First off, I’d like to thank everyone for the kind words, thoughtful insights, and disturbing group sex trivia regarding this years holiday crèche full o’ crap, Santa Claus: The Movie, and take a moment to answer a few questions that came up in comments:
Djur writes in to say, “hold
what you are doing is wrong
why do you do this thing”
The answer, Djur, is simple: I do it for you. Because it inspires e.e. cummings-like poetry from readers, and because it is bitter, and because it is my heart.
Bill S. inquires, “which is worse, Santa Claus: The Movie or One Magic Christmas?”
That’s quite the Sophie’s Choice, Bill, and I’m naturally inclined to snap, “Santa Claus,” simply because the wounds are still suppurating; but actually, I think this was the worst holiday movie I’d had to sit through so far. It’s true that One Magic Christmas is full of wretched people doing horrible — yet horribly dull — things to each other, but frankly I’d rather see a sympathetic character get his head blown off in front of his own children on Christmas Eve than listen to Dudley Moore make one more goddamned elf pun.
WeirdDave asks, “Just….uhhh. Scott, do you do it to torture yourself?”
No, Dave. I do it mostly because I’m too squeamish to be a cutter.
Elsewhere in the Blogosphere, Reasonable Conservative™ Jon Swift has published his annual chrestomathy, Best Blog Posts of 2008. The superlative in the title may be a trifle suspect, since the posts were chosen by the bloggers themselves, and the one we submitted (on “post-abortive men“) was almost certainly not our best; but it wasarguably the most controversial post to appear on Wo’C this year, since it sparked a thread of unusual length and ferocity (which is worth skimming if only for D.Sidhe’s deft demolition of troll-borne boilerplate).
Mr. Swift’s compedium includes a multitude of blogs previously unknown to me, covering a myriad of the year’s outrages, embarrassments, and joys, making it a convenient and well-stocked one-stop shopping spot for readers nostalgic for the late twelvemonth, or irked by the present blogging downturn. Speaking of which, we’re spending the inter-holiday period with my sister’s family in the Pacific Northwest, and blogging may be sporadic, depending on how quickly their puppy gets bored with my attempts to play.
“Look. Dude. I’m not gonna tell you again…Just put the sock down, and back away…”Posted by scott on December 29th, 2008