Wednesday, November 22, 2006

What the shit is Thanksgiving?

Okay, Lilly wants us to help her and other non-Yanquis. I'll start with the definition of Thanksgiving, and the jiggsblog community can help fill in the blanks.

Thanksgiving is when we celebrate gluttony, American football, and the decimation of native inhabitants by disease and warfare. And then we have pie.

25 comments:

Lilly said...

Thanks for your swift response to my question, Jiggsy :-D

So, it's basically no different from Christmas -- apart from the date. Makes sense.

Lilly said...

SLAPPY, I mean -- oh I am so so sorry.

SLAPPY SLAPPY SLAPPY. I cannot believe I called you Jiggsy!


Now I am left wondering if it was a Freudian slip??!!!

Kat said...

...and if you live in Canada you did all that over a month ago.

slappy said...

Lilly: Don't worry about it. My girlfriend calls me Jiggsy by mistake all the time.

Jiggs: No, she really doesn't.

Kat: Ah yes. I forgot about our northern brethren and sistren. Do you follow the CFL? I watched the Grey Cup last night. Big Eskimos fan, myself.

miss kendra said...

thanksgiving is also when we have the most drunk driving accidents.

and family fights.

and stuffing. mmm stuffing.

and i'm pretty sure christmas doesn't involve too much decimation of native inhabitants by disease and warfare. in theory, anyway.

amera hearts said...

i agree with kendra.

mmmmm.....stuffing!

Brookelina said...

Thanksgiving is when you fight with your family over who has to do the dishes and then you all pass out in a tryptophan haze.

Kat said...

slappy- I don't follow much of any sport...rather I watch them all aimlessly. I like going to the games, so I guess you'd have to count me a ti-cat fan if you were counting...which you shouldn't cause the cats suck.

Lee Ann said...

Enjoy your pie!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

slappy said...

Kendra: Really? Is that because people are also meat-drunk?

Kat: Ti-cats. Woo. Got to stay with the team when they suck. I went to every Cal Bears home game while I was there - we went 6-6, 3-8, 2-9, 4-7.

Amera, Lee Ann, Brooke: Happy Gluttony Day! God bless us, everyone.

Scumbag: And god bless you too, you lovable scamp!

Ɯbermilf said...

It's not about gluttony! Take it back!

The new settlers invited the natives to dinner to say "thank you" for helping them survive in the new land.

And then the new settlers grew strong from the new skills taught to them by their new native friends, and killed them.

But we don't mention that part.

Sharing. Thankfulness. And construction paper turkeys.

Am I the only sentimental one around here?

slappy said...

Uber: You're right. You know what it's about? Drawing turkeys by tracing your hand. Those are sweet.

Kat said...

It's fun to love the losers...and I used to know a few of them when I was younger. They still play, but we don't hang out anymore. And thanks for turkey hands blast from the past! I totally didn't do that this year...or since I was eight. Must do it next year. Or. Right now!

Spinning Girl said...

Thanksgiving is when you don't see your family on the actual day because all of them are at their in-laws, then have the most amazing meal on Friday instead, with two types of stuffing. Everybody brings something different, but you don't eat the sweet potatoes, because who the hell's idea was it to put marhmallows on that? Oh, and then pass out in a tryptophan haze. And then go Christmas shopping!

Lilly said...

Thanks for all your elaborations above. I am, however, puzzled -- the word consists of

THANKS
and
GIVING

-- who does what and why?

I have also gathered from various Americans that Thanksgiving involves a lot of dead turkeys. Am I right or am I right?

Nick said...

Should I stay or should I go?

Nick said...

If I go there will be trouble.

Nick said...

But if I stay it will be double.

Nick said...

So, come on and let me know.

slappy said...

Lilly: Okay, technically it's a harvest festival where we give thanks that locusts didn't eat all our corn.

Nick: Should I cool it or should I blow?

Spinning Girl said...

this indecision's bugging me. (me molesta)

Kat said...

If you don't want me set me free. LIBRAME!

Nick said...

Exactly who I'm supposed to be

slappy said...

Don't you know which clothes even fit me?

Monkey said...

I enjoyed this little sing-a-long immensely.