We can finally be proud about something inside the Oklahoma Capitol. Yesterday, it was announced that some dude from Florida will display a Festivus Pole inside the House of Crazy's rotunda to celebrate the Christmas season.
A Florida man is planning a display in the Oklahoma Capitol rotunda based on a fictional holiday depicted in the popular 1990s sitcom "Seinfeld."Chaz Stevens will display his "Festivus Pole" next Wednesday in the building's first-floor rotunda near an existing display of giant nutcrackers and a sleigh laden with gifts.
As a Level 8 Seinfeld fan, this is amazing. Dare I say, "It's a Festivus Miracle!?"
Actually, that's probably a bit premature. I'll save that praise for when I see the Ogle brothers compete in the Feats of Strength. Also, as Oklahoma City's most notorious complainer, I call first dibs on the "Airing of Grievances." I have a whole lot to say to the people who work in that building.
So, are there any other details we should know about? Will the guy also be accepting donations for the Human Fund? Is he looking for a job as an architect or latex salesman?
Stevens says the 6-foot pole is wrapped in the colors of the gay pride rainbow flag and topped with a disco ball.Stevens says the pole pays homage both to the television show and to gay rights.
What?! A Gay Right's Festivus Pole? Not that there's anything wrong with that... I mean that's fine if that's who you are... I have many gay friends... but that's not the reason for the Festivus season! Festivus should be about nothing. It's not supposed to raise awareness for a cause, no matter how good and deserving that cause may be. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, white or brown, or gay or a bigoted Oklahoma lawmaker, Festivus is a holiday for everyone! As they say, it's a Festivus for the rest of us!