Tuesday, December 25, 2018
My 257th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.
Time is 12.01am.
On Tuesday, Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 38* under sunny skies.
Dinner is Chinese food from a commercial restaurant while I binge on four movies, 3 by David Lean and 1 starring Alistair Sim.
Question of the Day:
Did Mary have a choice?
Answer following the short take on “A Christmas Story.”
Short Takes: What’s the question?
The answer to this short take question for many people is “A Christmas Story.” What’s the question?
A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film directed by Bob Clark and based on Jean Shepherd's semi-fictional anecdotes in his 1966 book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, with some elements from his 1971 book Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories.
It stars Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, and Peter Billingsley.
A seasonal classic in North America, it is shown numerous times on television, usually on the networks owned by the Turner Broadcasting System.
Since 1997, a marathon of the film titled "24 Hours of A Christmas Story" has aired annually on TNT or TBS, comprising twelve consecutive airings of the film on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day each year.
The film was released on November 18, 1983. It earned two Canadian Genie Awards in 1984 and in 2012 was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
For many people, it’s “A Christmas Story.”
The question: What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Answer to Question of the day:
Did Mary have a choice?
This is the story?
An angel appears to a very young teenager, virgin from a small gossipy village and tells her she’d better get married instantly.
She will soon bear a child who is going to be scourged and crucified.
While she watches.
You’re sticking to it?
Not buying it.
Mary with no time to think it over?
Let’s slow down.
I’m to carry the shame of an unmarried pregnant woman?
Give birth in a stable?
|I got that right?
But you’ll send me gold and other riches?
But then I’ll have to run for my life and to save my infant?
Go to live for a few years, where?
Oh sure, they love Jews there.
Good morning on this Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day.
Through Caravaggio’s great work we wished the baby Jesus happy birthday. BTW: Note that Caravaggio shows Mary as tired. That was a no-no then and for many years the places that the painting could be hung were limited.
We clicked off another .02 of 1% of the posting calendar.
We selected a favorite Christmas movie and we asked if and mused on whether Mary had a choice.
Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?
See you soon.