You're probably going to take this the wrong way. I'm about to complain about something Christmas related and you probably know that I'm Jewish (and if you didn't, you do now) so you're probably going to think I'm saying something derogatory about Christianity or its teachings, -- when in fact I'm not so much anti-Christian as I am anti-religion in general-- but I digress. I dare not besmirch the teachings of Christ nor any of his believers. Nor anyone else for their beliefs. Your faith is your own personal hoohah and I don't touch that topic for several reasons, the most pressing being that I could give a shit.
Now that we've got that clear, what I'd really like to know is, when the bloody fuck did Christmas begin the first week in November?! I mean seriously, kids were still ringing my doorbell trick-or-treating when the first fa-la-la-la-sale commercial aired. What is up with that? !
Sing songy Winter Wonderland music being piped through the phones, in the mall and in even CVS before Veteran's day?! The fuck is going on here? It's halfway thorough November now and I'm getting 17 catalogs a day smooshed into my mailbox. This is the worst case of "scope creep" I've ever seen! It's not even Thanksgiving yet and I'm already completely sick of Christmas!!
Poor thanksgiving, probably my favorite (cupcake-less) holiday, has been completely swallowed up and seemingly altogether forgotten thanks to greedy conglomerate advertising. Dancing before me prior to the ides of November are wreaths and bells and ornaments, sweaters, diamonds and fancy liquors.
The breakdown below represents the results of a recent study (performed by yours truly) documenting the bombardment of "Holiday" advertising that took place this very evening:
Today's lesson: --think for yourselves! (Sub lesson: Qaulity, free graphing programs are not easy to find).
Live in the moment. Appreciate the moment. And have a happy Thanksgiving, goddamnit!