After all, he was fond of saying "Courage" at the end of his broadcasts. And regarding the Texas ANG investigation fiasco, he proved to be as stubborn as a hot fiddle string in a sandstorm(1). But that's not important right now.
The really important thing is that we were pleased to entertain a Catholic blogosphere guest for Christmas. A very gracious and generous one who, in addition to entertaining the kids, gave us the princely present of five Detroit Red Wings tickets for the January 18 game against Vancouver. "Thunderstruck" pretty well sums it up at our end.
Despite a shameless effort to steal Heather away, the Nativity was well spent in CM's company. Ditto Boxing Day, which involved innumerable Borat references and the viewing of a few eps of The Man Show. Oh, and of course, a visit to John King Books, a/k/a the Disposable Cash Vortex in the company of the far more mature Matt Siekierski.
A good time was had by all, and we're hoping to make it a tradition in these parts.
(1) Feel free to substitute your own nonsensical cornpone Texas aphorism here. Lord knows Rather was inordinately fond of them at election time.