Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Boxing Day

Well, welcome back. The watch returns with two silent penultimate panels:

Adam@Home by Brian Basset
Luann by Greg Evans

For the home statisticians, we will not retroactively count SPPs from the previous three days. As far as our official records are concerned, the twenty-third through twenty-fifth of December didn't exist.

Hi & Lois and Sally Forth:

For unknown reasons, Boxing Day jokes don't work. It certainly seems like it should--it's peculiar, it's British, it has a funny name. But it's a barren field where no jokes will grow. A joke about Boxing Day is about as funny as a joke about Columbus Day.


Blogger narthan said...

Boxing day is when you take your unwanted gifts, put them back in their boxes and exchange them for things that you dislike slightly less (usually at stores where you never shop). I think it was more popular when people actually beleived in post-christmas discounts.

6:30 AM  
Blogger R said...

Why are they dressed in Kung-Fu outfits round the breakfast table? Another oddball tradition?

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note to narthan: Like the origin of the f-word, there are several false etymologies regarding Boxing day, and that is one of them. If you'd like to read a more factual and researched account on the subject, please consult the URL below. Unfortunately, it would involve reading that would take more than 30 seconds, which seems to be too much for the average internet user, so feel free to reamin in ignorance if you wish.


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Blogger Jim said...


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