by J.D. Rhoades
It’s Christmas Eve Eve, as we sometimes say. I’ve got to tell you, the motivation to do anything useful has fallen off drastically for me, the closer I get to the 25th. I’m ready for a few days off. Hell, I’ve been ready for a few days off since I came back from Thanksgiving. So rather than ruminations on writing, marketing, life, the universe, or everything, I offer you a few laughs for the holidays.
By now, you’ve probably seen dozens of those YouTube videos of insanely complex Christmas light displays. And everyone by now has heard of the popular video game Guitar Hero. Well, according to this blog, “former Disney Special Effects Guru Ric Turner” has combined the two concepts:
Using a Nintendo Wii and few high tech lighting controllers from Light-O-rama, Ric has rigged up his very own neighbor-terrorizing, virtual guitar challenge: Christmas Light Hero.
Check it out:
I think it’s worth it just to see the grin on the kid’s face.
Pray to the Baby Jesus that that’s meant to be a joke.
Speaking of things that were meant to be a joke, this Kansas City Homeowner:
Had his heart in the right place when he hung up this “display” of a decorating mishap. (No, it’s not real). But he soon discovered that it might have been a little too realistic:
I would hear screech after screech in front of my house from people slamming on the brakes or quickly turning into my driveway and, many times, into my yard. I really needed to take him down as I’m sure there would have been wrecks…a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder, almost killed herself by putting it against the house and didn’t realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy).
As Murderati’s Resident Redneck, I of course, have to share with you my favorite Christmas song, Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas From the Family.”
Happy Holidays Y’all!