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Merry Zeitgeist

Hi Zeitgeisters,

XMS TXTNG

It’s Christmas here in our part of the Southern Hemisphere. For the first time, rather than Christmas cards, I have received a number of Yuletide SMSs on the telephone. I’d rather have a Merry Acknowledgement than not have one – and a tree doesn’t have to die when you text message – but it’ll take some adjusting to.

SHUT-IN

For various reasons that I don’t want to go into here, I’ve spent a lot of time glued to the small screen in the last three days. I’ve seen a whole bunch of old movies on disc in that time – everything from TWO TICKETS TO BROADWAY (1951) to LOCAL HERO (1983). Mainly, I was avoiding Christmas television, however in between DVD changes I did catch this gem during a Carols-By-Candlelight- type of show from Channel 10’s Sandra Sully, “You know, famous writer Aldous Huxley once said : After silence, the closest thing that expresses the inexpressible is music.”

Do you think she writes her own material? How can we find out?

FIRED-UP

Regular readers might recall that in the previous post I suggested that my genius headline to the Tara Conner/Donald Trump story – “You’re Not Fired” – might not be all that clever, in fact, somewhat Zeitgeist-y.

I just did a Google search of the phrase “you’re not fired” – minus the quote marks – and found 75 headline hits out of the first potential 100; all were related to the Conner/Trump news.

So y’see I was right. I need a moment here to bask smugly.

Merry Christmas to youse all!

Mr Trivia

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