At the airport today, I came across this catalog from Avon, featuring the front cover message that I am “Just in time for the holiday rush.”
What this means, I think: I have, in the nick of time, gained access to a sacred rite of being in a hurry to get to something else.
According to the Bacon Today web site, which promises readers daily news about bacon, yesterday was International Bacon Day. There were few observances of the holiday that were not directly coordinated by corporate bacon interests, however.
There was a Bacon Festival in San Jose, California, but the event was a disaster. Event organizers Moveable [...]
It’s not strictly tied to the calendar, but December 5 is a traditional Krampustag (Day of Krampus) in which the creature historically associated with the old Yuletide stories makes his way through European towns and cities engaged in a bit of fun. “Fun” is a word that originally described trickery, quick-footed fooling or some other [...]
Do an online search for pictures of napping, and almost all of what you’ll see will be photographs of animals and pre-school children. The rest of us, it seems, are working hard to comply with the admonishment: Don’t let them catch you napping! So much for National Napping Day. [...]
Yep, a Free Krampus Card, all yours, one per person.
Well, Free-ish. I hate it when people leave the fine print to the last, so let me say upfront you gotta pay shipping and sales tax, which is slightly bogus, but this is the best deal we could get with our distributor…
… but [...]
As a trickster, Krampus exists outside of simple divisions between good and evil. Krampus isn’t a goodie goodie like Santa Claus, but that doesn’t mean he’s evil. [...]
Damh the Bard sings of the Horned God as the reason for the season. When will he sing specifically of the revels of Krampus? [...]
What should a serious peace activist do to observe Peace Day this year? [...]