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How embarrassing. I got presents from Bunny, Mimi & Kim and I didn't have presents for them. They didn't seem upset that I didn't have anything for them and I honestly don't think they are but I still felt kind of bad about it.
Mimi & Kim gave me one of my favorite things in the whole world - food. Well, not actual food, but they gave me a coupon for a free Burger King cow sandwich and small order french fries. They said they found it on the ground near highway 127. Bunny made my present herself - I can most accurately describe it as a cross-stitched doll of me (photo below). As you can see I tacked it to the computer monitor with double-stick tape, it's really neat. It looks like pixel art except it's all stitched by hand (paw) in thread.
Any suggestions for how to have a money-less Christmas?
Tomorrow is Christmas, isn't it? "Merry Christmas" to everybody out there! I mean, only to all of you who like to hear that, and for those of you who are offended by Christmas wishes, my apologies for even bringing it up. I'm actually not Christian, whatever that means. Actually, since I don't really know much about religion, maybe I should use my delete key to erase all this and keep myself out of trouble.
Except for one thing: I'm actually totally fascinated by how pissed off some people get when it comes to religion. I'm not religious myself, so it's not something I'm apt to understand easily. I do know that religion is a major factor contributing to people acting very, very badly towards each other. I've also heard of many examples in which religion is apparently the reason behind some very wonderful human behavior. I'd like to understand more about how people reconcile these two apparently opposite realities. Maybe this year I do some episodes about religions?
Actually it's easy to get confused about Christmas. Bunny and I hopped a truck to Las Vegas last week to check out the mall action - you should see the crazy activity at the shopping malls out there. It was intense, kind of like a frenzy. People were stressed out and spending tons of money. It reminded me of when I used to think Christmas was a holiday invented by retailers (I only found out about the Jesus-God connection like, maybe two years ago). I like the idea of giving gifts, and I like the idea of receiving gifts maybe even more. The thing is though, we don't have lots of money and what little money we do have goes directly to buy food, water, electricity, maintaining equipment, and so on. You know, the necessities. So we certainly don't have any money to spend on presents.
Which raises a logical question: If you want to show somebody that you appreicate them (during Christmas, during whenever), what's an appropriate way to do this other than buying them a present? Because judging from what we saw at the malls, there's probably no real alternative to buying stuff right?
Please e-mail me any ideas you might have. Because tomorrow is Christmas (it snuck up on me) and I don't have any presents for anybody, and I don't want them to think that I don't care about them.
My name is Geena and I really like The Pinky Show. Good work! I also happen to enjoy cross stitching as a hobby. Since I know you like cross stitching too I made this portrait of you. I hope you like it. By the way, why is the show not called The Pinky & Bunny Show?
Best wishes, Geena
Hi Geena, Thanks so much for the cross stitch art! I really look cute as a cross stitch. Thanks for doing me (instead of Pinky). The reason why the show is named after her is actually kind of a long story but I agree with you that the show would be better with a different name (for example, The Bunny Show). I used Photoshop to put the cross stitch art in a frame until I can find a real frame the right size to put it in. Also I'm going to post the pattern so that other people can have a x-stitch Bunny picture too. Again, thanks for the art! Love, Bunny
Great news everyone. We have a new episode available. You can learn all about crimes against humanity and war crimes by watching this interview with Peter Weiss from the Center for Constitutional Rights.
New/old episode posted: The Health Care Crisis, Part I. Previously posted way back in January as a text-only episode, we finally updated it to include sound and (moving) pictures. It feels a bit like we just took a step backwards but it was bugging us that that episode wasn't available in video form. Now we try to go forward with finishing up the new episodes.
Things have been slow around here because we ran out of money a few months ago. Things are hand-to-mouth.
Q: Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?
A: Because it was too chicken! lol!
Posted by Kim
[ Bunny: That doesn't make any sense. Not funny. ]
[ Mimi: Actually the punchline is supposed to be "Because he didn't have any guts"... *rolling eyes* ]
[ Bunny: Still not funny... ]
[ Pinky: Stop posting stuff in my diary... ]
I don't know what kind of music Frank Zappa composed or played. Maybe there are some radio stations around here that play his music but it wouldn't matter because I don't own a radio. Our computer can play CDs though, so I'm trying to obtain a Frank Zappa CD from somewhere. But in the meantime, I like Frank Zappa because he's funny and gives good (I think) parenting advice:
The first thing you have to do if you want to raise nice kids, is you have to talk to them like they are people instead of talking to them like they're property.
Seems like a good idea, but also seems like a principle not too many adults believe in.
Oh. I wonder if there's Frank Zappa videos on YouTube? I better go look.
[ after-note: There are! Really enjoyed the Willy The Pimp video... ]
[ note from Bunny: Is it just me or did the fish part at the end make anybody else hungry? ]