18 December 2006

holiday rant

what is this you say? garments fallen from a clothesline? tarp by the side of the road? a statue about to be unveiled? no, its one of those wretched inflatable christmas decorations - in its deflated state. this ones a huge snowman - see the shrunken scarf? ive also seen santas and reindeer and sleighs and presents. many of them laying there lifeless on front lawns and beside doorways. is there something i dont know about these things? is there a reason why so many are flattened by day? is there no protocol, no inflatable etiquette for such displays? in the spirit of the holiday season it would seem the festive thing, nay the responsible thing, would be to keep them upright and distended and waving in the breeze to passers-by like me.

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