Thomas Kinkade, the fourth axis of evil?

Yahoo! just released a new feature that is pretty fun. You can create a “picklist” of items to share with others. Think of it as a shopping list for you and your closest 410 million friends.

Here’s the kicker, Yahoo! is assuming you know something about something. Further, your list may reflect your expert knowledge about something as reflected in your shopping list about something.

The Kinkaidetrocityâ„¢

I took this opportunity to create a list that reflected my vast experience with the Kinkaidetrocityâ„¢. Buy these lovely items and watch your brain turn into a big bowl of cinnamon-ey goo, like a bowl of cinnamon toast crunch after a night of soaking.

Playing with Fire

an evil example of kinkaidetrocity
Now trust me, I know it is dangerous to toy with the evil known as Thomas Kinkadeâ„¢. In fact, here’s a little story.

A few years ago, I opened a new checking account and needed to order some checks. I looked for some that truly represented my personality, but the Pink Flamingos checks were out of print. However, I did spy a lovely cottage scene set by Thomas Kinkadeâ„¢ with free customization. Well, let me tell you, those check printers have no sense of humor. Several weeks later, when my checks arrived, I was giddy with excitement when I opened my cherished package.

Right there at the top, my checks proudly stated “Thomas Kinkade is the spawn of Satan”!

… Um, no it didn’t.

Those rat bastards at the check publishing company censored my customized statement and sent me 500 beautiful, un-customized cottage scene checks! Oh you can imagine the humility as I write checks to my favorite bookies and prostitutes with Thomas Kinkadeâ„¢ pretty cottage village scenes.

But I’m not bitter!