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In response to the article “Ad Blitzen” by Chris Shott (Show & Tell, 12/23/05), I would like to sincerely apologize to anyone in the District of Columbia who might have been offended by my use of Santa’s image in one of our ads in Washington City Paper. I was absolutely unaware of any law banning the use of such images. I was extremely excited about our pub crawl event precisely because for once, such an event was doing something good, namely collecting toys for charity and putting attention to a worthy organization such as Sasha Bruce House. In my excitement I neglected to look into what is and what isn’t doable in the District. I hereby apologize for that.

Manager, 51st State Tavern