Saturday, November 18, 2006

Stuck


Last night I took my wife on a very exciting date. We went to Meijer at about 12:30 am. Meijer is a store that falls somewhere between a Wal*Mart and a Target, not as filthy as a Wal*Mart but definitely not as upscale as Target. Had we planned our date earlier, chances are we would have opted to go to Target instead of Meijer.

I'm glad that we didn't plan our date earlier, because I would not have stumbled across the beautiful treasure I discovered displayed on the book shelf in this picture (incidentally, the gorgeous book shelf in this picture was purchased at Target for those of you that are interested). If you don't recognize the characters featured in this ornament then perhaps you can tell me what kind of drugs you're on, and where I can get some. The name of the ornament is Triple-Dog-Dare and the three characters standing at the flagpole are Schwartz, Flick and Ralphie.

Anyone who knows anything about buying Christmas tree ornaments is aware that you have to buy these things well before December 25th. My wife bought me a Hallmark ornament called The Transporter Chamber for my birthday and I'm pretty sure that it's just about impossible to get it at this point in time. The only issue I have with The Transporter Chamber is that Mr. Scott is standing with Kirk and Spock instead of Bones, but I'll live with it (more Star Trek for you guys, I know you can't get enough).

Anyway, I was so excited when I found Triple-Dog-Dare at Meijer that I wanted to leave Meijer immediately and mount my wife in the parking lot. Unfortunately she wasn't feeling my level of enthusiasm. We also found another ornament on display called A Major Award, but we couldn't find any boxes left. My wife was much more fond of that particular ornament.

I do realize that Thanksgiving hasn't even passed yet and I'm already talking about Christmas (Sorry, Darth Holiday Hater) but I just had to share my ornamental joy with all of you.

18 comments:

Pixie said...

I am ashamed to say I don't know who Schwartz, Flick and Ralphie are :\.

I am not on drugs but it is only 7.30 am here is that counts for anything?
I do however know all about James T Kirk & Co - He was my Ex's idol.

;)

Anonymous said...

I think the other ornament was called Mr. Parker's Prize. There's a picture of it here:

http://www.hallmarkplace.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=2065

Anonymous said...

Hallmark also issued a Bunny Suit ornament from A Christmas Story.

captain corky said...

Pixie, if you watch TBS for a couple of hours this Christmas you will learn all that you need to know.

Anon, both ornaments that we looked at last night are made by Carlton Cards( the Hallmark no-frills).

Anonymous said...

I am leaving my house right now to find that ornament so that maybe, just maybe my husband will mount me when I show it to him.
;)

TheBirdman33 said...

You better have bought two of those fantastic ornaments so that you have one to share with your best friend who likes christmas and A Christmas Story more than you!

(I like it so much that I choose to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start celebrating it)

HoosierGirl5 said...

Great ornament.
I like Meijer's too.
J.

Pixie said...

CC I have now been filled in as to what it ia, although from the description scattered with cuss words I don't think WP is too fond of it ... :\

Anonymous said...

i get stuck watching that awful movie every god-damned year. over and over.

p.s. anyone remmeber that pig named lynn from l'stein? i was at a movie convention at a hotel in cherry hill once where she met the kid who stuck his tongue to the pole. i think she funked him near the pool. have i mentioned this before? like every time you losers bring this movie up in discussion? is it any worse than watching the movie over and over? over and over. again.

Ms. Tuesday said...

who is this anonymous person that doesnt like A Christmas Story?? Blasphemy I tell you.

TheBirdman33 said...

Didn't Corky himself go to camp with the kid who got his tongue stuck to the pole and lose a girl to him?
Well he went from Christmas classics and Richard Pryor movies to not being able to get it up on a porn set so serves him right.

captain corky said...

No I didn't, I worked with Lynn at Friendly's. She used to tell me all about her exploits though. She had a lot of school spirit, she was always talking about the Football team for some reason.

Life, or Something Like It said...

Have you seen my Christmas village? I put it up a couple of weeks ago, but we had our Thansgiving in October.
I have some cool Rudolph ornaments, and I bought my sister in law an Operation ornament...(remember the game?)There's no such thing as too early as far as I'm concerned

The Grumbler said...

tuesday. its me. the guy who hates everything.

Pud said...

Wow! Someone is in the Holiday spirit.

A Meijer!?! We don't have any around these parts. We are bombarded with Targets here.

Birdman asked a question on my blog. The answer is I got a Dell Inspiron 1505 Notebook. I love it!

willSIX said...

That Transporter ornament should be rejected on general principles. Scotty on the Transporter pad! Ridiculous! Absurd!

That said, "A Major Award" is awesome. I quote that scene often. What a great movie that is. The Grumbler can't appreciate it because he is a Jets fan, and, as such, is resigned to a lifetime of bitter disappointment, ignominy, and 10-0 losses to da Bears.

Kim Jong Ramone said...

Stealing that ornament is almost worth a trip to The 'Ville. That shit is brilliant.

The Grumbler said...

yes, pud, i am definitely in the holiday spirit early this year. i have been ill-tempered since the middle of november in preparation for the winter holidays.