Now that does not mean my thoughts have not turned to giving this year - a task that seems to get more difficult with the years. Not the actual giving but the choice of what to give. Take for example the Hounds from Hell: what do they need? Bisques! What do they want? Bisques! What will they get? Bisques! And in the case of Laurent what does he need? Not much. What does he want? Can't afford it! What will he get? Hey he's got me doesn't he?
I've always been more in favour of catalogue shopping than fighting the crowds that push, shove and generally behave like animals at feeding time in the Malls and shops as Celine once again replaces that written high G with the scream of a strangulated goat. With catalogues you browse at your leisure, order (either by phone or on-line) while sipping a hot chocolate, sit back and several days later the nice UPS person knocks at your door; your sign, unpack, wrap and hide.
|In 1983 Al Hirschfeld created this almost Dionysian|
Santa for the Neiman-Marcus Christmas Book. Those
were the days when the Dallas store promised us the unusual
and surprising for Christmas giving.
So what has this to do with Lunacy, you ask? You mean aside from the lunacy that will start in certain places come this Friday and can be guaranteed to carry through until early evening December 24th, abate briefly on December 25th and recommence with a passion on December 26th? Well I was thumbing through a catalogue from Museums of Canada and came across a little gem that if it showed up in my stocking would certainly suggest lunacy on the part of the giver.
further description is available at the Museum Catalogue website - if one is really needed.
I'll take Recognizing Kangeroo Crap for $500.00 Alex!
November 19 - 1998: Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for US$71.5 million.