What Was JT Doing When…

The quote is…

Gah!  Make it stop!  Does nobody on this planet have any taste?

Ten internet points if you can guess what I was doing when I said that.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • papango

    Does it involved a singing dancing animatronic Santa?

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      How did you know??? :P

      • papango

        We’re building the world’s tackiest Santa’s Grotto at work for the Christmas decorating competition. We have a chorus line of the little abominations. All singing and stepping out of time with each other. We’re hoping there’s extra points for nightmares.

        • Kate from Iowa

          That sounds so fun. I just have SpongeBob candycanes strung across the doorway to my office. My mom hates SpongeBob.

        • leftwingfox

          I nearly started a Tumblr last year of the horrifying Santa Homunculi I ran into in just one week.

          There was “Singing Santa”, with the glassy droopy-lidded stare, slumped head, creepy grin and hinged mouth singing static-crackled carols like a ventriloquist dummy possessed by the ghost of Radio Past.

          There was “Line Dancing Country Santa” which would violently shake it’s rhinestone-belted hips to any nearby noise like a drunken uncle trying to play with your christmas hula hoop.

          And “Beach vacation Santa” where a heavily mascara’d female mannequin in a santa suit hanging around a beach scene, looking shockingly like a late-life Michael Jackson.

          • Kate from Iowa

            Oh baaaad…the family-owned and run (kind of a trend on this bit of the street) has one of those horrific C&W Santas as an addition this year. The Matriarch proudly deposited it, I understand, while picking up one of her medications.

            It’s fucking creepy in there. They have multiple santas, Mrs.Claus’, elves, sets of carolers, sets of ice skaters, and reindeer…all moving. It’s the moving that’s creepy…really creepy. It makes you feel like something’s crawling on you. And they’re all around the ledge at the top of the shop (not an architect, no idea how to describe it) so it’s not exactly escapable. I can’t go in there after they put all that crap up.

          • papango

            You may be interested, and horrified, by this monstrosity.


            I’ve seen this thing in person a few times and it’s not any less creepy up close and personal.

  • NotAProphet

    I’m guessing you were reading theists’ comments on Hitch’s passing?

  • gravityswings

    You were in some kind or store, restaurant, or bar, when the proprietors played terrible music over the speakers, possibly Christmas-related.
    Do I win?

  • Crommunist

    Were you being forced to lick a bunch of flavourless people?

  • LadyBlack

    I used to work for a Christmas decorations company who got in a monstrosity – a Santa which walked along methodically shoving a candle up and down in a suggestive manner. Due to an unhappy typo, it became known as the “W*nking Santa”.

    They may still be available in all branches of TK Maxx….