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Merry Christmas

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 25, 2018

Maybe there’s no presents under our tree because Zaidi celebrates Festivus?

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Oh whatever, he’ll do what needs to be done in the time he takes to do it…

Christmas was always a great day at the Flap to share holiday recipes. Stix and Twin usually led out with those posts……

Here’s a retro post from Christmas past…

https://oneflapdown77.com/2012/12/24/have-a-merry-giants-christmas/

Man, I still feel so shitty about what happened to those kids. It happens all the time now. If you want to track gun violence in our country this is a comprehensive, up to date data base:

https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/query/0484b316-f676-44bc-97ed-ecefeabae077

Say a prayer for the people who don’t get to celebrate Christmas today.

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Anyway, have a good one.

 

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  1. willedav said, on December 25, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Thx Flav those are always good…wisco and ted nice.
    I have same problem you have today re: warriors/lakeshow–I get invited to godson’s family but step dad will have Godfather movies on all day. All good.
    Did you see the first one (by far the best) yet?
    enjoy Holidays, all

  2. willedav said, on December 25, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Being in sales, today represents welcome day off and respite from…Holiday music.
    Fortunately gal I work with has couple Blues compilation CDs with artists like Charles Brown BB and Albert King Lightnin Hopkins J L Hooker and others with cool songs you can’t much tell are Christmas music we can run most of day. Never heard of a guy named Poppa Hopp but he’s fabulous.
    Plus I sneak in Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s We Free Kings.

    • Bozo said, on December 25, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Never heard of Poppa Hopp, but Rhasaan is a God in my book.
      Cheers man.

  3. mrsprtdude said, on December 25, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Merry Christmas Flappers! Craig thanks for re-posting the 2012 post. I was just thinking about Christmas’ past. My kids are grown (in college), and thus still sleeping. My wife and I were just talking about days past where Christmas morning would be long over by 9:15am, and a bit wistful about that. Have a great day everyone:)

  4. djloo27 said, on December 25, 2018 at 10:05 am

    When I opened my eyes this morning, my actual first thought was how the fuck did Maury Wills win the MVP in 1962?

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/awards_1962.shtml#all_NL_MVP_voting

    • willedav said, on December 25, 2018 at 10:39 am

      thx man so much cool stuff there. Tremendous seasons from Mays F Robby and Aaron all 1.000 OPS guys.
      Drysdale went 300 innings.
      NL rookies ill fated Hubbs and Donn Clendenon (cool player)

      Great time to be baseball fan in NL. Every team that came into Stick had superstars and cool players.

      • sandog said, on December 25, 2018 at 10:47 am

        How the hell did Jose Pagan damn near crack the Top 10?

        Merry Christmas Flap Nation!

  5. Macdog said, on December 25, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Merry Christmas, Giants fans! I still got this rockin’ the Christmas tree.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/302946612100

  6. snarkk said, on December 25, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Thanks for that link BF, to a Christmas past.
    I can’t do any better at a Christmas greeting than the one I wrote in that post on Christmas Eve, 6 years ago.
    So, I won’t try.

    My Giants ornament hangs again in its prominent place in this year’s tree.
    As does my mother’s ornaments.
    The glow of that beautiful Giants orb and its reminder of the recent trophies still far outshine the team’s current desultory situation.

    On today’s menu is roast Christmas Duck with wild rice and brandied carrots.
    I brined this cooperative canard overnight in an orange juice and rosemary brine.
    Add a Russian River Pinot Noir chaser, plus a home made Mince Pie thoughtfully baked for me by Mrs. snarkk, and things look promising for a memorable Christmas.

    This Christmas will be the last with the two snarkkettes in the house. They will fly the snarkkcoop by next Fall, for college points as yet unknown.

    Merry Christmas to all Flappers, wherever you are !…

    • djloo27 said, on December 25, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      I’m sure the duck is ecstatic…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 25, 2018 at 6:39 pm

        I don’t think I can post photos here, but my favorite billboard here in Hanoi is for a duck place and it shows a little cartoony kid looking for a duck, saying “Vit oi, em o dau?” which means, “hey duck, where are you?”, and he’s hiding a brick behind his back. That’s how a lot of things are killed here for consumption, a brick to the head. It’s such a great billboard, I smile every time I see it…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 25, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Russian River pinot noir…. nice. I used to go up to a tiny winery called Porter Creek up in the hills above the river, small batch pinot, one of the best I’ve ever had. Kinda miss that.

      • snarkk said, on December 25, 2018 at 8:18 pm

        Paul – google shows Porter Creek Vineyards is still there and making wine.
        I’ll have to check it out on a next visit up to Sonoma. Looks like well-produced Pinot…

  7. zumiee said, on December 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    I was pleased to see the Warriors have so much success in the last several seasons. But something seems kind of off this season.

  8. zumiee said, on December 25, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    At the family gathering I was at today, Fox News was on for a while with some kind of “comedy” Christmas show. Just awful and never funny. Greg Gutfield is one of the worst people on TV. He thinks he’s funny, Fox News thinks he’s funny, and he’s atrocious. What a tone-deaf mess. He could never make it on a real comedy show on a real network. Painful to sit through. But then I managed eventually to get the remote and slyly change it to an NBA game and no one seemed to mind.

    • zumiee said, on December 25, 2018 at 6:51 pm

      LeBron injury takes care of that. Injuries are part of the game, as the saying goes.

      • zumiee said, on December 25, 2018 at 7:12 pm

        Yikes. LA still rolling.

    • gianthead said, on December 25, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      Love Gutfeld…one of our own from the Bay Area…

      • zumiee said, on December 25, 2018 at 7:36 pm

        He has no comedy talent, but he is a loyal Fox News conservative.

      • gianthead said, on December 25, 2018 at 7:49 pm

        And Gutfeld is a Giants fan!!! He is not a comedian but a snarky dark-humored Bay Arean conservative like myself and number of my friends. One of the streaks of Bay Area comics or comedians who spent time in SF is the darker humor like Proops or even Mark Maron…

      • zumiee said, on December 25, 2018 at 7:59 pm

        I think it’s hard, in general, for conservatives to be funny. Their ideology has to come first, and they tend to pick on the less powerful in society, which is not very conducive to comedy. It’s hard to think of an actually funny conservative doing comedy on TV. I can’t think of one.

      • zumiee said, on December 25, 2018 at 8:02 pm

        Actually, Patricia Heaton is a very funny conservative on TV. But her characters on TV have been underdogs dealing with struggles in life. That makes the comedy work. I’m a fan of her shows.

      • zumiee said, on December 25, 2018 at 8:06 pm

        And Kelsey Grammar was very funny as Frazier. His character was often the butt of the joke, though, which made the comedy work.

  9. djloo27 said, on December 25, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    There’s nothing better than spending Christmas with Brooklyn Italians – so few left.
    Trust me on that…

    • zumiee said, on December 25, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      I picture Joey Buttafuoco for some reason.

  10. zumiee said, on December 25, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Speaking of the NBA, on fast breaks now, one of the players fans out to the 3 point line, and fast breaks are often a mess now. A well-executed 3 on 2 fast break for a layup or dunk used to be a common thing of beauty in basketball. Now you rarely see it.

  11. gianthead said, on December 25, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    And the capper to the day is this horse shit performance by the Dubs…once Lebron went out and they got it to 4 they put it in cruise control…

  12. sandog said, on December 25, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Lakers win a game and it makes me happy. I didn’t think that would ever happen.
    Driving up to LA tomorrow with my son for Kings/Clippers.
    Totally agree Gutfeld is horrible.

  13. zumiee said, on December 25, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    The Utah/Portland game lacks compelling interest.

  14. snarkk said, on December 25, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Ok, in memory of Oracle and menus, here’s how the Christmas dinner turned out:

    Appetizer: broiled bacon-wrapped sea scallops

    Dinner:
    Roasted, spatchcocked orange/rosemary duck
    Roasted winter vegetable medley (carrots, potatoes, turnips, onions, rutabagas)
    Buttered green beans with parsley
    German spaetzle finished in a quick fry in browned garden sage butter and duck drippings
    Cranberry-Orange relish

    Wine:
    2016 Trefethen Napa Chardonnary
    2013 Windy Oaks Pinot Noir (Santa Cruz Mountains) [changed from DeLoach RRiver Pinot]

    Dessert:
    Mrs. snarkk’s mother’s recipe home made pumpkin/molasses pie
    Mrs. snarkk’s home made mince pie
    Whipped cream
    Various chocolates

    Accompaniment:
    A “Rat Pack” Christmas CD on the entertainment center

    All good.
    Again, Merry Christmas, Flappers…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on December 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      Sounds delish. My Christmas dinner last night here was Thai curry pork. Washed down with a cheap local red. Yeah, Tom, the last time I was at Porter Creek was maybe 4 years ago. Still my favorite pinots. Worth a drive up that way, there are a bunch of little wineries up in those hills, never crowded, always good finds.

    • Flavor said, on December 26, 2018 at 8:28 am

      wow! I don’t know what some of those words even mean. We had turkey chili with a kale salad and corn bread. Washed it all down with some nice California tap water….

  15. Flavor said, on December 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    you guys gave me shit in the pre season when I said the Lakers would win 50. Now that looks low,


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