Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

Heart of the City

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  1. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Not even a turkey wearing a Santa hat?

  2. SueB1863

    SueB1863 said, 10 months ago

    He needs to explain that if they waited until after Thanksgiving, which is Nov. 28 this year, he’d lose a ton of sales and only have four shopping weekends until Christmas to make all of his holiday sales.

    This would have been more timely a few weeks ago. It’s a little early now but not TOO early any more. Christmas Eve is only five weeks away.

  3. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, 10 months ago

    The fallacy in that notion is the thought that the stores will “lose” sales if they don’t put up the Christmas decorations before Halloween. People who want to do their shopping early will do their shopping early, no matter what decorations are up in the stores. People who wait to the last minute are STILL going to wait to the last minute no matter what decorations are up in the stores. It’s a sad testament to our society that we can’t put up a Christmas display in the park, or decorations up in our schools like we did when we were kids without getting the ACLU up in arms, but the stores are free to offend everybody by putting up Christmas decorations before the leaves have even fallen from the trees…

  4. MitmanArt

    MitmanArt said, 10 months ago

    You can put decorations in front of your house, your church, and any other property you own. And municipal properties frequently have holiday decorations — they just don’t have religious decorations. So how is that a “sad testament to our society”? I think it’s a GREAT testament to our society that we are finally beginning to pull the wool of superstition away from our eyes.

  5. alise duhon

    alise duhon said, 10 months ago

    Wow, thanks SueB for reminding me how close Christmas really is. :) I’d better get off my lazy derriere… lol

  6. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 10 months ago


  7. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, 10 months ago


    I don’t think religion is necessarily “superstition”, but if Christian displays are allowed on municipal properties than they must also allow those of Judaism, Islam, Buddhist, Satanist, Atheist, or any other religion.

  8. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 10 months ago

    I went through exactly this last year when I tried to find Thanksgiving decorations. They had lots of Halloween and lots of Christmas, but little to no Thanksgiving anywhere, not even in the craft stores.

  9. Miba

    Miba said, 10 months ago

    Store managers don’t have anything to do with it. The warehouse plusses you out a truckload of christmas stuff (or summer stuff) for the christmas set, which the nonfoods manager has to deal with. The nonfoods manager gets the schematics from corporate (through email, he has no choice in the matter because they send it to him and then check up to see if he’s done it). So maybe talk to the corporate managers, cause store level people have next to no say in these things.

  10. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, 10 months ago


    Definite physical resemblance.

  11. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, 10 months ago

    My first task at Sears, on October 12, 1987, was to help the Hardware manager replace the garden tools with Christmas merchandise.

  12. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, 10 months ago


    He’d lose a ton of sales? GASP!!!!!
    Aw, poor baby.

  13. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, 10 months ago


    It’s a sad testament that Christmas decorations, symbols, and activities now must be very narrowly displayed – except when it’s for profit! And that a religious season and holiday are being suppressed (yes they are) in the name of the First Amendment.

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