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Tacky Nativity Scenes 2: The Kitsch that Stole Christmas

Tacky Nativity Scenes 2: The Kitsch that Stole Christmas

Welcome back to our annual celebration of Kitschmas! Today’s theme is: Nativity scenes made of things that should not be used to make Nativity scenes. Brace yourselves….   You never sausage a nativity! It’s made of bacon, yet it’s still in bad taste! (Sorry. I know that jokes that bad aren’t kosher.)   What child […]

Return of the Christian Album Covers!

Return of the Christian Album Covers!

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the thrift store…. They’re back!  Yes, you remember those hilariously horrible old Christian album covers I found in one of my old silly posts? Unbelievably tacky pictures from a bygone era of people who were trying to be really cool, and failing dismally, and thinking they succeeded? […]

Best. Paper. Ever.

Best. Paper. Ever.

Our sources assure us that this study was published in a peer-reviewed journal. Certainly the research appears to have been exhaustive. Or exhausting.   Tip-o'-the-hat to Grasping Reality with Both Hands.  

Some Good Advice

Some Good Advice

From Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men: Miss Tick sniffed. “You could say this advice is priceless,” she said. “Are you listening?” “Yes,” said Tiffany. “Good. Now…if you trust in yourself…” “Yes?” “…and believe in your dreams…” “Yes?” “…and follow your star…” Miss Tick went on. “Yes?” “…you’ll still get beaten by people who spent […]

Rudolph's Revenge: A Fractured Christmas Fable

Rudolph’s Revenge: A Fractured Christmas Fable

* * * * * * * * “Yes,” my visitor told me, glowering over the steam of his warm Christmas toddy.  “The whole thing was the fault of the reindeer.” “Reindeer?”  I said. “You know: Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, Donder and Blitzen.  But it’s amazing how many people don’t […]

You're a Mean One, Mister Kitsch: More Tacky Nativity Scenes!

You’re a Mean One, Mister Kitsch: More Tacky Nativity Scenes!

On the second day of Kitschmas, I gave to the Crescat’s contest: Does it get any tackier than an inflatable Nativity Scene? Yes sir. Yes sir, it does….   Disproving the rule that everything is cooler with robots.   That’s one weird-looking donkey, or is it the Easter Bunny?   Baby Jesus and Baby Mary. […]

Merry Kitschmas: Tacky Nativity Scenes!

Merry Kitschmas: Tacky Nativity Scenes!

‘Tis the season: On the first day of Kitschmas, The Crescat gave to us the Tackiest Nativity Scene Contest! You know things are going to get interesting when they start out like this: That’s not even the half of it. Follow the link above for more Yuletide cheer! And here are a few I found […]

Christian Album Covers: The Hall of Silliness

Christian Album Covers: The Hall of Silliness

This is an oldie but goodie from my archives; it also got featured on Revelife.com to general hilarity. It’s been on my mind again as I’m trying to decide what to put on the cover of my forthcoming CD. I can assure you, it won’t be anything like these…. As long as we’re on the […]