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pointy stick

If you REALLY want to see weird, check out a bakery (I can't remember the name) along Carson Street. Two foot tall nativity figures watching reverently over trays of cheese danishes and cookies. Surrounded by Steelers flags.

If that isn't quintessestially "Pittsburgh", I don't know what is.

Anne

Oh, hon.

If you want Easter insanity, you can go buy the children's book -- have blocked the name, sorry -- about why we have the Easter Bunny, the explanation of which is that the Bunnies were the first animals to see Jesus rise from the dead.

Oh, lordy, does this go up my nose. Whenever some well meaning idiot trots it out at church meetings, the rest of the altos have to sit on me. Manages to insult the Christians and the Pagans all at once.

Thanks, oh pointystick, for the heads up on the Cheese Danish Adoration Scene. I am SO there.

Drowsy Reader

Must've been an awfully warm night in B-town for Santa to take his cap off, revealing his bald pate.

Don't you also love the fact that the Baby Jesu is depicted as nearly as white as Father Christmas?

Is the cradle resting on one of THEE stone tablets?

Sarah

We've got a Christmas story board book that shows one of the three wise men bearing a box with what I swear is a Nike swoosh (tm) on it. Just what every young messiah needs - gold, frankincense, and athletic shoes!

pointy stick

Hrm. It may or may not be a coincidence, but I recall Nike getting in trouble a few years ago because a (short-lived) stylized version of their "Air" logo looked remarkably like "Allah" -- in Arabic-style script. I'll see if I can dig up the link.

Ah. Here it is:
http://www.enquirer.com/editions/1997/06/25/nike_350x492.jpg

Rachel

A few years ago, one of my very young cousins went shopping "on her own" and picked out christmas presents for the family. When I opened my gift on Christmas morning, I perplexed to find that she had boutht me an ornament. An ornament that featured a santa, hat respectfully removed, kneeling before the baby jesus and gazing adoringly into the little buggers face. It was all I good to not to burst out in laughter. Even my very serious, very religious family members had to supress a chuckle or two. Children can be very odd. I like that about them. But I still consider that present to be the unfortunate result of a childhood that included too much exposure to religion. Santa and Jesus. How much better can you get? *smirk*

jet

That Air Jordan logo is just not even nice looking. Who thought that was a good idea? I wonder if former co-worker who looks a lot like the Tin Man was on that dev team. That would make sense to me.

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