Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Big Lump of It in Their Stockings

I know that times are tough all over, and corporations are whoring themselves out like the hooker I saw plying her trade in the parking structure down the street from our hotel the other week. But this beats all:

Check out, if you dare, the delightful holiday video streaming on the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) website and elsewhere online, and spotlighted on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight.

If the idea of cynical ad-agency types coming up with the concept of Christmas-caroling lumps of coal doesn't evoke your gag reflex, the sacreligious reworkings of "Silent Night" and "Adeste Fideles" might send you fleeing to the nearest throw-up pot.

As a bemused Rachel observed, "Where are the 'War on Christmas' people when you really need them?"

On a brighter note, though -- there's a "Contact Us" link on the ACCCE website. So you can.

2 comments:

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

Where are the saving Christmas folks? Do you really think they are in their living rooms watching Rachel? Or at their computers watching lumps of coal sing? No, they are out taking food to the hungry, building homes for the homeless, conducting Bible classes for the clueless.....or maybe at Wal-Mart buying cheap stuff made in China.

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

The comments come to my email inbox. I read that (above) and thought, geeze, I hope she sees the irony.