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Sexually confused Christmas cards

I found this in my camera today; I meant to post it before Christmas. I’m pretty sure that’s not supposed to be “Season’s greetings to my favorite incestuous relationship.” More like “Merry Christmas to my butch sister and her thang.”

Hope the blurry shot doesn’t make you feel urpy. I had to take it by stealth. Shopkeepers really don’t like to see you taking snapshots of their wares.

And that’s all I got in me today. We’re huddled over a coal fire tonight trying not to freeze our little weasels off.


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 7, 2010, 7:32 pm

OMG, I almost took a header looking at that.

Hope things aren’t TOO cold there. My heater has been going like gangbusters the last few days, and Schroedinger really doesn’t seem to want to go out too much.

Of course, that might be because something tried to take a chunk out of his chest last week. Looked painful, but he’s recovering nicely. he wouldn’t even allow me to put Neosporin on it.

If I lived close to you, I could let you borrow one of my antique kerosene room heaters……

Comment from Allen
Time: January 7, 2010, 7:55 pm

Damn, I didn’t know I’d need dramamine. Whoa, has me seeing things. Hey what the hell, I’ll have a cocktail or two and it should come into focus, right?

I wonder if the reindeer symbolize anything. Never mind I don’t want to know.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 7, 2010, 9:56 pm

Worry not, Stoaty’s being a drama weasel.

It’s lovely and hot in here – mostly because we switched from burning wood to coal this week as the temperature dropped. Dear gods that stuff kicks out the heat!

Indeed, I heard a little weasel mutter that it was a shade too warm earlier, as it shed a layer of fur.

Let’s put it this way. Even the cat has had to retreat from the immediate proximity of the stove. It’s that hot.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 7, 2010, 10:17 pm

UB, did you provide the appropriate Burlesque music for her as she did so? 😉

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 7, 2010, 10:25 pm

I certainly did! 🙂

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 7, 2010, 10:35 pm

Good man. good man…….. 🙂

Comment from armybrat
Time: January 7, 2010, 10:50 pm

not to derail your thread but your big ass winter storm almost derailed my Greek vacation! BA cancelled my flight! Thank God my travel agent found another flight….sucks that it was $2000 more. Thank God there are bars in airports as I plan on using alcohol to numb not only the cocyx that I fractured on Christmas Eve, but also my despair at the higher cost.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: January 7, 2010, 10:55 pm

Glad to hear you’re keeping warm. I’m a little concerned about my elderly parents in the IOW, since cold weather has a disproportionate impact on older people. Fortunately they have a good support network, but it’s still a bit dodgy (I can’t reliably recall the last time they had a lasting snowfall in the IOW – 1991 perhaps?) Good thing they’re well able to afford to turn the central heating up to full blast.

Costa Rica weather gizmo reports 34 °C with 65% RH. Yay! (It’s not that hot, or humid, here in the Valley, but it ain’t snowing.)

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 7, 2010, 10:58 pm

LOL, that would be a fun picture…..

Dita Von Tweasel, dancing in front of the fireplace…..

Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: January 7, 2010, 11:06 pm

Hope the blurry shot doesn’t make you feel urpy.

Crap, you almost had me headed out the door to the ER…found out today that I’ve developed diabetes…went to the doc ‘cuz my vision was blurry.

Glad that it wasn’t me, though!

Been looking at coal stoves for a couple of seasons…but can’t find a coal supplier here for domestic use. (The power plant down the road though has huge piles of the stuff. Wonder if they’d miss any?)

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: January 7, 2010, 11:08 pm

I guess I shouldn’t be complaining about the cold when it’s only in the low 50s here, but it seems darned cold to me, pansy Californian that I am.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 7, 2010, 11:16 pm

What’s even funnier is that the two reindeer on the card are obviously stags, in the grip of testosterone-fueled head-butting frenzy.

EW1(SG): It’s been a long time since there were retail coal-sellers. Somebody (was it Lileks?) posted a vintage ad for “Blue Star Brand” coal, which included the suggestion “try a ton”.

A ton. It’s hard to imagine something being sold to the public in tons.

Comment from Og
Time: January 8, 2010, 2:05 am




Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 8, 2010, 8:35 am

When we bought this new stove, we made sure it was multi-fuel, just to cover all our bases. So we can burn wood, and do when it isn’t so cold.

What we’re burning now isn’t reallhy coal, but solid fuel. Think charcoal briquettes. They make many different varieties using various recipes for certain burning characteristics. The stuff we’re using now is very hard to light, but burns hot as a sumbitch once its lit, and very clean.

We have some coal, too, down in the bottom of the bunker (the coal bunker; we haven’t gone Adolph and Eva on you yet). We’ve burned out share in the past, but it does mean more chimney sweepings.

Coal, as you might imagine, was once HUGE here.

Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: January 8, 2010, 11:31 am

A coke furnace would let you warm your house and your yard at the same time. And smelt your own steel which might be very handy.

Just saying. Because I’m a giver.

RI is being very cold and Linc the Fink is running for guv ,as an indy, on a (i shit you not)we need to tax way more things than we do now platform.


Don’t forget the paypal stuff. If I sent you 5 pounds could you pass it along?

Comment from Deborah
Time: January 8, 2010, 12:05 pm

Stoatie—you could have bought the Christmas card. Just saying. Write it off as a business expense.

Cold as a witch’s t— here in the Texas Hill Country. Even the birds are wearing overcoats.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 8, 2010, 1:16 pm

Uncle B’s granddaddy burned coke fires. There was a lot more of it in them days.

Voting for Linc Chafee last time he was pretending to be a Republican was one of the most painful things I’ve ever done.

Remember that election? The one where the squish RINOs said to us rabid ‘wingers, “whadd’re you going to do baby? Stay home and not vote baby? Waste your vote writing in a third party, baby?”

Fuck, I hated that election. I swore I’d never hold my nose and vote RINO again. Sure, I voted for McCain in the very next contest. But I did it for Sarahcuda.

Comment from geoff
Time: January 8, 2010, 2:00 pm

December’s unemployment numbers came out – got an Instalanche and Hot Airolanche this time, so hopefully you’ll get some clickthroughs to Zazzle.

Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: January 8, 2010, 2:26 pm

So you’re not gonna see Her Maj anytime soon then,kk.

The only upside to this is actually having another opportunity to vote against Linc. I think last time I wrote in Abu Rodney (Driver). Sure he’s a loon and a rabid Israel hater but, like Patches, he would be appropriate to represent our strange little state. We’re like North Korea to Mass.’s PRC. A senator Linc would have been too much.

Can’t wait for the toll booths to go up on 95.

And I’m gonna take a class at RISD. Need to find some goth gear.

Happy weekend Sweasel and UncleB.

Comment from Mike C.
Time: January 8, 2010, 7:45 pm

To get back to the topic, shouldn’t one of those reindeer be, well, inverted as they leap at each other ?

Which reminds me, I need to have new carpeting “laid” in a couple of rooms upstairs.

And people wonder why I don’t run for office…

Comment from Lives-in-a-shoe
Time: January 17, 2010, 11:33 am

That isn’t as bad as cards i have seen in WH Smiths. They have a whole section on civil partnerships. One that stood out was ‘to my big gay boy’ 😀 that was funny!

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