Category: Holiday

Alice’s Restaurant Thanksgiving

Re-posted from 11/25/2010 This one was really fun to put together with clips from the movie & Arlo performing “Alice” in the same Church 40 years later. center> Transcript is here Happy Thanksgiving

The Real History of Thanksgiving

This about sums up the real history of Thanksgiving. Yes, Jeff Jeffries made that sound funny. We pay attention when it makes us laugh. That said, this is the story that should be repeated at every Thanksgiving table. We are all immigrants, Native American’s are not. They deserve our profound apology and better respect than …

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Translator: Thanksgiving: (Almost) Everything You Know is Wrong

Nine years ago in January of 2013. we lost our friend, Translator aka Dr. David Smith. He suffered from depression and his untimely death left those of us in the blog communities who knew him wondering if we could have done more to help him through his struggles. The holidays are rough on people who …

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What’s Cooking: Turkey Technology

Oh dear, it’s that time of year again when you invite all the family members and friends whom you haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving 2019 to partake in the great American traditional gorge. Last year’s Thanksgiving was pretty much downsized due to the CoVid-19 pandemic and no vaccine. This year will be almost normal except …

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An Anthology of Turkey Day Helpful Hints and Recipes

I’ve been a little remiss with posting these days, that’s because I’ve gone back to my real life job which can be really time consuming. I took this week off to get ready for the “Big Carb Gorge” better known as Thanksgiving Day. So without ado, here are some of the recipes I posted in …

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What’s Cooking: Getting It Together for Thanksgiving

For those of you who haven’t realized Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, snap out of it! Time to get on the road, into the grocery store and buy the bird. Id you can find a fresh turkey, good luck. With Avian flu hitting the.poultry industry fresh turkeys are a rarity. A frozen boulder is going to …

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Cinco de Mayo: They Won The Battle But Lost The War

This article was adapted from the original that was published on May 5, 2011. It is a brief history of the origins of the Cinco de Mayo holiday which is not Mexico’s Independence Day. On this day in 1862, the Mexican Army defeated the French forces at the Battle of Puebla Certain that French victory …

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Cinco de Mayo

Reposted by TMC for ek hornbeck Reprinted from 5/5/2012 The name simply means “The Fifth of May” and it’s an oddly U.S. American holiday. Except in the State of Puebla they don’t much celebrate the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico which makes it much more like Patriot’s Day that …

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Grouunsdhog Day

According to Punxsutawney Phil there will be six moe weeks of winter. However, Staten Island Chuck disagrees saying Spring will soon be sprung. I am already sick if the dark days and snow. TMC Posted by ek hornbeck on February 2, 2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek. What would you do if you were stuck …

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Happy New Year – 2022

We all sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight on December 31 but what are the lyrics? Most people don’t know that it is a Scottish poem written in 1788 by Robert Burns and later set to the music of a folk song. Here is a you tube with the lyrics and English translation. Happy New …

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New Year’s Eve 2021

New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York City

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Posted by ek hornbeck 12/25/2018. Reposted by TMC for ek hornbeck. Oh yeah, lots of holiday cheer here. Father Christmas – The Kinks Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses Holmes and Watson

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