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Title: Season's Greetings......
Post by: oscarvan on December 20, 2011, 01:08:04 PM
Good morning/afternoon/evening,

I wanted to send some sort of
holiday greeting to friends and family, but it is difficult in today's
world to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So I met
with my lawyer yesterday, and on advice I wish to say the following :

Please accept, with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes
for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress ,
non addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice
holiday practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious
persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the
religious / secular persuasions and / or traditions of others, or
their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all .

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and
medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally
accepted calendar year 2012, but not without due respect for the
calendar of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society
have helped make our country great ( not to imply that the United States is
necessarily greater than any other country ) and without regard to the
race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual
preference of the wishee .

By accepting this greeting, please be advised that you are accepting
these terms : This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal.
It is freely transferable on the proviso that there is no alteration
to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to
actually implement any of the wishes for her / him or others and is
void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion
of the wisher. The wish is warranted to perform as expected within the
usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until
the issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher .

Best Regards ( without prejudice )
Name withheld ( Privacy Act )
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: bo on December 20, 2011, 01:11:12 PM
Merry Christmas
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: pinnah on December 20, 2011, 01:24:29 PM
 ;D, Thanks for being so respectful.

Soooo, are you in the Southern Hemisphere now?

I am looking forward to the tilting point
and the end of the longest day of the year
but we call it Winter Solstice up here. ;)


Cheers.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: oscarvan on December 20, 2011, 01:31:42 PM
Oopsie.....have to fix that. Darn lawyers.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: bluesman on December 20, 2011, 02:47:38 PM
Looks like that about covers it.  ;)

Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: punatic on December 20, 2011, 03:01:50 PM

I am looking forward to the tilting point
and the end of the longest day of the year
but we call it Winter Solstice up here. ;)


05:30 22-12-2011 UTC

Prepare the virgins!
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: bluesman on December 20, 2011, 05:43:51 PM

I am looking forward to the tilting point
and the end of the longest day of the year
but we call it Winter Solstice up here. ;)


05:30 22-12-2011 UTC

Prepare the virgins!


 :D
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: Slowbrew on December 20, 2011, 06:15:53 PM
'cuz it's my way or the highway,   Merry Christmas!!!.

I can say whatever I want, how you choose to hear it is up to you.   ;D

Make sure you cover allyour bases in you signature line too.

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Paul
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: eltharyon on December 20, 2011, 06:30:57 PM
I think I have broken at least one of those today....
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: bo on December 20, 2011, 06:34:41 PM
'cuz it's my way or the highway,   Merry Christmas!!!.

I can say whatever I want, how you choose to hear it is up to you.   ;D

Make sure you cover allyour bases in you signature line too.

This e-mail is meant for educational purposes only. Any resemblance to real persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. List each check separately by bank number. Batteries not included. Contents may settle during shipment. Use only as directed. No other warranty expressed or implied. Do not use while operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment. Postage will be paid by addressee. Subject to CAB approval. This is not an offer to sell securities. Apply only to affected area. May be too intense for some viewers. Do not stamp. Use other side for additional listings. For recreational use only. Do not disturb. All models over 18 years of age. If condition persists, consult your physician. No user-serviceable parts inside. Freshest if eaten before date on carton. Subject to change without notice. Times approximate. Simulated picture. No postage necessary if mailed in the United States. Please remain seated until the ride has come to a complete stop. Breaking seal constitutes acceptance of agreement. For off-road use only. As seen on TV. One size fits all. Many suitcases look alike. Contains a substantial amount of non-tobacco ingredients. Colors may fade. We have sent the forms which seem right for you. Slippery when wet. For office use only. Not affiliated with the American Red Cross. Drop in any mailbox. Edited for television. Keep cool; process promptly. Post office will not deliver without postage. List was current at time of printing. Return to sender, no forwarding order on file, unable to forward. Not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect, error or failure to perform. At participating locations only. Not the Beatles. Penalty for private use. See label for sequence. Substantial penalty for early withdrawal. Do not write below this line. Falling rock. Lost ticket pays maximum rate. Your canceled check is your receipt. Add toner. Place stamp here. Avoid contact with skin. Sanitized for your protection. Be sure each item is properly endorsed. Sign here without admitting guilt. Slightly higher west of the Mississippi. Employees and their families are not eligible. Beware of dog. Contestants have been briefed on some questions before the show. Limited time offer, call now to ensure prompt delivery. You must be present to win. No passes accepted for this engagement. No purchase necessary. Processed at location stamped in code at top of carton. Shading within a garment may occur. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from fire or flames. Replace with same type. Approved for veterans. Booths for two or more. Check here if tax deductible. Some equipment shown is optional. Price does not include taxes. No Canadian coins. Not recommended for children. Prerecorded for this time zone. Reproduction strictly prohibited. No solicitors. No alcohol, dogs or horses. No anchovies unless otherwise specified. Restaurant package, not for resale. List at least two alternate dates. First pull up, then pull down. Call toll free number before digging. Driver does not carry cash. Some of the trademarks mentioned in this product appear for identification purposes only. Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear. Record additional transactions on back of previous stub. Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T. Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. No transfers issued until the bus comes to a complete stop. Package sold by weight, not volume. Your mileage may vary. Known as Hellman's east of the Rockies. Beware of greeks bearing gifts. Beware of gifts bearing greeks. This side up. Don't take any wooden nickels. Don't take candy from strangers. Void where prohibited. Caveat Emptor (Buyer beware) Caveat Vendor (Beware of street people). Donde esta el bano. Beware of DOS. Look both ways before crossing the street. Always wear safety belt. Always wear deodorant. Don't forget to breathe. If you park, don't drink...accidents cause people. This supersedes all previous notices. This disclaimer may not be copied without the expressed written consent of whoever I stole it from.

Paul

I may have missed it, but I thinking the following 2 statements are missing.

1. May contain nuts or nut byproducts.

2. This cup contains a hot liquid which can resulting in scalding if spilled.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: majorvices on December 20, 2011, 06:52:14 PM
You guys are crakIn me up. Or maybe it's the beer.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: beersk on December 20, 2011, 07:02:40 PM
Happy Winter Solstice, the original winter celebration.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: morticaixavier on December 20, 2011, 08:51:38 PM
Happy Winter Solstice, the original winter celebration.

THE SUN IS GOING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Wait... never mind ::)
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: beersk on December 20, 2011, 09:12:10 PM
Happy Winter Solstice, the original winter celebration.

THE SUN IS GOING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Wait... never mind ::)
I was being more or less tongue & cheek with that statement.  I get annoyed at people who assert one over the other.  What does it matter? Holiday cheer is all that matters, spread the love, not the divisive attitude of, "No it's this! Not that!"
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: morticaixavier on December 20, 2011, 09:39:42 PM
Happy Winter Solstice, the original winter celebration.

THE SUN IS GOING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Wait... never mind ::)
I was being more or less tongue & cheek with that statement.  I get annoyed at people who assert one over the other.  What does it matter? Holiday cheer is all that matters, spread the love, not the divisive attitude of, "No it's this! Not that!"

Here here! I meant nothing disrespectful. I was born and raised a naked pagan baby but always loved christmas with the grandparents and chanukah with the in laws and kwanzaa at the hippy day care (a place where very stoned people can get adult supervision?). I have never celebrated ramadan but then it's not so much a celebratory event as I understand it.  And I always celebrate with heavy metal carols!
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: punatic on December 21, 2011, 03:52:29 AM
Blue Christmas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUELu8o5KJg)
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: tubercle on December 21, 2011, 04:44:53 AM
Happy Winter Solstice, the original winter celebration.

THE SUN IS GOING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Wait... never mind ::)
I was being more or less tongue & cheek with that statement.  I get annoyed at people who assert one over the other.  What does it matter? Holiday cheer is all that matters, spread the love, not the divisive attitude of, "No it's this! Not that!"

Here here! I meant nothing disrespectful. I was born and raised a naked pagan baby but always loved christmas with the grandparents and chanukah with the in laws and kwanzaa at the hippy day care (a place where very stoned people can get adult supervision?). I have never celebrated ramadan but then it's not so much a celebratory event as I understand it.  And I always celebrate with heavy metal carols!

 My Mama was always asking if I was raised in a barn. Once I told her "I don't know, I must have been to young to remember". What I do remember was that was a mistake.

 Merry Christmas and hopefully the Sun will resurect from its Winter death.

BTW...Don't run with scissors.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: punatic on December 21, 2011, 04:50:13 AM
My Mama was always asking if I was raised in a barn. Once I told her "I don't know, I must have been to young to remember". What I do remember was that was a mistake.

Methinks, mayhap you arrived at Christmas a week ahead of everyone else?
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: bo on December 21, 2011, 04:52:08 AM
Happy Winter Solstice, the original winter celebration.

THE SUN IS GOING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Wait... never mind ::)
I was being more or less tongue & cheek with that statement.  I get annoyed at people who assert one over the other.  What does it matter? Holiday cheer is all that matters, spread the love, not the divisive attitude of, "No it's this! Not that!"

Here here! I meant nothing disrespectful. I was born and raised a naked pagan baby but always loved christmas with the grandparents and chanukah with the in laws and kwanzaa at the hippy day care (a place where very stoned people can get adult supervision?). I have never celebrated ramadan but then it's not so much a celebratory event as I understand it.  And I always celebrate with heavy metal carols!

 My Mama was always asking if I was raised in a barn. Once I told her "I don't know, I must have been too young to remember". What I do remember was that was a mistake.

 Merry Christmas and hopefully the Sun will resurrect from its Winter death.

BTW...Don't run with scissors.

I'm sorry,  I couldn't resist.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: punatic on December 21, 2011, 04:56:46 AM
Here here! I meant nothing disrespectful. I was born and raised a naked pagan baby...

Again with the wild lesbian civil engineers... oy vey Maria! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fm4J7qyYYE)
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: morticaixavier on December 21, 2011, 05:48:16 PM
Here here! I meant nothing disrespectful. I was born and raised a naked pagan baby...

Again with the wild lesbian civil engineers... oy vey Maria! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fm4J7qyYYE)

 ;D
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: euge on December 21, 2011, 06:40:45 PM
Speaking of resurrecting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBV9bW-cHlU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBV9bW-cHlU)
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: punatic on December 21, 2011, 08:18:45 PM
Happy Chanukah!
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: morticaixavier on December 21, 2011, 09:33:18 PM
Happy Chanukah!

on the second night of chanukah my true love gave to me... socks... again... ooh and a pencil case! :-\
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 21, 2011, 09:41:49 PM
The winter solstice is tonight at 12:30 Eastern Time.  So today and tomorrow are pretty much equal as to being the shortest days.  Not that one can tell here for all of the overcast.

Merry Christmas one and all.  Have a Happy New Years.  Brew some great beer in 2012.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: punatic on December 22, 2011, 05:55:24 AM
We've made it around the bend.  The days are getting longer again.  I feel better already!

Ho Ho Ho!
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 22, 2011, 01:51:13 PM
We've made it around the bend.  The days are getting longer again.  I feel better already!

Ho Ho Ho!
Can one even notice the change in the days length there?  Just asking, never been that far south.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: phillamb168 on December 22, 2011, 01:56:05 PM
We've made it around the bend.  The days are getting longer again.  I feel better already!

Ho Ho Ho!
Can one even notice the change in the days length there?  Just asking, never been that far south.

Yeah, 'made it around the bend' for Carl means instead of 11.8 hours of daylight, he can get back to the standard 11.9.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 22, 2011, 05:23:03 PM
We've made it around the bend.  The days are getting longer again.  I feel better already!

Ho Ho Ho!
Can one even notice the change in the days length there?  Just asking, never been that far south.

Yeah, 'made it around the bend' for Carl means instead of 11.8 hours of daylight, he can get back to the standard 11.9.

And where you live the swings are much more noticeable.  Lived at the 50 parallel (50.08), and the short winter days were made up for with the long days in summer.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: punatic on December 22, 2011, 05:36:12 PM
Down here at 19⁰ north lattitude the sunset is at around 5:45 for winter solstice and 7:10 for the summer solstice (we don't do daylight savings time here).  That's at sea level.  You can gain a few extra minutes by heading up to the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  They are almost 14,000 feet high.  (thats 4267m for you metric types)

Shortest day 10:56:34 
Longest day  13:19:21

You know that the earliest sunrises and latest sunsets (or visa versa) don't happen on the solstices, yah?



According to the Mayan calendar we have started our last orbit.   :o
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: morticaixavier on December 22, 2011, 05:43:37 PM
Down here at 19⁰ north lattitude the sunset is at around 5:45 for winter solstice and 7:10 for the summer solstice (we don't do daylight savings time here).  That's at sea level.  You can gain a few extra minutes by heading up to the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  They are almost 14,000 feet high.



According to the Mayan calendar we have started our last orbit.   :o

Where I grew up summer solstice is a 15h 33m day compared to a 8h 50m day on winter solstice.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 22, 2011, 05:47:02 PM
Down here at 19⁰ north lattitude the sunset is at around 5:45 for winter solstice and 7:10 for the summer solstice (we don't do daylight savings time here).  That's at sea level.  You can gain a few extra minutes by heading up to the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  They are almost 14,000 feet high.  (thats 4267m for you metric types)

According to the Mayan calendar we have started our last orbit.   :o

The Mayan calendar ends in 2012.  Our calendar ends on January December 31 (every year).   That was a massive brain fart.  :( 
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: Slowbrew on December 22, 2011, 07:42:18 PM
Down here at 19⁰ north lattitude the sunset is at around 5:45 for winter solstice and 7:10 for the summer solstice (we don't do daylight savings time here).  That's at sea level.  You can gain a few extra minutes by heading up to the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  They are almost 14,000 feet high.  (thats 4267m for you metric types)

According to the Mayan calendar we have started our last orbit.   :o

The Mayan calendar ends in 2012.  Our calendar ends on January December 31 (every year).   That was a massive brain fart.  :( 

According to the Mayans we have started out last orbit of this cycle.  The next cycle starts in 2013.  I'm not really too concerned about the world ending on 12/21/12.  My youngest brother, on the other hand, is a bit more worried about that date.  He turns 40 that day.  ;D

Paul
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: tschmidlin on December 22, 2011, 10:39:20 PM
We've made it around the bend.  The days are getting longer again.  I feel better already!

Ho Ho Ho!
Can one even notice the change in the days length there?  Just asking, never been that far south.
Today we're getting maybe 8.5 hours of daylight.  Maybe.

But that means when the NHC is here next year for the summer solstice we'll have more like 16 hours of daylight - sunrise is 5:10 AM, sunset is 9:10 AM.  And even after sunset it won't be dark until 10. ;D

Not that anyone will notice because they will be enjoying pro brewers night, or club night, or the banquet.
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: jamminbrew on December 23, 2011, 12:38:09 AM
I'm gonna be in Iceland next month... about 5 hours of daylight...
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: punatic on December 23, 2011, 02:00:47 AM
I'm gonna be in Iceland next month... about 5 hours of daylight...

There's a lot of awesome volcanic activity up there.  Lucky you!
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: jamminbrew on December 23, 2011, 02:25:21 AM
I'm gonna be in Iceland next month... about 5 hours of daylight...

There's a lot of awesome volcanic activity up there.  Lucky you!

Gonna hit at least one brewery too, gotta try Iceland's finest! Hoping to see some aurora borealis, too!
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: tschmidlin on December 23, 2011, 09:23:09 AM
I'm gonna be in Iceland next month... about 5 hours of daylight...
Enjoy the hákarl!
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: bluesman on December 23, 2011, 02:35:25 PM
I'm gonna be in Iceland next month... about 5 hours of daylight...

Wow...short days up there...enjoy!

Check this out.

http://www.departures.com/articles/icelands-craft-beer-scene
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: theDarkSide on December 23, 2011, 05:05:03 PM
A guy at work just sent this one around:

A married couple had been out shopping at the mall for most of the afternoon.
  Suddenly, the wife realized that her husband had "disappeared".
  The somewhat irate spouse called her mate’s cell phone and demanded: "Where the hell are you"?
 
  Husband: “Darling you remember that jewelry shop where you saw the diamond necklace and totally fell in love with it and I didn't have money that time and said Baby it'll be yours one day.”
 
  Wife, with a smile blushing: “Yes, I remember that my Love.”
 
  Husband: “Well, I'm in the bar next to that shop.”


Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: beersk on December 23, 2011, 11:32:57 PM
Zing!  That was funny!
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: boulderbrewer on December 24, 2011, 03:19:46 AM
I want to share a CLASSIC from NB forum, Legman wrote this in 2009. See the original, http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=83092

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a beer was brewing, not even a Rauch.
The hops were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that Denny Conn soon would be there.

The brewers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Robust Porters danced in their heads.
And Bo_gator with his Stout, and I finishing my CAP,
Had just filled a pint glass of Winter Warmer straight from the tap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the barstool to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the newly-poured pint,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects insight.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Weazletoe dressed as a pirate, dry-humping my fake reindeer.

Stumbling from the bushes, with slurs from his thick tongue,
I knew in a moment it must be Denny Conn.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now MullerBrau! now, Boulderbrewer! now, Shadetree and Kaiser!
On, ColoradoBrewer! On, Capozzoli! on, on Humulus_guy and Vanwolfhausen!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With a shopping cart full of kegs, and Denny Conn too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,
The stumbling and cussing of each drunken goof.
As I savored my pint’s frothy head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney Denny Conn came with a bound.

He was dressed all in grey, except for red Chucks,
And his clothes were all beer stained and a chicken hat that clucked.
A bundle of grains he had flung on his back,
And he looked like an old hippy, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, he’s drank too much
Wheat beer flavored with cherry!
The drool on his mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stem of a goblet he held tight in his teeth,
And he wasn’t embarrassed to scratch somewhere beneath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly homebrewer,
And I laughed when I saw Beerider and BRANDON,
Fighting and throwing dog manure!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know Denny had nothing but liquid bread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then swaggered with a jerk.
And laying his goblet aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He staggered to his shopping cart, to his team gave a mumble,
And away they all flew, er...uh…more like stumbled.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Brewing to all, and tu zull a guperd mpmumpight!



Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: weazletoe on December 25, 2011, 06:23:37 PM
How did I not see this sooner?!?! Good stuff. I feel so honored to be mentioned humping a reindeer. I knew that pirate suit would come back to bit me in the butt. How come every time I let someone take a picture of me in a public bathroom, it always ends up in disaster? :-\
Title: Re: Season's Greetings......
Post by: euge on December 25, 2011, 06:39:31 PM
How did I not see this sooner?!?! Good stuff. I feel so honored to be mentioned humping a reindeer. I knew that pirate suit would come back to bit me in the butt. How come every time I let someone take a picture of me in a public bathroom, it always ends up in disaster? :-\

It's been around a while. A few years at least.