I don't know about you guys but I think this shit is getting out of hand.
I'm not particularly religious, I'm just a regular American guy who still enjoy a regular American Christmas. But not only is the wording ludicrous, it borders on the profane.
The person (individual, human, attorney?, knucklehead, whatever) who sent this horseshit to me (I have reason to believe) was actually serious.
Holiday Greetings to Some and All:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit,
my best wishes for an environmentally conscious,
socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive,
gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice
holiday, practiced with the most enjoyable traditions
of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular
practices of your choice, with respect for the
religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of
others, or their choice not to practice religious or
secular traditions at all...
A fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and
medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of
the generally accepted calendar year 2004, but not
without due respect for the calendars of choice of
other cultures whose contributions to society have
helped make America great, (not to imply that America
is necessarily greater than any other country or is
the only "America" in the western hemisphere,) and
without regard to race, creed, color, age, physical
ability, religious faith, or sexual preference of the
By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these
terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or
withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no
alteration to the original greeting. It implies no
promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the
wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where
prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole
discretion of the wisher.
This wish is warranted to perform as expected within
the usual application of good tidings for a period of
one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent
holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty
is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of
a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.
My take on this:
In their delirious quest to "offend no one" has turned into a grotesque offense toward e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e.
How? The premise seems to be that the use of the words "Christmas" and "New Year", etc. is inherently offensive. To some this is fact.
But, wait a minute, aren't THEY the ones offending by being "offended" in the first place?
What a world!
Merry Christmas darn it!
I think you should give them this in return: [img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0VABXAwAb25!4wUS!BUAWpaU!zbXQHV8KmAvRgb0psCUUKSgRFUYp35xcAL5ln2!4dFQWZYZ1ssBn7jU!ZNi8q8NIteZN0vuUZ9J!xU4LtUSqCfsoPgFY4G84rbmpMsfo/badsanta__1_.jpg?dc=4675299856150586687[/img]
i think it's a funny as hell poke in the eye at over political correctness. tongue in cheek all the way. disclaimer: naw, i'm joshing ya. no disclaimer, have a [red]merry christmas[/red].
[b]gunsanplanes[/b] got it. Total backhanded slap in the face to all the PC bozos out there. Sometimes you have to go over the top to make people realize just how f'ed up things have become in the world.
Hey! [red]Merry Christmas!!![/red]and [blue]Happy New Year[/blue]That's so much easier!![:D]
As he said, this probably was originally intended as pure tongue-in-cheek, but knowing the person that I know that sent it, she's serious! THAT'S WHAT BUGGIN' ME. Oh well, I'll just laugh it off and send back a funny remark -- perhaps that pic shown above! Merry, Merry, Merry...
It's a joke, we've been getting them for a couple years.