So everyone can be joyful when they wake up! Although technically it’s not Christmas here just yet.
Merry Christmas everyone
Currently enjoying my “IT’S CHRISTIIIIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAANNNNNN” shirt…
Currently enjoying my Snoopy on top of a Christmas tree shirt.
Hoping to be enjoying Exploding Kittens…
Currently enjoying my “World’s Okay-Est Runner” shirt and wishing I could play Exploding Kittens
I am currently enjoying listening to music that inconveniently isn’t the music I got.
I’m currently thinking that I’ll bring Exploding Kittens to Aux Con so I can grant Potato’s wish…
I’m currently think that that is a very good idea.
Also, #36787 *thinking
My original intent was to simply write “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” in this space, but then the phrase caused me to look up “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. Naturally, reading such a brilliant piece of art inspired me to imitate it, so I delayed my slumber and composed the following parody:
‘Twas the night before AuxCon, when no F.A.C.E. could sleep
Not a creature was stirring, nor making a peep
The smart phones were placed on the nightstands with care
In hopes that their alarms would soon start to blare
The creatures were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of word games danced in their heads
And Ryan in his Beanie, and Matt in his Tuque
Had just settled their brains for a night without spook
When on the Not-For’m there arose such a clatter
I looked at my phone to see what was the matter
Away to the browser I flew like a flash
Opened up more tabs, on my screen I did mash
The moon that reflected upon my window
Gave little help to enhance my screen’s vibrant glow
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear
But a thund’rous noise: The Day fin’ly here!
With a swift swipe of my phone, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment I hadn’t slept a lick
More rapid than hawks, to AuxCon F.A.C.E.s came
And I whistled and shouted and called them by name:
“Now Kristen! Now Franklin! Now Manalive and Dawn!
On Josiah! On Rebekah! On Brooke” (and so on…)
“To the identification station! Don’t stall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”
As fast as lightning did Angie verify
While F.A.C.E.s discussed nacreous clouds in the sky
So then, when all present, the conf’rence began
With customary greetings and shaking of hands
And then in a twinkling, I heard at the door
A knocking and yelling from one person more
As I drew in my hand from shaking another
The AuxCon hosts let in the dear Christian brother
He was dressed in a shirt from his neck to his waist
And his shirt indicated to us his good taste
A bundle of games was flung on his back
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack
His countenance so bright! His eyes- how they glistened!
The image of a man on his shirt said “IT’S CHRIIIIIIIISSSTTTTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIAAAAAANNNN”
His name written down was spelled like this: “Masøn”
And the beard of his chin had been freshly shaven
The effects of toothpaste shown on his teeth
And the smell, it encircled his breath like a wreath
He held a straight face, and with a heart full of glee
That man caused a laugh when he said this pun to me:
“When they are chubby and plump, as much as allow’d
Two raindrops are company, but three are a cloud.”
A wink of his eye and a nod of his head
Reassured me that I had nothing to dread
Then AuxCon began, and we all went to work
At making memories and enjoying each perk
That came along with having well-built rapport
Each perquisite gave e’en more joy than before!
Then AuxCon was done, its conclusion was reached
And away we all went, with many farewells screeched.
But I heard them exclaim as they drove out of sight-
“It was good to see y’all! We’ll do this again, right?”
I’m sure you could write a better parody upon reading the original poem (and feel free to do so; I really like the style of the original poem), but this is what I came up with short-notice. I tried to match as much of the original rhymes, wordings, and meter as possible, but I took plenty of liberties where convenient.
Merry Christmas, Fanatical Aux Cable Enthusiasts!
That was phenomenal.
Jeff, may I just say…that was brilliant!! 11/10 I loved it so much!
That was brilliant!!!
I’m glad you all enjoyed it. 😀
[By the way, I just looked up the word “ovation” and found out that it comes from the Latin “ovo” (which means “I rejoice”) and originally referred to the celebration that a general in the Roman army received after winning a war against a less impressive opponent than would warrant a “triumph” (the greatest of recognition celebrations). It seems like the “ovation” was a “great job, but we expected you to win” celebration whereas the “triumph” was an “amazing; it took your best to win that war” type of celebration. Interesting how the word “ovation” in English now means “to give applause and cheer” as opposed to a whole celebration ceremony. I guess it was originally a hyperbole to compliment how a crowd reacted to a staged performance, but it was used enough in that context that eventually the meaning of the word was affected.]
Up to 16 out 10 now. Would recommend.
I thought it was fitting, so I quoted the last tube lines of #36792 at the conclusion of the Skype discussion last night.
Merry Christmas Eve! 😀
Merry Christmas! 😀
Merry Christmas! (I’m definitely not a day late what do you mean)
Definitely not a day late. Nope.
Merry Christmas, everyone! 😀
(It is remarkable to me looking back that the “A Visit from St. Nicholas” parody on this thread was composed before I had ever written a single YouTube comment. But even more remarkable to me is 1 John 3:1 and how great God’s Love for us is, that He would come and give His life for us even when we were still His enemies, all that we might be a part of His family.)
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