Cutting Through The Crap

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Season's Greetings


By definition this blog is for ranting. Using it as the only point of reference, one might surmise I'm a pretty unpleasant guy. Whereas I can't argue otherwise, the data at hand are insufficient, even if the conclusion were accurate. I do have a heart, however small and underperfused. Therefore, let it be said, heartfelt:

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Festive Solstice. And here's hoping the new year compares favorably to the hopes I have for it. We'll need it.

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17 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

HEY SID!! You left out KWANZA!!! Don't worry, I won't report you to the Feds, say what you will about "W", he won't micromanage Internet Blogs for inappropriate content... speaking of which...check out my KWANZA post Decmeber 26...

OHN said...

There is always goo inside a crusty toasted marshmallow.

You aren't kidding anyone :)

GDad said...

Happy Festivus to your and yours, too.

rlbates said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Mike Haubrich, FCD said...

Merry Happymas, Happy Monkey, Cephalopodmas, Squidmas; and may Cthulhu spare you for one more year!

Patrick said...

Please do not forget Festivus, the holiday for the rest of us.

gay CME guy said...

Sid:

Let me return the multi-cultural, ecumenical merriement wishes to you and yours.

Emily said...

A very happy holiday to you and your family, Dr. S. And a hopeful New Year to us all!!

smilimano said...

I wish U a Marry Christmas and a happy new year! :)

Kristi said...

My best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.

AlisonH said...

Merppy Chrismakwanzakkah, Sid!

Bongi said...

all the best.

Pieter B said...

Happy midwinter holiday wishes to you and yours as well, "Dockie." You made my holiday travel and the simultaneous bout with The Flu From Hell much better, as I had Cutting Remarks to keep me company both in the air and under the weather. Unfortunately, I've finished it.

More please, sir?

SeaSpray said...

Wishing you happy holidays and a wonderful New Year Sid. :)

Ummm... rant and rave all you want... I still know you as the guy giving his best to his patients,concerned for and compassionate toward them, happy when he sees the lipstick sign in his female patients, and thoughtful and sensitive toward his fellow bloggers...even when he vehemently disagrees.

Patrick said...

Uh, Sid, it has come to my attention that I would be wise to revise my statement above. Here goes:

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Sid Schwab said...

Goddam lawyers. What do you have against dairy products?

Patrick said...

Never trust the milkman, Sid. You know that.