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In the Loop: December 21, 2009 Archive

Climate cartoonist concludes from Copenhagen

Posted at 10:02 AM on December 21, 2009 by Jeff Horwich (0 Comments)

Twin Cities cartoonist David Gillette has been filing for the past two weeks from the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. We led off the latest podcast with a quick conversation just as things drew to a close in the middle of the night Friday:

And here's his final installment:

Missed a day? Catch up and see David's full collection.

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Strange holiday traditions, from black face to pooping logs

Posted at 4:08 PM on December 21, 2009 by Sanden Totten (0 Comments)

Santa, Frosty, reindeer, elves. Every holiday season we trot out the usual suspects. We know them so well we hardly think twice when they start showing up in window displays or as giant inflatables on a lawn. But how well do you know Santa's black faced little helped Zwarte Piet? Or Tio de Nadal, the magical log that poops figs and fudge for children?

Ethan Trex is a writer for Mental Floss and he complied an excellent list of holiday icons from around the world. In The Loop sent Sanden to catch up with Ethan and find out more about these characters. Listen in.

Photo by Meghan Smith
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