Thursday, December 20, 2007


For a decidedly different take on Santa Clause (after I posted a scientific analysis of his existence), Lore Sjöberg of WIRED.COM provides the following:

Santa Claus is coming to town. That's great and all, but if you're an American you probably enlist the services of the same Santa everyone else does: fat, jolly, dressed in fur, gives rich kids great presents and poor kids crap, always gives kids dolls and trains and other generic presents in the cartoons, but when it comes to real life he's inexplicably down with major name brands.

Seriously, in a country where no two people can order the same coffee drink, why is there only one Santa Claus?

Surely this sort of monopoly can't be good for competition. I want you to think long and hard about letting some other jolly old elf invade your home in the middle of the night this year.

I happen to represent an entire line of Alt.Santas, each one wanting to be your holiday provider. Let's take a look, shall we?

    • Objectivist Santa

    • Atheist Santa

    • Pagan Santa

    • Parent Appreciation Santa

    You'll have to follow the link to read the descriptions of the four different Santas, but I think it's worth your effort.

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