Category Archives: holidays

‘As God is my witness…’

This is probably as much of a Thanksgiving tradition as the turkey itself: WKRP in Cincinnati, 1978. The script of the famous scene is worth reading, just to get the nuance and pacing: Les Nessman: I’m here with hundreds of … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Story

[This is the annual reprise of a story I posted a few years ago; it remains a site favorite. I’ve been asked if this is a true story, you people doubt me? For shame! We’ll keep this on top today … Continue reading

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Bad Signs, Cont.

I know plenty of adults I would not trust with eggs on Halloween. Present company excepted, of course. Heh. [Side Note: I’ve been setting up my Mastodon “presence” today – if you are there, you can find me at @Tengrain@mastodon.social. … Continue reading

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No Time for Blogging Tonight!

No time for blogging, as Dr. Zaius used to say, I’m off trick or treating (I heard what the Smiths are giving away!), but in the meanwhile you might want to check out Shadowlands for the ghoulies and ghosties in … Continue reading

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Happy Indigenous People’s Day

It’s Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day — both by presidential proclamation. Axios morning email thingie alerts us to some interesting developments: A new project is building a massive website uncovering the enslavement of Native Americans, Axios’ Russell Contreras reports. … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

I love the top story at the WaPo: 4,000 Google cafeteria workers quietly unionized during the pandemic Google is famous for its cafeterias, which serve its legions of programmers and product managers everything from vegan poke to gourmet tacos — … Continue reading

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There Will Always Be A Britain, Part Infinity

We made a Fourth of July playlist… 🇬🇧💔🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/A2TIo7Wd5C — British Embassy Washington (@UKinUSA) July 4, 2022 They are a very funny people.

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Happy Independence Day!

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie breathlessly tells us that T 1812 Overature is out! Out! OUT! — Cancel culture comes for a July Fourth staple that happens to be pro-Russian: “With its earsplitting rounds of … Continue reading

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Happy Fathers Day

One wonders if Junior Mints gets custody today? Related: Or getting? 😜 https://t.co/IBOCTLb1mq — ✂️ 𝙏𝘦𝘯𝘨𝙧𝘢𝙞𝘯 🇺🇦 Wolverines! (@Tengrain) June 19, 2022 and in conclusion: And for God’s sake, don’t give him a fooffy drink like a Bloody Mary. Put … Continue reading

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Juneteenth: Always embrace the joy

White Guy Speaks On His First Black Cookout Experience & Its Hilarious 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/XnwehO9W02 — Shannon Sharpe Burner Account (@shannonsharpeee) June 17, 2022 If you are white and ever lucky enough to be invited to a Black family cook-out, you … Continue reading

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