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  1. #1 Sven DiMilo
    November 29, 2007

    Have a calaMari Squidmas, everyone!

  2. #2 Dustin
    November 29, 2007

    I decided to get a jump on Easter. Sadly, my photoshop powers are weak.

  3. #3 Bob O'H
    November 29, 2007

    Why does that squid have an illuminated condom over its mantle?

  4. #4 Theo Bromine
    November 29, 2007

    Are those lights artificial, or natural bio-luminescence?

  5. #6 DSK Samways
    November 29, 2007

    There’s something deeply Lovecraftian about all this Squidmas shenanigans. It won’t be long until it becomes Cthulhumas, and the brainwashing of our children will begin in earnest. Or continue in earnest, but in a different direction.

  6. #7 Michael G.R.
    November 29, 2007

    Awesome! I wonder if they also have Flying Spaghetti Monster ones too..?

  7. #8 Jsn
    November 29, 2007

    Squiiiid Chuuunks roasting on an open fiiiire….

  8. #9 Dustin
    November 29, 2007

    Squiiiid Chuuunks roasting on an open fiiiire….

    I like them battered and fried and served with a lemon and crushed san marzanos.

    Damn, now I’m hungry.

  9. #10 Andrew Shaffer
    November 29, 2007

    Michael G.R.– Since the Flying Spaghetti Monster is licensed under a non-commercial creative commons license, there aren’t any commercially available FSM holiday cards (until FSM creator Bobby Henderson starts selling them on venganza.org).

    Having said that, I did just add a FSM e-card *just for you*:

    Flying Spaghetti Monster FREE E-Card

    Happy holidays!

  10. #11 John Knight
    November 29, 2007

    I’m glad I’m a conservative, not a West-hating socialist. Even secular conservatives respect the social function of religion.

    Example.

  11. #12 sengkelat
    November 29, 2007

    Here’s a squid-themed holiday card I painted back in 2002.

    Dustin, I like your Easter cuttlefish image!

  12. #13 Eris
    November 29, 2007

    Squidmas. It sounds like something I could really sink my beak into, but I know nothing about it. Please enlighten this cephalopodophile about the origins and nature of Squidmas.

  13. #14 bernarda
    November 29, 2007

    Here is a look at Fox News’s look at the “war on xmas” based on the 12 days of xmas.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3lJec7_QbQ

    If you don’t laff, you are probably dead.

  14. #15 Dustin
    November 29, 2007

    I’m glad I’m a conservative, not a West-hating socialist.

    Hey! A troll! Let’s feed him…

    …to Kraken as a Squidmas sacrifice.

  15. #16 Dustin
    November 29, 2007

    Support the War on Christmas! Buy Yule Bonds!

  16. #17 Kseniya
    November 29, 2007

    West-hating socialist? LOL … wow. Mr. Knight’s credibility just coughed up some oil and started plummeting earthward. Curse you, Red Baron!

    I agree, though – MadLibs are fun!

    I’m glad I’m a liberal, not a dog-eating cougar roaming the hills of Montana.

    I’m glad I’m a woman, not a defective child’s toy in the hands of a two-year-old.

    I’m glad I’m a Democrat, not a white supremacist.

  17. #18 Sven DiMilo
    November 29, 2007

    Even secular conservatives respect the social function of religion.

    As to a suitable rejoinder, I’m torn between:
    “Which is…?”
    and:
    “How about the odd ones?”

    Also, I like Mad Libs too! Let’s see…
    I’m glad I’m a treehugging hippy-freak biologist, not an odd secular conservative.

  18. #19 Kseniya
    November 29, 2007

    I’m glad I’m an upholstered avocado, not a Pentacostal camshaft.

  19. #20 dorid
    November 29, 2007

    egads!!! hmmm…

  20. #21 Sven DiMilo
    November 29, 2007

    Yes! better! OK then…
    I’m glad I’m an unmitigated mucous calzone, not a well-greased frumious tardigrade.

  21. #22 Rey Fox
    November 29, 2007

    We throw way better parties and you know it, Mr. Knight.

    I’m glad I’m a gargoyle and not a masonry-hating Bauhausian.

    I’m glad I’m a baseball and always whirling for freedom.

    I’m glad I have a rock to wind a string around.

  22. #23 Kseniya
    November 29, 2007

    OOOH!

    I know what to get Rey for Squidmas: A prosthetic forehead!

  23. #24 dorid
    November 29, 2007

    Michael G.R.– Since the Flying Spaghetti Monster is licensed under a non-commercial creative commons license, there aren’t any commercially available FSM holiday cards (until FSM creator Bobby Henderson starts selling them on venganza.org).

    So is Squidmas, but you don’t see that stopping anyone…

    actually, come to think of it, isn’t the FSM card offered by the same artist who made the second generation Squidmas cards?

    welcome to the world wide web.

  24. #25 the chaplain
    November 29, 2007

    Why does that squid have an illuminated condom over its mantle?

    I thought it was one of those South African rape prevention devices! (either groan or laugh here)

    Actually, I think it’s a cute card.

  25. #26 woozy
    November 29, 2007

    I’m glad I’m a semi-intelligent web programmer, and not a conservative athlete. I’m terrible at sports and if I had to go pro I’d never have time to program web sites.

    I mean c’mon… what kind of dumb statement is that “I’m glad I’m a conservative and not a west-hating socialist”? If you don’t want to be a west-hating socialist, you aren’t going to be one so there’s nothing to be glad about???

    Damn straight, about the parties…

  26. #27 Andrew Shaffer
    November 29, 2007

    Where did Squidmas begin? Holiday cards featuring squid designs date back to 2005 (see Holiday Squid and the Yule Squid (that I licensed for use from the artist) on DeviantArt. The term “Squidmas” was itself coined by a graphic artist named Beverly Houwing as an homage to her cat, Squid. There are other “Squidmas” mentions on the Internet, including one here from 2006. Of course, the highest profile Squidmas creation is Dorid’s Father Squidmas coloring book, available on Cafepress.

  27. #28 dorid
    November 30, 2007

    there’s a lot of difference between Christmas cards and Holiday cards with Squids on them and “Squidmas” Cards.

    Andrew, we’ll probably go round and round this on a number of different blogs.

  28. #29 tim
    December 1, 2007

    Squidmas is coming early in Seattle:
    Giant stuffed squid! (or is it stuffed giant squid?)

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