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In what appears to be the online auction giant's new ad, news footage of the Iraqi shoe-throwing incident rolls for about 18 seconds. Then the words "A XMas gift you want to get rid of?" appear on the screen, followed by the E-Bay logo. The Copyranter thinks it's totally brilliant, and not because of politics. The ad "gets right to the heart of the true meaning of Christmas—people at gatherings getting shit they don't want/need tossed to (or at) them." Happy holidays, everybody. [Animal NY]