Chrismahanukwanzakah: The Ultimate Post-Modern Anti-Holiday
Paula Abdul and Richard Branson
. . . and Cheap Cell Phones
Before we say a final goodbye to the Holiday-Formerly-Known-as-“Christmas”– as it is known in some quarters — let’s just revisit for a moment how we arrived in this more Enlightened Age of Tolerance and Harmony.
How we arrived, as it were, in the Age of Chrismahanukwanzakah.
In some ways we’re all monkeys;
well maybe just a smidgeon.
I’m a scientologist;
that’s kind of a religion.
Whose faith is the right one?
It’s anybody’s guess.
What matters most is camera phones for $20 less.
It’s Richard Branson’s brilliant holiday sales campaign. Funny. Funny. Funny.
And completely subversive.
C’mon, get a grip! It’s just a joke! We’re only trying to sell cell phones here!
My kids wanted to see the video clip several times. Laughing uproariously.
None of the super-serious lawsuits waged by the ACLU to ban nativity scenes have the potency of this kind of subtle campaign.
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The link above, and the text, comes from last year’s campaign. This year’s is here.
Thanks to Lanier Swann for this story!