HO, HO, HO: The Crucified, Death’s Head Santa

 

Christmas will never be the same again.

Loudoun County, Virginia, residents, some of them anyway, are up in arms over the appearance of a “Claustumed” skeleton with his arm casually draped over a wooden cross on the grounds of their County Courthouse.

There’s been “hell to pay” with charges that it is an attack on Christianity and spirituality, generally.  In fact, this rather grisly icon of Christmas Past has been the subject of repeated attempts to deface or remove it.

Amidst all the indignation about a skull, a cross and some bones, Claus himself has reacted with his legendary aplomb to the suggestion of  his early demise.

An elf speaking off-the-record cautiously revealed that Claus had got quite a ho, ho, ho out of the notion that he would ever be that svelte, even in death.

As to the purported rationale for the work, that it was a visual representation of the over-commercialization of Christmas, Claus mused that he “…Had seen it all before…  You folks want your gods but you also want your gifts–now, which is it?”

And of the use of the cross and the implications thereof, he said, with that priceless twinkle in his eye,  that he would have much preferred a manger as it would have offered a place to rest.

Then, shushing the chattering elves, he ambled back to work.

 

Sources: Washington Post, off-the-record elf and the Big Guy, himself.

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Sid Polish
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You state Engine 20 was dispatched on the call? Did you even read the report? Your lack of credibility is ruined by the simple fact that you fail to post the correct information. When you want to have an intelligent conversation about this let me know. I'd be glad to inform you of your errors…
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Eric Lamar
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Stolen? Hardly. Used without attribution? Definitely. Removed when pointed out? Instantly. That's the ability to admit a shortcoming, and to correct it, by the way.
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Chris Hebert
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Is it a "hard pass" or a "soft pass" for a blogger to steal photos to use in their blog without properly crediting the photographer? My guess is its a "hard pass" Now if my judgement was as clouded as yours, I would assume all bloggers steal images. But everyone knows generalizing and stereotyping an…
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Greenshield
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You have absolutely no idea to which you are speaking. Who the fuck are you to denigrate a great membership whom , a few moths ago , buried one of their own. He was serving the very people "we don't care about". You mention the AVL. Use your coward ass Fairfax , yard breathing brain…
2015-07-30 00:36:39
Eric Lamar
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Corrected and thank you.
2015-07-29 22:00:30
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