Progressive Presents: Anti-Bush Sentiments Find their Way into Funny Christmas Gifts

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As the Christmas Holiday season nears, mental lists of what to buy friends and loved ones start to compile. Blue Funk Productions has just released 2 products that provide a funny gift alternative to amuse progressively-inclined individuals and to goad more conservative friends.

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The Christmas buzz is beginning to sound in the ears of shoppers everywhere. Combine that with the buzz of disappointment over the last presidential election and you have the essence of the two new products just released by Blue Funk Productions—The Official Countdown Calendar for a Bruised and Battered Body Politic and The Unofficial White House Advent Calendar. These tongue-in-cheek holiday gifts are sure to raise a chuckle from people of all political persuasions, including neo-cons with a shred of a sense of humor. And the socially conscious gift giver will also be pleased to know that Blue Funk donates 10% of net profits to charity.

Blue Funk Productions is a small group of citizens that banded together in protest after the 2004 election—thus the name Blue Funk to highlight their disappointment in the color-coded map of the post-election U.S. They hope to entertain, educate and activate all who are outraged at the current state of affairs, while bolstering our alarmed electorate through the remaining dark days of the Bush League. One of the founders, Averel Wilson, offers this helpful advice: “We’ve got your holiday shopping covered for your Progressive friends and relatives. Coal should work for anyone else.” Their politically humorous gifts can be ordered online at

The first in the clever line of funny Christmas gifts is the 2007 Official Countdown Calendar for a Bruised and Battered Body Politic. This unique calendar includes everything from trivia to classic quotes to make the long road to the next inauguration seem shorter. While new atrocities created by the Bush Administration appear daily, the lucky recipient of a Blue Funk Countdown Calendar will have something to distract and entertain the mind while it endures the last tortures of Bush’s final term.

In a twist on a traditional Holiday favorite, Blue Funk is introducing the only known Advent calendar of its kind: The Unofficial White House Advent Calendar. In lieu of the predictable chocolates, cherubs and candy canes, people will delight in the cast of characters and witty lines lurking behind these White House windows.

Blue Funk also encourages advocacy with their funny Christmas gifts by donating 10% of net profits to two deserving charities. Partner Louise Rush highlights, “An important part of our goal is social entrepreneurship. We want the ten percent of our profits that we donate to amount to something meaningful.” One of these sponsored charities is Summer Search, which aids low-income, at-risk high school students. The Fistula Foundation is the second charity, which helps people in Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital located in Ethiopia. This year, Progressives can now give the gift of humor and hope with these satirical stocking stuffers from Blue Funk Productions. For more informati! on on t hese humorous gifts, please visit

About Blue Funk Productions:

Four friends formed Blue Funk Productions after they were “shocked and awed” by the results of the 2004 election. They began making satirical gifts to enlighten and entertain the politically engaged. is a full service and secure online store. Visitors are encouraged to hop on the links page, where they can learn more about everything from the environment to advocacy to humor.


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