holiday cheer

Squirrel-adjacent Holiday Crime: South Carolina Edition

by meanlouise December 27, 2013 holiday cheer

“A 41-year-old man was left bloodied early Christmas morning after his spouse attacked and stabbed him with a ceramic squirrel for not bringing home beer, according to an incident report.” You’re welcome, Florida.

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Christmas movies: a trio of terror. Or laughs. One of those.

by meanlouise December 25, 2013 holiday cheer

If you’re looking for some holiday movies to go along with that bottle of bourbon Santa left under the tree, here’s a trio that will guarantee your whole family needs therapy for years to come. Rare Exports (2010) is a 3 year old Finnish horror/comedy for the whole (Addams) family. It’s a really good movie. […]

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Rankin Bass’s “The Thing”

by meanlouise December 22, 2013 holiday cheer

This may be one of the all-time great re-cut trailers of…well, all time. Rankin Bass’s “The Thing”:

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Urban Legends, Halloween Candy edition

by meanlouise October 31, 2013 academia

My neighborhood gets pretty festive for Christmas, but I find the amount of time and money that goes into Halloween is staggering. Fun, but a bit crazy. I love Halloween and, admittedly, I require vigilant adult supervision in the Halloween aisles so that I don’t cart home every single novelty item pertaining to bones or […]

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Haunted Mansion Fan Art & the costume that wins the Internet

by meanlouise October 29, 2013 culture

It never occurred to me that there would be a world of Haunted Mansion fan art out there! Jill Harness on neatorama: 13 Great Pieces of Haunted Mansion Fan Art. Mind you, I’m posting this while sitting beneath several framed Shag Haunted Mansion 40th anniversary postcards. Meanwhile, over at Reddit you can see a photo […]

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NBC’s Dracula + Pumpkins

by meanlouise October 25, 2013 books + libraries

I haven’t had time to read any reviews for the new Friday night TV show, Dracula, so I kept forgetting to look forward to its debut. I haven’t noticed much publicity for the show and Husband doesn’t think he’d have been aware of it at all if I hadn’t Tivo’d it. In this respect, and […]

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Merry Christmas!

by meanlouise December 25, 2012 holiday cheer

Merry Christmas from this thing – which is apparently a toddler-sized animatronic raccoon that has lost it’s ski poles and is now futilely miming skiing – and not, as I originally thought, a toddler-sized animatronic squirrel miming lewd acts in our general direction. It’s part of this yard, which I couldn’t even get a full […]

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Mummy Cookie Pops

by meanlouise December 24, 2012 holiday cheer

I can’t imagine I’ll get to making Christmas cookies this year, but if I do The Decorated Cookies’ fabulous Mummy Cookie Pops (as seen on Laughing Squid) are at the top of the list. Or maybe they share the top of the list with the Gingerdead Men. Hard to say, really.

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by meanlouise December 7, 2012 holiday cheer

This is one of my favorite McSweeney’s pieces: An Open Letter to Pumpkin-Flavored Seasonal Treats.” I can’t say it’s my favorite, though, because I do love It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers,” an awful lot.

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Happy 4th of July!

by meanlouise July 4, 2012 holiday cheer
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