The 12 Peaty Days of Christmas

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  1. Ray-Z

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    Happy holidays to all, and apologies to anyone who has already used this idea.



    The Twelve Peaty Days of Christmas


    On the first day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    A thyroid in an orange tree.

    On the second day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    Two aspirin
    And a thyroid in an orange tree.

    On the third day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    Three French cheeses,
    Two aspirin,
    And a thyroid in an orange tree.

    On the fourth day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    Four brooder lamps,
    Three French cheeses,
    Two aspirin,
    And a thyroid in an orange tree.

    On the fifth day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    FIVE AWESOME BOOKS,
    Four brooder lamps,
    Three French cheeses,
    Two aspirin,
    And a thyroid in an orange tree.

    On the sixth day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    Six newsletters refuting,
    FIVE AWESOME BOOKS,
    Four brooder lamps,
    Three French cheeses,
    Two aspirin,
    And a thyroid in an orange tree.

    On the seventh day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    Seven oysters resting,
    Six newsletters refuting,
    FIVE AWESOME BOOKS,
    Four brooder lamps,
    Three French cheeses,
    Two aspirin,
    And a thyroid in an orange tree.

    On the eighth day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    Eight maids a-milking,
    Seven oysters resting,
    Six newsletters refuting,
    FIVE AWESOME BOOKS,
    Four brooder lamps,
    Three French cheeses,
    Two aspirin,
    And a thyroid in an orange tree.

    On the ninth day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    Nine ladies bag-breathing,
    Eight maids a-milking,
    Seven oysters resting,
    Six newsletters refuting,
    FIVE AWESOME BOOKS,
    Four brooder lamps,
    Three French cheeses,
    Two aspirin,
    And a thyroid in an orange tree.

    On the tenth day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    Ten hamsters a-leaping,
    Nine ladies bag-breathing,
    Eight maids a-milking,
    Seven oysters resting,
    Six newsletters refuting,
    FIVE AWESOME BOOKS,
    Four brooder lamps,
    Three French cheeses,
    Two aspirin,
    And a thyroid in an orange tree.

    On the eleventh day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    Eleven oxtails swaying,
    Ten hamsters a-leaping,
    Nine ladies bag-breathing,
    Eight maids a-milking,
    Seven oysters resting,
    Six newsletters refuting,
    FIVE AWESOME BOOKS,
    Four brooder lamps,
    Three French cheeses,
    Two aspirin,
    And a thyroid in an orange tree.

    On the twelfth day of Christmas,
    Ray Peat sent to me
    Twelve coffees steaming,
    Eleven oxtails swaying,
    Ten hamsters a-leaping,
    Nine ladies bag-breathing,
    Eight maids a-milking,
    Seven oysters resting,
    Six newsletters refuting,
    FIVE AWESOME BOOKS,
    Four brooder lamps,
    Three French cheeses,
    Two aspirin,
    And a thyroid in an orange tree.
     
  2. charlie

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    :rolling

    :lol

    :datsphatyo

    :dancenanner :dancenanner :dancenanner :dancenanner :dancenanner :dancenanner

    I have to ask though, hamsters? :confused


    Merry Christmas Ray-Z and the also to the rest of you! :xmas
     
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    Ray-Z

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    Thanks, Charlie. Glad you liked the song.

    IIRC, Ray Peat did his Ph.D. dissertation research on hamsters. The title was something like "Age-Related Oxidative Changes in the Hamster Uterus."
     
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    Darn. I was looking forward to a hamster fricassee.
    Seriously, thanks for the song Ray-Z. :clap Now you gotta record it. :eek
     
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    Ray-Z

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    You're very welcome, Rachel. When I release my album of Peat-themed music, I'll obviously have to call it "The Orange Album." :mrgreen:

    Funny you should mention hamster fricassee. A friend of mine claims that people eat hamsters (and guinea pigs) in parts of Latin America, so maybe they are tasty li'l critters.
     
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    As you probably already know, the South Americans are particularly lucky because they have guinea pigs like this:
     

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    Ray-Z

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    Wow! Those critters are a whole lot meatier than I realized! [Insert drooling smiley.]

    [Ray-Z grabs a jar of coconut oil, a bottle of hot sauce, and a sombrero, and sprints for the door.]
     
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    narouz - It's a little late, but I just read this. And I read the song to Mr Birdie who liked it a lot.
    Thanks!
     
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    Ray-Z

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    Birdie:

    I take it as high praise that you thought Narouz wrote my absurd Christmas carol. :mrgreen: Narouz, on the other hand, may not be so happy... :lol:

    EDIT: In any event, thank you for your kind thoughts, Birdie and Mr. Birdie.
     
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    Well, thanks! Typo/switch there to narouz. :) Anyway, I do remember saying to Mr Birdie that Ray on the forum wrote it.
     
  12. biggirlkisss

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    I'm sure he would love this.
     
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    Haha, bravo, Ray-Z.
     
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    Ray-Z

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    :hattip

    Thanks, BGK and Dan!
     
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    This is great! Even in May. :mrgreen:

    I was combing my way through a number of "unread posts" I have and came across this little gem.

    Thanks Ray-Z - this made my day. I was at first perplexed about the hamsters too! :lol:
     
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    Didn't want y'all to miss this! Worth rePeating! :D Merry Christmas!
     
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    Hahaha, I wonder what RP would think about this if he saw it. To be so optimistic about his health suggestions as to write a Christmas song about it...
     
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    this made my day

    nine ladies bag-breathing, such a great line!
     
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