When I was a lad, we celebrated the holiday season by holding hands and singing carols about togetherness. We were sure to be good little children, to do exactly what our parents told us. We knew the real meaning of the season, all right. The songs helped us remember: “you better watch out, you better […]
Tonight is Krampusnacht, the night when the wild hairy trickster of Yule goes cavorting around in the darkest shadows of the year.
They’re Krampusing in Chicago, and in Bloomington, too. Hell, they’re even putting on horns in Charlotte.
Graveyard Dirt writes, “Krampus is often described as a spirit of Christmas, but in truth, the character […]
World Can’t Wait has announced that October 30th is National Wear Orange Day, an opportunity to… hold on…
In 2012 and 2013, National Wear Orange Day was celebrated in September, as a show of solidarity with the work of food banks.
In February of 2014, National Wear Orange Day was observed in recognition of the […]
Today, June 29th, is celebrated online as a kind of technical holiday. It’s Camera Day.
What will you picture today?
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 […]