Now who's living in a fantasy land?

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    Now who's living in a fantasy land?

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    Charming. The mixture between child dreams, fantasy... and business.
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    Hilarious. Why don't Disney just patents Santa? Talk about ripping off money from people.
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    You can't patent obesity and white beards, but if anyone would try that it'd be Disney (or possibly IBM). However, I don't think he was being very creative. With a Santa in the park, I don't think he'd be crushing the curious children's spirits by telling them he just looked like Santa and that the real Santa was somewhere else in the park. Disney's always been about business, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    You can't patent obesity and white beards, but if anyone would try that it'd be Disney (or possibly IBM).
    Don't get me started on gene patents.
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    for americans you use the BBC website alot more than i do, i find sky news to be the best. most people in england despise the BBC.

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