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Have Yourself A Merry Christmas

XMas 2017

The BBC has an interesting article on the creation of A Christmas Carol.

The Goat made it to Christmas this year!


1 hipparchia { 12.25.17 at 7:07 pm }

congratulations, gavlebocken!

I was going to read the other article but I didn’t make it past the intro’s The real-life inspiration for Tiny Tim had a much sadder fate but I thank you for the link anyway (i’ll read it some other day but not today).

2 Bryan { 12.25.17 at 9:49 pm }

It is hard for people to understand that during Dickens’ time London was a small town that later annexed the villages and towns surrounding it, and life was short and brutal. I don’t blame you for skipping it. Charlie was a champion for children, and they were getting lousy treatment. He generally wrote about what he knew.

3 ellroon { 12.26.17 at 12:43 am }

And how we desperately need another Charles Dickens to shame the Republicans and their gutting of the support structure of our society.

Merry Christmas, Bryan. May 2018 bring the revolution. Or at least an impeachment or a jailing or a fatal lawn tantrum.

4 Bryan { 12.26.17 at 5:07 pm }

The dessert flavor of the year shall be Peach/Mint in ice cream, pie, whatever.
We need to start stockpiling torches and sharpening pitchforks as the tar melts and the chickens get plucked. Confederate memorials need to be replaced with gallows and guillotines. I’m too old to have to put up with crap again.

5 Steve Bates { 12.30.17 at 12:39 am }

Hooray, Goat!

6 Bryan { 12.30.17 at 9:53 am }

In addition to the cameras they have guards at the site and higher fences. Pretty soon you won’t be able to see the Goat for all the security.