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From:     grotbags
Category: Art
Date:     19 December 2008
Time:     06:11 AM

Review:

Not wishing to indoctrinate children in gullibility (leaves them open to the poison of religion)  I had 
mixed feelings about entering this winter wonderland in Selfishes basement. However it was free, so 
why the hell not. Some varying in enthusiasm women helpers dressed as elves let you into a dark 
room with blaring music and reconstructions of random scenes of yuletide. No this is not Guantanamo 
Bay's UK clearing centre you mumble to yourself, after a while you get to board a small train which 
goes round in round circling an island of xmas junk while lipsticked vixens shake bells and lights flash. 
Not too terrifying and even fun if youre under six. Then you get off and are led into a private booth with 
sardonic santa and helper (a bit like a charity chugger), they ask obligatory questions, try to convince 
child to nag you for a 10 photo, and santa (in my case) tried to make some slightly innuendoey 
remarks which I fended off not wishing to play that game. Child gets cheap free book and you're off 
with child now overloaded with convictions about bearded buffoon.


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