December 22nd, 2004


Your cheer for today

I offer you the terror of small children -- because, as W.C. Fields once told the Saturday Evening Post, " "There is not a man in America who has not had a secret ambition to boot an infant."

Being Jewish, I never sat on Santa's lap. As a small child, I did sit on Spider-Man's, once, when he made an appearance at the local mall. (I remember being surprised that Spidey went off for lunch, and being aghast at my mother's suggestion that he'd actually *take his mask off to eat.*)