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   Festivus pole latest addition to state Capitol display

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12/29/2008 4:00 pm

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Entered 12/29/2008, Updated 12/29/2008

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Even fictional holiday symbols are going up in the Capitol rotunda. Already the site of a Nativity scene, menorah and a message from atheists, the rotunda now also has a plain aluminum pole commemorating Festivus, the holiday born in the "Seinfeld" television show. Festivus was created by character George Costanza's father, Frank, as a sort of protest against the commercialism of Christmas. The holiday's slogan is "A Festivus for the Rest of Us." Its symbol is an aluminum pole with no decoration because Frank Costanza found tinsel distracting. Michael Tennenhouse, 18, of Springfield, got permission from Secretary of State Jesse White's office to install the pole, something he said is "kind of silly and in the name of fun, really." But Tennenhouse also said he wouldn't have bothered if not for the fuss generated by a Nativity scene being placed in the rotunda followed by the atheist sign protesting organized religion.


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