#1 2017-11-27 02:43:49

I spent 63 years assuming Thanksgiving was the last Thurs in November, not the 4th Thurs in the month, and went looking for who to thank...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franksgiving

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#2 2017-11-28 22:10:07

So the date - as we currently understand it - of what it is considered one of the most important holidays in our nation is basically due to the retail industry.

Man, fuck retail.

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#3 2017-12-03 10:05:58

BorderCount wrote:

So the date - as we currently understand it - of what it is considered one of the most important holidays in our nation is basically due to the retail industry.

Man, fuck retail.

Retail may have created Thanksgiving, but it was consumers who created Black Friday.
I'm cranky about Thanksgiving this year because the sibling with whom I spend that week has gone vegan.  I was in a vegan house ALL WEEK.  There was no turkey.  There was no cheese ball.  There was no gravy.  There were no creamed potatoes (because butter and milk).
PITY MEEEEEEEEE

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#4 2017-12-03 12:04:10

George Orr wrote:

I'm cranky about Thanksgiving this year because the sibling with whom I spend that week has gone vegan.  I was in a vegan house ALL WEEK.  There was no turkey.  There was no cheese ball.  There was no gravy.  There were no creamed potatoes (because butter and milk).
PITY MEEEEEEEEE

Gowan, pity your sister. No one beyond her tiny circle of vegan friends invites her out, ever.

Except for brief, indigestible lapses these last 40 years, that's my experience. I don't know a single non-meat eater here. Not one.

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#5 2017-12-04 09:05:39

So sit on the couch and snap into a Slim Jim. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than a bucket of KFC at a vegan's house.

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#6 2017-12-04 10:55:48

GooberMcNutly wrote:

So sit on the couch and snap into a Slim Jim. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than a bucket of KFC at a vegan's house.

Eat your heart out. I worked freelance 10 yrs bouncing coast to coast, in fair weather, reporting for the farm trade press and saw how the sausage gets made. I profiled the Meat Packer of the Year once, an award that made it all the way to David Letterman, somehow.

Imagine a 7 year old moving to this country from Lima, Peru, food capitol of the planet, to find the US doesn't know how to cook and eats toxic crap. Worse was hearing my brother say he thought all potatoes are powdered.

No on ever mistook me for a fat fuck. My ex thinks I have domesticated tapeworm.

I'd raise chickens in a heartbeat if I had the space.

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