Thursday, December 24, 2009


AUTHENTIC, adj. Indubitably true- in somebody's opinion.
He ne'er discredited authentic news,
That tended to substantiate his views
And never controverted an assertion
When true, if it was easy of perversion.
So frank was he that where he was unjust
He always would confess it when he must.
"The Lawyer," 1750
2009 Update: Traditional, according to a previous revision. For example, fajitas, White Christmas and Waking Ambrose.

Merry Christmas Eve to you all.


Tom & Icy said...

Ambrose before he went to Mexico.

Jim said...

Merry Christmas, Doug!

Your entry is true about very truthful people. I know.
When I tell something not always pleasant, but true, Mrs. Jim says I don't have to lie about it, I just don't have to say anything about it.

Saying that, I always have professed that telling a lie is not a sin if it is not malicious in nature.

Anonymous said...

AUTHENTIC: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Chicken Pot Pie. Merry Christmas to you and your entire family my friend. :)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Doug!

Karen said...

Have a very authentic Merry Christmas!

pia said...

Waking Ambrose is one of the most authentic blogs in the whole wide world!

Merry Christmas Eve to my favorite early-onset curmudgeon--though Doug almost five years have past since you wrote that. Not so early-onset anymore.

weirsdo said...

And Coke, RBUD, inventor of the authentic Santa.
Merry Christmas!

sauerkraut said...

authentic: my new yorker cartoon tells me Maine is an authentic place to be from; hence, a Mainer.

Amoeba can verify.

javajazz said...

hope you have
a wonderful Christmas,
oh kind hearted one...
xo Canada

Ariel the Thief said...

LOL Tom and Weirsdo!!

Merry Christmas to you and your every two legged and four legged family!

Doug The Una said...

Plenty authentic now, Tom. Almost a stone.

Merry Christmas, Jim, but why should we let a confessed liar tell us about innocence?

And to you, friend Thom.

Merry Christmas, Actonbell.

Merry Chirstmas to you, Jenn. I won't ask if you were naughty this year, which would be an oversight.

You too, Karen, thanks.

Pia, a good warm holiday to you. When I turned 40, Weirsdo made the same point but, in my defense, the key word is onset.

Exactly, Weirsdo. Merry (if secular) Christmas to the Weirsdo family from RBUD.

I'll let you know what he says, Sauerkraut. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

I'll growl you a carol, JJ. Thank you and best wishes during the holidays.

Ariel, Merry Christmas to you and your human and vampire relatives.

Anonymous said...

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