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Twas the Night Before Christmas - CB Edition

Discussion in 'News' started by dvsDave, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. dvsDave

    dvsDave Benevolent Dictator Administrator Senior Team CB Mods Fight Leukemia

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    With Sincerest Apologies to Clement C. Moore

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all throughout the theatre
    Not a scroller was moving, not even a forerunner
    The battens were hung from the ceiling with care,
    In hopes that St. Devious soon would be there.

    The amps were nestled all snug in their racks,
    With visions of cables hung neatly in back.
    And as I sat semiconscious, half-awake, half-asleep,
    Before my eyes a vision most crazy started to creep.

    When out from stage left there arose such a clatter,
    I sprang from the console to see what was the matter.
    Away from the faders, I flew like a flash
    Tore open the windows, and looked towards the crash.

    The light from the source of the BTS ghostlight,
    Gave the illusion of moonrays, such was the sight
    When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
    But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

    With a little old driver, so lively and brave,
    I knew in a moment, it must be St. Dave
    More rapid than rotators, his coursers they came,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

    "Now Footer! now, Gafftaper, now, Derek, and Len!
    On, Kelite, on Greenia! On VeeDub and Van.
    To the top of the grid! to the top of wall!
    Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

    As ship on a subject, his wordcount dost fly,
    When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
    So up the cat-walk the coursers they flew,
    With a sleigh full of Gear, and St. Devious too.

    And then, in a twinkling, I heard near the roof
    The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
    As I drew in my head, and was turning around
    Down the ladder St. Devious came with a bound.

    He was dressed all in black, from his head to his foot,
    His clothes were all marked with sawdust and soot.
    A bundle of gear he had flung on his back,
    And he looked like a roadie, just opening his pack.

    His lights- how they shone! his gobos so many!
    His dichroics like roses, some as red as a cherry!
    His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
    And the beard of his chin was as white as fake snow.

    The vague shape of a c-wrench was tight in his palm,
    And he moved through the shadows, with purpose and calm.
    To each batten he visited, and installed a Sensor Rack,
    Each cable upgraded, replacing all from his sack!

    To the soundboard he moved, and cleaned up with care,
    Adding compressors to lines mic'ing a snare.
    Each wireless rig he quietly upgraded
    For the new frequencies the FCC had dictated.

    Each stagehands stockings' he silently sized,
    Adding LED Torches, soft red for their eyes.
    Setwear Gloves for the nice, Lifting Belts for the naughty,
    and some coal for the SM, so he wouldn't be haughty.

    He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave the GO cue,
    And away they all flew like stagehands after Mt. Dew.
    But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
    "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

    -Rewritten by dvsDave & MistressRach
     
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  2. genericcomment

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    I freaking love it.
     
  3. What Rigger?

    What Rigger? I'm so fly....I Neverland.

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    Now THAT is the shizznit! Straight up!
     
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    That is like amazingness!!!!! :grin:
     
  5. Sayen

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    Just awesome!
     
  6. Footer

    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    Well done dave.... please tell me you did not read your kids that version last night.
     
  7. Hughesie

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    :twisted:
     
  8. Van

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    That's WOnderful ! !!
    I think I'm going to read that to the family every year on Christmas Eve now.

    Thank You Dave & Rach!
     
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    Hats off to You, Excellent.
     
  10. dvsDave

    dvsDave Benevolent Dictator Administrator Senior Team CB Mods Fight Leukemia

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    A very Merry Christmas to all in 2011!

    I had hoped to update or write a new poem this year, but my present came early! So enjoy and have a great Holiday Season.
     
  11. Footer

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    Thanks Dave, though you got the present that keeps on giving..... Until your bank account runs dry.

    Happy holidays to all in CB land!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
     
  12. dvsDave

    dvsDave Benevolent Dictator Administrator Senior Team CB Mods Fight Leukemia

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    Well, he came in before the new year, so his present to me comes in April via Uncle Sam.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
     
  13. Chris15

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    Merry Christmas to all

    From part of the world where it IS Christmas...
     
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    ~Dave
     
  15. gafftaper

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    We are having an awesome Christmas Eve here at Gaff's house. I picked up an "Atari Flashback" for $25 on Black Friday. 60 original Atari games in one machine. I've spent the day battling my wife and kids at Combat, Asteroids, Missile Command, Bowling, Air Sea Battle... It was 8 bit heaven!

    Merry Christmas Everyone!
     
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  16. dvsDave

    dvsDave Benevolent Dictator Administrator Senior Team CB Mods Fight Leukemia

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    Merry Christmas Everyone! It was a great year, and next year looks even brighter!
     
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    My Christmas Eve present this year came courtesy Montana State University, admitted with a ~$40,000 scholarship. Accepted to one, four more to wait for.
     
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    Congratulations on the scholarship.
     
  19. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Merry Christmas to all!

    and congratulations to ZMB! A $40k scholarship in these difficult financial times is amazing!

    Let the day of "Bleep" "Blip", "Dad we need more Batteries", and thankfully peaceful Lego construction begin!
     
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  20. dvsDave

    dvsDave Benevolent Dictator Administrator Senior Team CB Mods Fight Leukemia

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    Merry Christmas all of you and your kin!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
     

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