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DHagar
DHagar
1/11/2018 5:22:43 PM
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Re: Cartoon contest
@mhhf1ve, and it brightens our day!

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elizabethv
elizabethv
1/11/2018 8:56:40 AM
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Re: caption
@mhhf1ve - I support this decision. It can be part of the global effort to be more health conscious in general - starting with the man in red. Elf on the Shelf is pretty healthy looking, maybe he could start the transition with the masses. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2018 8:00:29 PM
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Re: Cartoon contest
Thanks, DHagar! It's always nice to have some kind of confirmation for my sense of humor.... (Groans and pained expressions don't count.)

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DHagar
DHagar
1/10/2018 6:25:16 PM
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Re: Cartoon contest
Congratulations, mhhf1ve - good one!  Also, to Ariella and our reigning champion, Joe!

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/9/2018 1:24:47 PM
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Re: caption
Heh. Maybe it's time to tell kids that Santa can't possibly consume every snack that's left out for him on Christmas Eve. Perhaps there should be a global effort to get Santa on a diet that doesn't include cookies in the middle of the night.... :P

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elizabethv
elizabethv
1/9/2018 8:39:12 AM
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Re: caption
As a parent, I could really use a thinner, more health conscious Santa. My kids left out 15 grossly over-frosted cookies for Santa this year. Even my husband wasn't up to the task. Next year I'm really going to have to pitch carrots for the reindeer over extra cookies. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/8/2018 2:34:25 PM
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Caption Contest
Of course a 15-year-old would definitely be a good judge. Good choice, Mike! And congratulations to all the winners. This one was so much fun!

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Ariella
Ariella
1/8/2018 2:15:42 PM
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LOL @mhhf1ve on another site I suggested that a new slimmer, healthier-looking Santa would make sense for branding association. Certainly, icons associated with brands have grown slimmer and younger in the case of Aunt Jemima and the Quaker oats man. Having his less than svelte look, though, is somewhat appropriate for his association with Coca Cola (and the cookies left for him by children) According to this: http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/coke-lore-santa-claus#TCCC, the company sponsored illustrations fattened him up -- rather like soda does to many of us.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/8/2018 1:52:34 PM
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Re: caption
> "Perhaps it's time to reimagine Santa Claus for more temperate climates."

I've already seen some marketing versions of Santa where he's much thinner and more stylish -- more of a hipster in a red suit. And I assume Santa will shift to become more healthy and fashionable with time.. Especially given his current reputation for cookies and excess weight.

Santa's suit hasn't always been red.. it was once tan or green, and it has changed with time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_suit

And there's this little tidbit of amusement about Santa:

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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2009/12/gladwell-200912

He is grotesquely overweight__. He is childless. He lives in the chilly and undesirable North Pole. He insists on dressing in a bright-red jumpsuit with fur trimmings. He can only ever find employment on one day a year, and, even then, it is night work.

On every accepted level, Santa Claus is a total loser

Yet this is a man who heads up a brand that commands 98 percent global recognition. Furthermore, he is universally adored.

How does he do it?

In a controlled research investigation involving uninterrupted surveillance videotaping, a sustained loop of twinkly music, and state-of-the-art ­merriness-determination equip­ment, a Dutch santologist named Hans Bunquum discovered the secret to Claus's phenomenal success.

"The conclusion is both remarkable and inescapable but also—most importantly—counter-intuitive," Dr. Bunquum told me over a glass of organic lemonade in his stunn­ing waterstulp, or waterside studio, near Rotterdam. "To become the object of universal love, one must first live with a red-nosed rein­deer, and then gain a premier position as the sole registered employer of elves in the Northern Hemisphere. It's as simple as that."

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Ariella
Ariella
1/8/2018 1:18:19 PM
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@mhhf1ve Though Santa would never experience heat in the north pole, he would experience major contrasts given the seasonal cycle there gives you 6 month long days followed by 6 month long nights. Of course, that is reversed at the south pole.  I have yet to hear of any such figure said to be residing there. But a tropical Santa has some possibilities. He could ditch the red suit for shorts and a Hawaiin shirt and find a better conveyance than a sled. Also coming thorugh where it's warm would mean he could get through open windows rather than down chimneys. Perhaps it's time to reimagine Santa Claus for more temperate climates.

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