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"Mom, I know what I want for Christmas!" Bigger Girl came in and announced.
Okay, i said. Let's hear it.
"Duct tape! Lots of it! My friend Amber is doing a performance art fund raiser, people will pay to get to put a piece of duct tape on her and tape her to a wall! It's to raise awareness money for battered women, who often feel trapped in relationships. Anyway, it would help her raise more money if she didn't have to buy the duct tape, so I'd like some for Christmas and I will be helping her with the performance!"
Do you want silver, or colors?
"Lots of colors!" she said. "After all, it's art!"
This reminds me of a joke.
Boudreaux and Clothile was allus tryin' to make Christmas a good time for Tee Boudreaux. Dey would take him to see de lights, an' dey would go to see Papa Noel, an' Clothile would make sure she got him some nice gifts to go unner dat tree.
One year, she be so busy wit' all de preparate for Christmas an' de family comin' fo' Christmas dinner, Clothile done plum forgot to get paper to wrap all dem gifts!
An Boudreaux, he say, "Mais, you don' worry 'bout it. Me, I'm gonna take care of dat!"
So Clothile done lef' it to him, an' she go on wit' what she gots to do.
De nex' mornin', Tee Boudreaux he come up outta his bed early, an' he run in to see de tree an' de stockin', and he yell and pick up de firs' box and start to try to open it. Den he stop an' start to cry! Dere warn't no way he was gettin' dat box open!
"Boudreaux, what did you wrap all dem gifts wit'?" Clothile yell over the cries of Tee Boudreaux.
An Boudreaux answer, "De one t'ing dat can fix anyt'ting! Duck Tape!"
Ako Gishi sai -- Ako, Japan (traditional dances and warrior parades honoring the 47 Ronin)
Buy a Tree Day / Deck the Halls Day -- internet generated, and if you are going to decorate, why did you wait this long?
Christmas Bird Count begins -- sponsored by the National Audubon Society (through Jan. 5; since 1900, the longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations)
Halcyon Days begin -- a time of calm and tranquility (beginning seven days before the winter solstice, lasting until December 28, seven days after the solstice; named for an ancient fabled kingfisher bird [or halcyon], which hatches and raise her young during this time)
Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Stufur -- Shorty, who is also known as Ponneskefill, the pan-scraper, who will scrape food scraps from the pans left out
Khoiak Ceremony for Ploughing the Earth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Monkey Day -- unofficial, by animal groups, to draw attention to the plights of simians kept in labs and as pets
National Bouillabaisse Day
National Energy Conservation Day -- India
Play An Old Song That You Didn't Like To See If You Still Don't Like It Day -- internet generated, and don't bother, bad songs don't improve with age
Precalentines Day -- an unofficial holiday for math lovers begun by a precalculus class at a Nova Scotia high school
South Pole Discovery Day -- thank you, Roald Amundsen
St. John of the Cross' Day (Patron of contemplative life, contemplatives, mystical theology, mystics, Spanish poets; Ta' Xbiex, Malta)
St. Spyridon's Day (Patron of Corfu, Greece, and potters)
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- in memory of children lost the previous year
Third Sunday of Advent -- Christian
Lighting the Candle of Joy
World Choral Day -- International Federation for Choral Music
Alabama becomes the 22nd US State, 1819
Princess Mary Stuart is crowned Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542
Samantha Peszek, 1991
Vanessa Hudgens, 1988
Paul "Beakman" Zaloom, 1951
Bill Buckner, 1949
Dee Wallace Stone, 1948
Patty Duke, 1946
Jane Birkin, 1946
Ernie Davis, 1939
Leonardo Boff, 1938
Lee Remick, 1935
Charlie Rich, 1932
Don Hewitt, 1922
Shirley Jackson, 1919
Morey Amsterdam, 1914
Spike Jones, 1911
Margaret Madeline Chase Smith, 1897
James Harold Doolittle, 1896
Saturday Night Fever(Film), 1977
Diamonds are Forever(Film), 1971
"Il Trittico"(Puccini opera), 1918
Today in History:
Osman ibn Affan is appointed the third kalief of Islam, 644
The Zuider Zee seawall collapses, 50,000 lives are lost in the floods that follow, 1287
The first artificial pearls, made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales, are manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris, 1656
The Montgolfier brothers' first balloon lifts off on its first test flight, 1782
David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a machine that cuts nuts and bolts, 1798
The American Academy of Political and Social Science is organized in Philadelphia, 1889
The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii, 1902
Norwegian Roald Amundsen becomes the first to reach the South Pole, 1911
Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sri Lanka join the United Nations, 1955
The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations. 1961
NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus, 1962
Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations, 1999
The Millau viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened, 2004
China's first lunar rover, the Yutu, lands successfully on the Moon, 2013
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