24
Nov

Burnouts

SoapboxSmilingWpCWe all do it. We rush the holidays.

And what better way to plunge into the spirit of the season than to watch programming about Christmas in other lands (such as how they celebrate Christmas in East St. Louis when you live in St. Louis and how they celebrate Christmas in St. Louis when you live in East St. Louis), how to find the perfect Christmas tree, where to party on New Year's Eve, and our favorite: who has the best extreme holiday light display?

Just the other night while sipping a bit of adulterated egg nog we were mesmerized by a competition involving four worthy competitors who had absolutely nothingĀ in common other than their holiday decorating fetish. Now, that'sĀ America!

We're going to break down and say it: we like the manic enthusiasm and idiot savantism of these holiday nuts. They are all about their craft 24/7/365.

Hell's Bells, we can't focus long enough to make ourselves a decent breakfast.

30
Dec

The Hangover, Part 4

CarolingKaroake_WpCAs the Grinch might say, "At last, an end to all that SINGING, SINGING, SINGING!!!"

24
Dec

Procrastination

GiftCard_WpCOnly 8 more shopping hours until Christmas!

23
Dec

Naughty, Naughty

NaughtyList_WpCNorth Korea ain't got nuthin' on the Fogies!

16
Dec

Ho-Ho-Hum

XmasSpiritWebCIn "A Christmas Carol", old Scrooge was a mean-spirited miser. He had money, but didn't want to share it.

Nowadays, old fogies with limited funds play the Scrooge because they can't afford to buy gifts or have holiday feasts. Some have trouble keeping the heat on.

It's enough to scare the Dickens out of you.

 

9
Dec

Elves Has Left the Building

ElfShelf_WpCLet's face it, people - this "Elf on a Shelf" gimmick is just plain creepy!!