This is the end.  My only friend, the end.  The circus packs up and hits the road today.  Time for one final trio of totally true tales of terror.

What happens after Christmas and before New Year’s Eve?  Why, Boxing Day, of course!  What happens when the dead rise?  Why, UNBOXING DAY, of course!  Then, it’s time to set up for the end of the year party with that sparkly MIRROR BALL.  After that, there is nothing left but THE COUNTDOWN until that ball drops.

Thank you, my friends, for your patronage to the Sideshow of the Surreal.  Charlie Barker tips his hat to you, one final time.  Goodbye.


Ho ho hold on there.  You don’t think ole Charlie Barker would let you get by without a little Christmas cheer, did you?  It’s very festive at the sideshow today.  It’s time for a trio of holiday treats.

What could be a better present that getting THE FAMILY PORTRAIT.  Too bad the canvas shows something terrible instead.  It’s also time to set up that CHRISTMAS VILLAGE.  All those miniatures sure look real, don’t they?  Then, nothing says the holidays like an old hag with a broomstick.  WE WITCH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS has just the thing for your seasonal delight.

There’s just one left, ladies and gents.  Come back for the end of the year closeout special at the Sideshow of the Surreal.  Until then, Merry Christmas!


Thanksgiving is here at the Sideshow of the Surreal, my friends.  Charlie has put out the fine China and set the table in fashion with the season.  Come, dine…

The first course is an examination of one’s status in I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE.  Then, shopping is upon us once again with THE BLACKEST FRIDAY.  Then, it’s a creepy old house that’s just come on the market in UNREAL ESTATE.

Loosen the belt and sit back.  Things only go downhill from here.  It’s just a slippery slope until the end of the year is upon us.  Don’t worry, though, Charlie plans on keeping the sideshow open during the holidays.