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  • tobypine2
    292 posts
    edited December 2013
    HCoinslot wrote:
    where in the Simpsons Universe did Santa coins exist before last years Christmas Update?

    In santa's coinslot.

    I wonder if there's a Christmas Casino in Santa Claus, Indiana.

    I know I know. OT but still. Ya gotta wonder
  • swdonnelly84
    639 posts New member
    edited December 2013
    ecneralc wrote:
    Very impressive Ecneralc.

    You can wish me a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, or whatever you would like. As long as it's said with kindness and good will no one should care. I actually had a woman at the doctor's office catch herself and qualify her Merry Christmas the other day. Really? Whether or not I celebrate shouldn't factor into your expression of what you celebrate.

    Now I'm off to decorate my Festivus pole and prepare for the airing of grievances. For those who don't know it, Festivus is the holiday for the rest of us.

    I agree if you celebrate a holiday and were to greet me with the usual greeting I would return the greeting. Most celebrations are about being thankful, bringing peace, and spreading love and joy, so why not practice those values and except everyone's beliefs. If we practiced these values more there wouldn't be so much hate in the world. The differences is what makes us humans so great.
    That should actually read, very impressive wikipedia paste job.

    I liked it too though.

    Copying and pasting is hard work :P. Only the bottom two are from wiki though felt I should get the "actual" origin since my version isn't good enough lol.

    I was going to copy and paste it too, but you beat me to it.
  • thomasda81
    96 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    As usual, anyone making demands on others based solely on religious reason is to be ignored.

    If you don't like what the game has to offer? Quit playing.

    Also, the origins of Boxing Day in this thread is terribly incorrect.

    I thought so. :thumbup:

    Edit: Just read everything else. I didn't know it was different all over the globe. Thanks for added info guys!
  • Jedihntr
    828 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    People are such whiners these days. Every little thing offends them. Next thing you know we'll have someone who wants to take the word Christmas out of the update and replace it with holiday.

    I've yet to meet a single atheist who gives a crap about changing Christmas into Holidays. That's a bunch O' Crap centered around a tiny faction of idiots who get a lot of press.

    For the record, I'm Jewish and also don't know a single one of us (and I'm in New York, so we're plentiful) who gets offended by Christmas Trees, Christmas, songs, etc. I think it's absolutely absurd when schools and communities roll over to nutjobs and rename symbols of the holiday or worse--remove them.

    On the other hand, I don't get why some Christians get so riled up over the idea of wishing people "Happy Holidays." Saying that doesn't exclude anyone or anything, it simple encompasses everything the season has to offer, especially when addressing strangers whose beliefs you are not privy to.
  • HCoinslot
    1186 posts
    edited December 2013
    Jedihntr wrote:
    I think it's absolutely absurd when schools and communities roll over to nutjobs and rename symbols of the holiday or worse--remove them.

    My daughter just came home from school, and sang me two new **** songs that they taught the kids to sing for the "holiday festival". I understand not everyone celebrates Christmas, I celebrate despite not being Christian myself. I am not sure that the holiday has anything to do with Jesus anymore.

    But seriously people, kids singing "up on the rooftop" and "santa claus is coming to town" is cute. Kids singing non denominational "holiday" songs that no one knows, is not.
  • ecneralc
    3182 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Jedihntr wrote:
    People are such whiners these days. Every little thing offends them. Next thing you know we'll have someone who wants to take the word Christmas out of the update and replace it with holiday.

    I've yet to meet a single atheist who gives a crap about changing Christmas into Holidays. That's a bunch O' Crap centered around a tiny faction of idiots who get a lot of press.

    For the record, I'm Jewish and also don't know a single one of us (and I'm in New York, so we're plentiful) who gets offended by Christmas Trees, Christmas, songs, etc. I think it's absolutely absurd when schools and communities roll over to nutjobs and rename symbols of the holiday or worse--remove them.

    On the other hand, I don't get why some Christians get so riled up over the idea of wishing people "Happy Holidays." Saying that doesn't exclude anyone or anything, it simple encompasses everything the season has to offer, especially when addressing strangers whose beliefs you are not privy to.

    On arrow Oliver queen says "merry Christmas" to felicity smoak and she replies "I'm Jewish" so he then says "happy Hanukah". I was watching reruns and that part made me smile cause of this thread.
  • ecneralc
    3182 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    HCoinslot wrote:
    Jedihntr wrote:
    I think it's absolutely absurd when schools and communities roll over to nutjobs and rename symbols of the holiday or worse--remove them.

    My daughter just came home from school, and sang me two new **** songs that they taught the kids to sing for the "holiday festival". I understand not everyone celebrates Christmas, I celebrate despite not being Christian myself. I am not sure that the holiday has anything to do with Jesus anymore.

    But seriously people, kids singing "up on the rooftop" and "santa claus is coming to town" is cute. Kids singing non denominational "holiday" songs that no one knows, is not.

    Should teach them a song from each culture that has a holiday around this time. I think that would be a better idea.
  • carlamarie669
    140 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Seriously?

    A religious debate... on a GAME forum?

    :roll:
  • AJtheboss1
    3869 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    AJtheboss1 wrote:
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    Doesn't matter my friend, I'm not jewish either, but I think it's ridiculous that other holidays are not recognized. especially for a game that makes so much money. At least do something for Krusty. Bring in the temple and the rabbi. Something! Then again, maybe we won't even get a holiday update this year, apparently the programmers are still sleeping from their tryptophan overdose.

    you do know this game is based on the Simpsons
    they cant just start adding stuff because they want to if it has not been on the simpsons before
    What are you talking about!? Not just adding stuff that's in the Simpsons? There are Jews in the Simpsons show, and I am pretty sure they had at least one episode where they had Hanukah in their 25+ seasons they were playing.
    Also they stopped mainly focusing on the main characters a while ago in the game. They can only squeeze out so much before they have to add new characters and new story lines. So as you can see adding any characters with any holiday, and any story line would work at this point.

    I never said they should not have anything jewish in the game.
    I also said the could release krustys father for Hanuka or something but not have a whole Hanuka event.
    I don't remember a Hanuka episode of the Simpsons.
    Sorry, it sounded to me like you did. But honestly I think it would've been cool if they did an update that tied both Christmas and Hanukah. I think that would've made for an interesting storyline.
    And I could've swore that they had an episode with Hanakah in it.... Oh well might have mixed that up with a different show :oops:
    "The **** of the future will be the anti-****."
  • JoshJHunter
    437 posts
    edited December 2013
    wheres rabbi krustofski? :(
  • HCoinslot
    1186 posts
    edited December 2013
    ecneralc wrote:
    HCoinslot wrote:
    Jedihntr wrote:
    I think it's absolutely absurd when schools and communities roll over to nutjobs and rename symbols of the holiday or worse--remove them.

    My daughter just came home from school, and sang me two new **** songs that they taught the kids to sing for the "holiday festival". I understand not everyone celebrates Christmas, I celebrate despite not being Christian myself. I am not sure that the holiday has anything to do with Jesus anymore.

    But seriously people, kids singing "up on the rooftop" and "santa claus is coming to town" is cute. Kids singing non denominational "holiday" songs that no one knows, is not.

    Should teach them a song from each culture that has a holiday around this time. I think that would be a better idea.

    Yes! Then everyone could be happy, instead of no one being happy.
  • Leilani2013
    238 posts
    edited December 2013
    You know what they say: you'll never make everyone happy so you might as well make everyone equally unhappy. Ok maybe I'm the only one who says that, but it seems like the only fair thing to do.
  • beeblebrox900
    1314 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    The only time it is acceptable to wish someone happy holidays, is when they are at the airport wearing an impossibly loud shirt and terrible shorts.
  • fastdan1
    655 posts
    edited December 2013
    No matter what songs you teach kids, people will be offended.

    So, we should obviously ban singing. :)
  • AmauryL284
    46 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I can't believe this topic really warranted this much attention. This thread starter is basically screaming for attention bc it's so absurd.
  • bncagney
    131 posts
    edited December 2013


    Now I'm off to decorate my Festivus pole and prepare for the airing of grievances. For those who don't know it, Festivus is the holiday for the rest of us.[/quote]

    Don't forget the feats of strength! Happy festivus!

    "But I don't even believe in Jebus"! Homer Simpson
  • emmcee1
    8388 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    bncagney wrote:

    Now I'm off to decorate my Festivus pole and prepare for the airing of grievances. For those who don't know it, Festivus is the holiday for the rest of us.

    Don't forget the feats of strength! Happy festivus!

    "But I don't even believe in Jebus"! Homer Simpson[/quote]


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  • hipmama197190
    288 posts
    edited December 2013
    You can't throw a dead cat out of your car without hitting a mall Santa.

    Hey, if dead cats are fair game, can we add a Schrödinger's Day event? That way each cat has a 50/50 chance, in theory at least.

    ;-)
  • Arlandria606
    519 posts
    edited December 2013
    You can't throw a dead cat out of your car without hitting a mall Santa.

    Hey, if dead cats are fair game, can we add a Schrödinger's Day event? That way each cat has a 50/50 chance, in theory at least.

    ;-)

    At risk of starting yet another debate, the cats don't have a 50-50 chance; they're both alive and dead at the same time. (Does that make them zombie cats?) I suspect that they'd still hit a mall Santa just as easily, though.
  • hipmama197190
    288 posts
    edited December 2013
    You can't throw a dead cat out of your car without hitting a mall Santa.

    Hey, if dead cats are fair game, can we add a Schrödinger's Day event? That way each cat has a 50/50 chance, in theory at least.

    ;-)

    At risk of starting yet another debate, the cats don't have a 50-50 chance; they're both alive and dead at the same time. (Does that make them zombie cats?) I suspect that they'd still hit a mall Santa just as easily, though.

    Would that be better expressed as 100/100? ;-) No debate, I'm just glad that my attempt at geek humor wasn't a total thread-killer!
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