Things Fall Apart

Good morning, Midnight. It’s Christmas:

My boyfriend said, “It’s really sweet the way you go for Christmas cheer.”

I said, “We can’t afford the tree.”

He said, “Love is free.”

So we trimmed the cactus with my earrings that we’d meant to pawn.

I’d almost forgotten that it was time for my annual posting of the official Otherstream Christmas anthem

Pearls Before Swine

I know a lot of you get it in your local newspaper, because it’s one of those strips which inexplicably showed up just about everywhere in the country almost overnight. And I cannot, for the life of me, understand WHY. Does anyone really think Pearls Before Swine is funny? Or that it has any discernible point at all?

Am I just missing something here?

Persecution Complex

Couldn’t have said it better myself:

What’s offensive — also surreal and absurd — is the notion that Christianity, a faith claimed by 76% of all Americans, is somehow being intimidated into nonexistence. Some of the earliest Christians were stoned for their beliefs. In some parts of the world today, Christianity is a crime punishable by death. And the AFA is feeling persecuted because a salesclerk says “Happy holidays”?

That’s not persecution. It’s a persecution complex.