Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Santa Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

These are modern times. The world has undergone a revolution of traditional stereotypes, and from the looks of it, not even beloved Santa Claus is safe. Santas of all shapes, colors, sizes, and sexualities are popping up all over the place, such as this alternative Santa Claus above. How am I supposed to feel about this?
It's a little hard to take in all at once. I grew up with a very rigid body image of Santa Claus in my consciousness, and these counter-culture Santas smell a little like false prophets to me. But as Bob Dylan urged, I better start swimming or I'll sink like a stone. For the times, they are a-changin'...

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