I could not let this one go by without snagging it for the enjoyment and edification of those few of you who may have resisted the charms of Failblog.
This is such a perfect confluence of seasonal consumerism, cultural misunderstanding (assuming it was made in Taiwan or Vietnam), religious confusion, and just plain bone-headedness, that it made me laugh out loud in a real way, not in the Internet lol way.
I mean, someone, somewhere, had to say, "Hey! You know what would be a good idea?"
The same with the window card below. When I saw it on Failblog, I could not figure out what the hell it was. I knew it couldn't be what I thought it was, and still, the proper answer escaped me. Space shuttle? But what's it docking with? What's that squiggle? Is that someone's...?
I had read the comments to get it.
Can you guess what it is? The first commenter who gets it right (and no peeking) will get a paperback from Bleak House Books. Your choice. I'd swing for a hardback, but it's been a Bleak year for Santa.
Consider it a little gift to celebrate the Third Anniversary of A Dark Planet.
And to help you forget all about this picture.