Tuesday, December 4, 2007

i aint from around here

it is indeed the season for all kinds of taseteless and tacky tat to be displayed both indoors and all over front lawns in suburban usa-ville. driving around some neighborhoods (not mine) it is hard not to notice the plethora of molded plastic and inflatable festive illuminati adorning front porches, driveways and picket fences. where jesus/mary/joseph/wise men/shepherds/rudolph/xmas choir are accompanied by a large collection of snoopy's wearing santa hats. i thought it a little strange and random to showcase a comic strip character from several decades ago. why not garfield, kermit the frog, papa smurf, or fred flintstone? cue: "american pop culture enlightenment 101b, ed. 2." i was answered in 3 words; "charlie brown's christmas".

my learning curve comprises of a double helix.

3 comments:

mansuetude said...

Its gotten worst the last five years... I like the simple white lights, but people love to over kill it all, and that is part of their yes, freedom in this country.

I have an artist friend who wanted to steal the inflated giant things and put them then into unexpected places to shock and wake people out of complacency... this year, I want to do it, to bring like six santas and seven snow,men and so,me inflated teddy bears ? downtown to the banking section in the night... ha ha... let them use them as punching bags...

but that's not nice.

disa said...

i didnt grow up with the big xmas movies they have here, so was a little oblivious to much. a few years ago we moved a couple of plastic deer, very naughty deer indeed, but they were just trying to stay warm...

Kat said...

http://www.uglychristmaslights.com/2007_collection/redneck_xmas.html

Somebody needs to STOP them!