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December 08, 2005


That must be Dutch. You know the Dutch X-mas tradition is historical and therefore involves slaves, but since they don't have many black people in the Netherlands they use blackface for those actors. David Sidaris (sp?) does a great thing about the "blackpiets" in the Netherlands.

Before we judge the Dutch, our image of Santa Claus (red, fat) comes from Coca Cola. St. Nick wasn't fat or jolly or dressed in red and white until Coke commissioned a Finnish artist to create them an X-mas ad in the 40's.

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