Thread Real Tree vs. Artifical Tree

What type of tree do you prefer?

  • Real

    Votes: 7 36.8%
  • Artifecal

    Votes: 9 47.4%
  • Festivus Pole

    Votes: 3 15.8%

  • Total voters
    19

dbzeag

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Yep, roof of the Escort for us way back when, then several in the back of Subaru's and the Jeep.

Of course, NOW we'll use the truck :hi2u:

You live on a farm in New England. Don't you have tons of those trees on your property?
 

dbzeag

Wants to kiss you where it stinks
Jun 9, 2006
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We bought our fake tree two weeks after Christmas for $60 prelit. Best investment ever.

Just saying.

And at Ikea last weekend, if you spent $200, you got a free fake tree. Otherwise it was $20. Not prelit like mine, but still totally worth it.
 

kiwi

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here they have recycle your tree weekend after xmas at the malls in town. drive it down to the mall, dump it and there's no charge. at least they used to. can't remember the last time I got a tree. thinking around 2002.

It's similar here, except they just have a designated dumping spot here in town.
 

Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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What kind of ridiculous bullshit is this? Even atheists love Christmas. It's just an awesome time of year.

It really isn't. It's a commercialised corporate holiday that makes huge corporations salivate at the thought of feeding on poor peoples guilt. There's a reason families feel so much pressure around Christmas and also why the suicide rate is so high. I dislike the fakeness of Christmas cheer, the forced togetherness of people who otherwise wouldn't care about each other very much at all and I hate the waste that is generated by this 'Christian' (hah!) holiday. Tons and tons of useless plastic shit churned out in chinese factories by little children for people to enjoy for a millisecond and then discard in a selfish and thoughtless fashion to further pollute the world.

But other than that, it's FANTASTIC!

I hate forced commercial holidays basically. If someone doesn't care about me enough during the year, why should they feel the need to show fake care at Christmas? It's like valentines, as if a couple should need an excuse to be nice and generous to each other. Just one more day that overblown bigwigs get to make more money from. Fuck that.

*sigh*
 

tre

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Oct 15, 2004
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The have curbside pickup here in early mid-January, no extra charges
 

Coqui

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It really isn't. It's a commercialised corporate holiday that makes huge corporations salivate at the thought of feeding on poor peoples guilt. There's a reason families feel so much pressure around Christmas and also why the suicide rate is so high. I dislike the fakeness of Christmas cheer, the forced togetherness of people who otherwise wouldn't care about each other very much at all and I hate the waste that is generated by this 'Christian' (hah!) holiday. Tons and tons of useless plastic shit churned out in chinese factories by little children for people to enjoy for a millisecond and then discard in a selfish and thoughtless fashion to further pollute the world.

But other than that, it's FANTASTIC!

I hate forced commercial holidays basically. If someone doesn't care about me enough during the year, why should they feel the need to show fake care at Christmas? It's like valentines, as if a couple should need an excuse to be nice and generous to each other. Just one more day that overblown bigwigs get to make more money from. Fuck that.

*sigh*

And you can't decorate your house for Christmas without being a corporate shill?
 

Sarcasmo

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It really isn't. It's a commercialised corporate holiday that makes huge corporations salivate at the thought of feeding on poor peoples guilt. There's a reason families feel so much pressure around Christmas and also why the suicide rate is so high. I dislike the fakeness of Christmas cheer, the forced togetherness of people who otherwise wouldn't care about each other very much at all and I hate the waste that is generated by this 'Christian' (hah!) holiday. Tons and tons of useless plastic shit churned out in chinese factories by little children for people to enjoy for a millisecond and then discard in a selfish and thoughtless fashion to further pollute the world.

But other than that, it's FANTASTIC!

I hate forced commercial holidays basically. If someone doesn't care about me enough during the year, why should they feel the need to show fake care at Christmas? It's like valentines, as if a couple should need an excuse to be nice and generous to each other. Just one more day that overblown bigwigs get to make more money from. Fuck that.

*sigh*

You're telling me that people kill themselves because they can't afford Christmas gifts?
 

Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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You're telling me that people kill themselves because they can't afford Christmas gifts?

Or it makes them feel alienated, lonely and unloved because OBVIOUSLY every decent person in the world is showered with love, attention and gifts at Xmas and god forbid you're one of the 'unfortunate' people out there who is alone on Christmas therefore making you the pity party of the century. Christmas serves to make people feel pressured unnecessarily and makes the most vulnerable feel extra shitty about themselves. I
 

APRIL

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What kind of ridiculous bullshit is this? Even atheists love Christmas. It's just an awesome time of year.

I just want to throw out there that I am not a fan of Christmas and what it stands for. Now I LOVE Thanksgiving because its about getting together and enjoying your company and what you are thankful for... Christmas is Thanksgivings ugly red-headed step child.

I'd ban Christmas if I was king and it if wasn't so important to our economy.
 

dbzeag

Wants to kiss you where it stinks
Jun 9, 2006
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It really isn't. It's a commercialised corporate holiday that makes huge corporations salivate at the thought of feeding on poor peoples guilt. There's a reason families feel so much pressure around Christmas and also why the suicide rate is so high. I dislike the fakeness of Christmas cheer, the forced togetherness of people who otherwise wouldn't care about each other very much at all and I hate the waste that is generated by this 'Christian' (hah!) holiday. Tons and tons of useless plastic shit churned out in chinese factories by little children for people to enjoy for a millisecond and then discard in a selfish and thoughtless fashion to further pollute the world.

But other than that, it's FANTASTIC!

I hate forced commercial holidays basically. If someone doesn't care about me enough during the year, why should they feel the need to show fake care at Christmas? It's like valentines, as if a couple should need an excuse to be nice and generous to each other. Just one more day that overblown bigwigs get to make more money from. Fuck that.

*sigh*

You do realize this is not a commercial holiday.

And you do realize this holiday season didn't start with Christianity, right?

It IS a party. It is winter solstice. It is about getting together and celebrating each other, friends and family, through another solstice.

It was around long before corporations even existed and it will be around after.
 

Floptical

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Sep 1, 2006
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It really isn't. It's a commercialised corporate holiday that makes huge corporations salivate at the thought of feeding on poor peoples guilt. There's a reason families feel so much pressure around Christmas and also why the suicide rate is so high. I dislike the fakeness of Christmas cheer, the forced togetherness of people who otherwise wouldn't care about each other very much at all and I hate the waste that is generated by this 'Christian' (hah!) holiday. Tons and tons of useless plastic shit churned out in chinese factories by little children for people to enjoy for a millisecond and then discard in a selfish and thoughtless fashion to further pollute the world.

But other than that, it's FANTASTIC!

I hate forced commercial holidays basically. If someone doesn't care about me enough during the year, why should they feel the need to show fake care at Christmas? It's like valentines, as if a couple should need an excuse to be nice and generous to each other. Just one more day that overblown bigwigs get to make more money from. Fuck that.

*sigh*

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Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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You do realize this is not a commercial holiday.

And you do realize this holiday season didn't start with Christianity, right?

It IS a party. It is winter solstice. It is about getting together and celebrating each other, friends and family, through another solstice.

It was around long before corporations even existed and it will be around after.

Oh yeah, when did I forget it was a solstice?

:case:

Who cares if it was stolen, we all know if we put our Pedantic Hats down for a milisecond, that it's a Christian holiday in our lovely Western nations, nothing else.
 

Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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You don't. But it doesn't have to be a commercialized holiday unless you want it to be.

Yes, I can block out every bit of brainwashing that surrounds this entire festive period. That's totally do-able. Thanks. Let the old guys who have no family left and are on their own in their government housing watching old film re-runs on Christmas feeling lonely and like nobody cares know that it's all okay, it's not a commercial holiday, they should be happy and thankful. Or the people who can barely get by month to month (bearing in mind we're now in a recession) but still have 3 children who watch adverts all day long and want to compete with the other Lil Timmy's in the playground about who got the most at Christmas. Tell them it's not commercial and they can stop feeling the pressures any time they like.