I love Al and Scooter.
So before I talk about my evening, or even my day, allow me a holiday vent.
I hate that song by Band Aid, "Do They Know It's Christmas". Positively loathe it. Hate the synthesizers, hate the whole thing. But what part do I hate most? Well, the Do They Know It's Christmas part, actually. There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time/there won't be gifts or ribbons/ Do they know it's Christmas time at all?
NO. NO THEY DON'T. AND THEY DON'T CARE! AT ALL! BECAUSE CHRISTMAS IS A CHRISTIAN HOLIDAY, BONO! AND THIS IS THE STUPIDEST SONG I'VE EVER HEARD.
Seriously, can't even tell you how mad this song makes me. I know that's a little over the top, but it really irritates me. No, much of Africa and other "underpriveliged" parts of the world do not know it is Christmas, because they do not practice Christianity and thus they do not care and wouldn't practice even if they knew it was Christmas.
PS, Of course there won't be snow in Africa. It's the subsaharan tropics. Get with it.
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