Friday, December 10, 2010

Secular X-mas stuff

1. I love this. I saw something like this in one of the Comic-Con costume galleries… a grayscale person. This is not Photoshopped, it’s done with makeup and gray clothing (although, for the sake of one photo, it might be easier to use Photoshop to get the effect). See more desaturated Santa pics here.


2. In the Scrooge category, it's been revealed that the Salvation Army has been taking Twilight and Harry Potter toy donations and throwing them in the trash, while giving the OK to guns (such as a plastic M-16). Their PR people are currently scurrying to clarify this, saying that they really don't approve of toy guns. Wizards and vampires are nixed though. Not sure of their policy toward fairies (including Fairy Godmothers, Tooth Fairies, and Tinkerbell), leprechauns, mermaids, Jolly Old Elves named Claus, ghosts of Christmas Past, Good Witch Glenda, or Virgin pregnant ladies.

3. A good response to old Sally Ann might be to stuff her ding-dong cauldron with a farting Santa ornament or Blitzed'n the drunken reindeer.

4. This last one is just cute. Simon's Cat has a new video out called "Santa Claws", and this is not on YouTube or embeddable yet. Click to watch. Yule love it.
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9 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And that is precisely why I never give the Salvation Army anything -- no money, no toys, no thrift store donations. It is a virulently homophobic and fundamentalist church, no matter how much "good" it tries to pass itself off as doing in the community.

On a happier note -- I love Simon's cat! Thanks for the link to the new video!

Blueberry said...

I quit giving to the SA years ago.

Frogette said...

OMG your flamingo nativity scene is pure genius!

brightestblue said...

Ah! I love Simon's Cat!! They are so cute! (and true!)

Connie, Orlando said...

I gave up decorating a tree years ago. Too many cats and one of my dogs accidentally knocked over the tree one year. Many years ago I found one of my cats straddling a limb, sound asleep. I hadn't decorated the tree yet!

You must check this out: http://www.fluffytails.ca/christmas.asp

Blueberry said...

Frogette: "Google 37th Street Austin" and check out our little legendary homegrown display, it's amazingly creative and awesome, even though the most extreme decorator has moved. {sigh}
BBlue: Simon's Cat is a favorite here! Here's a link to all of them: http://www.simonscat.com/films.html.
ConnieO: Great link, and no exaggeration on the cats and tree. We don't put up a tree.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I don't like their attitude towards gays, and the fact that they say their a church but won't let anyone see their records..f u c k them.

Blueberry said...

YDG: I've gotten stubborn over the years and will not give to any charity run by a church.

Ptelea said...

I can't get past how freaky the desaturated Santa is....