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Ho Ho Ho? Hellz No Fat Man!
posted by Stynxno (40 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Color me stunned...although this sounds more like something that would be imposed by the uber-sensitive PC Patrol here in the States than in Oz.
posted by VicNebulous at 10:02 AM on November 15, 2007


People are stupid.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:06 AM on November 15, 2007


Could it have taken this long for the PC movement to make it to the Land of Oz? I really hope this is a joke, 'taking the piss out', as it were.
posted by msali at 10:06 AM on November 15, 2007


No, it sounds like one random poorly thought-out request that gets blown up into a massive OMGWARONXMAS shitfest. Nothing to see here.

Bah. And humbug.
posted by yhbc at 10:06 AM on November 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


If he doesn't say Ho Ho Ho, he's not the real Santa.

It's a secret test.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:07 AM on November 15, 2007


And yet they still spray fake snow on windows. In 30+ degree heat.
posted by gomichild at 10:10 AM on November 15, 2007


Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha"

Ha ha ha? I would have gone with "Hey, hey, hey," and left whether to go with the Dwayne or Fat Albert inflection up to the individual Santa.
posted by jrossi4r at 10:16 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Also, out of respect for Nicole Kidman, Santa's facial hair will no longer be referred to as a "beard."
posted by ColdChef at 10:17 AM on November 15, 2007 [6 favorites]


They're going to have to answer to the Coca-Cola company.
posted by inconsequentialist at 10:18 AM on November 15, 2007


I suppose he won't be coming down the chimney, either?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:18 AM on November 15, 2007


These people are also pushing for the book of Peter to be removed from the Bible, cherry pies to be renamed "Red Delight", and the immediate cessation of steamer ships from docking in Cleveland harbor. I stand with them.
posted by billysumday at 10:19 AM on November 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Also, out of respect for Nicole Kidman Kate Cruise, Santa's facial hair will no longer be referred to as a "beard."
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:20 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Also: "What's...a ho?"
posted by ColdChef at 10:20 AM on November 15, 2007


I too would prefer that Father Holiday Season not say sex worker to random ladypersons.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 10:22 AM on November 15, 2007


Ken Jennings is so hot.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:24 AM on November 15, 2007


Only 200,000,000 results (nsfw) to scrub from Google and the children will be finally be safe.
posted by Mr_Zero at 10:26 AM on November 15, 2007


billysumday, "Red Delight" sounds so much more wrong than cherry pie.
posted by piratebowling at 10:34 AM on November 15, 2007


Well, this will work. Until some bright, perverted Santa starts waving his "Ha Ha Ha" around at women in traffic.
posted by koeselitz at 10:38 AM on November 15, 2007


If I heard somebody saying "ho ho ho" in Hollywood, I'd ask "Are Britney, Paris and Nicole all the same place again?"
posted by wendell at 10:42 AM on November 15, 2007


Santa does have a list of all the naughty girls.
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:42 AM on November 15, 2007


Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha"

That should make for a wonderfully gay demeanor.
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:58 AM on November 15, 2007


I call BS on this story.
posted by DU at 10:58 AM on November 15, 2007


yhbc has it. I expect this will fuel Bill O'Reilly's fake indignation for the next couple of weeks or so, at least until the next "PC run amok!" outrage hits the papers.

As for Santa's laugh, might I suggest a coy "Tee hee hee"? (After which, he could bite down shyly on his fingertip, kick around in the dust a little, and then blushingly avert his gaze.)
posted by Atom Eyes at 10:59 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well, so the newspaper called the company that told santas not to say "ho ho ho" and the company denied that they said that (they claimed it was misleading). So, what's the story here?
posted by delmoi at 11:08 AM on November 15, 2007


Sigh... I really hate it when PC liberals try and enforce their views on other people. Anymore if it offends one or two people it has to be changed. Well take this case on.... High gas prices are offensive to me and my people! My feelings are hurt by these actions and I want a bunch of liberal groups to have them lower immediately! Santa can't say Ho Ho Ho anymore what a crock of sh!t
posted by Mastercheddaar at 11:14 AM on November 15, 2007


I declawed my fat-ass Santa Claus so it wouldn't stalk endangered birds.
posted by trondant at 11:21 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I really hate it when PC liberals try and enforce their views on other people.

Views like "'PC liberals' are the cause of all the world's ills"? Yeah, I hate that too.
posted by DU at 11:23 AM on November 15, 2007


I expect this will fuel Bill O'Reilly's fake indignation for the next couple of weeks or so, at least until the next "PC run amok!" outrage hits the papers.

tick...tick...tick...

Sigh... I really hate it when PC liberals try and enforce their views on other people. Anymore if it offends one or two people it has to be changed. Well take this case on.... High gas prices are offensive to me and my people! My feelings are hurt by these actions and I want a bunch of liberal groups to have them lower immediately! Santa can't say Ho Ho Ho anymore what a crock of sh!t

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posted by billysumday at 11:25 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I always had a feeling Santa was a sexist pig, but now I can substantiate my unfounded claims.
posted by DrGirlfriend at 11:32 AM on November 15, 2007


For fuck's sake - one stupid recruitment firm is not a PC patrol. Or a movement.

I am so, so, SO sick of people complaining about the PC movement. It's probably one fucking person at the firm! How is this worth any of your time? Any reasonable person would find this ridiculous, ignore the recruitment firm and move the fuck on.

God - nothing makes my blood boil like people complaining about the PC movement. Oh no! I'm so oppressed cos this one person doesn't want me to say this one word! Who's being oversensitive there?
posted by Ira.metafilter at 11:49 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


People are mentally challenged.
posted by Wonderwoman at 12:21 PM on November 15, 2007


I expect this will fuel Bill O'Reilly's fake indignation for the next couple of weeks or so...

Yep. This is yet some kindling that's helping to restart the fire for O'Reilly's now annual "War on Christmas" -- O’Reilly’s Contrived ‘War On Christmas’ Is Back.
posted by ericb at 12:29 PM on November 15, 2007


Emily Littella moment: "What's this I hear about a whore on Christmas?"
posted by rob511 at 12:36 PM on November 15, 2007


Ho Ho Ho
posted by quin at 12:39 PM on November 15, 2007


Don't forget the obligatory Ho Ho Ho t-shirt.
posted by jca at 12:57 PM on November 15, 2007


The truth about Santa (NSFW).
posted by homunculus at 1:30 PM on November 15, 2007


But the 6-12 black men are still peachy keen, eh?
posted by Biblio at 1:57 PM on November 15, 2007


I could see if Santa was saying "nappy headed ho-ho-ho", but this is just messed up.
posted by wafaa at 2:51 PM on November 15, 2007


Oh Jesus Christ, people. What part of A local spokesman for the US-based Westaff recruitment firm said it was "misleading" to say the company had banned Santa's traditional greeting and it was being left up to the discretion of the individual Santa himself is so goddamn hard to understand?

A seven-graf fluff piece in which the final graf is the company saying the story's not true? Are you fucking kidding me?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:02 PM on November 15, 2007


Santa does have a list of all the naughty girls.

Well I know what *I* want for Christmas...
posted by LordSludge at 6:47 PM on November 15, 2007


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