Monthly Archives: December 2013

20131220 – Politically Correct Seasons Greetings To Everyone

Continuing in my new found political correctness here goes with my Politically Correct Seasons Greetings:

Christmas Thoughts

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Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all 

… and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year Two Thousand and Fourteen, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make Great Britain great,(not to imply that Great Britain is necessarily greater than any other country), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTABILITY –
(By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms.This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wishor issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.)



20131217 – Twas The Night Before Christmas (PC Version)

As I’m sure you all know what a stickler I am for PC correctness, so here’s a PC version of the famous poem:

‘Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck… 

How to live in a world that’s politically correct? 

His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”.

“Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves. 

And labor conditions at the north pole 

Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.

Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety, 

Released to the wilds by the Humane Society. 

And equal employment had made it quite clear 

That Santa had better not use just reindeer.

So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid, 

Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!
The runners had been removed from his sleigh; 

The ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A. 

And people had started to call for the cops 

When they heard sled noises on their roof-tops.

Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened. 

His fur trimmed red suit was called “Unenlightened.”

And to show you the strangeness of life’s ebbs and flows, 

Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose 

And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation, 

Demanding millions in over-due compensation.
So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife, 

Who suddenly said she’d enough of this life, 

Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz, 

Demanding from now on her title was Ms.

And as for the gifts, why, he’d ne’er had a notion

That making a choice could cause so much commotion. 

Nothing of leather, nothing of fur, 

Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her.

Nothing that might be construed to pollute.

Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot. 

Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise. 

Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.

Nothing that claimed to be gender specific. 

Nothing that’s warlike or non-pacific.

No candy or sweets…they were bad for the tooth. 

Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth. 

And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden, 

Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.

For they raised the hackles of those psychological 

Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.

No baseball, no football…someone could get hurt; 

Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt. 

Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passe; 

And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.

So Santa just stood there, disheveled, perplexed; 

He just could not figure out what to do next.

He tried to be merry, tried to be gay, 

you’ve got to be careful with that word today. 

His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground; 

Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.

Something special was needed, a gift that he might

Give to all without angering the left or the right. 

A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision, 

Each group of people, every religion;

Every ethnicity, every hue, 

Everyone, everywhere…even you. 

So here is that gift, it’s price beyond worth… “

May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth.”

Notice: This poem is copyright 1992 by Harvey Ehrlich. It is free todistribute, without changes, as long as this notice remains intact. Allfollow-ups, requests, comments, questions, distribution rights, etc shouldbe made to mduhan@husc.harvard.edu . Happy Holidays!