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Oh god - PAC. (Parade Audience Control). This, at least at MK, is truly the 9th level of hell where only the brave dare to tread. People blatantly ignore the broadcasted warnings, etc. It... sucks ass. Props to you for being able to handle that shit. You are a braver person than I.


I grew up a Disney kid, so my Mom and Step Dad generally took us down there once or twice a year. I noticed a lot about the workings of the employees there and I could not believe how hateful the employees got treated, especially during crowd control. Once I got old enough(about fifteen or so)I actually ended up helping, such as informing a confused patron that they couldn't cross the rope barriers when I didn't see a cast member around, that way there wouldn't be any problems. Most of the people were nice about it, as I luckily just got the confused ones, but I saw more than one person scream at poor PAC people. That's about the same time I gave up my dream of working there. It would ruin the joy for me.


As an atheist, I have no problem with people wishing me a 'Merry Christmas'. What I do have a problem with is people insisting that this is the ONLY possible thing to say to someone at this time of year, instead of 'Happy Holidays', or whatever else. As such, whenever I hear someone who goes on about this, if I'm in a mood to yank their chain, I like to start wishing them a merry Saturnalia, and a good Dies Natalis Solis Invicti.

If you're not familiar with these terms, Saturnalia is an ancient Roman festival that is thought to be one of the predecessors to Christmas (it's where the tradition of giving gifts comes from, for example), and Dies Natalis Solis Invicti (or 'birthday of the invincible sun') is the Roman version of a festival, falling on December 25th, from Mithraism - a religion that had a central figure with remarkable parallels to Jesus, and had existed since at least 250BC, but had only grown popular in the Roman Empire for 200 years or so before Christianity effectively became the official Roman religion, thanks largely to the first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine. This means that, if history had gone a bit differently, we would be celebrating Dies Natalis Solis Invicti instead of Christmas.


You are one tough gal.

Queer Geek

So much for Dismaland being the happiest place on Earth.

Michael Chandra

Uhm. Holidays. Holy days. What's their problem?


I'm really sick of the arrogant "merry Christmas" police! It's the holiday season for more than just christians! How arrogant to only wish happy holidays to the members of one religion and insist that everyone else be ignored. From now on, I'm wishing everyone a Merry Yule, since that was the pre-christian pagan holiday that Christmas is based on.


"America was founded on Christian values"... oh, really, militant Christians? Bam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripoli#Article_11 Signed in 1797, ten years after the Constitution was adopted. For those of you who don't want to link out, here's a key quote from Article 11: "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion [...]"


Oh, to add, that was UNANIMOUSLY passed. :|

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