Festivus for the rest of us


It feels like I have waited my whole life for the opportunity to write that very headline: "Festivus for the rest of us."

A Wisconsin man has made my dream come true. Sean Ryan, a resident of a suburb of Green Bay, has requested that a Festivus pole be displayed over an entrance to Green Bay's City Hall. He made his request of Mayor Jim Schmitt after seeing a nativity scene and a Wiccan wreath displayed above the entrance.

Schmitt has turned down the request to include a Festivus pole at City Hall, saying that it is just part of pop culture, and he's only going to consider religious requests. I would argue that the love of Seinfeld and Festivus can reach religious proportions, however, so the mayor might want to give this more consideration.