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Bah Humbug! Are You A Scrooge Looking For That Life Changing Moment?
2012-12-19 05:43:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most iconic lines of Christmas is "Bah, humbug!" uttered by Ebenezer Scrooge, the famous miser in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. A new study on life changing experiences from Brigham Young University has given Dickens high marks for his portrayal of Scrooge's rapid switch from curmudgeon to saint. BYU psychology professor Sam Hardy and former graduate student Jon Skalski performed an in-depth study of 14...

2009-05-18 22:17:41

Director Robert Zemeckis and actors Jim Carrey and Colin Firth were in Cannes Monday to promote their upcoming film Disney's A Christmas Carol. The 3D re-imagining of Charles Dickens' classic tale is to open in theaters Nov. 6. It stars Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge, Gary Oldman as his clerk and Firth as his nephew. Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew, Disney said in a news release. But when the...

2008-10-02 00:00:14

A Youth theatre group is inviting creative youngsters to take part in a Christmas extravaganza. Young people aged four to 25 can sign up for Fusion Youth Theatres' seasonal production of A Christmas Carol. There will be four workshops a week leading up to the December performance, including dance, theatre, drama for infants, acting and devising for older children and carol singing. All of the groups will come together before the production date to merge what they have created into one...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.