I didn’t say it was a pleasant dream.
Hmmm, how should I describe this? I would say that a law is being used to violate the First Amendment rights of an unethical jerk who is intent on abusing them.
Or, in the alternative, Jasen Dixon may just be an idiot.
Sycamore Township, which is just outside Cincinnati, has responded to complaints by neighbors by applying various ordinances against Dixon’s unusual Nativity scene that he constructed in his front yard. It features life-size figures portraying Joseph and Mary as the walking dead, and a zombie baby Jesus, who has pale skin and pure white eyes. Here, here’s a close-up of Zombie Baby Jesus:
Dixon suspects that the township laws, which prohibit structures in the front or the side yard of a residence that occupy more than 35 percent of its total area, and require that the primary structure must be 3 feet from the street and 6 feet from the dwelling, are really being selectively enforced against him because his holiday display offends some people….well, almost everyone. I suspect this as well.
Poor Jason says he doesn’t mean any harm: he’s just doing the best he can to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. “I wanted a Nativity and I worked with what I had,” says Dixon, who manages a nearby haunted house called “The 13 Rooms of Doom.” He says his First Amendment rights are being infringed.
“I’ve lived here for 15 years and I’ve never had a violation of any kind,” Dixon said. “It’s a holiday decoration. I know if it was a real pretty Nativity scene they wouldn’t be saying anything.”
I’ll agree with that too.
I wonder if I could get Jason to agree, or admit, that he put up this horrible travesty of the Christmas story to mock it, knowing well that he was insulting Christianity, being openly disrespectful of his neighbor’s faiths, and interfering with the community’s enjoyment of a cultural holiday. The First Amendment protects selfish and inconsiderate assholes as much as anyone else, and this appears to be an example of it. If the government in Sycamore is selectively enforcing its laws to stifle Dixon’s right to be a lousy neighbor and a creepy human being, it is wrong.
I’m sure I have had less sympathy for victims of abuses of government power, but I’m tired from shopping, and can’t think of any—unless, of course, Jasen really is just trying to honor Christmas with his meager resources—zombies— the best he can. You know, like “The Little Drummer Boy, who only had a drum at Jesus’s birth. Jason’s dilemma might make a touching seasonal song at that. It might go something like this, sung beautifully by the Harry Simeone Chorale, natch:
“Stop,” they told him, “you can’t be that dumb!”
“Zombie Nativity? What moon are you from?
You’re scaring kids, and wrecking Christmas, you crumb!
We’ll call the cops so they will hassle you some.
Wait til they come, you creepy bum..
They will fine your ass, pa rum pum pum pum,
When they come.”
“No,” he told them, “you can’t make me mum.”
“I have a right to say what you think’s loathsome,
I‘’ve only zombies figures—sure they’re gruesome.
I do the best I can, so you should welcome
Christmas freedom, so stick your tantrum up your rectum.
Zombies like Christmas too so let them have some.
Let them have some.”
On second thought, forget the whole thing.
Facts and Graphic: Fox
11 thoughts on “I’m Dreaming Of A Zombie Christmas”
“As we all know, Christmas is that mystical time of year when the ghost of Jesus rises from the grave to feast on the flesh of the living! So we all sing Christmas Carols to lull him back to sleep.” Peter Griffin, “A Family Guy Christmas”
I’m not even going to respond to this.
I used to appreciate Family Guy as the next step from the Simpson’s. Until Seth McFarland revealed himself to be an snarky and hateful anti-Christian.
I can laugh at myself and poke fun at myself. But Ol’ Seth revealed his utter contempt and lack of good faith with his jokes on the cartoon. He went to far. F that guy.
Sweet zombie Jesus, I’m just surprised it took that long for someone to give that old joke a Nativity adaptation.
Sounds like a load of f….ree advertising for his rooms-of-doom business. “Lawn and patio” extension?
Brilliant, Jack! You made my Christmas morning (I’m 14 hours ahead)! Yes, I sang it 😀
I hope some bass was humming (HUMMMMM…HMMMMM…) underneath…it’s really cool like that.
Not even worth a cogent comment.
Halloween + Christmas.
Misplacedmis-timed. But, whatever, if your church + family can’t combat that, then try harder.
He failed in his research anyway. No zombie baby can sit up.
At best, an infant zombie would just lay there, screaming out for hunger… incapable of movement… laying in its own filth… completely dependent on others for nourishment due to inability to move or procure calories on one’s own accord…
in fact, a lot like an ACTUAL INFANT…
(keeping adult humans in perpetual worry about when it will strike out next for consumption and therefore incapable of a peaceful night’s sleep)
You have the soul of a poet, Jack!