It’s beginning to look a lot like … October?

You really shouldn’t show a dog this many trees
after he’s had three cups of coffee.

Yes, that’s exactly what it appears to be: a Christmas display at the local Lowe’s, in September.

I think we all know what I want for Christmas (cough, cough, impeachment, removal, cough, cough).

But having been a very naughty boy indeed, I don’t expect to get it.

Well, I expect to get it, all right. But not that “it.”


20 Responses to “It’s beginning to look a lot like … October?”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    And don’t ever buy something made in October.

  2. Hurben Says:

    And news from Australia, (where everything can kill you).

  3. SAO' Says:

    Costco is actually taking down their Halloween stuff right now, to make space for Valentine’s Day.

    • SAO' Says:

      I want the job at Hershey’s unwrapping the orange candy, rewrapping it in red and green, and then a month later unwrapping those leftovers and putting them in pink wrappers.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Valentine’s Day is a fake holiday. They’ll zip right on past it to Memorial Day before you know it.

      • JD Dallager Says:

        Actually I think most of these “holidays” are fake….generated by each and every industry to generate…..wait for it…. income!!

        Halloween is a great example of hijacking a neighborhood kids’ event and turning it into a $B adult extravaganza.

        Along those lines, how does one get a day declared “National XXX Day”? Self declaration? Marketing $$ that are just waiting to be “productive”? Congressional action? Other?

  4. psobrien Says:

    I already got my present.

  5. Hurben Says:

    As a pleasant diversion, some good music.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      The Irish brother certainly could make that guitar speak. Love the Chuck Berry duckwalk at around four minutes in.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Thanks Hurben. Looks like he’s playing a Nashville Telecaster. Say hi to Stephen Colbert when he visits.

    • B Lester Says:

      Wow, forgot about him. Followed him back in the day. I was into Johnny Winter and Ronnie Montrose back then too… Different cuts from the same bolt of cloth.

      Now I’ve got the slide riff and “Souped up Ford” refrain running around in my head. Can’t get it out. I need the space as there ain’t much there to begin with……


  6. carl duellman Says:

    halloween has always been my least favorite holiday. last year i went as david foster wallace and grommet. no one got it.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      That’s a good one; a really good one. William Wallace and Gromit would be good too.

      I’ve mentioned this before, but the best costume I ever saw was a BLT. It required five people to make it happen: two pieces of toast, plus bacon, lettuce, tomato.

      I didn’t get it at first. When I walked into the party all the components were scattered around, drinking and whatever. Then at some prearranged signal they all slammed together into the center of the room and hey presto! A BLT. Fuckin’ genius.

  7. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I love it. We own all the DVD and a Bluray of “Curse of the Were-rabbit.”

  8. not jusuk Says:

    You went to a LOWES ? Why?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      It was close. I needed rechargeable batteries. They didn’t have any.

      This was not just a shopping trip. It was a reminder of the frustration and futility of Life Its Ownself®. The grave yawns before us, regardless of which type of battery we favor. My headstone will bear the inscription: “No Charge.” Woe, etc.

      How’s the running game up to Bibleburg?

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