There Was a Real Kwanzaa Parade,” Tom Blumer writes at NewsBusters. Note to CBS’s L.A. affiliate: while you may cover Hollywood on a regular basis, you’re not supposed to be in the make-believe business; best leave that to your parent company’s entertainment division. Google the names “Dan Rather,” and “Mary […]

Your Moment of Christmas Zen

Thursday, December 25th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“A Dog Dressed Like Santa Zooms Around on a Roomba, and It’s Awesome,” People magazine exclaims in hyper-BuzzFeed style. I’m not sure about awesome!!!!, but it is oddly hypnotic. As is…

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 25th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Mark Steyn in the London Spectator on that most American of songs, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas:” In the end, ‘White Christmas’ isn’t a song about snow. They had white Christmases in Temun, Siberia, where Berlin was born, but a white Russian Christmas wouldn’t be the same: It’s not about the weather, it’s about home. In […]

After Decades of Humiliation, Sweet Thanksgiving Vindication for Harried Midwest Radio Executive

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Arthur C. Carlson was right: as God is my witness, turkeys can fly! “After centuries of being largely earthbound, your Thanksgiving turkey is finally able to fly. That is, with the help of a drone … and into a boiling pot of oil.”

Frantic Gray Lady Still Finding Holiday Unusually Stressful

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Are you smarter than NYT Jerusalem bureau chief @rudoren? Do you know what celery is? pic.twitter.com/9Q4xSkhaGP — Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 26, 2014 What is it with the Times and food, anyhow? In addition to yesterday’s incredible Thanksgiving recipe correction, in 2010, when Pinch’s son Arthur G. Sulzberger was named the Times’ “Kansas City correspondent,” the […]

News You Can Use

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

the people who write those “how to talk politics at thanksgiving” pieces have no idea they’re the ones their relatives are dreading seeing — andy levy (@andylevy) November 26, 2014 It’s Thanksgiving. Be Thankful. And Happy. http://t.co/YPmoiW4986 pic.twitter.com/t9fxwBaBkB — jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) November 26, 2014 But if all else fails: Thanksgiving dinner rules are simple. When […]

The Sex Pistols’ Christmas Party!

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Yesterday we linked to this train wreck: R.I.P. Punk Rock 1972-2014. “Rock On! How to Throw a Punk Rock-Inspired Party” http://t.co/kgjxwWonRB — Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) October 24, 2014 But the real life Sex Pistols’ Christmas Party sounds like much more fun: On Christmas Day, 1977, the Pistols quietly organized a benefit gig for the Fire […]

‘St. Louis Protesters Refer to Columbus as the ‘First Looter”

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“The End of Columbus Day is the End of America,” Daniel Greenfield writes at his the Sultan Knish blog, on the left’s annual groupthink black armband grievance freakout over yesterday’s holiday. But is the left taking a second look at the man who discovered America? At Hot Air today, “St. Louis protesters refer to Columbus […]

V is for Victimhood

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

To follow up on our earlier post regarding the New Republic’s enviro-freakout yesterday, it isn’t just warmists who hate the warmth of Valentine’s Day — radical feminists hate it too, writes Stacy McCain at the American Spectator: Such is the logic of radical feminism: All men are complicit in this system of violence they call […]

The Nanny Who Stole Christmas

Sunday, February 9th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Mayor Visits Home on Christmas Eve, Orders Family to Remove Lights,” becomes Reason’s latest Nanny of the Month — during a period in which a North Jersey mayor faced some tough competition: Never mind that plenty of foodies say “the law is confusing, ineffective, bad for the environment and can compromise a final dish,” California […]

Are You an iPhone Zombie?

Thursday, December 26th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

That time Obama took a selfie with two fellow world leaders at Mandela’s memorial service http://t.co/vRXRRQGQQn pic.twitter.com/9yQwGmAhCC — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) December 11, 2013 “Apple knows it has turned us into iZombies, and has become defensive about it, releasing its own little movie arguing that there’s some upside to this depressing new reality,” Kyle Smith […]

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Mark Steyn in the London Spectator on that most American of songs, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas:” In the end, ‘White Christmas’ isn’t a song about snow. They had white Christmases in Temun, Siberia, where Berlin was born, but a white Russian Christmas wouldn’t be the same: It’s not about the weather, it’s about home. In […]

Why Christmas = KFC in Japan

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Danny Choo.com is answering the important questions: The Turkey does not breed naturally in Japan and is rarely cultivated. Apparently the taste is not of such a popularity to warrant large amounts of it to be imported into Japan either. Thus, many Japanese have not tried turkey. Another reason why turkey didn’t catch on as […]

‘Mazel Tov, Christians!’

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

“As a Jew, and a religious one at that, I want to wish my fellow Americans a Merry Christmas,” writes Dennis Prager today: Not “Happy Holidays.” Merry Christmas. I write, “my fellow Americans” because, as reported by the Pew Research poll released just last Wednesday, nine in ten Americans say they celebrate Christmas. Apparently, many Americans […]

Déjà Touré

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

“Touré: How to Christmas Shop While Being Black,” as spotted by Bradford Thomas of Truth Revolt, who’s doing yeoman’s work by watching MSNBC during this holiday season, so you and I don’t have to: MSNBC’s Touré dedicated the final segment of The Cycle Monday to his default racially-charged social commentary — this time in the […]

It’s a Wonderful Fountainhead

Monday, December 16th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

From now until December 25th (and perhaps January 1st), Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life will be playing somewhere. It’s available on Blu-Ray. There’s currently a sharp-looking copy on YouTube. It will be on TV, where the film’s reputation was made during its many annual repeats; it was unexpectedly flat at the box office during […]

Santa Claus Conquers the Fluorocarbons

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

It would take a heart of stone not to laugh at Santa’s dilemma. “In a rather dark video by Greenpeace, Santa Claus warns children that Christmas might be canceled because of global warming,” Alec Torres writes at the Corner: Jim Carter of Downton Abbey plays a dirty and bedraggled Santa Claus speaking directly to the camera […]

Catch the Gray Lady When She Falls From the 14th Floor

Friday, November 29th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Now that Black Friday has come, John Gabriel explores the leftwing elite’s distaste for the annual kickoff to the Christmas shopping season, at Ricochet.com: Ah, Black Friday: The day wealthy whites are applauded for judging lower-class folks who are just trying to buy affordable gifts for their kids. Huffington Post’s mocking headline blares “THE HOLIDAY […]

Quote of the Day

Thursday, November 28th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

‘Praise the Pilgrims and Pass the Matzo Balls’

Thursday, November 28th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Hanukkah?