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Fla. Capitol Gets Festivus Pole— Made of Beer Cans

Pabst Blue Ribbon cans, specifically

(Newser) - It's a "Festivus for the rest of us" in Tallahassee this year: The Florida Capitol will likely today see the installation of an almost 6-foot-tall Festivus pole (yes, the invention of Seinfeld) in its rotunda. And it's not the traditional plain aluminum pole, but one made out... More »

'George Costanza' Rips Romney After Debate Nod

Newman for Postmaster General?

(Newser) - George Costanza for president? After Mitt Romney referred to the Seinfeld character during Wednesday night's debate —telling the audience "as George Costanza would say, when they’re applauding stop"—Jason Alexander decided to weigh in. "Thrilled Gov. Romney enjoys my old character," he tweeted.... More »

Inmate Uses 'Festivus' to Score Better Meals

Argues 'religion' means he needs a kosher diet

(Newser) - Here’s a Festivus miracle for you: An inmate in an Orange County Jail managed to get better food for months by saying he needed it to adhere to the “religion” of Festivus. Malcolm Alarmo King is a health nut, the Orange County Register explains, who didn’t want... More »

At Ill. Capitol, It's a Festivus Miracle!

Teen augments holiday display with 'Seinfeld' homage

(Newser) - The Illinois state capitol's holiday decorations this year include a Nativity scene, a menorah—and a Festivus pole, courtesy of a teenage Seinfeld fan. Michael Tennenhouse  visited for the Blagojevich impeachment hearings, stumbled on the holiday displays, and got to thinking. "Religious displays should not be in public buildings,... More »

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