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posted 25 December 2005 09:17 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's been a good year for obnoxious on TV, a quality whose value rises as Christmas approaches with its sentimentality, or schmaltz, to slightly multiculturalize the reference. Sentimentality often contains its own inoculations, like Scrooge, or the Grinch. Herod tried to strangle the first Christmas in its cradle; Antiochus was the Grinch of Hanukkah etc. This year, we are blessed, i.e. cursed, with an election, seeding the season with meanness.

Rick Salutin

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posted 25 December 2005 11:59 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's like an old childrens cartoon, Looney Tunes, with Pete Puma and Bugs Bunny. Pete keeps asking for three or four lumps of sugar for his tea but then is on the receiving end of an equal number of wooden mallet whacks over his noggin. It's a sick cartoon really but so true of Canadian choices. Just thought I'd share that.
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