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Bedivere
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PostTue Nov 25, 2008 9:18 pm 
While learning from history is both important and something we all too often fail at, IMO the meaning we attach to an event like Thanksgiving now is much more relevant to our daily lives than the origins of the holiday.  Whether or not the pilgrims and native americans came together for a joyous harvest celebration in the spirit of friendship doesn't add or detract from the fact that this Thanksgiving I'm going to be surrounded by family and friends and giving thanks for the life I've been blessed with.

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PostTue Nov 25, 2008 9:32 pm 
Chainsaw_Willie wrote:
Whether or not the pilgrims and native americans came together for a joyous harvest celebration in the spirit of friendship doesn't add or detract from the fact that this Thanksgiving I'm going to be surrounded by family and friends and giving thanks for the life I've been blessed with.

HEAR HEAR!!!
Does anyone celebrate a single holiday exactly the same way the originators did?? Most of our holidays have had their origins or accepted celebratory traditions skewed by one social or economic influence or the other. It's the spirit of the holiday that survives the test of time, because that's the important part.

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PostTue Nov 25, 2008 9:42 pm 
There's Guy Fawkes Day. smile.gif

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PostTue Nov 25, 2008 9:47 pm 
He's The Angry Plagiarist!

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PostTue Nov 25, 2008 9:48 pm 
treeswarper wrote:
There's Guy Fawkes Day. smile.gif

Touché

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PostTue Nov 25, 2008 10:12 pm 
kleet wrote:
He's The Angry Plagiarist!

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PostTue Nov 25, 2008 11:07 pm 
ASBrauer wrote:
treeswarper wrote:
There's Guy Fawkes Day. smile.gif

Touché


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PostTue Nov 25, 2008 11:13 pm 
ree wrote:
I don't care.  I just want to pig out.

Do you use a fork..or just shove food in your mouth by hand?  tongue.gif

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PostTue Nov 25, 2008 11:28 pm 
lol.gif  lol.gif  lol.gif  wink.gif
Mooooo!  Btw, love your freaky turkey avatar. up.gif

In the spirit of the season, I'd say.

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PostTue Nov 25, 2008 11:41 pm 
I'm leaving the effing country for effing Nothanksgiving and going shopping where the freaking shops are open.

So There!

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Anna Mae
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PostWed Nov 26, 2008 12:16 am 
Kudos to The Angry Hiker


And in the spirit of the holiday, Anna Mae gives you a little ......      poop.gif

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PostWed Nov 26, 2008 12:21 am 
The real first thanksgiving frown.gif

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Bedivere
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PostWed Nov 26, 2008 1:02 am 
Oh good grief!  Why so negative?

The purpose of Thanksgiving is to give thanks for what we have.  Why anyone should feel some kind of guilt or sorrow for what some Spaniards did to some Frenchmen, or some other religious nut did to someone else hundreds of years ago is completely beyond me.  Learn from history, don't dwell in it!  On Thursday look around you, find the good things in your life today, and take some time to celebrate them because if you live in America you've got a lot of things to be thankful for no matter how bad you think you have it.

You can feel as guilty as you want the next day as you read the scale.

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PostWed Nov 26, 2008 1:30 am 
You know what, TAH? That was good enough to make me feel I was right to take you off my "ignore" list.        huh.gif

From Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal"

to "They're Rioting in Africa" by the Kingston Trio and Tom Lehrer's "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park", The Angry Hiker is part of a great tradition.

Keep it up, TAH. Just don't let me hear any more s*** about blowing up my Ice Caves.          irked.gif

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PostWed Nov 26, 2008 3:45 am 
treeswarper wrote:
There's Guy Fawkes Day. smile.gif

Yeah, but you can only blow up Parliament so many times before it gets old.  rolleyes.gif

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