Free Minds & Free Markets

Brickbat: No Sex for Santa

Shirtless SantaLumen adThe London Underground mass transit system has pulled an ad for Lumen, a dating app for those over 50. The ad features a shirtless man with gray hair and a gray beard and features the tag line "Pull a cracker this Christmas," an apparent double entendre referring to the British tradition of Christmas crackers. These are tubes containing prizes that pop when pulled apart. Transport for London says the ad objectifies the man and said the company should come back with an ad with a clothed model and a less suggestive tag line.

Photo Credit: Lumen Ad

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  • Adans smith||

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Yes, Merry Christmas.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||


  • sharmota4zeb||

    In related news, posters depicting the German anti-Santa are still legal:

    WHEN LISTENING TO the radio in December, it's unlikely to hear holiday songs singing the praises of Krampus: a half-goat, half-demon, horrific beast who literally beats people into being nice and not naughty.

    Krampus isn't exactly the stuff of dreams: Bearing horns, dark hair, fangs, and a long tongue, the anti-St. Nicholas comes with a chain and bells that he lashes about, along with a bundle of birch sticks meant to swat naughty children. He then hauls the bad kids down to the underworld.
  • Eddy||

    That *does* sound like the stuff of dreams - nightmares are dreams.

    Merry Christmas!

    (Krampus also gives adults ugly sweaters)

  • CE||

    At least someone is getting them off my lawn.

  • Fancylad||

    Krampus isn't the anti-Santa, more his compatriot. He travels with Saint Nick as one of his companions. Santa has Krampus punish the bad children, or, in some traditions, cart them off to hell.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    If only Krampus would come to the US and do this with our progtards.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Good. The only man tube-riders want to see shirtless is Zac Efron.

  • lafe.long||

    "man tube-riders"

  • Eddy||

    Q: Why does Santa land on the roof?

    A: Because he likes to be on top.

    Q: Why is Santa so jolly?

    A: He knows where all the naughty girls live.

  • Cy||


  • loveconstitution1789||

    Ho! Ho! Ho!

  • Eddy||

    Q: What do female reindeer like to do on a girls' night out?

    A: Go into town and blow some bucks.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I don't get it.


  • MatthewSlyfield||

    Bucks is a slang term for money. It's also the proper term for a male deer (excluding moose). It's a double entendre for oral sex.

  • Eddy||

    What's the difference between Santa and Donald Trump?

    Santa limits himself to three hos.

  • Eddy||

    Santa was busy in his shop on some last-minute Christmas rush orders, and he didn't want any distractions.

    But a reall annoying angel comes in and asks, "what do you want me to do with this Christmas tree?"

    And that's why they have angels on top of Christmas trees from that day to this.

  • SQRLSY One||

    When Santa saw Tiger Woods, Santa said "Ho-Ho-Ho!!!!"

    Tiger Woods snapped his head all around, glancing everywhere, saying, "Where? Where? Where?"

  • SQRLSY One||

    After that, Tiger Woods changed his name (per "truth in labeling" laws) to "Cheetah Woods".

  • SQRLSY One||

    Why doesn't Santa have any kids?

    He only cums once a year, and that's down a chimney!

  • Ecoli||

    No sex, please. We're British!

  • Still Curmudgeoned (Nunya)||

    Christmas, what an asshole.

  • Tony||

    Unfortunate. The British can be quite sexy once you get past the teeth and the odd combination of imperial ego and provincialism.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    Funny and insightful - lol

  • Jerryskids||

    Maybe the dating app could replace shirtless Santa with Mrs. Claus in a skimpy negligee with the tagline "Ho Ho Ho !"

  • Eddy||

  • Jerryskids||

    Perpetually disappointed with my Christmas gifts - I always get an ugly sweater.

    Just once I'd like to get a good-looking moaner or a sexy screamer.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Double Entendre for what? Also, racist.

  • Hank Phillips||

    Running an ad like that in Freehold, Iowa would result in a SWAT team (intended for you) shooting your neighbors off their porch inside of fifteen minutes.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    Have you ever been in Iowa?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Oh no, not Santa's balls!
    Red sleigh down!

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    That was on last night. The lesson there is never to shock Santa's Balls.


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