Monday, December 25, 2006

Thanks

Thanks to all the readers and all the commentators for making 2006 a great year.

Merry Christmas and an even greater new year.

Eolake

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Monday, December 25, 2006   20 comments links to this post

20 Comments:

At 25 Dec 2006 22:27:00, Blogger Hannah said...

You too!

 
At 26 Dec 2006 04:20:00, Anonymous Pascal said...

June 6th '06 wasn't the end of the world. This has indeed ben a great year.

I also thank the American and Iranian people for their excellent recent display of democratic lucidity, which should help the world improve. Power to the people, indeed.

I've asked Santa for peace on Earth. He said it'll take many, many deliveries, but he's started already. ("Gotta warm up carefully!", he said Sunday night.)

Sweet perfumed musical colors to all. (Yeah, even the grumps. I bought the extra-large family package!)

 
At 26 Dec 2006 10:18:00, Anonymous terry said...

To Eolake and all the rest, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Thank you for letting me express my opinions and thoughts on your blog.
( And for doing a discussion on Loneliness and Divorce.)
Hey Pascal, got any pretty females that you could give me? I only need one to love, honor and cherish?
I thought since you bought the extra-large family package there may be enough for you one and me?
Best to you my Lebanese friend! May you get all you want and deserve in life!
If I were ever sick and needed a Doctor it would be an honor to have you as my healer :)

 
At 26 Dec 2006 11:47:00, Blogger Laurie Jeffery said...

Merry Christmas everyone!

 
At 26 Dec 2006 12:51:00, Anonymous nildar said...

Laurie Jeffery said...
Merry Christmas everyone!

The same to you Sir. May I also say that your photography is excellent! You are quite the professional! And Mr Eolake Stobblehouse has a BEAUTIFUL nude women site!

And to Hannah.........you are lovely and quite a delight! How I wish I could.........well nevermind lol, have a wonderful New Year!

 
At 26 Dec 2006 17:18:00, Anonymous Leviathud said...

You too!

 
At 26 Dec 2006 18:48:00, Blogger Lucid Twilight said...

"June 6th '06 wasn't the end of the world. This has indeed ben a great year."

Oh, it actually was, but we're not supposed to remember. I've already said too much...

"I also thank the American and Iranian people for their excellent recent display of democratic lucidity, which should help the world improve. Power to the people, indeed."

You said the secret word!

I'm... Not quite sure what we're supposed to do at this point. Perhaps throw confetti into the air?

"I've asked Santa for peace on Earth. He said it'll take many, many deliveries, but he's started already. ("Gotta warm up carefully!", he said Sunday night.)"

You mean santa isn't an ultra-violent robot that punishes the naughty with expletives and gunfire?

Maybe it's time I remove that heavy duty steel hatch from my chimney.

"Sweet perfumed musical colors to all. (Yeah, even the grumps. I bought the extra-large family package!)"

My! Where did you get this from? I'd like to order a dozen or so myself. They seem like they'd be cheap. The fact that the people I know might like them is a nice bonus.

It has been a good year indeed. It was the start of something very good for me, although that comes as no surprise. I only hope that life continues to get better from here. (For all of us.)

 
At 26 Dec 2006 21:46:00, Anonymous Chocolate Head said...

I'm... Not quite sure what we're supposed to do at this point. Perhaps throw confetti into the air?

Yes, throw a party. A big party and celebrate the calming peace that is in Iraq today.
A new Iraq that glistens with prosperity and unity. Be thankful that America and the United Kingdom has "freed" the country from Saddam.
Isn't forced democracy wonderful?
There's no need for santa when we have Georgie Bush. He is our gift-giver of freedom and stability!

 
At 26 Dec 2006 23:24:00, Anonymous Bare Naked Woman said...

There's no need for santa when we have Georgie Bush. He is our gift-giver of freedom and stability.

Yeah, and you have a bridge to sell in Brooklyn too?

 
At 27 Dec 2006 03:38:00, Anonymous Pascal said...

Terry,
When I find the woman of my dreams (I've actually dreamt about her...), I'll be sure to ask her if she has a sister as nice as herself for my lonely but very nice friend.
But if I were you, I'd keep looking too, just to be on the safe side. :-)

Nildar,
Impressive comeback there, man. You actually didn't say... well, you know what! (LOL again.)
If we didn't mention Iraq every other thread, this blog would actually be children-friendly. The 4-letter word most often mentioned around here is "love".

Chocolate Head,
Considering I live in Lebanon, not in Iraq (that's SOME mess indeed!), I still consider myself fortunate, and you make a good point -in your sarcastic way-. Lucid Twilight was ALSO totally un-serious, on another tone. It's not his style to get the ground dirty with confetti.
It's true, not everything is rosy, some stuff IS a very bright red indeed (and not just Santa's suit, alas!). I just choose to look at the half full glass, because just a few months ago, its level was lower. I intuitively feel the last Iranian and American elections are globally for the better interest of the planet, and that Peace hasn't lost just yet. Time will tell whether I'm totally spaced out or not. :-\
To contribute to a more positive world, we have to think a positive potential. We can say "lots of things suck", or ask "what can I do to make things at least a little bit better?". The whole Afghanistan-Iraq-Lebanon-Israel-Sudan-Somalia thing NEEDS a global action. Bush and Ahmadinejad getting closer to the exit door are two steps -however small- in the right direction.

-excellent recent display of democratic lucidity
-You said the secret word!

Hey, that's twice in a single comment that you said too much. Careful...

"You mean santa isn't an ultra-violent robot that punishes the naughty with expletives and gunfire?"
That won't be until the future-rama date of 3001, with the rogue Robot-Santa. You watch FoxTV too much.

"My! Where did you get this from? I'd like to order a dozen or so myself."
Just go see the king of Xanadu from my part. He'll give you a special deal on fairy dust, oniroses, iced cloud cotton candy and rainbow crystal melodies. He's in one of his synesthetic good moods this millenium.
Or, you and Terry could meet with me in King Zod's harem for Ney Year's Eve. Remember that backstage pass he gave me? Haven't used it yet. Nildar, you can come too. Heck, everybody's invited! "All these are my friends, they're with me."
It's nice being a direct Zodlander. :-)

 
At 27 Dec 2006 09:20:00, Anonymous terry said...

Pascal said...
Terry,
When I find the woman of my dreams (I've actually dreamt about her...), I'll be sure to ask her if she has a sister as nice as herself for my lonely but very nice friend.

Thank you. I'm blessed to have you as my friend.

Or, you and Terry could meet with me in King Zod's harem for Ney Year's Eve. (Pascal said)

Sounds great to me Pascal! It would be an honor and a very nice thing I'm sure! Vroooom! (And I'll keep looking for that one special woman :)

 
At 27 Dec 2006 10:58:00, Anonymous ttl said...

I don't celebrate Christmas myself, but thanks anyway!

Also, thanks for the entertaining and informative blog throughout 2006. I already look forward to the entries in 2007.

To everyone here, Merry Yule and a Happy New Year!

 
At 27 Dec 2006 15:27:00, Blogger Lucid Twilight said...

"Lucid Twilight was ALSO totally un-serious, on another tone. It's not his style to get the ground dirty with confetti."

What? How DARE you speak for me. Sir, I am deeply offended! Fortunately for you I am too distracted by flashing Christmas lights to do anything about it...

Your mother was a hamster and... Preeeeetty... What was I saying?

"That won't be until the future-rama date of 3001, with the rogue Robot-Santa. You watch FoxTV too much."

You better not breathe! You'd better not move! You're better off dead, I'm telling you dude. Santa Claus is gunning you down!

Although I am quite fond of this version of the song, I'm equally glad that it isn't factually accurate. This might be a Merry Christmas after all! Er, if it wasn't already over.

 
At 28 Dec 2006 00:20:00, Anonymous Pascal said...

"Preeeeetty... What was I saying?"
You were talking about how you don't care one bit for that many zeroes check you got for Christmas, and I had just very nicely accepted to relieve you from it. Don't mention it, you're welcome. (Puts dark glasses on.) Hey, look! My big fountain pen has a flashing pink light too! [FLASH]

Okay, back to Men In Blank HQ, ho ho ho!

 
At 28 Dec 2006 00:33:00, Anonymous king zod said...

Lucid Twilight was ALSO totally un-serious, on another tone. It's not his style to get the ground dirty with confetti."

Young man, there is nothing wrong with confetti, as long as one or two of the servants clean it up :)
It's just a wonderful tradition in many parts of the world.
Akin to throwing rice at newly weds and so forth :)

And to Hannah.........you are lovely and quite a delight! How I wish I could.........well nevermind

Yes Nildar from what we can partially see Hannah seems to be quite lovely. I'm curious why her photo is off center? Maybe she doesn't realize it?


Be thankful that America and the United Kingdom has "freed" the country from Saddam.

But who will free Iraq from George Bush?

"All these are my friends, they're with me."
It's nice being a direct Zodlander. :-)

It's nice having you as part of my kingdom.

 
At 28 Dec 2006 02:29:00, Anonymous Pascal said...

"Young man, there is nothing wrong with confetti, as long as one or two of the servants clean it up :)"
Precisely, Sire. Which implies that our lucid friend Lucid doesn't always have one or two servants at hand, right? (Or "left"?)

I also like that other wonderful tradition of throwing coins to the populace at royal celebrations.

It's so much better than the current trend in Iraq, to throw live grenades in a very un-merry way. Sometimes they'll try to throw grenades at Rice. Condolezza, that is.

"But who will free Iraq from George Bush?"
My money's on the american voters, 7 to 1.

 
At 28 Dec 2006 02:31:00, Blogger Adam Czarnowski said...

A belated Merry Xmas to Mr. Snoflake Bobblehat, Pascal the Wonderhorse and all the bloggeroleums - you know who you are, hopefully!

A

 
At 28 Dec 2006 05:43:00, Blogger Lucid Twilight said...

pascal:"You were talking about how you don't care one bit for that many zeroes check you got for Christmas, and I had just very nicely accepted to relieve you from it. Don't mention it, you're welcome. (Puts dark glasses on.) Hey, look! My big fountain pen has a flashing pink light too! [FLASH]"

You do realize that it was a giant novelty check and cannot actually be redeemed for cash, right?

On a side note, if you want your memory erasure to succeed you should probably refrain from posting the record of it on a blog we both frequent. That kind of defeats the point. ;)

king zod: "And to Hannah.........you are lovely and quite a delight! How I wish I could.........well nevermind"

Oh my! Please keep your musings pure, beloved king. I wouldn't want to have to call the thought police on you.

pascal: "Precisely, Sire. Which implies that our lucid friend Lucid doesn't always have one or two servants at hand, right? (Or "left"?)"

Servants are too much hassle. I prefer to do things myself. All this stuff about human rights and cash salaries... I can't take very much of that, I'll tell you.

"My money's on the american voters, 7 to 1."

That sounds like a safe bet to me. Judging by the last election I'd say the public is sick of Bush's antics. If things go really well he'll be impeached before the presidential election rolls around.

But then, it's hard to say when things are actually going well in the political world. Still, as little difference as I think it makes, anything is better than a government headed by Bush and his fellow republicans. (Not conservatives in general, just conservatives that align completely with his point of view. After all, not all of them are as incompetent as our president, they've just been forced into compliance in order to appeal to those who voted Bush into office.)

I look forward to the day political candidates don't have to hold to such strict titles and there is no bigotry towards the other parties. When we can focus on working together instead of slinging mud at those of differing viewpoints we'll be in a very good place indeed.

Here's to hoping 2007 will take us in that direction. If only I had some wine! I'd certainly drink to that.

 
At 28 Dec 2006 12:21:00, Anonymous terry said...

Judging by the last election I'd say the public is sick of Bush's antics. If things go really well he'll be impeached before the presidential election rolls around.
(Lucid said)

I totally agree with you Lucid. He should be held accountable for his crimes.

It's so much better than the current trend in Iraq, to throw live grenades in a very un-merry way.(Pascal said)

Sad isn't it Pascal? I didn't know that certain cultures threw coins?
Quite interesting. I'd like to hear more about that if you have the time?

anything is better than a government headed by Bush and his fellow republicans. (Lucid said)

So true. This has been one very long nightmare indeed. I'm still surprized he's in office? My countdown clock says he has less than 754 days left.
I want to apologize to the countries that Bush has harmed. Not all of us voted for him. I hope the world understands that not all Americans are like the killing war-mongoring selected leader we have. My sons and I campaigned for Senator Kerry. We never wanted war either way.
We knew it was all about revenge and the oil.
And Pascal I pray that your country can somehow find the peace it needs. It takes quite the man to live in a country that has been tainted by bloody war and for you to endure all this and remain a compassionate physican who truly loves those around him.
Your gigantic heart and passion far exceeds most of what I survey in America. (American doctors, not all but many, are only in the profession for the money and status.)
Whatever happened to guys like FDR, TRUMAN, CLINTON, LINCOLN?
I still believe there is hope yet.

 
At 30 Dec 2006 02:45:00, Anonymous Pascal said...

"I didn't know that certain cultures threw coins?"
It's a jolly habit of kings and princes to remind the population to cheer when they visit. (Goes back to ancient times, before credit cards and social security.)
So much more efficient than what they use today in republics, those "election promises". ("Tax cuts to the rich?" Bleah!)

"I want to apologize to the countries that Bush has harmed."
Alas, it's not from YOU that we want apologies. Ah well, since Bushy Eyebrows will never make any, let's not be too picky(beggars can't be choosers!). Apologies accepted.

"My sons and I campaigned for Senator Kerry."
Good for you. Still, I think the Democrats made a fatal mistake by not choosing Wesley Clark in the first place. Flashy initials aren't everything.

" It takes quite the man to live in a country that has been tainted by bloody war"...
If you ask me, it takes quite the fool to remain there! Well, we'll see in less time than it takes for a moron to end his White House term. I've been considering Tahiti...

"Whatever happened to guys like FDR, TRUMAN, CLINTON, LINCOLN?"
Yeah, we could really use a true man in office right now. :-P

 

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