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Things We Saw Today: It’s 12 Ft. Tall Home Depot Skeleton Season, Baby!

Plus Kit Harington, LOTR, and more!
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It’s official: Fall has arrived. The leaves are turning, the pumpkins are spicing, and our favorite spooky big boy is back on the scene. Yes, I’m talking about none other than the world’s greatest lawn ornament/family member, Home Depot’s 12-foot-tall skeleton. This boney bitch is back on the scene, ready to make a statement in your neighborhood.

Fans are already unpacking their Memento Maurice (free skeleton name, you’re welcome) or heading to Home Depot to join in on the fun. Why do we love him so much? It’s simple: we are the Home Depot skeleton. He is us. After all, who among us hasn’t stared into the cold LCD eyeballs of this beauty and seen themselves reflect back? Aren’t we all just dragging our tired bones through another bullshit year, creaking along until the holidays or until a pigeon builds its nest in our skulls?

While the outlook for the rest of the year may be bleak, we can still take delight in our first skeleton sighting of the year. Where will he appear first? The red carpet at the Emmys? Your step-dad’s condo? As a hat worn by Katy Perry at the Met Gala? So many options!

Now that the world has fallen in love with HDS, fans are flocking to Home Depots across the country to buy one. And the competition, like the skeleton, is fierce.

But don’t worry, if you can’t buy the skeleton, meet the new bad boy on the scene: GIANT INFERNO PUMPKIN SKELETON!

I think we’re in love.

(image: Home Depot)

  • Kit Harington’s future in the MCU? We know nothing. (via io9)
  • Lord of the Rings composer Howard Shore could return for the Amazon series. (via IGN)
  • Cuffing season? Strike and reverse it. (via Jezebel)
  • Chris Rock has COVID, urges everyone to get vaccinated. (via HuffPost)
  • The Flash film drops a Batman ’89 costume teaser. (via CBR)
  • Here’s 15 spooky and family-friendly films to get into the Halloween spirit. (via Polygon)

Are you watching the Emmys tonight, Mary Suevians? Who are you rooting for?

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.