Each year, we see innovative e-mail missives and holiday videos from our friends in Destination Marketing. One of the first we saw this year was from our friends at Experience Bryan College Station, using the premise of finding lost "elves on the shelf" to showcase a number of their stellar attractions (and their new Mobile Visitor Center). While a fun romp through the destination, as always, the outtakes at the end made us laugh.
Like most of the over-the-top reactions to common activities, the quite jolly old elf of many of our childhoods would have a rap sheet as long as his naughty or nice list, if he were ever apprehended by law enforcement.
The intrepid crew at OZY has assembled a list of the crimes with which Santa would be charged today. They include: Home Invasion, Trespass, Burglary (the cookies and milk), unlawful surveillance and privacy violations, Employment Law offenses, Animal Cruelty, DUI, Alienation of Affection (for the Dads of those Mommies kissing Mr. Claus), Airspace and Customs violations, Anti-Trust violations and Tax Evasion.
Here's hoping Santa stays as elusive as ever this year.
Based upon the shenanigans that sometimes occur when a President is getting ready to depart the White House (like Clinton aides that removed all the "Ws" from keyboards before President Bush arrived), these memes star Joe Biden as a master of chicanery in the preparation for a new President.
And, to continue watching the frivolity, follow Josh Billinson (@JBillinson).
You work really hard on your Halloween costume. You can't wait for the compliments. And, then, the big moment arrives...you walk into the party.
And see four other people costumed just like you.
Want a leg up on the competition? Check out Google's Frightgeist...a fascinating insight into the most searched for costumes on the web.
Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn and The Joker top the list with the obligatory Clown, Witch and Pirate hanging tight in the Top Ten.
Better yet, Frightgeist reveals in which cities certain costumes are trending. So, if you have your heart set on being Deadpool and live in Rockford IL or Panama City FL, you might want to rethink that notion.
And, here's to devising a bad ass costume that's NOT on the list!
Located in Northern Wisconsin, Minocqua is a tourist town. And, while some of my favorite experiences and events "up nort" have come after the crowds have departed, this town is packed with visitors all summer long.