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December 08, 2009

Ho, ho, no

Naked Santa statue not popular with Texas
A Texas homeowner who put a naked statue of Michelangelo's David dressed as Santa has been forced to give his nude Santa more clothes - after complaints from his neighbours.

Barry McBee, of Big Spring, Texas, insists he was just trying to raise a smile from passers-by when he added a Santa hat and white beard to the 5-foot-tall replica of the Renaissance statue.

Unfortunately, within a fairly short time, parents started calling Big Spring city officials complaining that their children were asking why Santa was naked.

'I just like to shock people to make them laugh, kind of break the monotony around here,' said McBee, who owns a wide variety of garden ornaments, mostly stored in his garage. 'I just bring them out occasionally.' [...]

Sjogren left McBee a voice mail last week, requesting that he put more clothes on David.

McBee relented after his friends teased him as well, putting a pair of black and white faux-velvet shorts, with a Christmas bow, on the statue.

Posted by joke du jour at December 8, 2009 06:05 PM

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