Thursday, December 23, 2004

Merry Christmas 

I'm off to spend Christmas with the Manhattan Transfer family up in the MT Family Estate, where we keep Christmas with an almost comic level of tradition. If you're a friend and need a place to stay or have no-one with whom to spend Christmas, please give me a ring or send an email. There's plenty of room.

Needless to say, there won't be any of this blogging business until sometime after Christmas day. But I'll go out Terry Teachout style, with a wonderful little quote you've never read before:
"If a man called Christmas Day a mere hypocritical excuse for drunkeness and gluttony, that would be false, but it would have a fact hidden in it somewhere. But when Bernard Shaw says that Christmas Day is only a conspiracy kept up by Poulterers and wine merchants from strictly business motives, then he says something which is not so much false as startling and arrestingly foolish. He might as well say that the two sexes were invented by jewellers who wanted to sell wedding rings." - GK Chesterton.
Oh yeah, and as the kid says, "God bless us, everyone!"