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That Flower Thing

I want to say that the Rose Parade is about the only nationally televised one I haven’t come to at least temporarily despise. Macy’s is Show Tunes (not that there’s anything wrong with Show Tunes), Commercials, and Big Balloons. Well, we have Big Balloons in Stamford Connecticut too and like many New York City rituals …

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day. On the day after Christmas… In feudal times the lord of the manor would give boxes of practical goods such as cloth, grains, and tools to the serfs who lived on his land. Many years ago on the day after Christmas servants would carry boxes to their employers when they arrived for their …

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A reprint from 2007 (with Updates) but as true today as it ever was. As U.S. troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow By Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart, Reuters Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:17am EST The U.S. government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq as part of President …

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Luke. I am your Father ek’smas.

Search your feelings, you know it to be true!

Marley was dead.

Marley was dead: to begin with.  There is no doubt whatever about that.  The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner.  Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to.  Old Marley was as dead …

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Sometime around December 23rd, but canonically any time between December and May, we celebrate Festivus. Symbolically represented by the Festivus Pole (seen at right) an unadorned aluminum pole between 3′ to 6′ high stuck in some drab and out of the way corner.  It can be used as a weapon and frequently is.  Traditionally it …

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A Seth Meyers’ Family Thanksgiving

Big Balloon Parade Back In My Day Very Competitive Newlywed Game Embarrassing Your Children (Part 1) Embarrassing Your Children (Part 2) Big Grandparenting Mistake Thankful

Turkey Loaf

My family informs me that they don’t much like my Turkey Loaf. As a matter of fact the exact quote was “It tastes like leftovers just before you pitch them in the garbage.” Thanks guys. Now you know why I’m in Therapy. As it turns out what they object to is the concept of Ground …

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Turkeys Away

“Oh the Humanity!” Did you watch the whole episode? How could you possibly think this was a good idea? Tossing a Bird That Does Not Fly Out of a Plane by Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic 11/20/18 Here in Yellville this cold and rainy weekend, there are turkeys everywhere—turkey shirts and turkey costumes and turkey paraphernalia. …

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One Night In Bangkok

Ok, so Chess is a sport in the same way that motor racing is a sport which is to say that while it has some athletic subtleties (hey, this maximus gluteus didn’t happen by accident, it took years and years of joystick work to develop these sitz skills) it doesn’t depend on physical ability as …

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Triple Crown: The Middle Child

This is the most racist theme song of the Triple Crown- Maryland, My Maryland The despot’s heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the battle queen of yore, Maryland! My Maryland! Hark to an exiled son’s …

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Happy Mother’s Day

A DocuDharma tradition now on The Stars Hollow Gazette. I tease my mother by calling her Emily after Emily Gilmore both because overall my family reminds me very much of the Gilmores and because she’s never met a brand name she didn’t like whereas I’m perfectly content to buy generic. I thank her among many …

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