Sunday, December 12, 2021

K.A.C. 2021 - T - 13 Days ...


           "WHERE'S MY CHRISTMAS JUMPER?" I KNEW this would happen: buy a T-Rex a Christmas jumper and now they ALL want one!

     While we sort this fiasco out, why don't you peruse today's offerings:

     ITEM: Hey, I like Christmas decorations and trees as much as the next guy, but sometimes you just have to admit that you MAY have a problem. Exhibit A: the case of Thomas and Susane Jeromin who live in Lower Saxony, Germany. For reasons only known to God and Man (well, God, anyway), they decided to go ALL OUT this year (as they have for the past TEN) and, as the SUN (UK) reports:

"... set the world record for the biggest-ever Christmas display with a whopping 444 trees decorated with 10,000 ornaments." You read that right - in EVERY room (see Exhibit B to the right, their BATHROOM) ... click on the link below for the whole EXPENSIVE story (and virtual tour!) - better them than me:


     ITEM: Well, here's something new. Just when I think I've wrung every possible story from Ebenezer Scrooge and Company, something new pops up! Entitled 'What Scrooge Ate At Christmas Eve: Folk Belief, Folk Medicine, and Foodways in Dickens's "A Christmas Carol"', by Stephen Winick, it explodes one common held belief: what was in the gruel he was eating before Marley's spiritual visit and why it has been wrongly assumed all these years that it was his main meal every night. There's a lot to unpack in this fascinating article from the Library Of Congress. Thanks to Robin for my insider tip on this!


     The final dozen entries begins tomorrow!

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