Where in the heck is Marilyn Monroe? It couldn’t be a proper Christmas without her!

‘Tis the season!
And: The Permanent Family Record

The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “One of my favorite Christmas memories is the year when one of my dad’s gags backfired.

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Could a 3-inch version of Brett Favre be the remedy for distracted driving?

Today’s helpful (?) hint

It comes from Nellie: “I have Velcro’d my old Brett Favre, 3-inch-high bobblehead (in yellow-and-green No. 4 uniform [Bulletin Board says: It won’t kill you if you say “Packers”!) to my dashboard, in line with the top of my steering wheel.

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What television has been needing: “The Maze-ing Race,” through the aisles at Walmart!

Everyone’s an executive producer!
Or: Muse, amuse

The Doryman of Prescott, Wisconsin: “Subject: ‘The Maze-ing Race.’

“My latest reality-show proposal: Five contestant couples convene at a Walmart store. The five wives enter the store to shop. Three minutes later, the husbands are released to find their spouses.

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When the married lady went to the “speed-dating” workshop, she heard those (wedding?) bells ring!

Great comebacks
Unappreciated Division (responsorial)

The December 14 Bulletin Board included a note from Poet X of PDX: “A caller a short while ago was giving me the Russian patient’s name and spelled it to me: ‘P-A-V-L-O-V.’

“I said to her — gently, of course: ‘Yes, I know how to spell Pavlov, only it makes me salivate a bit.’

“Silence. Went over her head about as far as a Learjet. Oh, well, I thought it was HILARIOUS!”

We presently heard from Grandma J. of Grant: “The mention of Pavlov brought back a memory I had completely forgotten.

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How do Danes get through the long, dark winter? Endless loop of “A Prairie Home Companion”? No. Hygge!

The highfalutin & simple pleasures
There & Here Division (or: Gaining everything in translation)

Cee Cee of Mahtomedi reports: “My daughter posted a picture on Instagram of the candles she lit in the snow on her deck. She ended the post with the hashtag ‘#hygge.’

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