Seasons Greetings From John Waters

Photo by Robert Maier
Photo by Robert Maier

A few years ago, the "sultan of bad taste" John Waters sent out this touching holiday ornament showcasing a lovely dead roach.

It was a rubber roach, but it still made the point.

And the point was a welcome slap in the face to all the fake Christmas cheer and forced commercialism that threatens to clog up our pores every dreaded December.

I found it worth excavating for this year--and in fact for every freakin' Christmas that dares to sugarcoat our fears and anxieties.

Roaches are the real reindeer.

Here's hoping you get the cha-cha heels you asked for.


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