Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday the 13th

Being a member of the Knights Templars (California Chapter), especially being the Grand Master of such a division, one tends to be quite leery of Friday the 13th.

Everyone knows, of course, that the Knights Templars were rounded up and arrested on Friday the 13th, 1307. The arrest of Jaques de Molay and 60 of his brethren, sent waves of shock throughout all of Christendom. Personally, I am not afraid of anything (except the Hulk, but that is a long story there). But the power of the French Monarchy does leave one a tiny bit humbled. Therefore, I highly recommend staying indoors and stay out of the reach of others. It isn't as if I suffer from paraskavedekatriaphobia, but a case of better safe than sorry.

See you all tomorrow!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

We all have our illusions

Friday, December 23, 2005

Tacky Holidays

Jesus is the reason for the season. So any survey of "outsider" Christmas art must begin with Him.

I like this one better. Not so preachy, know what I mean?


Their heads bobble. Spiffy!

"Hi there, little girls. Whatcha doin'?"

The Fairy Jesus tree top ornament. Popular in West Hollywood.

Jesus comforts JFK.

A truly AMERICAN Jesus.

Very tasteful.

We're a few months late, but how could we overlook this? I think it would have looked a little better with a few bats in the sky.

We return you now to the holiday already in progress.

One way to make sure He doesn't burn you in hell is to bake Him a cake.



I think the artist was serious.

In earlier posts, I told you that my favorite motif was Santa and Jesus. I was under the impression that this type of decoration was introduced in the 1980s. Turns out the theme goes back quite a ways...





Wouldn't this one look spiffy on your rooftop?







EVERYONE is making a "Happy Birthday Jesus" cake this season...

And now we enter the QUESTIONABLE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS DEPARTMENT...








Not really an ornament. This was the White House Christmas card sent out to close friends of the Bush family.

This is Christmas food. Eat it.

You may not want to eat this.

"You want to brush my peepee? By all means!"

The true meaning of Christmas.

It just wouldn't be Christmas without the monkeys.


The Goth Christmas card. I like this one.

A few more lights and this one would have been PERFECT.





For the office.

This is pretty much what my old MRI mainboard is good for.

Christmas (Bud) lights.



The finest Christmas ornament I have ever seen.





And now we explore the TRUE FACE OF SANTA...

I guess you could say I'm a Santa "buff."










Any woman who refuses to do this obviously hates Santa and Christmas and Jesus.

"What was in those cookies?"






How we won the Big One.


Maybe THIS is the finest ornament I have ever seen...

Who SAYS he needs a warrant?

Uh-oh...there are cops around the house. What's going on?

Oh no!!

OH NO!!!