This was not the post that was supposed to be here today. With any luck, that post will show up tomorrow or Friday. One of the problems of having Myasthenia Gravis is that, when you get on a roll doing something, you don’t want to stop for anything for fear that you won’t be able to start again.
Let’s say, for example, that you’re writing a long review of something, and you get over 800 words into it before you realize that you haven’t backed it up yet. Then let’s say that you hear an explosion, and your power cuts out…before you saved the 800 words that you’d written.
So when the power does come back on…way ahead of the promised restoration time, I might add…maybe you just decide to do something else instead of sinking that deep into trying to remember what you wrote while you’re in an agitated state.
That’s my way of saying, Now it’s time for the annual look at The PopCult Christmas Tree! We have a lot of new ornaments this year, and several from previous years are on hiatus because we’ve got such a huge collection that displaying the whole thing will require multiple trees.
Maybe next year. But here’s a look at the tree…
Here’s the full-frontal shot of the tree, using the flash, which sort of cancels out all the lights.
The tree-topper, which is something we need to work on every year. I have this great spire, but it just doesn’t sit well on this particular tree, so this year we went with a four-dollar star, surrounded by billiard balls (in honor of my father), with a peacock in front.
New ornaments. Betty Boop, who would have been in today’s post anyway, and a wood-cut logo for Rocko’s Modern Life that we got at LexCon back in March.
One of three new SpongeBob ornaments on this year’s tree, plus Tiptoe the Reindeer.
Another new SpongeBob, this one from “Band Geeks,” and a few glass bulbs.
This is a very special ornament from Frank’s Ornament House which replaced the one I fell on and crushed into powder. Interestingly enough, the colors in this photo don’t look like they do in real life. Or maybe I photographed the wrong ornament, in which case, nevermind.
More new goodies from Frank’s.
You had to know Buc-ee was going to show up.
A Disco Ball, an Alien, A glass heart and a flamingo walk into a tree…
This year’s Christkindlemarket ornament.
This year’s Homer Doughnut and bubble gum machine ornament.
This year’s Talking Dude ornament from “The Big Lebowski” seems amused by the Disco ball.
Popeye returns from last year, accompanied by a new robot, this one with a glass dome over his head.
BTW, aside from getting the tree down from the attic and figuring out what to do for a topper, Mel did all the work decorating the tree. To prove it, here’s another Disco ball and a Lucky Cat.
Cool tiny ornaments lurk around the top of the tree.
Finally, we wrap things up with a slightly closer look at our tree topper. I hope everybody has a wonderful holiday season.