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Dear Buddha, Please Bring Me A Pony And A Plastic Rocket. [Dec. 8th, 2007|12:42 pm]
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I woke up at 3 am with a fairly bad headache that was fast getting worse. I thought it would beat the meds and make me throw up, but I kept it at bay with a hot pack until the meds kicked in. Then I fell back asleep and woke up today feeling OK (knock wood).

In other news, I got most of my Christmas shipping done yesterday -- go me!

Next on the list is pay bills, do laundry and housecleaning and find a cat sitter.

Last night I volunteered at Parent's Night Out at G's school. I wound up running the movie room. The first video was the animated version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. But after that, all there was to show were these weird Christian videos. I didn't know that. I thought I was starting a video called The Happy Elf, but it turned out to be some video about two mice, a cat that was trying to eat them and a poor little waif girl who got accused of stealing stuff from a church. Of course Good triumphed over Evil because the main people involved were Christians and then all the creatures and people sang Silent Night together. Then I picked another video that seemed to have no religious connection, but it turned out to be another Christian propaganda video. I felt kind of awkward at that point. About a third of the kids in the room were not Christian, and here I was showing them these baffling propaganda flicks. Fortunately the videos were made with the assumption that they would be shown to reinforce the beliefs of Christian children. As a result, their ability to undermine the beliefs of other children was minimal. I figured they would be more confusing than converting. So I don't think little Aaron, Anaya or Azim's parents are going to be in the office on Monday complaining that their kids are suddenly praying to Jesus. But still, I feel it was a little weird. I let the folks running the event know that the video choices were inappropriate for an ethnically diverse public school.

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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-12-09 05:18 pm (UTC)

Jesus Christ!

That's gross. I'd complain to someone, or steal the videos and replace them with "Omar Goes to Mecca" and "...I Made It Out of Clay." Is that a billboard for HeBrew? I assume it was on TV because someone found it tasteless? The ad not the beer.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-12-09 05:30 pm (UTC)

How Ganesh Got His Head

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! HeBrew!

You are teh funny!
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-12-10 03:22 pm (UTC)

Re: How Ganesh Got His Head

It's really real! I got some for Rosie in Indiana. I thought she ought to represent the Chosen Peeps in the land of the white folk. Check out viverra's link.

Edited at 2007-12-10 03:23 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: viverra2
2007-12-10 05:49 am (UTC)

Re: Jesus Christ!

Nah, that's a can and HeBrew comes in bottles.
http://www.shmaltz.com/index1.html
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-12-10 03:37 pm (UTC)

We Talk Real Funny Down Here

I had no idea it was for real! Shows what kind of half-a-Jew I am.

But do they sell it in a Family Reunion case'o'beer?

Shiner Beer's "Family Reunion Pack"
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[User Picture]From: viverra2
2007-12-10 05:17 pm (UTC)

Re: We Talk Real Funny Down Here

I didn't know it was real either - I was laughing at the billboard and showed it to my housemate, who sent me the He'Brew link. He wanted me to use an image from a different page:
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-12-10 07:04 pm (UTC)

Movie Time

I'm thinking of offering to buy them a Weston Woods video or two. Maybe Homer Price and the Donut Machine, Harold and the Purple Crayon or Corduroy.
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