Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I'm in the middle of preparing the feast, which I've done for twenty-nine out of the last thirty years. I told a non-American friend that today is all about the cooking. #2 son corrected me -- it's about the eating. Point taken. Here's where we'll all be by the end of the day:
dumb it down.
A few Thanksgiving-related items:
President Obama added his own special touch to this year's turkey pardon. SMH.
Michelle Malkin showcases America's givers.
In keeping with the current fervor for pandering to identity groups for votes, check out Stan Freberg's 1961 classic Take an Indian to Lunch This Week.
Mark Steyn is celebrating a birthday and has created a SteynOnline 10th anniversary iPhone case with which to commemorate it. (I don't have an iPhone. It would be too pathetic to buy one anyway, wouldn't it? Asking for a friend.)
Speaking of Steyn, I've been checking his site for signs of a new Christmas CD. Nothing yet. I'm hoping he's just doing the decent thing and waiting till after Thanksgiving for the unveiling. I'm not a fan of leap-frogging over today's holiday into Christmas but I've had to make an exception this year. The post-election blues prompted me to break out last year's masterpiece, The Christmas Glow Worm. It's impossible to feel glum while singing "When you gotta glow you gotta glow!" I don't know how Mark and Jessica will top that this year, if they've done a record, that is. And if they haven't, well, they should have prepared us.
I'm also looking forward to @HonestToddler's observations on today's feast. I'm expecting problems with scary foods (stuffing!), attention-hogging infants, and gluttonous adults.
Thanks as always for reading. Have a great day with your families and friends.
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