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Strawberry
872275.  Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:12 am Reply with quote

i have a book about Christmas that mentions places with festive names but i lent it to the fiancÚ. So, with the help of Google, here are some place names:

Turkey C*ck Lane, Colchester
Bishop Butt Close Orpington
Also, there are a few Candy Cane Lanes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_Cane_Lane

 
RLDavies
872295.  Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:41 am Reply with quote

Dr Richard Kirby, of the University of Plymouth, has assembled some of his favourite plankton photos into a Christmas scene:



He's also come up with the Twelve Plankton of Christmas.

 
Spud McLaren
872336.  Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:10 am Reply with quote

Festive locations, Take III (or so):

The Fox and Goose Inn, Pudding Pie Hill, nr Chesterfield

 
RLDavies
872381.  Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:57 am Reply with quote

 
tetsabb
872385.  Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:03 pm Reply with quote

Nice, RLD!

 
Strawberry
872387.  Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:05 pm Reply with quote

Yeah, i thought the Christmas plankton picture was interesting. Also, i thought the Wreath of Khan was funny.

 
RLDavies
872407.  Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:24 pm Reply with quote

The plankton thing was in the Telegraph this morning. And, according to Google, in the Daily Mail.

I just ran into the Wreath of Khan on Regretsy. Less tasteful decorations can be found HERE.

 
cornixt
872437.  Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:17 pm Reply with quote

I thought about making a wreath of Khan joke when I saw that some posted a pic of a wreath they made, but that looks so funny in its slightly crappy xmas card way.

 
Strawberry
872661.  Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:45 pm Reply with quote

i was in Sainsbury's yesterday and i saw a bloke there who looked liked Jesus.

Also, when i was in Sainsbury's a few weeks ago, they played Fairytale of New York by Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues and the woman at the delicatessen sang along to the bit where Kirsty MacColl says You scumbug, you maggot/ You cheap, lousy f*ggot.

 
'yorz
872662.  Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:49 pm Reply with quote

How does one sing an asterisk?

 
suze
872664.  Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:59 pm Reply with quote

Probably in much the same way as Katie Melua sings the next line - in the version that she did with Shane McGowan, it's

"Happy Christmas your [suddenly goes quiet for a second]
I pray God it's our last"

 
Bondee
872666.  Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:13 pm Reply with quote

Even worse, Ronan Keating & Moya Brennan (from Clannad), where it became "you scumbag, you maggot, you're cheap and you're haggard!"

 
'yorz
872670.  Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:44 pm Reply with quote

Blasfemy!

 
Jenny
872693.  Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:50 pm Reply with quote

Two bits of seasonal cheer and goodwill that people who haven't friended me on Facebook yet might enjoy. The first one was sent to me by a friend who lives in Hawaii, and I stole the second one shamelessly from Almond Facial Bar:

Mele Kalikimaka!

Terry Gilliam Christmas card

 
'yorz
872696.  Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:07 pm Reply with quote

It was last year's, but so brilliant that I post again this Hallelujah Chorus singing Flash Mob somewhere in a Food Mall in the US.

Sound up please!

 

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