The absence of this holiday must also be due to the same people who retort on the horrid past. You know the history, Puritan/ conformist hypocrite bastards steal land from free spirited people and thus ‘Thanksgiving’ is celebrated! Well that’s baggage for America, but we as a whole society forgot about that and replaced that holiday as ‘The holiday for family and friends, or even strangers’ Which I do like. I like seeing people cook special meals, helping the less fortunate and all that goodness humanity has to offer. I’m all for not hiding the past and speaking the truth, but the holiday we all grew up with is not a blanket to cover up the bad stuff that happened; it’s more like a pavement for something new. I see modern day Thanksgiving as a holiday where equality is expressed amongst the people we know or don’t know, where we appreciate people for their character and niceness rather than cooking tunkeys (Not a typo, I love to refer turkeys as tunkeys) and gaining weight. Another reason why I see Thanksgiving is gone, and I can easily tell. The dollars in your pocket, the corporations want your money as always. You have the super rich who want money, you have the Hallmark wanting people to buy cards or balloons or whatever the hell it is the sell and they can’t wait till after Thanksgiving. What’s after Thanksgiving? Oh a shitty as day that makes the animal kingdom look civilized, BLACK FIDAY. I’m sure you all have seen news coverage of idiots waiting in line in front of a superstore, camping out, eating babies just to buy a two dollar toaster. I admit I’m a penny pincher and nothing hurts me like being broke, but the way these people act on this day is full on savagery. There’s footage of customers trampling down others in hoards as they rush into the entrance of the stores, fights break out and I think once someone pepper sprayed a crowd just for a 99 dollar X-box. Way to go ‘Murica, Way to go!! Yeah, nothing say the season of joy like stepping over a person just to buy crap for yourself.
Overall, I’ve given up on Christmas and thanksgiving, those holidays are now crappy reasons why we don’t get mail.
Also as a shoutout that will never be heard to the people I’m directing this towards.
FUCK YOU WALMART!
I read an article that a Walmart somewhere here in the “united states of ’murca” prohibited this donation bin for people who are going to work during the holiday. It was a neat idea to give those poor people working in that season to give them at least a little thanksgiving meal but as you know stingy retards own walmarts. How I think these corporate mongers said it: “HOW DARE THAY GIVE POE PEOPLE A DECENT MEAL, ROBBLE ROBBLE ROBBLE!!!”
FUCK WALMART! They are nothing but idiots, that’s why I stopped shopping there.
On a lighter note, if you are going to celebrate November 28th with a meal around family and friends, then do so and have fun doing it. Anyone remember that South Park episode where Turkeys run amok around the town, as well as Cartman being sent to Ethiopia for being mistaken for a starving Ethiopian kid Stan, Kenny and Kyle adopted? Man, that was the funniest episode I’ve seen and was also my first ever introduction to the animated series.
I had no clue that film ‘Planes Trains and Automobiles’ was a thanksgiving based movie until last year.
That second Die Hard film could have worked as a Thanksgiving sequel, the whole film had that weird orange lighting, could have worked fine.
I’ve pulled out a list from ‘Buzzfeed.com’ titled ‘Ten movies you forgot are about thanksgiving’, let’s see what I gottee here! I’m going to scroll the list one by one and comment my funny yet true comments on this internet list here.
#10. Son in Law (1993): Have not seen this, nor will I want to see it. Oh god, the poster looks horrendous and it stars ‘Pauley Shore’.
Outside voice: He’s terrible!!!
#9. House of Yes (1997): Have not seen it, poster has this Jackie ‘O looking woman holding a gun. I think I saw this trailer in a VHS copy of ‘Cop Land’. Looks like I‘ll give it a watch.
#8. Pieces of April (2003): Teen film revolving around the trails and tribulations of thanksgiving, I’ll give it a watch.
#7. Grumpy Old Men (1993): Is this an old people film? Is this a film that I’d watch with a 70 year old and hear the 70 year old next to me laugh while I sit there quietly like a dumbass?
#6. Hannah and her Sisters (1986): Oh, it’s a Woody Allen flick, I still need to watch all of his filmography. Saw ‘Radio Days’, enjoyed that one which starred a very young Seth Green.
#5. The Ice Storm (1997): I recall seeing the beginning of this in the IFC channel, but never finished it through. Directed by Ang Lee, The asian inside me is yelling ‘He make too many white people movie!!’
#4. Scent of a Woman (1992): PASS!! I’ll watch anything, but this is one film that’s not around my radar for MUST WATCH NOW kinds of films. PASS!!
#3.Dutch (1991) Watch Al Bundy take care of a boarding school snob kid. I love Ed ’O’Neil, but that kid is annoying as sin. Those who know me know I hate kids in film, especially Anakin Skywalker circa 1999.
#2. Home For The Holidays (1995): Anyone watch that film ‘For Your Consideration’? If not, it’s a corky comedy about people in a film studio who find out their Z-Grade film about puritans celebrating the first thanksgiving in the new world which is similarly titled ‘Home For The Holidays’ gets nominated for an Oscar. I saw this title pop out in the cable guide, set an alarm for it and prepared for disappointment!!!! This is just another ‘run of the mill’ rom com set in thanksgiving. NOT INTERESTED!
#1: Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987): What hasn’t been said about this film, it’s freaking funny!!!
Thank you for reading this, if you gave up halfway, don’t feel bad, I would have too J
All of you have a good thanksgiving, if you don’t celebrate that then have a good day or if you’re too cynical to have a good day then have a bad one ya douche.