Tag Archives: Cartoon

Hanging Out with The Master

I will make no attempts at disguising the fact that one of my all time favorite movies is a terrible, Z-grade film called Manos: The Hands of Fate. I was first exposed to Manos via the program known as Mystery … Continue reading

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Midnight Revels

In the middle of the night, cats will sometimes run around for no apparent reason. We humans don’t realize that it is for cardiovascular health – some cats (like Cole) are concerned with their weight and engage in regular physical … Continue reading

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December 24: The Last Yule Lad Arrives

December 24th: Kertasníkir, the Candle Stealer If my mom ever had an arch nemesis, it would be Kertasníkir, who steals candles. This is because, about ten years ago, I was searching for something that I could buy my mom for … Continue reading

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December 20 – 23: More Yule Lads Arrive!

December 20: Bjúgnakrækir, the Sausage Swiper Bjúgnakrækir lurks in the rafters, stealing the sausages that hang there while being smoked. As someone who likes kielbasa, I have a slight sympathy for Bjúgnakrækir’s shenanigans. December 21: Gluggagægir, the Window Peeper Gluggagægir stares … Continue reading

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December 18th and 19th: Two More Yule Lads Arrive

December 18th: Hurðaskellir, the Door Slammer Hurðaskellir is a nasty Yule Lad – he likes to slam doors at night. I’m pretty sure that he was visiting the apartment beneath us last night… December 19th: Skyrgámur, the Skyr Gobbler Skyrgámur … Continue reading

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December 16th and 17th: The Fifth and Sixth Yule Lads

December 16: Pottaskefill, the Pot-Scraper Pottaskefill steals let-overs from pots. I think of him as one of the more voracious eaters amongst the Yule Lads. December 17th: Askasleikir, the Bowl-Licker Askasleikir hides under beds, and steals bowls called askur. Askur … Continue reading

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December 15th: The Fourth Yule Lad

Today heralds the arrival of one of the saddest Yule Lads: Þvörusleikir, The Spoon-Licker: Þvörusleikir is lean and thin because he subsides only on the food left stuck to long-handled wooden spoons that he steals known as Þvörur. I say … Continue reading

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