Florida, Wisconsin Capitals Celebrate Festivus
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The Wisconsin and Florida state capitols will both have Festivus poles on display this holiday season. In Wisconsin, a silver pole is already standingbetween two nativity scenes in the packed rotunda. A sign hangs on the pole promising an airing of the grievances on the 23rd, but no feats of strength "due to liability issues."
In Florida, where a standard Festivus pole wouldn't quite be appropriately weird enough, a nearly 6-foot-tall poll made out of empty PBR cans will go up this week in the Capitol building. The pole will be on the same floor of the rotunda as the more standard nativity scene that's been up since last week. Chaz Stevens, who was the Florida resident to apply to put up the Festivus display, says that he considers it his "ridiculous statement versus what I consider, as an atheist, as their ridiculous statement."