Monday, November 23, 2009

The Truth About Rudolph et al

Am persuaded to save my last post for a shorty, so here's an early festive joke instead:

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers until after they have given birth in the spring.

Therefore, if we are to go by every available depiction of Santa's entourage, every one of them - from Rudolph to Blitzen - is a girl.

We should have known. Only women, while pregnant, would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

10 comments:

Carol said...

LOL!!! Brilliant!!

C x

Troy said...

The male reindeers obviously caught on fairly quickly that if they dropped their antlers by mid December they would be spared a thoroughly tiring trip round the world under the glare of the media. Let's hope for the sake of all the children that the female reindeers don't catch on any time soon.
(PS - Santa navigates).

liz fenwick said...

love it and wanted to say it was so much fun to spend time with you the other night.

lx

claire p said...

Oh yes! Love it xx

Ezy01 said...

Good deduction, however, a bit spurious !

Leigh said...

Yes, I apologise to my male readers. I must not sink to the level of stereotyping one section of the community. How very rude of me. (Funny too, though.)

More serious-minded post to follow in due course.

womagwriter said...

LOL! I've always suspected Santa is a hirsutely-challenged (??) woman too. Who else could be organised enough to remember what each child asked for?

LilyS said...

he he he - so true!

CC Devine said...

Too true! Happy new year!

Debs said...

How did I miss this post? Love it. x