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Postby stomperrob » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:21 pm

Some people are just weird
Crucified Santa shocking

By CP

METCHOSIN, B.C. -- A Vancouver Island artist has put an effigy of a crucified Santa Claus on his front lawn, causing some of his neighbours to complain it's traumatizing their children.

Jimmy Wright said the figure is intended to be a comment on society's growing appetite for consumer goods.

"I don't know how it came into my mind, but I thought I'm going to take Santa Claus and I'm going to crucify him," Wright said.

"All I wanted to do was to promote a dialogue."



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Postby steelerfan513 » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:47 pm

uhh, ok... :-? :-t

"I don't know how it came into my mind, but I thought I'm going to take Santa Claus and I'm going to crucify him," Wright said.


what kind of person comes up with that kind of an idea? that's something that belongs in the random thread.
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Postby Verdun Barbarians » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:51 pm

I think I like the idea behind the move. Christmas is indeed a great example of a religious event turnig into a Capitalist exclamation.

Though I think reactions from the neighbourhood were predictable.
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Postby Metroid » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:54 pm

I think thats too funny. :-b

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Postby knapplc » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:27 pm

Verdun Barbarians wrote:I think I like the idea behind the move. Christmas is indeed a great example of a religious event turnig into a Capitalist exclamation.

Though I think reactions from the neighbourhood were predictable.


Whatever. Some idiot decides to "promote a dialogue" in a completely tasteless fashion and you think it's a good idea?

Just.... wow.
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Postby terpfan » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:42 pm

As an idea its not terrible. But your front lawn isnt the place for it. This complaint is much more reasonable than the peace sign shaped wreath one.
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Postby Metroid » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:02 pm

knapplc wrote:
Verdun Barbarians wrote:I think I like the idea behind the move. Christmas is indeed a great example of a religious event turnig into a Capitalist exclamation.

Though I think reactions from the neighbourhood were predictable.


Whatever. Some idiot decides to "promote a dialogue" in a completely tasteless fashion and you think it's a good idea?

Just.... wow.


Really? I wouldnt say its a good idea but its not nearly as tasteless as the subject of the message hes trying to send. Sometimes shock value is a good way to get your point across. I dont know if this situation warranted such an extreme visual message but thats not really for me to decide. I would also say its a better symbol of how Americas forgotten the true meaning of Christmas.

My personal opinion? It really doesnt bother me but I can see how small children and devote religious people would be traumatized and offended by it. It would be better served in an art gallery somewhere or a protest in front of the Gap then his front lawn. :-?
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Postby josebach » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:13 pm

It's another perfect example of some talentless schmuck who because his work lacks any real merit has to rely on shock value to bring attention to himself. This guy is just like that "bong hits 4 Jesus" kid... pathetic. Whether the image has meaning or not is really irrelevent. Displaying something like that in a neighborhood full of children is in no way, shape or form appropriate.
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Postby Metroid » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:33 pm

josebach wrote:It's another perfect example of some talentless schmuck who because his work lacks any real merit has to rely on shock value to bring attention to himself. This guy is just like that "bong hits 4 Jesus" kid... pathetic. Whether the image has meaning or not is really irrelevent. Displaying something like that in a neighborhood full of children is in no way, shape or form appropriate.


I totally agree jose. ;-D

And I totally agree with the message hes supposedly trying to get across, but the image and message is meant for consumers which for the most part would be adults not children. To subject small children to an image such as this is classless and in poor taste. I dont think my point of view came across very well in my previous post.

Being an adult I still think the image is kinda funny though. :-b
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Postby Redskins Win » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:01 pm

Metroid wrote:
josebach wrote:It's another perfect example of some talentless schmuck who because his work lacks any real merit has to rely on shock value to bring attention to himself. This guy is just like that "bong hits 4 Jesus" kid... pathetic. Whether the image has meaning or not is really irrelevent. Displaying something like that in a neighborhood full of children is in no way, shape or form appropriate.


I totally agree jose. ;-D

And I totally agree with the message hes supposedly trying to get across, but the image and message is meant for consumers which for the most part would be adults not children. To subject small children to an image such as this is classless and in poor taste. I dont think my point of view came across very well in my previous post.

Being an adult I still think the image is kinda funny though. :-b


me too. ;-D displaying for children to see :-t
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