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Monday, December 31, 2007

New Law May Pass - Speak English Only

English only and that's it!

If Virginia has its way, House Bill 55 will make English the official Language and no state agency or local government will provide any information, Literature, Documents or any other written works in any other language other than English.

The House Bill 55 will make exceptions however for instruction, Police, health care, and of course court.

The bill has a lot of backing from anti-illegal immigration groups around the nation and stated that the new bill will help immigrants learn English faster and fit into the culture.

This is a very interesting topic to keep your eyes on. While I live down here in Sunny South Florida we have many people who speak no English at all, Some parts of Miami you are lucky if you find anyone who speaks English or willing to. Frankly, I find that rather upsetting sometimes when I am trying to get around. I remember after the Muriel boat lifts after many people became American Citizens the Muriels were trying to make a vote to get the street signs changed to English / Spanish. I have seen this is many other countries but never here in the United States.

I find this story very interesting , Does House Bill 55 violate the constitution in any way?

Top Weird News Stories of 2007

The Last Day of the year is here and I just had to list the Top Weird News Stories of the year. After all this year has been filled with strange events in the news and also for myself. My Votes for weird stories are as follows.

Elderly man found dead in his home in front of TV. Whats so strange about that? He was sitting in front of that TV the authorities estimate for 5 years. That was the last anyone had seen him we thought he went to a retirement home said one of the neighbors. The man was perfectly preserved due to the marvels air conditioning and heating and auto debit.

In Moscow a Ex-Wife set fire to her husbands member as he was watching TV and drinking vodka in the nude. They were divorced three years ago, In Russia its very common for divorced couples to still live together. The man said "I was burning like a torch," He later said he did not know what he did to deserve it.

German bus driver tossed a twenty year old girl off his bus. He said she was too sexy for the bus. He complained that her breasts were too distracting every time he looked in the mirror and he could not focus on traffic.

The odor of death coming from an apartment in Germany lead neighbors to contact the authorities. The Police broke into a darkened flat, Instead of a body they found a sleeping man in bed with extremely bad smelling feet next to a pile of foul-smelling laundry.

In Beijings Public toilets "No more Crispy Duck" was allowed to be sold. The food stalls attached to Beijing's Public Toilets were banned just a little before the Olympics after all the complaints of toilets with poor sanitation.

Christopher Kelly on a night out with his friends Celebrating a Birthday in Morecambe, Lancashire UK. Christopher got totally plastered as he downed Vodka and Beer, Broke into a City Hall became nude and turned into a reaper that night.

That's all in closing this years weird news out. I hope that everyone is enjoying what I write each day, May your new year be happy, healthy , Full of life and happiness.

Cop Tasers Himself while making Arrest- Too Funny

It's about time one of these guys get it after seeing all the abuse on the news. This Cop is making an arrest and accidentally tasers himself. Watch the full video below. This is hilarious how fast he goes down while his work mate just looks at him laughing

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Newest High Tech Gadget "The Bug" To be Released

New high tech gadget or should I say tech gadgets have arrived. A system Called "The Bug" made by Bug Labs will start shipping in the beginning of the year

The Bug is centered around a unique gadget base system and a bunch of high tech ad-on modules that will allow you to create your own fun gadgets.

Basically, this is a new tech erector set for the adult gadget lover. Get tired of the gadget you created just tear down the bug and build another gadget you can use. Get tired of the GPS you made, Rip it down and make a card reader, TV Tuner, Or even a solar panel or how about a digital camera, or motion detector.

Maybe you want to combine a radar detector, GPS and wireless modem and put the whole gadget in your car. Lets Say your new high tech gadget you built when it detects a radar trap, The Bug you created could even post that information to a online map and a whole lot more.

Bug Labs will even publish the open source specs allowing anyone to build and sell their own modules.

To Bug labs, Thank you Mr. Peter Semmelhack and team for creating a most unique electronic gadget ever to hit the market.

I really think its a great concept because so many of the every day gadgets we use have the electronics right inside to do multiple tasks however up until this time I have not seen to many that do.

Dating 5 Types of Woman to Avoid

Dating & The 5 types of woman you want to avoid can be hard especially these days when woman have a good income and don't look to the support of a man. With dating stereotypes and roll models for woman such as Sex and the City and other fantasy filled media, Have seriously warped woman's perceptions about dating and how to treat a man. Guy's you seriously need to watch your back when dating new woman from outside your circles. You could end up with a Kumari Fulbright on your hands. Here are the Woman you don't want to date.

Miss Watch, Sure miss watch might be a hot sexy woman. She will walk right up to you with that alluring smile and twinkle in her eye that could just make you melt. When she does speak to you some of the first questions will be Nice Watch, What kind is it? Then into what do you drive. We all know this type of dating material if you fit her financial requirements your in like flint for dating her. Whats so bad about that you ask? Watch it, After she drains your wallet shes gone and so is your cash and maybe your watch! This type of girl is nothing but a hooker in disguise.

2. Miss Insecure, Dating her you will find, She is charming, caring, loving ,warm to the relationship in the beginning and will do anything for you at all. Then all her insecurities arise she then needs to know where you are every ten seconds because she is afraid you will leave her for someone else.

3. Miss Elusive, Dating her is frustrating as dating can get she is romantic however there is a dark side since she has been seriously hurt. At first she will show a lot of interest dating you then disappear just to reappear again. She has been damaged in the past she will most likely repeat this cycle over and over again with you or while dating another man. Her past experiences cause her to self destruct the loving relationship you thought you had & pull back when she is really feeling love for you!

4. Miss Control, The Craziest of all dating in my book. This woman will charm you and seem perfectly normal until she feels like she is completely in. Then she wants to control everything in your life from what you watch on TV, your friends and what you want to wear etc, etc.
when you speak up for yourself you have no rights oh and forget about making love.

5. Miss Ladies Night, Shes the type of girl who has spent all her life since she was able to drink or even maybe before that out at ladies night. You see her running with the same click all the time and possibly always with a different guy. Dating this girl is like dating a veteran dater or even a serial dater. She always has her eye out for the next cute guy. Don't waste your time dating a bar girl guys!

Yes, I know dating can be tough but why not make finding and dating your next Big Love a little less painless. I always hear woman say "I never can find a good guy" obviously its their behavior that's holding them back. Don't let your own bad dating mistakes hold you back from finding someone to love. Honestly think about it whats held you back in the past?

David Letterman to Return : Late Night Television

Late Night Television looks like it will return stronger than ever with David Letterman.

David Letterman reached a deal on Friday with the striking screenwriters guild that will let his show return to the air next week and bringing his writing staff back with him.

David Letterman who has been off work since November 11th said he was very happy to be getting back on air especially with his own writers.

Whats Davids advantage to all this, Of course he will be the only late night host on television giving him a large gain in ratings in the recent late night rating wars.

Letterman staff said the one of the first people to appear on the show when it starts up next week will be of all people Donald Trump as if we have not seen enough of old Donald Trump already, But, hey at least someones going to be on the show!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

5 Stupidest Crimes of 2007

I just had a write a review of the 5 Stupidest crimes committed this year in 2007. Here are a list of Favorites that most of these internationally made the news.

First Prize: The British Urinal Thief Remember him? he was caught on camera taking the urinal from a British pub and sneaking it out in his backpack. After the story became international he then turned himself into the police stating he just wanted it as a souvenir.

Second prize: Randy Galluzi, 38, of Long Island
Who tried to steal gasoline by using a power drill to access a gas tank and ended up blowing up four cars.

Third Prize: India Police, Bihar They charged and arrested a toddler with of all things "leading a group of rioters and opening fire at security personal" His parents disputed this could not be true about the 3 year old Raj Kumar because he was visiting grandma at the time of the riot. Police were so certain that they had their toddler, Uniformed officers came to his home to take him into custody.

Fourth Prize: Brian Poulin, 35, of Hebron, CT, Who obvioulsy drunk diailed 911 several times telling the operator he was out of beer and the police needed to bring him more. The police did show up Brian was charged with disorderly conduct.

Fifth Prize: Forrest Bissonnette, 27, Englewood, Co. he decided to rob a bank by handing over a note to a bank clerk written on what else but his own personal check!

Thats really all I could think of for the Stupidest Crimes of the year, But if you come up with some highlights that I did not include feel free to post them!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Paris Hilton's fortune pledged to charity

U.S. hotel heiress and Celebrity Paris Hilton's potential inheritance dramatically diminished after her grandfather Barron Hilton announced plans on Wednesday to donate 97 percent of his $2.3 billion (1.16 billion pounds) fortune to charity. Because of her celebrity antics Paris Hilton's grandfather Barron Hilton feels she has destroyed the family name

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Trojan Attacks Google Adsense, Publishers & Surfers

Trojan Attacks Google Adsense:
It looks like the virus and malware people are doing it again and are getting nastier with their security attacks. This time it has an effect on many levels. It takes away impressions from Goggle advertisements and can inflict surfers with some very nasty malware.

I noticed this one day while on my site and all my ads were geared to Anti-Virus software, We all know thats not what Random Thoughts is about so I quickly filtered out the ads only to have no advertising show. With Google Adsense ad matching technology I knew this could not be possible so i decided to look into the matter more carefully and this is what I found.

A Trojan is using the hosts file, redirecting Googles ads placed on publishers sites to those from a bad source. BitDefender has Identified the Trojan malware that replaces the text of Google Adsense text ads on publisher sites, Depriving the Publisher and Google from revenue while possibly leading the surfer to Malware Hell.

Google seems powerless to stop the trick since it involves the modification of the internal PC file called the Hosts File on the surfers computer. The host file is used to match the domain names you type in or get to by clicking a link to the Ip address of where the site is located.

In essence the Trojan misdirects your browser to go someplace other than where Google intended. Bit Defender named the malware Trojan.Qhost.Wu Bitdefender later went on the say the Trojan is of medium risk since its not spreading fast. The company did not say how the Trojan is being spread, I can tell you I got it after downloading a free Defrag utility for my computer.

While there is not much you can do about this Trojan and it is being spread from honest looking freeware sites. I would recommend you do a on-line scan of your system at Bitdefender

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Get Your Panasonic 150 inch Plasma Screen

It looks like Panasonic Breaks another milestone in plasma flat panel television technology. Panasonic has produced a 150 inch HDTV.

The HDTV features a crisp beautiful picture and all the bells and whistles you could ever expect. The 150 Inch Screen greatly exceeds the largest Plasma TV on the market today at just 103 inches.

Panasonic plans to bring the New Television to the Consumer Electronics Show "CES" to Las Vegas in January 2008 for it's grand debut.

The price of the new HDTV is expected to be vastly more expensive than the 103 inch Plasmas available for purchase today.

I just wonder how fast all the copycats will be coming out with larger televisions, Can anyone guess who will be first? Will it come to plasma projection? if there is such a thing.

Live video of the Panasonic 150 Inch HDTV Screen
Just added here

Monday, December 24, 2007


The Toadies are back! The Toadies Rock and Rolled the ladder to fame in the early 90’s when their album, Rubberneck, went platinum when two smash singles “Possum Kingdom” and “Tyler” hit the population. We have had to wait a whole seven years for their next album,
Hell Below/Stars Above to be released.

Here is Some band Bio:
Shortly thereafter, bassist Lisa Umbarger quit the band. The remaining members played a few farewell shows, before going their separate ways. Vocalist Vaden Todd Lewis started a new band, The Burden Brothers, drummer Mark Reznicek began playing with Eleven Hundred Springs and guitarist Clark Vogeler moved to LA to start a career in film.

It wasn’t until 2005 that the Toadies got together again for just one show on St Patrick's Day in Dallas. In 2006, The Toadies reunited
once more with all their shows being sold out in Dallas, Austin and Houston.

Clark Vogeler says, “The fan response really surprised us all. I had no idea that people would show up in the numbers that they did. Clearly, people still wanna see a Toadies show.” Lewis adds “ After the first show, we started getting more offers for the Toads.

Lets Face it: The Toadies will always be popular with people that already like them. I also have noticed a lot of younger people going back to 80's and nineties rock bands since I think the new stuff just does not do it for most people out there.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Bush Forecasts Storm To Hit US Economy Amazing!

Our US President George W. Bush said on Monday the US economy was basically sound but warned of "storm clouds" in the form of the Credit Crunch that might be busting the housing bubble.

I always felt George W. Bush was different and really not on track of whats truly going on in America. He goes on to speak about the housing bubble, what a joke it is when 1,336 foreclosed homes go up on the market in California and only 17 get sold despite lenders offering deeply discounted prices.

Bush, then goes on to say "This economy is pretty good. There's definitely some storm clouds and concerns, but the underpinning is good, and we'll work our way through this period,"

Bush's comments came as a defense of his economic policy. He also commented that he was concerned about the downturn in the once exploding housing market. He stated That a lot of homes were being built and all of a sudden less people were buying.

I believe that Bush has lost touch with the American people and the economy a long time ago.
I understand working my way out of my own situations, However this situation has been inflicted on all of us. While Bush profits and grows wealthier everyday the average American is struggling to put food on the table.

The economy has done nothing but go on a downward spiral since Bush has been in office. We are at a point now where so much liquidity and business has been taken out of the US economy we may see financial disaster on sharp increase. Lets look at the facts US bank failures on the rise, The decline in home values the worst ever seen since the Great Depression, The Price of food outrageous and let us not forget the price of fuel.

While the mortgage relief package that has been brokered by the Bush administration is likely to help some of those home owners in the future, it just might have come to late.

We all really have been though a lot over the last seven years with Bush in office The war, Our pockets being drained, tax cuts that did nothing but increase our national soaring debt.

At the risk of seeming overly pessimistic,I really doubt we have seen the worst of the economic downturn yet, we should take Bush's comment about storm clouds seriously as a preempt to disaster, You bet!

As Bush says "
we'll work our way through this period" I feel we as Americans are going to have to work our way out of Bush it's going to be a very heavy line that all of us Americans are going to have to pull together and work on.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Japanese Minister "Army Must Deal With Godzilla"

The Japanese government Has stated that the armed forces must fight Godzilla If he reaps carnage.

The wild comment was made by the defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba after debating all week on the existence of flying saucers and if they pose a risk to the Japanese people.

The Japanese have also been debating what makes a UFO fly however they are having a hard time deciding if the UFO's are making a encroachment of their airspace. said Mr Ishiba

Mr Ishiba then proceeded to tell the news conference that: If Godzilla did show up, it would be a dispatch for disaster relief."

His comments came after the top government officials were asked if they had any conflict about the demand that the government confirm the existence of UFO's.

All I can say it must be fun to live in a country without war and talk about UFO's and Godzilla and finding proof of UFO's. Kinda reminds me of the time way back when, We used to talk about Bill and Monica.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Hostage Taken, Ransom Demand, Pizzas?

A prison guard in Australia was taken hostage for two days when Twenty inmates at the Risdon Prison in Hobart, Tasmania, AU Surrounded and captured a guard in protest over the conditions at the maximum security prison.

Initially the prisoners made 24 demands to the prison, However they finally freed their hostage after agreeing to fifteen pizzas, Coke-a-Cola and garlic bread instead.

It would seem that "At midnight, the final hurdle with the prisoners was all they wanted was to be able to order pizza from prison and have them delivered. The guard negotiated out with the delivery of fifteen pizzas, Graeme Barber,
Tasmania's director of prisons said.

What happened to the guard? Sorry to say no pizza for him, He is recovering from the whole ordeal at home

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Grim Reaper Loses Own Head

Out to party with the boys never fearing death or thoughts of becoming a Grim Reaper as the night wore on. Unless, your Christopher Kelly on a night out with his friends in Morecambe, Lancashire UK. Christopher got totally plastered as he downed Vodka and Beer, Broke into a City Hall and then soils himself.

It seems that Christopher got separated from his group while celebrating a friends birthday. At some point he walked onto a beach and became stuck on something in the sand where he lost his shoes, pants and his jacket.

He then wobbled to the City Hall found a open window and rummaged though some of the offices until he found a cell phone, That He tried to use to call his friends. Right about that time he soiled himself forcing him to remove his underwear leaving him totally in the nude. You would think it couldn't get any worse than that, Think again, He rummaged though a few more offices until he found a grim reaper costume and put it on to clothe himself. He stumbles out of city hall and goes to the police station that was not manned at the time forcing him to wait three hours dressed as the grim reaper on the front stoop.

When the police arrived to enter their station they found the Grim Reaper "Christopher Kelly" waiting on the stoop. Where apparently he told official's his fateful story.

As the story was told in court one officer had to leave the room for uncontrollable laugher Christopher Kelly was given a six month probation term for burglary after admitting that he entered City Hall without permission.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Dating The Perfect Person By Matching DNA, What Next?

Just when we thought the onslaught of On-line Dating sites could not possibly come up with anymore ways to usher in the lonely singles of the world. A New site Springs to life offing you a way to find Literally "Your Perfect Mate". How can this be? We already have a eHarmoney that matches on 24 dimensions and other select criteria.

It would appear another on-line dating service has taken it a step beyond this compares the DNA of its customers promising an out of this world sex life and super healthy childern to the couples genetically matched. Don't like the opposite sex? Scientific Match even offers same sex genetic matches.

Scientific Match also offers filtering criteria for your new genetically matched date, such as if you were not raised by your natural parents in the firs two years of your life their DNA match probably will not work "Study based on Mice" If you are a felon they will let you sign up however you will have a Equivalent of a Scarlet letter on your profile.

Scientific Match will help you find your Perfect "genetic match" by analyzing their DNA and recommending dating a partner that has a different immune system genes than yourself the membership to join this site is about $2,000 a year USD.

This all seems to be quite interesting to me, while at the same time I scratch my head thinking I can have a match on a genetic level where does it say I would find them physically attractive?

Monday, December 17, 2007

War On Christmas Carolers Announced

There will be some silence during Christmas this year as orders have been given by the officials of Manila that all carolers are to be rounded up if found singing on the streets.

The Caroling ban was introduced to stop children from endangering themselves in the very busy streets. The practice has become very dangerous as children dart out into heavy traffic to collect money from drivers for their carols! The people that are found to be caroling and caught will be handed over to welfare workers.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Drunken Man's Penis Becomes Chew Toy For Puppy

Mr. Kann Veasna has been treated for multiple lacerations to his Penis in Cambodia he was brutally attacked by a puppy.

It would seem Mr. Veasna had been drinking heavily at a local wine stall and needed to relive himself so he found a hole in a fence and poked his penis though. The aggressive puppy on the other side had seen the penis poking though and decided it was a chew toy mauling him and not letting him pull away from the hole in the fence. When finally the dog let go Mr. Veasna ran down the street to the local doctors. One of the Doctors is quoted as saying "It's Very Sore now, However luckily it should still be useful to him in the future.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Careful, There could be an IPod in your Popsicle

After some 20 odd years Brazilian ice-cream company Kibon decided to actually put the prize right into the Popsicle a Ipod Shuffle with its "iPod no palito" promotion! Kibon wanted a new way to market their products instead of the same old redeemable coupon inside the wrapper., Kibon ice-cream company decided to actually go over the top by putting the actual prize inside thousands of specially manufactured frozen Popsicle's!

The Popsicles are identical to the size, weight, feel and color of the real thing since they could not use real Popsicles since that would damage the Ipod Shuffle. The specially made Popsicles are then to be frozen with the Ipod Shuffles inside and distributed to retail outlets for consumers to buy. Now the catch, With the Kibon iPod shuffle promotion ready to go, The only problem left was how to get the manual and the charger to the consumer. It was solved by providing a 800 number and a redeem code to the prize winners. The best part : they will get a real Popsicle redeemable coupon in the package, same flavor as the fake one!

The Kibon ice-cream company promotions starts December, 18th but you will have to go to Brazil to take part in it, Thats right its summer over in Brazil the beaches are full of Beautiful people, Summer Sunshine, Kibon ice-cream treats and Ipod Shuffles!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Student Loan Info and Help

I found a very useful site for information on student loans. Since so many students have no idea what their financial responsibilities are when they first graduate this site is is very useful in providing the attending student and the graduated student great resources to plan ahead. The name of the site is Student Loan Helpers

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

President Bush the most incompetent president in history

Bush, Oh my god what a mistake we made voting for you for you are the most incompetent President in American history!! A quote from our own senate is below. While it might be too late to impeach this lunatic it might be a good idea to beg forgiveness from the world for his freakish acts of terrorisms on other lands.

You have no right President Bush with your false propaganda! We are not all sheep, People even the most stupid Americans are waking up to your lies and are finally seeing you for what you are! A terrorist of the worst kind!

Quote from Senator Joe Biden

"I refuse to believe that," he added. "If that's true, he has the most incompetent staff in modern American history, and he's one of the most incompetent presidents in modern American history."

Use the link on top for the story

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Christmas Quotes Poems and Sayings

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. ~Charles Dickens

Christmas is a time of magic, Where many dreams come true under the warmth and light's of the tree ~ Unknown

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority. ~W.J. Cameron

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. ~Carol Nelson

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~Washington Irving

Isn't it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for - I don't know what exactly, but it's something that you don't mind so much not having at other times. ~Kate L. Bosher

Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself. ~Francis C. Farley

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~W.T. Ellis

For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home. ~W.J. Ronald Tucker

Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age. ~Carrie Latet

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. ~Richard Lamm

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love! ~Hamilton Wright Mabie

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
~Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. ~Katharine Whitehorn

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!' ~Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide"

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays - let them overtake me unexpectedly - waking up some find morning and suddenly saying to myself: "Why, this is Christmas Day!" ~David Grayson

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
~Eva Logue

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~Janice Maeditere

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. ~Author Unknown

Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously? ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth,
And there He lives and dies.
~Alfred Noyes

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? ~G.K. Chesterton

For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind. ~Loring A. Schuler

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~Harlan Miller

Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space. ~Dave Barry

Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round. ~Jessica Archmint

Sing hey! Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly.
For a friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let's all be jolly!
~Author Unknown

To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year. ~E.B. White, "The Distant Music of the Hounds," The Second Tree from the Corner, 1954

At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year
~Thomas Tusser

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. ~Author Unknown

Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts. ~Lenora Mattingly Weber

There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them. ~P.J. O'Rourke

Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren't for Christmas
We'd all be Jewish.
~Benny Hill

Open your presents at Christmastime but be thankful year round for the gifts you receive. ~Lorinda Ruth Lowen

I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become... but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress. ~May Sarton

Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making. ~Leigh Hunt

Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.
~Richard Crashaw

I do like Christmas on the whole.... In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year. ~E.M. Forster

At Christmas
A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here;
Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime...
~Edgar Guest

Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money. ~Author Unknown

The Church does not superstitiously observe days, merely as days, but as memorials of important facts. Christmas might be kept as well upon one day of the year as another; but there should be a stated day for commemorating the birth of our Saviour, because there is danger that what may be done on any day, will be neglected. ~Samuel Johnson

The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants. ~John Andrew Holmes

[I]t is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry, indulge in sentiment without censure, assume the carefree faith of childhood, and just plain "have fun." Whether they call it Yuletide, Noel, Weinachten, or Christmas, people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveller for the oasis. ~D.D. Monroe

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~Author Unknown

If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas? ~Don Meredith

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. ~Author Unknown

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Let Christmas not become a thing
Merely of merchant's trafficking,
Of tinsel, bell and holly wreath
And surface pleasure, but beneath
The childish glamor, let us find
Nourishment for soul and mind.
Let us follow kinder ways
Through our teeming human maze,
And help the age of peace to come
From a Dreamer's martyrdom.
~Madeline Morse

The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world. ~Author Unknown

I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!
~Carolyn Wells

'Tis blessed to bestow, and yet,
Could we bestow the gifts we get,
And keep the ones we give away,
How happy were our Christmas day!
~Carolyn Wells

Except the Christ be born again tonight
In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.
~Vachel Lindsay

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ~Erma Bombeck, I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression

The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin. ~Jay Leno

I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas; that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday which is filled with tedium; that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas presents is a nightmare to weary, bored souls; that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus; that all in all, the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with good will and cheerfulness. ~Julia Peterkin, A Plantation Christmas, 1934

The earth has grown old with its burden of care,
But at Christmas it always is young.
~Phillips Brooks

Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. ~Kin Hubbard

Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year. ~P.J. O'Rourke, Modern Manners

Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit. ~Kin Hubbard

Wouldn't life be worth the living
Wouldn't dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through?
~Author Unknown

We hear the beating of wings over Bethlehem and a light that is not of the sun or of the stars shines in the midnight sky. Let the beauty of the story take away all narrowness, all thought of formal creeds. Let it be remembered as a story that has happened again and again, to men of many different races, that has been expressed through many religions, that has been called by many different names. Time and space and language lay no limitations upon human brotherhood. ~New York Times, 25 December 1937, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren, 1938, published by The H.W. Wilson Company, New York

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~Dr. Seuss

O Christmas Sun! What holy task is thine!
To fold a world in the embrace of God!
~Guy Wetmore Carryl

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. ~Augusta E. Rundel

Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live. ~Dennis Miller

People can't concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December. ~Ogden Nash

Oh! lovely voices of the sky
Which hymned the Saviour's birth,
Are ye not singing still on high,
Ye that sang, "Peace on earth"?
~Felicia Hemans

There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries. ~W.J. Cameron

A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man's heart through half the year.
~Walter Scott

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! ~Author Unknown

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

With this all said I wish all of you a wonderful Christmas!