Posts Tagged ‘decorations’

Gumps in Union Square is Already All Ready for Christmas 2011 – Everything’s Eurocentric, Except for Buddha-Claus

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

As seen from Post Street.

Don’t miss the giant Buddha* – he’s in the mix as well:

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Merry Christmas!

* Now, you think, and I’m srsly you guys, you think maybe at some point Gumps could make a replica of the Buddha and then send the original back to Northern China whence it came? Just asking, Gump-bro. I know you have custody of it currently, from Agents of Fortune, though Accident of History, but is that the way it will always be? 

“A Qing Dynasty gilded wood Buddha, carved for a summer palace in Northern China, is located in the store. It was carved in the Northern Manchurian Province of Jehol, the summer capital of the Ch’ing Emperors in the early 19th Century. The piece, the largest of its kind outside a museum, is the only item in the store that is not for sale.”

China, China, calling out to history
Is that the way it will always be?

21-Inch Skull with Light-Up LED Eyes the Best Thing Ever Sold at Costco – It’s Christmas in July

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Well actually, make that Halloween in July, ’cause that’s when these giant skull novelties went on sale at Costco Warehouse 144 in the SoMA.

Christmas comes to Costco, as Scott James points out today, in August. Like clockwork.

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Maybe we’ll get an actual Christmas in July next year. Who knows…

Happy Holidays from San Francisco’s Taxi Drivers

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

The cab with the most elaborate decoration this year:

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It’s needs a little something more, though. How about a pair of antlers next year?