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Aww, dammit — the bread’s gone bad!


This is from an occulty shop we visit occasionally. I figure anyone who sells dream-catchers, fairy sculptures and Buddhas has got to be deeply spiritually confused, but what can I say? I like pretty, shiny stones and good incense. Also, this is funny.

It’s a piece of toast magickally decorated with the face of Aleister Crowley, famous occultist, junkie and all-around asshole. He died of an overdose not far from here.

If you want to know more about him, visit his Wikipedia page. Topicks with inappropriate K’s in them give me the ckreeps.


Comment from Gromulin
Time: July 15, 2009, 7:37 pm

Huh. Now we know where Ozzy got his schtick.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: July 15, 2009, 7:54 pm

You can’t imagine the Weasel in a New Age emporium… The very paint on the wall peels back from her withering scepticism.

Mind you, she spells that word with a ‘k’, so maybe there’s hope for her, after all.

Nice toast this, by the way…

Comment from gnus
Time: July 15, 2009, 8:28 pm

I studied Yogi in My younger days. BooBoo too, for that matter.

Comment from Buffoon
Time: July 15, 2009, 9:02 pm

It looks like Brando in the Godfather to me…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 15, 2009, 9:05 pm

The “666” is the tipoff. Though, I suppose, that could be Brando, too.

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: July 15, 2009, 10:50 pm

There’s a “Magick Shoppe” kinda near me. I keep wanting to stop by there just to see what they have, but I’m afraid they’ll put a curse ckurse on me.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: July 15, 2009, 10:52 pm

I have a feeling that Stoatie would get a REAL kick out of a visit to Manitou Springs. The Wickan shops are all the rage there. I actually got into an hour and a half conversation with a REALLY hot little witch (yes, she considered herself to be a practitioner of witchcraft) on the finer points of homebrewing Absynthe……

Comment from apotheosis
Time: July 15, 2009, 11:01 pm

Manitou Springs is a nice place to visit. Took the family thru there a couple of years back, hit all the local touristy stuff.

I really thought that was Benjamin Franklin on the toast. The “666” would still apply to a member of the Hellfire Club.

Comment from Roman Wolf
Time: July 15, 2009, 11:49 pm

My dad went to the same school as Crowley. Not at the same time mind you, but still the same school.

But we have discovered S.(for “Super” obviously) Weasel’s secret weakness, shiny things. Give her some shiny polished kryptonite and she’ll be destroyed. Mwahahaha!

– Roman Wolf, Doctor of Evil Medicine and World Domination.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: July 16, 2009, 12:06 pm

When I saw that I thought it was a demonic image of the Lord of Flies, Gordon Brown (Texture like Sun).

Comment from Gromulin
Time: July 16, 2009, 5:41 pm

I would have guessed Edgar Allen Poe, from just the picture

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: July 17, 2009, 11:13 am

Reminds me of the Battlestar Galactica toaster:

Comment from Balls
Time: July 17, 2009, 12:51 pm

Crowley didn’t die of an overdose – you are such a skeptic!! … ? What great research, informed opinions, and thought-out points!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 17, 2009, 1:11 pm

Did I just get scolded by someone named Balls? Sometimes I merely dream these things…

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: July 17, 2009, 5:16 pm

Yeah get with the program Weasel! You should check this stuff out before posting. Crowley died while attemping auto-erotick asphykxiation.

Comment from cbullitt
Time: July 17, 2009, 6:23 pm

No Stoaty, Crowley didn’t die. He’s hanging out with JFK, Elvis, space aliens and the Bat Boy and they are all consulting with Obama on a daily basis. Don’t you read the Weekly World News–oh yeah, it went out of business–but it’s still true.

That about it, Balls?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 17, 2009, 7:02 pm

Enas Yorl wins the internet!

Comment from iamfelix
Time: July 18, 2009, 5:20 am

You know you have a really … unusual … bio when the “also” part of it is (per Wiki)

“Crowley was also a chess player, painter, astrologer, hedonist, bisexual, drug experimenter, and social critic.”

Comment from David Gillies
Time: July 19, 2009, 3:58 am

“Crowley was also a chess player, painter, astrologer, hedonist, bisexual, drug experimenter, and social critic.”

What’s weird about that? Apart from the chess player, painter, astrologer, hedonist, bisexual, drug experimenter and social critic that’s pretty much me in a nutshell. OK, I’m a bit of a hedonist (I’m saving the points on my card to become a fully-fledged sybarite.)

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