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During December, many householders display- along with other
decorations- a "nativity" scene. These are, unsurprisingly,
and predictable, and snow is usually depicteded.
Why not be different this year?
Now available from BorgCo, a selection of beautifully designed and
winter scenes, complete with lifelike* figures of humans
animals, which will be a talking point at any festive get-together.
Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow
Others are in development.
The deluxe version includes a genuine mechanical musical box that
plays a tune appropriate to the event portrayed.
*Or in most cases, deathlike.
Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow: An infographic.
Edward Tufte describes Minard's infographic of Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812 as "probably the best statistical graphic ever drawn" [zen_tom, Dec 04 2017]
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||Which one of those has the sausage roll in the manger?
||That would be the one where the music box plays Greggorian
||A Siberian gulag makes a lovely festive scene to decorate
the inside of your fridge's ice box. +
||Ah, another sale. Excellent. We accept all major credit cards.
||// sausage roll in the manger? //
||Oh, wait, it might be Pret-a-manger ... do they do sausage rolls ?
||The shepherds can be next door in the launderette.
||Washing their socks by night, presumably ...
||There would also be a group of men with behavioural and
developmental disorders caused by trisomy of the male sex
chromosome - the 3-Ys men.
||Perhaps a movie scene from 'The Thing' or 'The Shining' might
be particularly festive, or something of Stalag Luft 3? Ooh, I
know... the Day After Tomorrow...
||Oh no, not that. Please, please, not that ... if you tried to make a
Day After Tomorrow tableau, everything you built would just fall
through the plot holes ...
||Why not just make a sub-zero version of U-571, and watch it sink
without trace ?