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November 24, 2011

Overnight Open Thread - Turkeysgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving All!


Classic Thanksgiving Clip: The Great WKRP Turkey Drop
You can watch the entire episode here. And did you know that this was based on an actual tradition?

The Politics of Thanksgiving
It turns out that the popularity of Thanksgiving varies by party and region. Surprisingly the northeast is much more lukewarm towards Turkey-Day than the south and midwest. Oh and don't forget to celebrate Republican Thanksgiving next thursday.

Even on the holidays there are partisan divides. In 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to move Thanksgiving up a week so his buddy, Lew Hahn and Macy’s would have a longer Christmas shopping season. Thus began a five-year war between the Republican Thanksgiving (the last Thursday in November) and the Franksgiving (a week earlier). A compromise was reached: The fourth Thursday in November.

Watch the 1954 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Before Ustream, YouTube, and VHS there was 8mm.

Poopstock Live

Occupy Wall Street plans to release an album to benefit the movement. Already far left 1%’ers Jackson Browne, Third Eye Blind, Crosby & Nash, Devo, Lucinda Williams have agreed to participate on the album. The homeless drummers from Zuccotti Park will also be included on the album.

Oh, and 1%er Michael Moore is going to sing on the album, too!

Where will the money all go? Who knows, but everyone will get to feel smug while they're recording it.

An Etiquette Guide To Thanksgiving
Okay it's probably too late for this but there's always next year.

Kobayashi Sets New Turkey-Eating Record
He ate 7.5lbs of turkey in 10 minutes.

"He didn't just beat the existing world record -- he annihilated it," Rollman told HuffPost Weird News. "Never in my life have witnessed food disappear like that. The man is true culinary Houdini. It was a true honor to be so close to such a legend as he showed off his skills."
But achieving the record wasn't easy. Kobayashi told observers afterwards that the turkey was dry and, therefore, harder to swallow, which Rollman says makes the fact he broke the previous record by two pounds even more incredible.

The Worst Dinner Guest Ever


Yahoo group. That is all.

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