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Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:17 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:32 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Vincent Price: Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol (1949) [Film]

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:35 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:46 pm
by filmfan94
1954 TV adaptation of A Christmas Carol with Fredric March and Basil Rathbone

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:44 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Carol For Another Christmas (rare 1964 movie) Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rod Serling

"Bleak" and "didactic" ... ... _Christmas

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:10 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Animaniacs - New Year's Eve

George Harrison - Ding Dong

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:34 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist ... -284664395

Tiny Tim is dead. Scrooge remains a miserable old miser.

Bob Cratchit, a poor, underpaid clerk at the counting-house of Scrooge and Marley, has lost his youngest son. He is alone and freezing to death on a cold Christmas Eve, when he is visited by three spirits ....

"A wonderful new take on the characters from A Christmas Carol." - Carabosse's Library

"Thought-provoking … Like being given a new dose of Dickens." - Lara Burnett

"Beautifully written, intelligent, bold and a real surprise." - Steven Drachman (Author, The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh)

99 cents at Kindle, or contact me if you need a free copy. Merry Christmas!

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:31 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
"Here is what we know from a scientific point of view: There is no amount of wood smoke that is good to breathe. It is at least as bad for you as cigarette smoke, and probably much worse. (One study found it to be 30 times more potent a carcinogen.) The smoke from an ordinary wood fire contains hundreds of compounds known to be carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, and irritating to the respiratory system. Most of the particles generated by burning wood are smaller than one micron—a size believed to be most damaging to our lungs. In fact, these particles are so fine that they can evade our mucociliary defenses and travel directly into the bloodstream, posing a risk to the heart. Particles this size also resist gravitational settling, remaining airborne for weeks at a time.

Once they have exited your chimney, the toxic gases (e.g. benzene) and particles that make up smoke freely pass back into your home and into the homes of others. (Research shows that nearly 70 percent of chimney smoke reenters nearby buildings.) Children who live in homes with active fireplaces or woodstoves, or in areas where wood burning is common, suffer a higher incidence of asthma, cough, bronchitis, nocturnal awakening, and compromised lung function. Among adults, wood burning is associated with more-frequent emergency room visits and hospital admissions for respiratory illness, along with increased mortality from heart attacks. The inhalation of wood smoke, even at relatively low levels, alters pulmonary immune function, leading to a greater susceptibility to colds, flus, and other respiratory infections. All these effects are borne disproportionately by children and the elderly.

The unhappy truth about burning wood has been scientifically established to a moral certainty: That nice, cozy fire in your fireplace is bad for you. It is bad for your children. It is bad for your neighbors and their children. Burning wood is also completely unnecessary, because in the developed world we invariably have better and cleaner alternatives for heating our homes. If you are burning wood in the United States, Europe, Australia, or any other developed nation, you are most likely doing so recreationally—and the persistence of this habit is a major source of air pollution in cities throughout the world. In fact, wood smoke often contributes more harmful particulates to urban air than any other source.

In the developing world, the burning of solid fuel in the home is a genuine scourge, second only to poor sanitation as an environmental health risk. In 2000, the World Health Organization estimated that it caused nearly 2 million premature deaths each year—considerably more than were caused by traffic accidents."

[Thanks Sam N]

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:03 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
And so happy Christmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Let's hope that we don't get
devoured by bears

(Bears will eat your
arms and legs and
bears will eat your face)

- John Lennon, "Happy Christmas (Bears Will Eat You)"

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:11 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Stimpy, having a wonderful Christmastime. ... 80507.jpeg

Happy Christmas (Worf is Older) ... 3b21d5.jpg