V.19 No.50 |
The Best Christmas Card I Ever Received!
Too Much Glenn Beck Edition
By Tom Nayder [ Tue Dec 21 2010 1:38 PM ]
From my Uncle Water and Aunt Sydell in Chicago.
V.19 No.47 |
The Freak 8-Legged Lamb
By Sam Adams [ Mon Nov 29 2010 3:41 PM ]
One person can only tolerate a certain amount of Southwestern ski lodge tchotchkes. This I learned while shopping with the family in Taos' downtown square over the Thanksgiving weekend.
But if you can make it past the endless array of turquoise-this, Kokopelli-that, and enough New Age silk scarves to suffocate a Kenny G crowd twice over, you might stumble on the Governor Bent House and Museum.
Part antique gift shop, part curiostore, the Bent House showcases an intriguing array of New Mexican miscellany. My find of the day, across from the 100-year devil shark baby, was the "Freak 8-Legged Lamb."
If, like me, you are a fan of the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, you might agree that our mainstream museums suffer from a general lack in items of questionable authenticity and hybrid surgical experimentation. Which is exactly why the Freak 8-Legged Lamb put a holiday shine on an otherwise gray, snowy Thanksgiving weekend.
The text in the picture reads:
"This lamb was born on a ranch 7 miles west of Mountainair, N.M. in 1929. It is abnormal in that it should have been twins. Notice the two legs on the back and the 3rd ear on the top of its head. It is exceptionally unusual since most freaks have double heads. It lived 5 days."
If that isn't enough to sate your fucked-up taxidermy fix, you might see a stuffed ash tray-holding alligator while antiquing in Nob Hill.
V.18 No.52 |
By Julian Wolf [ Fri Dec 25 2009 4:44 PM ]
For those of you who consider today December 25th and not necessarily anything else, (other than the day that most businesses are closed and you can't mail anything) I offer you this adorable puppy. Happy Friday Everyone!
V.18 No.50 | 12/10/2009
Holiday Theater Preview
Your guide to the plays about town
By Erin Adair-Hodges
This time of year is perfect for gathering up your friends and family and heading as far from the mall as possible. So in between your last minute holiday purchases, put on your crushed velvet and patent-leather finery (universal Christmas attire still, right?) and go see a play. There are so many great ones in town this month, I just couldn’t choose one. Maybe you shouldn’t, either.
V.18 No.48 | 11/26/2009
The Good, The Bad and The Beaujolais
’Tis the season for this controversial holiday wine
By Maren Tarro
Last week’s release of Beaujolais Nouveau arrived like clockwork, just as it does every third Thursday in November. Whether the harvest was good or bad—and whether the wine is good or bad—signs in bistro windows shout to passersby, “Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé!” (“The Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived!”)
V.18 No.45 | 11/5/2009
Holiday Film Guide
By Devin D. O’Leary
The leaves are turning, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s are looming. The holiday season is upon us! Hollywood hopes you will take a break during your endless holiday shopping in the coming weeks to stop by the mall theater and buy a ticket for one of the following films.
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