The Real War on Christmas


Via the indispensable, The Times (London) reports on one British city's depressing and hilarious attempt to craft a Christmas tree "according to the principles of health and safety, circa 2009":

Thus it has no trunk so it won't blow over, no branches to break off and land on someone's head, no pine needles to poke a passer-by in the eye, no decorations for drunken teenagers to steal and no angel, presumably because it would need a dangerously long ladder to place it at the top.

Click here to see the "tree" from the safety of your home or office. Go here to find out why the War on Christmas is even less winnable than the War on Drugs.