+ 'its a great day if you like dickens', craig ferguson states, 'on this day in 1843 charles dickens released 'a christmas carol', you know the one with the three ghosts who enter the house, with ebeneezer scrooge, they scare the daylights out of him.  its kind of like the 1800's version of paranormal activity except its not, you know, crap.  a christmas carol is the one, its been shown over and over again, adapted for movies and tv shows, i love the one with michael caine.  dickens called the scrooge character, and i quote, 'a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scrapping, clutching covetous old sinner who has no place in his life for kindness'.  thats why this story is so appealing in hollywood, everyone here can identify with that kind of behavior!  a few years back they even did a disney version of the story and ebeneezer scrooge was played by scrooge mcduck.  i'm like 'oh sure, get the scottish character to play the cranky miser who doesnt wear pants!  this ethnic stereotype is ridiculous   i was going to write a letter to disney to tell them how offended i was, but stamps are 44 cents and i'd have to put my pants on to leave the house!'
+ a sean connery holiday memory
- judd apatow
- joanne froggatt

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