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Where did Auld Lang Syne come from?

The Origin of Auld Lang Syne

One of the biggest traditions we have for the new year beside setting resolutions or goals is that we sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight. Yet why do we sing this particular song? That is actually a easy story to tell

There was a big time band director by the name of Guy Lombardo and in the 20’s he started playing this song at the stroke of midnight. And he kept it up till his death in 1977.

Yet the song didn’t stop with his passing. The song is actually several hundred years old and originated in Scotland. It was orginally ment as a farewell song. Often played at Graduations and funerals. This is because the song actualy means Old Long Since. In other words for the god old times.

So as you go out tonight to celebrate making it around the sun one more time. now you will know that the song you sing is more about that last year was not that bad and there were times to be remembered. Those memories though good or bad are what make you. So drink a pint and enjoy, but get home safely so get a ride home don’t drive. There are way to many amateur drunks, who are going to be out tonight. So be safe have fun.

To everyone, I wish you peace love and happiness. Next year is going to be fun, and I want you to be along for the ride.

If you are wondering if are they just repeating the same words over and over? Well pretty much sort of in a way. but not really so here are the lyrics with the scottish words and the english translation.

Here is a video of 10 strange christmas traditions

Odd Christmas Traditions

You know how I was saying that there are some new Christmas Traditions you can partake in? Well, I thought it would be fun to look at some of the older more unique christmas traditions found through out the world.

Yeah Everyone has heard of Krampus and that sounds like it would be a fun event to attend with all these scary dudes walking around leaving candy or sticks in peoples boots. While at the same time smacking random people with switches.

There are other traditions especially in Catalonia where they have a dude who is Taking a load off of his mind called The El Caganer which mean the Shitter! Then there is the Christmas Log which is a log with a cartoon face the poops out presents for the kids! Yippee!

So sit back and enjoy this short video made by INSH as they show you some other odd traditions. Now I am going to go watch my donald duck shows.

Listen to a Christmas classic in a new slightly depressing light

Christmas Carols in a Minor Key

The power of keys. I never understood what the key of “whatever” meant and what the changes to the key scale did to a song. The Guys at Classic FM must have understood that I was thinking this and shared it out for everybody to enjoy. Is a song lifting or is it a funeral march? The Key is what is important. I am not a music major so I will let you witness it yourself have fun.
Merry Christmas!

Some traditions you can have for your family Christmas

14 Christmas Traditions For Your Family

Hey, Christmas is just around the corner. Thanksgiving dinner is still warm and the leftovers are still being consumed. But it is now time to start thinking of the most wonderful time of the year. Yet not just Christmas itself but I want you to think of traditions, especially if you have young kids. These traditions stick with them and become an incredibly important part of their world and how it operates. That is why …

great movies about people who are angry

3 Movies About Unbound Anger

Ok first off yeah I am breaking format a little bit in that these aren’t so many helpful links about this weeks topic. But honestly, I couldn’t really find anything that really fit the topic. So I thought I would have some fun and talk about three movies that about people just being angry. With it being October to boot that just makes it that much more fun cause you can’t be serious all the time.

The Incredible Hulk

%name 3 Movies About Unbound AngerOk First off if you are going to talk about Anger or rage and The Big Green dude doesn’t come to mind then that would explain the confusion. The Incredible Hulk is one of the greatest superheroes with anger management issues. More than likely you already know the story of how Bruce Banner came to be.

Yet this story shows so much of how anger can be good when it is directed in the proper way. There have been several movies that have tried to contain the hulk but only the Avengers have really been able to take the hulk start to show the complexity of this superhero.

Now if you are superhero movie aficionado you are probably saying What the Ed Norton version? Well yeah, I believe this one is better than the Eric Bana show though they do show his abilities to jump a lot better in that movie. but Popcorn eating a good time with the family Ed Norton as Bruce is a fun time.

Friday The 13th

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Now, what happens when you have a camp full of teenagers who are hopped up on hormones? Well, lots of nookie and inattentiveness. Sadly in Friday the 13th a child drowns while spending time at Camp Crystal Lake.

The Camp then reopens and as the new teenage counselors show up they start being knocked off one by one. Why? Well Because of Jason Vorhees of course.

This is a movie that shows that if you don’t let the anger go you may not get all that much rest. Walking around at night. killing teenagers who are just trying to get their rocks off. Talk about holding a grudge.

This is an awesome sleepover camp killer movie that completes just about any Bluray collection.

28 Days Later

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Now, what happens when you take zombies and make them have a very bad day? You get the people who are infected with the Rage Virus from 28 Days Later. When it comes to zombie movies 28 days is one of the best most successful flicks you can come across.

Who knew that zombies could run full out in such a terrifying fashion? Apparently, that doesn’t always just shuffle around like they do in The Walking Dead. So want to see a bunch of ticked of dead people scramble after the last few survivors in England then watch with glee.

Ok, there you go an impromptu list of three movies about someone who is just flat out irritated about something. What movie do you think should be on this list I may expand it if there is enough input.

Need a place to camp but cant travel? Use your backyard.

Camping In the Backyard

There is something about camping out in the backyard that makes you smile. Grown men camping in the back instantly feel like they are 12 years old once more. The reason for sleeping out in the backyard can range from its fun too I was more fresh air. Often it is a time for you to be able to introduce the kids to camping while not having to worry about bringing all your creature comforts with you.

I thought I would share with you a great example of how YouTuber Todd Toven spent used the fun of a backyard camping trip to review one of his camping stoves.  It shows just how easy and fun it can be. Well till the neighbors start up their mower. Todds Channel is full of great reviews by the way.

If you get a chance to go camping do so. If you are stuck at the house and still want to camp then mow the lawn and camp in the backyard.

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