Tag Archives: It’s a Wonderful Life

Not So Bad After All

There’s a common theme to Christmas movies – life isn’t that bad if you stop being a greedy asshole and look around. Alastair Sim nailed that in that 1951 version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – and Jimmy Stewart in … Continue reading

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Embracing the Dismal

Some of us are now willing to join that War on Christmas that Bill O’Reilly keeps talking about – but not because we’re secular humanist abortion-loving dope-smoking gay hippies left over from the counterculture sixties we could never let go. … Continue reading

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Dead Week Warnings

It’s that dead week between Christmas and New Years Eve. People go back to work, sort of. Their hearts aren’t in it, and trading on Wall Street is so light that no one is paying much attention as things rise … Continue reading

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