As I write this, our culture is in the midst of the annual holiday advertising blitz, with every newspaper, every tv channel, every radio station and every website hurtling a constant barrage of “messages” from their sponsors telling you exactly what you should be buying for your husband/wife/kids/friends/co-workers, etc, etc. It seems to start earlier and earlier every year. We used to joke about how quickly after Thanksgiving it started, but now it’s a seamless “Hallow-Thanks-Christmas” season.
And the Christmas carols – oh my! How long must we endure them?
The increasing commercialization of the holidays is inevitable, I suppose, so what are we to do?
Well… if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, as they say!
So here at the Humor Times, we’re joining the “holiday chorus.” Yes, it’s time for our own shameless self-promotion and requisite truth embellishment, so here goes…
Sure, all those other products tout how “original” they are — but who can compare to the originality of a gift like a subscription to the Humor Times?! Not only is it the best collection of political humor around, but it’s a gift that lasts all year long, and spreads the smiles far and wide!
Since “laughter is the best medicine,” that means it’s one of the healthiest gifts you can bestow upon your friends and relatives as well!
Sure, you may be seen as a cheapskate if it’s the only gift you give. But when given as an extra, it makes you look incredibly generous! Plus, you can always give multi-year subscriptions, if you’re trying to make your gift total a more respectable one.
And as they say in the commercials, it’s sooo convenient! We’ve improved our website ordering system by leaps and bounds, so you can go to our Humor Times subscription page and order multiple gift subscriptions very easily. (The more you buy, the cheaper they are! See back cover.) And if you do it before the end of the year, you’ll even get rewarded with a HALF-PRICE subscription for yourself! (You can extend your present subscription by a year at half price as well.) And we’ll even send a gift card in your name to the recipient, if you like. (If you want this current issue sent, so that their subscription starts by Christmas, just say so in the “how did you find us” box.) Just enter “HumorHoliday” in the Discount Code box to get this special.
So what are you waiting for? Do it now, before you forget! Give the Gift of Laughter, today!
Thanks for spreading the smiles! Oh yeah, and Happy Holidays, Peace on Earth and all that other touchy-feely stuff!
P.S. The Humor Times has launched a free weekly email newsletter! We hope to add some cheer to your week with a Cartoon of the Week, a column by the world’s best political comedian, Will Durst, some titillating “fake news” from the Giant Napkin, a Joke of the Week and an invitation to enter the monthly Cartoon Caption Contest, as well as other features. Sign up right here. It’s easy to unsubscribe if you want, and we promise not to share your email info with anyone! (You can see what it looks like in your browser, here!)
- ’Tis the Season – To Give the Gift of Laugher, the Humor Times! - December 11, 2007