Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Crazies

How about this crazy dude in Leesburg, Va who set up this display outside the county courthouse featuring Santa Claus crucified on a cross? He meant to depict society's materialistic obsessions and addictions and how that is killing the peace, love, joy and kindness that is supposed to be prevalent during the holiday season. DAMN, I don't know about you, but that ain't the message I'm receiving from that display.

Now I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but if he wanted to get that particular point across, perhaps a display of Santa flippin' the bird would do the trick. Or my favorite is the giant blowup from the company Gemme where Santa is shootin' the moon. There is nuthin' bettah than seeing Santa's pale, fat ass to spread the word.

And what do you think about this teacher from Michigan who changed the lyrics in the classic Christmas carol "Deck the Halls"? She replaced the word "gay" with the word "bright" to keep children from giggling and fixating on the word "gay". WOW, so instead of taking the opportunity to teach the children the meaning of the word "gay" in the classic carol, she just unilaterally changes it. I wish I would have thought of that avoidance technique when my kids would ask embarrassing questions like, "when am I going to get hair on my winker like Daddy"? I could have just changed the words and said that was dirt, not hair. Sure fire way to avoid the puberty talk!!!!!

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