Archive | December, 2010

It’s almost Christmas…

23 Dec

This is my kind of Santa:

Man, I love Kate Beaton.

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Speaking of muppets…

18 Dec

I always forget about this, and then I rediscover it, and then I pee my pants a little.

Merry almost Christmas…

Tom Waits is magic.

15 Dec

I am convinced, and have been for some time now that Tom Waits would make the best muppet ever. Seriously, he sounds like some kind of mash-up of the Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch, with the intelligibility of the Swedish Chef.

This is the closest thing to muppet-Tom Waits I could find, in which he transforms from some kind of flying meatball-cloud into a Rocky Horror-esque turnip.

But that’s not to say I don’t love him. He was amazing in Wristcutters, made that one scene in Domino watchable, and played a slick-as-shit Satan in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.

Not to mention he was a total fox in his younger years.

 

 

A very Harry Christmas

14 Dec

So it’s no secret that I’m pretty much obsessed with Harry Potter.

David made this for me a while back. This is why we're friends.

I’ve done a pretty good job of keeping my Potter-related freak-outs to a minimum, but between the awesomeness that is Deathly Hallows Part One (I have got to go see it again) and the plethora of wizard-inspired giftables floating around the interweb, I’m having a hard time keeping my enthusiasm contained.

Seriously, have you even seen the Deathly Hallows poster?

Hogwarts is on fucking fire

And how awesome is this Threadless tee?

And this illustration of the trio is fucking precious:

I love how pitiful and inept Ron looks.

This is amazing:

Any one of these should tide me over until my letter from Hogwarts arrives. In the meantime, mischief managed!

Apologies and festiveness!

13 Dec

So, yeah. I’m a terrible blogger. Due to computer crashes, retail craziness and trying to get all my handmade Christmas presents done, I haven’t posted in a really long time. Sorry.

However, as the holiday season is now in full swing, I’m sharing with you my top five holiday movies, guaranteed to warm the heart of even the Grinchiest Scrooge.

1. A Muppet Christmas Carol

Muppets and Michael Caine?! I rest my case.

2. Christmas Vacation

My family used to have a running contest to see how many times we could watch this between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think we topped out at 11.

3. A Christmas Story

Celebrating not only Christmas, but all the wonderful, horrible, awkward things about being a kid in December. Also featuring the most terrifying Santa Claus in history.

4. Elf

Before Jon Favreau helmed the Iron Man franchise, he made a little movie about a big elf. Besides being insanely quotable (“Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”), the film boasts appearances from Amy Sedaris and Peter Dinklage.

5. The Hebrew Hammer

Who will stop Andy Dick from taking down Hanukkah with bootleg copies of “It’s a Wonderful Life”?

Shabat shalom, mama.

6. *BONUS* A Very Sunny Christmas Special

Not actually a Christmas movie per say, but it makes the list for teaching us the therapeutic value of throwing rocks at trains after realizing your parents provided your gifts through breaking and entering, and that your mother was fucking a succession of Santas.

Oh, and Fred Savage, like Wonder Years Fred Savage, directs.