Re: virus: Re: your mail

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 23:07:27 -0700 (PDT)

> >An even more obvious case: the "Santa Claus in red & white suit" meme
> >is so successful in American culture that most people don't even know
> >that the Coca-Cola company created it.
> Oh?

They weren't solely responsible: the jolly fat man image came from
the poem, the image of the beard and the suit with fur trim came from
Thomas Nast cartoons. Coke just made the suit red (Nast only drew
in black&white) in lots of ads, and it kind of caught on.

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