Creepmas! Night of the Living Santa
On Creepmass, Franken-Santa Dances For You!
On The 3rd Day Of Creepmas: Type-0 Negative
Santa Hates You
On The First Day Of Creepmas…
This year I plan on participating in something awesome and new… CREEPMAS! What is Creepmas you ask? Well I’m glad you asked. From the website itself:
CREEPMAS is a good-natured push back at Retail America for trying to force Christmas down our throats as early as July. Something has gone seriously wrong with how holidays are marketed to us in the last 5 years. When you go to a major retail store in mid-October only to find they’ve gotten rid of all their Halloween merchandise in favor of snowmen & Santas, well, it’s time to take action!
Something as utterly ridiculous as Christmas trees in August deserves an equally ridiculous response!
CREEPMAS is for those Halloween lovers and Monster Kids who want to say “enough is enough” - if they’re going to put their Christmas into our Halloween, then let’s put our Halloween into their Christmas! Tim Burton showed us that it can be done with marvelous results, and we’re definitely following his lead.
The 13 Days of Creepmas is an online Celebration of Spookiness from December 1 - 13. The idea is to bring a macabre twist to Christmas and the holidays. Get creative and post it on your blog - share your twisted yule visions with the world!
Now bear in mind - this is for FUN. We’re not out to ruin other peoples’ holidays and sabotage/vandalism are NOT what we’re promoting. Leave the neighbors’ nativity scene alone. The 13 Days of Creepmas is about how you decorate yourself, your home and/or your life to let the world know that you are a CREEP! Wear it loud, wear it proud!
And Thanksgiving? Sorry, you turkey - you’re on your own.
And for those of you who know me, know that this is right up my dimly lit alley. I pretty much celebrate Halloween and all things spooky year-round. So participating in Creepmas seems like the right thing to do. If anything, it’ll kind of give me some intensive to post more often.
Savage Vs. Santorum, Part II
Columnist Dan Savage and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum are at it again.
For those who don’t remember, Savage was the one who Google bombed Santorum in 2003 by turning Santorum’s last name into a slang term related to anal sex and making that definition the top result on the planet’s largest search engine. If you want to know all the details surrounding that initial bought, Google it up. But it’ll be a very NSFW bit of research. Just warning you.
In any case, their little spat has rekindled with some back and forth sniping. This mostly due to the fact that Santorum is in the GOP running for the presidential nomination, and thus far hasn’t gotten much attention compared to the other hopefuls.
But now Savage is upping the ante by giving Santorum this little ultimatum: If you run for president on an anti-gay platform, there will be no choice but to redefine you first name as well. Which Savage explains below.
Foreclosing Vampire Featured on Colbert Report
Patrick Rodgers, of which most of you may know as the vampire that foreclosed on Wells Fargo a few months ago, finally had his story featured on last night’s Colbert Report. Best part about the piece? Dan ‘Fucking’ Rather is the guest investigative reporter!
I’ve had a few folks ask me about my workstation setup, which is configured to make me have to stand instead of sitting all day. So behold! Above is a shot of how its currently set up. It’s not an original idea by any means, especially using Ikea’s Fredrik computer workstation, but it’s a good one if you’re looking for better posture and less wide-load ass issues.
Configuring the workstation this way wasn’t hard to accomplish. Instead of doing it the way the oh-so helpful Ikea pictographs show you, just put one of the small shelves to the lowest level, the other small shelf placed where your monitor is at eye level, and the large shelf positioned where it’s comfortable for you to use your keyboard. That’s it. With my clever addition of another Ikea product, the Summera computer holder, I was able to place my system off to the side which makes for plenty of space. Okay, that idea wasn’t clever either. But it works, so shut it.
Since setting things up this way, I’ve noticed considerably less stiffness in my shoulders and back. But my feet usually are killing me after a few hours unless I’m wearing shoes with a good sole. All in all I’ve been really digging it over the past few months.
If you’re really interested (or really that board) you can see more of my office and the various crap that it holds on my Flickr set.
"Philadelphia homeowner ‘forecloses’ on Wells Fargo"
What do you do when you’re a home owner who has always been on time with your payments, your home isn’t one of the many that’s considered “under watter”, and yet your mortgage company is trying to shake you down with unnecessary insurance hikes… and they totaly ignore your questions in reguards to said unnecessary insurance hikes? Why you take them to court and force one of their regional offices into a Sheriff’s sale.
Frustrated by a dispute with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and by his inability to get answers to questions, the West Philadelphia homeowner took the mortgage company to court last fall.
The result: At least for the moment, the contents of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 1341 N. Delaware Ave., are scheduled for sheriff’s sale on March 4 to satisfy the judgment and pay about $200 for court and sheriff’s costs.
This is honestly one of the best news stories to hit press so far this year. Maybe even within the past few. I mean, he’s forcing Wells Fargo Home Mortgage into a sheriff’s sale. Yeah, yeah, it’s just one of their offices. But come on, a mortgage company forced into a sheriff’s fucking sale! It’s a made for TV movie at the very least.
You can read the full story here on Philly.com.
Duke Nukem Forever Reveal Trailer
Are you arachnophobic? Do you really want to overcome that unnatural fear of spiders? Or are you looking to simply gross-out your friends at parties? Well, the crazy cats over at Think Geek want to help you out. You can now purchase Mother Nature’s perfect little nightmarish creature, the spider… as a snacky treat. Yes, you read that right. For just $24.99 you can now order up a fully baked, ready to eat, roughly 3.5” diameter fucking spider. To consume.
"Every Oven-Baked Tarantula is baked in its native Cambodia, and collected from monitored sources (to protect the tarantula’s natural population). Each one is baked, crunchy, and just a little hairy - but ready to eat right out of the package. Just don’t forget to remove the fangs first. Then, enjoy your yummy Cambodian delicacy - your very own Oven-Baked Tarantula."
So, um… yeah. Think you got the guts to eat one? Think you have the bravery to consume one? Than order up one and have at it! Just remember that it didn’t happen unless there’s photographic proof.
Think Geek’s Oven-Baked Tarantula product page.