Merry Christmas from the American Nihilist Underground Society

I can’t recall the exact path which led me to these guys, but sometimes the destination really is better than the journey. If, like me, you find Scrooges to be the best entertainment money can’t buy, you might enjoy this anti-Christmas screed. Or at least this excerpt:

Christmas is just another day, and a day in which you can do what you want, as long as you aren’t fooled by the hype of the crowd. Happy are those who never hear Christmas music at all, but happier are those who hear without hearing, and notice the holiday without heeding. Crush Christmas with your awareness of its meaninglessness. There’s no need for despair if you never take it seriously in the first place.

I don’t know which I like more, the one ironic twist too many in the acronym, the overly precious alliteration, or the quasi-biblical intonement of “notice without heeding”.

Happy Holidays, everybody!


  1. notrelatedtoted says

    They sound like a bunch of real, uh…….anuses.

  2. True fact: I learned about them from a student who was quite surprised that I was already familiar with nihilism.

  3. Matthew Lickona says

    They list the Unabomber as one of their heroes!

  4. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Nice marmot.

  5. They will be convening at the Church without Christ in a few short days were the deaf dont hear and the blind don’t see.

  6. Matthew Lickona says

    Why do nihilists bother?

  7. I’m a nihilist and I vote.

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