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MERRY XCESS Death becomes them; Go ahead, celebrate your political incorrectness. Another 'unique' item from holiday catalogs.

THE BALTIMORE SUN

For that future dead white guy on your shopping list, what could be more unnerving than a globe supported by the busts of a bunch of already dead white guys? Imagine the looks of queasy surprise when unsuspecting guests see that this handsome, multicolored, topographic globe is held up by the plaster heads of Shakespeare, Homer, Aristotle, Socrates and four other completely blameless historic personages. See, they will say to themselves, bad things can still happen to you after you're dead. Think of the endless debates this gift will inspire: Is it more pretentious or is it more grotesque?

Giants of History Globe, $169. Item No. FA470, Levenger, P.O. Box 1256, Delray Beach, Fla. 33447, or call (800) 544-0880.

Pub Date: 12/21/96

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