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« on: December 22, 2017, 11:50:38 pm »

I wish you all a Happy Yuletide!! May this season bring you calm, happiness and love!


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******{{{{{{ MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE }}}}}}}*******

Some 3D fractal images I made a decade ago... look like Xmas tree ornaments  Tongue

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Cheers,

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 07:01:10 am »

Wishing you all a

Happy Solstice



Merry Christmas



and a Safe and Prosperous New Year



best wishes
Frau and Prof Marvel
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 01:27:44 pm »

Echoing above sentiments!
Stay safe over the Christmas and New Year, people!
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 02:40:31 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 02:46:21 pm »

Bah! Humbug!

If I had my way, every fool who went about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of Holly through his heart!
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 04:17:28 pm »

Bah! Humbug!

If I had my way, every fool who went about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of Holly through his heart!



Grinch much?  Cheesy

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Clip
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2017, 04:30:13 pm »

Bah! Humbug!

If I had my way, every fool who went about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of Holly through his heart!

You know that 'evil brother of Father Christmas' advert.....?



(The one I privately think would make a great Christmas film- that rarest of things, a Christmas film I'd actually pay to watch...)
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 01:04:08 am »

Indeed, a very Merry Steamy Christmas to all!

Bah! Humbug!

If I had my way, every fool who went about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of Holly through his heart!

In that case I shall have to boil my pudding at the top of everest (at around 60 degrees celsius, thus ensuring a warm bath) and wear my stake-proof corset  Cheesy.

Yours,
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2017, 02:08:45 am »

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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2017, 03:13:39 am »

Bah! Humbug!

If I had my way, every fool who went about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of Holly through his heart!


So, my good Steamfish...

Sounds like you may be a candidate for a vist from The Krampus....

Victorian:


21st century:


The Krampus brigade in Fieberbrunn, Austria



Summary:

St. Nick brings the gifts, and Krampus brings the pain.




Here are some things you might not have known about Santa's demonic companion.
1. KRAMPUS IS A CHRISTMAS DEMON.
   In Austria and across the German-speaking Alpine region, the demonic character is a crucial part of the holiday season.

2. DECEMBER 5 BELONGS TO KRAMPUS. IF YOU SURVIVE, YOU MIGHT GET PRESENTS.
   December 5 is Krampusnacht, when Krampus reigns.
   According to legend, Krampus will spend the night visiting each house.
   He might leave bundles of sticks for bad children or he might just hit them with the sticks instead.
   He might toss them into a sack or basket on his back and then throw it in a stream, or he might straight-up take them to hell.

   The next day, though, is Nikolastaug, St. Nicholas' Day -  the same St. Nicholas whose Dutch name,
   Sinterklass, evolved into Santa Claus. In other words, it’s time for presents for all the little girls and boys
   that is, all the ones who haven’t already been beaten, damned, or drowned.

3. KRAMPUS MAY BE A MONSTER, BUT HE PALS AROUND WITH SANTA.
St. Nick brings the gifts, and Krampus brings the pain.

from
http://mentalfloss.com/article/71999/9-facts-about-krampus-st-nicks-demonic-companion

In many German and Austrian towns, the Krampus don't use "switches" - they use small trees!
and whip the legs of those who mock them...


oh, and here is the krampus driving St Nick in their steam car

yhs
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ahh i see jringling beat me to it!
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2017, 11:45:52 am »

I'm not sure about all this Krampus malarkey, but I have had a vision of my old business partner to expect three ghosts.

But then again, he's dead and buried, and I might have been overdoing it on the cheese...
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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2017, 06:23:23 pm »

.... or it could be a bit of undigested meat.

Merry Christmas to everyone.
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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2017, 09:53:53 pm »

Merry Christmas,
Happy NewYear, Happy Hanukkah, Seasons Greetings
and
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Whether y'all like it 'r not!

 Cheesy There, I said it... Cheesy



I'm not sure about all this Krampus malarkey, but I have had a vision of my old business partner to expect three ghosts.

But then again, he's dead and buried, and I might have been overdoing it on the cheese...




I thought the cheese tasted funny... Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2017, 10:51:12 pm »

You forgot one:

HAPPY YULETIDE Y'ALL

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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2017, 12:53:56 am »

 

Those Krampus cards  are  absolute crackers.    Whipping chained up  screaming children. You'd never get away with
sending out cards like that  to people   these days

 Cry Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2017, 01:06:08 am »




https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=860503324126981&id=408972709280047
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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2017, 11:19:00 am »

Had a lovely day with my brother and his family, a friend who came to stay for Christmas, and assorted dogs and cats!
Received an absolutely smashing gift from from my younger nephew, and some excellent gifts from assorted others - and more birthday presents for yesterday (24th Dec)!!
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« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2017, 11:59:22 am »



Those Krampus cards  are  absolute crackers.    Whipping chained up  screaming children. You'd never get away with
sending out cards like that  to people   these days

 Cry Shocked

Oh I don't know. That's what's on my Christmas cards usually. Funnily enough I tend not to receive too many in reply....
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« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2017, 12:21:31 pm »

One Christmas card I received this year came with a carefully wrapped up fragment of R'lyeh as a companion.  I'm not sure what the sender was intending, to give me a nice gift or to send me insane. 
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« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2017, 07:01:58 pm »

Meh! I think that given the choice, in lieu of Krampus, I'd much rather prefer the Northern Germanic "Yule Goat" as companion for St. Nicholas. At least it doesn't leave scores of terrified little kids along the way!


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule_Goat



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« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2017, 07:32:34 pm »

Meh! I think that given the choice, in lieu of Krampus, I'd much rather prefer the Northern Germanic "Yule Goat" as companion for St. Nicholas. At least it doesn't leave scores of terrified little kids along the way!


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule_Goat




I don't know... That's a fairly scary looking goat and a devilish looking St nick
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« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2017, 09:14:21 pm »



TBH in light of where this thread is going I must admit it took me longer than I'd like to admit to realise that the figure in the bottom left was a Maori(SP?) totem rather than some form of cephalopod or elder god.
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« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2017, 10:42:44 pm »



TBH in light of where this thread is going I must admit it took me longer than I'd like to admit to realise that the figure in the bottom left was a Maori(SP?) totem rather than some form of cephalopod or elder god.

 The illustration in question is a Maori tiki with tongue poking out,  presenting with a  pounamu [greenstone] mere or patu [ club weapon].  A fine how do you do.

 
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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2017, 12:16:03 am »



TBH in light of where this thread is going I must admit it took me longer than I'd like to admit to realise that the figure in the bottom left was a Maori(SP?) totem rather than some form of cephalopod or elder god.

 The illustration in question is a Maori tiki with tongue poking out,  presenting with a  pounamu [greenstone] mere or patu [ club weapon].  A fine how do you do.

 




I had an interesting thought about said item: the material was common enough "back in the day" to make clubs out of, but think of how much a full-sized, authentically-made greenstone club would cost at today's prices for greenstone - not to mention the artisan labor for making it ...
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« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2017, 01:06:02 am »



TBH in light of where this thread is going I must admit it took me longer than I'd like to admit to realise that the figure in the bottom left was a Maori(SP?) totem rather than some form of cephalopod or elder god.

 The illustration in question is a Maori tiki with tongue poking out,  presenting with a  pounamu [greenstone] mere or patu [ club weapon].  A fine how do you do.

 




I had an interesting thought about said item: the material was common enough "back in the day" to make clubs out of, but think of how much a full-sized, authentically-made greenstone club would cost at today's prices for greenstone - not to mention the artisan labor for making it ...

 It would cost an arm and a leg.  Literally and figuratively
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