by Chris Shugart
It’s become the most politically incorrect time of the year. More and more, timid holiday revelers feel compelled to avoid any and all Christian references connected to the—uh—season. It was Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly that popularized the term “War on Christmas” about a decade ago, and it continues to be an annual battle that shows no signs of letting up.
Always on the front lines of the annual Yuletide struggle are public displays of the traditional nativity scene celebrating the seminal event that started it all some 2000 years ago. These overtly religious presentations don’t sit well with atheists, pseudo-civil libertarians, and misguided busybodies who’ve developed a pathological talent for getting easily offended.
As a marketing professional, I’m familiar with how a little repackaging can sometimes change the perception of a product. And I’m always on the lookout for ways of subverting the contemporary socio-political establishment. Towards this end, I’ve taken the initiative by designing a “new” product I call the Winter Birth Diorama. It’s secular, it’s modern, and celebrates the holidays in a politically-centric way that even the most liberal separation-of-church-and-state advocate should have no objections.
So, to you friends and neighbors, a very Merry You-Know-What.
Greenpeace certainly crossed the line with this threatening child exploitation video. But in their humorless effort of left wing buzzkill, they perhaps revealed more than they know. Using a mythological character to promote the consequences of global warming is an irony that shouldn’t escape us.
Even the Grinch eventually learned his lesson. Will Greenpeace learn theirs? Let’s start holding our breath for that now.
He puzzled and puzzed till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a Greenpeace whore.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!
by Chris Shugart
Hey, who remembers Baghdad Bob, Saddam Husseins’s Information Minister during the Iraqi war? His blatantly-in-denial reports on the undeniably successful American invasion into his country provided comic relief throughout the war. Today, if you consider the Obama administration’s wild tales of fantasy about Obamacare, Baghdad Bob almost seems quaint by comparison. But in either case, unintentional humor can be just as funny as a well-rehearsed comedy sketch.
Every terrible tragedy gets memorialized in a country song sooner or later. This, from the Country Music Awards featuring Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.