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Ebenezer Scrooge

Ebenezer Scrooge is the principal character in Charles Dickens's 1843 novel, A Christmas Carol. At the beginning of the novel, Scrooge is a cold-hearted, tight-fisted and greedy man, who despises Christmas and all things which give people happiness.

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Here's the hat I sleep in. Just like Ebenezer Scrooge.
years ago and I haven't seemed to get it back yet. I can't pin point when the Ebenezer Scrooge Syndrome started. What provoked it.
Be damned if that dog wasn't named after Ebenezer Scrooge's dead partner.
Jesus H Christ, UK, you're ACTUALLY being governed by Ebenezer Scrooge, pre-ghosting.
"Hey Safa do you know who Ebenezer Scrooge is?". "He's from the Three Scrooges no?". ".its Three Stooges" . I'm a fob after all.
Saw made his pick for Shy Tuttle to the VOLS last night, it's an Ebenezer Scrooge miracle
Ebenezer Scrooge or his order," and so forth, would have become a mere United States' security if there were no days to count 311/1278
Been looking like Ebenezer scrooge lately.
Currently zelda is laughing her *** off over the phone at me bc Ebenezer Scrooge is an INTJ. She always made fun of my money lust.
Is there a Bengali Ebenezer Scrooge character who is all miserable during Durga Puja? I could be that guy.
QUIZ: What do Justice Ginsburg, Margaret Sanger and Ebenezer Scrooge have in common?
is just being an Ebenezer Scrooge with them "hits blunt" memes...bruh
Our economics teacher is basically a combination of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Cat in the Hat. You never know what's going to happen.
On a scale from Ebenezer Scrooge pre enlightenment to Oprah's favorite things I'm like a solid summer of 2013 Amanda Bynes.
Cassius in his first performance role: Ebenezer Scrooge
Pajama Day for spirit week. I dressed like Ebenezer Scrooge.
You can call me Ebenezer Scrooge or The Grinch! 💁
Trying to fight my inner Ebenezer Scrooge. This "one in, one out" rule of mine is difficult coz I actually like all my clothes.
How did Ebenezer Scrooge win the football game? The ghost of christmas passed
Mom: "It's like nails on a chalkboard". me: "What is?". Mom: "The sound of Christmas music". wasn't aware I was living Ebenezer Scrooge...
My entrepreneurial past appeared on New Years Eve like a ghost visiting Ebenezer Scrooge
Expecting the coalition to deliver on a promise is like expecting a Christmas present from Ebenezer Scrooge
SI on Sam Snead after 1969 Ryder Cup tie: 'a crude, sullen, cantankerous old buzzard ... as capable of leadership as Ebenezer Scrooge'
Ebenezer." "You were always a good friend to me," said Scrooge. "Thank'ee!" "You will be haunted," resumed the Ghost, "by 272/1278
Ebenezer SCROOGE, character in the story A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens
I think the folks at Heritage would laugh at the plight of Tiny Tim & back Ebenezer Scrooge for president
The tale begins on Christmas Eve seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner Jacob Marley. Scrooge is established within the first stave (chapter) as a greedy and stingy businessman who has no place in his life for kindness, compassion, charity, or benevolence. After being ...
fact: your the Ebenezer scrooge of fun
LinkedIn's People You May Know makes me feel like Ebenezer Scrooge, haunted by the ghosts of OkCupid dates past.
has tall stacks of coins on his desk. It kind of reminds me of Ebenezer Scrooge. & I'm also thinking "coffe…
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Think it's got to be Ebenezer Scrooge the only one who fits the backward looking majority of owners.!
Imagine a baby that would result fr a night of passion between Ebenezer Scrooge(before the spirits changed his ways)&Mr.Krabs from Spongebob
Staying up until 4am is for people with days off and *** like me. I'm at the Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas morning phase of tired.
reminds me of ebenezer scrooge lol no offense tho Harry ily
Y'all really think being alone for the rest of your life in enjoyable? Ebenezer Scrooge *** ***
New post: "jokes " Why did Ebenezer Scrooge go to New York City? To see the Grumpire State Building.
Don't think even Ebenezer Scrooge would use this old rusty chain. It's been around for quite some time.
The GOP was inspired by Ebenezer Scrooge. | is G-D & Dems R SantaClaus
Johnny put a ladle on his head and said "look I'm Ebenezer Scrooge" 😂
Back in the hospital today because of LMCO, 1 of the worst violators. Sharing my info may help others. I want 2 help.
i thought of Ebenezer scrooge for a second 😝
Like Ebenezer Scrooge walking through a world fully populated but cannot see him, hear him, I wonder if soon I'll wake up Christmas morning.
I like to think of myself as a female ebenezer scrooge
Wow, this guy was Ebenezer Scrooge personified!
“Come Thou Fount" ..As a kid I thought "raise my Ebenezer" was a reference somehow to Scrooge! Actually means Rock of Hope! ;)
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Wow. I'd forgotten how amazing was as Ebenezer Scrooge as performed by Lt. Data.
I have that weird feeling where I think I ll end up becoming Ebenezer Scrooge.
Ebenezer Scrooge, known Christmas hater, is a weird role model for many who are often associated with the War On Christmas.
He's delusional if he think he can run successfully for Mayor. Denzil's as likable as Ebenezer Scrooge.
I should be hyped cause my life is so rock n roll but I feel like the Grinch mixed with Ebenezer Scrooge.
I now have visions of a wizened old man hunched over a desk like Ebenezer Scrooge.
Mad because his new name is Ebenezer because he's a Scrooge. 😂
My brother and I really enjoyed the show! We've been watching "A Christmas Carol" by Mr. Little since we were little. We do the quotes every Christmas season and more. " Aspirin, Bufferin... Ebenezer Scrooge... Name two headache remedies and one big pain!" Classic, thanks for the memories Rich. "And don't forget, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him shrink!' ;)
Interesting 15 perfect examples of “Liberal Privilege” Posted by: Joshua Riddle April 15, 2014 4 Comments To take this sort of hyper-sensitivity that liberals talk about seriously requires a mind-boggling lack of self-awareness because EVERYBODY has some kind of “privilege” that could benefit them in some way that other people don’t have. This is a great list from Towhnhall: I’ve worked at jobs where the managers have said they couldn’t fire a black employee who deserved it solely because they needed more of a paper trail to fire a non-white employee. There are illegal aliens getting in-state tuition when Americans from other states can’t. There are transexuals who can use whatever bathroom they want based on how they “feel” about their gender that day. It’s much more acceptable for a woman to stay home and take care of her kids while her partner supports her than it is for a man. If you’re *** you’re much more likely to be taken seriously if you claim that you’re the victim .. ...
Well, the rest of us already know that, but in order to help liberals catch up, here are 15 examples of “liberal privilege.” 1) You can commit a crime and your local newspaper usually won’t mention what party you’re in if you’re a Democrat. 2) You can be a white liberal who viciously mocks black men like Clarence Thomas, Allen West, and Ben Carson without being called a racist. 3) You can be a Communist or a radical Islamist, you can hate America or even engage in acts of terrorism and still get a job as a college professor. In fact, it probably makes it more likely you’ll be hired. 4) You can live in a mansion, fly around in private jets and consume more energy than a small town and still be taken seriously when you say we need to cut back on our lifestyles to fight global warming. 5) You can hold a conference like Netroots Nation that’s as white as any Tea Party without having people suggest that your event is somehow “racist” for not having more minorities present. 6) You can hold pro ...
Harry Reid is an evil little man who reminds me of Ebenezer Scrooge!
He's got Biden beat. Ebenezer Scrooge has Biden beat.
Justin Torres is mad cus I swim in my money like Ebenezer Scrooge lol ?
Judge has no sympathy for convict who compared self to 'misunderstood' characters like Ebenezer Scrooge:
Our politics is controlled by Ebenezer Scrooge BEFORE his tranformat'n. OUR plutocrats wld let Tiny Tim die so BigOil can ruin us
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It's not helping that we've totally got Ebenezer Scrooge weather down in Huntsville today.
Jacob Marley: Why do you doubt your senses? Ebenezer Scrooge: Because a little thing can effect them. A slight disorder of the stomach can make them cheat. You may be a bit of undigested beef, a blob of mustard, a crumb of cheese. Yes. There's more gravy than of grave about you. Robert Marley: More gravy than of grave? Jacob Marley: What a terrible pun. Where do you get those jokes? Robert Marley: Leave comedy to the bears, Ebenezer.
My cousin's attitude went from Ebenezer Scrooge to Winnie the Pooh after she got a boyfriend
Shrewsbury Ireland still has an "Ebenezer Scrooge" gravestone from the filming of the 1984 movie A Christmas Carol.
From the desk of Ebenezer Scrooge: senators say unionizing will hurt college sports
Want to beat the GOP in a landslide? How about just listing their non-accomplishments in ads: Vote for GOP if 1) You don't want people to have unemployment insurance. 2) You want to keep minimum wage at starvation levels. 3) You want 40 million Americans to go without health care. 4) You want women to be paid less than men for the same job. 5) You want *** people to all be thrown out of their jobs. 6) You want miners to die in underground explosions. 7) You want to work for Ebenezer Scrooge - you want workers to have NO say in their jobs - just do what their rich bosses want them to to, work the hours their rich bosses want them to work, for Chinese-level wages. 8) You want the children of disadvantaged Americans to die of starvation. 9) You want the elderly to work until they're either 90 or dead.
i dont really like Santa Claus I dont rly believe in him lmao im like ebenezer scrooge
A New Start for the "Man In The Mirror". Today is a great day to begin again. If Ebenezer Scrooge could change,...
“It’s easier to be a victim than to change one’s behavior” - The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge 5 principles to transform your...
I'm sick, sleep deprived, and have gained an untimely canker sore. I apologize in advance for my Ebenezer Scrooge alter ego.
Garden cities and austerity... The Coalition Government should be rebranded Ebenezer!
Buying a car is just one big money spinning rip off! The tests are over priced in the first place (especially if u get An Ebenezer scrooge watching what u do! Who wont pass you because he didnt have enough milk to put in his cornflakes!) and insurance for a new driver is just a joke! .Might just buy a push bike!
That thing where you have so little time to yourself that you hoard it like Ebenezer Scrooge and end up coming off like an ***
Can anyone tell me where, In St Chad's churchyard, is the Ebenezer Scrooge gravestone?
I'm like the prom version of Ebenezer Scrooge.
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How did Ebenezer Scrooge win the soccer game?. The ghost of Christmas passed!
Why are you killing , (aka Ebenezer Scrooge)? The drama is as fantastic as ever. No Tiger? No Phil? No worries!
I appear to have turned into Ebenezer Scrooge.counting my penny tin by candlelight
Today is like Christmas for Bloomsburg students, and I'm Ebenezer Scrooge
Woah. Looks like Jacob Marley paying Ebenezer Scrooge a visit! (head appears to be detachable)
Yes, it must be sort of like Ebenezer Scrooge towing all that weight behind him.
The ghosts were only the beginning of his lessons... THE COURTSHIP Of EBENEZER SCROOGE
I feel like Ebenezer Scrooge after he woke up from his nightmare :-)
My coworker said "decrease the surplus population" in regards to abortion. My response: "Yas, Ebenezer Scrooge!". I got a weird look. 😳
I think that's young Ebenezer Scrooge from the George c scott A Christmas Carol...
One day when you hear the word Ebenezer, you won't think Scrooge, but Outremer. Interview with the man himself.
BTW, from now on I am referring to your boss as "Ebenezer Scrooge"
Discovered that I'm the stingiest lil person with my money, brb changing my name to Ebenezer Scrooge💰
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The GOP is like Ebenezer Scrooge, just let the surplus population die.
Compared to modern Republicans, Ebenezer Scrooge was a model humanitarian!
No, Paul Ryan isn’t Ebenezer Scrooge. But give him time; he’s young. And he shows such promise.
Birthday Boy Sir Michael Caine, CBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite; 14 March 1933) is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive Cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is one of the UK's most recognisable actors. He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including Zulu (1964), The Ipcress File (1965), Alfie (1966), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, The Italian Job (1969), and Battle of Britain (1969). His most notable roles in the 1970s included Get Carter (1971), Sleuth (1972), for which he earned his second Academy Award nomination, The Man Who Would Be King (1975), and A Bridge Too Far (1978). He achieved some of his greatest critical success in the 1980s, with Educating Rita (1983) earning him the BAFTA and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In 1986 he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters. Caine played Ebenezer Scrooge in T ...
I swear I just saw ebenezer Scrooge walking down the street...
Today's rant: Foundation has been laid for "Poor Prisons" The ACA states that all Americans are required to have healthcare. Americans that do not have healthy care insurance will be fined under their Federal Income Tax. Now, poverty still exists in America, just ask an employee of one of the big box stores (Walmart, Target, McDonalds to name a few). When these individuals have to make a choice between paying for their health insurance or putting food on the table, guess which choice wins every time. SIDEBAR - How is it that some Americans are under the impression that the Federal Government will pay for their health insurance if they cannot afford it? So the government's plan is to fine, or TAKE MORE MONEY AWAY from the individuals that cannot afford to but insurance. This one is included in your Federal Income Tax. Now we get the IRS involved with the enforcement of the fines. Guess what happens when you can't pay your income tax? That's right, the IRS has the ability to imprison that individual. I ...
I'm listening to old o&a right now and Patrice just referred to you as "Ebenezer Scrooge without the ghosts." I laughed.
Tuesday The Comeback Sports Bar & Grill, Jason O' Neal was your winner. Looking, and feeling like Ebenezer Scrooge, he was photo bombed by three EVIL spirits! The Ghost of Sleepy Past, The Ghost of Pretty Present, And The Ghost of Surly Future!
As a penance you have to convince your dad to get a haircut now. He looks like Ebenezer Scrooge.
Got kicked off of a bus once for being 20 cents short of the bus fare... K there Ebenezer Scrooge
Two more excerpt from my book, available soon, called "Bloofer Lady," by L.J. Lisl Jensen-Moody. I’ll bet Ebenezer Scrooge wasn’t as terrified by seeing his door knocker transform into the face of Jacob Marley than I was to see my door knocker transform into the face of Raggedy Anne. - Ellen Degeneres has a lot of Es in her name--six to be exact. You've probably already noticed this, but I want you to know that I've noticed it.
Gas and electric bills, reminders that Ebenezer Scrooge got something right by living in the cold and dark.
I feel like ebenezer scrooge this morning
Matt is the Ebenezer Scrooge of his own birthday smh
It was pathetic.We were turning out like Ebenezer Scrooge, miserable, lonely, cooking, serving & eating by oneself.We were short of onanism.
The Zulu word dawned on me like thunderbolt as I sat contemplating my pear-shaped life then, and I thought of Ebenezer Scrooge.
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I thought about mom who could serve food to any visitor with gladsome of hearts. I thought how I was leading an Ebenezer Scrooge life.
...If undergoes an Ebenezer Scrooge-like transformation,THEN (maybe) he and can be friends.
Now who was UK's genius 2 conceive the idea of charging fees from the poor if/when they should try & battle decisions.. 'Ebenezer Scrooge'??
Ebenezer Scrooge changed for the better after three Christmas ghosts impacted his life and heart. His miserly ways vanished as he gained happiness...
I found out that I have the same nose as Ebenezer Scrooge. Why :'(
12 Classic Books That Will Change Your Life ( 1.To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee The book published in 1960 gained popularity and success immediately. It has won the Pulitzer Prize, and has become classic of modern American Literature. The story and characters are based on the author’s observations of her family and neighbors. She also tells about the story that happened to her near her hometown at the age of 10. The novel deserved popularity due to its warmth and humor, even though it touches the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. Atticus Finch, the narrator’s father, has become a moral hero for many readers and a model of integrity for lawyers. One of the critics, describing the novel’s impact says that To Kill a Mockingbird is probably one of the most widely read books about race-related problems in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch is the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism.” 2.The Trial, by Franz Kafka The Trial is one of Kafka’s best-known ...
Ebenezer Scrooge had it easy just three ghosts in one night try hundreds a night take a walk in my combat boots is an understatement try to take a nap in them
It even took Ebenezer Scrooge a long time to realize that good triumphs evil. It's never too late.
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This stingy, miserly defense would make Ebenezer Scrooge proud!
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My dog was just being so loud clanging on her water bowl that thought I was Ebenezer Scrooge & the ghost of Christmas past was coming for me
With his life finally on track, Ebenezer Scrooge is looking for love.
You're actually committing the same fallacy as Ebenezer Scrooge.
I worked all night last night after that black - out in the shop. It had shut down all the running machineries in the whole plant, I guess. While more than half of the crew in our departnent were sent home, I was part of the crew who had to stay. I did not mind. I have to wait for my husband anyway, as we always take one transportation to work everyday. I slept very late in the morning today. So, I got up very late in the afternoon, in the same day. After I got up, I immediately raid the kitchen for foods, and ate my spaghetti meal to appease my growling stomach. It's not my favorite but it will do. Then after eating, I sat myself beside my husband on the sofa and watched the movie he was watching shown on TCM. It's "Christmas Carol" a movie based from the book of Charles Dickens. "It's a good movie," the excited greeting of my husband. "I've seen this movie a lot of times before," my bored reply. "Well, I don't understand why they're showing a Christmas movie in the middle of February," my husband's com ...
I've concluded I may very well end up like Ebenezer Scrooge, old and alone, only spending money on me...the good part is, I love me!
If it weren't for his embarrassing conversion at the end of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is definitely somebody I could hang with.
"I liken myself to Pinocchio & Ebenezer Scrooge, I just want to be Real & Good"
You know, I am a big believer in redemption. I LOVE redemption stories, like the one about Ebenezer Scrooge. A shame it doesn't work like that in real life.
EZ Mart is the Ebenezer Scrooge of gas stations.
Jeriah look like Ebenezer Scrooge on snapchat. Lol
Well this morning for breakfast my Mom made some Cream of Wheat & I also had some orange juice to drink. Then I unloaded the dishwasher & I took out the trash. Then I played some of my games on my iPad & then I got ready for today. Then for lunch I had leftover pizza from last week. I had margarita pizza & supreme. I had 3 slices. I also had a Coke Zero to drink. Then after I got done with lunch my Mom & I left the house & we went antiquing in Westminster. I bought a sweater , a Disney photo frame of Aladdin & Jasmine & I also bought a Disney figurine of Ebenezer Scrooge & Donald Duck. My Mom also bought some books & some other things. Then after that we left & we stopped at a gas station & got a snack. I had some corn chips & I also had a lemonade to drink. My Mom bought a bottle of water. Then after that we went home. I also talked to my best friend, Laura on the phone & then we got off. Then I talked to Jason for awhile & then we got off. For dinner tonight my Mom made me some chicken tenderloins & we ...
I've decided to become the Ebenezer Scrooge of Presidents Day.
For as much as I try to ignore celebrating birthdays and treat the day like Ebenezer Scrooge, I received way too many nice thoughts. Maybe I should change my tune. Thanks for messages.
but when you get stuck with Fred Sanford Ebenezer Scrooge you just suck it up & watch all your hard work rot away
Do you want to talk about our social safety net, there's a lot to talk about. But this time why don't you try leaving Ol' Mother Hubbard out of it. Instead why don't you focus on Ebenezer Scrooge and the millions in ill gotten gains he has acquired from the system, while the whole time demonizing Ol' Mother Hubbard and all her kids.
Hello, I am Ebenezer Scrooge. I'm horrible. But I'm from the 19th century so everyone was horrible.
I refuse to believe Wade doesn't sleep in an Ebenezer Scrooge-style sleeping cap, so it can't be pajamas.
Best weekend ive had in a while. GOT lazerd up and got to spend time with my two favorite homies. watch out for ebenezer scrooge... hes always watching..
Shakin Stevens wear a hat to Bed like Ebenezer Scrooge does in a Christmas Carol.
Is it possible that maybe Ebenezer Scrooge may have had a point when he mentioned something about decreasing the surplus population? I sincerely believe he did. There are too many individuals on this earth who are a waste of space, very little intelligence, choose not to work, expect handouts, and live comfortably off of the money that hard working people make and are forced to give to meaningless programs that fail to help the ones who deserve it. Race has nothing to do with this because to be honest every race and nationality is guilty of this. So by all means, let's decrease the surplus population who aren't productive in this life.
After an uneventful and a rather distasteful February 14th (going against another session with that Professor *** salivarius maximus in the 4th floor, I know I can not keep my sanity if I am to get another session with him, seriously), I think I need to get some VE-day spirit going on with me to boost my mood. Just for the sake of catching up after shutting down my cerebral cortex for the last 11 weeks. Think of it as some brain stretching and eloquency warming-up after a long nearly brain-dead slumber. This year's topic is a review of the past, just like the title, with a twist. For those unfamiliar, try google "A Christmas Carol". Seems unrelated? Look harder. Anyway, just like the title suggests, this is also a (very) lame attempt for me to deal with my past, just like Ebenezer Scrooge (*ahem* that's another hint!) but instead of dealing with ghosts, I'm dealing with myself - and I'll present one music after I'm done with the reminiscence. Mighty lame, isn't it? I know, I've suffered a severe brain at ...
I feel like the Grench mixed with Ebenezer Scrooge
Cashier at Academy at checkout: "Did you find everything okay?" Me: "Yes, except for the petting zoo"... :) Cashier: "We have a petting zoo?" Oh, and I had a nice talk with Ebenezer Scrooge, from last year's "A Christmas Carol", at Walmart. Plus, I almost got the waitress to sit down and eat with us... I'm tired. but it's a good tired.
Alright, I promised I'd do this today so i'll do it before I forget. As I'd hope most of you know yesterday was valentine's day, usually my holiday theories are negative so i'll keep it to a minimum this time. Lupercalia. Done. Valentine's Day is widely celebrated as a means of expressing affection or appreciation for those close to us, the kicker is that society monuments this day as a token to romance and other intimate feelings. This leaves people with high or low hopes for the day as a whole (I personally couldn't care less, if I feel like celebrating it I will) based upon the social status of a relationship. So, "what if the way people behave about valentine's day is a direct relation to their internal social well-being?" In average terms this means maybe if people are on cloud 9 or down in the dumps has something to do with how they feel the rest of the year. Let's use this example, I guarantee you know someone who went out of their way for yesterday's festivities in hopes of making that special som ...
In "A Christmas Carol," Ebenezer Scrooge is given the opportunity to review his past, to examine his present, and to get a good look at what his potential future will look like if he doesn't change his ways. While this is a dramatic presentation filled with ghosts and ghostly happenings, all of us have this same opportunity every day. We can review the past, examine the present, and imagine what the future might be like if we don't change our ways. There is an area of my life that I feel deserves to be explored in this way and after countless, restless nights and a recent situation I decided to take a look and make the necessary changes. Life is too short so we have to be wiser in everything that we do. God Bless Everyone!!!
I officially now hate Holidays. thank you retail for making me into Ebenezer Scrooge.
Eh today i felt like ebenezer scrooge. Bahumba
I feel like the Ebenezer Scrooge of Valentines Day.
The ship was buzzing with the crew wishing each other a happy valentines day and drinking brandy and rum. The only one truly bitter about it all was the captain. He locked himself away in the captains quarter, mumbling about how it was a waste of a perfectly good day. He was the Ebenezer Scrooge of Valentines day. "Who needs this rotten holiday? It has no point.." She jammed his hook into his mahogany wood desk before prying it out and having a seat with a sigh.
I feel like the Ebenezer Scrooge of Valentine's Day. $150 for what would otherwise be a $40 dinner? What a poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every 14th of February.
I think Ebenezer Scrooge had the right sentiment, just the wrong holiday. Valentine's Day? BAH! HUMBUG!
Just like Ebenezer Scrooge wanted to leave celebration of Christmas out of his life...let me leave Valentines ALONE!!!
I hate to sound like Ebenezer Scrooge but...Ba humbug! We shouldn't say we care only on Valentin's day or Christmas or on Birthday's. Everyday that we awake is a special day and we should show and say we care Everyday! Maybe I need a hug?
I'm fast becoming the Ebenezer Scrooge of Valentine's Day
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Another hallmark holiday I can wipe my butt with. On to more important things like going to work. Sincerely the Ebenezer Scrooge of Hallmark Holidays.
I'm the Ebenezer Scrooge of valentines day. Bah! Humbug!!
VALENTINE'S DAY, my favourite day of the year. As with Christmas, Birthdays and that one with the chocolate eggs and the rabbit that no one's ever laid eyes on, I've spent the last 3 weeks choosing and preparing my clothes, ready to grace the streets and greet my fellow parisians (picture Michael Caine at the end of The Muppet's Christmas Carol. Haven't seen the film? Just think Jason Bourne vs Batman). For single people, just like Ebenezer scrooge (yes that's how you spell "Ebenezer") (f*** o**…) one could imagine a day like this to be not quite the merry affair stated on the tin. I, however, am fortunate enough to live in one of the least romantic cities in the world, so trendy smooching couples dramatically hair-lit on the corners of classy cafes ("relax baby, who's watching…?") are never really seen here. My dear reader, this isn't Berlin, you know. My favourite part of this day is the jaw-dropping special offers put on by parisian bars and restaurants. Menus have been completely restructured and ...
If there is a Valentines Day equivalent to Ebenezer Scrooge, I am she.
Ah yes. Valentine's Day. I am the Ebenezer Scrooge of Valentine's Day ...
Remember what Ebenezer Scrooge was to Christmas ? I'm his equivalent on Valentines Day love the other 364
Just call me the Ebenezer scrooge of valentines day...Bah Humbug
Happy Valentine's Day everyone, but I'm sorry I just feel like Ebenezer Scrooge to all the happy couples out there. Bah Humbug!!
So Ebenezer Scrooge and "Bah Humbug!" is for Christmas. What is for Valentine's?
Quoting King George from his personal journey : July 4th 1776 ~ "Nothing of any particular importance happened today" and from Ebenezer Scrooge, via Dickens in A Christmas Carol : Bah Humbug !! I'm sure my points been made ;) Matthew
Today is my day to be Ebenezer Scrooge. I choose to celebrate the St. Valentine's Day massacre.
I reserve the right to be the Ebenezer Scrooge of Valentines day!
from the associated press: Around the country, this is shaping up as one of the snowiest winters on record. As of early this month, Washington, Detroit, Boston, Chicago, New York and St. Louis had gotten roughly two or three times as much snow as they normally receive at this point in the season. The procession of storms and cold blasts - blamed in part on a kink in the jet stream, the high-altitude air currents that dictate weather - has cut into retail sales across the U.S., the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Sales dipped 0.4 percent in January. From Dickens: Ebenezer Scrooge: There will be no more coal burned in this office today, is that quite clear, Mr. Cratchit? Bob Cratchit: Yes, Sir. Ebenezer Scrooge: Now please get back to work ...
Valentines day...a commercial holiday...look up who St Valentine was...nothing to do with the crap media and society projects.I'll keep my money this year and be Ebenezer Scrooge. Bryan Myers u can be my valentine no *** lol
To paraphrase Ebenezer Scrooge: If I could work my will, every *** who goes about with his headlights on bright, should be boiled with his own motor oil, and buried with a turn signal lever through his heart!
Call me the Ebenezer Scrooge of snow.
What is wrong with me? In my older age, I am beginning to turn into a grinch for all these dern (not darn) money making holidays! It seems like before one ends, the marketing and sales start for the next one! 👎I'm personally only looking forward to Thanksgiving--yea, the fat me.😜 Am I turning into Ebenezer Scrooge??😩
"Boo! (AAH) You're gonna die with no one to love you and no one to cry! Alone by yourself on the bed of your death with the stench of regret on your last dying breath. Because you've chosen the path of a selfish man with Tiny Tim's innocent blood on your hands. The penance you pay for the way you behave is written as plain as the name on this grave!" -The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Nice Peter and EPICLloyd, Donald Trump vs. Ebenezer Scrooge
14 habits of highly Miserable people.with exercises Honing Your Misery Skills Let’s get right to it and take a look at some effective strategies to become miserable. This list is by no means exhaustive, but engaging in four or five of these practices will help refine your talent. 1. Be afraid, be very afraid, of economic loss. In hard economic times, many people are afraid of losing their jobs or savings. The art of messing up your life consists of indulging these fears, even when there’s little risk that you’ll actually suffer such losses. Concentrate on this fear, make it a priority in your life, moan continuously that you could go broke any day now, and complain about how much everything costs, particularly if someone else is buying. Try to initiate quarrels about other people’s feckless, spendthrift ways, and suggest that the recession has resulted from irresponsible fiscal behavior like theirs. Fearing economic loss has several advantages. First, it’ll keep you working forever at a job you ...
I am the Ebenezer Scrooge of Valentines day lol. So much sappy love it makes me sick.
Ebenezer Scrooge have a pot roast with Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath and let's go put something in a butler's drink!
Ebenezer Scrooge believed in free market economy.
THIS IS A MUST-READ The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other people and maybe other species, like dogs, cats, birds, and whatnot. Strangely enough, however, some people act as if they just want to be miserable, and they succeed remarkably at inviting misery into their lives, even though they get little apparent benefit from it, since being miserable doesn’t help them find lovers and friends, get better jobs, make more money, or go on more interesting vacations. Why do they do this? After perusing the output of some of the finest brains in the therapy profession, I’ve come to the conclusion that misery is an art form, and the satisfaction people seem to find in it reflects the creative effort required to cultivate it. In other words, when your living conditions are stable, peaceful, and prosperous—no civil wars raging in your streets, no mass hunger, no ep ...
I am NOT looking forward to this Friday. What Christmas was to Ebenezer Scrooge, Valentine's Day is to me. It is a pseudo-holiday created by confectioners, florists and jewelers to entice people to purchase their useless products. Good thing I am a pathetic loser in the relationship department so I do not have to waste money I do not have on someone who does not appreciate it. On the other, no one is going to read, or respond, to this so what the *** am I posting it in the first place. I just needed to get it off my chest.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Charles! Although his acting career was cut short when he landed an audition at Covent Garden and missed due to a cold (and did not return to acting), he did give to the World such timeless stories we have brought to the stage many times over. (as will as lesser known plays) Some stories you may know, have seen on the stage or have performed: David Copperfield; Great Expectations; The Mystery of Edwin Drood; A Christmas Carol; Little Dorrit; and, of course, A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist (my two favourites of his). Here are some famous characters Charles Dickens created for us: Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Oliver Twist, The Artful Dodger, Fagin, Bill Sikes, Pip, Miss Havisham, Charles Darnay, David Copperfield, Mr. Micawber, Daniel Quilp, Samuel Pickwick. Here is some tidbits of informaton you may not have known: - Not everyone like Charles's work (or Charles, for that matter!). Oscar Wilde, amongst others, had a strong and public distaste for Charles' wr ...
Terry Bradshaw need to get rid of that Ebenezer Scrooge look!
In the words of the great philosopher Buddy Ryan (No! Not that one! The one on Night Court), "But, I'm feeling much better now!" Must have been a stomach bug or a bit of Ebenezer Scrooge's undigested beef or possible a Flu virus that's never seen the likes of me.
“A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo! Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens, 'A Christmas Carol' (1843) - New Year's Day - National Bloody Mary Day - UK: National Hangover Day - St. Basil's Day (Eastern Orthodox). St. Basil's cake with a coin inside is traditionally served. Whoever gets the coin will have good luck for the New Year.
Which characterization of Ebenezer Scrooge was your favorite? Sir Reginald Owen (1938) Alastair Sim (1951) George C. Scott (1984) Patrick Stewart (1999) Mr. Magoo (animated - 1962) I know there were others, but these seem to be the most memorable.
A friend who saw my recent post about Alistair Sims being for me the definitive Ebenezer Scrooge, asked my opinion about George C. Scott and Jack Palance playing the role of Scrooge. This is my response: Didn't really like Patton playing Scrooge that much. I was expecting him to slap the Ghost of Jacob Marley and court-martial him for insubordination to a Senior Partner or something like that. Didn't see the Palance one, but have problems seeing him in any other role than the psychopathic gunslinger from Shane. That Scrooge would probably attempt to draw on Tiny Tim. The advantage of Alistair Sim is not only the great delivery of the lines and the amazing scope of his transition from cold-blooded miser, to sympathetic penitent to one of the best men in town who knew how to keep Christmas if any man possessed the knowledge, but the fact that I have never seen him in any other movie. He is Scrooge unmixed and unrivaled. IMHO of course.
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Answer to our Conversation Quiz: Bah! Humbug! is an expression made popular by the character Ebenezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol. Scrooge is an angry old man who doesn't believe in the joy of Christmas or the spirit of giving. Literally, the word is used to refer to someone who tricks or acts in a deceptive way. In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge uses the expression to proclaim that Christmas is a fraud! You'll be happy to learn that later in the story, Scrooge sees the beauty of the holiday season, which we all hope for you, as well! Hope you all enjoyed the holidays!
Always my favorite Christmas Carol. 1938's with Reginald Owen, Gene, June and Kathleen Lockhart, Leo G Carroll as Marley's ghost and Terry Kilburn as Tiny Tim, A very Hollywood production but many warming scenes and a great turn by Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge. As Tiny Tim said " God bless us, everyone.
Around the holidays, we are often reminded how important it is to give, and graciously receive good will. One story that sparks these thoughts is Charles Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol. For those of you who are not familiar with the story, Ebenezer Scrooge, a wealthy, shewed miser gets vis...
How Congress stole Christmas from millions of people. In the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to eliminate food aid for four million people. And, in the some vein, Congress let extended unemployment benefits expire for approx. 1.5 million people. Rep. Steve Southerland, Rep. From Florida, called the food stamp cuts he voted for “a defining moral issue of our time.” Senator Rand Paul said to continue extended unemployment benefits was a disservice to those who needed the checks. According to him, collecting encouraged them to do nothing. Adding to this 21st century Social Darwinism – which ascribes poverty to individual moral failings and being touched or not by angels – outgoing NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg commented on a series of recent NY Times articles about poverty that the young girl who featured prominently in the remarkable series “was dealt a bad hand. I don’t know why. That’s just the way God works. Sometimes some of us are lucky, and some of us ar ...
The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is instilled with the Christmas spirit after a grim encounter with ghosts gives him perspective. Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart and Terry Kilburn. Released 1938 : What is a Christmas Carol?
Watched the Captain Picard version of "A Christmas Carol". He was quite credible, although the special effects weren't really necessary. But even today, Alistair Sim remains the classic Ebenezer Scrooge.
I posted yesterday on my timeline that my favorite Christmas movie of all time was A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) the 1951 version with Alistair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge. Well guess what? The FX Movie channel on Direct tv (channel 258) is having a Christmas Day marathon of that movie. It's on all day long. I highly recommend that if you have Direct tv and the time during the day you cozy up to the flatscreen with a hot cup of cider and watch it. You will LOVE it! It begins again at; 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 11:00 pm and at 1:00am tonight "My dear, Can you forgive a pig-headed old fool for having no eyes to see with, no ears to hear with, all these years"
Who is your favorite movie Ebenezer Scrooge? Alastair Sim Patrick Stewart George C. Scott Jim Carey (Voice) Reginald Owen
George C. Scott remains the bestest Ebenezer Scrooge ever. Feel free to NEVER argue this point with me.
Released in 1988, 'Scrooged' was a darkly comedic take on Charles Dickens' classic 'A Christmas Carol,' starring Bill Murray in the Ebenezer Scrooge role as
Christmas Eve is just not complete without "A Christmas Carol". Good ole Ebenezer Scrooge!! He turned it around.♡♡♡
In film, or stage, who is your favorite Ebenezer Scrooge? For myself, it's George C. Scott. I feel he played the character best, of all I've seen. (which has been MANY) I have watched his made-for-t.v. version of A Christmas Carol, nearly every year, since it originally aired. Still as great as it was, new. Really, it's become better in recent years, because I've really come to understand many things the story deals with, much more in depth. up close, and personal, in fact.
As anyone who has seen Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol will know, the moral of the tale is that Ebenezer Scrooge is so besotted by wealth that he has, until visited by the 'ghosts' of Christmas, no sympathy for those unable to fend for themselves... Perhaps we should hope that something similar h...
Gonna' watch my favorite Christmas movie tonight." A Christmas Carol "...starring Basil Rathbone as Ebenezer Scrooge.
A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 17 December 1843. It tells the story of bitter old miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from supernatural visits by Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. The book was written and published in early Victorian Era Britain, a period when there was strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions together with the introduction of new customs such as Christmas trees and greeting cards. Dickens' sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales.[ Dickens's Carol was one of the greatest influences in rejuvenating the old Christmas traditions of England but, while it brings to the reader images of light, joy, warmth and life, it also brings strong and unforgettable ...
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Christmas Eve Well that’s about it ,I am walking down my yard to reveal a Christmas star for the last time ever .Standing in front of door 24 like the ghosts of Christmas past are Margret Thatcher, NEIL ARMSTRONG and a Christmas Carols Tiny Tim. Young Jimmy do you see anything of Ebenezer Scrooge??No sir he left the company and is now MD of British Gas, so he is now bringing misery to millions just before Christmas!! Neil with the death of both you and Michael Jackson do you think the good lord doesn’t like moon walkers? Morning Margaret I nearly didn’t have you on my calendar because you not suitable for minors. Good morning young man that welsh weatherman I was listening to this morning is obviously no fan of the queen’s speech on Christmas Day!! He said - WINDSOR set to ruin Christmas for many Any way what’s today’s last Christmas joke. Neil takes a couple of short steps forward and announces; what do you call a lobster that won’t share its Christmas presents ---SHELL-FISH – Here’s .. ...
In celebration of Christmas, let's put a spin on A Christmas Carol where Ebenezer Scrooge gets a visit from the three ghosts. If you were to get a visit from a famous psychologist Ghost of Christmas Past, who would it be? What would he/she say to you? (Keep your answers for ghosts of present and future for the next posts.)
Photo Caption: Reginald Owen stars as Ebenezer Scrooge and Terry Kilburn is Tiny Tim in a screen shot from a sterling 1938 film adaptation of Charles Dickens' enduring Yule tale "A Christmas Carol."   Much maligned in disability advocacy circles – and not without good reasons – the “invalid” son of Bob Cratchit, “Tiny” Tim was used by Charles Dickens to illustrate the downside of Scrooge’s miserly ways.   Stop there, however, and the deeper meaning could easily be lost. See the story through and it is almost impossible to miss the conclusion that, in the end, “A Christmas Carol” is not about pity as much as it is about redemption.   When given the opportunity, Scrooge did not double down and commit to the distressing fate that was revealed to him. No, when faced with the dire consequences of not adapting his thinking or behavior – including Tim’s death – Scrooge was compelled to change direction and eventually became what Dickens describes as a “second father” to Tim and eve ...
Dickens acquired a love to read, and the lad whose name was destined to become a household word in the English-speaking world devoured and read everything he could borrow. But his characters were based on real-life people he met and knew in the harsh world of the 1820s and 30s. The World Book Encyclopedia says of Dickens, "He came to know the streets and alleys of London better, perhaps, than any other person of his time. His walks sometimes extended 20 or 30 miles." In his mid 20s he became famous for his Pickwick Papers but it was his A Christmas Carol that touches our hearts at the Christmas season. In this familiar story about Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Ebenezer Scrooge (remember, "Bah, humbug!”), Marley, and ghosts from the past, present, and future, Dickens brings together the elements of greed, depression, poverty, and hope. Many think that in this book Dickens was expressing not only his personal faith but was describing something of the journey that took him from poverty to riches. "God bless us, ...
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DP Christmas Cut of the Day--- You can have Reginald Owen, Alaistair Sim...Michael Caine or even George C. Scott... but we all know Mister Magoo was the definitive Ebenezer Scrooge.
"For years, Ebenezer Scrooge had never accepted his nephew Fred's invitation for Christmas dinner. When he finally did, it was..." [Click the LINK for today's devotional]
Getting ready to watch the first ever "talkie" movie version of A Christmas Carol, released in 1938. Lionel Barrymore was originally cast as Ebenezer Scrooge, but was replaced by Reginald Owen because of an injury. I LOVE LOVE LOVE old black & white movies
Freezing rain outside, but it's nice and warm in here. Time to queue up "A Christmas Carol" Starring Patrick Stewart of course. I think he made the best Ebenezer Scrooge. And make a cup of hot cocoa, curl up with a kitty, and a comfy blanket. :)
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12 Days of Bruce's Favorite Christmas Movies Christmas Carol (1938) NR Starring: Reginald Owen -Ebenezer Scrooge Gene Lockhart - Bob Cratchit Kathleen Lockhart - Mrs. Crathcit Leo G. Carroll - Marley's Ghost I do like all the different versions of this Dickens Classic but this is the very first one I saw. It is my favorite. Ebenezer Scrooge is a very successful, penny pinching, business owner with a heart of coal. He is working late on Christmas Eve. How delightful! His assistant, Bob Cratchit, on the other hand would like nothing more than to be home celebrating the holiday with his family. He is most hesitant when he asks Mr. Scrooge if he can have Christmas Day off. Scrooge, ever the workaholic, isn't too keen on closing up shop no matter what day it is. This Cratchit fellow is forever pestering him for tings like a lump of coal for the heater, or time off to spend with his family. Just before closing time Scrooge's Nephew pops in with an invitation to Christmas dinner. "Bah Humbug!" He thinks and turn ...
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Spent last evening and all last night watching Turner Classics Movies. They showed A Christmas Carol (Reginald Owen 1938), A Christmas Carol (Alastair Sim 1951), Scrooge (Seymour Hicks 1935) and Carol for Another Christmas (Sterling Hayden 1964). I then switched to my DVR and watched Bill Murray in Scrooged. I always cry when old Ebenezer Scrooge realizes how inhumane he has become and changes his ways to embrace humanity. I have a new Christmas wish - that the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future visit the US House of Representatives and the Senate. Maybe it isn't too late for them to change their ways. Anyway, Merry Christmas everyone!
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Is everyone looking forward to the Adam Sandler remake of the Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol'? With Rob Schneider as Ebenezer Scrooge, Jon Lovitz as Bob Cratchit, David Spade as Tiny Tim, and Sandler playing all three Christmas Ghosts.
Business tycoon and TV personality Donald Trump takes on the cold-hearted and greedy Ebenezer Scrooge in a new Season 3 episode of Epic Rap Battles of History. The song is available to purchase onl...
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is about a crotchety, stingy old man named Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by spirits trying to save him from his “humbug” attitude of Christmas. His bitterness i...
OK, I just have to say this, John Corbett, the adorable actor who does the Walgreen's commercials, do you think he has ever been in a Walgreen's? I have never been in one that wasn't a Dump. I have never been in one that had more than one harried and disheveled person working. I even gave it another try yesterday. Pandemonium and "we are out of that." There's a reason Dickens wrote about Ebenezer Scrooge! He went to Walgreen's and couldn't find what he was looking for and couldn't find anyone to ask!
Good morning Saskatoon! Today in 1843, "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens, was first published in England. The tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's spiritual conversion on Christmas Eve has been a Christmas classic ever since. In 1846, in Canada's first telegraph message, the mayors of Toronto and Hamilton exchanged greetings. In 1917, the first National Hockey League games were played. All four teams played, with the Montreal Canadiens hosting the Toronto Arenas and the Ottawa Senators at home against the Montreal Wanderers. The league had been established three weeks before in Montreal. Quebec was also granted a franchise, but it did not operate in the first season. Either Dave Ritchie of the Montreal Wanderers or Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens scored the first NHL goal. The dispute comes down to the fact there is no remaining record of when exactly each game started.
A Christmas Carol As a baby-boomer growing up in Chilliwack, BC very early on I associated Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Christmas. Every year from when I first saw it on our family’s old black & white TV set, I loved it. When I read the book in school it was easy to lose myself in the ageless story. It has a perennial message that has a story and nostalgia that packs a powerful emotional memory for me…and probably for the majority of my baby-boomer friends too. The story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge – a name that has become shorthand for the worst kind of penny-pinching – has been told and retold enough times to make it an irreplaceable part of our culture. Charles Dickens rode the wave of nostalgia for lost Christmas traditions sweeping the country at the time to publish an incredibly well-received fairy tale that reinforced the same themes expounded in his previous novels, namely the heartlessness of the industrial system and the needs of the poor. That was 170 years ago today ...
As Christmas approaches we have a few more specials scheduled. Wednesday night at 8, Celine Dion hosts "A Home for the Holidays" on CBS - celebrating the joys of adoption. Friday night at 8, CBS presents the "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" - featuring two episodes of the popular 1950's comedy - the seldom-seen "The Christmas Episode" and the classic grape-stomping episode, "Lucy's Italian Movie." On Saturday, at 1:00pm, TV5 airs the most recent theatrical film version of A Christmas Carol, from Disney, featuring Jim Carrey as the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge. And Saturday night at 11:30, The Nite Show celebrates the holiday with their annual holiday performance of "Happy Christmas" with The Jump City Jazz Band featuring Anna Roman, Opus Trio, Divisi, and more.
Listen to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Part one: Ebenezer Scrooge meets the ghost of Jacob Marley.
In Charles Dickens' classic tale, Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to take part in the joys of the Christmas season and only finds redemption after a ghost warns him that he will die, scorned by all, if he continues in his miserly ways. Perhaps "The Christmas Carol" has lessons for our own times.
A bit of holiday business trivia this morning: What kind of business were Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley in?
Leeds Crown Court is like a depressing DSS waiting room inside and the zealous security guards make Ebenezer Scrooge look positively cheery.
Who would make a better Ebenezer Scrooge? Ray Winstone, Jeremy Irons, or Sean Bean? A good Bob Crachet would be Ricky Gervais. It's too bad the kid from Hugo is a teenager now. He would have made a great Tiny Tim.
16. Which one of these events DID NOT occur on Christmas Day? a. Hong Kong fell to the Japanese in WWII. b. Halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during its return. c. King Arthur pulled Excalibur from the stone. d. Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor. e. Columbus' ship Santa Maria ran aground and sunk on Hispaniola. f. Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by five ghosts. g. Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Harts "Pal Joey," premiered in NYC. h. Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" was released. i. The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web. j. Paul McCartney & Jane Asher got engaged.
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Instead of the customary one day off for Christmas, I found out I get three. . Apparently, I work for the opposite of Ebenezer Scrooge.
We should all try to be more like an Ebenezer and less like an Scrooge.
I know I've been letting my siblings control the remote too much when a friend references Scrooge & I think "McDuck" instead of "Ebenezer."
My dude Ebenezer Scrooge on that mad hustle business, looking out for his own self. He a real niggah.
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See you soon Ebenezer! 7:30 start time tonight and Friday for Scrooge musical. Sunday @ 6pm.
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'Touch my bum, Ebenezer!' said the Spirit as Scrooge winced in the corner.
Bah! Humbug! is back for 4th yr w/ Juno-Award Winning Jim Byrnes as Ebenezer Scrooge in a new twist--Dec 12-14
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Yo so why did Brian Burke decide to look like Ebenezer Scrooge today? .
"RGIII played Ebenezer Scrooge in a modern interpretation of 'A Christmas Carol' and didn't become a changed man." - ESPN
Have decided I am slowly turning into a combination of the Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge.
On my Ebenezer Scrooge this year. Please believe.
Ebenezer scrooge in the beginning of this novel is very ignorant selfish greedy cheap and mean
Ebenezer Scrooge was a job creator yet he's portrayed as the bad guy
Black Ebenezer Scrooge should come and teach Megyn the story of Christmas.
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Bill Raymond is an actor who plays Ebenezer Scrooge in annual production of "A Christmas Carol" at Hartford Stage.
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Some people think that Ebenezer Scrooge is, well he's not but guess who is, all three stooges...
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I think maybe Ebenezer Scrooge has more festive pine garlands than this thing I'm wiring together.
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Break Point Angry America Eric Metaxas As Christmas Day approaches, it appears that many of us are acting more like Ebenezer Scrooge than Tiny Tim. According to a new USA Today study, the share of Americans who report feeling angry or irritable has surged from 50 percent just two years ago to 60 percent today. A Harvard Medical School study from 2012 found that nearly two-thirds of American teens admit to having anger attacks involving the destruction of property, threats of violence, or engaging in violence. “Some are describing this as ‘America’s anger epidemic,’ ” says one New York news website. It cites unemployment, the economy, and for those who have work, overworking, as contributing factors. The signs of our nation’s irritability are all around us. Think of the political rancor, the everyday nastiness of the online world, the mall and workplace shooters, and even the so-called “knockout game,” where youths prey on unsuspecting pedestrians in urban areas, trying to kn ...
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  1. What are traditional Christmas songs called?   2. What color are holly berries?   3. This calendar traditionally helps count down the days until Christmas, and behind each number, it contains a prize?   4. Name three of Santa's reindeer with names that start with the letter "D."   5. Name the first President of the U.S. to put up a Christmas tree in the White House?   6. What is the tradition of walking around the neighborhood singing Christmas songs?   7. Who said, "Bah! Humbug?"   8. Sing the next line: Jingle bells, jingle bells.   9. According to tradition, how does Santa Claus get back up the chimney? 10. The 3 Wise Men went where first to get information regarding the whereabouts of baby Jesus? ANSWERS   1. carols   2. red   3. Advent calendar   4. Dasher, Dancer, and Donner   5. Franklin Pierce   6. caroling   7. Ebenezer Scrooge   8. Jingle all the way   9. He puts his finger beside his nose. 10. Jerusalem to inquire of King Herod and the Jewish government
If the guy who plays Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones does not get cast as Ebenezer Scrooge before he dies, we have failed at Christmas.
I have been asked several times who Jacob Marley is. Jacob Marley is Ebenezer Scrooge's deceased partner. He is the first ghost that visits Scrooge in the Charles Dickens Classic "A Christmas Carol". My profile Picture is an illustration of Jacob Marley. Bob Marley is Bob Marley. See y'all Friday
Central Texas actor, composer, musician and worship leader Paul Q-pek brings his own twist to Dicken's classic. In this unique presentation, Paul acts and sings in the voice of over 30 characters! Filled with original songs, Dickens' inimitable words, and complex, interesting characters, The Story of Scrooge brings joy to people everywhere every holiday season. Don't miss this one-night, one-of-a-kind musical journey through the world of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and some very persistent ghosts!
Albert Finney was a terrible, miserable old man. Or maybe I'm thinking of Ebenezer Scrooge. In the 1970 musical,...
cannot wait until next year when NBC airs a live production of A Christmas Carol starring Kelsey Grammar as Ebenezer Scrooge, Ted Danson as Jacob Marley, Neil Patrick Harris as Bob Cratchit, and Emma Stone as the Ghost of Girlfriends Past.
Coming soon: Michele Bachman's article in the National Review, "Ebenezer Scrooge: American Hero."
Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge; Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit. That's entertainment!
Christmas is a time for oft told tales like Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." At first glance, this story fills us with pity for the Cratchit family, always struggling to make ends meet. Poor Bob Cratchit is forced to work for Ebenezer Scrooge, whose
Wondering while wandering Sometimes a person forgets that the well being of Bob Cratchit and his family depended on Ebenezer Scrooge and enlightenment came too late for Jacob Marley.
In the mood for a holiday fantasy story? I just posted my two-novella collection The Drosselmeier Chronicles: The Solstice Tales to AO3 for people to read and download as a PDF for free! The first story, "Nussknacker", is a retelling of ETA Hoffman's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King". The second story, "A Conspiracy of Spirits: The Love Story of Jacob Marley and Ebenezer Scrooge", is a "boy's love" (no sex, sorry) retelling of the classic tale by Charles Dickens. Both stories are set in my Gaiankind storyverse. Read it here: can also buy the paperback from Lulu!
Photoset: maudelynn: Carol Kane, as the ghost of christmas present, & Bill Murray, as Ebenezer Scrooge in...
12-02-2013: Thanks to Pro Labor Alliance Inc. & Bread & Roses Heritage Festival for this. Here's the information under the photo: Ebenezer Scrooge: Made in Massachusetts? BU research says Lowell millworkers helped inspire Dickens’ Christmas classic Read all about it: [Chelsea Bray at the former Bootts cotton mill, whose workers were among those writing essays that she says helped inspire A Christmas Carol. Photo by Cydney Scott]
McScroogeMart. When I saw all the news about Walmart, McDonalds, Pizza Hut and other companies making employees work Thanksgiving and knowing that they don't pay their employees enough money to live on, I realized that America has become the same as 19th century England Charles Dickens wrote about in A Christmas Carol and his other books describing the appalling inequitable economic conditions that existed then, is now in fact the new reality in America. I'm not exaggerating this. Think about it. Ebenezer Scrooge was a soulless miser who cared only about accumulating more and more wealth without regard for the health and prosperity of his employees. The gap between the rich and the average American is worse than it's ever been. It's been reported that Sam Walton's heirs are worth more than the COMBINED wealth of the bottom 42% (126 million) of people in America! The top 1% own and control more than 70 % of all the wealth in America. That is the definition of economic oppression. I heard a line in a movie ...
Sometimes life gives us a brief glimpse into our future. Like Ebenezer Scrooge we are granted a brief insight into what might become of us if we live life as we currently do. Through the actions and behavior of others we are granted this reflection of ourselves and given the chance to choose differently. Today was mine and I choose to stray from the path.
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Preparations are well under way for our Dickensian Christmas Event this Friday. Be sure to come along from 5.30 for traditional carols, a chance to meet Ebenezer Scrooge and some REAL reindeer!
Ok... in the words of Ebenezer Scrooge "where I was apprenticed as a boy" ... form one and two at Fairfield Int. Plus the car plus a look at Raglan and the ocean. Saw the sign from the chippie Ma used to work at. Sign still there, shop long gone. Went to all the old addresses, houses have changed lots and one totally gone. Air smells the same. Waikato river looks the same. My old stompin' grounds definitely more East LA than when I lived here. Oh well...
"I can think of no greater welfare, than a night of uninterrupted sleep" ~ Ebenezer Scrooge
Disney's A Christmas Carol Disney's A Christmas Carol might have been better titled Dickens' A Christmas Carol as screenwriter/director Robert Zemeckis has very faithfully adapted the classic short story by blending the original text, as set similarly in the outstanding 1951 version starring Alistair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge, with the exhilarating visual style achieved through the digital motion-capture animation technique that he established with The Polar Express in 2004. This time, instead of Tom Hanks, we have the rubber-faced, Jerry Lewis-esque, comedian Jim Carrey playing the various ages of Scrooge, as well as all three of the ghosts of Christmas who visit him. I am not a fan of the default Carrey performance in the kind of broad, slapstick comedy films that made him a household name but here he proves, as he has done before with The Truman Show, Man On The Moon and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, that he is in fact a very facile character actor capable of bringing great depth and nuances to ...
Who is John Galt? I've been re-reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand lately. It struck me how a book that is one of my favorites, and with many of whose philosophical tenets I sympathize, can be atheistic, and specifically anti-Christian. How can I agree with Ms. Rand on many points, but still maintain my belief in God and continue to worship Jesus as my Savior? As I've thought about it, here are a few points that Ms. Rand had wrong about Christianity (but in fairness, many Christians hold these beliefs). I don't intend this to be an exhaustive list and I hope I'm not offending anyone, just some thoughts of my own based on my position as a Christian and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 1) Compulsion. This idea seems to be showing up more in modern churches who believe that government holds the solutions to poverty and suffering. By forcing one man to give money to his neighbor, we destroy both the charitable spirit of the giver (Ebenezer Scrooge: are there no workhouses?), an ...
If Sarah Palin wants to end the "War" on Christmas, perhaps she should start with the war on Thanksgiving. She can start by railing against stores that open on Thanksgiving day, when families should be eating turkey. This forcing of employees to give up on their families reminds me of Bob Cratchit and Ebenezer Scrooge. So much for family values.
Mike Peters and Clay Bennett on Wal*Mart's Wel*Fare recipients, and a rant about Ebenezer Scrooge and iceberg tips:
"Anger was Gore’s default mode. He wanted to go out like Ebenezer Scrooge, with a huge finger to everyone around him"
I've decided to bypass buying Christmas presents for my family and just pay for the heating, what's Ebenezer Scrooge really like?
is Nana some sort Ebenezer Scrooge or something?
great graphic. I was ranting about spending under Bush. He seems like Ebenezer Scrooge now.
ow ffs I have bloody ebenezer scrooge.. angies makin up for it tho! Wooo lol
no. Ebenezer Scrooge was the main character in A Christmas Carol
Good plan! . Still, Ebenezer Scrooge has the most economical of all Christmas budgets, and it's his that I adhere to.
You're both the Ebenezer Scrooge of dogs.
some people think, that ebenezer Scrooge is, well he's not. But guess who is?
The cast should go see The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge at Encore next weekend!! :D
Okay, everyone, here's the Cast list you've all been patiently waiting on:. Ebenezer Scrooge… To Be Determined...
Living with Ebenezer Scrooge is not an easy task, people.
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