Monday, January 19, 2009

All this and MLK II.

Finally my years of assiduous calendar study are paying off. Look: Next Monday is Chinese New Year. Doing the math, I have determined that makes today Chinese Christmas. Obviously, this is a more restrained occasion than the traditional December Christmas, without all the Eurocentric baggage we've come to take for granted. There's less hoopla. I think you should seriously consider celebrating this holiday with your family, instead of ordinary Christmas. Think of the advantages: Wrapping paper and seasonal candy are like 75 percent off at the Big Lots, and Christmas trees are free for the taking, out on the curb.

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