While this may indeed represent my general attitude toward the holiday season:
This particular video has somewhat thawed my Scrooge-like demeanor:
Yes, Christmas is over. And yes, this is a total marketing/PR stunt. But it’s still rather charming and very clever…
This first appeared in Spy magazine in January 1990.
Is there a Santa Claus? – a physicist’s view
Consider the following:
1) No known species of reindeer can fly. But there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.
2) There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT since Santa doesn’t (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist children, that reduces the workload to 15% of the total – 378 million according to Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that’s 91.8 million homes. One presumes there’s at least one good child in each. Continue reading “No, Virginia, there is not a Santa Claus. What are you – stupid or something?”
“If you don’t have Christmas in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree…”
Wishing everyone a joyful holiday.
And don’t shoot your eye out…