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December 23rd, 2011
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  1. DJChilllyPhil, Overseas

    Merry Christmas to all!

    December 25, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  2. MicheleG™


    December 25, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  3. Santa Paws

    Merry Christmas, God Bless us Everyone.

    December 25, 2011 at 9:43 am |
    • JbJingles

      cookies, lots and lots of cookies! good morning and Merry Christmas

      December 25, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  4. Santa Claus

    Ho, Ho, Ho!
    Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2011 at 6:17 am |
  5. phoenix

    I know, just like last week without the great company!!!

    December 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
  6. phoenix

    Merry Christmas to all and may the best football teams win!!!!

    December 24, 2011 at 11:52 am |
    • Truth™@phoenix

      Merry Christmas! I'll call tomorrow, and you do realize that the 1:00 game has the worst possible scheduling out here. Both are on at the same times...

      December 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  7. JbJingles

    time to get my Christmas on! have a great day.

    December 24, 2011 at 11:11 am |
  8. Truth™

    Good morning all!
    22 degreess in Denver this morning. Looks like we will hit a high of 40 later though, which will hopefully help melt some of this slop.

    So is everyone done shopping, cooking and praparing?

    December 24, 2011 at 10:29 am |
    • JbJingles@truth

      no, no, and no. not done with any of it! thought i would be done after a trip to WallyWorld yesterday but i keep thinking of more things. what are you up to this fine Christmas Eve?

      December 24, 2011 at 10:34 am |
      • Truth™@JBJingleBelle

        A little housecleaning in the morning, then football at 11, and church tonight. Also need to hit the grocery store since nothing will be open tomorrow. So all in all, a busy day here.

        December 24, 2011 at 10:48 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth & JBJ

      Hopefully Santa got the memo to bring an umbrella and put the clear bubble top on the sleigh,as it is raining ALL day and night,here in Katy. :(( Everything is done except doing the turkey tomorrow. Yay !! Now on to Football...and hopefully NO Heidi game this year.

      December 24, 2011 at 10:49 am |
  9. JbJingles

    The fat man is coming! snowball cookies and white chocolate candycane popcorn done. gingerbread peoples, houses, and a gingerbread train today! :)

    December 24, 2011 at 9:46 am |
    • WD aka Santa Paws

      Who you callin' Fat? I am pleasingly Plump. Looks like Santa will need more coal this year.

      December 24, 2011 at 10:07 am |
      • JbJingles@WD Santa Paws

        No coal allowed around here! Break out the shorts, we are having a heat wave...22 degrees this am.

        December 24, 2011 at 10:20 am |


    December 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  11. Truth™

    Ok folks, i am out for a while. May check in later. If we do not connect, please have a very merry Christmas to y'all and yours! Much love to all!

    December 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
  12. Jerv

    I'm out for the weekend. Everyone have a wonderful and safe CHRISTMAS! (the suezilla thread is taking off)

    December 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
    • jojo the indian circus boy

      I wish I could bend over and light my farts on fire

      December 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • Jesus wears a tuxido t-shirt

      E-A-G-L-E-S Fly Eagles Fly!

      December 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
  13. MicheleG™

    I love all the sweet foods described but, dang! ....this time of year is a bad one for the diabetics in the crowd. If I ate as much of this stuff as I'd really like, I'd have to have someone standing by to dial 911. I'd be in a coma.......erk!

    So, those of you who can, enjoy these goodies twice! Once for yourself and once for those of us who must eat "through" you vicariously!

    December 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
    • RichardHead@MG

      Are you trying to tell us your a Zombie? It's ok., we are all friends here......

      December 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        yeah....(sigh)......a foodie zombie......

        December 23, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  14. Sir Biddle

    Gingerbread is my achilles heel this time of year. I've got giant double gingersnapes, white chocolate and cherry cookies, chocolate oatmeal cookies, and a loaf of banana bread, freshly made this morning. My baking duties are done for the weekend.

    December 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  15. Sir Biddle@Question of the Day Part Duex

    Does anyone have a favorite Christmas cookie?

    December 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
    • Jerv@QOD Part Duex

      Dude, love me some sugar cookies with the sprinkles.

      December 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
    • Truth™@QOD

      Snickerdoodles rock at any time of year.

      And btw, nice beatdown on Nick on the other thread.

      December 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
    • faith

      Not sure I can narrow it down to just one, but I'm loving the gingerbread cookies I have made this year and later I will be making Disappearing Marshmallow brownies. They are just so darn good. My Mom made them alot when we were growing up, so for me, they are one the things I can't do without on Christmas.

      December 23, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
      • Jerv@faith

        What are Disappearing Marshmallow brownies? Disappearing in that they get all eaten up?

        December 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
    • RichardHead@SirB

      Her name was Oreo and she came from Puerto Rico......Ahhhh,the memories.

      December 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@RH


        December 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
    • Ms. Grammar

      Pignoli cookies and Pizzelles! Am I'm not even Italian.

      December 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  16. RichardHead@Jerv

    Hey Lil' Buddy....Almost forgot to say--Merry Christmas to You and Pop's and the Family. Thanks for always being here every Morning..( except Geo. Dic kel Holidays) and putting up with our shinanagens. Have a Great Day and Weekend my friend.

    December 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
    • Jerv@Texas Chaser

      Hey thank you so much! I hope you have a merry Christmas as well. Be sure and go caroling with WD!

      December 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  17. faith


    December 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
    • Jerv@faith

      Very nice. I love the dudes hair.

      December 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
  18. faith

    Also love these two more modern ones.................


    December 23, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  19. Jerv@Question of the Day (QOD)

    Do you like traditional or contemporary Christmas music? I like both but really like Catholic organ Christmas music.

    December 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
    • RichardHead@Jerv

      Nat King Cole,Bing Crosby,Dean Martin,Andy Williams and especially The Chipmonks. :))))

      December 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
    • faith

      Favorites are Bing Crosy, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney and the likes. Listening to them now. I never get tired of them.

      December 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • The Witty One™@QOD

      I hate Christmas music. Ba-Humbug!

      I do like one song. Trans Siberian orchestra doing Carol of the Bells.

      December 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • Fr Mucahy 4077th@Jerv


      December 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  20. faith

    I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas! I think today has been my busiest day this month, but I'm about to make some cut out cookies with the kiddies. So, heres to some Christmas fun. Wishing you all peace and joy this holiday!

    December 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
    • RichardHead@faith

      Merry Christmas Faith. I hope you and the family have a Wonderful day and New Year.

      December 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
    • Jerv@faith

      Thank you and you have a great Christmas as well.

      December 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  21. Truth™

    'Twas two days before Christmas
    And all through the Klatch
    Not a creature was stirring,
    Except Wonder Dog, 'Natch

    December 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
  22. Mildred

    Good morning... my boss made cinnamon coffee cake...

    December 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
    • Jerv

      Hey Mildred! Sounds like a cool boss. Is it any good?

      December 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
  23. Evil Grin

    Ohayo, Chums. I'm experimenting with random greetings in other languages. Soon I will find some really interesting ones for you to translate.

    Man, now I want pickles, but I'm too afraid of ninja grannies hiding in the shadows, waiting to assassinate me for my jar of Heinz.

    Do they still make pickles? I'm woefully out of touch with pickle brands. There's a local lady who sells all kinds of pickled things, including, well, pickles, which I prefer.

    December 23, 2011 at 11:31 am |
    • Jerv@EG

      Good to see you. I like the chilled Claussen pickles.

      December 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Do they have creepy old lady ninjas too?

        December 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@EG& Jerv

      Ever put Swickles on a sandwhich? They are spicy pickles and they will make just about any snadwhich complete... well except for maybe PB&J. But if you smoke the wacky tobacky, maybe that's your thing.

      December 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  24. This Just In

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    This just in. "Kardashian boycott peti tion gains signatures." That is all.

    December 23, 2011 at 11:29 am |
    • Evil Grin

      Signing the pet!tion is just giving her more attention. If you really don't like her, don't watch her show, buy her products or read news stories about her. If tabloids weren't selling out of every issue with her in it, they'd stop reporting on her.

      December 23, 2011 at 11:34 am |
      • Truth™@EGrin

        They are an entire family of liberal stooges. Just sayin.

        December 23, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  25. This Just In

    This just in. "Kardashian boycott petition gains signatures." That is all.

    December 23, 2011 at 11:28 am |
  26. MicheleG™

    Good morning on the day before the Night Before Christmas!

    December 23, 2011 at 11:11 am |
    • The Witty One™@MicheleG

      And not a creature was scurrying, except for The Witty One, who hasn't finished his Christmas shopping yet.

      December 23, 2011 at 11:48 am |
      • MicheleG™

        The first publication date was 23rd December 1823.

        December 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
      Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
      The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
      In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

      The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
      While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
      And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
      Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

      When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
      I sprang from the bed 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 new-fallen snow
      Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
      When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
      But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

      With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
      I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
      More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
      And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

      "Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
      On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
      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 the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

      And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
      The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
      As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
      Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

      He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
      And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
      A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
      And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

      His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
      His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
      His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
      And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

      The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
      And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
      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 old elf,
      And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
      A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
      Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

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

      He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
      And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
      But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
      "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

      December 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
  27. Ms. Grammar

    Good morning, all. Super swamped at work (but all done at home, YEAHHHH)! I just wanted to take a couple of minutes to wish you all (and your families and furry babies) the Merriest of Christmases (Hannukah, Kwanza, Tet, Festivus, etc), and the Happiest (and healthiest) of New Years. Love you all!

    December 23, 2011 at 10:55 am |
    • The Witty One™@Ms. Grammar

      You too there! Have a happy holiday season :)

      December 23, 2011 at 11:05 am |
    • Jerv@Ms. G

      Thank you so much and a very merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 23, 2011 at 11:07 am |
    • RichardHead@Ms.Grammar

      Merry Christmas to you,Mom and the family.

      December 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  28. The Witty One™

    Top of the morning everyone!

    December 23, 2011 at 9:58 am |
    • Sir Biddle@2

      What up' TWO?!??!!!!!!

      December 23, 2011 at 10:04 am |
      • The Witty One™@SIr B

        Nothing much. I love how the only thing on my plate for today is to get my expense report in...and I can't even do that :)

        December 23, 2011 at 10:29 am |
    • Jerv@2

      Hey, what's the latest with the lady with kids??

      December 23, 2011 at 10:57 am |
      • The Witty One™@Jerv

        She's super freaked out to meet my rents this weekend so I keep telling her all these fake sotries about how my mom hated all my ex girlfriends and my dad is an evil b@stard, both of which are false.

        December 23, 2011 at 11:03 am |
    • Sir Biddle@TWO


      My Father-in-law's flight got canceled and I have 3 hours less time with him. YEAAAAAA!!!!

      A round of Egg-nog for everyone on me!

      December 23, 2011 at 10:58 am |
      • The Witty One™@Sir B

        Never been much for Egg nog but that seems pretty good cause to slurp some down!

        December 23, 2011 at 11:04 am |
  29. Sir Biddle

    Morning Crew!

    December 23, 2011 at 9:47 am |
    • RichardHead@SirB

      Morning Bro–Granny is on the war path 'cuz of your soggy pickle.

      December 23, 2011 at 9:55 am |
    • Jerv the Jack-wad

      Morning. How was happy hour?

      December 23, 2011 at 10:03 am |
    • Sir Biddle@RH

      Nope, not here. Crisp, firm, and full-bodied here just like the commercial says. No boys in blue needed for me. Maybe its Jelly-filled Jerv with the limp dill.

      December 23, 2011 at 10:03 am |
      • Jerv@RicH and SirB

        LMAO! Nope, I'm in my 40s and would put a 20 something to shame.

        December 23, 2011 at 10:14 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Where's my's getting Deep in here. Santa is watching you Jerv. :)))

        December 23, 2011 at 10:20 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Haha! You know how that filthy little Peewee is.

        December 23, 2011 at 10:21 am |
    • Sir Biddle@Jerv

      Pretty good time. I came home comfortably numb which was a good thing.

      December 23, 2011 at 10:05 am |
      • Jerv@SirB

        Ah, good man, that's what I'm talkin' about. What was your choice of beverages?

        December 23, 2011 at 10:15 am |
      • Sir Biddle@Jerv

        Rye Manhattans. I know its an old cocktail but I am on a craving for rye whiskey lately.

        December 23, 2011 at 10:44 am |
      • Sir Biddle@Jerv


        Your comment is awaiting moderation.

        Rye Manhattans. I know its an old c0cktail but I am on a craving for rye whiskey lately.

        December 23, 2011 at 10:57 am |
      • Jerv@SirB

        Yeah, looks like the modbots got ya. I think that's part of the reason some folks left. Whiskey is always a good choice.

        December 23, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  30. Truth™

    Oh OW!

    Just what in h#!! is wrong with people???????????

    December 23, 2011 at 9:30 am |
    • Jerv@Truth

      I take it that you used to frequent this place?

      December 23, 2011 at 9:41 am |
      • Truth™@Jerv

        Sorry, wrong story. Try this one:

        December 23, 2011 at 9:46 am |
      • Jerv@Truth

        Wow, cringe factor of 10 there.

        December 23, 2011 at 9:52 am |
      • MicheleG™

        A new low................ the dumb continue to get dumber by the minute.

        December 23, 2011 at 11:16 am |
    • Sir Biddle@Truth

      Are you a Dead-head?

      December 23, 2011 at 10:07 am |
      • Truth™@Biddle

        I am...46 shows and counting, though that includes the hybrids (Ratdog, Lesh & Friends, etc.)

        December 23, 2011 at 10:12 am |
    • JbJingles@mr sunshine

      and just when do you plan on getting up? there are gingerbread houses to be built, shopping to be done, cooking to be started!

      December 23, 2011 at 10:14 am |
    • JbJingles

      oops posted last comment on wrong thread

      December 23, 2011 at 10:19 am |
  31. JbJingles iPad-from 9 freakin degrees!

    send more blankets pleeeeeze!

    December 23, 2011 at 8:53 am |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      That's what you get for leaving Odie at home,a Natural blanket to be sure. How's the trip going so far?

      December 23, 2011 at 9:03 am |
      • JbJingles@RH

        our 2 hr flight turned Into a 5 hr flight but we made it! 12 yrs ago we rescued a poor little orphan kitten from a dairy farm here and brought him to sunny So Cal he never looked back. :)

        December 23, 2011 at 9:17 am |
      • RichardHead@JBJ

        I checked on him last night,he found your secret stash of catnip....

        December 23, 2011 at 9:28 am |
  32. Queen of Everything

    Morning, glories! Only 10 hours and 15 minutes left in my work day. Woo Hoo!

    December 23, 2011 at 8:45 am |
    • Jerv@Q

      Hello Q of E. You work 12 hour shifts?

      December 23, 2011 at 8:47 am |
    • RichardHead@Queen

      Here is your pillow and blanket my darling....Now go hide under your desk like always.

      December 23, 2011 at 9:05 am |
  33. Truth™

    Good morning all!
    Happy Festivus to all!

    How is everyone today?

    December 23, 2011 at 8:27 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Good Morning Bro–Happy Festivus. What's going on in the MHC this morning?

      December 23, 2011 at 8:34 am |
      • Truth™@RichHead

        Just work. Looks like the festivities for year end are about to kick in bigtime. At least with the building empty, I can get a lot done.

        What's on tap for you and WD today?

        December 23, 2011 at 8:42 am |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        Gotta hit WallyWorld in a bit to get the small stuff for X-Mas dinner. The Queen has a 12 hour shift today so she should be in Prime Form. :))

        December 23, 2011 at 9:00 am |
    • Jerv@Truth

      Morning Truth. What is "Happy Festivus?" (I know AleeD, JFGI!)

      December 23, 2011 at 8:43 am |
  34. Jerv@RicH

    LOL! I second that! No ER runs this time. I bet WD with her new bling bling would make Liz Taylor jealous.

    December 23, 2011 at 8:22 am |
    • RichardHead@Jerv

      Even The Queen will be jealous.....Sayyyyy-Was there a football game played last night?

      December 23, 2011 at 8:25 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Holy crap! HOU 16 @ IND 19. Q wukk be all over that.

        December 23, 2011 at 8:41 am |
  35. RichardHead

    Gooooood Friday Morning Everyone.--Cute video this morning....Looks like Granny opened a case of Whoop-Azz on Jerv and Sir B for giving her The Soggy Pickle. You Go Granny!! HA!! Coffee,Tea and Hot Chocolate are ready for you all.

    December 23, 2011 at 7:09 am |
    • Jerv@RicH

      Hahaha! Wendys granny "where's the beef" commercials ain't got nothin' on this old gal. Thanks for the bevs my friend. Sure is quiet here in VA. Where are you today?

      December 23, 2011 at 7:51 am |
      • RichardHead

        Morning Lil' Buddy.....Hope Granny didn't hurt you too bad. :)) WD and I are safe and sound at The Hacienda after the Dallas run. Looks like a ghost town in Houston this morning as well. Pop's getting in today?

        December 23, 2011 at 7:57 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Granny sure did a good azz whoopin. Pops will be in early tomorrow morning. My brother might come up as well. Should be a great time. Did you put a stocking up for WD?

        December 23, 2011 at 8:04 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Sounds like you guys will be having some fun.....Keep the sharp objects away from Pop's tho. Yea, WD already has some bling bling in her stocking....she'll be stylin' on Sunday.

        December 23, 2011 at 8:12 am |
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