Tag Archives: holiday cheer

Merry Christmas!

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 picture of:

You can read about it here.

Holiday Havoc

I don’t know how I missed these! V. just sent me a link to A Site Called Fred’s “Holiday Havoc” page. They have 6 years worth of exclusive Venture Brothers Holiday songs conveniently linked on one page. I’m super-easily amused so I particularly love Dr. Girlfriend and the Monarch as Bing Crosby and David Bowie doing “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.“

If you live under a rock and don’t know the original, it’s here:

Venture Aid 2006 is pretty great, too. You need to look up the source for that one, you’re on your own. I try not to expose my computer to that kinda thing.

Happy (belated) holidays!

Franz Kafka's Its a Wonderful Life

The December 17th selection in the Dali and Beyond Film Series is Peter Capaldi’s “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life”

A great deranged Christmas short to usher in the holiday season. In the spirit of Frank Capra’s classic film, Franz Kafka stars Richard E. Grant in the title role of this award-winning black comedy concerning the famous author suffering writer’s block on Christmas Eve, stumbling over how to complete the first sentence of “Metamorphosis,” while being tormented by holiday revelers downstairs. (1999, 24 min.; Not Rated, probably PG).

The series is screening at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

I haven’t seen the movie, but it sounds amusing.

Link from Creative Loafing