Well it’s finally December, and you know what that means: it’s time for some Christmas shopping. I’m the last guy who would give a present, because I’m a big fan of showing appreciation in other ways, such as making someone cook for you and then saying “thank you,” gracing someone with your presence and waiving the usual fee, or not beating the crap out of someone inferior to you. I try to do at least one of these on a daily basis, so there’s no need to make special considerations for Jesus’ birthday in this regard. Instead, I think we should be spending time reflecting on what truly matters about the holiday season (and no, the reason for the season is not “pleasin'”).
We have a lot to look forward to. Surely the violence in Iraq will cool down now that we’re approaching the holidays, and terrorism in general is certainly going to be reduced. After all, as Bart Simpson says, “Christmas is the one time of year when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ.”
Keep your eyes peeled for ManBoyChildGuy III, my gift to the world (suckers!).