NO TALK! NO BORINGNESS! STRAIGHT TO THE STORIES!!! (Except that the opening quote is from Celebrant by Michael Cisco. He’s awesome. He has nothing at
Podcast! Ancient Christmas with Earl Fontainelle of the SHWEP
I talk to Earl Fontainelle of the SHWEP (Secret History of Western Esotericism Podcast). We try to trace down any textual evidence that would connect
Podcast! Mari Lwyd with Benito Cereno
Listen here or at the Podbean site. Benito and I discuss the traditions surrounding the Mari Lwyd, getting into similarities with other European wassailing and
I’ve seen people mistake UK Christmas pudding for meatballs in some of these cards before. But this year, it has become THE joke. Or misidentification.
Christmas Dead Birds Dying More Dead With Death
I keep finding more dead bird cards. Not all of them are specifically Christmas-related, but… whatever, this is my hobby. I answer to no one.
Burn Your Nuts! It’s Halloween!
If you set your nuts on fire, you’ll know if s/he will love you forever. Or I guess technically, the idea is that if you