A few of this year's Christmas cookies. As a sequel to last year's Justice League cookies, here's Aquaman and family:
During our annual viewing of Year Without A Santa Claus
, Felicity noticed an eerie similarity between elves Jingle and Jangle, and the guys from Air Supply. So we put this together...
More holiday superhero fun, with our Blue Devil dolls:
And here is our latest batch of Joe Chickenhead's Angry Glögg:
Sorry about this latest super-long gap between blog posts. Again, it's mainly because we're so busy with the Flopcast
. But I'll try to at least make more regular posts about the show here. In fact, in case you missed any of our recent holiday-themed episodes, here are some links:Flopcast Episode 030: Have a Holly Jolly Chicken
Our Chickentown studio halls have been decked, and there is now a festive Flying Spaghetti Monster creepily staring down from the top of our tree; Kornflake rescues a dog named after one of the kids from Fame; Kevin reports on his road trip to Buffalo, in which he encountered Monkees, squouses, and even a Skepchick; we mourn the death of Hostess, but at least it's an excuse to share more weird junior high stories; and we wrap up with a heartwarming holiday edition of "Chickens in the News". This show is really the audio equivalent of figgy pudding, in more ways than we'd care to explain.Flopcast Episode 031: The Island of Misfit Cartoons
As you may suspect, we're dangerously obsessed with the classic animated holiday specials produced by Rankin/Bass. Starting with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964, Rankin/Bass cranked out one amazing cartoon after another right through the mid-80s. This week the Mayor of Chickentown joins Kevin and Kornflake for a very festive Top 4 ½ List of our favorite Rankin/Bass holiday shows. We discuss Rudolph and Frosty, Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Heat Miser and Snow Miser, Yukon Cornelius and Hermey, and all their weird little pals. Hey, are these wholesome heartwarming shows for the whole family? Or, if you spend a few decades over-analyzing them (as perhaps we have) do any dark and disturbing themes emerge? Happily, the answer to both questions is an enthusiastic yes, and we all win.Flopcast Episode 032: Murray Christmas
Kornflake keeps getting touched by strangers, only some of whom look exactly like Dave Grohl; our holiday party stories involve giving bad directions to our dates and lying to magicians; Kevin recommends Christmas music from Air Supply (not chicken-themed) and Steve Foster (very, very chicken-themed); Steven Wright is a national treasure; Grant's Advent Calendar is back in business; and our friend Rich has a brilliant idea for a holiday special called, yes, "Murray Christmas."Flopcast Episode 033: A Very Yip-Yip Christmas
A couple of weeks back, the Mayor of Chickentown joined Kevin and Kornflake to count down the Top 4 ½ Christmas specials produced by Rankin/Bass. This week the Mayor returns, and we're counting down the Top 4 ½ Christmas specials NOT produced by Rankin/Bass! The usual suspects are here — including the Grinch, Charlie Brown, and miscellaneous Muppets — but we cover quite a few lesser known shows too. (Does anyone besides Kevin remember "A Cosmic Christmas"?) We're also joined once again by a weird annoying singing bird, because why not. And through it all, we enjoy big hot mugs of Joe Chickenhead's Angry Glögg — a beverage guaranteed to keep you nice and crazy through the whole stupid holiday season.