December 28th, 2004

Sydney Harbour, constructed - short hair

eBay Auctions as Social Comment

Thel has pointed out "another one of those creative Ebay auctions"
Horizon Air Collectable Fine China, My Christmas Bonus (eBay Item 3770539257)
You are bidding on my Christmas Bonus!
I am an Aircraft Mechanic, and the company I work for, Horizon Airlines, has blessed me this year with a wonderful Collectable coffee mug. It is made of Fine China. I know this to be true, because when I turn it over, it says china, in fine letters. It is adorned with printed images celebrating our sacrifices to the Company, thanking us for our hard work at the Company, and even takes credit for our skill and knowledge.
It comes with 1 piece of chocolate candy wrapped in golden foil. The cup originally came with 5 pieces of chocolate candy wrapped in golden foil, but my kids ate 4 pieces before I could stop them ...
You see, when a Company like Horizon Air makes a little less than a BILLION dollars a year in revenue, we understand that a ham, turkey, or even a 7-11 gift certificate could potentially wipe out a Director or VP Holiday bonus, resulting in Christmas Tree Chaos. Therefore we do without. Year after year we are snubbed with $5 Blockbuster gift cards, or unsellable, poorly written, meaningless books about the Airline itself. The Mechanics at Horizon Air have had no raises in years, but thankfully the raises and bonuses never end for our upper management ...
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Happy Birthday, Clive Robertson (the thinking woman's sex symbol)

Tris McCall's analysis of Christmas songs, written from the perspective of an atheist who takes Christianity very seriously: www.trismccall.net/pop_music_abstract_xmas.html
As Clive is a serious thinking man, and a Christian, this could appeal to him.

Fine Cell Work - UK Prison inmates do needlework to earn money. Possible pressies?
finecellwork.co.uk/products/index.html - Home Page
finecellwork.co.uk/inmates/gloria.html - an example

Scared of Santa photo gallery
(43 examples)
Nothing says Happy Holidays like a photo of sweet little toddlers screaming at Santa. The first 25 photos in this gallery are from the Chicago Tribune's "Scared of Santa" contest in 2003. All the rest of the photos were submitted by SouthFlorida.com readers this year. Enjoy!
hehehe
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