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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
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  1. Like i said in another post yesterday i use a old dj ropelight chaser that has 4 outlets and intensity settings Works great Just dunno where to get them anymore this one from the 1980's Still works so hey why not Dunno if you can do a steady dim I use mine at hween for par cans and it fades in and out which is the effect im going for but Im sure you can have it steady just never thought about it

  2. I have a dj rope light controller from the 1980s That fades and can change intensity Its has only 4 outlets and is a great for fading spots thats what i use it for I have seen a few around that are similar but they were lil pricey. Check ebay and then use a timmer for it and see how that works for ya. Its nothing fancy but it does the job I try and find a link to one and see if thats what ya looking for

  3. AHHH MAN!!!!! yall had steak this week and didnt call me???? I tell ya steak is always ALWAYS a trusted meal dont care what mood ya in :) I had steak yesterday mashed potatos gravy green beans He going to eat yall out of house and home lol I can hear it now 6 years old says in a BOOMING VOICE "HEY OLD MAN WHATS FOR DINNER!" What ever ya want He gonna be BIG! Im not pro sports or anything but might be able to get into good school with size with sports but education first you know that Body doesnt hold out forever When hes BIGTIME! Tell him to not forgot about us little people. 50 yard line tickets to superbowl ya know nothing crazy :)

    EDIT dont let him turn into me i drink whole bottle of A-1 sauce if i could id wear it if possible I LOVE THAT STUFF! After i eat a steak i think im am wearing it all over face people look at me like im a weirdo or something I go "what?" Then they laugh oh well Its a1 sauce what do they expect?

  4. Why not? The fees were refunded to you from PayPal? Having said that, I would have provided a 100% refund, but ONLY when the item was shipped back. I once had an item the buyer "said" arrived broken - it was in so much bubble wrap, you could have safely dropped it from an airplane. The buyer would not ship it back or provide pictures. After making my case with PayPal we were both reimbursed.

    They were not refunded to me Theres fees for paypal transactions are not free I dunno if you notice but everytime you do a transaction they charge you

    I didnt get a refund i was selling If im misunderstanding you im sorry But Its only 13 bucks no lose really

  5. PVC frames and zip ties tie straps what ever ya wanna call em :) the lights to the frames. The way our windows are they are recessed so the frames pop right in and then just take some gorilla tape wrap around pvc then into window and close window on tape and it will hold

  6. Whats hes on steroids! ???? I see steak and potatos in his future :) I will be watching strongman comps on tv thinking HEY I KNOW THAT GUY! lol Yeah when you said 17 months i was like dude yeah right! lol

  7. i agree refund money. I sold a laserdisc one time and dude said the audio was bad and he wasnt happy so i refunded his money when he mentioned it NOW maybe the audio was good maybe it was bad but its wise thing to do is believe in most people. He didnt send disc back but whatever im out of 13 bucks. I have had all great transactions except for that one and i didnt refund paypal fees just shipping and product price. I hear ya on ups usps fedex etc we have same problems. Just easier to refund and let it go. if he got it and doesnt pay hes a theif if he does says im sorry i hot headed and pays and understands about the shipping problems all is well. One time i went to fix this guys AC well that house was HOT!!!!!!!!!!! and that guy was mad i thought a few times he could have killed me with his evil looks BUT when the air started flowing he couldnt have been nicer. My point is if you were in same situation you be kinda hot too not knowing whats going on Dont take offense to anything people say just smile and fix the problem one way or another :) AND people love updates ALWAYS REMEBER THAT! Even if its a phonecall to shipping company and relay whats going on. Being left in the dark sucks!

  8. Putting new lights on reindeer frames and one string was enough for two frames but the the space between them is just not enough Can i splice some wire between the lights to get some more between them? I was thinking butt connectors and heatshrink Any reason i shouldnt do this? I just dont want to restring the frames. I KNOW i should have thought abouyt this before but i didnt



  9. I had no idea where to put this so i try here. The merry christmas sign im considering but does anybody have a picture of it with lights at night? Coro is new to me any tips like how to secure etc? Like to see it with lights before i buy. Im not trying to be picky or anything coro just new to me is all.



  10. What ever happened to this ::::grabs double barrel coach rossi::: saying "HEY BUD HOLD MY BEER" and walking outside with rock salt shells? IM JOKING!!! But seriously its your property and its your job to defend it. That gun is awesome! I might actually play with a similar setup this winter for giggles Hey after the holidays theres not much to do! I need a hobby and YES i will use paintball gun im not CrAzY! Doesnt seem too expensive considering what it does Just be my luck i wind up under attack by my own setup and cant get get back in my house lol

  11. If ya ask me I wouldnt use anything under 16 gauge extension cord. i wont even touch spt cord but thats just me dont panic but speaker cable are you joking? Theres no way i would even consider using speaker cable for anything other than speakers. u use lamp cord for lamps you use speaker cable for speakers and you use 16-14-12 guage extension cords for what ever. To me its like making apple pies out of oranges The UV rating doesnt worry me as much as the strand count jacket etc Just my two cents

  12. I say amazon too you just cant beat 99 cents. I tell ya some stuff is rare! I have a bud that wanted a theme from a realy old horror themed show and i couldnt find it anywhere. Super old black and white stuff...I bet theres not even a reel left of it anymore. That one had me pulling me hair out. Why i mention that is that other thread concerning license can you rip audio off a master vhs that you own and be legal? I mean ya bought it but...Ya know. Seems funky to me you buy movie not the songs so wheres the line drawn on that on? I know they have to pay mega bucks to use certain songs in movies is why i ask and somethings are just to rare to find. So what do ya do? Just like ernest p whorl film festival i think its called that all commercials he did and goofs and i tell ya i found that one in a hole in the wall in middle of nowhere. I know ya cant get on dvd. And i will bet it never will be on dvd so what do ya do for that kind of stuff? Can ya legally record it when it comes on tv at 3am for what reason i dunno? Or do you just have to wait until someone figures its good idea to put on cd or dvd or whatever is next....

  13. Ryan i could not agree more we been in bad times in the past as all of us have for me its not about the money but just the effort. 1string or 50 million as long as your having a great time thats what is all about. Its kinda like a speaker to one the speaker might sound like crap to the next one it might sound great...It aint about the brand or the pricetag its all about the install :) Blood sweat and tears :)

  14. Oh where oh where is Chuck when he is needed, please let this end, enough is enough.

    Dont blaim chuck if there is anbody to blaim its me i fuled the fire on this one. Sorry everybody. Lets let bygones be bygones and nail the upcomming holiday season like a cold beer when its 120 in the shade.

  15. Why did my post get deleted? Is someone afraid of truth I just called it like everybody said it.....Just asking just like to know.

    And i do not like talking in private if its public convo then here is where its going to happen. Let everybody see. Im not trying to hide anything. If i say it its open for all to veiw.


  16. Im in way off topic here. If im going to get yelled at again and have this thread shutdown also. I will call every single thread out that isnt christmas centric if thats what you are getting at. Like the last person that tried to make me look like a fool their previous post was about getting charity for their kid to goto school i wonder how that is christmas centric? Yeah it leaves bad taste in my mouth everybody else can post what ever they want i post something and they get bent out of shape. You know what i will do you all a favor and leave this forum....

  17. what is a mame?

    Homemade arcade game. WIth roms or game systems. I like the old games like Donkey kong,super mario or just about any other game really....Can download those games to wii or what not and its good entertainment. I know you can play with game systems and all but theres nothing like slamming a joystick and hammering on buttons :) Kinda like pinball play on computer it kinda sucks but pull back that rod and smash the living crap! out of them flippers...theres nothing like it :) Plus its great! for a game room and not too expensive considering how many games you can get and play its endless realy.

  18. Anybody have any plans for a mame? I just about have all the parts i just need plans for the cabinet. I know theres others out there dont be shy! LOL Its just complicated for me when it comes to the cabinet i can guess but i would screw up size wise. I want to build a wide one for elbow room when your playing two players. Any advice before would be great. Its just gonna be a flat screen,wii,and x-arcade parts. Ya know im ready to build and "decor" But im kinda stuck until i get plans for cabinet. Thanks in advance and any advice would be great.


  19. I have 6 GFCI plugs in the garage. I want to extend them and place them in the front. I know that I can come out of the GFCI and place a regular plug in the yard in a weatherproof box. I'm going to use 14ga wire to feed the outlets. I know that each of the outlets need an individual hot and neutral. Can the 4 outlets that I'm placing in the front yard share the same ground cable?

    Well i say yes but i might be wrong but when im daisy chaining i do. I go no more then 10 outlets per circuit though. Theres electricians here that can explain a WHOLE lot more then me but....I do it that way so....Or am i confused of what your saying?

  20. I might have come off a little strong but HOAs make me so angry! Hey i am a pyro and i get to deal with people all the time and it can be so fun and then theres times that can be such a NIGHTMARE! fire marshalls when it comes to commercial to what ever enforcement and People calling police to swearing im discharginging firearms for self entertainment when it comes to backyard shows with 1.4g. One time a neighbor starting raising every living something and i called his bluff and when i got to fence yelling back he was running in the house hiding. I guess my point is dont back down just b/c somebody doesnt like something. Few nights out of the year isnt that bad! I wish people would just deal with it instead of making a scene. Where i live theres a street right over and they party HARD! on the weekends i dont say anything i hear it all night long b/c its only one day woooopie doooo! People have hobbies and they like to unwind. I say let em! That was my point not go out there guns a blazing! Theres times when ya have to lay the law down but ya know......

  21. Dont feel bad. I was going to say something but i had a feeling something was going on. I can start typing and hear whats on tv and start typing what im hearing then when i read it im like WHY! am i typing the news! ??? LOL :) Hey Brain farts everybody has em lol Hey that make a great t-shirt. "Brain farts happen to the best of us!"

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