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mark a rayner: The 2nd Monday of October

Meanwhile in Canada … Every year on the second Monday of October, Canadians celebrate the end of the Moose Ascendency. During this dark period of Canadian history, the moose reigned supreme, forcing our provocatively dressed women to worship them, and slaughtering any man who got in their way. Eventually, Canadians discovered the mystical powers of . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: The 2nd Monday of October

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Important News From Turkey!

I just googled it and turkeys don’t actually come from Turkey. So no matter what happens, the 1st World should be OK for thanksgiving.— Bigcitylib (@Bigcitylib2) July 15, 2016 . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Important News From Turkey!

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Important News From Turkey!

I just googled it and turkeys don’t actually come from Turkey. So no matter what happens, the 1st World should be OK for thanksgiving.

— Bigcitylib (@Bigcitylib2) July 15, 2016

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mark a rayner: Happy Yanksgiving!

Alltop prefers roast opossum. Original photo by Doug Brown via Flickr. . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: Happy Yanksgiving!

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Holidays and holy days – and the dross and drivel which confuses and clouds over them

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter…Yom Kippur, Hunakkah, Passover… Ramadan: these symbolic expressions of union, communion, gratitude, faith and love – what do they matter? Except that they do. As a naturally reclusive and largely solitary being, I often avoid such communal social gatherings, even though I honour and respect them, and value them deeply. But that is . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Holidays and holy days – and the dross and drivel which confuses and clouds over them

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: The ecological and economic costs of food waste

This Thanksgiving season, David Suzuki wants us to remember this fact: ” In Canada, food waste cost estimates increased from $27 billion to $31 billion between 2010 and 2014.”

The post David Suzuki: The ecological and economic costs of food waste appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Alberta Diary: Happy Thanksgiving! Would the Tories praising our health care system please stop trying to privatize it!

Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital waaay back in the day. Below: The modern Mis, the one in Edmonton’s west end that after 45 years is falling apart. Alberta Health Minister Stephen Mandel.

Happy Thanksgiving! With a case of a “potential contagious illness” in an unidentified Edmonton hospital last night, I guess we can be thankful . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Happy Thanksgiving! Would the Tories praising our health care system please stop trying to privatize it!

Susan on the Soapbox: Turkey Day at the Soapbox House

“There’s no such thing as too much turkey”.— Mr Soapbox

Mr Soapbox is a peculiar man.

He’s a wonderful cook who rises to any occasion but when it come to Thanksgiving (or Christmas for that matter) he believes that it’s unnatural to allow the celebration to pass without roasting a massive flightless bird in his . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Turkey Day at the Soapbox House

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: The Lost Power Point Slides (Yanksgiving History Edition)

Chief Massasoit presents items NOT supplied for the first Thanksgiving, circa 1621 (only slide) deep-fried turkey cranberry sauce potatoes, white or sweet pie of any kind (there were pumpkins, though). Pilgrim chef suggests the following harvest feast, circa 1621 (second … Continue reading →

knitnut.net: Doubting Thomas

The other morning as I was waking up, someone on CBC was talking about a project called ShareThanksgiving.ca. Basically, it’s an online matching service, in which host families in Canada are matched with newcomer families (refugees, new immigrants, foreign students, etc.) for Thanksgiving dinner. It started in Toronto last year, and spread across Canada . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Doubting Thomas

Montreal Simon: Thanksgiving in Harperland:The Sorrow and the Hope

It still takes my breath away. This country so big and so beautiful. And on this Thanksgiving Day, even in Harperland, I have so many reasons to be thankful.A roof over my head and enough food to eat. A great companion, a loving family, friends who keep me grounded and make me laugh. Readers . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Thanksgiving in Harperland:The Sorrow and the Hope

LeDaro: Religious Rituals: Killing of chickens and turkeys

An ultra-Orthodox man performs a Jewish ritual called Kaparot in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem on Sept. 10. In the ancient custom of Kaparot, still performed by some Jews today, a white chicken is held over a person’s head as prayers are recited that symbolically transfer the person’s sins accumulated through the year . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Religious Rituals: Killing of chickens and turkeys

Politics, Re-Spun: A Thanksgiving Gift from Baseball

Pat Neshek of the Oakland Athletics looks to the sky as he touches the patch with the letters “GJN” on it after he recorded the final out of the bottom of the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: A Thanksgiving Gift from Baseball

350 or bust: 28 Hours Without Hydro: Thoughts On Thanks And Tainted Meat

Here in Canada it’s Thanksgiving Monday, when we Canucks consume turkey (or tofurkey, depending on preference), mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie a month earlier than our southern neighbours, although they also have a long weekend, thanks to Columbus Day. It’s a good thing the featured meat of this Canadian holiday isn’t roast beef, as across . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: 28 Hours Without Hydro: Thoughts On Thanks And Tainted Meat

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Professor Quippy: This Thanksgiving It’s Velociraptor

The dreaded velociraptor is looking less and less like a Spielbergian nightmare, and more like something you could safely serve with cranberries. New research into the fossilized forearm discovered in Mongolia in 1998 by The American Museum of Natural History … Continue reading →

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The Skwib: Ask General Kang: Do you celebrate Thanksgiving on your home world?

No, we have several holidays that are somewhat similar, but essentially we break your celebration into two components. And then we have one “thanksgiving” day which is totally alien to your world.

In the late months of the harvest time on Planet Neecknaw, we have a holiday that is probably closest to your Thanksgiving (which . . . → Read More: The Skwib: Ask General Kang: Do you celebrate Thanksgiving on your home world?

It’s now unAmerican to eat Thanksgiving turkey

This turkey wants to kill your mama

Why? Because Butterball turkeys are the victim of ‘Islamic slaughter’. Well not actually, it’s just that when one of Pam Geller’s readers wrote Butterball asking if its turkeys were halal, the firm replied in the affirmative. So what’s a wild-eyed Islamophobe to do? This.

Non-Muslims in America and . . . → Read More: It’s now unAmerican to eat Thanksgiving turkey

350 or bust: The Night is Dark, and We are Far From Home

On this Remembrance Day, here’s the choir of Wells Cathedral singing Lead Kindly Light: Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom, lead thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home; lead thou me on! Keep thou my feet; I do not a… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The Night is Dark, and We are Far From Home

LeDaro: Happy Thanksgiving

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Edwin Current: If You Feed Them, They’ll Never Leave

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Since the election in Ontario is over, I’ve been paying some attention to the Occupy movements around the world.  I’m not sure what my take on it is yet but I do know that the distribution of wealth is becoming less and less spread out and there’s an abundance of greed out there.  This . . . → Read More: Edwin Current: If You Feed Them, They’ll Never Leave

Edwin Current: If You Feed Them, They’ll Never Leave

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!Since the election in Ontario is over, I’ve been paying some attention to the Occupy movements around the world.  I’m not sure what my take on it is yet but I do know that the distribution of wealth is becoming less and l… . . . → Read More: Edwin Current: If You Feed Them, They’ll Never Leave