Okay, so I have to tell you all about my Catholic cousin. He's really really Catholic and he lives in a Catholic town and he goes to a Catholic school and he's going to go to a Catholic college. But the point is, he wrote this article about how poeple should say, "Merry Christmas," and not "Happy Holidays," for lots of stupid, insensitive reasons. It was well-written, but it was stupid. Anyway, it was all written sarcastically, and at the end he said, "Happy Festivus," which is apparently something from Seinfeild. So we visit him at his house, and he's like, "Mom, I have to go at 4:30 to get to the party." I'm like, "What party?" and he explains that it's a "Festivus" party where they mockingly hold a "politically correct" (in their minds) non-denominational winter holiday. It was good-naturedly scornful of all those crazy people who don't call Christmas Christmas. (I have some very interesting thoughts on his whole premise, but I won't talk about them now.) Anyway, this party thing struck me as sort of a reverse appleism. Since our "philosophy" has taken on a few aspects of extreme religion, and we're somewhat irreverently, but certainly not unkindly mocking those certain silly aspects. And then here are these religious kids, making fun of what they think of as extreme political-correctness. It was very interesting to me, and I thought I'd share.
Oh, and Happy Holidays or whatever the hell you want. I love you all!