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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:43 AM
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Have you ever actually seen "folks dressed up like eskimos"?
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:46 AM
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1. No. Maybe some Canadians or Alaskans have. nt
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:12 AM
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2. No, but I know a lot of turkeys.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:20 AM
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3. Nah, but, then again, I've never even seen chestnuts roasting on an open fire...
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:31 AM
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4. But surely you've seen tiny tots with their eyes all aglow?
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:14 AM
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7. Now I'm going to find it hard to sleep tonight!
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:27 AM
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9. Find comfort in this
The Village Of The Damned was first made in 1960, to reflex the nazi uberman program, and those kids are old now, around Karl Rove's age.

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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:48 AM
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5. Sure, every time the temperature drops below 50F in the S F Bay area
these people break out gear that we wouldn't wear in Maine on the coldest of days.
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:20 AM
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8. They do that in New Orleans, too.
I've seen people with the hoods up on their fur trimmed parkas...in office buildings! :rofl:
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:51 AM
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6. A turkey and some mistletoe???
Trying to makeout with poultry is just nasty, and then having to use the "mistletoe rule" as justification is sad.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:30 AM
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10. I've seen people wearing mukluks when it got below 60 here.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 12:07 PM
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11. Like this?


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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:08 PM
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12. Depending on what you mean by that definitely
Even if you mean exactly, probably. It's cold in Wisconsin and many people dress accordingly in a variety of materials.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:32 PM
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13. I've never even seen snow on Christmas, as far as I know.
Growing up in the South I used to get so mad at all the Christmas songs and shows. Christmas was nothing like all that stuff. I always felt like the North was a bully for stealing Christmas. :)
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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:50 PM
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14. nope, never have....
as a side note, this is my least favorite Christmas song. I turn the radio if it comes on. I really don't like it, but can't explain why...I just don't.
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:57 PM
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15. I've seen folks dressed up like Eskimos....
Parkas, fur lined hoods and mukluks.
But I've never seen Jack Frost nipping at my or anyone else's nose.

Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow sounds a little scary.
And I've never "known" a turkey, if you get my drift.
Other than that....
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:23 PM
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16. Absolutely.
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 06:42 PM by Blue_In_AK
All the time. In fact, here folks are not only dressed up like Eskimos, they ARE Eskimos.

(Although the preferred term would be Alutiiq, Yup'ik or Inupiaq.)
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:38 AM
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17. All the time here in Fargo.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 01:35 AM
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18. Yep.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 04:50 AM
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19. I saw some Lapps in Kiruna.
Is that close enough?

Besides, these days these lyrics would be more appropriate:

Homeless sleeping by an open fire
Making tea by melting snow
Snuggling in houses of cardboard and tape
And they dine on garbage rich folks throw


Health insurance they will never have.
With used Kleenex, they make due.
And so keeping in mind this is the U S A,
Merry Christmas to you!


When we drive by, watching from our S. U. V.s
We get warm when we see their red eyes glow.
How absurd to say: homelessness makes people sad,
It is plain their frowns are just for show.


And so heres the deal, you lazy parasites,
If its ten degrees or twenty-two
You are free to decide if to freeze or to starve,
Merry Christmas to you!
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 08:31 AM
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20. I went to summer camp with an Inuit girl from Nunavut.
Eskimo is considered an outdated term in Canada, but I guess I have seen someone dressed up like that. In t-shirts and jeans, usually. :P
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