Merry Xmas and It’s a Festivus For the Rest of Us! December 25, 2010Posted by pacejmiller in Blogging.
Tags: Airing of Grievances, Boston Celtics, Christmas, Feats of Strength, Festivus, Frank Costanza, Holidays, Jesus, Larry Bird, Santa Claws, Santa Claws 1996, Seinfeld, Trash Talking, Xmas
Merry Christmas everybody!
Can’t believe it’s been another year. A quick one, full of writing, reading and movies. Lately it’s been a lot more movies than the other two, but hey, it’s the festive season!
This year we did some charity work and had a big family BBQ with the in-laws. Lots of fun, and a great time to reflect on how lucky we’ve been for another 12 months. Now if I can just win that mega lotto draw…
Two things I want to discuss this Xmas because I feel like it.
The first — one of my favourite anti-Xmas holidays, Festivus. I have nothing against Xmas personally (nothing against Jesus, the economy needs it and people feel good about themselves). I just really like the idea of Festivus — the pole, the “airing of grievances” and my personal favourite, the “feats of strength”.
Here is a video. Gotta love Frank Costanza.
The second, is Larry Bird’s Xmas present to Chuck Person. The Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers played on Xmas day. Bird went up to Person (they had a bit of a heated rivalry) and told him he had a Xmas present for him. During the game, while Person was on the bench, Bird caught the ball outside the three point line right in front of the Pacers’ bench. After Bird launched the three pointer, he turned and said, “Merry F*&@ing Xmas” to Person, just before the ball fell through the hoop.
Now that’s a great Xmas present!
Couldn’t find a video of it, but here are a couple of other videos in the same vein that display Larry Legend’s greatness.