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December 9, 2005 11:54 AM   Subscribe

Is Christmas under attack? Who knows. But Joe Moretti's neighbors are feeling a might uncomfortable. This calls for a creche of cryingbaby!Jeebus and his wtf angels.
posted by FunkyHelix (30 comments total)

 
"The over-the-top pictorial is the work of Joe Moretti, a 38-year-old designer who was arrested last year for trespassing on Martha Stewart's property in Maine."

Nice. Since, Paris Hilton posts on MetaFilter, I wonder what she thinks about his attentions?
posted by ericb at 11:56 AM on December 9, 2005


Photo here.
posted by ericb at 11:58 AM on December 9, 2005


I need to check this out. Can't be more than a few miles from my house.

Ron Raffonelli, 65, said he would be upset if his young grandchildren came to associate Christmas with naked woman. He'd prefer the kids to think of Santa Claus instead.

This is my favorite part. Jesus doesn't even get a nod.
posted by knave at 12:00 PM on December 9, 2005


There's apparently a creche across the street from the Supreme Court here in DC. I'll try to get down there for a few photos. Probably not as hot as Moretti's, though.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:07 PM on December 9, 2005


This WOC is heating up! Three FPPs in one day. I predict terrorist bombings by sundown.
posted by fungible at 12:13 PM on December 9, 2005


Best of the web.
posted by agregoli at 12:14 PM on December 9, 2005


douchebag erects eyesore in yard, mefites see a deep cultural significance, film at eleven.
posted by quonsar at 12:15 PM on December 9, 2005


Finally! A reason to go to Cranston!
posted by Spatch at 12:17 PM on December 9, 2005


Joseph Moretti, an interior decorator said he was inspired to create this year's show after meeting Milton in person in New York last summer.

I believe you have my stapler.
posted by eddydamascene at 12:17 PM on December 9, 2005


Bunch of invidious pussies scared by single well paid boring pussy in advertising stunt, news at 12 !
posted by elpapacito at 12:19 PM on December 9, 2005


botw...
posted by mds35 at 12:20 PM on December 9, 2005


Ron Raffonelli, 65, said he would be upset if his young grandchildren came to associate Christmas with naked woman. He'd prefer the kids to think of Santa Claus instead.

After all, Raffonelli said, "He's been around longer."


I'm pretty certain that naked women predate Santa Claus.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:22 PM on December 9, 2005


Ron Raffonelli, 65, said he would be upset if his young grandchildren came to associate Christmas with naked woman

And he can be upset as he's probably an ol bloke stuck in the past, but hey Santa is dangerous and harms childrens, the way he's usually fed to children is such that

* some of them believe Santa is real
* most later discover is not real
* feel bad about parents telling lies, could develop trust issues
* learn to fake believing in jesus or whatever to obtain presents

It's royal mess I tell you a royal mess
posted by elpapacito at 12:29 PM on December 9, 2005


I'm offended.

Seriously.

I mean Paris Hilton seductive? Gimme a break. She looks like one of those Afghan hounds.
posted by Smedleyman at 12:33 PM on December 9, 2005


Nothing screams crassness like Paris Hilton and Christmas is the most crass of all the holidays so this is a perfect fit. I'd be sorely tempted to deface his garbage though because that girl is an eyesore all by herself.
posted by fenriq at 12:47 PM on December 9, 2005


Whoa ... You mean Paris Hilton is a girl? Here I was thinking she was a prepubescent fourteen-year-old boy!
posted by nlindstrom at 12:56 PM on December 9, 2005


It must be the wet hair.
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:10 PM on December 9, 2005


Mite.
posted by Kiell at 1:30 PM on December 9, 2005


I've always thought that Paris Hilton looked like one of those cloning aliens in Attack of the Clones. And by "always" I either mean "since that movie came out" or "since Hilton slid fully-formed from a giant artificial womb."
posted by brundlefly at 1:54 PM on December 9, 2005


This is why we can't have nice things.
posted by caddis at 2:04 PM on December 9, 2005


Awesome. To each his own!
posted by mrgrimm at 2:33 PM on December 9, 2005


Is Christmas under attack?

No.

The last people to cancel Christmas were these guys.
posted by eustacescrubb at 2:35 PM on December 9, 2005


Is it just me or does this clown seem like a gay?
posted by I Foody at 6:34 PM on December 9, 2005


I've been waging my own war on Christmas for a few years now. It's going pretty well.

Last year I managed to avoid Christmas entirely. My plane took off from LAX on December 24th and landed in Sydney on December 26th. Sure I may have gotten a few hours of that dreadful day on me somewhere around the International Date Line, but I like to think that December 25th 2004 was blinked out of existence.

Humbug.
posted by quite unimportant at 6:57 PM on December 9, 2005


Madonna, Paris Hilton, Princess Di, Martha Stewart?

Man has obsession with blondes, film at 11!
posted by Eideteker at 2:17 AM on December 10, 2005


Ho fuckin' ho.

I like it. I want Xmas displays to become so offensive, so garish and loud and pornographic and threatening, that people decide Christmas decorations beyond a simple scandle or two are too embarrassing and ugly to allow. I want gangs of vigilante carolers to run through towns singing hymns and tearing down decorations. I want bon fires of plastic reindeer and Santas and sleighs and elves, with strings of bulbs popping in the flames.

Yeah. That would be a Christmas to remember.
posted by pracowity at 3:02 AM on December 10, 2005


[That should have been "candle," of course, though "scandle" is pretty good in this case.]
posted by pracowity at 3:45 AM on December 10, 2005


pracowity, you should not have corrected yourself. That was a fantastic typo, sounded like Heinlein, sounding like Mark Twain :-)
posted by Goofyy at 6:34 AM on December 10, 2005


douchebag erects eyesore in yard

Clue alert, clue alert:

"I think that I will never see,
A billboard lovely as a tree,
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all."
Ogden Nash, 1933

Your whole country is an eyesore. According to Nash, it has been since 1933.

I guess the Newport advertisements just don't catch your eye in the same way that Paris Hilton does.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:44 AM on December 10, 2005


I guess the Newport advertisements just don't catch your eye in the same way that Paris Hilton does.

Heh. Only the poor neighborhoods get Newport ads. And liquor ads. That's about it.
posted by mrgrimm at 5:50 PM on December 14, 2005


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