You Kids Must Be Bored

So, e.politics had a sizable bump-up in traffic yesterday, both compared with the day before and with a normal Saturday. Everybody must be trapped somewhere for the holidays, already tired of Uncle Bob’s stories and the squalling of that lovely new cousin. I’m worn out from chasing adorable nieces around the house (apparently, I make an excellent scary monster — perhaps a career change is in order), but I’ll see if I can’t crank out a couple of articles that have been simmering for the last few weeks to do my part to give you an excuse to hog the family computer. My chance to help you have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Joyous Kwanzaa or a Kickass Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday Pageant.


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Colin Delany
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  • How dare you lump a legitimate family holiday like Kwanzaa with the Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday Pageant! One is a long standing tradition and the other is a play.

    Editor’s note:

    hu·mor /ˈhyumər or, often, ˈyu-/ Pronunciation[hyoo-mer or, often, yoo-]
    1. a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement: the humor of a situation.
    2. the faculty of perceiving what is amusing or comical: He is completely without humor.
    3. an instance of being or attempting to be comical or amusing; something humorous: The humor in his joke eluded the audience.
    4. the faculty of expressing the amusing or comical: The author’s humor came across better in the book than in the movie.
    5. comical writing or talk in general; comical books, skits, plays, etc.
    6. humors, peculiar features; oddities; quirks: humors of life.
    7. mental disposition or temperament.
    8. a temporary mood or frame of mind: The boss is in a bad humor today.
    9. a capricious or freakish inclination; whim or caprice; odd trait.
    10. (in medieval physiology) one of the four elemental fluids of the body, blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile, regarded as determining, by their relative proportions, a person’s physical and mental constitution.
    11. any animal or plant fluid, whether natural or morbid, as the blood or lymph.
    –verb (used with object)
    12. to comply with the humor or mood of in order to soothe or make content or more agreeable: to humor a child.
    13. to adapt or accommodate oneself to.
    14. out of humor, displeased; dissatisfied; cross: The chef is feeling out of humor again and will have to be treated carefully.
    Also, especially British, humour.

    [Origin: 1300–50; ME (h)umour < AF < L (h)Å«mÅ?r- (s. of (h)Å«mor) moisture, fluid (medical L: body fluid), equiv. to (h)Å«m(ére) to be wet (see humid) + -Å?r- -or1]