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Skeptics in the Pub: Holiday Party Edition! 12/21/09

Posted on : Dec-16-2009 | By : Joshua | In : Event, Skeptics in the Pub


UPDATE: Rebecca and Sid sent along a special holiday message wishing everyone well and… explaining how a Yankee Swap works.

Hey, gang! Sorry for the late notice, but there will be a Skeptics in the Pub event this month. We won’t have a speaker, though. Apparently, some skeptics have “lives” and “families” they want to “spend time with”. Weird.

Instead, we’ll meet at the same Skep-time, same Skep-drinkery on Monday, December 21, for some fun holiday shenanigans. (Remember: every time you don’t say the Ch-word, a fundie has an aneurysm.) Mostly, we’re just going to hang out and drink, but Rebecca informs me that there’s a holiday tradition called the “Yankee Swap”. Given the name, I assume all of you native New Englanders are already familiar with the concept, but I’ll explain it for the rest of us.

  • Bring a present.
  • Give your present to someone else.
  • Take their present.
  • ???
  • Profit.

We’ll have detailed rules for the swap at the event, but the important part is to bring a present. This is the perfect time to get rid of that ugly-ass sweater your grandma bought you last year, but only if you’re an asshole (like me). Seriously, though, don’t bring anything huge. It’s just a fun little swappy thing. You know, warm fuzzy kindergarten stuff.

There may also be a special bonus that we’re preparing for you. You won’t find out what it is unless you show up, so show up!

Remember, folks, that’s Monday, December 21, 7 pm, at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square. Be seeing you!

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I was going to make a joke about how the Ch word must be Chanukah, but I just saw that in Israel there are actually some groups of Orthodox who are apparently doing the exact same thing that Christians are doing here and really, unhappy about public celebration of Christmas.

We need to go find some fundamentalist believers of Sol Invictus.

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