The Sacred and the Profane
Meet Mark Reddig. Mark and I go way back to our days at The Hutchinson News in the 1980s. He's still in the media, being the host of Land Line Now, a satellite radio program about the business of trucking.
Mark has always done Christmas a little differently - pink flamingos pulling Santa's sleigh, back when he lived in Hutchinson, for example.
Current case in point: This is the nativity scene in front of Mark's house in Independence, Missouri. But wait! Is that a star or...it's a leg lamp. Mark calls this "the sacred and the profane."
The gifts of the Magi are too valuable to be unguarded, as this bunny with an M-16 knows.
Of course this is part of an admirably excessive light display.
Mark says this is 19,570 lights, 63.3 amps and roughly 7,920 watts.
See the three poles in back, behind the red white and blue yucca? Those are Festivus poles. Yes, "Festivus for the rest of us."