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The older sister asks her younger brother, "What are you giving Mom and Dad for Christmas?" Without missing a beat, the little brother replies, "A list of everything I want."
One day Dan asks Bob, “So Bob what did you get for Christmas?” Then Bob says to Dan, “Oh see that brand new red Ferrari outside?” Dan says, “OOOOH WOW!!!” Bob says, “Ya, I got the same exact color tie!”
Save your Christmas cards from the previous year, cut the written side and use the front as a pretty gift tag or paste it on the package instead of a bow.
Bread & circus – (panem et circenses) (Satire X of the Roman satirical poet Juvenal (circa A.D. 100) is a figure of speech, referring to a superficial means of appeasement. Generate public approval, not by excellence in public service or public policy, but by diversion, distraction. Satisfying the most immediate or base requirements of a populace entertainment, to decry the selfishness of common people & their neglect of wider concerns.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
When the society breaks down, when law and order are non-existent, fanatical cults will grow and become very active and violent. It's better be armed to the teeth.