Nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like racism!
A popular Facebook page is determined to uphold the longstanding Dutch tradition of wearing blackface for Christmas celebrations. Zwarte Piet, or “Black Pete,” is Santa’s helper in Dutch folklore, and while the character began in the 1700s as a demonic servant, nowadays he’s pretty much just Santa’s bud. Santa’s… black bud. Who’s only ever been portrayed by white people. Read more at The Gloss…
A day late, we know, but it’s still time to get Murray this holiday season, with a special Christmas greeting straight from Bill Murray to you! Murray is starring in the new film “Hyde Park On Hudson,” as Franklin D. Roosevelt, so of course he did the most presidential thing ever and posed for a greeting postcard in nothing but a handkerchief. God, I love this man.
When several packages containing Christmas presents went missing from the doorsteps of a subdivision in Clermont, Florida, some of the residents decided to do something about it. Two neighbors conspired with a hidden camera and some decoy boxes and caught the culprit on camera — an 8-year-old girl. But before you feel sorry for her, you should know that she first denied stealing, then admitted that she’d done it on a dare. I might have been on her team if she was deprived of Christmas presents and that caused her to steal out of desperation, not that it’s the right thing to do. But a dare? She deserves a lump of coal from Santa this year. [UPI]
The irony about people who cope with depression is that some of us are actually quite happy people. We are not, contrary to stereotype, slogging through life with the weight of one thousand sorrows dragging behind us. I may feel things intensely, sure. But I’m not someone whose blue-colored glasses see everyone screwed up and the world a terrible place.
That is, until the holidays come around. Keep reading »
How many ways is the “12 Memes of Christmas” better than the original carol? Well, for one, the original “12 Days of Christmas” doesn’t include a major cameo from Grumpy Cat. And it certainly doesn’t feature the “Ermagerd Girl,” who’s pretty obsessed with her “Gersebermp Berks.” There’s also no photobombing stingray, Nyan cat or shamed dogs. Then again, the original doesn’t involve Rickrolling, which could be a good thing. [Mashable]