Merry Christmas my dear students!

christmasMerry Christmas my dear students!  You should be receiving a Christmas Card in your email from me shortly.

And here is the video about the origin of the word Christmas.

Enjoy!

Lots of love,

Marina

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  1. Nicolas Vicente Gomez Ferreira says:

    I would make you sex all day by putting the penis and swallowing yourchupandomelo Zemen

  2. Leila says:

    what she is doing man if she say like this student don’t want to go home they always want to attend this class she is hot man  http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120321232656AAMK0KI

  3. Anonymous says:

    Good and Impressive Line being spoken by the teacher to the student.
    http://acaiburnextremefacts.net/?p=12

  4. Anonymous says:

     Happy merry Christmas to all My Dear Student.
    http://www.poorpa.co.uk/member.php?u=585125

  5. Anonymous says:

    My best friend ,she just has
    announced her wedding with a millionaire young man Ronald who is the CEO of a
    MNC ! They met via RichFlirt.org….it’s where for men and women looking for
    comp’anionship for a fabu’lous lifestyle, maybe you want to try it out :) .
    …you don’t have to be rich there ,but you can meet one. It’s worth a try.

  6. Anonymous says:

    excellent (but long) video outlining where the US is, and how it got there (Chris Hedges). The first few minutes gives the tone.

    http://www.c-span.org/Events/In-Depth-with-Author-and-Journalist-Chris-Hedges/10737426679-1/

  7. Anonymous says:

    Мой нос зуд. Я может поцарапать ее, если я желаю. Я могу выбрать, чтобы не поцарапать его. Жизнь таинственна и сложна.

    • Anonymous says:

      that pic of Bush was unintentionally added by Discus.  But, it seems strangely appropriate.

      • Anonymous says:

        George Bush is a evil man!

        • Anonymous says:

          ok, joke aside!

          i was ever against the iraq war, from the beginning on.
          but since i saw this i beliefe that Saddam Hussein is a evil man, and changed my opinion.
          :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta7GJV-pEKk#t=115

          • Anonymous says:

            lol .. indoctrination starts early in israel, doesn’t it.

            • Anonymous says:

              i wouldn’t denigrate this TV-show too much, it looks very self-ironically and funny to me. I can think of a lot of (filth-)shows, which have to go much more below the belt, to appear funny.

              Back to Bush:
              back then (the eight years of the Bush administration).
              i myself was a little bit anti-american attituded, which was maybe amplified by the bush politics, or a defiance to the strong impact of the american hip-hop culter on my class-mates. ok, i don’t know anymore  exactly what the point was.
              Whatever!

              Back this times you trusted the russian diktator (Putin) more than the democratically elected presindent of the USA. Schröder always underlined his relationship and friendship to Putin and his dissatisfaction to take part in US foreign politics. And it was a advantage, to gain popularity, for him.
              Something which makes me think a little bit for now.

              love, peace and forgiveness!
              out! out! out!

              • Anonymous says:

                about the show – i guess i got it wrong.  I think i missed the nuance of the show and took it at face value.

                re “elected president of the USA” – I don’t think democracy applies to the USA any more. It’s a sham.  It’s a circus – entertainment designed to give the impression that the people can make a choice.  But the presidential actions are governed by big money players.  The lobby system decides on the government’s actions.

                The USA is less of a democracy than Russia. At least Russia is fighting the influence of big money players.  The USA has completely lost that fight.  In the USA, the government is part of the market.

          • Rijk says:

            Yes, he was hilarious in his performance of 
            The white house correspondents dinner
            http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1921276117304287501

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hello I came by a while ago and was wishing everybody a happy and safe holiday season, and a great new year, And how everybody was, what’s up lately, I never got a response on my end. I was hoping at least a few of you would come through. I tried tweeting to mijj and venomrock, I don’t know how to use it reply, or nothing, I just seen your two’s name and typed below it, So if I didn’t answer the tweets, if you go and sen them I don’t know how to answer or nothing. But I hope I can get logged back in and hope everything is for the best this new year! Well I gave it a go anyway!

    • Anonymous says:

      hey .. i replied to your yuletide tweet. VenomRock replied too.

      • Anonymous says:

        Hey mijj I so glad you did, I was just saying here on this site HFW’s I never seemed to get a reply, which I attempted around the same time as the tweets, I don’t know if you understand or realize I don’t understand twitter, Facebook, I’m way in the dark ages about all that kind of stuff,

        I just seen you and Venom’s name go by so I click it on and tried to talk with ya. I’m glad that it worked, and you 2 responded, Are they still around, It seems like one person went mad on the tweets, I think there avatar was an egg, but he spammed that twitter section to death. Well I will look and so what or whom else replied to me this time on this site. And I will have to try to get back a little more often I hope, so good seeing you my friend! Peace!

    • Anonymous says:

      oh.. i’m not too sure now, what username do you use in twitter?

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh good question I will have to mess with it and see, may take me awhile, but I will try and find it, hold on!  I would forget my head if it wasn’t attached. It is
        (@NeoTheOne2012)

      • Anonymous says:

        Hey where is my dearest Marina and Gorby, and the rest of our good friends, We didn’t even get a Christmas Card this year did we! And that is one of my most favorite time of the year, All well you been busy, as long as you always have us on your mind and in your heart! Peace! @VenomRock  @impaler112  did any of these work  @mijj . Just trying to see if the @ thing working mijj you got a different name or what using mijj is appears as far as I can tell on my end it doesn’t look like it will work, but here it goes, VenomRock you around, lets talk, or something soon Ok my man You Rock! mijj rock on!

    • Anonymous says:

      red alert! .. awooga! .. red alert!

      Her Holiness and posted a new page!

  9. I just got back from three days with the family at my sister’s Grass Valley vacation house out in the woods. I got all unlaxed and chilled.

    No E-card from M in the box.

  10. Searching through the internet the other day;

    Found old archives of HFW.com back in 2007-2010

    Quite interesting, read the comments, and you will be shocked in what we said!(:
    http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100801000000*/http://hotforwords.com 

    Miss those times..

  11. Anonymous says:

    more of my Rammstein love fest ..

    Rammstein – Moskau .. where Moscow is likened to a beautiful, fat, old painted whore
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMO8vYrTuqY 

    .. with translation
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeErZ6zU3SA 

  12. Neuroway says:

    “Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.”   
    – Count Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger de Saint Exupéry

  13. Anonymous says:

    a strangely sinister version of Lennon’s Across the Universe as if produced by the nazis ..
    Laibach – Across the Universe

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q5mlb3Bjzs&NR=1

    • Anonymous says:

      they’ve been said to have inspired rammstein.
      do you researching about bands which are influenced by nazi-germany without beeing nazis or racists?
      but you can not count rammstein as such a band because they see them selfs as pun-kband,  and make such innuendos not very often.

      • Anonymous says:

        basically, bands use style and drama to entertain. I think the fascist and nazi styles are the new scary monster styles.  It used to be gothic demons and other occult monsters, now its totallitarian design.

        It’s not really much different from style and drama in the movies.  Laibach are on the more thought provoking end of the spectrum. Rammstein are on the more out and out drama and fun end of the spectrum.
        somehow, when it comes to style and drama, people get anxious palpitations about bands where movies are given a free ride.  The whole thing about Laibach and Rammstein being nazis or neo nazis or nazi supporters is as dumb as saying Black Sabbath are devil worshippers.I think at the back of this there’s a minority that are keen to crush the growing respect for germany as a nation, and german self respect.

        • Anonymous says:

          i think this bands do a good job.
          even though german history is a very difficult matter.

          (too say adolf hitler was a evil man is somehow too cheap.
          the elimination of the jews was the 1. goal of the NSDAP and the german people voted for them, knowing about it. so the responsibility of this genocide  belongs too the majority of the german population which lived 2-3 generations before i was born.
          i have a little problem by that myself. me when i get mental problems when i see someone getting bullied.)

          but it is not only history, nowadays when you look the news:
          at least within europe, you hear about a lot of terror attacks committed by somehow right-winged extremists, much more than for example you hear about islamistic-terror assaults. one of the brutals was the attack of breivik, who killed 77 people. sometimes they get even mistaked for beeing islamic attacks, by the media.

          nevertheless german history needs to bee worked off, in a reasonable way.
          the portrayal of the beauty of strength which developed in this times is fascinating. moreover performers are used to refer too material from the past.
          and germany is said to have a cultural cut caused by the WWII. i heared some performers complaining about that, which are refreshing the german cultural desert.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81b7lFUxgZc

          • Anonymous says:

            i’m not so sure the situation was as simple as you suggest.  Did the nazi party stand on the platform of removing all jews from germany?  If so, why did the nazis get international support and praise? (Hitler was Time Magazine’s 1938 Man of the Year.  And that didn’t happen because of the ideas of one or two individuals within Time Magazine).

            When it was clear the nazi party wasn’t particularly popular and wouldn’t win any elections, they got financial support from top industrialists and bankers from the US.  

            The nazis got into power by heavy duty propaganda.  Much like the way the US is prepared us for the attack on Iraq.  It wasn’t a case of “here we are, these are the bare facts, these are our goals, vote for us if you wish”.

            So, how is democracy different from a totalitarian regime.  A democracy with a sophisticated media and propaganda system is essentially a totalitarian regime. With the benefit of, if everything screws up, it’s the people’s fault.

            Really, there are two versions of history. The cartoon version with clearly defined authorized good guys and bad guys. And there’s reality, with all the messy confusion of each human individual having his/her own context and reality.

            I think we should mock the authorised cartoon version of history as often as possible. The idea of holding a people at fault for a systemic failure is nonsense. And, yes .. simplifying the problem as being due to evil individuals is ridiculous too. These ideas are diversions from the real problem. The systemic failures of a state allow individuals to take advantage and manipulate the state for their own ends. There will always be people who will take advantage of systemic failures.

            As an allegory: your roof is faulty and rain is dripping on your head.  The water dripping on your head is annoying, but the failure is the faulty roof, not the rain.  There will always be rain.  We should concentrate on repairing the system, rather than faulting the rain.

      • Anonymous says:

        .. ps (tagged on to my rant)

        yeh .. i think Rammstein have said Laibach were a strong influence.
        .. and a good thing too!
        (much like the Sex Pistols were inspired by Neu! (Hero))

        Laibach – Opus Dei (parody of Europe’s Life is Life (not sure if “parody” is the right word – perhaps “filtered version”))
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC73Os9NmZE 

        (ever since i came across the expression “neue deutsche harte” i’ve discovered huge amounts of genius stuff!)

  14. l-p-r says:

    health care for the masses/drama pays, the sports plays 

    H-A-p.p-Y NeW YeaRS!

            GRANDMOTHERS ~ WHO ARE THE BRAIN POLICE?   “Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” – Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 …   

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  16. Anonymous says:

    I have also receive a Lots of mail for the christmas Greeting Card.
    Paula Young Coupon Code

  17. Anonymous says:

    what the … !!

    why are these pics below tagged to my post?

  18. Last night after a few days for our digestive tracts to process the Christmas rush, our family went to a separate Christmas in the giant great room of my nephew’s new house for another relative that got adopted out of the family (it’s a long story involving a spiteful woman). For dinner, we had a big spiral-cut glazed ham, baked mac & cheese, green-bean mcuk with spiced tomatoes and mushroom that I concocted, under-the-sea-salad, carrot salad, crescent rolls and sparkling cider. For desert the lady in the pix (my nephew’s wife) made delicious lemon bars. She is shown making up her traditional bread loaf assortments for each of us (eggnog, banana, nut, chocolate, etc.). We also scored big bags of homemade fudge.

    We you find a good thing, you gotta s-t-r-e-t-c-h it out.

  19. Neuroway says:

    “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”   - Rhett Butler, Gone with the Wind (1936)

  20. Neuroway says:

    “Beauty is a short lived tyranny.”   - Σωκράτης (469BC-399BC)

    But intelligence is forever young.

  21. Anonymous says:

    musical interlude ..

    Das Ich - Kannibale
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9SDx4aaczg 

  22. Anonymous says:

    fun fact …

    At the end of WWII GM and Ford demanded reparations from the U.S. Government for wartime damages sustained by their Axis facilities as a result of Allied bombing.

    http://rationalrevolution.net/war/american_supporters_of_the_europ.htm

  23. Anonymous says:

    i love the bastard fairies and bill o’reilly sucks, if he has something to do with the bastard fairies.

  24. Anonymous says:

    to keep music original, it has to bee exclusive!

    therefore:
      i don’t want you to sing my songs!

  25. Anonymous says:

    genre des que possible biatches!
    *

  26. Anonymous says:

    Viens chez moi ! et vite (loul) ! et, puis, ce serais super, super vite! bises! bye!
    nd
    ^^$

  27. Rijk says:

    Merry christmas and a happy new year everyone. From a snowy village near Denver

  28. Neuroway says:

    “Great trinkets are made up of small, soft and cheap stuff.”   
    - Dr. Dickie O’Fox, Ph.D. in Business Administration

  29. Anonymous says:

    see’n as it’s winter and it’s supposed to be cold, here’s some fire songs to warm you up..

    Arthur Brown – Fire (1968)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOErZuzZpS8

    The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning (1979)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCkNu9OxThc

    Prodigy – Firestarter (1996)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmin5WkOuPw

    Rammstein – Feuer Frei (2001)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e502auOnLuA
    (i guess this isn’t about fire. But the word is in the title and there’s fire on stage, so quit complaining)

  30. Anonymous says:

    hängengeblieben! hängengeblieben! broken conversation?!

    soppy punk rules:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he5aa6QcubE&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVKxV6I1yp4

  31. Anonymous says:

    hängengeblieben!

  32. Merry Christmas, folks. Hope you are having a good time. I made French pancakes for breakfast for 10, then we opened presents. We just finished marrow-ball soup with sparkling cider while playing Scrabble. Next is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Mmmm.

  33. Neuroway says:

    “Art must take reality by surprise.”   - Françoise Quoirez (1935-2004)

  34. Anonymous says:

    .. ah, this is a  bit more Yuletidy .. it involves snow white and the seven dwaves, so it must be 

    so .. the musical interpretation of what life was like for the seven dwarves under the snow white regime ..

    Rammstein – Sonne

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci6RYBDLYbg 

  35. l-p-r says:

    Merry Christmas! 

    …merry christmas to the Co-Host GORBY!

      christmas dogs singing jingle bells

  36. Merry Christmas, Marina. I’ve never gotten one of those E-mail cards from you. I suppose my E-mail slot is too narrow or something.

    • Anonymous says:

      (maybe i’ll post this in the right place this time .. here goes ..) 
      as long as we think everyone else is getting them, she doesn’t need to send any at all.

  37. seesixcm6 says:

    Dear Marina,  Merry Christmas to you, too!  Please stay warm and healthy.  Remember to wear a warm hat and a scarf, and wear a good overcoat.  I hope you get enough good tea and warm coffee, and enjoy a great Christmas dinner!  I’ll think nice thoughts about you this Christmas Sunday!
    SeesixCM6

  38. Anonymous says:

    and some (not very) yuletide music from Rammsein (who i’ve never heard before! Where have i been?)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odkyFxjlz0Y .. with Hungarian subtitles!

    (We’re all living in Amerika. Ist wonderbar.)

  39. Anonymous says:

    merry yuletide to you too, ma’am

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