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All I Want for Christmas is your Two Front Teeth

SantaCo.jpgHere’s yet another story out of Canada. Now that their Prime Minister is on the outs, irritated people have taken to punching out Christmas Carolers.

Vancouver police say they are investigating a possible hate crime after a 24-year-old man was punched in the face several times for singing Christmas carols.
The victim was walking past a Christmas light display in downtown Vancouver on Sunday night when he and a friend broke into song.
Another group of men objected, shouted a gay slur, then punched the victim and ran off.
The victim’s friends called 911 and followed the alleged attacker. Police quickly arrested 21-year-old Christopher Mercier, who is charged with one count of assault.
Michael Kandola is awaiting trial on aggravated assault charges in that incident, and prosecutors have also suggested they will seek to have Kandola convicted under Canada’s hate crime legislation.

Hate crime? Oh, come now. He didn’t punch him because he was gay, he punched him for being earnest and happy and cheerful and that’s annoying. And if he was singing “Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer,” I’d punch him, too.

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Maybe he was calling him gay in the old fashioned sense of being jolly and happy and... gay?

Gay slur aside, I'm all for punching people who burst into song. I saw it on the subway platform once and it was all I could do not to shove the bitch in front of a train. Seriously, the world is NOT your stage.

How about "Grandpa Got Run Over by a Beer Truck"? Another Canadian favorite!