Illustration Friday: Excess
The excess of political correctness in this country has reached vomit-inducing levels.
The word of the week is, "Excess." I had no idea what I'd draw, until I saw a news item this morning that some malls here in America were taking a lesson from Australia & banning their Santas from saying "Ho ho ho." (Instead they want him to softly say, "Ha ha ha.") Apparently, some women who make a living having sex for money were offended that Santa was using their trademarked catchphrase. Also, Santas are being asked to slim down, as they're being bad role models for young chubbies. I had no idea I could blame my fatness on Santa. Here I thought it was from seeing Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi when I was in 4th grade! (What's next- they're going to have to dub over DVDs of him saying, "Ho ho ho," too?) And of course, "Merry Christmas" is an entirely naughty thing for Santa to say. Only the term "Happy holidays" is allowed. Give me a fucking break!
The funny thing about all this is that Santa became the politically correct alternative for those jackasses who just couldn't accept that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus' birth- and now he's getting the PC makeover himself. Joe's entire 5th grade glee club repertoire for their "Holiday Concert" consists of songs about Penguins. They're not even from the right goddamn pole! When Joe asked what was up, his teacher told him "It's against the law to sing about Christmas in school." I know all this is nothing new, but what kind of useless jerkoff gets offended if you say "Merry Christmas?" I converted years ago from Catholicism to Pastafarianism, and even I will never understand. Wish me a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, or even a Krazy Kwanzaa if you wish. I'll still smile and say thank you.
(May He extend His noodley appendage unto you,)