Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A warm up to gluttony

I don't know if anybody spends the time any more fussing and fixing a meal that takes hours to prepare, hours to eat and makes everybody about sick by the time it's all over. We kind of gave up on the tradition years ago when one member of the clan flipped off another and it's been the new tradition to celebrate in solitude. But for those who still fret and sweat for days on end and just can't stand the thought of a trip to Denny's with its' imitation pressed turkey over seasoned cold gravy and frozen pumpkin pies (yes we did that once or twice), then a few funnies to lighten the holiday spirit.

“Thanksgiving is a magical time of year when families across the country join together to raise America’s obesity statistics. Personally, I love Thanksgiving traditions: watching football, making pumpkin pie, and saying the magic phrase that sends your aunt storming out of the dining room to sit in her car.” Steven Colbert.

Obesity rate: 25% of children in this country are obese. 35.7% of adults are obese.

“When I was a kid in Indiana, we thought it would be fun to get a turkey a year ahead of time and feed it and so on for the following Thanksgiving. But by the time Thanksgiving came around, we sort of thought of the turkey as a pet, so we ate the dog. Only kidding. It was the cat.” David Letterman.

"There are 925 million hungry people in the world and we make toys out of potatoes and see how far we can chuck pumpkins." That's my own addition although not so funny.

to be continued....


BBC said...

I really like a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, I just don't bother making them, no point in that when I can drive two miles for a free one.

We're going to one today and another one tomorrow. Life is good in that respect and I'm thankful for those free dinners.

Randal Graves said...

I'm just glad I got a couple of days away from this dump. Too bad I have to spend it with my family.

Roger Owen Green said...

we're HAVING Thanksgiving at our house this year. 10 people. It had been at my parents-in-law's place for years.

Demeur said...

Billy you'll need to chop some wood to work off those calories.

Randal you have my sympathies.

Roger eventually the kin folk die off and then who will you have to argue with?