Anyway, I hope you read and enjoyed my Amphibian.com version of A Christmas Carol. In the end, today's comic, the CEO frog decides to never give thoughtless gifts again. I feel like it's an important lesson for all of us today. But I was surprised to learn that it was an important lesson for us 100 years ago - a lesson that NO ONE LEARNED!
That's right, over a hundred years ago Eleanor Robson Belmont started the organization known as SPUG - the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving. It was a response to what was seen as wasteful spending on gifts for the sake of gifts at Christmastime. Sound familiar? I guess some things never change. SPUG got a lot of attention back in the second decade of the twentieth century, but the outbreak of World War I took the focus off of revolutionizing the way Christmas was celebrated. The Society doesn't officially exist anymore.
Maybe it's time for a comeback?
In any event, have yourself a Merry Christmas. I'll post again on Monday with some more progress on my platformer and we'll all play it and be joyous as we await the start of 2016.
|Amphibian.com comic for 25 December 2015|