Tag: holiday

NORAD Santa Tracker – 2021

On Christmas Eve in 1955, NORAD begins tracking Santa in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition. According to NORAD’s official web page on the NORAD Tracks Santa program, the service began on December 24, 1955. A Sears department store placed an advertisement in a Colorado Springs newspaper. The advertisement told children that they …

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Crap. Festivus. Again.

Posted by ek hornbeck on 12/23/2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek hornbeck Symbolically represented by the Festivus Pole, an aluminum tube between 3′ to 6′ high stuck in some drab and out of the way corner.  It can be used as a weapon and frequently is.  Traditionally it is stark and entirely unadorned and the …

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Winter Solstice 2021

The first day of winter official crept in at 10:59 EST when the sun briefly touched the Tropic of Capricorn and immediately reverses her course. The winter solstice signals the inevitable return of the sun’s light as we climb out of the darkest stretch of the year. Here in New York City, the day is …

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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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Groundhog Day

Posted by ek hornbeck on February 2, 2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek. What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered? That about sums it up for me. Ned? Ned Ryerson?! Don’t Drive Angry! You like boats, but not …

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The Mountaintop, April 3, 1968

Re-posted from 1.21.2019 by TMC for ek hornbeck. Given in support of striking Sanitation Workers in Memphis, Tennessee. Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. It’s always good to have your closest …

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Happy New Year – 2021

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 Countdown – 2021

New Year’s Eve 2021 Live from Times Square, New York

What’s Cooking: Standing Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding

In Merry Old England, a beef Standing Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding is a traditional Christmas dinner. In my home were we don’t stand on tradition very often, we serve this on New Year’s Day. The best method for preparing and cooking this pricey piece of meat comes from none other than Alton Brown. It …

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Carol of the Bells

Twitter is a strange place. Depending on who you follow or what you read in the news on the internet that leads you there, it can be informative and educational. A blog post led me to a tweet where I found this tweeted response   And Carol of the Bells is based on a Ukrainian …

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Flaming Telepaths

Posted by ek hornbeck on 12/25/2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek. Five hours of it. Soft White Underbelly still gigs in Stars Hollow on occasion.

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