Happy Boxing Day!
December 26, 2009 2:04 PM   Subscribe

Happy Boxing Day! Thinking inside and outside of the box on December 26.
posted by Oriole Adams (11 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: That's awfully thin. -- cortex

I was hoping for some facts about... you know... boxing day.
posted by brundlefly at 2:09 PM on December 26, 2009

This box, it's empty?
posted by lumensimus at 2:13 PM on December 26, 2009

I remember when the office I worked in got all-new computers and monitors in 1993. Everything Gateway; there were cow-spotted boxes all along the hallways and next to the cubicles. Some of us claimed the boxes, and mine served me well for three moves (and I believe are still packed in the back of a storage unit in Burbank, filled with books I wish I had room for in my tiny apartment). The computer wasn't so hot; barely survived the upgrade to MS Office 95...
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:25 PM on December 26, 2009

Facts about Boxing Day:

1.) It falls on the day after Christmas
2.) You can get shit cheap
3.) You usually eat leftover turkey.
posted by mightygodking at 3:44 PM on December 26, 2009

This seems like pretty weak tea for an FPP.
posted by EarBucket at 3:59 PM on December 26, 2009

Each year that passes seems to have its own character.

Some leave us with a feeling of satisfaction, others are best forgotten.
Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc., the Christmas Message 2009.
posted by orthogonality at 4:29 PM on December 26, 2009

I didn't grow up with boxing day, but the name makes a lot of sense. That's the day you box up all the trash.
posted by telstar at 4:53 PM on December 26, 2009

That's the day you box up all the trash.

For anyone who doesn't know but cares, Boxing Day is so named because servants traditionally served on Christmas and had the following day off, and employers gave boxes to staff on that day.
posted by DarlingBri at 5:00 PM on December 26, 2009

I celebrated Boxing Day in the traditional manner, by punching out a loved one and losing all of my money to a crooked promoter.
posted by Harvey Jerkwater at 5:10 PM on December 26, 2009

What, no ear-biting?
posted by brundlefly at 5:14 PM on December 26, 2009

I keep any cardboard boxes that happen to fall into my hot little hands, especially the computer ones. They may seem like clutter now, but that big sturdy box with the built in handles will come in really handy three or four years later when the computer breaks and there's no other way to haul it to the shop. And shoeboxes are really useful for storing science fiction magazines.
posted by Kevin Street at 5:34 PM on December 26, 2009

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