Saturday, December 19, 2009

What is it?

Oh my God. My Wordcraft friends will chuckle at this one. My daughter and I were watching "Crazy Christmas lights" tonight and were amused by the work people go to in order to produce total dreck. One man (who admitted he is obsessive compulsive) puts up more than 700,000 lights. Talk about gaudy, tacky, and ostentatious! Then the announcer called it "art." My daughter said, "What is art anyway?" Oy vey. I had to laugh...hard!

[For non-Wordcrafters, this has been a contentious discussion on our board and we really can't bring it up any more. 'Tis a pity.]


Bob Hale said...

This year I've noticed that, in my area at least, there are far fewer of these displays than ever before. Two houses just around the corner have, for example, always vied for the tackiest display possible with, among other things, a giant inflatable snowman, a giant inflatable Santa stuck in a giant inflatable chimney, more than lifesize Santa's climbing rope ladders up the side of the buildings, thousands of flashing lights in all kinds of designs and colours, a projection system showing (slightly out-of-focus) Christmas scanes onthe walls of the houses, Christmas trees, stars, a full size sleigh with reindeer made from fairy lights.

This year?
Nothing. Not a single solitary robin.

It's probably the credit crunch.

Bob Hale said...

Yes, I noticed the damned apostrophe just half a second after I hit send. No need to call me on it.

Kalleh said...

I didn't notice the apostrophe until you pointed it out.

That's an interesting perspective, but not true around us. The tackiest displays surround us, including a huge inflated snowman in a front window and an immense Santa Claus (holding an American flag and another that's unknown to me) on top of their roof climbing down their chimney. Ugh. Don't they see how wretched these things look?