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Screeee Hello To My Little Friend!

Screeee Hello To My Little Friend!

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Hey, Bobbin. I am totally ready to start this essay with you, and I am definitely going to stay on topic, so if I start to ramble just give me a good solid jab with your finger! Like a witch jabbing a chubby kid that she’s thinking about putting into a cauldron.

Are You A Reindeer? Living Out My Sci-fi Mall Fantasy In Woolworth’s

Are You A Reindeer? Living Out My Sci-fi Mall Fantasy In Woolworth’s

“I think you boys need to leave.”

The man in the flannel shirt and baseball hat gave Luther Jr. and me a look that was somewhere between rehearsed menace and weary resignation with a touch of genuine perplexion thrown in. I really didn’t know what the guy’s problem was. I mean, yes, I had just asked another shopper if she was a reindeer, but I didn’t see how that was any of his business.

A Boulder Of Tinsel On A Hill Made Of Mistletoe: A Review Of “Santa Claus: The Movie”
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A Boulder Of Tinsel On A Hill Made Of Mistletoe: A Review Of “Santa Claus: The Movie”

A woodcutter named Claus goes out in a blizzard and nearly gets himself killed trying to deliver a bag full of toys to the village children. He and his wife eventually get lost and succumb to the cold, clutching a sack full of carved wooden horses and dolls with yarn hair. Looks like the Dolly Parton Country Christmas Special is going to need a new set dresser.

On Centrifugal Christmas Trees, Artificial Turf, and Shaping the Post-War World
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On Centrifugal Christmas Trees, Artificial Turf, and Shaping the Post-War World

It used to throw off sparks. Not big ones, but like the sparks from an empty cigarette lighter. Presumably, this was by design and not some overlooked safety issue. In retrospect, it’s probably a good thing that there used to be a solid month between Halloween and the beginning of the Christmas season, given the flammability of the store-bought plastic Halloween costumes that I would continue to wear for weeks after the holiday.

Imperial Trouble Episode 57: “He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special” with Everett Steele of Geekcetera

Imperial Trouble Episode 57: “He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special” with Everett Steele of Geekcetera

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Sam and Jason get into the Christmas spirit with Everett Steele of geek apparel site Geekcetera! Topics include He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special, stealing a mule’s soul, scooter aficionados and Total Recall.