In many ways, Big Brother is the present day equivalent of a 1980s Club 18-30 Holiday - flirting, sunbathing, silly little organised games, and lots of people you'd like to remove from the genepool with a cricket bat.
In the old days, it was not called the holiday Season. The Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'
This little steamer, like all her brave and battered sisters, is immortal. She'll go sailing proudly down the years in the epic of Dunkirk. And our great-great-grand-children, when they learn how we began this war by snatching glory out of defeat, and then swept on to victory, may also learn how the little holiday steamers made an excursion to hell and came back glorious.John Priestly
There were his young barbarians all at play, There was their Dacian motherhe, their sire, Butchered to make a Roman holiday.Rochdale
Art should be like a holiday: something to give a man the opportunity to see things differently and to change his point of view.Paul Klee
First impressions of mediaeval life are usually coloured by the courtly romances of Malory and his later refiners. Chaucer brings us down to reality, but his people belong to a prosperous middle-class world, on holiday and in holiday mood. Piers Plowman stands alone as a revelation of the ignorance and misery of the lower classes, whose multiplied grievances came to a head in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.william langland
Our great-grand-children, when they learn how we began this war by snatching glory out of defeat, and then swept on to victory, may also learn how the little holiday steamers made an excursion to hell and came back glorious.J.G. Priestly
There were his young barbarians all at playThere was their Dacian mother]], he, their sire,Butcherd to make a Roman holiday.lord byron
"My dear little man," said the dragon solemnly, "just understand, once for all, that I can't fight and I won't fight. I've never fought in my life, and I'm not going to begin now, just to give you a Roman holiday. In old days I always let the other fellows the earnest fellows do all the fighting, and no doubt that's why I have the pleasure of being here now."Kenneth Grahame
In one of the most outrageous appeasement gestures in a year full of them, the Empire State Building was illuminated in green to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid ... New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ... apparently believes that the best response to terrorists is to celebrate diversity.charles foster johnson
I'd like to be able to go on holiday and not to have to hold my belly in for two whole weeks.Paul McCartney
I spend eight to nine months working abroad and cram in a holiday when I have the odd week off. This year, three of those months were spent in America playing gigs with my band, so we got to visit all kinds of places from Arizona to New York. After a few weeks, I really began to miss family and friends not to mention baked beans!katie melua
Time for work, yet take Much holiday for arts and friendships sake.
Serbia is the ideal destination for anyone looking for an adventurous holiday, without any long-haul flights, and a love of meeting the locals. You get a real feeling of being in an exotic location, where the tectonic plates of Islam, Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholicism, alongside socialism and capitalism, have all collided in the past.
[A] blasphemous faux holiday ... [which would] only serve to reinforce broader American misunderstandings of Islam and Muslims.
As far as tourists are concerned they have various destinations they can choose for their holiday. No tourist will come to a country where violence is taking place.
Labor day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.Bill Dodds
Seems like Americans just want it to be Halloween all year. The holiday just keeps getting more popular.Amity Shlaes
I don't want to spend the next two years in holiday Inns.Walter F(rederick) Mondale
I returned to the holiday Inn — where they have a swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms — to consider the paradox of a nation that has given so much to those who preach the glories of rugged individualism from the security of countless corporate sinecures, and so little to that diminishing band of yesterday's refugees who still practice it, day by day, in a tough, rootless and sometimes witless style that most of us have long since been weaned away from.hunter s. thompson