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7 Days of Holiday Weirdness: Yule Logs (and “Yule Log: The Director’s Cut”)

December 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Merry Christmas! Now go burn some stuff… From Wikipedia: The first mention of the Yule log in the British Isles is a written account by the clergyman Robert Herrick, from the 1620s or 1630s. Herrick called the tradition a “Christmas log” and said that it was brought into the farmhouse by a group of males, […]

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7 Days of Holiday Weirdness: Christmas Songs

December 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

From “The Gingerdead Man” to “Evil Dead” Christmas comics, it’s been far too easy to find five days of holiday weirdness. Now, for Day Six, I bring you the gift of song (or something resembling song): Twisted Sister: Oh Come All Ye Faithful But wait… there’s more!

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7 Days of Holiday Weirdness: Christmas in Comic Books

December 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

So… some of you might know that I get paid to write about comics and the comic book industry. Yes, some of you might be well aware of the fact that covering comics is actually my job. I know — it amazes me sometimes, too. What you might not know is that the holiday season […]

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7 Days of Holiday Weirdness: Krampus and Other Strange Christmas Customs

December 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Welcome to Day Four of my “7 Days of Holiday Weirdness,” folks. From a serial-killing Gary Busey cookie to gun-toting unborn baby ornaments, it’s been a fun couple of days, eh? I happened upon this list of “Truly Strange Christmas Customs” a few weeks ago, and along with receiving some learnin’ about the Yule Log, […]

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7 Days of Holiday Weirdness: Unborn Baby Soldier Ornament

December 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Yesterday I put the spotlight on some bizarre (but occasionally quite brilliant) Christmas Trees, so now it’s time to address the ornaments that take a tree to the next level of weird. Case in point: The “Unborn Baby Ornament – US Troop Model.” Protect our troops – from the womb to the war. What if […]

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7 Days of Holiday Weirdness: It’s A Merry Dalek Christmas!

December 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Yesterday was murderous holiday cookies possessed by the soul of Gary Busey, and today is, well… It’s hard to follow up Gary Busey with anything, really, but I hope this will suffice. In this round of Holiday Weirdness, I give you the successor to murderous holiday cookies: a Genocidal Christmas Tree. Yes, it’s a Christmas […]

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7 Days Of Holiday Weirdness: The Gingerdead Man

December 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Every year, when the first flakes of snow appear outside my window and the smell of pine begins to offer up a much-appreciated counterpoint to the everyday scents of city streets and crowded office buildings, and multicolored lights begin to find their way to lampposts and door frames everywhere I turn, I can’t help but […]

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