Stuff & Nonsense

Contrary to popular belief...

Contrary to popular belief…

… this is not actually what editors live on. .  .  . (Photo (c) E.P., taken in a little shop in Ireland. More about my life to follow shortly; just had to share the laugh.)

Department of "Wait, What?"

Department of “Wait, What?”

Ring… Ring… “Hello, Department of ‘Wait, What?’.” “Yeah, it’s me. Hey, it’s been a long time since I did a ‘Stuff and Nonsense’ post, and I think I’d like to put in some ‘Wait, What?’.” “We’ve got that. What would you like?” “How about politics?” “I just remembered why I don’t like to talk politics.” […]

Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies

Because we all could use something funny this week: 1. Tax Advice Failblog reports that the following appears on the IRS website: Living in Chicago, I have to admit I’m not entirely surprised, but still… doesn’t this explain so much about our political system? And in case you were wondering, yes, it’s totally real. There’s […]

Tales from the Kitsch: More Tacky (and Creepy!) Nativity Scenes

Tales from the Kitsch: More Tacky (and Creepy!) Nativity Scenes

I told you guys to stop me. You can’t say you weren’t warned this would happen. Ohhhh, man. Emboldened by the Crescat’s contest and your delighted reaction to my previous hilarious tacky nativity scenes, I pushed past my initial fear and kept searching through the dark and terrible world beyond the Kitsch. Now I’ve found it. […]

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 […]

Unsystematic Theology from the Comics (again)

Unsystematic Theology from the Comics (again)

As you know (Bob), I’m a big fan of offbeat theological statements that make you laugh, or stop and think, or preferably both at once. Sometimes you really have to go looking for them. Other times they’re on the comics page. Here are three. 1. Pearls Before Swine on factions and spiritual abuse: 2. 9 […]