Yeah, yeah, I know, not yet it ain’t. But really, now: breathes there a man with soul so thoroughly enGrinchinated as to be displeased with the seasonal return of CF’s long-time Christmas season mascot, dear old Scrooge Picard, if somewhat prematurely?
Well not me, bub. I don’t care what anybody says. I don’t care how flinty-hearted an old-school Trad-Christmas stick in the mud you might be. I look forward to trotting this entirely original and unique-to-CF makeover each and every year—no lie, I actually get excited like a little kid sneaking into the living room for an early peek at what Santa left under the tree for him well before the crack of Christmas dawn, another Yuletide tradition that I know a little something about myself—and will betcha-by-gosh-by-golly take all of Captain Scrooge I can possibly get.
And I’m in charge here, so there, blast it.
Hey, with all the disaster, trouble, and woe facing us this season and well into the foreseeable future (if any), I’d say we need Scrooge Picard, now more than ever. Enjoy, y’all.
Jeeze. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, Mike! Bah, humbug.
Oh, I know, I know. Truth is, I’ve been fiddling about with this thing for over a week now, which kinda got me aggravated and impatient. There were some problems with the theme, big ones, which had me all flustercated since what they really amounted to was core incompatibility with the most recent, much-changed version of WP. And really, the only sure-fire way to know you got it right is to activate the theme and try it out IRL. There’s a Preview capability, yes, but over the years I’ve found it to be…inadequate, let’s say. This way, I can tinker and experiment gradually, a small bite at a time, without screwing the whole dang site up. I’ve been scrupulously documenting all my fancy Theme-fu code in a plain-text file so’s it can be easily looked up and implemented next go-round with neither fuss nor muss.
Who knows, I might get all the bugs worked out by New Years Eve, and wouldn’t THAT be something. Hey, don’t laugh, it could happen.
Somehow Scrooge making an early appearance is quite apropos this year.
You could have put him up last January.