December 14, 2014

In America Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Overdoing

Okay, this holiday lights thing might just be getting a wee bit out of hand.

"Welcome to the houses on Manning Street.
We have 16 houses with Christmas lights coordinated to music. Christmas songs will change and be added through the weeks. We are also playing the music throughout the neighborhood so people can walk or you can tune your car radio to 92.5."
Yucaipa Christmas

The Thinking Housewife › Hitching a Ride on Ship “Christmas”

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 14, 2014 7:40 AM
Bookmark and Share



"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

All we like sheep.....

Posted by: Rob De Witt at December 14, 2014 8:27 AM

Not only slaves to Big Subdivision, giving their freedoms away to Big Mortgage Banksters, but now surrendering any shreds of human decency by submitting to Big Xmas.

Note: they do not deserve the word "Christmas" anywhere within haffa mile of the place.

They will find out soon when the Kwanzaa-ites move in next door that their holiday freedoms have been usurped by exuberant Season's Greeters.

Posted by: chasmatic at December 14, 2014 10:36 AM

oh man... come on you guys.. you gotta love it!!

I see hope and community. I love it. I usually find myself agreeing with both Rob and your guys comments usually..

But you have to give it a break once in a while.. sometimes things are just cool in their own right..

I see it more like flipping the bird to all the humbug that surrounds Christmas lately..

God is God of all things large and small.. There is none like him. He created all from nothing.. he holds every atom in his hands .. each quantum particle in the universe obeys his will... God created the heavens because it pleased him!
Even the smallest things are amazing..

It is our nature to create like our creator.. In the same way a small child models his father, we model our Father in heaven..

I say good job men of this neighborhood because I have no doubt it was men who did this. When I see things like this, I hear an echo of our creator.

God Bless you men of "The houses on Manning Street"!!!!

God Bless all the readers of American Digest and blessings to you Gerard creating the finest cultural aggregator in the known universe.

In Christ, because outside of Christ there is no Hope,

Bill Henry

Posted by: Bill Henry at December 14, 2014 2:26 PM

I'm with Bill on this one. Not everything can be reduced to politics all the time.

Posted by: vanderleun at December 14, 2014 3:16 PM

1 Corinthians 13:2

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains, but have not charity, I am nothing.

Posted by: vanderleun at December 14, 2014 3:17 PM

Take a breath, boys. My comment wasn't even somewhat about politics, but about my own inability to live among herd creatures, OK? I've been carefully educated for going on 70 years now that the fault lies with me, but it ain't gonna change as far as I can tell. It was pointed out by my first-grade teacher that I'm severely uncomfortable in groups. Being subjected to that neighborhood and its residents would drive me to suicide.

"Not everything can be reduced to politics all the time"

Posted by: Rob De Witt at December 14, 2014 6:00 PM

I say let 'em hook up the lights all they want to. My only complaint is that ear pollution they are pumping out alongside the lights. It's not Christmas music, is it?

Surely they could match up some nice flashy sequence with good old "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" or with Mannheim Steamroller's "Deck the Halls"? No?

Posted by: MrHappy at December 14, 2014 8:58 PM

Breathing... ;) God Bless you both Rob and Chas..

Posted by: Bill Henry at December 14, 2014 9:01 PM

OK, OK, I reckon I'm being too cynical about some good clean fun. My attempts at satire need some work.
If I don't watch out I'll start sounding like a Libertarian, grin.

Thanks for the scripture. The "Love Chapter".

1Cor 10:13 And now stays faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Posted by: chasmatic at December 14, 2014 10:53 PM

Beautifully said, Bill Henry.
And Chas, Ghost, Rob and all the rest of yez: (especially Gerard) Have a joyous and blessed Christmas.


Posted by: jwm at December 15, 2014 7:46 AM

Yanno, I have loved that thing since the first video hit the internet and its fun to see the paramutation of it.

Posted by: pbird at December 15, 2014 12:35 PM

All good fun, to be sure...BUT: can you see it from space??

Posted by: Flyover Pilgrim at December 16, 2014 9:56 AM