Thursday, December 08, 2005

A rush of holiday fever struck today. I hit the mall, where I promptly did a Lynndie next to a rather horrifying animatronic Santa.





"Santa" was surrounded by wheezing pneumatic minions like this one:





Justifiably horrified, I sated myself with pizza and proceeded to hallucinate an alien encounter which, amazingly, the ubiquitous "Elizabeth" managed to capture with her digital camera.





I'm only grateful the saucer-pilot wasn't the notorious Zorgrot . . .



10 comments:

Liz-Sis said...

The pneumatic minion bears a startling resemblance to quite a few of my co-workers. Eeek.

BTW, J says hi.

Carol said...

Maybe instead of recalling seeing their mother's faces astigmatically, experiencers are really recounting traumatic close encounters with the Santavolk as small children?

W.M. Bear said...

Mac -- You eat pizza with a FORK?

weevee: updmfod ("Up with the damn food!")

W.M. Bear said...

And there's an alien who looks like he's ABOUT to crash!

weevee: ilmsht (I'm not touching this one!)

Mac said...

Carol--

Maybe instead of recalling seeing their mother's faces astigmatically, experiencers are really recounting traumatic close encounters with the Santavolk as small children?

Sounds like a winner. Notify CSICOP.

Mac said...

WMB--

You eat pizza with a FORK?

Actually, no. But I thought a picture of just the pizza would be too boring. (Plus, the pizza was dripping with grease and I was hoping the indentation made by the tines would show this.)

Mac said...

The pneumatic minion bears a startling resemblance to quite a few of my co-workers.

Try turning up the thermostat...

JEFM said...

Thats a daaaaamm big pizza Mac!

No wonder we're getting fatter ...

Mac said...

Thats a daaaaamm big pizza Mac!

It's actually two pieces. I only had one ... then went back for another!

But yes, the US is Fatland. Which is why I stick to a fairly minimal vegetarian diet.

Weevee: ximguc (A nasty residue left by xims.)

Liz-Sis said...

"Mac said...
The pneumatic minion bears a startling resemblance to quite a few of my co-workers.

Try turning up the thermostat..."

Oh, ask Elizabeth. She's heard a fair bit about the drones I work with.

That's a lot of pizza. Where did you put it all?