Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holly Jolly X-mas

Well according to the religious experts and the merchants, Christmas is almost upon us. I thought it fitting I mark the occasion by the lighting of the traditional Advent Lamb, in the case, Dolly Mk VIII. Once again some radiation has leaked over from my nuclear experiments (I am just trying to produce electric power, honest! Hey it works for Iran!) which may account for the blue wool. Have to add more lead plates to the garage door, but Mrs. Phos can't lift the thing as it is. Ah well, I suppose I'll get it figured out before the neighbor kids lose all their hair.

I digress, I was talking about the birthday of The Lord, ironically falling in the midst of Chanuka - chance, no; clever marketing, you bet! To make things even wackier we also have Kwanzaa, and Eid-al-Adha, though that one tends to float predicated on the end of the Hajj. The dizzying array of heavy hitters from most of the major religions (sorry Buddha, you didn't make the X-mas cut, but I love ya anyway) drives we godless types to distraction.

Just to save time I do play the game, send out greetings, give presents, and even respond with a hearty Merry Christmas when greeted by store types who have been prohibited from saying anything beyond "Happy Holidays" lest they offend the delicate sensitivities of some crazed zealot.

The weather outside is frightful, for here.

Yukon loves the relative cold and it almost makes up for having to camp in front of his fan for about nine months out of the year. Still waiting on some much needed rain - December is supposed to be our wettest month but so far not so much.

Anyway, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!!!


At 4:26 PM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

Poor Dolly!

At 4:38 PM, Blogger /t. said...

advent lamb!

a Dolly Mk VIII -- nice!

ahh, the smells of the festive season :)



At 6:05 PM, Blogger Becky said...

Yay for Christmas! Jesus is the reason for the season! Such a happy time of year, so long as the relatives control themselves and I get what I want!

At 7:29 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

LL: Hey, she gets to join in the holiday festivities!!

/t.: I think the Mk VIII is going to be facing a battery of tests in the not too distant future... THinks of it, lambs and power tools together for the first time. Hoohah!

Thanks, the picture was taken several days ago when the first non-raining storm passed through.

Becky: Just be careful that the relatives don't pawn off any gift cards for places that have gone under on you!!

At 1:31 AM, Blogger foam said...

foam goes into shock ..
i think you need to go ahead and do what you do to that lamb ..
t'is the only thing besides /t's lit lambs that might put me in the christmas spirit.

At 8:06 AM, Blogger Eternally Curious said...

LOL - how come ewes always picking on lambs Phos? (^_^)

Merry Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Phos!

At 9:06 AM, Blogger TROLL said...

Hanukkah is a minor-league holiday for the Jews and it's falling around the time we celebrate Christmas IS actually a coincidence.

Most Biblical Times Historians believe the Christ was born in early March. It's really not important when it occured and the early Christians never celebrated his birth.

We started celebrating Christmas during the time that the Holy Roman Empire was looking to convert still largely pagan Northern Europe who celebrated the Winter Solstice.

Option One:

Tell the disorganized but fierce pagans that they could no longer have their celebration.

Result One:

Organized but outnumbered Romans killed by fierce pagans.

Option Two:

Let them have their party but tell them the real reason to celebrate is Christ Jesus.

Result Two:

Those pagan tribes converted to Christianity relatively quickly and peaceably after hearing the FULL MESSAGE of the Gospel.

It's my view that the today's Christians should use the Christmas celebrations in a somewhat similar manner.

As a gateway to sharing the light and love of the Gospel.

At 10:04 AM, Blogger SJ said...

Maybe that lamb is blue-blood aristocrat.

Isn't it a bit early... anyway Merry Christmas or whatever it is that you have at this time of the year :)

At 4:46 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Troll: Thanks, very enlightening. I remain a pagan to this day, though I've yet to set up my pagan tree...

EC: The lamb was asking for it...

foam: You should try it with no snow. Humbug!!

At 10:24 PM, Blogger nanuk said...

Funny you should be doing that - tomorrow, we are lighting the Lenten Beluga whale up here. Can I offer you some charred muktuk?

At 10:44 PM, Blogger Keshi said...



At 5:24 AM, Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

________________I Have
_______________Come Here
______________To Wish You
_____________Merry Christmas
____________And Also, A Happy
___________New Year To You For
__________2009... I Hope The New
_________Year Brings You Loads Of
________Happiness And Good Health.
______I Hope You Have A Nice Day On
_____Christmas Day, Filled With Lots Of
____Family Time.....And Of Course Eating
___Lots Of Nice Foods, And Candies. I Hope
__That Santa Is Good To You As Well And He
.Brings You Lots Of Presents On Christmas Day

At 5:53 AM, Blogger Jack K. said...

Make merry.

Spread joy.

Live and love large.

Great photos.

At 12:27 PM, Blogger TROLL said...

Rare serious post at The Troll Report today needs your input.

At 2:41 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Anns-Lys, you crazy Swede, where'd your Blog go??? I went to visit and Blogger told me your Blog no longer existed...

At 7:14 AM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Nanuk, holy shit, you're back!!!

At 6:41 PM, Blogger Fuff said...

You've killed Shaun the Sheep.
What was that about Nanuk?????

At 6:37 AM, Blogger dianne said...

Please dont burn poor Dolly, there are enough lambs being sacrificed with fire as it is. ♥

Fantastic sky picture dear Phos, do you realise that the clouds actually look like shorn fleece? ♥

At 1:48 PM, Blogger freefun0616 said...




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