Thursday, November 23, 2006

Roasted Turkeys


Blogger Harry Eagar said...

Hmmm. First Duck has a list of 10 divas, and I've only ever heard one of them. Now, Skipper has a whole site of what I assume are celebrities, and I've only ever heard of one of them.

By the way, when did the beautiful people stop being beautiful?

Another cultural question. It's after Thanksgiving, so I can play Christmas carols. The first CD I selected was 'The John Rutter Christmas Album.' This is decorated with a rooster, a lamb, a goose and an owl.

I get the lamb and the rooster and maybe the goose. But when did the owl become a symbol of Christmas?

November 26, 2006 11:03 AM  
Blogger Duck said...

OK, Harry, I can understand that you've never heard of Edie Brickell or Mary Ramsey, or even Cheryl Crow. But if you only know one of them, that means you've never heard of either Janet Jackson or Shania Twain. I hate to be the one to break this to you, but you've effectively admitted yourself to the Clan of the Cave-Bear.

You may as well admit that you've never heard of Joey Bishop.

November 26, 2006 11:34 AM  
Blogger Peter Burnet said...


Here, although I think this is more modern Hallmark than traditional church doctrine.

You know, just when you start thinking this blogging game has become a little predictable...

For almost four years I've nursed this image of a rabidly anti-Christian, ultra-rationalist Harry seething with disgust at the very sight of crosses and nativity scenes and muttering Ecrasez L'infame! at school Christmas plays. All of a sudden he invites me to imagine him wolfing down his pumpkin pie as fast as he can so he can crack open his beloved Christmas carols. "Is it time yet, Mom?"

I'll bet you still put milk and cookies out, don't you, big guy?

November 26, 2006 6:42 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...


I came across the site from somewhere else entirely -- I scarcely know any more about these people than you do.

What struck me was the quality of the skewering, probably the rival of anything the British, world acknowldged experts in the craft, could ever come up with.

November 27, 2006 2:44 PM  
Blogger Harry Eagar said...

Shania Twain I've never heard of. Jackson I've heard of (or read about in my newspaper) but I don't know her music.

I adopt Walt Kelly's opinion of Christmas, who could complain about a season that celebrates being nice?

Bark us now bowwows of folly.

November 27, 2006 5:45 PM  
Blogger Brit said...

And who could complain about a season where grown men can happily bellow a line like "Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la la, la la la la!" without shame?

November 28, 2006 9:03 AM  

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