You Know, the Manger?

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Show Notes

We suspect, Theophiloi, that it has been as much of A Year for you as it has been for your humble Sons of Thunder, so please forgive us for skipping the lengthy and intense reading we would’ve done for Hanukkah in favor of going right to a much easier Christmas episode to finish out the year. We’re diving back into the shallow pool that is Jack Chick’s hateful ouvre with three “classic” holiday themed tracts: The Missing Day, Holy Night, and Humbug! They’re real bad!

Topics of Discussion: The similarities between the Fifth Book of Maccabees and House (1977, dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi), a Biscuit-based scam, the Strasbourg of the Midwest, a gift exchange, a wild reaction to chicken wings, Purebred Hoss Cat Energy, Home Alone, PCP, Boston nonsense, Bob Cratchit’s NFTs, setting an old tomato.

Hymnal: "Christmastime is Here" by Vince Guaraldi Trio, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by Darlene Love

Offertory: As Enoch writes, "Whoever of you spends gold or silver for his brother's sake, he will receive ample treasure in the world to come." Support the show via [1], or check out Official Apocrypals merchandise designed by Erica Henderson! [2]

Black Lives Matter. Trans Lives Matter. Heck 12. Isaiah 54:17

Opening Verse

Why in HEAVEN'S name would God bother with insignificant man? Man is rotten to the core!
MAN is a BLIGHT on the earth!

— Humbug, Page 5, Panel 2

Listener Notes

Choice Quotes

I got pretty excited because I did get to the part where somebody punches himself so hard that he starts shooting blood out of his mouth like the cat painting in House. And the another guy grabs a golden basin and starts collecting all the blood and tries to run it over to a doctor and then slips on another dude’s blood and all the blood goes everywhere, and I was like ‘aw this book rule,’ and then I realized I literally had 60 more pages. — Chris


Christmastime is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio and Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love