Have I mentioned that I love A Christmas Story? I also like this article by James Poniewozik in Time: Generation X-mas.
In related news . . . SwagDog sells some funny t-shirts.
If I get a Leg Lamp from the gift shop at A Christmas Story House, do I have to put it in a window? My geography professor fall quarter freshman year at OU* is one of the passersby in the scene where the dad goes out in the street to admire the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window. He's got a tweed cap on, I think, and he just kind of keeps walking back and forth behind the hedges, craning his neck to see around the other people while the dad talks about it being a major award.
Oh, I see that they also make it as a night light and as a string of lights for the tree. Oh! Oh! And an inflatable one for use as a lawn ornament. . . . Nice!
I still want to go to the house and take a tour, followed by dinner at the Chinese restaurant. And maybe even see A Christmas Story on stage at the Cleveland Play House. In the meantime, I can watch the movie parody in Bun-O-Vision.
*The same guy who went to high school with Jeffrey Dahmer, was in Czechoslovakia in 1989 when the communist government fell, and started a fight with the Miami football team at Homecoming in 1992. He's lived quite the life.