Monday, November 21, 2005
Very Low-Maintenance: Festivus Turns Real
As a die-hard Seinfeld fanatic, I well remember the 1997 episode (was it that long ago?) in which George's father revived and celebrated his own holiday, Festivus. Ever since then, I thought it would be funny to actually celebrate the holiday. Well, like everything else in American pop culture and the Internet Age, several people had the same idea and have banded together to bring Festivus to life. I never heard about it until now, but apparently it's reached critical mass. There are two books on the Festivus holiday, and even a place to buy your very own "high strength-to-weight ratio" Festivus pole. For forty bucks? I think cheap-skate Frank Costanza would never pay that much, but then again, you only pay that once and it's good for decades. How much do you pay for a Christmas tree you throw out in two months? Check out Festivus on wikipedia, your ultimate source on everything.