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Festive greetings to liberty’s friends

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24 comments to Festive greetings to liberty’s friends

  • Paul Marks

    I hope you all had a very Merry time.

  • CaptDMO

    Grinch alert:
    Wow, did I REALLY see a “multimedia electronic communicator” on the table in that festive lean-in couple photo?
    Regardless, it was pleasantly engaging.

    From THIS node,
    Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night.

  • MYOB

    Is that Guy Herbert with the posh totty???

  • “multimedia electronic communicator”

    It is what used to be known as a ‘camera’ back in the days when taking pictures was all the primitive things could do.

  • Julie near Chicago

    Egad, I am SO envious*! Just LOOK at that festive board! Why was I not informed in time to hunt up my bikini so as to swim on over there for the Christmas Feast?

    *Please note: This gives me no desire to shoot either our host or his food. But it does prompt my salivary glands to anticipate the roast lamb coming up hereabouts. :>)

    May all Samizdatistas have the merriest of Christmases! :>)))))

  • Merry Christmas to the SHQ dwellers and their guests:-)

  • Snorri Godhi

    …and Merry Christmas from me too!

  • Kevin B

    Merry Xmas

  • T’was a fine celebration, yes. Merry Christmas everyone.

  • Merry Christmas Samizdati! Love the outsized shot glasses that shows there is at least someone there who knows how to drink in the correct quantities!

  • RAB

    Yep Happy Christmas you all. The food, as ever, looks scrummy, and the Mead spirit, very interesting. Is it sweet, or does it have an afterburn?

  • Pat McCann

    ….. and a wonderful
    time was had by all!

  • Very retired

    Merry Christmas to all who love liberty.

  • Myno

    Mele Kalikimaka to all liberty’s friends.

  • Johnathan Pearce

    Happy Christmas!

  • llamas

    Meat – so good,God actually made entire cows and pigs out of it.

    Please explain the 3-telephone array. I love it, I just don’t understand it.

    Meanwhile, in MI, 200,000 people still have no power and it was 16°F yesterday. Guess how my Christmas went? Why would you buy a generator and then not check the oil? I feel bad about taking their money but then stupid ought to be painful. And the phone is already ringing at 7.15 am.



  • Early 1960’s ‘legacy technology’ put in by the previous owner, Greville Wynne, llamas… the house is large and had internal phones everywhere…

  • wulu

    I can recognize harsh hillbilly fare when I see It. Congratulations on enduring such treatment!

  • the other rob

    But it does prompt my salivary glands to anticipate the roast lamb coming up hereabouts. :>)

    We also had roast lamb, Julie. I was shocked at the price of it round here, compared to England, but found a solution. Today I went back to the store, having previously made arrangements with the in-house butcher and came home will all their remaining lamb at a steep discount – four 10-11lb legs, in cryopaks, at $1.99 a pound. 😀

  • Laird

    I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at those photos!

    Merry Christmas to all!

  • Julie near Chicago

    other rob,

    I’m sorry to bring this up but you forgot to give me the directions to your house. But Lucy (a.k.a. The Luce, a.k.a. Her Muttness) and I are delighted to accept your kind invitation to stay with you until the lamb runs out. :>))

    Seriously, I am of course quite envious of your provender. Still, shooting it so you can’t have it seems a little unproductive, as I assume it’s already dead — being cryovacked and all.

    REALLY seriously, congratulations on your foresightedness and your purchase. May you enjoy every succulent mouthful! 😉

  • jsallison

    Spotted Dick! Where is the Spotted Dick? Can it truly be a Christmas without the Spotted Dick? Did Dickens do Spotted Dick? Tiny Tim?

    And on a side note the England side appear to be trying to put up a creditable performance in the 4th test in Melbourne, having already booted the ashes. Pride is a reason to play on, after all.

    Now if only the USA side wasn’t so totally f’d up by their notional ‘governing body’. Better off being overseen by the Windies.