At Large I’m No Expert…
posted by November 14 at 14:13 PMon
…but I’d say the “holiday” displays at Sea-Tac Airport look a lot like a clump of dammed Christmas trees.
The Port of Seattle announced back in October that they were getting out of the Christmas tree bidness. No Christmas trees at Sea-Tac this year. But while the display above may feature the wrong kind of tree—it’s birch, not evergreen, and I’m totally racist when it comes Christmas trees—the branches have been trimmed into a suspiciously conical shape, which is very Christmas-tree-ish. And the icicles hanging from the branches look like the kind of icicle decorations often found on Christmas trees.
Oh, and there are now advertisements on the bottoms of the plastic bins you have to put your laptop computers, shoes, and other crap in at the security checkpoint. For an online shoe company. I was going to write, “that didn’t take long,” but it actually did—it took six years. Still, it seems like the space could be better used. Perhaps a message that says, “Hey, dumbfuck, take the change out of your pocket and put in here, along with your cell phone and fountain pens and belt buckles and anything else that might set off a the metal detector you’re about to walk through. Christ.”