Famous Festivus Pole Is for Sale on eBay

Everyone knows that early January is the time to get the best prices on holiday decorations for the coming year.

See also: "Festivus Pole" Made of Beer Cans Approved; Will Go Up in Florida Capitol Next to Jesus' Manger

The economic principles that apply to fake Christmas trees also apply to Festivus poles.

So you may want to check eBay, where the Festivus pole made by activist Chaz Stevens -- the pole that graced the Florida Capitol rotunda this year -- is up for sale.

The starting price for the pole was $100, and late yesterday there was one bid on it.

The pole is six feet tall, and Stevens promises that it will be carefully packed and shipped via UPS Ground. Shipping costs will be shouldered by Stevens, and he'll donate all proceeds to South Florida's Women in Distress.

Stevens is playing up the fact that this pole was discussed by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert:

The pole was *everywhere*, seen by millions and millions of folks. For two-days, it was a top Twitter trending hashtag.

"I am so outraged by this," Carlson told Catholic League President Bill Donohue. "Why do I have to drive around with my kids to look for a nativity scenes and be, like, 'Oh, yeah, kids, look, there's baby Jesus behind the Festivus pole made out of beer cans! It's nuts!"

To which the Daily Show's Jon Stewart replied, "Why are you driving around looking for nativity scenes in a car, when you could just bring your kids to where you work, where you put a giant nativity scene out on the plaza?"

Then, there's Stephen Colbert, "In addition to the nativity scene, the Florida state capitol has a Festivus pole, a menorah and a monument to the Aztec snake god, Governor Rick Scott."

Seinfeld writer, and inventor of the Festivus episode Dan O'Keefe noted, "Am I to understand that some humanoid expressed outrage that the baby Jesus was behind a pole made of beer cans?"

So, now's your chance to own a unique piece of American History.

See also: Stephen Colbert Takes on Festivus Pole Erected in Florida Capitol

Good luck on the bidding, and don't worry -- if anyone beats you, there's always FestivusPoles.com.

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