December 26, 2011

"Now that my war on Christmas is over, I can begin my war on New Years."

Steve Martin tweets.

42 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Athiests Aux Armes!

It's those damn Religious Bowl Games complete with Greek Chorus, Vestal Virgins, musical Bands and scepter wielding Drum Majors playing triumphantly for armored boys running around a cow pasture.

Pete said...

So it's come to this? You're blogging tweets?

rcocean said...

Steve of course means "the Holiday2"

Funny sign at my library:

"Hanukkah and Holiday Songs"

Tom Spaulding said...

No need, Steve...Rotten Tomatoes has already opened that front: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/new_years_eve_2011/

Ann Althouse said...

"So it's come to this? You're blogging tweets?"

So it's come to this? You're commenting on a blog about the source material of the blog being a tweet?

William said...

Do you think it possible that someone like Steve Martin would ever say something funny about the wretched excesses of militant atheists? The dogs that don't bark and the jokes that aren't made.

Ron said...

"So it's come to this? You're commenting on a blog about the source material of the blog being a tweet?"

And you're commenting on a comment about blogging on tweets?

Oh, regression thou art infinite....



wv:Nukier (for when a couple o' nukes are not enough!)

Marilee said...

Oh yeah, that Steve is a wild and crazy guy.

MadisonMan said...

And you're commenting on a comment about blogging on tweets?

If only I had a twitter account to tweet about this.

Blue@9 said...

Don't sweat it. Pretty soon crack will be in here shilling for his blog, and then we'll have a blog entry linked in a comment to a blog entry discussing a tweet. Tweet that and I'm sure we'll break a part of the internet.

Ron said...

If only I had a twitter account to tweet about this.

Hey, I do! So I will...

Tom Spaulding said...

"So it's come to this? You're blogging tweets?"


Anthony Weiner, is that you?

ricpic said...

Oh yeah, that Steve is a wild and crazy guy.

Hasn't been for 40 years...or funny.

Pete said...

I've already tweeted about it. Now to retweet Ron's tweet about his comment on Althouse's comment about my comment on the source of her blogpost.

YoungHegelian said...

You ever notice that the atheists never declare war on SAINT Valentine's Day? Ya notice, huh!!

That's because if they did, they'd be getting even less pussy than they are now.

Browndog said...

"Happy Holiday's!"

..."yea, but it's Christmas. Why don't you just say 'Merry Christmas'?"

"Well, because there are two holidays...Christmas and New Years...'tis the season"

One week later....

"Happy New Year!"

"er...you mean 'Happy holiday's', right?"

"No, that was last week--this is New Years!!"

Phil 3:14 said...

I've already tweeted about it. Now to retweet Ron's tweet about his comment on Althouse's comment about my comment on the source of her blogpost.

Is there something beyond Meta?

LarsPorsena said...

It's a just war. After all, it is not a Jewish new year, a Muslim new year, a Hindu new year, it's a Christian new year based on a calendar commissioned by a pope.

Ron said...

Is there something beyond Meta?

Yes, Homina, Homina, Homina.

David said...

His tweet is funny. At least I found it so.

TWM said...

What's with the career death wish of all these Hollywood stars always dissing half there audience? More than half really. The movie industry is dying in no small part to the fact that all these so-called stars are pissing off the people who pay to see them.

DADvocate said...

But, will he join the war on Valentine's Day? That takes real courage.

Bob_R said...

Somehow the image of Steve Martin as a claymation villain in a Rankin/Bass TV special battling the holidays one at a time just popped into my head. I'd bet a shiny new quarter that he's already pitched it. (If I was Mitt, I'd bet $10,000.)

EMD said...

Martin was great in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, which I watched a couple nights ago.

Damn, that movie is funny.

Carnifex said...

Ann Althouse said,

"So it's come to this? You're commenting on a blog about the source material of the blog being a tweet?"

Professor Althouse practicing sarcasm. Being a lady, she is out of practice. Being a lawyer, she is too practiced.

Carnifex said...

@ Ron

Besides you and me, does anyone else recognize Ralph Cramdens catch phrase?

Bang, zoom, to the moon!

mishu said...

It must take balls to take a stand against something you don't believe in.

BT said...

"It must take balls to take a stand against something you don't believe in."

It certainly shows tolerance.

Gene said...

rcocean: Funny sign at the library: "Hanukkah and Holiday Songs"

That's a good catch. Increasingly, I've noticed, a lot of people these days feel nervous about saying "Christmas" in public. They feel it's like referring to blacks as "colored," something no right-thinking person would do.

Chip S. said...

The War on Christmas is a lot like the War on Poverty.

The objective isn't to win it, but to wage it.

victoria said...

It's a joke, you doofs.

Vicki from Pasadena

Alan said...

The Mayan End Times Prophecy is gonna get ya, Steve.

rcocean said...

"It's a joke, you doofs.'

Yep, just a harmless joke folks. Just a funny Jack Benny kinda joke. A Steve martin arrow-though-his-head kinda joke. Haha says Aunt Mabel.

But not like a cultural/political joke like the kind Colbert, Stewart or Bill Maher make though.

Yeah, right.

rcocean said...

Funny how Steve never tweets jokes about the absurd use of the word "Holiday" for Christmas. Or how funny left-wing political correctness is.

Reminds me of when Stewart - mister lets puncture pomposity and hypocrisy - refused to satirize Dan Rather during "Fontgate". 'Cause there was nothing funny about Mr Dan the Reporter Man, Lucy Ramirez and documents that couldn't exist.

Tank said...

Hey, all those Christians being killed and churches destroyed in the Middle East and Northern Africa ... wild and crazy ... haha.

It's the best part of the Arab Spring.

Kill the Christians.

LOL.

Who they gonna kill on New Years Day? Christians, of course. More funny haha.

prairie wind said...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles was a great movie because of John Candy. Watch it again and try to imagine anyone other than John Candy, and you'll see that Martin's performance is only good. Candy, though, is the heart of the movie.

Martin's performance in Parenthood is much the same. He makes faces and that is to pass for funny.

Unknown said...

a lot of people these days feel nervous about saying "Christmas" in public. They feel it's like referring to blacks as "colored," something no right-thinking person would do.

Actually, given the origins and orientation of political correctness, I think you meant 'something no LEFT-thinking person would do...'

Just sayin'

sonicfrog said...

William wrote:

Do you think it possible that someone like Steve Martin would ever say something funny about the wretched excesses of militant atheists?

And what would that funny joke be?

Rcocean wrote:

Funny how Steve never tweets jokes about the absurd use of the word "Holiday" for Christmas. Or how funny left-wing political correctness is.

Do yo follow his twitter account 24/7? Do you know he hasn't? I do recall he has had a few riffs on political correctness over the years, including a bit in the Steve Martin penned movie "Bowfinger" w/ Eddie Murphy.

Amartel said...

What goes around . . . .
Early Steve was funny, hilarious at times, making fun of the status quo; all those total rectangles who just didn't get it. Then he, and a great many of his colleagues, became status quo. Unlike their old-school targets they are tragically oblivious to how unhip, uncool, and unfunny they are. At least my old man knew when he was being mocked, and was capable of a vicious, blistering comeback (when he could be bothered). This sad tweet is just an echo of the marching orders from the status quo.

Trashhauler said...

I'm curious - why would anyone have or follow a Twitter account? Unless, maybe, you are married to the person with the account?

Renee said...

On my third day of Christmas today... still visiting relatives and enjoying the splurge of leftovers.

EMD said...

I'm curious - why would anyone have or follow a Twitter account? Unless, maybe, you are married to the person with the account?


I primarily work in advertising. I use Twitter as a news feed for things related to my work. It's not the pithy one-liners that are valuable to me, but the links to work-related items that I get exposed to.

It's more useful than Facebook.