December 25, 2007
It's not just the commercialism or the competition with other holidays - it's the alleged "war on Christmas", as well as an increasing hype about a holiday where you're supposed to be nice...but screw everyone else the other 364 days in the year.
However, I have come up with a great alternative - today, I am celebrating Humphrey Bogart's birthday.
Unlike the birth of Christ, we have historical records proving that Bogart was born on December 25th. In addition, let's face it - he's just plain cool. (Non-PC cigarette in his mouth notwithstanding).
He's a man whose work is stellar. He has overcome many obstacles, including being named "Humphrey". In addition, he doesn't take any guff from anyone. Maybe - just maybe - he is the man our country needs to unite and live as one. This year, I'm forgoing the usual holiday cheer...and celebrating a man who can serve as a beacon of hope for us all, regardless of religious belief, or of none.
So, everyone, my apologies...but best wishes for a happy Bogie's birthday!
Bogie's Official Web Site
Bogie: A Celebration of the Life and Films of Humphrey Bogart
The. Best. Bogart. Film. Ever.
The. Other. Best. Bogart. Film. Ever.
Watch Bogie's final film, Beat the Devil, online
Download Bogie's final film, Beat the Devil, through a Public Domain Torrent