In celebration of the special day I bring to you free music downloads and a bunch of crazy videos including Ed Wood's classic film Plan 9 from Outer Space and, because it's so god awful, the absolutely horrible new Tom Cruise musical ROCK OF AGES! Enjoy ...
Yes, my friends. It's that time of year again!
Today, October 10th, is Woodmas. On this day, our savior, late transvestite filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr., was born!
This is our CHRISTMAS and it is the holiest day in the Woodian calendar, the heavenly Ed Wood Christmas, the day that Edward D. Wood Jr. was born! Rejoice, oh faithful Woodites of the world, for on this day the transvestite director Eddie Wood was born! Rejoice, drink, smoke, be merry, and spend the day celebrating the life and films of Ed Wood! Give gifts that aren't great and do those things that you do not normally do that make you feel good. Today is a day for feeling good and partying, living as Ed Wood lived. Woodmas is our Christmas, except without all that bullcrap about church. More drinking and less praying. That's Woodmas.
Woodmas was first coined by Reverend Steve Galindo in 1997. It was celebrated by Steve and his older brother Joe by drink king two full bottles of Jack Daniels and watching Ed Wood movies. Since then, Steve has celebrated Woodmas every year with much drinking. This is the fourth year Steve's celebrated Woodmas in Sacramento and the third year he's celebrated it with his own family.
There aren't a lot of crappy rituals on Woodmas, although it is unofficially customary on Woodmas to wear the clothes of the opposite sex to remember Ed throughout the day. It doesn't necessarily have to be full on drag, mind you. Maybe it can just be a pair of panties or a jock strap or a nice cotton thong or something. Or it could be full on drag, what the hell. It's up to you, however you want to remember Ed Wood best.
Here's the best part of Woodmas ... no one who is either a legally baptized Woodite or a casual Ed Wood fan should have to work on this day. Hell yeah! I mean, this is Woodmas, people. It transcends religious beliefs and cultural barriers. This is a holy day of the biggest order. Some people might laugh at you or call you a freak and the people at your work might not believe you and your family might think you're insane, but this is the day that we thank the fates that allowed Ed Wood to be here on this earth to make his amazing, mind-blowing films, his gift to us.
When I was in high school I always got upset that there were all these religious types that got days off school when I had to stay in school and work my brown ass off. All these Catholics and Christians getting the day off because of the Holy Feast of Saint Jayhoobah Alderan of Entitilitis and all those mormons and jews out there getting days off to go pray and stuff while I still had to sit on my stupid desk and listen to stupid teachers drone on and on about stupid laws. That was a ripoff, in my point of view. I wanted days off, too!
So I made a list of important dates in the life of Ed Wood and his fellow actors so that I could get a few days off school. The same went for when I got my first job, a horrible video store job that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy or even Michael Jackson, that young cancer-patient-molesting freak. So once I created my own religion I made this old list of important dates legal holy days so that those that claim Woodism as their official religion could flip off the Christians and the catholics and get few days off of work for their OWN religion. And I've been doing it ever since, with today, Woodmas, being the highest holy day of the entire year!