The War on Stick Figures

December 18, 2009 at 7:47 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Merry Christmas
clipped from www.copytaste.com

clipped from www.bostonherald.com

TAUNTON – The first big problem with going to Taunton to chase down another “War on Christmas” tale is the 35-foot Santa rising up from the town square like the Paul Bunyan statue in “Fargo.”

St. Nick is dwarfed by choirs of fiberglass angels blowing horns atop two towering gift-wrapped Christmas presents.

A trio of jumbo-sized wise men perched on camels sit by a creche that backs up to a gargantuan Christmas tree music box guarded by a pair of toy soldiers.

All in all, Taunton Green – in a burg that calls itself “Christmas City” – looks like some miniature golf course hijacked by rabid Christmas elves.

Fact is, Christmas wasn’t under attack in Taunton yesterday. Turns out this was really a story about a war on stick figures.

This marks the second time in 18 months Taunton school teachers have been driven off the rails by stick figures.

clipped from www.copytaste.com

clipped from www.bostonherald.com

VERY MERRY: The Christmas spirit is...
Photo by Angela Rowlings
VERY MERRY: The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Taunton, despite a brouhaha over a child’s drawing.

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