Wednesday, December 28, 2005

besides, it's not like I got nothing for xmas



Oh, yeah, baby: Statalicious. Which isn't even to mention certain other presents, including a few from certain blog readers who know perfectly well who they are and perfectly well that they are loved.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay!
Sounds like the pity party's over.
Way to get into the Xmas spirit.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I never bit onto it. He likes to jerk folks around.

Anonymous said...

Why does he have to bring Christmas/Xmas into it though?

I'm no O'Reilly but why fall back on the "nah nah nah nah nah nah" gift-getting secular part if you reject the underlying message?

jeremy said...

Just as a logical matter, if you reject the underlying message, then the gift exchange portion would seem like it should loom even larger, because there's not the sense of it really being a contaminant of some true "reason for the season."

Anonymous said...

Just send gifts. The message is clear.

Anonymous said...

"Just as a logical matter, if you reject the underlying message, then the gift exchange portion would seem like it should loom even larger..."

Or, you could be truly complete in your rejection. True independence = just another day.

Course you'd miss out on the fun of needling Xian simpleness. And the fun of making Xmas just about the loot.

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

All right, I am tired of everyone hating on shopping. I love shopping, and I enjoy getting gifts for people, and I even like--gasp--receiving gifts.

I also like Christmas trees and getting drunk. As far as I am concerned, that is a perfectly legitimate holiday: stuff, trees covered in things that glitter, and alcohol. Happy Saturnalia. Even if one "rejects the underlying message" of X-mas, it's not like the Christians came up with partying to welcome back the sun. Come on.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you got lots for Christmas and gave stuff too. Put the armor away for another year.

Anonymous said...

Put away the armor? Christmas is over. Nobody believes that peace and love shit. It's about what you got.

Gird your loins. We're back at war.

Anonymous said...

See what JF has started with all his so-called logic.

Tom Volscho said...

STATA KLAUS

Siebens said...

Damn, I'm jealous! Would the super-awesome gift giver reveal where this can be found? It's not in the Stata giftshop.

jeremy said...

I don't think it's something StataCorp has made publicly available, although perhaps they will eventually.