Monday, November 28, 2005

Spooky Santa

Last week the city workers hung the Christmas decorations downtown. This is the Santa that is clinging to the light pole right above my parking space.


Its kind of freaky. All the other Santa's have jolly little faces. Not this one. He's some sort of Faceless Harbinger of Holiday Doom. Or something. It reminds me of a pleurant statue:

Have a spooky Christmas.

16 comments:

Headless-in-GR said...

Ohmygosh!!! You must keep small children away from that!

Bad Alice said...

Perhaps it is a comment on the essential emptiness of our holiday consumerist culture. Or perhaps it is meant to be interactive--we, the "reader," are to supply the missing "text."

Sorry--just had a flashback to my class in lit theory.

reverendmother said...

LOL Alice!

I think it's a perfectly cromulent Santa to adorn "SpookyRach's" parking space.

Purechristianithink said...

It reminds me of the Ghost of Christmas yet to come from Scrooge--you know the one with no face?

SpookyRach said...

Ooohhh. Cromulent. Nice word, Reverndmother.

I did consider inserting my own face there, Bad Alice. Decided against it pretty quickly. Wonder what the lit theory prof would say 'bout that?

Captainwow said...

faceless Santa
waving howdy
from on high
that wouldn't be my favorite sight to start the day with! ha

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

There are others with faces. She did not show you them. AND sometimes it is over my space if I get there first. If we get here at the same time, we do the Khiva Shriner clown car turny thing. We are out of practice though. Can you tell I should be working but do not want to be?

Kinseeker said...

Faceless Santa on a pole.

Brings back memories of the small town fudge store owner, watching as the "City Employees" put up the Christmas decor. They'd used the same faded candles for decades.

There is nothing better than small-town life.

SpookyRach said...

You are so right, Kinseeker. Our "City Employees" keep putting up this same tired old greenery swag that reaches from one side of the street to the other. It is vaugely cool in a retro kind of a way. Until they light it at night. It has four remaining bulbs. Three on one side and one on the other. I can't figure out why they don't either replace the bulbs or quit lighting it at all!

Running2Ks said...

Whoa, that guy needs a face. You should make it your mission to paste faces on those guys.

annie said...

Hey! I know that guy. He said he was moving as far away from the hurricanes as his sleigh would take him!

cheesehead said...

Freaky, yet fun at the same time.

jonboy said...

Cromulent -- I'm guessing Reverendmother is a Simpsons fan.

As far as your Santa is concerned, I've always said Santa was the anticrhist's demon love child.

annie said...

Looks like I commented up there at 8:23 and I don't remember saying that at all, or doing it...cue Twilight Zone music...have I stepped off into crazy-ville again?

annie said...

I commented about not remembering my earlier comment and that comment has disappeared! What is happening???

spookyrach said...

Well, no. It was 8:23, but it was also six years ago. heh.