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I’ve been working hard. Hope Santa’s watching.

Sorry about all the blog silence lately, I've just been swamped with work on our huge site relaunch. It's one of those projects that you can't wait to show people, but it never seems to end because you always find more things that need work done. But man oh man, the site is gonna be one hell of a fun place to be at once we get all this new stuff goin!

The good news is, even while all this site relaunch stuff is going on in the background, we're still cranking away on a flurry (ho ho ho) o' Christmas holiday articles for this month. I've got a big feature that should be coming out later this week or early next week... and it's about an old flick I've been meaning to cover for a loooooooong time. Looking forward to putting the wraps on that one. Well anywho, it's 3:15am and that means I should be doing one thing. No, not sleeping! There's more work to be done on the site relaunch!

But before I go, I must leave you with a few photos from our recent Thanksgiving feast since I promised them to you guys earlier and I'm a man of my word. And as you're about to see, bird is the word...

Mmmm Turducken! Turkey + Duck + Chicken!
Turkey + Duck + Chicken = Turducken!

A meat eater's dream come true and a vegetarian's worst nightmare, the Turducken is a feast within a feast within a feast! As I've stated before, I've never been a fan of turkey, so this was a nice change what with the cajun spices 'n all. Mmmm...

He'll butter your biscuit, then slit your throat!
Biscuitor, The Mighty!

That last pic is actually a prize I got in my Holiday Cracker, which is a traditional item some friends of ours from Britain introduced us to a little over a year ago. For those of you who are unfamiliar with holiday crackers, here's what they look like:

Grab one end and YANK it!

It's basically a party novelty item made of sectioned cardboard tube (kind of like the center of a roll of toilet paper) covered in holiday wrapping and you have two people grab the opposite ends of it and pull. When you pull them apart, it lets out a loud snap like you'd hear from a cap gun and then you get to enjoy a little surprise inside (in this case, I got a cardboard robot puzzle who I named "Biscuitor, The Mighty" since he guarded my buttered biscuits with his holiday RAGE). They also usually include some slips of paper with bad jokes on 'em. Honestly, no holiday party should be without these things, and considering that it doesn't cost much for a full box of 'em, you're really not getting the most out of the holiday season without 'em. Did I mention you also get a nifty paper crown to wear with each one too?

I am a MANLY king!

Me? I'll take any opportunity to be a king that I can get. Even if it means wearing the girly squidlike polkadot hair tie monstrosity that Re won in her holiday cracker. Oh the sacrifices that one makes to be king of the dinner table...

Biscuitor rides off into the sunset... or the edge of the table at least

At least Biscuitor was able to ride off in glory on his newly acquired steed (a translucent reindeer keychain that somebody won in their cracker). Keep on fighting the good fight Biscuitor, keep on fighting the good fight...



Aura Fox (Guest) on 12/03/2007 10:44 am

I dont know why they dont try that with a cow-sheep-pig combo.. also cool as ice is on some HBO spawn channel, turn on your tvs eastern standard time people!


Eric (Guest) on 12/03/2007 10:53 am

mmm..turducken looks yummy.


Chris (Guest) on 12/03/2007 1:12 pm

what are you talking about? The jokes in crackers are the best jokes ever, sir!


Tetsu Deinonychus (Guest) on 12/03/2007 5:04 pm

Cardboard Robot Warrior is an AWESOME thing to get as a prize. I hope to see “Biscuitor, The Mighty” appear in further articles.


Jesse (Guest) on 12/03/2007 7:50 pm

i love christmas snaps! never did them at thanksgiving though.


Comment by (Guest) on 12/04/2007 8:10 am

Never knew you couldn't get crackers in the US...
Some of the *best* jokes you will ever find dwell within them.
Agree with Tetsu - Count Pop for Halloween, Biscuitor for Christmas?


Anonymous (Guest) on 12/04/2007 11:19 am

Didn't the Artix Entertainment team also have Turducken this holiday?


AHHHH (Guest) on 12/04/2007 3:26 pm



ASLIN (Guest) on 12/04/2007 4:10 pm

Seriously, do you guys not have crackers over there? Or did the whole cracker thing not catch on or something? I can't imagine the holiday season without them!


-RoG- (Guest) on 12/04/2007 5:03 pm

We do have the holiday/christmas crackers here (these ones were found in a local grocery store), unfortunately, they're just not something that have caught on well enough yet. I agree though, I can't imagine a holiday season without them now. So much silly entertainment inside a lil' cardboard tube.

As for Biscuitor, he went missing after the Thanksgiving feast. I can only imagine he rode off into the sunset on his mighty translucent steed. Perhaps he shall return next Thanksgiving to protect my buttered biscuits once again.


Salty_Monk (Guest) on 12/04/2007 6:24 pm

Lol, the paper crown reminded me of runescape holiday party crackers


Slick Willy (Guest) on 12/04/2007 8:17 pm

hahaha we got these once, and there were roaches in them


Ronin S (Guest) on 12/04/2007 8:24 pm

Holy crap, I've always wanted to try a turducken! My family is very unimaginative though.

I hate those firecracker things, always got a chunk of cheap plastic molded crap. Nowhere near as intricate or detailed as the trinkets in RoG's pictures.


-RoG- (Guest) on 12/05/2007 5:22 am

RoG = The King of Cats
Did I mention I was also crowned the King of Cats?


SlugginSalami (Guest) on 12/05/2007 9:32 am

All hail King Cotton Puss! :P


Tetsu Deinonychus (Guest) on 12/05/2007 6:21 pm

Aww, that kitty's adorable! The black cat almost adds a little Halloween to an otherwise Christmas picture.

Too Aslin: Most of us "Yanks" don't even know what Christmas crackers are (I wouldn't know if they didn't appear in the "Ed Edd and Eddy" special).

But, as Rog demonstrated and explained you can get them here if you look for them.


ASLIN (Guest) on 12/06/2007 4:01 pm

Tetsu & RoG: It's a big shame that a lot of 'Yanks' (to quote Tetsu) don't know that christmas crackers exist seeing as they are a hell of a lot of fun. Seriously, mabye there should be a campaign or something to raise cracker awareness. CHRISTMAS CRACKERS NEED LOVE TOO!

And Biscuitor is one hell of a prize. Official christmas mascot! That and the kitty.


Aks (Guest) on 12/07/2007 9:55 pm

Man I wanna get one of those!


Sean (Guest) on 12/13/2007 11:12 pm

RoG, do you realize that Silent Night, Deadly is going to be at the New Bev Cinema on Tues!?!?! Along with Black Christmas>!>!

Perfect way to end my semester.


-RoG- (Guest) on 12/14/2007 2:35 pm

ASLIN, You better believe it! No Christmas festivities of mine in the future shall ever commence without the presence of Christmas Crackers. As Serpentor would say... "This I command!"

Sean, I've actually been planning on going to that show all month long and as long as I don't get stuck working on something, I'll be there! They should serve hot cocoa to the entire audience to get us in an extra jolly holiday mood before the killing begins.


Sean (Guest) on 12/14/2007 8:00 pm

They should serve white hot chocolate with melted red licorice syrup so we can all have blood covered snow drinks.


Sean (Guest) on 12/14/2007 8:01 pm

Or just red snowcones.


Fauna (Guest) on 12/14/2007 10:20 pm

Whoa, Christmas crackers! They're in abundance out here in Canada, some are really lame ones with stickers (not little toys, just damned stickers), but we've got the good ones like you had. I'd love to get something like Biscuitor; last year I got one of those fruity hair ties and some plastic thing that looked like a Fraggle.


Aks (Guest) on 12/15/2007 2:17 am

The hell is a fraggle?


BoMToons (Guest) on 12/15/2007 6:15 pm

You look like a 19th centura gentleman with your pony tail in that crown pic.


Goatboy (Guest) on 12/19/2007 10:15 pm

This is completely random and off topic, but I was putzing about on, and watching their Top 10 Douchebags list...the Duck Hunt Dog was number one. AND, they used a clip of the I-Mockery "Kill the Dog from Duck Hunt" game. Were you aware of it, Rog? I found it rather neat, myself.


Goatboy (Guest) on 12/20/2007 12:28 am

And regarding Christmas...Biscuitor n00bs pwns. Thank you.


T (Guest) on 12/21/2007 7:19 pm

I simply must find a place to get a turducken in NY


Laura Lee Pauly (Guest) on 12/26/2007 5:45 pm

Have a Fantastic Christmas!

Here are a few suggestions: Go to Babe's Billiards! Wear something GOTHIC, perhaps?

~*Laura Lee*~
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briny bill (Guest) on 12/28/2007 9:30 pm

fraggles are small creachers made by the same guy who made the muppets


Irene (Guest) on 08/03/2011 10:22 am

My first comment on this blog, so i'll leave a test comment to see if it works.


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