Monday, December 05, 2011
28 Days of Christmas, 28 of the Best Christmas Songs, 8:
Apropos of nothing, did you know that even as we speak scientists are trying to clone a woolly mammoth?
I know, that's kind of old news, given that they started last January, but the news is breaking today that they think it'll be done within 5 years, and I just thought it would be cool to mention it.
Did you know, also, that you can get 8-1 odds on when the mammoth will actually be cloned? And there are 100-1 odds on Ireland being the first country to have a mammoth in their zoo. What's so bad about the Irish? Even Lapland is only 14-1, and they're not even a country, I'm pretty sure.
In case you're a betting man/woman, that is.
Here's today's song: Taste The Coast, by Admiral Fallow:
I'm not sure, having looked at the lyrics, what that song has to do with Christmas, which means between yesterday and today's, we're getting sort of further afield than I'd intended, but that song was included on a compilation of Christmas songs available from a retailer, and so apparently other people think it's a Christmas song, and, let's face it: If "Winter Wonderland" and "Jingle Bells" and "Good King Wenceslas" are Christmas songs, then pretty much anything is a Christmas song.
Also: I was, as expected, totally right about that whole "Lapland is not a country" thing. But it is, apparently, Santa's hometown according to the beginning of this video:
I didn't watch the rest. I'm tired. It's been a long day. Go read about the horrifying story behind Good King Wenceslas and see if that doesn't change your mind about what is, or is not, a Christmas Carol.
7. Dringo Bell, Mediaeval Babes
6. Born Is The King (It's Christmas) by Hillside
5: Tijuana Christmas by The Border Brass
4. Christmas Griping, REM
3. A Christmas Waltz, She & Him
2. Don't Shoot Me, Santa, The Killers
1. Snoopy's Christmas, The Royal Guardsmen.