someone wasn’t buying it

I just snapped this a few minutes ago while out walking the dog. Apparently, someone on Michigan Avenue wasn’t buying in to the whole feel-good “no man is a failure who has friends” message of “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

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  1. mark
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    I think it would make a nice “Happy Holidays from Ypsilanti” card.

    Or maybe it would just say, “Christmas is for suckers.”

  2. John on Forest
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Everyone should, once in a while, look back on their life and look forward as well and ask themselves, what would the world be like if I wasn’t in it. We touch so many lives in our everyday living. We touch many more lives in a positive way than we do in a negative way.

  3. Robert
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been told that every time you hear a dvd snap in half, an angel gets his wings.

  4. Dirtgrain
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Maybe the DVD was trying to kill itself. Did you save it?

  5. Ol' E Cross
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    That might be the most beautiful illustration of the Christmas story I’ve ever seen.

    Something broken and discarded, that any passerby would account as an utterly useless, unwanted, piece of trash, still declaring, “It’s a wonderful life.”

    The main thing is that even as we die a terrible death we are able to feel right up to the very last moment that life has meaning and beauty. -Etty Hillesum

    (Yah, I’m a sucker for meaning in misery.)

  6. Posted December 31, 2007 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Well, man, it IS a wonderful life in Ypsi!

  7. notlatethistime
    Posted December 31, 2007 at 6:39 pm | Permalink


    The story behind how I-A-W-L became a popular staple for the holiday.

    (It’s back on copyright now though- sort of a Disney effect fringe benefit).

  8. KT
    Posted January 1, 2008 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    It’s a damned good movie, but I can see how to some it might be completely irrelevant. The story of George Banks likely doesn’t reverberate with inner city black youth for instance.

  9. stella
    Posted January 1, 2008 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    George Banks – Mary Poppins
    George Bailey – IAWL
    you may be right either way.

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