Thursday, December 25, 2008

It's a Crazy Kind of Season/There Really Is No Reason...(to the tune of "Let It Snow")

It's difficult to believe that Ms. McArdle is as dense as she often makes herself appear, but today's Commercial Christmas item (Do not click. All six lines are here.) ventures far, far into the land of self-parody. Indeed, if I could determine whether she's trying to be (& thinks she is) funny, or is trying to be self-deprecating via self-parody & thinks that's working, or if she's really so tax-ticked that her title's the only part of the Jeezis legend she wants to know from, I could give up this gig & retire on the royalties.

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Cæsar Augustus declaring all the world should be taxed . . .
25 Dec 2008 01:21 pm

Despite a crazy kind of season, I'm having one of my best Christmases either ["Sic," or is she answering voices we can't hear?]. I hope all of y'all can say the same.
Whereas I'm about to have one of my "best Christmases" ever. Whatever. Whatever her fuzzy religious stance, is the title her favorite line from the Bible? An indication of gawd's thought on just what should be rendered unto Cæsar, & what should be tithed to the church? Perhaps not; the "X" seems to be out of Megan's "Strictly Commercial" holiday, as she posted a picture of many large presents under a large, traditionally decorated, Norse-stolen "tree of life." But not all the goodies can be for her, & while she surely doesn't rate the season by racking up gift value, it might be irresponsible not to speculate why this is one of her "best either" Christmases.

Elements of Style©:
When doing the rural, cracker, hick, yokel, Klansman & so on shtick, one must get it right. A simple "y'all" (that's it, second person plural, all that's needed) "all y'all" for the huge audience surfing by, but no "of" there. (Unless that's said in Western N. Y State, w/ whose speech I am not familiar.)

And, mlle., your last line was redundant:
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good day . . .
Why not try something like this: "Hope your New Year's misery is less than this year's."

As I hope for our multiude of readers. Best to all twelve of ya!!


Anonymous said...

Megan needs to learn some basic photography lessons: First and foremost, the background can't be brighter than the subject of the photo. Therefore, you don't take a picture of a Christmas tree and your fucktard gifts with a bright window in the background, unless you want your tree and your asshat gifts to be underexposed in which case everything gets all fuzzy and blurry and you end up with a shit picture. Also, with a background brighter than the foreground you lose depth of field and a sense of perspective--how far is the grandfather clock from the tree? You can't tell from Megan's photo cause she's fucking retarded. She doesn't even know how auto-focus works, idiot. It focuses on the brightest part of the frame, in this case the window--leaving all the gifts and the tree, the subjects of the picture, out of fucking focus.

bulbul said...

It barely deserves a mention, but hey, you could say the same about Our Lady of Teh Overpriced Crap, so here it goes: where the hell does that Luke 2:1 quote come from? It does sound like KJV, but it's not ("And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed"). Sweet baby Jesus, she can't even quote properly. Also, KJV is one of the few English bibles that translate απογραφω as "to tax", whereas most of the others use the more correct "to take census, to register".
Merry Christmas everybody!

NutellaonToast said...

holy shit, there are some arcanely knowledged people that read this blog.

Parmenides said...

On the Ya'll, considering at least in South Carolina, the of is never said but a slight inflection will happen and will sound like "all a ya'll" or just "all ya'll".

M. Bouffant said...

Thank you, Greek person, for the confirmation of my assumption.

Susan of Texas said...

I've been meaning to complain about that for a while. You guys are right, and I can't understand why she thinks it's cute to say y'all in the first place. You don't get to be fake elite and fake populist at the same time.