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The Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told

This is a short film made by my dear friends Curtis and Valerie. It's quite brilliant. Enjoy.
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Xmas On The Installment Plan

You probably don't have to think too hard to guess that I'm pretty curmudgeonly about Christmas. I wish it could just be about Christianity celebrating their messiah, that the holiday could have stayed non-secular. A day where true followers of Christ show respect for the Prince of Peace. Now there is no peace in this holiday. It's become an ugly beast of stress and debt. A holiday of over-consumption delivered to us not on a sleigh, but on the backs of thousands of underpaid and abused workers from around the world. Call me a Debbie Downer all you want but that's the reality. I'm not saying everyone should just give up celebrating. I just wish somehow that people could understand and acknowledge the true impact of all the bullshit they buy for Christmas.

Anyway, all this is a lead in to say congratulation to the The Theater Fire for their brilliant song "Xmas on the Installment Plan." The ode is a category winner in the Sufjan Stevens Christmas song contest. You can stream the song (along with some other winners) here: http://asthmatickitty.com/sidebar.php?sidebarID=308
or download it here:

Oh and MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!
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Wearing fur means you're a jerk, wearing fake fur can still mean you're a jerk

Holiday Shoppers Beware: Six Major Retailers Selling Real Fur as Faux

So basically fuck fur in all it's forms, faux or not. Is it really that important to LOOK like you're wearing fur.

Not that any fur wearing assholes read my blog but how ignorant do you have to be to wear your fur into Spiral? Use your fucking brain for one second and show some respect so we don't have to "respectfully" ask you to not wear it the next time you come to eat.
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Impromptu Public Dancing

This is great:

Davey Dance Blog -34- TIMES SQUARE - Muse - "Time Is Running Out" from Pheasant Plucker on Vimeo.

What an amazing project!
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In Your Face

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Merrily, Merrily - First Acceptance

"(We) watched it this weekend and loved it. We were both really impressed by the scope of the story and beautiful and well-achieved cinematography. We would be thrilled to show the film in Sarasota, and so we'd like to invite it to be in our shorts program for the 2008 fest."
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The Uphill Search

Sundance is really just a symbol. By getting in you know that someone with knowledge and insight is paying attention. It seems that things will be easier because you've joined a club and people will take you more seriously. Yet again this year, the club will not have my friends and I.

Lately, I've been looking for a sign. Something positive that goes beyond my own self-satisfaction. I travel infinitely uphill. Somewhere is a path to a peak that has the respite of a larger audience.