It's the holiday season...yep. Some of you may have gleaned from past blogs that I'm a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas. Yessir, too true. Aside from past points I've made regarding the obvious over-commercialization, forgetting the origin of the holiday and why we're celebrating in the first place there's the simply asinine behavior people exhibit in the weeks leading up to our most cherished of all holidays. Examples: PROBLEM: The sheer panic some imbeciles are in in the few last days preceding Christmas...SOLUTION: Shop earlier, losers!
PROBLEM: The religious uproar every year that some ass will put up over separation of church and state because the local courthouse put up a Nativity Scene out front...SOLUTION: Deal with it, losers! Whether you like it or not majority rules in this country and it's majority wants the pretty Nativity Scene.
PROBLEM: Selfishness! Yep, you heard me right. Sure it's supposed to be the holiday of giving but my experience has shown me that it's really more about "What's in it for me?" Am I wrong? No, in general I don't think so. I watch people...I see not only selfishness in the gift-giving (or should I say receiving in this case) aspect of Christmas but in the little things. I.e. In the lines. Again, deal with it, people...we're all in the same boat when we go to the local Target store. Lots of people in big hurries waiting in long lines. Goes back to "You should've planned this better and shopped earlier a-hole." Don't be all pissy now that you have to stand in line for 10 minutes. Happened to me today at the post office, too. And it really pissed me off today in traffic!!! Everyone's in such a friggin' hurry that they won't even leave the simple courtesy gap in traffic in the middle of intersections so that people can cross or make a turn! They're in line waiting, traffic in their lane's at a stop and obviuosly not going anywhere and yet they still stay right on the car's bumper in front of them blocking traffic and clogging the entire intersection so now nobody can friggin' move!!! BRILLIANT JERKSTORE!!! Just brilliant. This turd of a human being did this to me today and then when I honked and gave her the "What the Hell?" gesture she just looked at me, shrugged like, "So?!" and looked back at the car in front of her. I'm sure she was in a super-big hurry though. Very important.
SOLUTION: CALM THE EFF DOWN PEOPLE! Oh, I'm sorry...calm the eff down people. It's crazy out there, everyone's stressing, everyone's got last-minute things to do...just take a deep breath and calm the eff down. A'ight?!
Okay, I vented. Ah, Christmas...you just gotta love it.
As I've said before, if it weren't for my daughter I'd get the hell out of Dodge every year and find some remote place that's completely idiot free. Can't wait for her to get completely jaded like me and Sandy so we can all go together.
I'm Kidding! Kind of.
In other news!...
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #4 hit the stands! And it features part 4 of my 12 part "Weapon Omega" installment. Beautiful cover featuring my character, Guardian, as well. Sweet. I think it'd make a fantastic stocking stuffer for everyone on your list. And OH, HEY! I just happen to have copies available right here at this very site! Lucky you! And, oh gosh, look what else I have!...the previous three back issues of the very same comic! How unbelievably convenient, wouldn't you agree?
Hell, while you're at it you might as well go and stock up on all my other goodies as well. Go nuts!
And in the spirit of the holidays I will add an extra incentive for you. For any three items purchased I will throw in a fourth item completely FREE! The fourth item being of equal or lesser value than the lowest priced of the three you pay for. So, if you order three things, just make sure to indicate in your info in the confirmation email which fourth item you'd like. Sounds confusing but it's really rather simple. This offer is applicable for anything on the site including original art. Just remember, the fourth "FREE" item has to be the lowest price of the four items you pick.
Have at it and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. And happy other holidays to all you other people of other religious persuasions. Even to the atheists and Wickens!