Personally I dont know which group irritates me more during the holidays. The first group are those that force their employees to say Happy Holidays instead of leaving it up to the individual to say Happy Holidays, Merry Chistmas, or even Good Solstice. The second group are those who call for boycotting retailers who decide to use Happy Holidays in their advertising instead of Merry Christmas.
Surprisingly the PC police haven’t caught onto the fact that the word Holiday stems from Holy Day. I had many different things running through my head as to what to put on the sign the guy on the right is holding. Then I figured I have some talented readers so I thought I would do a…
- In the comments section indicate the word(s) you think should go on the sign
- If you have a website make sure to include it in your signature or in the comment itself
- Next week I will post my favorites and have my readers vote on the best one.
- If I get 10 people to comment in the next week who have not commented on the site in the last 30 days, I will give the winner their choice of a Tote Bag/t-shirt from WackSack.com or a signed copy of the finished artwork (and yes, I’ll pay shipping to you Aussies)
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Merry Happy Chriskwahannukwhatsis Day!
Please use that in a sentence.
Hey, It’s that time of year. Buy Something.
And just like my neighbors with their lights, that sign could stay up way into February
This isn’t an entry, but: if you get 10 extra non-frequent commenters, THEN the winner will get a prize?
Where you the kid that read the sweepstakes rules before entering a contest. Geez, no one was supposed to point that out.
Actually I tend to get a lot of lurkers who don’t comment so I am trying to entice them with goodies.
Haha, sorry. It’s good bait 🙂
Now that you successfully called me out…give up a suggestion for the sign.
Hahaaaaa. I’m not very clever with captions, but if I think of one, I’ll definitely post it.
I think “Buy Something” does the trick pretty well. Honest and direct.
Given the discounts that retailers are offering, I think they hope someone will
Simple and direct. What I would expect from you.
“Happy public holiday”
But what about those who don’t celebrate or even those who don’t like to be happy?
OK “Public holiday” then 🙂
Still used the word Holiday..haha
Is FU better??
Fontbonne University (right ‘chere in the STL) – but hey, they even gave me a diploma, so – you know …
How about “We acknowledge your presence, Comrade”. Or maybe “WackSack.com”?
OK…that is just overpromotion.
Hmmm … my bad. Marketing is not exactly my forte. 🙂
“We invite you to enjoy, or not enjoy, the time of the year set aside for more lith feelings toward, or not toward, one another.”
Will that even fit on the sign ?
Yes…but I’ll have to use really small font
“Come enjoy our 25th of December savings!”
So now I am confused. Do I only get the savings on December 25 or do I get the prices of December 25 now.
It’s like the 4th of July. We’ll just call it the 25th of December. You can save all week long. We already raised the prices and lowered them somewhat for your shopping pleasure. Yeah.
Maybe 4th of July in December. Makes up for all the Christmas in July Sales.
“THE END IS NEAR!”
MERRY CHRISTMASCHEAP NAME BRAND WATCHES SOLD HERE!”
HAPPY HOLIDAYSNO SMOKING!”
Is it Name Brand or Brand Name? I always get that confused.
I think it depends on what country made the knockoffs 🙂
Merry Xmascheap knockoffs sold here.” 🙂
Have a non-committed celebration of a joyous non-normal off day.
Have a happy non-working day of merriment!
I think I like the first one better. It’s more confusing. haha
“Go to Hell”
“You just proved that Beartoon adversitising works.”
Austin 3:16 might work. Go To Hell works. Wouldn’t that be hilarious. “Thank you for shopping at Walmart. Go to hell”
I got a friggin stocking stuffer for you.
It’s that time of year again!
That’s a good one. You can pull it out for Presidents Day Sales, Valentines Day Sales, Memorial day….
I just wanted to say this ( for the sign) I know I can’t enter but..
Celebrate the season with mistletoe in your back pocket so the whole world can kiss your merry a$$
Why do you think you can’t enter. You are now entered.
“2010 might easily be worse.”
That’s right so spend your money now.
And thankyou for listing me on the side bar, over to the right folks!!
That’s what I do for my frequent commenters. I had to dump a few that went missing or stopped posting on their sites.
“Happy, aahh, you know, Day…man”
One of my original ideas was to take holi out but then it became Happy Days and I figured I would need the fonz in there.
Ha! why not? I bet you could draw a kickass fonz, Bearman.
“7 days to New Year Sale”
That reminds me of the creepy Halloween Movie that they had the song “3 more days till Halloween Halloween Halloween, 3 more days till Halloween, Silver Shamrock”
Can I enter twice? After standing in line 20 minutes last night to buy soap pads I think the sign should read,
“If you are willing to stand in line, we are willing to sell you stuff.”
I love creativity borne from real life. Enter as often as you want.
They say to celebrate and be merry
Do or don’t…you choose
I think the only people that might offend are those who are not good at making decisions. They might stand around trying to figure out what they should do.
Uh oh, in that case it could offend a lot of people because there are a boat load (which is probably a severe understatement) of people who would just stand there dribbling out of their mouths twiddling their thumbs honestly not knowing what they should do until were told.
Then again that might work to your advantage as a retailer. A huge crowd stands in front of your sign and the real decision makers see it and say, “hmm there must be something good going on at that store. I’ll go check it out”
We don’t care what you celebrate, as long as you celebrate… BUY NOW! Support our fledging economy!
It’s always about the economy. It is never about profits. Support our fledgling profits I say..haha
I don’t even consider myself Christian, but I will say “Merry Freakin’ Christmas” if I want to. No politically correct over here.
Double dog dare you to say that tomorrow to someone..haha
Ok..I mean someone you don’t already know.
this might work:
Marry remind chris about mas .
No mas…no mas!!!
“Merappy Holistmas” (www.natefakes.com)
Did I win? Did I win?
No but right now that is in my top 50.
“Please Do Not Touch, Lick, Stroke or Mount The Exhibit”
(Not that it relates much to your cartoon, mind you, I just think that “Engrish” signs are funny.)
I am not even sure where to begin with that one..haha
Love the spelling of Yours in this.
“Enjoy a mediocre commemoration of whatever you did this time last year.”
See I knew you could do it!!!
“We humbly mention the possiblity of an upifting and light period of time taking place near the 25th of December.”
As long as you do it humbly.