Black Friday

Crowds lined up in cyberspace last night outside the Recall Beth Mason Gift Shop

So, how was your Thanksgiving?  Are you ready to eat? 

It'll take GA  another 24-48 hours before I want to eat again.  No kidding.  Like how a snake can wait 10 days after it swallows a rat.  That's me.

So now that it's over: the grocery shopping, food prep, cooking, cleaning, hosting... it's time to SHOP.

What a coincidence- today's Black Friday. 

That must be why mobs of shoppers have been lining up in cyberspace outside the Recall Beth Mason Gift Shop to see the new revamped-for-the-holidays inventory... starting with the roll-out of a brand new design!

It's called Recall Beth Mason for Hanukkah and here it is!

That's right!  The first night of Hanukkah is on December 20th, so my fellow Hebrews, there's no time to waste. 

GA's original new design features Beth Mason inviting you to recall her, with her (not-paid) friend The Weasel and his easel dangling from her proboscis. On his easel is the special message: "Happy Hanukkah"!    Now THAT'S a message worth sharing with a Washington PAC!  Happy Hanukkah NJDC President David Harris!

Yes, The Weasel and his easel  want to make sure that they spread the word about the miracle of Hanukkah... do you know the story?
In 168 B.C.E. the Jewish Temple was seized by Syrian-Greek soldiers and dedicated to the worship of the god Zeus. This upset the Jewish people, but many were afraid to fight back for fear of reprisals. Then in 167 B.C.E. the Syrian-Greek emperor Antiochus made the observance of Judaism an offense punishable by death. He also ordered all Jews to worship Greek gods.

Jewish resistance began in the village of Modiin, near Jerusalem. Greek soldiers forcibly gathered the Jewish villages and told them to bow down to an idol, then eat the flesh of a pig – both practices that are forbidden to Jews. A Greek officer ordered Mattathias, a High Priest, to acquiesce to their demands, but Mattathias refused. When another villager stepped forward and offered to cooperate on Mattathias' behalf, the High Priest became outraged. He drew his sword and killed the villager, then turned on the Greek officer and killed him too. His five sons and the other villagers then attacked the remaining soldiers, killing all of them.

Mattathias and his family went into hiding in the mountains, where other Jews wishing to fight against the Greeks joined them. Eventually they succeeded in retaking their land from the Greeks. These rebels became known as the Maccabees, or Hasmoneans.

Once the Maccabees had regained control they returned to the Temple in Jerusalem. By this time it had been spiritually defiled by being used for the worship of foreign gods and also by practices such as sacrificing swine. Jewish troops were determined to purify the Temple by burning ritual oil in the Temple’s menorah for eight days. But to their dismay, they discovered that there was only one day's worth of oil left in the Temple. They lit the menorah anyway and to their surprise the small amount of oil lasted the full eight days.
A little  bit of oil lasting 8 full days.  That was some miracle.

And wouldn't it be a miracle if Hoboken recalled Beth Mason?  

Speaking of miracles, don't forget the Baby Jesus!

Yes, my Christian brothers and sisters, Christmas is on December 25; for you there's GA's original Recall Beth Mason for Christmas design!

Don't forget to kiss your beloved under the mistletoe!

BOTH designs are now available on men's, women's and kid's t-shirts as well as mugs- regular, and large. 

Isn't that exciting?

Now, GA was thinking about our Muslim brothers and sisters, but you-know what happens when Westerners mess around with Allah... I'll spell it out for you: F-A-T-W-A.    Catch my drift?  *wink*

So, let me know if you'd like GA to add either design on another product.  And stay tuned for NEW designs!

Happy shopping!