Saturday, December 23, 2006

Believe it or not, I still hear it.

This may sound a bit odd, coming as it does at the end of such an unusually curmudgeonly week—even for me—but I'd like to wish all SHAMbloggers a Merry Christmas till we reconvene next week sometime. May each and every one of you get what you wished for...and this is one case where I fully expect your hopes and dreams to come true.

So sit back, watch Miracle on 34th Street (the Natalie Wood version only, of course), maybe see if Jeff Garcia really can get it done and, most important—semi-obscure reference No. 94—listen for the bell....

Steve

P.S. Did I mention that SHAM makes the perfect last-minute stocking-stuffer for the person who thinks he is everything? (wink)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Then you should give the book to yourself, Steve. Since you always think you have all the answers. :-) Merry Christmas!

Steve Salerno said...

Hmmm. That's kind of a low blow. Ad hominem and all that. I actually think I spend more time raising questions than providing (or presuming to provide) answers. But I'm in a charitable mood today (Christmas spirit and all). Besides, as I told our friend Selina Glater not long ago, if you're going to put yourself on the line in public.... So.... Merry Christmas to you too, anon!

RevRon's Rants said...

Connie & I wish you a very Merry Christmas, Steve. Here's to a great 2007!

Anonymous said...

May everyone watch their favorite version of "A Christmas Carol" (mine is "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol"), listen to the Charlotte Church and Jethro Tull Christmas CDs, light some incense, and be entertained, exalted, and reminded of what ultimately matters this Christmas. God bless us, every one! (And that goes for you, too, Steve!)

Trish Ryan said...

That's a great promo line, Steve - "The perfect gift for the person who thinks he IS everything." Suddenly, my to-buy-for list is a bit longer :)

Jethro Tull has a Christmas CD? That's either true and bizarre or untrue and funny to contemplate!

Have a great Christmas, one and all :)

Steve Salerno said...

Thanks, Trish. And thanks for all of your valuable feedback throughout 2006. I'm going to make a determined effort to vary things up a bit more in the new year--to keep everybody interested, yanno?

As for Jethro Tull... The only thing weirder might be a Black Sabbath Christmas album. Or Rob Zombie. Or maybe "Charles Manson on the Meaning of Family"....

Anonymous said...

Hey! The Tull Christmas album is EXCELLENT! (Don't forget their classic "Once in Royal David's City"--Tull's Ian Anderson has always had a strong interest in Christmas music.) Hailed as "The acclaimed Tull Christmas Album!", it received 4 stars from the All Music Guide, and Rolling Stone called it "One of the most satisfying Tull releases in 25 years!" So listen before you scoff, please...

Cosmic Connie said...

Yes, the Tull Christmas album is wonderful. Ian Anderson's flute never fails to lift my spirit. It's very much a part of the Christmas mix I put on the CD player. (Believe it or not, it was Ian Anderson who first got me interested in classical music when I was younger.)

And I second The Rev's Merry Xmas to you, Steve. Not to get too sentimental, of course, though I guess I got kind of sentimental on my own blog today... :-)

Anonymous said...

Steve,

Now did Jeff Garcia "really want it more" than T. Owens and the Dallas Cowboys? Is he invincible? Did the Eagles have the motivation and momentum going into the big game? Did I just witness a SHAM sports miracle happen on Christmas? You can write a book about the '06 Eagles and it would probably sell more copies than Sham.

Happy Holidays,

Mark

Steve Salerno said...

"You can write a book about the '06 Eagles and it would probably sell more copies than Sham."

I don't disagree, Mark. Almost any book about any miracle would sell more copies than SHAM. As for what's really going on with Garcia, I have my theories, but that's a topic for another day.