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Okay, I like Christmas carols, I really do. I even like a fair amount of modern-ish songs (more like 50s/60s Christmas standards). But I've discovered that along with Santa Baby, I really just do no like the marshmallow song. In fact, I'm beginning to detest it.

 

And the other day they played twice in a row :wacko:

You know, I'm not sure I'm familiar with that one. I guess I'll consider myself lucky.
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Okay, I like Christmas carols, I really do. I even like a fair amount of modern-ish songs (more like 50s/60s Christmas standards). But I've discovered that along with Santa Baby, I really just do no like the marshmallow song. In fact, I'm beginning to detest it.

 

And the other day they played twice in a row :wacko:

You know, I'm not sure I'm familiar with that one. I guess I'll consider myself lucky.
You are indeed lucky
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Hogfather? I feel like I'm missing out on something epic.

Are you familiar with Sir Terry Pratchet and his Discworld series?

 

 

 

Book Description
Publication Date: January 19, 2010

Susan had never hung up a stocking . She'd never put a tooth under her pillow in the serious expectation that a dentally inclined fairy would turn up. It wasn't that her parents didn't believe in such things. They didn't need to believe in them. They know they existed. They just wished they didn't.

 

It’s the night before Hogswatch. And it’s too quiet.

 

Where is the big jolly fat man? There are those who believe and those who don't, but either way it’s not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho. Superstition makes things work in Discworld, and undermining it can have Consequences, particularly on the last night of the year when the time is turning. Susan the gothic governess has got to sort everything out by morning, otherwise there won't be a morning. Ever again...

 

The 20th Discworld novel is a festive feast of darkness and Death (but with jolly robins and tinsel too). As they say: 'You'd better watch out...'

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogfather

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Or you could just watch the movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765458/   Although the book was better.

When I read aloud from "Hogfather," I just dropped my voice half an octave and waved my hand in front of my face to add a tremulo effect. In the Animated movies, Christopher Lee does the voice.

Of course. Who else?

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I don't have the luxury of dropping my voice half an octave.

 

But I can fake it pretty well with harmonics, and I speak into a large yogurt tub for Death's reverb.

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I don't have the luxury of dropping my voice half an octave.

 

But I can fake it pretty well with harmonics, and I speak into a large yogurt tub for Death's reverb.

 

...now why didn't I think of that?

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I don't have the luxury of dropping my voice half an octave.

But I can fake it pretty well with harmonics, and I speak into a large yogurt tub for Death's reverb.

 

 

...now why didn't I think of that?

'Cause you didn't have the ambition to be a radio sound-effects artist when you were a kid?

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Hogfather? I feel like I'm missing out on something epic.

Are you familiar with Sir Terry Pratchet and his Discworld series?

In an oblique way. I know of him, and them. It's one of those things I somehow missed experiencing all these years...

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Hogfather can be read without reading any of the others first.

 

You may miss a few subtleties of background, but things are well explained.

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