Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Krampus Redux

It's that time of the year again!
Until this week, the most popular posts on my blog(s) were found by googling the terms "Louisiana gecko" "forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit" and "In Cold Blood vocabulary." But as of today, the search term "Krampus" has found my blog 111 times in the past week and I'm at a loss to understand why! My blog pops up immediately on an image search for the other terms.  But how do people find my blog when it doesn't appear in the first ten pages of an "Everything" search and this picture only shows up on page 6 of an "Image" search?

Here's a lovely video (not mine) of the sights and sounds of Krampus:

On this, St. Nicholas Day, I confess that I miss Krampus night. I miss the brioche Krampusse with their red ribbon tongues and the gingerbread Krampusse from Cafe Mitter.  

Brioche Krampusse - Thanks, Ingrid!
Gingerbread Krampus - Thanks, Caitlin!
And I miss the real Krampusse with their bells and masks and switches! 
Dueling Krampusse

I especially miss the Goaß! 


ammo said...

Joey -- the cat in this cartoon has an ongoing feud with Santa. Enjoy!


schrisa said...

You have Anthony Bourdain to thank for this attention....