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6th Dec

by David Sedaris

The words silly and unrealistic were redefined when I learned that Saint Nicholas travels with what was consistently described as “six to eight black men.” I asked several Dutch people to narrow it down, but none of them could give me an exact number. It was always “six to eight,” which seems strange, seeing as they’ve had hundreds of years to get a decent count.

(Source: tetw)

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    READ THIS. it is fucking hilarious.
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    i was in amsterdam at the end of November…it was freakishly awesome. and i love Sedaris’ description. cracks me up every...
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    This is great - I was in Holland 2 years ago to watch the totally different (read: insane) Dutch christmas traditions,...
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    Cannot. Stop. Laughing.
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    From David Sedaris. Totally worth a read. My favorite takeaway: While eight flying reindeer are a hard pill to swallow,...
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    Quite possibly my favorite Sedaris piece ever.
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