Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Get Your Festivus Pole!

Yeah, I've been a real slacker this week. I've got a new project at work, holiday parties, and we're getting the house ready for the arrival of guests tomorrow. There hasn't been much time for idle fun on the internet, or even keeping up with all the news. But to tide you over and to help you start/finish/avoid your holiday shopping, here's a tip...

If the ridiculous hyper-commercialization of Christmas has already put you off of doing anything holiday-related this coming week, the current controversy over the supposed War on Jesus Day might just be enough to make you want to leave the country. But don't dispair! If the shrieking from the wingnuts is getting to you, or you already agree that Christmas needs at least a bit of updating (it's so 20th Century!), here's your chance! Get your festivus pole and let the Feats of Strength and the Airing of Grievances begin! (via BoingBoing)

3 comments:

chad edwards said...

With all due respect to you, Alice, I think this entire de-Christing Christmas issue is just the latest tactic by our subserviant corporate media to create yet another distraction from what is *really* going on- namely the torture and mass murder of innocent people on the other side of the globe and the wholesale looting of our national treasury paid for by you and me. One of the co-chairs of the Green Party of West Virginia is a muslim and I send her a christmas card every year. She never seems to mind for my intentions are simply to let her know that I'm thinking of her, not because I want to make her feel out of place and she knows that.



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Glen said...

I really enjoyed the link to festivus. Thanks. My wife wanted to know if wrestling the head of household to be pinnied would be appropiate to rotate year to year? I was at a loss, neither of us ever watched sienfield.LOL

fletch said...

The festivus pole reminded me somewhat of origami boulders, which by the way, would make an excellent Christmas gift to place under the festivus pole. If you have an interest the Letters section makes an interesting read.