Angry, angry fish-eating orb
Angry, angry fish-eating orb

The aliens have landed. They’ve come for your swordfish. Finally, the one villain we really need to call Aquaman for. Granted, he’s pretty third-string so far as superheros go, but if weirdly biological gilled orbs are stealing our swordfish, he’s the man I want on the case.  Unless, you know, Green Lantern’s not busy. Because, let’s […]

A well-nailed angel
A well-nailed angel

Someone out there doesn’t like angels. Okay, it’s me. But someone ELSE has been, I don’t know, trying to spike rivets into them. Which seems a little bit extreme, they’re basically well-intentioned things and probably don’t deserve metal spikes driven into them. I’m going out on a limb and saying that the artist was probably […]

Probably a metaphor of some sort.
Probably a metaphor of some sort.

One of the great constants at Goodwill is “weird liquids in bottles.” In many cases, these give the illusion of edibility–peppers, bits of corn, berries, carrots are a prime offender; these once-healthy vegetables die a death of a thousand embarrassments as they slowly meld–I wrote mold at first, which is also accurate–into the viscous medium […]

Once about the candle go
Once about the candle go

Sooo…this was meant to be for Good Friday for maximum inappropriateness. But I got swept away in the frenzy of carrots. Mea culpa. Bunnies–they pretty much symbolize innocence, right? If you ignore the “making more bunnies” angle, which, rest assured, the bunnies do not–they’re cute, they wiggle their noses, rarely pirate DVDs, seldom run for […]

The Day it Snowed Blood and other merriment (NSFW)
The Day it Snowed Blood and other merriment (NSFW)

The Christmas it snowed blood, oh, what a year that was. Grandfather would often tell us stories about those long-ago blood-christmasses, how the world was covered in a thick carpet of red gore, and when the moon shown on it just right, late at night, it was kinda…kinda horrible. We thought those special Christmasses were […]

Just a steaming pile of Christmas.
Just a steaming pile of Christmas.

I really think the “wet loops like a soft serve” look just never quite works. Particularly with the sparkles. The overall effect is as if one of Santa’s elves had a little emergency, right in the middle of Savers’s housewares section. Really, he should have tried to hold it until he got to the romance […]

Hmm.
Hmm.

First off, and off-topic–for those of you that are jealous of eight days of Hanukkah, the 12 days of Christmas begins December 25! And we have 12 bazillion santas, snowmen and nativities that we have been saving for the occasion. So if you have an office mate who enjoys Christmas Crapola, the “12 days” tag […]

That’s how they roll in Clownsville
That’s how they roll in Clownsville

When you’re dealing with clowns, you have to give up on a lot of what you, as a sane, rational human, view as “normal.” “Don’t wear size 38L shoes when you’re sized for a size 10.5.” “Don’t soak your boss in seltzer water.” “Don’t put cream pies down your pants, in someone’s face, or, indeed, […]

Red hot coyotes
Red hot coyotes

There is a trend—a weird one—in the Austin thrift stores. Someone, somewhere, has been pushing “DIY Diorama candles.” At least, I THINK that’s what’s happening–some sort of kit that you can use to create open-faced display candles, with bits of things glued to them, or parts of the wax scraped away in a relief carving […]

Mysterious red-eyed birdthing
Mysterious red-eyed birdthing

For those of you that got an early start on Friday night, we at Thrifthorror want you to wake up to this. We think it will add to the experience of being hung over. Oh, hi, how are you? Imagine if you will, a colorblind madman sculpting a pigeon in the style of Edward Gorey. […]