Tag: christmas

How singing at a Hispanic church this Christmas taught me not to fear Donald Trump

How singing at a Hispanic church this Christmas taught me not to fear Donald Trump
“Gloria in Excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus” (“Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace to people of good will”) Those words echoed through the vast open air of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora, IL. My voice was suspended in the air as if carried aloft by angels, the world melting... Read more »

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#7): The Finale or "I think this Christmas is gonna be damn good this year!"

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#7): The Finale or "I think this Christmas is gonna be damn good this year!"
As I prepare for my marathon of singing duties over the next three days, I am taken to reflecting on what they will truly entail. It’s difficult to properly explain my relationship with Christmas. I love the feeling that the season generates and the beautiful transformation that occurs within the hearts of the masses. What I... Read more »

Here are 5 reasons that I'm the modern-day Grinch (and not just because I've got garlic in my soul!)

Here are 5 reasons that I'm the modern-day Grinch (and not just because I've got garlic in my soul!)
Dr. Seuss’s immortal Christmas classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been a mainstay of households since the book was released in 1957. The story has become a part of our cultural lexicon, so much so that The Grinch has become the Scrooge of our time. The 1966 Television version, featuring Universal Monster Icon Boris Karloff,... Read more »
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'Tis the Season for The Death Penalty and The "War on Christmas"! (Episode 15 of MY PODCAST)

'Tis the Season for The Death Penalty and The "War on Christmas"! (Episode 15 of MY PODCAST)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan)and Steven (The Objectivist) discuss their take on capital punishment, Sarah Palin’s “War on Christmas” battle-cry, and vent on stupid Christmas songs! Also: Steven insults Pee Wee Herman, Jack admits to not believing in Santa, and... Read more »

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#2): Does the world need a Black Santa Claus?

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#2): Does the world need a Black Santa Claus?
After the shocking upset of Minnesota’s Mall of America being closed on Thanksgiving, it seems they’ve put their foot into the pond of racist piranha yet again! The “Krazy Klumsy Klods” of the highly-regarded internet comment community have chosen this latest upset as their cause célèbre. Mall of America has made the ultimate faux pas of, believe this, hiring a... Read more »

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#1): Aunt Sheila's Christmas Gifts or "'Tis the Season to Treat Yourself!"

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#1): Aunt Sheila's Christmas Gifts or "'Tis the Season to Treat Yourself!"
It’s that time of the year again, where ulcers are roasting on an open fire and Uncle Gary is nipping at the cat after downing a liter of Schnapps. Where we send ourselves into a merry frenzy and constantly try to out-do not only our loved ones but our co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances, postal workers, and even... Read more »
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