what happens to santa when you stop believing?

In a thread on Metafilter about that wonderful, poetic, and head-scratchingly bizarre Tom Waits press conference of a few days ago, someone questioned whether or not Waits really existed. Another commenter responded with something absolutely beautiful. They said that Tom Waits is what Santa Claus turns into when you stop believing in Santa Claus.

It’s an absolutely beautiful idea, don’t you think?

And here, for those of you unwilling to follow the second link, is footage of the press conference.

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  1. Posted May 8, 2008 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Now that was a great way to end the day! Thanks!

    Long live Tom Waits, Henry Rollins, and all those whose passion and humor permeate all they do!

  2. Paw
    Posted May 9, 2008 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Glitter and Doom
    is infinitely better than
    Rattle and Hum

  3. Posted May 9, 2008 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Wow…how inviting. I wish he was playing at Riverside Park tonight. I would for sure go.

  4. mark
    Posted May 9, 2008 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    Ypsi needs a Christmas parade with Tom Waits as Santa… Someone start a petition.

  5. Posted May 11, 2008 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Wow :) I think I just kinda fell in love with Tom Waits. That was great.

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