Occupy the North Pole?

Eighty blown-up Santas jollied Woods Hole searching for year-round jobs


A little problem like the Woods Hole  drawbridge in the up position didn't deter Jon Goldman's 80 artificially overweight Santas in Woods Hole on Saturday. They just went back to their sleighs and flew over it.

The "Occupy" movement got in the holiday spirit on Saturday in Falmouth

Text and photos by Paul Rifkin

Organized by Woods Hole artist Jon Goldman, 80 blow up Santa suits inhabited by 80 fun-loving Cape Codders, participated in Jon's joyful community building through irreverence event yesterday in Woods Hole.

There have been "Occupy" events every weekend in Falmouth since the movement started earlier this Fall, and the creativity of the Upper Cape community keeps it both relevant and entertaining.

On right, the ungainly Santas march through town, and below, clockwise, they ask for year-round jobs, waddle on a narrow pier and all 8 tons of Santa getting their walking papers.

 

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