Friday, December 10, 2010

holidays with the heroes, scared of santa, and five!


over on my facebook page i just posted a status update that was kinda acidy, asking why we're all letting the bp oil spill of last summer just fade away. it pisses me off. and not in a political way, in an environmental way. it does bother me that big corporations are allowed to get away with horrible things in this country, but, ultimately, it's the sea life and the families that have been devastated by this disaster that i'm so sad about. and lately i've heard nothing about it. that's sad too.

and now watch me try to go from that complete downer to spinning this back up to happy, holiday, time of peace and love and togetherness...

i love the holidays and i love comics and so there are few greater memories of christmas fun than when marvel and dc would pull out the eggnog and put on the santa hats and make merry for a month or so. here are some of my favorite holiday covers from days gone by--if i've missed one, send it over to me and i'll post it next week!


and more scared of santa...
why is this so funny?
'cause we've all been there, baby!
this crazy rite of passage as we're first made to be terrified of this jolly stranger with the big white beard, then made to love him--can't wait for him--as the symbol of giving and the spirit of the holidays, and then become him as we learn and grow to understand that giving and caring for others is really what it's all about...
i love this last kid...


and now your
"five for friday!"

1. how many ghosts come to visit scrooge in dicken's "a christmas carol"?

2. who sang the original recording of rudolph the red-nosed reindeer?

3. what country did dad think that his "national award" came from because of the writing stenciled on the box?

4. what book was clarence reading in "it's a wonderful life"?

5. according to the american film institute,
what are considered to be the 5 greatest films in american cinema?


i gotta go do some shopping.
smell ya later!


Warren said...

I know all these for sure, right off the top of my head...

a. 4
b. Gene Autry
c. Italy
d. Perhapanauts: Second Chances
e. Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, the Godfather, Wizard of Oz, and Cabin Boy

Matt Wieringo said...

Man, those Marvel Treasury Edition covers give me such a warm fuzzy feeling. Awesome.

Growing up, I had a younger cousin who, for some reason, was terrified of Santa like he was the Boogeyman. Dad asked him if he was excited one Christmas because Santa was coming that night. He burst into tears which meant "game on" for Mike and me. He eventually outgrew it but we got a couple years of fun out of that.

Brian said...

I have one of those classic christmas covers sitting beside my bed waiting to be read.

On to the holiday five.

1. 4 ghosts.

2. Don't know, but give me Burl Ives every day of the week.

3. ?

4. Tom Sawyer

5. Citizen Kane, Casablanca and The Godfather. Not sure of the other two

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