Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

This will be a short post today, and contain no significant content. I figure everyone will probably be doing something more important that reading my blog today, Christmas 2015.

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