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Knockoff News 44

A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and the culture of copying in general around the globe:

And here's one for those of you engaged in reverse holiday decorating, whether that involves dragging a tree to the curb and picking needles out of the rug or packing up a plastic pine until next year:

While much of the evergreen debate centers on the environment -- the old renewable resources versus reusable goods thing -- the tree farmers aren't exactly subtle when it comes to their opinion of the artificial versions:

The Web site of the National Christmas Tree Association refers to some fake trees as "big green toilet bowl brushes." The group has also started distributing an online game called "Attack of the Mutant Artificial Trees," where kids can vaporize garishly colored conifers by pelting them with virtual snowballs.

And you thought fashion bloggers were snarky.