Category: Holiday

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

A Seth Meyer’s Family Thanksgiving (Reprise)

These videos were posted by ek hornbeck in Thanksgiving day in 2018 with the videos that re no longer available edited out. TMC Back In My Day Newlywed Game Embarrassing Your Children (Part 1) Embarrassing Your Children (Part 2)

If you want to end war and stuff you have to sing LOUD!

TMC for ek hornbeck Reposted from October 3, 2015 by TMC for ek hornbeck From the Group W Bench I’m so mad. How mad are you? I’m so mad. No, really. I’m so mad I’m not even going to sing my aria. This song is called Alice’s Restaurant, and it’s about Alice, and the Restaurant, …

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What’s Cooking: Pan Gravy and Carving the Bird

One of the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner is the gravy made from the pan drippings. Here are Alton Brown’s directions for making a smooth, not greasy dressing. It’s actually pretty easy. Now the last task is carving the bird, for which you’ll thank yourself for investing in an electric knife. It really makes it …

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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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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 but the bird. Unless it’s fresh, that is not a frozen boulder, it’s going to take 2 – 3 days to thaw in the refrigerator. If your brining, you’ll …

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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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