Sunday, December 19, 2004

Nothing Says "Christmas" Like An Inflatable Homer Claus

Flying home from San Diego earlier this week I noticed that the broad swathes of Christmas lights on peoples' homes and trees create a visibly different hue to our nation's town and cities when viewed at night from the air. A bit less white-ish, a bit more ambient. And every once in a while, when on low approach, you see a house that shines brighter than the rest. In that vein, some time ago my Web Hottie launched a Tacky Christmas 2004 thing with directions to
Seek and destroy The Evil Overdecorator. You know who I'm talking about; the guy who uses more electricity for his Christmas decorations than an entire small city. The neighbor who makes it look as if the Wal-Mart Christmas department threw up on her lawn.
So I've been poking around, not the neighborhood ... people here seem to have an aversion to tacky lights, it seems ... but the Web. And you'd be amazed how many people have a fascination with the tacky Christmas decoration issue. Witness:


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